Wednesday, October 8, 2014

My Reads: One to Protect by Tia Louise

(Before I launch into this post, yes, there wasn't one last week. I'm fully aware of that. I was on VACATION. And I had no wi-fi service, a thing about which I was most unhappy. Sorry. I'll try not to let that happen again.)

Sometimes you find that series that you want more of. I've found that one. It's Tia Louise's One to Hold series. And guess what?

Tomorrow, the fourth book in the series, One to Love, is being released! 

I'm pretty happy about that. Can you tell?

So, in case you haven't read them all (and I hope you have so, if not, GET BUSY!), today I'm featuring the third book, One to Protect.

The new book is one I'd been hoping for. It's the story of Kenny. Don't know who Kenny is? READ THE BOOKS. No, Kenny is not a guy. Also not a dog. And that's as far as I'm going with that. You can find out tomorrow. In the meantime, let me tell you about it's immediate predecessor, One to Protect.

In One to Hold, we met Derek, Melissa, Patrick, and Elaine. Oh, yeah, and don't forget Sloan, although I'd like to. In One to Keep, we got to hear more from Patrick and get more of the story of his burgeoning relationship with Elaine,, plus we were introduced to Kenny. Then comes One to Protect. We finally, finally, get to hear more from Derek. I'd been waiting for this. Why?

Because I love Derek. If you've read my books, you know who Vic Cabrizzi is, and Derek Alexander is Tia's Vic. And we all know EVERYBODY loves Vic. Derek is big, beautiful, loving, and deadly. He knows how to protect the woman he loves, and that's a tall order, because Melissa's ex, Sloan, doesn't give up easily. Sloan is, after all, the way they met. The book opens as they get more information on exactly what kind of person Sloan is, and he's the worst kind.

I also loved that Star got more of a role in this book. I'm hoping we'll see more of her in subsequent books, but I love the growth we see in her in this particular work. It's refreshing to watch an author take a character who seems useless and turn them into someone you can really sink your teeth into.

There's only one problem: I see trouble down the way for Derek, Patrick, and Star, which automatically translates into trouble for Melissa and Elaine. Fortunately, the biggest problem is gone - permanently. But this book left me a little worried, and I'm hoping books past this one let me off the hook.

I loved everything about this book, but, like I said before, I especially loved Derek. I want to hear more from him in the future, and I'm pretty sure that's going to happen. But I know who the new book is about, and that means I'll have to wait for more Derek and Melissa.

So if you haven't started this series, what are you waiting for? Am I buying the new one tomorrow?

What do you think?


  1. Thanks so much, Deanndra! I love this review! Derek & the gang actually have small but important roles in One to Love as well, so you'll get a hit! (And yes, more is coming!) YAY! #muwah Tia~

    1. You're more than welcome, Tia! Thank goodness I'll get at least a little Derek fix! And I was pretty sure there was more coming. Unlike a lot of people, I'm always looking for dangling plot elements and I found one . . . unresolved . . . so I'm waiting patiently . . . LOL! #muwah back atcha!


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