Melissa’s slimy ex-husband and abuser, Slone, slips through the cracks of the legal system. Melissa is starting to think she will never escape the hold the horrifying man has had on her. But Derek will do whatever it takes to keep the love of his life and unborn child safe. Even if it means blurring the lines of the law.
One to Protect is the continuation of Melissa and Derek’s story, One to Hold, the first in the One to Hold series. However, it can be read as a stand-alone book.
The One to Hold series is full of detailed characters, and storylines that keep you on edge from beginning to end. One to Protect fits the style of the series flawlessly. Unlike the rest of the One to Hold series, One to Protect is written in duel point of view. The first two books in the series are from one point of view (POV) with the epilog told from the other. I loved this change. It really helped to bring the complex story together.
Melissa is a strong woman who has been through a lot with her evil ex-husband. It is her tough attitude that first drew me toward her. Now she is in a different situation with her strong sexy guy, Derek. They are building a life together, and starting a family. It is easy to see how see how she is changing from a guarded strong woman, to a woman who has support and is loved. It warmed my heart to see her so happy. Melissa’s POV is read by Lucy Rivers. I enjoy Lucy’s clear voice, and her emotion laced tone. However, I sometimes felt she was being a little dramatic with her tone, and it felt a bit forced. With that being said she is a passionate narrator, and she clearly enjoys reading the story.
Derek is one sexy alpha male detective, and love his passion for his family. He and his equally sexy business partner Patrick are on a mission to catch Slone. Patrick will do whatever it takes to help Derek take this man off the streets for good. They comprise a plan, and we are submerged into a story that left me on edge until the end. Derek’s POV is narrated by Christian Fox. I just can’t get enough of Christian’s sexy comforting voice. I found myself excited when went into Derek’s POV. He is a clear narrator who knows how to draw you in.
I adore Tia Louise’s writing style. She has a way of making the words flow in a beautiful way, and of creating a world so detailed you truly envision every detail. Her characters are well developed, and she knows how to keep a reader interested.
The erotic scenes are so scorching hot, and I recommend this marvelous audio book!
NARRATED BY: LUCY RIVERS AND CHRISTIAN FOX
LENGTH: 5 HRS AND 8 MINS
RELEASE DATE: 10/27/2014
PUBLISHER: TANTOR AUDIO