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One to Save

(One to Hold #6)

4.33  ·  Rating details ·  748 ratings  ·  132 reviews
(Derek & Melissa)

"I lost myself in the darkness of trying to protect you..."

Some threats come at you as friendly fire.
Some threats take away everything.
Family won’t let you go down without a fight.

The Secret isn’t as secure as Derek’s team originally thought it was, and a person on the inside of Alexander-Knight is set on exposing him, breaking him, and taking away a
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Published March 26th 2015 by TLM Productions
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Fishly My advice is to read them all and read them in order. A few readers have no trouble skipping books and reading them as standalones. My reason for not…moreMy advice is to read them all and read them in order. A few readers have no trouble skipping books and reading them as standalones. My reason for not doing this is, the series is comparable to a soap opera, when some episodes are missed, it makes the following ones confusing. So, it depends on what you like. I am too curious to miss anything. I tried following one of the couples I liked, and discovered the stories of the other characters too interesting to miss out on. For me, my choice was to read them in order. (less)
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MELISSA *Mel Reader*
Mar 07, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs
IT's LIVE!!!

4.5 "I Will Never Get Enough Of You" Stars!
(ARC provided by author)

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In One to Save the sexy Marine Derek Alexander & his fiancé Melissa Jones are living in a cottage on the beach in Wilmington with their almost one year old son Dex. Derek is still working with the Knight brothers at Alexander-Knight & Melissa is running a successful marketing business. They are busy planning their wedding & still very much in love. One of my favori
Lana ❇✾Dirty Girl Romance❇✾
4 Stars

Inevitably, inexorably, as long as I lived on this planet, my future would lead to that moment in a small conference room in Baltimore when I got revenge.

One To Save is the continuation of Derek and Melissa's story that we originally met in One to Hold. If you haven't read that book yet, I'd really encourage you to do so along with One to Protect. You just wouldn't have the same appreciation or understanding for these characters without having their entire back story. The author does
4.5 what a ride stars
My love. My life. My family. I’ll be the one down front waiting to make you mine.

I'm going to keep this short and sweet, because I loved going in blind, not really knowing what to expect. Derek and Melissa always had it rough and they so desperately deserve their HEA. So I kept my fingers crossed and hoped for the best as I jumped into their story.
“This story isn’t over.” His face turns serious. “Not by a longshot.”

One to Save drives home the issue that not everythi
Tia Louise
Dec 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)

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Claire Robinson
Jan 16, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: shit-hot-series
4 - So much has happened to get us here. Stars!

Derek, Melissa and the whole Knight Alexander family have been a part of my reading life for quite a while now. I love these books, the people contained in them and their stories, they are all interweaved into one memorable and unforgettable web.

"It's only the beginning."

Tia Louise knows how to tell a story, and she knows how to do it well One to Save is no exception, and once again I was taken on an emotional rollercoaster for pretty much the whol
Kelli C ~ Jack Sawyer's Heart
4.5 Save My Derek Stars!

I fell in love with the writing of Tia Louise just 20 pages into One to Hold. It is where I met the amazingly sexy Derek Alexander and the sweet broken woman who would own his soul, Melissa Jones. Both characters were running and it only took one night to find a forever haven. While their journey was not easy or pretty, they seemed to have found a real chance towards a fairy tale forever.

For those who may not know, Melissa is a survivor of abuse at the hands of her ex-hus
Mar 26, 2015 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Tia Louise fans, Romance
4 A Final Coming Together Stars * * * *

Loving someone, protecting them and making sure nothing will ever hurt them...That maybe the goal... but what if all these ways of treating the person you love makes them feel like you are withholding and not being you are not thinking them as an equal... What do you do then...

That is the crux of the first part of this final chapter in Derek and Melissa's happy ever after.

In order to truly appreciate these two and all of the other character
ARC provided by author in exchange of honest review

ONE TO SAVE was a beautiful, touching and suspenseful read that took my heart. Tia Louise reminded me once again why Derek and Melissa will always have a special place in my heart especially when I first fell in love with them in One to Hold. Derek and Melissa's journey as a couple is a true testament of how strong their love withstood everything that was in their way. Their relationship was built on the most important foundation: LOVE. And wit
Duchess Nicole
I'm so very far behind on reviewing this book, but I still wanted to say a few words about one of my favorite couples ever.

I fell in love with Derek and Melissa back when they started their uber sexy, hot and heavy relationship with a steamy look across a bartop. I was blown away with how much I loved Tia Louise's style. She writes characters that speak to me. There is the perfect amount of angst and drama and sexy to round out the romance. There aren't pages and pages of made-up arguments and
Mar 29, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc-s, 2015, series, standalone
3,5 Stars!

One to Save is about Derek and Melissa's story that we previously met in One to Hold

Derek and Melissa endured a lot throughout their relationship, and they still do. both having an ugly past which is connected by one guy, who ruined Melissa and gave hope to Derek. but, of course, nothing comes easy, sometimes a person make mistakes just to protect the one they love in anyway possible.

This book is about trust. it shows us no matter how deep is the lie, secret
love will always overcome
Dec 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
*ARC provided by the author for an honest review*

This book is just amazin what a rollercoaster of emotions

I 've luvd Derek an Melissa since the first book an grow more in luv with them in each book even if they were only in the book 4 a few mins there just great characters when I found out we were gettin more of them I was so excited but when I found out what was goin 2 happen I m not goin 2 lie I was panicking
This story had me al over the place in a really good way I had a lump in my throat
Ang (Sizzling Pages)
Apr 20, 2015 rated it really liked it

I really need to catch up on this series. Derek is one hell of a sexy Alpha and I fell in love with him in the first installment, One to Hold. One to Save gives a glimpse into the continuing story of Melissa and Derek’s passionate romance. Tia Louise did not disappoint in laying out a storyline filled with steam, mysteries and angst.

I just go weak in the knees and all swoony when a hero goes above and beyond the pale to protect his woman. Derek is my kind of knight in shining armor. Sexy, domin

Of all of the book boyfriends out there, you know that one that just shines head and shoulders above all of the rest for you? The one that is just the embodiment of the perfect man…yeah, for me that is Derek Alexander!! So to say I get a little excited when my amazing girl Miss Tia writes me us a new story about him is a GROSS UNDERSTATEMENT!! In case I wasn’t clear I LOVE DEREK ALEXANDER, in all his big, dark, dangerously sexy glory!

Ok, enou
Aleatha Romig
Do you love great stories with sexy alpha men who ADORE their women? Then you MUST read the ONE TO KEEP series by Tia Louise. What's fun about her books is that each is a standalone, but all in the same world with the same GREAT group of characters.

ONE TO SAVE, is a great addition to this series. I adore Mel and Derek. This story had me happy and sad. I love all the characters and will continue to read this world as long as Tia Louise writes them!
Mar 20, 2015 marked it as to-read

**ARC kindly provided by the author in exchange for an honest review**
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 Anna (Wicked Book Blog)
Once again this series takes a detour and comes back to present us with the look behind the scenes of Knight and Alexander's dealings.
More than ever, we get the whole picture with happy endings for some and justice for others.
'One to Save' is inadvertently a testament of the power of lies and omissions as well as jealousy and hostility. With Derek and Melisa being the focal point again.
Mr. Alexander has a secret he's bound to keep, weighing on his conscience and destroying his peace of mind. It
Tessa Teevan
Mar 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
I'm so happy with how this book turned out AND with the sneak peek for the next one! Review to come!
Mar 26, 2015 rated it really liked it
My favorite series along with my favorite couple are back. Just when I thought they were going to live their HEA, another hurdle came along their way.

What is a relationship without trust? With secrets? Can a couple who have survived almost everything can they survive lies and deception? Their relationship is tested, exactly how strong their foundation is before it breaks?

They’re my favorite couple, and seeing them fall apart simply breaks my heart. It may seem petty, but I understand where Melis
ONE TO SAVE was a sizzling, suspenseful romance that took me to another place. I completely lost myself in this book! Derek and Melissa are characters that stuck with me from the beginning and embedded themselves in my heart. I felt the complete and undeniable love they they feel towards each other, and I felt the utter gut wrenching heartache that they went through in this book. I absolutely LOVE each installment of the ONE TO HOLD series, but this book, this incredible book, left me a blubberi ...more
Erin Lewis
Dec 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing
4.5 star Review One to Save (One to Hold Book 6) by Tia Louise

One to Save is book 6 in the One to Hold series by the supremely talented Tia Louise. In this book we re-visit Derek and Melissa who started off the series in One to Hold and then One to Protect.

There were times in this book where I wanted to laugh, cry, scream, jump up and down, yell, not to mention smack both Derek and Melissa. Their past comes back to haunt them with a vengeance. Derek believes that keeping his actions a secret i
Lauren at Live Read and Breathe Reviews

3.5 Saved Stars!!

Source: eARC for Honest Review Courtesy from Author

I have heard so many good things about Tia Louise books so I jumped at the chance to read this book. I read it as a standalone but I will admit that I think if I read it as a series that I would have preferred it even more. I had a gist of what was going on but I still felt like I was missing something with the depth of the characters.

From what I gathered is that Derek and Melissa have had a rocky beginning. First with Melissa'
Mary Tatar
Mar 25, 2015 rated it really liked it
I fell in love with Derek and Melissa's story in One To Hold the first book in the series. I have enjoyed following them through each book even though they weren't the featured couple in the other books, until One To Save. Derek and Melissa's happily ever after takes an unhappy turn, and we are given another glimpse at this couples struggle to make it all work. The question is will love be enough to get them through? They are undoubtedly my favorite couple of the series and their delicate circum ...more

Derek and Melissa are back for more fun…. and heartache!!!


We knew it was coming but boy did it hurt and I must admit to feeling slightly violent towards Melissa for putting Derek through what she did. I mean, didn’t Derek potentially save her from further harm? Didn’t he jeopardise his beliefs for her? Didn’t he dedicate himself 100%.... to her?!!!! Okay, time to calm down and think rationally.

Ok, what do we know so far…. We know Sloan is dead. We know Derek killed him. We know Derek was suppo
Dec 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Contemporary romance addicts (includes sexy & suspenseful elements)
Recommended to Livia by: Tia Louise
"Love is a risk,” she says. “Putting your heart out, making yourself vulnerable again is scary. I can only imagine how gun-shy you must feel after your last experience. But trust me, you picked the right man this time. Everyone can see it.” Aunt Bea to Melissa

One to Save’s 5 Greats:
1. The still sizzling hot sexy times between the One to Hold series opening couple, Derek and Melissa were fantastic! Author, Tia Louise just keeps topping herself again and again.

2. The genuine love that shines thr
Dec 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing
One to Save is amazing. All the Alexander- Knight characters are well developed and completely easy to love. The men are loving, sexy and total Alpha men. The women are sweet, sassy and will not back down from a fight. I love these characters and this series.
One to Save is fun, exciting with exhilarating moments that are embedded in the story- it starts off hot and steamy continually all the way to the end, adding in suspense, heart ache and heartwarming moments. Tia Louise stays true to her ch
Jennifer LaFon - Book Bitches Blog
*Review copy received from the author for an honest review*

4 “What now?” stars!

Just like all the other parts of this series, that I have read, One to Save kept me entertained throughout the entire story. The continuation of Derek and Melissa’s story is not an easy one. They struggle, but ultimately their love will get them through.

“Will she forgive me? Will she understand?”

Derek has a secret and it could end it all for him and Melissa. But I never expected it to go how it did. I expected so much
Tina Lee Harris
Mar 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars

I swear Tia Louise is one of those authors that you just know you have to read her book when it is released. She has a way of drawing you into the story. You feel as those you are part of the story and know the characters as friends. You will feel the happy, sad and passionate moments with them. One to Save was no different. It anything this one brought me to tears a few times.

Derek Alexander has a heart of gold and will do anything to protect the ones he loves but will this cost him? W
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Mar 29, 2015 rated it really liked it
The One to Hold series has been on my TBR forever and I'm so glad that I was finally able to read one of the them, even if it is the newest one out! I really enjoyed reading One to Save and despite it being the sixth book, Ms. Louise wrote it in a way that doesn't leave you confused about who's who, or about events having to do with Derek and Melissa in the previous books. It's an awesome read and I loved it!

Derek Alexander, what a hot hunk of delicious man he is! He's possessive, devoted, and
Beatriz Perez
Mar 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
So good!! Love me some Derek Alexander!!

Every time Tia Louise announces a new book, I wonder how is she going to top the last one?? And every single time, she does not disappoint. Not one bit. Each book in this series gets better, and better!! The writing, the stories, the "hotness", everything about this series is amazeballs!! I was dying with excitement when I found out Melissa and Derek were getting another book. They are one of my favorite couples, ever.

I don't want to say too much of the
Melissa Jones
Mar 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
One To Save is another 5+stars book in this great series by Tia Louise! This is book number 6 and this series of interconnected characters just keeps getting better and more addictive!

In One To Save we're given more of the great love story of Derek Alexander and Melissa Jones. With their upcoming wedding in view along with their sweet baby boy Dex and their wonderful circle of friends you just know there's nothing to get in the way of this happy couples destiny. But when secrets are being kept d
Mar 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I have absolutely LOVED this entire series and I was chomping at the bit to read this book. To say this book exceeded my expectations would be an understatement. I love seeing Derek and Mel's relationship evolve and watch them deal with not only the major repercussions from the previous books but also the everyday issue of trust. Of course we still get all of our favorite characters from the other books - Elaine, Patrick, Mariska, Kenny and Slayde, plus some surprising chapters from Stuart's vie ...more
Jenny Brightman Harris
Feb 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I received this book as an ARC for an honest review. I am a huge fan of this series and this book is another hit out of the park. This book can be read as a stand alone but there will be parts that do not make sense unless you have read the entire series.

In this book we are seeing what will happen now that Derek has to admit to Melissa what really happened to Sloan (if you don't know who this is refer to previous books). Derek believes that by not telling Melissa everything he is protecting her
Mayra Statham
Mar 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Tia Louise's One to Hold Series just keep getting better and better.

In One to Save, truths come to light, love and patience is tested. I was surprised with the twists and turns that this book took. There were moments I was holding my breath, afraid to read what was next because I feared for Derek and Melissa's happy ending. I don't want to give anything away, but I will say that I was happy to see more of Mariska and Stuart, Elaine & Patrick and Slayde and Kenny! The whole gang was in this b
Jan 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing

ONE TO SAVE is by far Tia Louise's BEST work yet. I have been a fan of this series since book 1 and every book is as good as the last but this one is definitely my top fave. I love the fact that it's about Derek and Melissa again and it has more depth and character that I have not read in book 1 and it amazes me because I fell in love all over again to these amazing and intense characters and it just makes me so happy and content. I also think that how Ti
Jan 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Tia does it again! This book is ranked as one of my favorites in the One To Hold series. This book just made me love Derek even more! His love and devotion to Melissa showed no bounds. Like this book and all the others, the hotness does not disappoint and add the suspense and mystery, One To Save will be a book you will not want to put down.

I felt so much more emotion while reading this book, compared to the other books in the series. Maybe because of the history between Derek and Melissa that
Renee at Book Happiness
Apr 08, 2015 rated it really liked it
I received this for an honest review.. First off I have to say thank you to ms. Tia for this book!!! Derek is my favorite of her men. Derek and Melissa are my absolute fav couple of this series maybe its because they were my first but I just love their relationship and their chemistry.. Melissa is strong and knows just how to put up with Derek and his issues!!! Reading this book was just like stepping back into their world and I LOVED IT!!!!
Mar 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Some threats come at you as friendly fire.

Some threats take away everything.

Family won't let you go down without a fight.

We get to revisit Derek and Melissa and all the new challenges and consequences from the past, they all come together in this new installment of One To Save.

Secrets, suspense and mystery will lead you through this journey. I was also brought into the deep love and passion between these two characters all due to the incredible writing style of Tia Louise.

The many twist and turn
Crystal Mullin
Mar 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Tia did it again! She made me fall even more in love with Derek than I already was. This book was very emotional and some parts tore me to pieces (which I loved). Tia brings out every emotion in you and makes you feel completely connected to the characters. I love the direction that this series is going. Can't wait for One to Chase
Dec 12, 2014 rated it really liked it
*Given an ARC in exchange for an honest review*

I admit, Derek and Melissa are my favorite couple in this series. When I found out we were getting more of them....throws arms in the air!!!! Yessss!!! Along with their adorable baby Dex and the entire group of family, friends and co-workers, this was an AMAZING addition to this series!

I know I can always count on this author for the perfect amount of suspense, action and blazing hot sex scenes. And this one was nothing short of that! Derek and Meli
Mar 31, 2015 rated it really liked it
I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

4.5 STARS!

Be still my heart. Derek Alexander. Your love knows no boundaries.

“Love is a risk.”

If you’ve been with this series from the beginning, you know that the author has a habit of pulling you in from the very first page. One To Save is NO different! If I didn’t think Derek Alexander owns my heart before, he sure does now. And I don’t think I ever want it back. With the secret Derek is keeping from Melissa, he becomes consumed by it. As the
Book Junky Girls
Mar 07, 2015 rated it really liked it
They've been through so much, but they still have more trials ahead of them. As the date for their wedding gets closer Derek knows that he has to tell Melissa everything he did to protect her. But his biggest secret could cause him to lose Melissa for good. Or the fact that he kept it a secret could be what does them in.

Melissa won't go back to a life of secrets after marriage and it's not so much what he did it's the fact that he kept secrets that cause her to reevaluate whether or not she can
Mar 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I was honored with beta reading this book and this series just keeps pushing the barriers or love and commitment!!

DEREK DEREK DEREK!!! Your need to keep Melissa safe and away from harm is going to be the death of you!! Derek is still keeping secrets from Melissa but it is stressing him. He knows that he needs to tell her but can seem to find the right way or time. Well, fate tends to always take care of that and Melissa finds the evidence. Devastated by what Derek has kept from her, Melissa mak
Hearts on Sleeves Book Blog
Apr 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: all-time-faves
One to Save by Tia Louise

Fans of this series will love the latest instalment which revisits the lives of Derek & Melissa. So finally after getting the happily ever after they so deserve things start getting bumpy for these two.
Just when Melissa thought her past was truly dead and buried
it once again rears its ugly head and threatens
to take down everything precious to her.
Tia never disappoints! This book has everything we've come to
expect from Tia's brilliant writing hand
Apr 06, 2015 rated it really liked it
“You fight dirty.” “You give me dirty thoughts.”

That quote about sums it up. One to Save is more of Derek and Melissa’s story, but it also includes all of the other characters in the ONE TO HOLD series. Even as I say that, One to Save can still be read as a stand-alone contemporary romance.

Told from multiple points of view, One to Save has love, lies, twists and turns around every corner. A few surprises and a few things that we knew were going to happen. I want you to read it and experience th
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Tia Louise is the USA Today best-selling, award-winning author of 20 sexy romance and romantic suspense novels.

After being a teacher, a book editor, a journalist, and finally a magazine editor, she started writing love stories and never stopped.

Louise lives in the Midwest with her trophy husband, two teenage geniuses, and one grumpy cat.


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