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One to Keep

(Nights in Bliss, Colorado #3)

4.21  ·  Rating details ·  2,350 Ratings  ·  163 Reviews
Re-released in a second edition with new content.

Stefan Talbot likes order and control. He approaches his life with the same meticulous precision that he uses to put paint on his canvas. Nothing good comes from chaos, and that is why he has refused to allow himself to get close to Jennifer Waters. They are like fire and ice. Though she is younger, her talent as an artist
Kindle Edition, 2nd edition, 387 pages
Published August 7th 2018 by DLZ Entertainment, LLC (first published March 25th 2011)
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Lana ❇✾Dirty Girl Romance❇✾
Kiss me, love.”

After the delicious push and pull between Stefan and Jennifer in the last two books, I was absolutely dying to get my grabby little hands on their book. But I was also hoping for two things from this book; a grovel from Stefan, and for Jennifer to grow a little more. Jennifer has always been incredibly open in her desire for Stefan, that at times I almost felt like she made it too easy for him.

And while I did spend a large chunk of this book wanting to punch Stefan in
Kate's Corner
A slighty different review going on here peeps and it ain’t pretty.

You know the whole spiel I love LB bla, bla, bla and I ‘m a fan bla, bla, bla but this book is just bla, bla, bla.

I was more interested in Alexei that I had to go and look to see if he gets a book. He so totally gets a book. Yay! I found Max, Rachel and Rye a pleasure to catch up with. I even loved that Sebastian Talbot finally got together with Stella. All these things made the book enjoyable.

Stef and Jennifer ruined this book
“Give me your mouth.”

The second go-round was just as good guys! If not, maybe even better! One to Keep by Lexi Blake is book three in her Nights in Bliss, Colorado series and has been re-released in a second edition with some brand new content! I’ve always loved the dynamic between Stef and Jen. It’s heartbreaking by the fact that Stef refuses to give more to Jen because of their age difference and experience. It’s sassy and feisty in the way that Jen isn’t afraid to speak her mind and give St
Erin Lewis
Jul 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
5 Star Review One To Keep (Love In Bliss #3) by Sophie Oak

Where do I start? I have been intrigued by the dynamic between Stefan Talbot and Jennifer Waters from the first time they appeared in this series.

Jennifer ran from Stefan once before and now that circumstances have brought her back to him, he has no intention of letting her go again. Offering his assistance when Jennifer is falsely accused of theft, Stef knows that it is time to swoop in and save the day, but at what cost?

Stef is a total
Judy & Marianne from Long and Short Reviews
Jennifer Waters left the only town that ever felt like home to escape the one man who would forever be the master of her heart. What else was she to do when Stefan Talbot tramples on her declaration of love? Stefan is always in control of everything...or so he believes. All it takes is one not so obedient sub being in the right place at the wrong time to bring his otherwise well-ordered life to its proverbial knees.

In the third edition in the Nights in Bliss series readers are treated to finall
Mrs. Missive
Mar 26, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2011
We got back to the wacky town of Bliss Colorado in One to Keep. Sophie...ummm where's the extra penis? ;p

This book is the story of an I'm-not-sharing relationship between our town puppet master Stefan and quirky artist/waitress Jennifer. Stefan has always been the aloof, but secretly meddlesome man behind the wonderful relationships in Bliss. He has pushed couples together when they needed it, but from behind the scenes. Doesn't mean he hadn't been caught from time to time and gotten his ass kic
♆ BookAddict  ✒ La Crimson Femme
I added this as romantic suspense because there was a bit of murder/mystery/mayhem with the Russian mob mixed in. I love this town Bliss. I wish like many friends here at GR that this town existed. I also now know Ms. Oak's real names is Nell. She's the crazy pacifist writing dirty erotic stories about her friends. Ms. Oak, I'm on to you, you dirty little voyeur.

I loved Stef's story because I was waiting for him to fall. King Stef was definitely an appropriate name for him. Loved it. I find him
May 06, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Even though Jennifer Waters fled after Stefan Talbot finally succumbed to his desire to be with her after one night, Stefan has not been able to move on. When Jennifer ends up in jail falsely accused of theft, Stefan is by her side protecting her whether she likes it or not.

Jennifer has not forgotten their one night together, nor the fact that Stefan broke her heart in one swift move either. Returning to Bliss, Jennifer realizes that she never should have left her heart and soul belongs in Blis
Cyn Mistress Kitty
This was the third book in the series of Bliss, Colorado where I would like to live btw.
I have been looking forward to Stefan's story and although I liked it, it wasn't quite as good as the others and Stefan seemed different in this book. At times I wanted to slap him because he was so stubborn.
It was great to see the characters from previous books and I fell in love with Alexi the gorgeous Russian and hope he will get a story maybe a menage? with Holly and Dr. Caleb. Here's hoping.
Some of the
2.5 stars
Kathleen R.
Aug 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition


I absolutely love Lexi Blake’s books – they are always engaging and captivating. But there’s something about her alter ego, Sophie Oak that just calls out to me. While written by the same author as the Masters & Mercenaries series, Sophie Oak goes a little beyond. Leaving the suspense that is linked to the mystery of mercenaries and spies, and you get to the nitty gritty that is D/s in a small town that has no qualms about having unconventional marriages with two husbands for one woma
Janine - The World Was Hers for the Reading
Stefan Talbot is a billionaire, artist, dominant and self proclaimed caretaker of Bliss and all of its residents. He’s also in love with Jennifer Waters even though he refuses to admit it. While his actions sent her running once, he’s kept watch, and when she needs him after being arrested for a crime she didn’t commit, he brings her back home to Bliss.

Jennifer Waters may be young, but she knows exactly what she wants . . . Stef Tallbot. When he tells her he regrets their night together, Jen fl
Aug 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Bliss, Colorado is a really dangerous place to live! Thankfully, all the murder is balanced out by the delightful quirkiness of the townspeople and all the hot men running around. But, no man is more attention-grabbing than King Stefan. We've seen him in all the other Bliss books - he's the man you go to when you need something done because it seems like he has fingers in all the pies. But, the one thing Stef doesn't have is someone to love. That's where Jennifer comes in.

Jennifer and Stefan co
Aug 07, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc
Everyone in Bliss knows that Stefan is the ‘behind the scenes’ man . The one responsible for giving folks a necessary nudge or two when needed. Now Stefan spends one night with Jennifer Walters. It’s a night that Stefan will not forget anytime soon. Regardless of his feelings, Stefan pushes Jennifer away. Determined to cut off anything resembling a relationship.

Now that Jennifer finds herself falsely accused of theft, Stefan is determined to stand by her side. Even if Jennifer doesn’t want Stef
Mar 05, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kobo, romance
Every time I get one of these re-release ARC’s of Sophie Oak/Lexi Blake’s older series, I get a smile on my face, especially if it’s one from the Nights In Bliss Series. In One To Keep we get Stefan and Jenn’s story. Jenn calls Stefan the King of Bliss more than once, not because he lords his money over everyone else, but because he helps everyone no matter the cost. He pulls strings to get them everything he thinks they need, especially love.

In her 2018 dedication, Ms. Blake tells that when it
May 18, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2013, bdsm, e-book, erotica
I think the worst thing about this book was the main romance between Stef and Jen. I liked both of them, but as a couple they just don't work for me. I found myself starting to skim the parts where they were together, or trying to get together. I was far more interested in Stef's dad, and Alexi the Russian mob guy. I really liked how he felt at home in Bliss, saw his chance for a new start and took it by protecting it's townspeople. I felt sorry for Logan and wonder where the events of this book ...more
Kimberly / Love Notes Book Blog
Re-read of re-released version of this book with new material: August 2018

3.75 stars. This was a pretty good book. I had read this book a few years ago as it was originally written and it was only okay for me. I don't know if my tastes have changed, or my mood at the time of reading, or the added/changed material in this re-released version, but I liked it much better this time.

This is Stefan/Stef and Jennifer/Jenn's story. Stefan is a dom, famous artist and wealthy businessman in the small tow
Aug 06, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I’m so glad to be back in Bliss, Colorado - a place where the community is as quirky as can be and loves to meddle in other people’s lives, but it’s also a tight knit group who has each other’s back and will do whatever needs to be done to take care of their own.

In their own right, Stefan Talbot and Jennifer Waters are intriguing and complex characters and the fact that readers are privy to both of their perspectives, including their internal musings, allows us to get to the heart of Stefan’s i
Pavitra (For The Love of Fictional Worlds)

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Disclaimer: An eARC was provided via Inkslinger PR and the Author as part of the Blog Tour. The Thoughts, opinions & feelings expressed in the review are therefore, my own.

This book, One To keep, is another re – issue from Lexi Blake in her Nights in Bliss series.  

Stefan Talbot has been a man I have had a lot of interest in since I started this series – he is the controlled, stoic dominant who only at extremes shows that he has a soft spot
Aug 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
One to Keep is the third book in Lexi Blake's Nights in Bliss, Colorado series and we've seen the push and pull between Stefan and Jen in previous books so I was really looking forward to their story. We know that Stef keeps Jen at a distance because of their age difference but I could never quite understand why that was such a huge sticking point for him before reading this book. I'm not going to go into details in my review but let's just say that I'm able to understand him so much better now. ...more
Janna ♥ I'm A Sweet And Sassy Book Whore ♥
I know I sound like a broken record when it comes to rediscovering the books by Sophie Oaks that I read years ago and are reading once again. All the feelings I felt back then, I still feel and at times even more. Now I must say One To Keep wasn’t my favorite back then and it’s still not now but I did enjoy it a lot more the second time around. Actually it was Stef that I didn’t like, but this time I warmed up to him and actually looked at him in a different light.

The push and pull between Stef
Sofia Lazaridou
Aug 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
I am not a fan of second chance romances, but this one worked for me. I was happy that their separation didn't last long. Six months is an ok period in my book and on the bright side neither of them did anything with another person. There was a lot of drama because Stef is stubborn and hung up on not becoming his father and he ended up pushing poor Jen away. The only thing that frustrated me though is the main characters of the next book. I was expecting Holly, Alexei and the doctor to be the fo ...more
Brandy Roberts
Aug 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
One to keep is one I've been waiting for since the very beginning it was very good but a tad disappointing . The story line drew me in to what was happening to the characters but I was more interested in what was going on with the secondary characters and wanting to know more about them the the couple that the story is based on . Over all this was a great read that just felt a little different then the first two books in the series .
copy provided for honest review 
Alphas Do It Better Book Blog
5 Dramatic Stars

I love when I get to return to Bliss! The characters just continue to make me smile and laugh. I love how with every book we still get to catch up with all our favorites. This book focuses on Stefan and Jennifer and the bond they can’t shake even when they are separated by hundreds of miles! When Jennifer finds herself in trouble Stefan comes to the rescue the only way he can, by taking care of everything possible and bringing her home to Bliss. The intensity of attraction betwee
Aug 06, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 Stars

What do art thefts, small towns, and controlling Dom's have in common?

More than you'd think, actually.

Stef and Jennifer have a past. One that she ran from, and he let her, because of her age. But, when she needs him, when her world seems to fall apart, there's nowhere else he'd think of being than with her.

I can't say I totally loved Stefan. He's a little controlling, even for a Dom, and there were parts that had me thinking it might be a little much, that he was over the top. But, it
Dulcie H
Aug 12, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
2stars. UGH! I am a HUGE LexiBlake(Sophie oak) fan and I was WAITING for this to come out on kindle. Loved Stefan’s Character from the first bliss book but wuh-boy this one was choppy. The smut didn’t do it for me and, no lie, I skimmed the last 10-15%. BUT I still know the Lexi Blake rocks... maybe I’ll stick to her non-Sophie-oak books
Better on the second read.
Oleta Blaylock
Aug 02, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: e-books
2011, August 2

I have been looking forward to reading Stefan and Jennifer's story since I started reading the Nights in Bliss, Colorado series. Stefan is another one of those men that your heart goes out to because of his difficult past. He is a caring and fiercely loyal friend but he is insecure and very lonely. While he won't admit it to himself those around him know what the problem is and they know that Jennifer is the solution to that problem. It was also nice to Stefan get a little dose of
Kimberly / Love Notes Book Blog
Re-read of re-released version of this book with new material: August 2018

3.75 stars. This was a pretty good book. I had read this book a few years ago as it was originally written and it was only okay for me. I don't know if my tastes have changed, or my mood at the time of reading, or the added/changed material in this re-released version, but I liked it much better this time.

This is Stefan/Stef and Jennifer/Jenn's story. Stefan is a dom, famous artist and wealthy businessman in the small tow
The Romance Book Disciple (Samantha)
3.5 stars!
Jen and Stefan are very different. She is free and fun while he is a bit stuffier. He is certainly a Dom and you learn about his past which helps explain some of his behavior. I will admit, I struggled with him because he hurt Jen so much. Their story is a second chance romance and Stef has lots to grovel for! There is a touch of danger from the people who think Jen stole some art; I alway enjoy the suspense aspect of the story because it adds some depth. In this book, I felt it wasn'
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A lifetime devotee to the written word, Sophie published her first novel this year. Prior to becoming a novelist, she worked in theater and comic books. She lives in Fort Worth, Texas with her husband and three precocious children, who wonder when mom is going to write a book they will be allowed to read. Her answer: probably never. Sophie believes in happy endings for everyone, no matter how extr ...more

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Nights in Bliss, Colorado (1 - 10 of 11 books)
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  • Two to Love (Nights in Bliss, Colorado, #2)
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