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***THE SCAVENGER HUNT***
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***MEET TIA LOUISE, AUTHOR OF ONE TO TAKE***
Hi, there! I’m Author Tia Louise, and thanks for stopping by!
I’ve got an EXCLUSIVE, never before released EXCERPT from my latest book One to Take for you, AND I’m giving away a BONUS $10 Amazon Gift Card for stopping by here!!!
Keep reading for how to WIN…
ONE TO TAKE
By Tia Louise
(Stuart & Mariska)
Stuart Knight is a wounded Marine turned Sexy Cowboy. Mariska Heron is the gypsy girl who stole his heart. Now they’re fighting for their Happily Ever After…
Life is never simple.
Even perfect couples face storms.
The question is whether our love is strong enough to survive.
I believe it is.
She told me to leave.
If I leave, I take her with me.
A STAND-ALONE CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE in the “One to Hold” universe. Prepare for strong language, panty-melting sexy times, and heart-squeezing angst. Readers 18 and older only, please.
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One to Take
© TLM Productions LLC, 2016
Chapter 7: Names
When he reaches the center he does a shallow dive to the other side, going under and getting his hair wet. I turn and unfasten the bandeau top of my bikini. I toss the sheer cover-up on the grass along with it and walk out into the warm pool. It’s as relaxing as a hot tub, and the tiny bubbles rising in the water make me buoyant. When Stuart’s head resurfaces, I push off the bottom and glide straight into his arms.
He grins and kisses my lips, trying to push them open. I kiss him briefly and look up at the bright blue sky overhead.
“Do you want a boy or a girl?”
He only growls against my neck, and I unhook my legs, swimming out a bit from him. “Tell me!” Moving to the side, I circle him in the water. “I bet I know. You want a boy to start. A big brother for all the other kids.”
“How many are we having?”
“I was thinking a half dozen?” That gets me a laugh, but I keep going. “Or an even dozen? How many do we need to work a farm?”
“We’re having a farm now, too?”
“Or the ranch, I should say.”
He cuts through the water to catch me, pulling my back against his chest and kissing the side of my head.
“We’re going back to Princeton in a few weeks. We don’t have to change our plans because of this.”
“I didn’t know we’d made definite plans. We’ve only talked about what we can do.”
His fingers thread in mine at my waist, holding me against his torso. “You’ve already enrolled at Princeton, and we have the condo and Walter…”
“I do like Walter.” Leaning my head back, I search for a cloud in the largely clear sky. “I thought you liked it here, though. This is where your heart is.”
“My heart is with you.”
We drift for a few moments in silence. My dream is to have Stuart and a family. I don’t care where I have them. Stuart loves this place, but now he doesn’t want to stay. We’ll have to talk about this more.
Pushing his arms out, I turn so they’re wrapped around my back. “Since you want a boy first, what will we name him? Junior?”
“Are there any boy names on your side of the family you like?”
My lips curl as I try to remember any male names Yaya might have mentioned. “I can only remember one… Manfred.”
“Whoa. That’s a tough one.”
“We could call him Fred for short.”
Our eyes lock, and we both burst into laughter. I push off from the bottom again, wrapping my arms around his neck, my insides humming with joy. “Maybe we should stick to your side of the family for boy names.”
“I have an uncle Hector.”
“Like the Trojan hero?”
He shrugs. “He lived in southern Illinois.”
I lean away, floating on my back. “I’m sure he was a die-hard military man.”
“Probably.” His voice changes as he moves through the water to me. “Nice view.”
With my head on his shoulder, my breasts float to the surface. His large palms rise out of the water to cover them, stirring the heat simmering in my pelvis.
“Mmm,” I sigh. “So we have Hector and… What’s your favorite girl name?”
“Mariska.” His lips are at my ear, and I feel my insides clench in response to how he says it, low and hungry. His hands slide down my breasts, thumbs circling my nipples.
My eyes flutter closed. “Besides that.”
“Renee.” His hands are on my hips, drawing them down through the water so I feel his erection at my lower back.
“Yes,” I whisper as his palm slides up my inner thigh just before two thick fingers plunge deep inside me.
“Then Renee it is.”
I’m riding his hand, eyes closed, when I reach around to grasp his cock. Names are forgotten as I position our hips to allow him to plunge deep inside me, stretching me. “So big,” I whisper…
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What Readers are saying about One to Take…
" ONE TO TAKE is packed with humor, heartbreak, suspense, and a whole lot of sexy. Five Stars all day long!" -Ilsa Madden-Mills, Wall Street Journal Best-selling Author
"FIVE STARS: Another must read from Tia Louise!" -Kaylee Ryan, USA Today bestselling author
“FIVE STARS: The emotions, the feels, the very core of this book was electric! I couldn't put it down!” –Author Groupies
About the Author:
Tia Louise is the Award-Winning, International Bestselling author of the ONE TO HOLD series.
From “Readers’ Choice” nominations, to USA Today “Happily Ever After” nods, to winning the 2015 “Favorite Erotica Author” and the 2014 “Lady Boner Award” (LOL!), nothing makes her happier than communicating with fans and weaving new tales into the Alexander-Knight world of stories.
A former journalist, Louise lives in the center of the USA with her lovely family and one grumpy cat. There, she dreams up stories she hopes are engaging, hot, and sexy, and that cause readers to rethink common public locations...
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