I Liked It!
More Mariska and Stuart? Yes Please! One to Take is a perfect addition to the One to Hold series by Tia Louise!
Hot Cowboy/Ex-Marine — Check
Determined lead female character — Check
Heartbreaking story — Check
Happily Ever After — Check
It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of Tia Louise’s writing and this series, so I was ecstatic to get my hands on One To Take and read more of Stuart and Mariska. Mariska is a free spirit with a “gift” which makes her unique. She usually sees things in peoples futures, and this gift is what brought her to Stuart to begin with. Now the two of them are back on the ranch for a few weeks, and happier than ever. Mariska is loving being on the ranch, and so happy that she gets to help Stuart break a new horse, who she fondly named Jessie. Everything is perfect in their world, until it isn’t.
Both Stuart and Mariska are stubborn and think they know what is best for them, so when things come to a head, it doesn’t end well and it pulls them apart. Watching them find their way back to one another made my heart hurt. I wanted them back together so bad, but I understand they had to do it their way, which in the end, I think made them even stronger than they were apart. Their journey isn’t easy, and at times I wanted to yell and scream at both of them, but in the end they was happy for them and how they got their HEA.
This book is a definite emotional read that pulled at my heartstrings. I swooned over Stuarts alpha tendencies, his kindness and his love for Mariska. I laughed at how stubborn Mariska is with Stuart, and I cried when things came to a head for these two. Their story is beautifully written and I felt connected to both of them. I felt their happiness, their sadness, and their love for one another. They truly are soul mates and proved that sometimes going through the hardest things, makes a couple even stronger in the end if they are meant to be together.
I highly suggest one-clicking this book today if you’re looking for an emotional and beautifully written romance. Tia Louise definitely did NOT disappoint with this book!