One to Keep

Sophie Oak
One to Keep
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Siren-Bookstrand, Inc.
Release Date
March 2011
Book 3 of Nights in Bliss, Colorado
BDSM, Erotic Romance

Stefan Talbot let Jennifer Waters run from him once. He knew she was far too young for him, but he kept a watchful eye on her, protecting her from afar. When she's arrested for a crime she didn't commit, Stef knows the time has come to get close again.

Jennifer ran from Bliss only to find herself in hot water in Dallas. She's longed to return to Bliss, but not in handcuffs. The only thing she longs for more than her mountain home is the man she ran from—Stef Talbot.

In the middle of the Winter Festival, Stef and Jen find themselves fighting, for their love and their lives because danger has followed them back to Bliss.

Book Review by Rho (reviewer)
Apr 05, 2011   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
165 people found the following review helpful
Sophie Oak consistently dazzles me with her steamy romances that have amazingly engaging plots and characters that you invest in. She has raised the bar for me in what I look for in a great erotic romance.

I have been waiting for Stefan and Jennifer's story since THREE TO RIDE, and I was so not disappointed. With sizzling hot sex scenes, some memorable funny dialogue, and fantastic characters that I've grown to love and look forward to reading about, ONE TO KEEP was another phenomenal visit back to Bliss, Colorado.

This is the third installment of the Nights in Bliss, Colorado series, and while you don't have to read the other books to understand this one, you really will be missing out on a great series if you don't read them all.

Stefan Talbot is the Dom of Doms in Bliss, Colorado. But he's scared of little Jennifer Waters. So scared that he let her run away from him after a disastrous sexual encounter. That was six months ago, and now she's found herself in a heap of trouble. He knows that he should stay away from her--she's only 23 and he's 32, but he just can't help it. He gets her out of jail and brings her back to Bliss...with him...where she belongs.

But Stef and Jennifer don't realize that her trouble has followed them back to Bliss, and if they can't come to terms with their relationship soon, it may be too late.

YES! I finally got to see Stef and Jen, and they were just as electric and explosive as I thought they would be. The way they have been circling each other during the whole series was like the longest, most tortuous foreplay ever. But the end result was totally worth it. Jennifer, who really thought that she wasn't enough for Stefan grew into the woman who was strong enough to be his match and his sub.

And Stefan was just so delicious when he most vulnerable--when he let go and forgot about the rules of Dom and sub. I loved how flawed he was in his thinking about himself, his place in Bliss, and most of all, his parents. He figured out how wrong he had been about all of those things, and made himself the man that Jennifer deserved and had always known he could be.

The sex was so YUMMY! It was very sensual and erotic. Stef and Jen really burned up the pages. We got hints of just how delectable they would be in previous books, but watching it all unfold was better than I imagined. I can tell you for one thing, that I will NEVER be able to look a paper clip the same way again. LOL Stef is a Dom so there was a lot of BDSM elements in the book--Dominance, submission, some spanking, and bondage but it was light.

Now, besides our main characters, I have to say that the people of Bliss are some of my favorite characters in any book. They are so quirky! We've got Mel, who believes in aliens, Logan the sheriff's deputy who falls asleep on the job all the time, and don't forget the nudists, and the list goes on and on. Every time I read a book in the series, I can't wait to find out what the citizens of Bliss are up to.

The plot was fast-paced with lots of action and suspense. There was also a ton of great dialogue and one-liners that had me laughing out loud. For example, Jen was thinking about Stef having BDSM equipment in his town office, and she says "Stef just liked to be perverse in a lot of different places". And when Stef's father found a butt plug in Stef's playroom, he called the situation "Anal Plug Armageddon". How great is that?

So, what more is there to say? Sophie Oak has done it again! Another 5-star read from the author who is an automatic buy for me. ONE TO KEEP has it all, great story, steamy sex, witty and funny dialogue, and fantastic characters. If you haven't been to Bliss, I must ask, what in the heck are you waiting for? You are really missing out!
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