Sunday, August 24, 2014

**REVIEW** One Night Promised by Jodi Ellen Malpas

Reviewer : Kaylene
Rating : 5 Stars

Okay, so I thought This Man was great, as a matter of fact, 
one of my favorites, but... 

After the This Man series I thought Jodi Ellen Malpas may struggle to bring us another series that is equal to or better, I couldn't be more wrong.   Initially, I was comparing the two stories, which of course you cannot because they are nothing alike.  This story captivated me from the start, although there were some parts that were slow, but they were needed to tell this great story. 

The story starts out with Olivia or Livy, a broken but sweet girl who seems to be closed off towards men and is living a life that can only be described as bland.  One day a very secretive man walks into the coffee shop where she works and is captivated by her, although he despises her coffee.  He leaves her a note telling her so and signs it mysteriously with the letter “M”.  It doesn't take that long before you are told what the letter M stands for, Miller, a what seems like, highly successful businessman, but all is not what it seems and I wouldn't expect anything less. Livy certainly has a backbone which is great, as I love a heroine with some spirit.  Livy, although she has a very sweet and loving facade, after all she lives with her grandmother, has a background which is fairly unsavoury.  I don't want to say too much about the storyline because it only gives away what happens, but needless to say, it is a page turner.

So, what did I think of this book.   Without a shadow of a doubt, this is not another “This Man” and for this I applaud Jodi Ellen Malpass, she could have easily have ridden the success of that series.  Instead she gave us the start of something that I think will be as good or better than the “This Man” series of books.  There is a cliffhanger ending, so I have already pre-purchased the next book and honestly cannot wait to devour it.   I can promise you that the beginning of this story is awesome and the way it is heading it should be another fantastic series of books from one of my favourite authors.  

Another five star read for me.

Livy notices him the moment he walks into the coffee shop. He's heart-stoppingly stunning, with a blue-eyed gaze so piercing she's almost too distracted to take his order. When he walks out the door, she thinks she'll never see him again. Then she finds the note he left on his napkin . . . signed M.

All he wants is one night to worship her. No feelings, no commitment, nothing but pleasure. Every defense mechanism Livy has adopted during her solitary life is at risk of being obliterated by this confounding man. He's obnoxious but well-mannered. He's a gentleman but aloof. He's passionate but emotionless. Yet the fascination is so powerful, Livy can't deny him... or herself.

M awakens something in Livy, something deep and addictive that she never knew existed -- and that she fears only he can satisfy. But she senses that behind the fast cars, fancy suits, and posh apartment, he's aching inside. To have him, body and soul, she'll have to brave his dark secrets. Delving into his world and breaking down his defenses become her obsession - an obsession that could shatter her heart beyond repair..

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