One Night: Promised

One Night: Promised

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by Jodi Ellen Malpas
     
 

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The new breathtaking novel from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the This Man trilogy

ONE NIGHT WILL NEVER BE ENOUGH . . .

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

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The new breathtaking novel from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the This Man trilogy

ONE NIGHT WILL NEVER BE ENOUGH . . .

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 . .

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781455559312
Publisher:
Grand Central Publishing
Publication date:
08/05/2014
Series:
One Night Trilogy Series , #1
Pages:
416
Sales rank:
57,824
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.20(d)

Meet the Author

Jodi Ellen Malpas was born and raised in the Midlands town of Northampton, UK, where she lives with her family. Working for the family construction business fulltime and with the prospect of taking it over once her father retired, she tried to ignore the lingering idea of writing a novel until it became impossible. She finally found the time and courage to release her creative streak and in October 2012 self-published This Man as an e-book. She took a chance on a story with some intense characters, notably Mr. Jesse Ward, the Lord of the Manor, and sparked incredible reactions from women all over the world. Two months later, Jodi made the decision to give up her day job to concentrate on her new and very unexpected career in writing.

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One Night: Promised 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 101 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really wanted to like this book because I enjoyed her "This Man" trilogy but this was so unbelieveable and annoying.  I do give JEM credit for trying to create characters and situations that are different than the usual rich business man meets and falls for poor working girl.  M or Miller is a quirky sometilmes obnoxious character who knows what he wants.  Livy, on the other hand, is a character I love to hate.  She has some redeeming qualities such as loyalty to her friends and love for her grandmother but overall she is an immature, silly, stupid woman who puts herself into the most unbelieveable situations. Miller warns her that their 24 hour time together is only sexual but Livy tries to make it more than that early on and huffs out when her feelings get hurt because he doesn't share anything personal with her.  Miller pursues and when they get back together Livy tells him all her deep, dark secrets which shocks Miller but accepts what she has done.  But whe Livy finds out his secret, she turns into a spiteful, temper-tantrum throwing b**ch and can't forgive him even though she is supposed to love him.  What kind of love is it wherre you give up so easily without asking any questions as to WHY?  and it seems to be all about her.  With the way this book ended, it is obvious that Livy is going to continue her destructive and stupid ways for revenge.  Sorry JEM I won't be reading the rest of the trilogy.  I couldn't stomach the silliness and drama.
apowers2 More than 1 year ago
I don't even know what to say about this book, about this author. I loved This Man series, it is the only series I have read more than once and now she has written this book and is is fantastic, I already know this series is a winner and will be another of my favorites. I love  Miller, he is hot, sexy, secretive, dominating, smooth, obsessive, and with a certain person he is so loving. I really enjoyed Livy, she is sassy, loyal, funny, sweet, loving, and a tortured soul. I love the whole premise of this book, it is fascinating how Livy and Miller's life have similarities that are not shown right away. I figured out Miller's secret pretty fast and I kept wondering when it would be revealed. Some  of my favorite parts to this story is when Miller and Livy have the conversation about broccoli, it made me laugh, there were many times  that they would do and say things when they were conversing back and forth that made me laugh, and Livy could come off with some  really funny things. I loved when Miller would always say to her things like "Savoured Livy, Never rushed" and "Let me taste you" but he would say that when he wanted to kiss her, I loved it. But one of the best things in this book was when Miller liked to cuddle with her and  he called it his "thing" it was adorable and showed his vulnerability. I liked how we are treated to watching Miller's layers being pulled  away one at a time, letting us know him more each time. I did not like how Livy treated him after she found out some things about him, yes I expected her to be mad, hurt even, but not act how she acted especially since he did not treat her like that when he found out about her past, that was disappointing and what happened after that was so sad and heartbreaking. Then thinking that was how it was going to  end we are shocked by who Livy runs into in the lobby, how Miller reacts to this, and now there are all kinds of questions in our minds,  ugh November right???? lol loved it!!!!
lifeasleels More than 1 year ago
First and foremost, for clarification, I would definitely recommend this book as 18+. There is definitely sexual content. Secondly, I really want to like this book, but some things are nagging at me. “M” reminds me a lot of Christian Grey. There isn’t bondage or that type of sexual content, but his personality in the beginning. I immediately thought this would be another “knock off” romance of 50 Shades. Fortunately, it was not. I really hated putting the book down because I was always wondering what was coming or what would happen or what mood “M” would be in and what would become of that and I really wanted to get to the end to see the end result. Let me just say, right now, I have no clue how it ends because it doesn’t. Which for me is quite upsetting because I want the next book. Now. I felt that this read was full of drama. A lot of up and down. Hot and cold. You could never predict what was going to happen because it really was unpredictable. I rated it a 3.5 because of the constant back and forth emotionally drama (hey, that’s a lot of drama when you are as wrapped up in the characters as I am!) I liked the book, it just isn’t my typical romance read; however, I do look forward to reading what comes next.
Wicked14817BB More than 1 year ago
I loved this book! I loved the This Man series and thought it would be hard to replicate the magic of those books, but Jodi did it! I fell in love with "M" and the entire premise of the love story! I cannot say enough wonderful things about this love story; what we've learned so far and where it's going! If you read Jodi's other books, then you will not be dissapointed and if you didn't read them, then you should and you should read this series too! It's sexy and funny and captivating! It's heartbreaking and uplifting and everything we have come to love from this author! I could go on and on, but I just wanted to ensure I put in my two cents and five stars! Hope this helps in making up your mind!
Sue5 More than 1 year ago
The writing is good. The book is a lot of sex but not much else.
OctoberWoman More than 1 year ago
I had mixed emotions throughout this book. I liked Livy, the narrator. She was funny and self-deprecating. But I wasn't sure about Miller. At times I liked him, I could understand why Livy was attracted to him, but at other times I just thought he was an arrogant douche bag and I wanted Livy to run in the opposite direction.  Livy meets Miller when he comes into the coffeehouse where she works. She's still new at her job, and learning to master the complicated cappuccino machine. Before leaving, Miller writes her a rude note on a napkin.   Livy can't stop thinking about Miller,and it turns out he can't stop thinking about her. They meet again, and he tells her he wants twenty-four hours with her. No strings, no commitment, and nothing beyond twenty-four hours. She adamantly refuses, but eventually she breaks down and agrees.  It's so obvious that Livy is way too young and vulnerable to enter into an agreement like this, and I felt that if Miller were a real man, he would've realized that and not pushed her into it. What follows is lots of fantastic sex, better than Livy has ever experienced before, along with an emotional roller coaster for Livy, where she swings from misery and angst and self-loathing to euphoria and happiness and back again. The first time Livy comes to her senses and forces herself to walk away from Miller I was applauding her. But of course she went back and started the whole cycle over again. I think it's safe to say that for the most part, I did not like Miller Hart and had absolutely no respect for him. While there is lots of sex, it's actually pretty tame. Miller tells Livy that he will always “worship” her. They have sex, they make love, but they do not “f***”. And when she tells him she wants him to f*** her, he is horrified, and insists that no, the pleasure must be slow and savored, every time. I kept waiting for him to finally lose control and give her the f*****g she wanted. I mean, jeez, loosen up dude!  The events unfold excruciatingly slow, especially in the first half of the book. And then towards the end there is a twist that comes completely and shockingly out of left field, and after that it's tense and compellingly page turning, and I do want to read the next book to see how Livy and Miller will deal with the fall out.  I struggled with my star rating, and that twist ending almost pushed it to three stars, but 20 or so pages of keeping me captivated just wasn't quite enough to garner an additional star. 
Livlovesbooks More than 1 year ago
As the popular band, Depeche Mode sang, "I just can't get enough!" ~ I loved everything about this novel and that surprised me. Livy and MIller's first twenty-four hour sex marathon session was so freaking memorable. The dialogue, the sexy touches and the dirty deed itself all combined together well and had me wondering why my real life couldn’t even remotely resemble Livvy’s experience. The e-book was a gift from Loraine, a book buddy who raved about it in my Vixen book discussion group. And recently, I got to meet Author Jodi Ellen Malpas in person at the 2015 Authors Under the Lights book signing/charity fund raising event last month in Universal City. I loved the matte finish postcards Jodi had available as swag, and she was so lovely and really tall, ha! And that all made me bump  this trilogy up on my WTR list. I am so glad that I did. And Livy's nan was so adorably feisty and cheeky. She was hands down my favorite secondary character. One Night: Promised just delivered and hooked me good.
ElizabethsEyes More than 1 year ago
I cannot begin to say how much I was pulled into this second fantastic trilogy from Jodi Ellen Malpas. So very different from her first series The This Man trilogy, which was just brilliant and addictive, yet ONP is just as beautifully and sensually written. Miller Hart is a perfectly complicated and seriously sexy man who loves his Livy so very deeply he cannot believe she has fallen into his life.His secretive and unusual lifestyle create the back drop for amazing drama and emotion. This first book will draw you in and you will be compelled to find out what happens next. Hope you enjoy the first book as much as I did - I was breathless at the end and ready for more...
Book_worms77 More than 1 year ago
Promised is book one in the One Night Series. I gave this book 5 stars.  This is Livy and Miller's story.  Have you ever been attracted to the wrong guy? The bad guy, the one that everyone things is bad news, but you know deep down in your heart that he is the one for you? That is what happens to Livy, she is so enamored by Miller the moment he walks into the coffee shop that she works at and she will never be the same. She might have some control over how far she falls though, if she can keep it together and only give a little bit of herself then she might be okay.. BUT who is she fooling Miller is an alpha male that controls all he has and he wants one night with Livy. Just one night. Can she handle what is going to come next? And when secrets come out will they destroy all she has built to keep her life together?  This book was just WOW! From the moment I started it I couldn't put it down, I wanted more and more. Miller is such a alpha male that wants all the control and I really loved that about him, I also loved that Livy stood her ground and gave just as much back to him. She is just what he needs. This is a story that you don't want to miss.. I am a fan o Jodi's and have read a lot of her other books so I had to get this and read it and I'm not sorry that I did.. I am looking forward to reading book 2 in this series .. Thank you Jodi for a great Novel!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I haven't read the this man series so I can't account for the authors writing as a hole, but I thought the writing in this series was truly horid. It seemed like the writer was new at her craft and it made it hard for me to read the trilogy. I was literaly skimminh over pages. What I can give the author credit for was the few shockers like millers occupation... but other than those, I found it very hard to get through this series. Now I'm leery about spending my money on the this man series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
300 pages of the exact same thing repeated over and over and over.  There is really no plot or ending.   I read over a dozen books a week and it is very rare that I just can't stomach a book, but this one managed to do it.  Don't waste your time or $. 
asgoodrich More than 1 year ago
I reviewed my personal copy of this book on behalf of Wicked Reads. So I have been patiently biding my time for Ms. Malpas to complete this series before I began it. Having read and loved her This Man trilogy, I wanted to be able to read the One Night trilogy back-to-back. The upside to this is that I managed to snag the first two books on sale. The downside is that it feels like I’ve had to wait forever – but that’s just me being whiny because it hasn’t taken that long. Having just finished reading Promised, I am soooooooooooo glad I waited because as soon as I finish writing this review, I will start Denied.  Because Promised is the first book in the trilogy, there is a lot that I don’t want to say because of the potential for spoilers, even spoilers that I may not know are spoilers. That said, the author does a great job of building the foundation for the series. Even though Livy and Miller are the focus, I found several of the side characters absolutely endearing. Livy’s grandmother Nan is a spunky, spitfire of a lady who reminds me of my own grandmother in many ways. Because of that, I could empathize with Livy’s desire to both hug her nan tight and throttle her. Livy’s best friend Gregory is perfect. Their easy flowing banter and affection insults speak of a well-established bond. And while Gregory is the source of many a laughs, it was the “semi and lingerie scene” that had me laughing so hard my stomach hurt … he did say he was 80% gay. But it is the chemistry between Livy and Miller that is the driving force behind the book. Their connection is instant, electric, frustrating, overwhelming, moth-to-a-flame hot, and oh so erotic. Let me clarify that by an instant connection, I am not saying insta-love but rather that instant attraction that leaves one mesmerized in the other’s presence. Ms. Malpas once again brings her “A-game” and treats the reader to seriously intoxicating sex scenes. Good grief! With Livy and Miller, Ms. Malpas has created a rather fascinating set of characters that are made even more so as their pasts and secrets are revealed over the course of the novel. Because of the prologue, we have a foreshadowing of Livy’s secrets about her mother’s past and how it affected her choices in life. Although we don’t learn as many specifics about Miller – which only adds to his mystique – his OCD screams loudly of a troubled mind. Even knowing Ms. Malpas’s penchant for revealing the unexpected, Livy’s secret surprised me but Miller’s secret left me with my mouth hanging open – literally. It wasn’t even an OMG moment because I was just as stunned as Livy was. And in true Malpas style, Promised ended on a cliffhanger that left me screaming “NOOOOOOOOO!” while relieved that I waited to read the series all at once and chomping at the bit to begin Denied. Off to book two to spend more time with Livy and Miller.    ~ Wicked Reads Review Team ~
JoannaDursi More than 1 year ago
There’s no doubt JEM is a terrific writer. While ONP might be in the same genre as her previous series, she was able to bring to life new characters and give us a much different story. I instantly liked ONP more than TM. I felt the characters had more depth and as Livy’s past unfolds you can see just that. Throughout Livy and Miller’s interactions you just get a gut feeling that he’s hiding something big. It most definitely is big and I never would’ve guessed it. When an author creates a new series it’s hard not to compare stories and characters. In this case by the end of this book the main similarity between Jesse and Miler would be my incredible urge to punch them both in the face! ONP had one heck of an ending that left me 1) desperately awaiting for the next book and 2) wondering H.O.W. their story is going to continue. My anticipation is growing and I am growing more curious day by day.  - . . . “forget? Are you mad? The way he looks at me, Gregory-it makes me want to be looked at like that forever.” I pause briefly. “By him.”
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Weak, annoying female character absolutely ruined this book. I cannot stand the thought of reading another book with her in it. I wouldn't recommend this book to anyone.
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Erika More than 1 year ago
Honestly, after stopping halfway through the "This Man" trilogy after HATING the guy in that book I was very reluctant to start this trilogy. Getting through the first book was pretty difficult. Not because this book itself but I was waiting for him to be as awful as the guy from the "This Man" trilogy. He wasn't nearly as bad as Jesse. The only times he ever hurt Livy was to try to leave her because he believed she deserved better or that he absolutely could not have her. I sincerely love this trilogy and definitely recommend it.
mary8808 More than 1 year ago
It took me a while to start this series but I finished this one in a single day. I loved everything about this beginning to another series from Jodi Ellen Malpas. Knowing how much I loved the This Man series, I had to read this one. And boy oh boy what a story. I love Miller and Olivia. This story had me laughing, crying and screaming at them for what they were doing. A great story to me brings out all emotions while reading and Jodi has done it again for me. Can't wait to start book 2.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this book and loved the series
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After trying to get  through the This Man series I was hesitant to purchase this book. But I enjoyed it thoroughly, and I am looking forward to the next book. However, I am getting quite frustrated with all the romance trilogies going around.  
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I really liked this book.