One Night Promised by Jodi Ellen Malpas

One Night Promised by Jodi Ellen Malpas

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One Night Promised by Jodi Ellen MalpasA book has been provided for my honest review.

One Night Promised
Author: Jodi Ellen Malpas
ISBN: 978-1455559312
Genre: Fiction, Romance
Release: August 5, 2014
Publisher: Forever
416 pages

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 . .

One Night Promised by Jodi Ellen Malpas

Livy (Olivia) lives with her Grandmother and is rather sheltered. She has a job at a local coffee shop. To me, she comes off as rather immature and very young. While working, she meets a man that she’s immediately attracted to. She only knows him as “M” and becomes rather obsessed with him even though she knows nothing about him. She feels drawn to him in a way that she’s never felt before.

Livy finds out the M stands for Miller and he makes her an interesting proposition. He offers her one night. That’s all. He isn’t interested in commitments or relationships. He just wants one night.  She refuses at first but can’t stop thinking about him. She decides to agree to what he’s asking against her better judgment.

Miller is obviously a dom and Livy lacks the self control and self esteem she should have at her age and fits easily into the submissive roll with him. She sees his self confidence and slightly annoying condescending attitude as attractive and is drawn to his personality.  After a night of very steamy sex, they find that they can’t get enough of each other, but will it be enough to make the relationship last?

One Night Promised by Jodi Ellen Malpas is a fun, sexy read. If you’re looking for a steamy erotic book, this is definitely it. If you’re looking for a realistic portrayal of a D/s relationship, I would pass.  In a real power play relationship, the submissive should have much more self confidence and self control than Livy does. You cannot give up the power over your life safely if it isn’t something you have to give.  Otherwise, the guy is simply a control freak and not a dom. A fun read definitely and it will be interesting to see if Livy grows in the next book.

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4 thoughts on “One Night Promised by Jodi Ellen Malpas

  1. Interesting sounding read. I agree that a true submissive actually needs to be rather confident or the D/s relationship doesn’t have the balance it really needs. I will have to check this out, thanks!

  2. I used to dream about meeting someone special at the coffee shop but when I was in there last week, I found most everyone so involved either with their own phone or laptop!

    I always note the authors you feature and sometimes find other books of theirs I like. I found Tawdra Kandle’s Best Served Cold (A Perfect Dish Book Book 1) [Kindle Edition] for free yesterday and it’s still free today. I read so many of your reviews on her books, it caught my eye right away! Thanks Ellen!

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