4 star rating
One Night Promised
The One Night Trilogy, Book #1
By Jodi Ellen Malpas
ISBN#  9781455559312
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Brought to you by OBS reviewer Una


Livy notices him the moment he walks into the coffee shop. He’s heart-stopping 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..


This read is erotica and generally I feel  is a ladies summer read. The story is exciting as each character is revealed to the reader.  Livy is reckless and at times I felt foolish as she ignored her inner voice and friends /family that tells her that she is going into a dangerous situation. M is controlling and very self-centered. The sparks sexually fly between the two. M is reluctant to reveal anything about his past and his present work situation. When found out the relationship seems jeopardized  I think he realizes that he cares about Livy as much as he is able and wants more from the relationship.

The book is the first of a series and the ending leaves the reader with AND?????? I would think you would have to read the other two books to make the story complete.  The story certainly can’t stand alone as is. I personally was disappointed with the ending and I am not sure if I was interested enough in the story to continue reading the other two.

*OBS would like to thank the publisher for supplying a free copy of this title in exchange for an honest review*