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(One Night #1)

4.12  ·  Rating details ·  26,107 ratings  ·  2,296 reviews
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, nothi
Paperback, 480 pages
Published July 17th 2014 by Forever (Grand Central Publishing)
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• Lisa •

"I'm not sure if I can function without you, I feel like you've become a vital part of what keeps me breathing."


I don't mind admitting that I'm one of those readers that happily fell straight into love with everything Jodi Ellen Malpas and her 'This man' series. Jesse Ward is an obsession, he was and still is one of my favourite main characters to date and to say that I was a little excited to be meeting another of this authors heroes would be a huge understatemen
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Books in One Night Series should be read in order:
Book 1: Promised
Book 2: Denied
Book 3: Untitled

Hero rating: 4 stars
Heroine rating: 3 stars
Sexual tension rating: 3.5 stars
Sex scenes rating: 4 stars
Sex scenes frequency: 4 stars
Plot rating: 3.75 stars
Dialogue rating: 4 stars
Storytelling rating: 4.5 stars
Story ending rating: N/A
Book editing rating (5 = no edits spotted): 4.5 stars
Overall rating: 4 star
Mar 28, 2014 rated it liked it
3.5 ‘my thing’ stars!

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Jodi Ellen Malpas is a talented writer and a favorite author of mine. Following a series like ‘This Man’ seems like an impossible feat. It was one of my favorites and Jesse Ward is on my top book boyfriends list. Although I didn’t love ‘One Night Promised’ as much as I loved ‘This Man’, it was still a good read for me. I feel like the rest of the series has loads of potential and will just get better from here.

Livy Taylor is a 24 year old girl who works in a coffee shop
Jun 15, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Romance readers that enjoy a little emotional turmoil and angst
What a story! I have to say, this one surprised me. I listened to the Audible version and the narration was fantastic!

I really liked Livy and Miller, in their own way. My heart went out to Miller, despite his often cold mannerisms. Livy was sweet and had the "girl next door" thing going for her, in spite of her past ghosts. They were polar opposites...but you know what they say about opposites attracting.

Early on, it becomes evident that these two are headed for heartache, but they can't seem t
✝✝ Ⓓaisy ❣ ✝✝

"I work hard. I'm emotionally and physically drained by it. I want to have you to worship and indulge in when I'm done'

One Night Promised was a "OK" read rather than impressive one. I have to say that I adore JEM's writing and JESSE STILL tops in my book boyfriend list.

What about M? Lemme see...

Captivating? Not really
Gave me butterflies? Nah
Sexy? Handsome? Scrumptious? Yes, that he was
Mysterious? Totally

And Olivia - started well, kinda liked her character and last 10% made me wanna kick her,
Georgia ♥
Apr 21, 2014 marked it as to-read
Hope it's Jesse all over again....

Dana Ilie
Apr 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
Jodi Ellen Malpas has outdone herself with this one. There’s so much more to learn about this mysterious man. Her writing has just gotten better, as you said more polished. I like the fact that her characters are different and she takes time to develop them. We read so much and sometimes these books, as well as the characters kinda just run into each other. She’s done a great job detailing these complex individuals.
The ending had me gasping.
Patty ~ Wrapped Up In Reading Book Blog
*****FIVE STARS*****
(BR with Mel, Dee, and Sharon)

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When I first heard about this book, I was beyond excited!!!
Then I read a teaser to the first chapter and I swear I was counting down the days till August 5th!!
Jodi Ellen Malpas has done it again!!
She has created a story that has completely captivated me and she's created a book boyfriend that has gone straight to my top ten list!!

I specifically took a vacation day so that I could just sit on my couch and read this from start to finish with mi
Sharon ∞❥ is an emotional book junkie ❥∞
4.5 description's

Miller (aka M.) and Olivia meet when he goes into the coffee shop she works at and he orders coffee from her. She's immediately smitten and gets nervous while making the coffee especially since she's only worked there for a few days. And....Miller doesn't hesitate to let her know just how bad the coffee was.

I was bought and sold right from the note he left her. I love JEM's This Man series and was hoping for something similar and I wasn't disappointed. I couldn't put the book down!

Jennifer Kyle
Sep 08, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.75 Stars

"This beautiful, pure girl has fallen in love with the big bad wolf."


This is the type story that you have to finish to decide whether you like it or not. It is written in a way that you just keep going waiting for the something big to happen and see if your guesses are correct. The writing is good, the pace is on the slow side and the minor characters are more likable than the main ones.

Livy has secrets and an emptiness that was left by her prostitute mother’s abandonment. She ha
Jenny - TotallybookedBlog
Mar 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing

5+++++ this is “our thing” stars!

“You’re too serious…”
“Life is serious.”

Gitte: One Night Promised had me laughing till I had tears, melt into a passionate puddle; followed by huge ugly crying. Ultimately though, it made me realise that any initial fears I may have had upon starting this new trilogy from Jodi Ellen Malpas were completely unnecessary and unfounded; my expectations were met, challenged and won over.

‘He’s no danger to me, except, maybe, to my heart.’

Jodi managed something not
**ARC provided in exchange for an honest review**

Title: Promised
Series:One Night #1
Author:Jodi Ellen Malpas
Release Date: July 17(UK) August 5, (US) 2014
Rating:5 stars
HEA: (view spoiler)

Five Worshiping and Cuddling stars!!

In this stunning follow up to the much acclaimed This Man series we get what every reader hopes to find. Complex characters and a plot with passion, intrigue, and it will only leave you wanting more. Many fans of the previous series are hop
That awkward moment when you realized that you didn't enjoy that much, a book you wanted to read so bad.

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Our mysterious M is not that captivating. He's is sexy as hell I will tell you that much, but I didn't like his personality. He's not definitely Book Boyfriend material for me.

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Livy. I didn't like her. She was childish and a lot of things about her were just unbelievable. Actually a lot of things about the story were repetitive, not romantic ( I Couldn't feel sparks between them ), M wa
* Meli Mel *

♥♥♥ 3.75 STARS ♥♥♥

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"I've lost control of everything. My mind. My heart. He's hijacking every part of me. I'm at his mercy. And I like it."

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Livy is a twenty four year old newly employed at a coffee shop, where she is still struggling to get a hang on the coffee machine. In walks in a mysteriously handsome man looking to get a cup of coffee. The attraction is immediate, which causes Livy to f
Pavlina Read more sleep less blog
3 stars

This book is my first from Jodi Ellen Malpas and it was ok for me!It starts really good, I loved the mystery around M,he really intrigues me and I wanted to know who is he and what exactly he wants from Livy.

Livy is working in a coffee shop and she lives with her grandmother!She isn't comfortable with men and when they ask her out she always say no..Until she meets the mysterious,arrogant and beautiful man who will intrigued her a lot! What he wants from her?One night of pleasure..But Liv
4 “M Stands For Mysterious” Stars!

Olivia is a 24 year old girl who works in a coffee shop and takes care of her old grandmother. She lives what apparently is a very simple life, until the day her path’s cross with “M”. They meet, they instantly connect but he can’t give her more than the name “M” and the promise of one amazing night together.
But a night turns into something much more deep and power and that’s dangerous when they are both hiding a past and secrets. And when those secrets start
Jul 14, 2014 rated it liked it

>> >> >> >> >> OH MAN...<< << << << <<

I can't believe what I'm about to say... but this book left me somewhat disappointed :/

After reading the promising blurb I was so excited to meet the mysterious M

Normally, I fall in love with a book within the first pages, but that was definitely not the case here.
I just couldn't connect with the main characters and the storyline didn't grab me like I thought it would.

But then - at almost 80% - **bang** it finally got better and M star
Apr 16, 2014 rated it liked it
The mysterious 'M' has had me intrigued since the blurb for this book was revealed so I was excited to start reading as soon as it hit my kindle. We begin by meeting Livy, a bit of a hermit, gay best friend, lives with her Nan and works at a bistro. She is afraid to live her life to the full in case she turns out like her mother, who abandoned her at a young age in favour of sex and the high life.

'M' visits the bistro in search of a coffee, Americano, 4 shots, 2 sugars and topped up half way (yu
Gitte TotallyBookedBlog
Apr 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2014

5+++++ this is “our thing” stars!

“You’re too serious…”
“Life is serious.”

Gitte: One Night Promised had me laughing till I had tears, melt into a passionate puddle; followed by huge ugly crying. Ultimately though, it made me realise that any initial fears I may have had upon starting this new trilogy from Jodi Ellen Malpas were completely unnecessary and unfounded; my expectations were met, challenged and won over.

‘He’s no danger to me, except, maybe, to my heart.’

Jodi managed something not
Jun 30, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: 01-signed

Livy is playing it safe. Unwilling to allow life to take a detour. Caring for her grandmother has been her focus for years. Afraid of becoming her mother, afraid of falling into a life that could have destroyed her. But when he walks in, her life is going to be flipped upside down. He makes her want things she thought had faded into the past and for him, she exposes the worst parts of her life only so he can take it all away.

M is all bits mysterious and although we do learn his name, we’ll k
MELISSA *Mel Reader*
Aug 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing
5 I Have To Have You Stars!
(BR with Sharon, Patty & Denisse)

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Olivia Taylor aka Livy/My Sweet Girl is a 24 yr. old woman living in London with her 81 yr. old grandmother. She has lived with her since she was born, and is her only family, other than her best friend Gregory that she adores like a brother.

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Livy works at a bistro/coffee shop, and also helps her boss with his catering business as a server. Other than work, Livy doesn't have much of a social life. Most of the time she stays h
Jul 17, 2014 rated it did not like it
I can't remember the last time i was so bored reading a book - I couldn't wait for this one but unfortunately it was a big let down - i forced myself to finish it but it was painful, really painful and the repetition of "I concur" almost brought me to tears - ...more
Dee Montoya
****4 Enticing Stars****

(BR with Patty, Sharon and Mel)

As we all know the talented Jodie Ellen Malpas is the creator of one of our most beloved characters, Jesse Ward also known as The Lord of the Manor, but if you are planing on reading Promised (One Night #1), do yourself a favor and please forget about Jesse for a moment and give Ms. Malpas the opportunity to impress you yet again with this new story, and trust me she will. There is no comparison between these two amazing series, they are eac
Apr 16, 2014 rated it it was ok
To say I'm disappointed in this first book of JEM's new series would be a massive understatement. I really, really liked her "This Man" series and was expecting so much more out of "One Night Promised" but I just struggled horribly with this book. I puttered my way through the first 40% and could not stop myself from skimming the rest. I like this author so much, I couldn't bring myself to DNF but I also knew I was not going to make it through the rest of the book otherwise.

From the very beginn
Jul 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
4.5 sweet girl stars

Olivia Taylor felt the ground beneath her feet seismically move the day the mysterious, moody, meticulous, masterly, methodical M entered her life.

In an attempt to remain spoiler free, I'm just going to say that it took me a little while to warm to M, but once I did, I was left panting for November! I enjoyed Livy's character very much, and the dialogue with her Nan was epic. The storyline was entertaining, where plenty of scenes have been set for it to develop nicely.

Stephanie • Ideally Inspired
*An Advance Reader Copy was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.*






In a nutshell, me thinks this may have been better if it were a novella. Things got boring early on, and right when I thought it was picking up, it took two steps back into snoozeville.

I was hoping that since it was a new series, that I might've actually enjoyed this one-- the premise/blurb was definitely intriguing enough. I thought wrong.

Maybe me and Jodi Ellen Malpas' books don't mi

NOW LIVE ON AMAZON US! One Night (Promised)

"Every time I take you, you'll remember it. Each and every moment will be etched on that beautiful mind of yours forever. Every kiss. Every touch. Every word. Because that's how it is for me."

Ever since reading JEM's "The Man" trilogy and having Jesse Ward infiltrate my heart, being excited for this book would be a complete understatement! I managed to get the book once it went live and I couldn't wait to see what JEM
I was so excited to hear that there was a new series starting from Jodi Ellen Malpas! I loved her character Jesse from This Man..(who didn't?!)so I was dying to see what kind of hero she would create this time around. I have to say that the mysterious "M" is definitely a hero that I did melt over, and I am eager for more of him; but there were some things in this book that I was a bit hesitant about.
In the beginning of the story, I was sucked right into the storyline, and I became absorbed into
Aisling Zena
2.5 stars

I realise I'm once again in the minority so don't let my rating stop you from reading this book. When I read friends reviews I wonder if I read the same book..


Full review might come later on I need to sort out everything that bugged me without ranting.

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