One Night: UNVEILED (One Night Trilogy 3) by Jodi Ellen Malpas-a review
ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date January 29, 2015
Livy has never known pure desire like this. The gorgeous Miller Hart captivates her, seduces her, and worships her in deliciously sinful ways. He knows her innermost thoughts, drawing her ever deeper into his dangerous world.
Miller will do anything to keep Livy safe, even if it means risking his own life. But his dark history isn’t the only thing that threatens their future together. As the truth of Livy’s family legacy unravels, an unsettling parallel between past and present comes to light. Her world spinning out of control, Livy finds herself caught between the rapture of an all-consuming love-and a deadly obsession that could destroy them both.
REVIEW: UNVEILED is the third and final installment in Jodi Ellen Malpas’s adult, contemporary One Night erotic, romance trilogy focusing on billionaire businessman Miller Hart and the love of his life coffee barista Olivia Taylor. Their continuing story finds Miller and Olivia on the run -only to be called back for a family emergency that will find our couple in another struggle with Miller’s past.
Told from first person point of view (Olivia) the storyline follows Miller and Olivia’s battle to extricate our hero from his current life. Miller is chained to his past; a dark and tormented history that refuses to let go and demands more than Miller is willing to give. With the assistance of someone closely connected to our couple, Miller and Olivia are torn between doing what they can and what has to be done. The only way Miller is able to free himself is by taking out the people who threaten their lives.
The relationship between Olivia and Miller is highly sexualized, co-dependent, and erotic. The $ex scenes are emotional, intimate, intense and at times, heartbreaking. Miller’s need for Olivia is obsessive and controlling; his emotional frailty is dependent upon Olivia’s safety and happiness. He is a man who does not do relationships; does not do love; but finds himself falling desperately for a woman with close connections to his own past.
The secondary and supporting characters are colorful, dramatic and control a good portion of the storyline. Olivia’s grandmother Nan is a spunky and all knowing woman who sees and understands more than anyone knew; we are also introduced to Charlie-a vile man whose psychotic need for control pits Miller and Olivia against the past. William returns as Olivia’s self-appointed guardian and a man who is willing to help Miller get what he wants but for a price. Olivia’s mother Gracie enters the storyline carrying a secret that will set into motion a series of events leading to Miller’s ultimate freedom.
UNVEILED answers all of our lingering questions and concerns. The suspense and mystery surrounding Miller’s past will come full circle. Our tormented hero will finally see a future, free of the chains that have bound him for so long, and in that eventuality, there is the possibility of hope and love.We are taken into the backrooms, the secret rooms and the bedrooms where our couple will face the truth and their fears. Jodi Ellen fast forwards the epilogue six years where we get a glimpse into the future for two people who have suffered for most of their lives. There are moments of wonder, anguish, romance and love, and in the end we get our happily ever after along with Olivia and Miller.
There are some issues of redundancy. Specific words and phrases were repeated on numerous occasions. I’d like to think that something else could have been used in its’ place as the repetition was glaringly obvious.
Jodi Ellen Malpas is an amazing story teller; a writer who has the ability to seduce the reader into a believing her stories are real; we are kept in suspense; feel the heartbreak and pain; and welcome the emotional release when secrets are revealed.
Copy supplied by the publisher through Netgalley
Reviewed by Sandy
One Night #1
by Jodi Ellen Malpas
Genre: adult, contemporary, erotic, romance
Release Date: August 5, 2014
Click HERE for Sandy’s review of PROMISED: One Night #1
ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date August 5,2014
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 #s
by Jodi Ellen Malpas
Genre: adult, contemporary, erotic, romance
Release Date: November 11, 2014
Click HERE for Sandy’s review of DENIED: One Night #2
ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date November 11, 2014
The passion that burned between Livy and Miller in One Night: Promised may end up destroying them both in this new novel of overwhelming desire and shocking discoveries…
He’s amazingly wealthy, sinfully gorgeous, and can bring her to heights of pleasure she’s never before known. For Livy, there’s no turning back. She’s determined to be the light in Miller Hart’s dark world. Yet this new life comes with a steep price…
Miller knows that the power he possesses hasn’t come without sacrifices-but he won’t let Livy be one of them. Though he wants nothing more than to have her in every way, his first duty is to protect her at all costs…from his sins, his enemies, and especially himself.
But as their insatiable affair intensifies, the two attract the attention of an obsessive-and dangerous-third party. Discovering new revelations about Miller that rock her to the core, Livy will have to decide whether he’s ruined beyond repair. And he must face his fear that in order to save her, he may have to lose her after all…
In October 2012, Jodi Ellen Malpas burst onto the e-publishing scene with her first novel, This Man. The erotic story of Ava O’Shea, a young interior designer, and Jesse Ward, the handsome playboy who knows no boundaries was a hit with readers and industry tastemakers alike. It quickly began its climb up the bestseller lists as fans urged their friends to read it. Malpas continued Ava and Jesse’s bestselling story with Beneath This Man and signed on with Forever/Grand Central Publishing to publish the third installment, This Man Confessed. In July 2013, This Man Confessed debuted solidly in the #1 spot on The New York Times E-Book Bestsellers List.
Now, with ONE NIGHT: PROMISED (Forever; August 5, 2014; $7.99/$15) Malpas is set to launch her second erotic romance trilogy—available in both e-book and trade paperback formats—that is sure to leave readers breathless for book two.
ONE NIGHT: PROMISED centers on Livy, a waitress who lives a rather quiet and solitary life. But all that is about to change. Livy notices him the moment he walks into the coffee shop where she works. He’s heart-stoppingly stunning, with a blue-eyed gaze so piercing she’s almost too distracted to take his order. When he leaves, 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 commitment, no strings, nothing but pleasure. Every defense mechanism Livy has adopted during her solitary life is at risk of being obliterated. The fascination is so powerful; Livy can’t deny him . . . or herself. Delving into his world becomes her obsession—one that could shatter her heart beyond repair.
Set in London, ONE NIGHT: PROMISED has all the elements that Malpas’s fans love about her novels: a relatable heroine, a mysterious and complicated hero, and of course steamy passion. Readers won’t have long to wait for the rest of Livy and M’s store either. The second book, One Night: Denied is scheduled for November 2014 and the final installment will out in early 2015.