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...
©2014 Jodi Ellen Malpas (P)2014 Hachette Audio
Oh Ms. Malpas, you have done it again! I waited for this book to come out since I finished the first one and as soon as it did, I got it in a hurry. I definitely do not regret it. What a follow up story to One night Promised! This was an incredible book. So many details revealed. We get an inside look to what makes Miller, and why he does the things he does. Livy is head over heals in love with him, she finally admits it and she is willing to do anything for him just as he is for her. I love the elevator scene in the end, Miller's fear of Elevators is crippling and the way Livy helped him through it was encouraging. Their love for each other balances each other's strength's and weaknesses. Their bond is so strong that no matter what obstacle come their way,be it in the form of jealous old "clients" they always win. I love the end of the story. Their story continues in the third and final book-One Night Unveiled. I can't wait to listen to that also.
Great narration! I love Edita's voice for all the different characters, even the supportive characters, got their own distinct tone.
Great Job! Looking forward to the third book. I wish I could pre-order it so I don't miss a beat when it comes out.
I just have to roll my eyes and say 'really' when someone writes in a review that the book was not 'realistic'...come on now 'really'!
In reading the reviews there's only one topic that hasn't been covered and I've discovered it's a very important part of Jodi's writings.
LISTEN TO THE SONGS!
Every time a song is being played Jodi tells us the title and who is singing. I've realized she does this because at the moment the song is mentioned she is using the song to take us to a deeper emotional state-of-mind of The Special One.
So when a song is mentioned hit pause, look it up and listen. My mp3 app will display the lyrics which is even better. I listened to the scene then played the song. The majority of the time the song gave an emotional intensity to the scene that it otherwise would not have had.
LISTEN TO THE SONGS!
JODI YOU ARE A GENIOUS.
I am a lover of books. I enjoy losing myself in a fabulous romance and great story plot.
In this second installment, Jodi Ellen Malpas’s writing continues to be lively, vivid and interesting. Her spectacular writing, along with the narration of Edita Brychta, makes this read/listen jump out and take on a whole other dimension of life.
I loved Livey’s grandmother Nan…OMG the woman is a hoot! I found William and Gracie’s story to be so tragic, but the developments about Miller’s past were heart-wrenching, and the kind of stuff that makes your stomach feel sick. This was a bit of a change for me because I could not shut off the constant comparisons my brain kept making between the leads in this book and that of the “This Man” series.
Miller is a much more vulnerable male lead, due to his past. Livey still can’t get over her love affair with Miller and refuses to let him go, even as the challenges continue to arise from all directions. There were a lot of precious stolen moments between Miller and Livey…some moments that reminded me a little of the movie “Pretty Woman.” Miller has neurotic ways, but given his background it makes sense that he would insist on compulsions that bring order to his life. Livey, is also a weaker female lead than Ava from the “This Man” series. In some respects she stands up for herself in a way that Ava never did, yet on the other hand she comes across as childish with her tantrum-like responses. Livey was also a kind of lost soul before her love for Miller developed. I wish she had some type of purpose in her life that made her a bit more interesting an intelligent that would have helped with her character development throughout the book.
Overall, I’m rooting for this couple! I want to see Miller’s invisible chains disintegrate. I want Miller and Livey to have their much deserved happily ever after, and I want the “immoral bastard” to pay dearly for the evil that was rained down upon Miller’s life. Also, I want some answers to the questions that were brought about from book 1.
Here’s to the final installment and hoping it provides readers with a fabulous ending and HEA for Miller and Livey.
I love being swept away by a new romance and thankfully Audible's ever growing Library means I get to indulge myself over and over again
Before I started this second instalment of Miller and Livy's tumultuous, all consuming and intense love affair I thought I'd quickly go back and refresh myself by dipping into a few chapters from book 1. Oh how wrong I was!, because once I started that all consuming and tortuous listen again I was so engrossed, so enraptured and so totally hooked on it (for the second time) that I just had to, yes HAD to, listen to every word, ever paragraph and every chapter all over again, but this time with the joyful knowledge that I already had book 2 lined up ready to immediately follow it. However, NEVER EVER did I think that this second book could surpass book 1 with it's raw passion, with it's seismic sexual intensity, with it's gripping scenes, with it's deep and unerring beauty, with it's shocking discoveries and with it's jaw-dropping cliffhanger..... but it did.
I am in awe of these books, their creator and the narrator - a literature listener's Holy Trinity - and I have just pre-ordered book 3 already knowing that when 02-10-15 comes around..... no matter what book I'll be listening to, it'll be abandoned so I can relish the final instalment of Miller and Livy's romantic journey, a journey that's been heartbreaking, heart stopping and heartpoundingly brilliant.
Worth a credit? I've used three credits on this trilogy and what I got back was pure undisputed, unforgettable and undiluted magic.... so YES YES and YES every one was, and will be, worth it.
I just feel like I could've skipped book 2, read the synopsis, and gone on to book 3. I really enjoyed book 1, and was really disappointed with this one. I am hoping book 3 finishes strong, there are a lot of unanswered questions and so much more to this story- so I believe book 3 has no where to go but up.
Yes, I usually enjoy her books, I think this one was just trying to stretch out book one and lead into book three, and missed what could've been a opportunity to develop more of the story.
This narrator does a good job, I have enjoyed her portrayal of this series.
Even though I am loving the series , I'm finding the main character Olivia Taylor hard to deal with. Even though she knows who she is dealing with her naivety is getting on my nerves. I'm struggling to get through.
I love Miller Hart but I vacillated between frustration and adoration. Livy was equally as frustrating; weak then strong.
They have such pull that it's mesmerizing. Miller falls apart as his world becomes more chaotic and he's so much easier to love; his weaknesses making him flawed and beautiful.
I hated that Gregory and Livy couldn't find a middle ground until the the end.
The cliffhanger is the king of cliffhangers!
I've read the books and listening to the audio adds another dimension of the building tension, the sexual tension, and the love.
The continuation of the Miller and Livvy story did not disappoint. The author does a good job of creating imagery with her words where as a listener/reader you can see and feel what the characters are experiencing. Malpas does an excellent job of telling a story. Although the characters have turmoil surrounding them she still weaves a lovely tale of romance, lust and love. You can feel the determination of the characters as they fight to be with one another. I actually listened to the book twice in a couple of days as I could not put it down. My emotions ran the whole spectrum, anger, saddness, breathlesness, joy and gut wrenching laughter. This was one sexxy book!!
I did enjoy how she slowly revealed the back story of Miller. The author expertly answers or finishes what was begun in the first book. I generally find most books formulaic however I must admit there were some surprises in this book that were hard to predict. Even if this book followed a formula I did not care. The characters are so rich that the listener becomes invested in them making you root for thier happiness or demise.
I did find at times that Livvy's decisions or actions were ridiculous however I recognized that my reaction spoke more to my own way of dealing with things than the characters. Just when I think she was weak she showed a little "Sass"!
My favorite scene was directly after the closet scene. Miller's arrival and actions just endeared me more to his character. You fall for him even more as you see this powerful man succumb to his emotions. Miller Hart is EVERYTHING!!!
Some imperfections make the man!!
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