Friday, February 20, 2015

One Night Unveiled by Jodi Ellen Malpas Blog Tour

A life without secrets and a passion without end . . .The story of Livy and M's passionate love affair comes to a stunning conclusion in the final book in the One Night trilogy!

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 . . .

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There are no interferers here in New York – no one to try to take away his most prized possession. I’m his most prized possession. And it’s a title I’m thrilled to have. It’s also a burden I’m willing to shoulder. Because I know that the sanctuary we’ve created here is only temporary. Facing that dark world is a battle hovering on the horizon of our current almost perfect existence. And I hate myself for doubting the strength within me to see us through it – the strength Miller is so confident I have.

A mild stirring beside me pulls me back into the lavish suite we’ve called home since we arrived in New York, and I smile when I see him nuzzle into his pillow on a cute murmur. His dark waves are a mussed mess upon his lovely head and his jaw shadowed by coarse stubble. He sighs and pats around half asleep until his palm feels its way up to my head and his fingers locate my wild locks. My smile widens as I lie still and let my gaze linger on his face, feeling his fingers combing through my hair as he settles again. This has become another habit of my perfect part-time gentleman. He’ll twiddle with my hair for hours, even in his sleep. I’ve woken with knots on a few occasions, sometimes with Miller’s fingers still caught up in the strands, but I never complain. I need the contact – any contact – from him. My eyelids slowly close, soothed by his touch. But all too soon, my peace is bombarded by unwelcome visions – including the haunting sight of Gracie Taylor. I snap my eyes open and bolt upright in bed, wincing when my head gets yanked back and my hair pulled. ‘Shit!’ I hiss, reaching up to begin the meticulous task of unravelling Miller’s fingers from my hair. He grumbles a few times but doesn’t wake, and I rest his hand on the pillow before pulling myself softly to the edge of the bed. Glancing over my naked shoulder, I see Miller lost in a deep sleep and silently hope his dreams are serene and blissful. Unlike mine. Letting my feet find the plush carpet, I push myself up, having a little stretch and a sigh. I remain standing beside the bed, staring blankly out the huge window. Could I really have seen my mother for the first time in eighteen years? Or was it just a hallucination brought on by stress?

‘Tell me what’s troubling that beautiful mind of yours.’ His sleepy rasp interrupts my thoughts and I turn to find him lying on his side, praying hands resting under his cheek. I force a smile, one I know won’t convince him, and let Miller and all of his perfection distract me from my inner turmoil.

‘Just daydreaming,’ I say quietly, ignoring his doubtful expression. I’ve mentally tortured myself since we boarded that plane, replayed that moment over and over, and my quiet pensiveness has been silently noted by Miller. Not that he’s pressed me on it, leaving me certain that he thinks I’m reflecting on the trauma that has landed us in New York. He would be partly right. Many events, revelations, and visions have plagued my mind since arriving here, making me resentful that I can’t fully appreciate Miller and his devotion to worshipping me.

‘Come here,’ he whispers, remaining still with no gesture or encouragement, only his quiet, commanding words.

‘I was going to make coffee.’ I’m a fool to think I can avoid his questions or concern for much longer.

‘I’ve asked once.’ He pushes himself to his elbow and cocks his head. His lips are pressed into a straight line, and his crystal blue eyes are burning through me. ‘Don’t make me repeat myself.’

I shake my head mildly on a sigh and slip back between the sheets, crawling into his chest while he remains still and allows me to find my place.

Once I’m settled, his arms encircle me and his nose goes straight to my hair. ‘Better?’

I nod into his chest and stare across the planes of his muscles while he feels me everywhere and takes deep breaths. I know he’s desperate to comfort and reassure me. But he hasn’t. He’s allowed me my quiet time and I know it’s been incredibly difficult for him. I’m overthinking. I know it, and Miller knows it, too.

He pulls out of the warmth of my hair and spends a few moments arranging it just so. Then he focuses worried blues on mine. ‘Never stop loving me, Olivia Taylor.’

‘Never,’ I affirm, guilt settling deep. I want to reassure him that my love for him shouldn’t be of any concern – none at all. ‘Don’t overthink.’ I reach up and drag my thumb across his full bottom lip and watch as he blinks lazily and shifts his hand to clutch mine at his mouth.

He flattens my palm and kisses the centre. ‘It’s a two-way street, gorgeous girl. I can’t see you sad.’

‘I have you. I couldn’t possibly be sad.’

He gives me a mild smile and leans forward to plant a delicate kiss on the end of my nose. ‘I beg to differ.’

‘You can beg all you like, Miller Hart.’ I’m quickly seized and pulled onto his front, his thighs spreading so I’m cradled between them. He clenches my cheeks in his palms and reaches forward with his lips, leaving them millimetres away from mine with hot air spreading across my skin. My body’s reaction isn’t something I can help. And I don’t want to.

‘Let me taste you,’ he murmurs, searching my eyes.

Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

Phenomenal job! Livy and Miller have such a volatile love theme going on that I was sure this wasn't going to be a HEA. It made me think that this is the kind of love that can get you killed. My brain has suffered so much angst I felt like I needed the epilogue at the end of this book, so I knew that they were happy. Thanks so much to the author for adding that. This book had so many surprises and everything came out. Well done. This is harsher than Fifty Shades, darker. I really enjoyed this series and really loved the characters. Nan was an absolute gem, and William with all his gruffness. Overall entertainment is five stars!

I think it's fair to say this series just didn't do it for me. The sexy, shocking man that was Miller Hart got left in Promised and didn't show back up. I got bored in Denied and should have stopped there, but I didn't I had to see what happened. I had to see if I could get back into the story. Unfortunately I could not.

While Unveiled is better than Denied it still lacked something. It was very drawn out. I found myself skimming throughout until the last 30-40%. One thing JEM can do is write a sex scene but even those were annoying me. There were just so many of them. The angst between them, the making up, the jealous possessiveness by both of them became repetitive.

I do enjoy JEM's writing style and look forward to her future works.

One Night Unveiled is the final book in the One Night trilogy and the conclusion of Livy and Miller’s story. Their tale resumes with them in New York, having fled the people that Miller works for. I really enjoyed the time that they had together in New York. It was nice to see Miller in a more relaxed environment because even though the threat was still there, it wasn’t breathing down their necks. Despite the mental turmoil Livy was experiencing from what she thought she saw when she boarded the plane, I found their time together there to be peaceful – well as peaceful as it could be with Miller’s OCD – and I felt like it helped to finish cementing their relationship. Boy was I wrong! Ms. Malpas took that quiet contentment, shattered it, shook it up, and I spent the rest of the book on edge waiting to learn how everything was going to play out.

With their return to London being just as frantic and unexpected as their departure, Livy soon finds that she is in far more danger than she realized. Livy’s recklessness and seemingly complete disregard for her own safety is my only complaint about Unveiled. Her recklessness is not new, but in the previous books it often mirrored that of her mother’s behavior and at times was the result of not being informed and therefore unaware of the consequences of her actions. However, in Unveiled she knows that she is in danger and yet she still sneaks away more than once because she doesn’t like being treated like a child. I just wanted to shake her and tell her to stop acting like one. Her curiosity and recklessness bordered on fatalistic – after all, curiosity killed the cat and she seemed hell-bent on learning that first hand.

As expected, the danger intensifies, the drama ensues, and Fate continues to throw curve balls at Livy. There are so many secrets revealed in this book that I was rendered speechless on more than one occasion. I was freaking out during the “father reveal” and even though I wasn’t surprised to learn who Livy’s father was, I was shocked at the circumstances surrounding it. The showdown between Miller and his “keeper” was astounding and perfect – couldn’t happen to a more deserving guy. And I have to express my gratitude to Ms. Malpas for the Epilogue. Not only did we get a glimpse into how Livy and Miller’s relationship has evolved, but we got to see it from Miller’s point of view. I LOVED being in Miller’s head and I must agree that 5 pairs of unmatched socks are 5 pairs too many. ;) One Night Unveiled is the perfect conclusion to Livy and Miller's story. I have thoroughly enjoyed the One Night series and I know that it is one that I will definitely reread, especially when I’m in the need for angst, drama, suspense, and superbly hot sex. I look forward to Ms. Malpas’s next endeavor.

Also Available in the One Night Series

One Night Promised

The new breathtaking novel from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the This Man trilogy


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…

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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

I actually bought this title from Amazon, and it was pretty good but reminded me a lot of Fifty Shades. Livy has a wild past and a not so calm future. Once she met Miller Hart though her future becomes clear. I liked Miller from the moment he entered, there's just something about a guy who is not afraid to speak his mind. His borderline OCD is kind of cute and quirky. As we peel back his layers though we realize that Miller has layers we can't even reach. There's a story there we just don't know what it is. Livy is beside herself when the fallout happens. As a spectator I can't really understand her anger, but he had plenty of times to come clean and didn't. I hope part two is more explanatory.

*** LOVED ***

Oh Miller Hart you are one sexy man!

Olivia Taylor first sees Miller Hart when he orders coffee from her at the coffee shop she works in. He's beautiful, sexy and demanding which makes her extremely nervous and it's the worst coffee he's ever tasted and he's not afraid to tell her about it.

Miller wants one night with Livy, one night filled with passion. One night neither of them will ever forget. What happens within that night is unexpected to both of them. Miller awakens something exciting in Livy, she wants more. Miller is so controlled and in charge at all times never letting his guard down, will he let Livy in? Can she see beyond his secrets? Will her past and future collide?

One Night Promised had me flying through the pages. I had to know what was going to happen, what the secret was. I can't wait to see how the rest of the series plays out.

So I have been patiently biding my time for Ms. Malpas to complete this series before I began it. Having read and loved her This Man trilogy, I wanted to be able to read the One Night trilogy back-to-back. The upside to this is that I managed to snag the first two books on sale. The downside is that it feels like I’ve had to wait forever – but that’s just me being whiny because it hasn’t taken that long. Having just finished reading Promised, I am soooooooooooo glad I waited because as soon as I finish writing this review, I will start Denied.

Because Promised is the first book in the trilogy, there is a lot that I don’t want to say because of the potential for spoilers, even spoilers that I may not know are spoilers. That said, the author does a great job of building the foundation for the series. Even though Livy and Miller are the focus, I found several of the side characters absolutely endearing. Livy’s grandmother Nan is a spunky, spitfire of a lady who reminds me of my own grandmother in many ways. Because of that, I could empathize with Livy’s desire to both hug her nan tight and throttle her. Livy’s best friend Gregory is perfect. Their easy flowing banter and affection insults speak of a well-established bond. And while Gregory is the source of many a laughs, it was the “semi and lingerie scene” that had me laughing so hard my stomach hurt … he did say he was 80% gay. But it is the chemistry between Livy and Miller that is the driving force behind the book. Their connection is instant, electric, frustrating, overwhelming, moth-to-a-flame hot, and oh so erotic. Let me clarify that by an instant connection, I am not saying insta-love but rather that instant attraction that leaves one mesmerized in the other’s presence. Ms. Malpas once again brings her “A-game” and treats the reader to seriously intoxicating sex scenes. Good grief!

With Livy and Miller, Ms. Malpas has created a rather fascinating set of characters that are made even more so as their pasts and secrets are revealed over the course of the novel. Because of the prologue, we have a foreshadowing of Livy’s secrets about her mother’s past and how it affected her choices in life. Although we don’t learn as many specifics about Miller – which only adds to his mystique – his OCD screams loudly of a troubled mind. Even knowing Ms. Malpas’s penchant for revealing the unexpected, Livy’s secret surprised me but Miller’s secret left me with my mouth hanging open – literally. It wasn’t even an OMG moment because I was just as stunned as Livy was. And in true Malpas style, Promised ended on a cliffhanger that left me screaming “NOOOOOOOOO!” while relieved that I waited to read the series all at once and chomping at the bit to begin Denied. Off to book two to spend more time with Livy and Miller. 

One Night Denied

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 . . .

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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

Livy really bottoms out at the beginning of this book.....pathetic much? I was on a rollercoaster for the first book but the second book kind of angered me. Why can't we start to heal? Why? Why must we add angst to the point where not much is making sense? I love you I can't be without walking out the f*cking door and I don't give a shit! Some of the characters in this book really don't make sense, and the scene where she walks out and then boom... Next chapter we are somehow in a hotel! At first I thought she was dreaming which would make sense. But no..... I have to agree by the end of this book that Miller is one f*cked up bruh! Now they're taking a plane out? Nan is 82... Why would Livy even entertain leaving her? It's like a train wreck but I have to see what happens next.

3.5 Stars
I don't know what happened from Promised to Denied. I was so looking forward to this read to see what would happen with Miller and Livy with William's added appearance. I was so disappointed. I was annoyed with Livy throughout this whole read. She was so back and forth. Running away every chance she got, but she just couldn't stay away.

It seems at one point there was a chapter removed. At the end of one chapter she runs away from Miller to the elevator he refuses to get in, the doors close. Next chapter starts with them in a hotel room? When did that happen?

I forced myself to finish, I just wanted it to end. I no longer found Miller to be the sexy man he was in Promised, by the end he was just annoying, selfish and needy. More secrets are exposed. Is it really worth it?

I'm invested at this point and need to see how this plays out. I am praying for a better finish.

Denied is the continuation of Livy and Miller’s story and picks up where Promised left off. Livy is left reeling from Miller’s revelation and their last encounter in the hotel. And if that were not enough, coming face-to-face with her mother’s pimp was too much for her to deal with. While Livy attempts to recover from her break with Miller, Fate seems intent on throwing him right back into her path. Unfortunately, Fate is not the only one invested in their relationship and the number of obstacles these two encounter (including themselves) is constantly increasing and potentially dangerous.

As if Denied being the second book in the trilogy isn’t bad enough, it is also a romantic suspense novel with an ever-increasing element of mystery that makes writing a spoiler-free review that much more difficult. I shall soldier on with my impressions of the characters and storylines. Ms. Malpas is one of a small pool of authors who can write on-again, off-again relationships without driving me bonkers. In all actuality, I expect it from her. The starts and stops to Livy and Miller’s relationship feel appropriate to the situation at the time – with each of them responsible for their own share of the break-ups and make-ups. There is a LOT of drama in this installment due to the sheer number of people who are against their relationship. Although Miller remains a rather elusive quantity, we do learn a fair amount about him and his past. I was just as heartbroken as Livy when learning about Miller’s past. The physical and emotional connection between the two seems even stronger than in the first book, which is to be expected as their relationship continues to deepen. I was appalled at Gregory’s ultimatum. I was pleased that William’s love for Livy outweighed his dislike of Miller. The action scene at the end of the book felt like a cliffhanger, until I got to the actual OMG-cliffhanger. Looking forward to finding out how it all ends in Unveiled.

Jodi Ellen Malpas was born and raised in the Midlands town of Northampton, England, where she lives with her two boys. Working for her father’s construction business full time, she tried to ignore the lingering idea of writing until it became impossible. She wrote in secret for a long time before finally finding the courage to unleash her creative streak, and in October 2012 she released This Man. She took a chance on a story with some intense characters and sparked incredible reactions from women all over the world. She’s now a proud #1 New York Times and Sunday Times Bestselling author.

Writing powerful love stories and creating addictive characters has become her passion – a passion she now shares with her devoted readers.

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of One Night Unveiled (One Night Trilogy #3) by Jodi Ellen Malpas to read and review for this tour. Reviews of One Night Promised and One Night Denied are from the reviewers’ personal copies of the books.

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