ARC Review: Promised by Jodi Ellen Malpas

Posted August 9, 2014 by Angela in Reviews / 6 Comments

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ARC Review: Promised by Jodi Ellen Malpas
by Jodi Ellen Malpas

4 Stars


Released: Promised
Series: One Night, #1
Published by Forever
Pages: 480
Format: eARC


It was erotic, romantic and it definitely has a good hint of mystery.” ~ Under the Covers

This is my first Malpas read and I can happily say that I am pleased. Though there’s a hint of Fifty in this book, it had its own originality. It was erotic, romantic and it definitely has a good hint of mystery.

The mystery of who M(Hero) was and what he does kept me turning the pages. The not knowing and the process of getting to know him was exciting.  The romance is a bit unorthodox, but I was captured with the courtship and their uncontrollable need to be with each other.

Malpas pushed my limits in the beginning. She had me questioning myself if I should go on with the book or not. See, the heroine Livy, made some choices that I totally disagree with, in terms of safety when it comes to dating. Very unlike the character since she is the timid and naïve type of heroine but she braved it due to her intrigue and attraction for M. I guess this is what’s good with these types of books; it tends to rattle us up. Well, I’m glad I kept on because this book is good!

The steam in this book was at a pretty high level. It’s not heavy bdsm nor is vanilla but it is sexyt! You’ll feel the strong attraction between the couple from the beginning until the end. Miller is so damn hot, I don’t’ know how Livy can contain herself.

There were some unexpected twists and a bit of angst but it wasn’t to the extreme. The ending…I really didn’t see coming. There was a cliffhanger ending and it was a doozy. I found myself flipping the pages back and forth to make sure it had ended. It will leave you wanting more. Cliffhangers never bothered me but if you don’t like them, I suggest holding off until the next book is released. But make sure you get to it; you don’t want to miss out on this one.

*ARC provided by publisher

One night promised
Book 1

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About Jodi Ellen Malpas

Jodi Ellen Malpas was born and raised in the Midlands town of Northampton, UK, where she lives with her family. Working for the family construction business fulltime and with the prospect of taking it over once her father retired, she tried to ignore the lingering idea of writing a novel until it became impossible. She finally found the time and courage to release her creative streak and in October 2012 self-published This Man as an e-book. She took a chance on a story with some intense characters, notably Mr. Jesse Ward, the Lord of the Manor, and sparked incredible reactions from women all over the world. Two months later, Jodi made the decision to give up her day job to concentrate on her new and very unexpected career in writing.


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I am young at heart and a die hard romantic living in California.I am happily married to a man who understands my love for reading, blogging and my book boyfriends. I have two beautiful girls who are also avid readers but forbidden to any of my books.I like running, CrossFit and eat healthy but not necessarily good at it.My motto is “I have the right to choose my calories” and often, my choice of poison is a bag of Flammin’ Hot Cheetos.

I coblog and review here at Under the Covers and occasionally review for Hot Listens.I love to read PNR, UF, Contemporary, New Adult, and Romantic Suspense. Occasionally, I will venture to Erotica, BDSM reads and rarely Historical Romance. There are some sub-genres that I don’t always enjoy, but I’m open to stepping out of my comfort zone.For the most part, as long as there’s a hint of romance, I’m pretty much in.
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Thanks for the review Angela

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You’re welcome, Timitra! ~Ang


I want to read this but will wait….thanks for the warning about the beginning and the cliffhanger….thanks angela

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Elizabeth, You’re welcome. You dont have too long to wait. It comes out November. Make sure you get to it, it’s good. ~ang

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Thanks for the review, I haven’t read anything by Jodi Ellen Malpas but I have part of her other series on my TBR pile.

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