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…
This is the 2nd book in the One Night trilogy and if you haven’t read book one- it is HIGHLY recommend that you stop reading this review and go read book one. WARNING– this review may contain spoilers from One Night: Promised!
“You’re my habit, Olivia Taylor… You belong to me.”
All of Olivia Taylor’s concerns about her past and Miller Hart not being able to accept her and even that he would leave her once he found out her secrets, was a wasted concern. Especially after the shocking revelations we’re revealed about him at the end of One Night: Promised. As hard as it was for Livy to walk away from him, given everything they shared, she had to.
“All of my effort, my cautious approach, and the protective shields I worked hard to put in place were obliterated the day I met Miller Hart.”
Livy’s past and present collide when William Anderson comes back into her life. He desperately wants her away from Miller and seems to be willing to do just about anything to make sure this happens. His invested interest in Livy brings a lot of tension and conflict to not only Livy, but to others in her life. I didn’t understand Livy’s willingness to listen to William. This is a man that is certainly no better than Miller in his indiscretions, yet she was willing to believe what he tells her instead of listening to her heart.
“I’m your someone. Everyone has a someone, and I’m your’s, like you are mine.”
This book gave us a glimpse into Miller’s past, which I was happy about. It helped answer a lot of questions I had from book one and it certainly explained why he is the way he is. Just as Miller seems to have two different sides to him, I found myself having two completely different reactions to how I felt about him in this book. On the one hand I found myself cringing at certain aspects to his personality. He seemed to have the ability to go from “nice guy” to “douchey asshole” in no time and could literally turn this on and off. Plus his temper was really out of control. But then I loved the tender, loving, vulnerable, and sweet side he had when it was just him and Livy.
“Accept me as I am, sweet girl, because it’s so much better than what I was.”
In my review of One Night: Promised, I failed to mention the amazing supporting characters in this book and they definitely should be recognized. Nan, Livy’s grandma, is so funny and is such a “spit-fire.” The scene where she was showing how she can bump and grind had me laughing out loud. George is Nan’s “friend” (although he wants to be more) and is a hilarious, flirtatious, over-all sweet old guy! Gregory is Livy’s best friend and always seems to know exactly when and what she needs from him. However, in this book we see a completely different Gregory and not one that I particularly liked. He was much more possessive, aggressive, and in general just kind of a jerk.
Just like with the first book in this series, I really went back and forth on loving this book and then at times wanting to throw my kindle. Livy frustrated me beyond belief on so many occasions and I didn’t understand why so many outside influences could have such an impact on Olivia and Miller’s relationship. But, everything definitely makes sense in the end and of course I am anxious to read and see where the final book in the trilogy goes, which comes out in February.
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. Writing powerful love stories and creating addictive characters have become her passion – a passion she now shares with her devoted readers.