One Night Promised (One Night #1) by Jodi Ellen Malpas

Book Description:

Published: July 14, 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..

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OMG!!!!!

I just finished listening to this book, which  is the first in a trilogy, and my hands are shaky and my breathing is ragged. I just have to sit here for a minute to collect myself….. Okay, that’s better.

Livy first sees M (Miller) when he comes into the coffee shop where she works and she can’t believe how breathtakingly beautiful he is. He’s dressed impeccably and she can tell he is a rich, polished  gentleman.

M is taken with Livy too and asks her for twenty-four hours alone with him so he can “worship her”. After awhile and thinking about the pros and cons, Livy gives in and says “Yes”.

Their arrangement does not go smoothly and there are serious arguments on both sides. There are jealousies and hurt feelings and there is gentle lovemaking and harsh rough f*cking.

Livy can’t stay away from M even though she knows it would be to her benefit and he is totally obsessed with her. Livy has a past that haunts her every day and only at the end does she find out that M has one just as bad, and it’s not his OCD.

This is a story that will grab you by the nape of the neck and not let go.

If you’re looking for a new erotic romance to read, I highly recommend One Night Promised.

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Every Fifteen Minutes by Lisa Scottoline

Book Description:

Published: April 14, 2015

Dr. Eric Parrish is the Chief of the Psychiatric Unit at Havemeyer General Hospital outside of Philadelphia. Recently separated from his wife Alice, he is doing his best as a single Dad to his seven-year-old daughter Hannah. His work seems to be going better than his home life, however. His unit at the hospital has just been named number two in the country and Eric has a devoted staff of doctors and nurses who are as caring as Eric is. But when he takes on a new patient, Eric’s entire world begins to crumble. Seventeen-year-old Max has a terminally ill grandmother and is having trouble handling it. That, plus his OCD and violent thoughts about a girl he likes makes Max a high risk patient. Max can’t turn off the mental rituals he needs to perform every fifteen minutes that keep him calm. With the pressure mounting, Max just might reach the breaking point. When the girl is found murdered, Max is nowhere to be found. Worried about Max, Eric goes looking for him and puts himself in danger of being seen as a “person of interest” himself. Next, one of his own staff turns on him in a trumped up charge of sexual harassment. Is this chaos all random? Or is someone systematically trying to destroy Eric’s life?

New York Times best selling author Lisa Scottoline’s visceral thriller, Every Fifteen Minutes,brings you into the grip of a true sociopath and shows you how, in the quest to survive such ruthlessness, every minute counts.

Review –

Great story line and had me hooked from the beginning. I thought I knew who the sociopath was but I was wrong and I love it when that happens because that means the story was not as predictable as I had first thought. I had the audio version and the only thing that kept it from getting a five-star rating was the narrator. He was bland and  I thought  he needed more emotion in his speech.

Great read, be sure and give it a try.

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