Promised by Jodi Ellen Malpas
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Prologue was a little off and annoying, we are left second guessing for a while, what this was all about and it dragged for a bit, but we get there! We start to know Livy and her actions, understanding something about her, her mother’s past and Livy’s issues with men.
She sounded desperate to hide but then she jumps straight on, with M a (mystery) man she just met, a little weird, don’t you think? She wants to feel alive, she needs to take that risk, when with him, exploring, but at the same time she runs away at the first obstacle she encounters… insecure and a little childish…keeps apologizing her life with the situation of taking care of her Nan and not becoming her mother…
Nan was a funny lady and her 80% gay friend too!
It starts as an arrangement, this can never end well, we are talking about feelings, not transactions, but this couple doesn’t know this simple fact yet and with a lot of sensual scenes, yes, chemistry between them? Didn’t felt that, I think it was forced, but they both needed a distraction and they were going to learn hard, either way.
Livy jumps into a new thing… M. M was a little hard to like. Controlling , compulsive, possessive, stalker in a creepy way, no emotion what so ever, he never smiled. He act like he owned her, that grab her neck almost hurting thing… stressful… his poker face… and the way he talked, he spoke like he was older and very repetitive, was annoying me! As you wish my a**!
“I’ll never hurt you, I will worship you for 24 hours…” A man all about manners, but only to himself… Didn’t like his personality, he was correcting everything about her like he was better… There are some alphas and there’s M… he did know how to pleasure slowly though, but that’s all, we kind of forget about that with his coldness.
We found out a lot more about M when the book it’s almost over, I saw that coming but never expect that aggressive end… and Jody please! You’ve done it! I want to know more and now I have to wait for the second book!
I’m not quite finish with you, Miller!
But I love Jesse Ward!