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..
The premise (at least initially) is fairly simple; M wants one night with Livy to show her all kinds of pleasure. This night is to be without any commitments or chance of more. Sexy times aside, the story has lots of drama. A lot of the problems stem from M's inability to answer any of Livy's questions (or to be honest) and Livy has problems with trusting people.
The secondary characters are a great addition. I particularly loved Livy's Gran, she's awesome!! Some of Livy's antics really made me smile, whilst others had me wanting to shout at her. M was both hot and infuriating, so I actually forgave Livy her dramatic tendencies. As we gained further insights into her past, it became easier to empathise with Livy's problems!
I have to say I had my suspicions about M's somewhat shifty behaviour and about Livy's backstory, but I didn't see THAT ending coming! Naughty JEM, we have to wait until November to see what happens next. One Night Promised, is sexy, dark, funny and hot - it's an adult read and definitely not for younger readers!