Monday, December 22, 2014


By: Jodi Ellen Malpas
Published By: Grand Central Publishing
Released : Available Now
Details: Paperback from library, 402 Pages


Blurb: Goodreads

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.

BOOK REVIEW by Michelle:

This beautiful, pure girl has fallen in love with the big bad wolf.

This is my first JEM read. I haven’t started with This Man. I think it was only because my library catered to this series, so I went with it first.

I know everybody goes Barney Bananas for the This Man series. I am even more intrigued now to read it now that I have had a taste of JEM’s writing.

Livy has her secrets.

Miller ( Love his name) has his secrets. He is mysterious and you had better look at him when you answer his questions. He is a little OCD that way. It is the first time I have read a Miller in a book.

Big tick for name originality.

Miller is very sexual.

*Fans oneself * 

He wants to worship Livy when they can both be on the same page. There is a lot of running and chasing and sexing.

Miller is very delicious and eccentric with his ways.

He likes to thing.

I had my theories when reading and I was somewhat correct, but I still got a very powerful WT at the end of this book.

I think my fave part was the last few chapters.

This is a gradually paced read. I kept turning the pages because I knew JEM was an awesome writer and I wanted to know. I had something pegged from fairly early in and I have to read the second book to see if I am correct. Luckily I have it in my hot little grabby, grabby hands.

I think this book is certainly worth those last few chapters that really make the story plot POP!


I really like Gran and George. They are a fun asset to the story line. I think at one stage George was a little bit gobsmacked with Livy and her dress.

I think what I took most from this book, my first JEM read, was how visual her male character is in my mind. The little things she does to tweak his character. Also, the way Livy would inner monologue on Miller and her understandings of his eccentricity.

I really can’t wait to meet Jesse Ward now. I read this book without being aware of Mr Ward. It made reading about Miller without prejudices or comparisons to the infamous Mr Ward.

Apparently I’m going to be ruined once I meet him.



  1. After our offline convo I'm surprised you still have time to read and review books! Bravo!


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