ALL I AM
Series: This Man #3.5
Author: Jodi Ellen Malpas
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: June 18, 2016
From #1 New York Times bestselling author Jodi Ellen Malpas comes a new novella in the This Man series. You don’t need to read the series to enjoy this story, but if you’re already a Jesse Ward fan, just wait till you see the advice he gives Drew about falling in love.
I thought I had control. I was so, so wrong . . .
I don’t need a relationship.
I have Hux, a decadent club where I quench whatever raw desire I choose. I take pleasure and I give it—no strings attached. So when Raya Rivers comes in asking for someone cold, emotionless, and filthy . . . well, no man ever takes his wicked pleasure quite the way I do.
Only Raya is different. Vulnerable. And carrying some deep sorrow that gets past all my carefully constructed walls and inexplicably makes me care. Now craving controls me. Ice has given way to red-hot need.
But Raya has no idea about my other life—my real life. That I’m a daddy to an adorable little girl.
My two worlds are about to collide with the force of a supernova. And once Raya knows the truth, will she be able to accept all I am?
What a better way to celebrate – for those celebrating – Father’s Day than with Super Dad himself, Drew Davies?! Well, I’ll tell you, All I Am is an deliciously hot way to spend a couple of hours and will leave wanting even more from Jodi Ellen Malpas’ This Man series!
I can’t express how excited I was when Jodi first announced she was releasing this novella, since, like most of you who have read The lord of the Manor trilogy, I always craved more and more of this fantastic universe. And that’s exactly what JEM gave us!
Eight years after the end of This Man Confessed, Drew, that we know as the most broody and introvert of the hot trio of friends, is now a single parent – thanks to Cora’s devious and revolting shenanigans – of an adorable little girl, the good that came of of something awful.
Georgia is the center of his universe, his everything, and he wants nothing else apart from the occasional and detached liaisons at his usual sex club. And that is exactly where he meets Raya, the woman who’s going to push his world out of kilter, and make his question all this stone written resolutions.
For the first time I can remember, I’m envious of my friends’ contentment. Both Jesse and Sam are still head over heels, eight years later. I honestly never thought they would find women who could handle them. And now it’s just me. It never bothered me before now.
But don’t think it was an easy ride, which surprised me due to the length of story. Raya has major hung-ups of her own,very valid ones I’d say, and both struggle with this insane lust and magnetism. They both have complicated situations and pasts, but for me, Drew’s pushing away, along with some other details and actions in their story, kind of put me off, and stole from my full enjoyment. Don’t get me wrong, I still devoured it, like everything JEM writes, but Drew’s almost to the end resistance to Arya’s importance and giving into his feelings took far too long and dominated the novella. That being sad, revisiting all the gang and seeing Jesse in all his Alpha hotness was priceless. Drew should have listen to the man! He got his woman and his HEA, so he knows what he’s talking about, lol!
“What?” he questions. Jesse’s eyes roll dramatically, his big chest expanding under his Ralph Lauren shirt on an inhale. “You practically trampled a guy.” He toasts me with his glass. “That’s a fucking huge red flag, mate.”
I stare at my bottle moodily. “He was a cock.” Sam and Jesse both laugh. “I’m glad you two are finding this amusing.” I’m in fucking bits here.
Sam’s palm lands on my good shoulder. “It happens to the best of us, my man. I have fucking battle wounds from the cat-and-mouse games Kate had me playing, and worst of all I didn’t even realize I was fucking playing. Women do that. Make you lose your sense and perspective.”
OMG, and the scene of the three men with Georgia was the best!!! I’ll not spoil it for you, but really it was a major highlight and put a huge smile on my face!
Jodi gave us yet another amazingly well written story, with complex characters in Drew and Raya, and a speedy emotional roller coaster that you MUST read! Even if you haven’t read the original trilogy – what are you waiting for??? – you can still fully enjoy and understand this book, and for those who read, I’m sure you’re already digging into it, because hello… Jesse Ward! But if you aren’t here’s your chance. Believe me, you will not want to miss this über sexy, emotional and funny novella! Now, counting down the days for The Forbidden! <3 <3 <3 <3
“Georgia asked me if I loved you. And you know what? I do. What else could explain this madness?”
British talent Jodi Ellen Malpas sold hundreds of thousands of e-books of her passionately erotic trilogy This Man before landing a major US publishing deal and sailing straight to the top of the New York Times bestsellers chart in a few short months. Success quickly followed in the UK, with thousands of readers falling head-over-heels for the devastatingly handsome Lord of the Manor Jesse Ward and his feisty counterpart, Ava O’Shea, as all three books became major Sunday Times bestsellers. This was followed by further success with her second series One Night, which introduced the irresistibly enigmatic M.
Jodi was born and raised in the Midlands town of Northampton, England, where she lives with her two boys and a beagle. She is a self-professed daydreamer, a Converse and, mojito addict, and has a terrible weak spot for Alpha Males.