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 daddy to an adorable little girl. My two worlds are about to collide with the force of a supernova. Once Raya knows the truth, will she be able to accept all I am?
Jodi Ellen Malpas has created yet another captivating and seductive romance with this follow up novella from her This Man Trilogy. All I Am features Jessie’s friend, the very dominant and totally swoonworthy Drew Davies, and his super steamy story is sure to keep you glued to the pages!
Drew is a bit hardened from his past with women, namely due to the completely batshit crazy and manipulative mother of his child, Coral. He has written off relationships all together, and saves the only room in his heart for his daughter, Georgia. Raya Rivers is looking for an escape – anything to take her mind off of her present misery. When the two strangers first meet, it is for one purpose only, sex. Both make it perfectly clear they are not looking for relationships, and their passionate ‘sexcapades’ provide the perfect distraction they need from their everyday lives. However, as their relationship billows over into the realm of Drew’s real estate business, so do their feelings, and neither can resist their passionate draw to each other. Drew becomes totally consumed with thoughts of Raya, begins breaking all of his own rules, and becomes determined to know what is haunting the gorgeous and mysterious woman.
I absolutely adored Drew’s character as a sweet and loving father to Georgia, and I completely sympathized with him in his situation in dealing with Coral. He was strong and determined in what he wanted, yet I loved his softer and funny inner monologue as he battled in his feelings towards Raya. Talk about a woman that can bring a man to his knees… Raya completely bewitched Drew with her allure, and he didn’t even see it coming! Their passion was like dynamite between them, and their sexual proclivities totally made me blush from the get-go. Seriously, I swear I needed a fan for all of their sexy sizzle!
I really enjoyed seeing the characters from the This Man Series again. If you haven’t read that series yet, then you must! All of their lives have changed so much, and it was nice to see how all of their friendships have kept close like one big family. Drew, Sam, and Jesse really are like brothers with their ‘man dates’ and all of their ribbing and teasing with each other. I wish I could say the same for Coral… My goodness, I didn’t think that I could actually despise a character so much! However, her awfulness only enhanced my feelings for what an incredible guy Drew was to tolerate her for his daughter.
I love Malpas’s ability to create these hardened alpha males and their strong-willed heroines who blow their minds, break down all their barriers, and reveal such a softness within them. Her descriptive writing brings such a reality to her complex characters, who are broken and you can’t help but love. Her kapow factor that she puts in her sexy scenes is intense, and her sweet happily ever after’s are just the perfect balance to melt your heart!
This is a great read, and I highly recommend you meet Drew Davies in this incredibly sexy and sweet romance!
*** 5 Stars for Me! ***
*** ARC Kindly provided by the author in exchange for an honest review ***
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About the Author:
Jodi Ellen Malpas was born and raised in the Midlands’ town of Northampton, England, where she lives with her two boys. Working for her father’s construction business full-time, she tried to ignore the lingering idea of writing until it became impossible. She wrote in secret for a long time before finally finding the courage to unleash her creative streak, and in October 2012 she released This Man. She took a chance on a story with some intense characters and sparked incredible reactions from women all over the world. Writing powerful love stories and creating addictive characters have become her passion, a passion she now shares with her devoted readers.
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