A hot, sexy and drool worthy contemporary romance with flair…
It feels like I’ve been waiting for All I Am for years. From the moment I started This Man I knew I could never get enough of this series, I would never be satiated. Although this book is a part of the series, it is more of a spin-off and it tells Drew’s story. I was always really curious about Drew, especially after his little rendezvous with Sam and Kate… oh and after that whole baby mama saga. Yes, Coral is still a psycho… no, I still don’t even feel the slightest bit sorry for that— well, let’s just say, not very nice person.
I can’t even think of where to begin with All I am, maybe I should just say that anyone who doesn’t read it is plain old daft because it is on a level with the rest of the series. It is nothing short of incredible. The character development is bang on the money, and it was so awesome having more Jesse. One of the things that I actually REALLY loved was the time progression and how flawless the continuance is. All the front of house characters from the trilogy are back and, yup, they have aged and matured— however, they maintained their personalities and traits which made me fall for them in the first place. I loved that because it maintained the feel of the original trilogy even from Drew’s perspective. Unlike Jesse, Drew is very much into the lifestyle and this book is a lot heavier on the BDSM, even if it isn’t exactly a shag fest.
Saying that though, All I Am is definitely up there in the heat rungs. The chemistry between Drew and Raya is absolutely sweltering and it will definitely make a person melt into a blushing puddle. In true Malpas form, this story is passionate and delectable. I couldn’t get enough of it and in reality could’ve devoured so much more of it. Quite honestly, I just don’t think I will ever get enough of Jodi’s writing style and flair. She’s really a master with words and plots. True to her fashion the plot for All I Am is impeccably developed. The pace is perfect and the continuity is faultless.
In short, All I Am is a perfect addition to the This Man series. Raya is very much a heroine to be envied. She ticks all the great boxes. There wasn’t a single point that I disliked her or even wanted to dislike her. I know, that’s pretty off character for me… but, in all honesty, I just don’t think there could’ve been a better addition to this group. Raya really is perfect for Drew in every way. My only complaint is that I wish this was a full length novel. Not that it feels rushed, but I just devoured it too quickly. I really hope that we get Sam and Kate’s story next. I’d like to see more of these two. They feel like they’re still in the honeymoon phase. Even after several years they’re still, well, they’re still them!
About the Book
All I Am, an all-new story in the This Man Series from Jodi Ellen Malpas is available now!!
A new novella featuring Drew from the #1 New York Times bestselling This Man trilogy!
I’ve been revisiting a few old friends. You remember Drew? The dark, mysterious pal of Jesse’s? The cool guy, who kept himself to himself? Yes, him! It’s time for Drew to shine in a brand-spanking-new THIS MAN Novella coming June 18th! I can’t tell you how much fun I’ve had going back to my roots, and I just know you’re gonna LOVE Mr Davies. I hope a little something while you’re waiting for THE FORBIDDEN (Aug 8th) will put a smile on your face as wide as mine ☺
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 do you want, Raya?’
She steps toward me tentatively, as if she’s questioning what she’s doing. And when she reaches me, her chest pressed to mine, she gazes up at me. ‘I don’t know.’ Her eyes are wild and unsure. ‘But I know that every time we’re close, something powerful takes over. And you’re trying hard to fight it. You’re warm and cold. What are you scared of?’
‘You.’ My mouth is on her before I can think better of it, and I’ve lifted her from her feet before my tongue breaches the seam on her lips. We should talk, but this is the only thing I know what to say right now, and when her arms circle my shoulders, her mouth opening up, inviting me in, I know she’s okay with it. I know she gets it.
With one arm around her waist holding her to me and one secured on the nape of her neck, I walk to my office, my kiss deep, my blood racing, my heart bouncing off my ribcage. I set her on her feet and take the hem of her dress, pulling it up over her head, losing her lips for just a second in the process. She wrenches my shirt open, scattering buttons in the process, her hands immediately finding my skin beneath. My forward steps encourages her backwards, our kiss deepening as she unfastens my trousers and I push her knickers down her thighs.
We’re all over the place, desperation getting the better of us, a mess of tongues, hands and bodies. I pull some strength from nowhere, seize her hands and break our kiss, breathing heavily. Her unsure brown eyes soon prompts me to start ridding myself of the rest of my clothes, all under her watchful gaze. Until I’m naked.
‘This wasn’t supposed to happen,’ she whispers.
About the Author
Jodi Ellen Malpas wrote her debut series, The This Man Trilogy, in secret, worried about what people might think if they knew what her imagination was capable of. She was shocked herself. But she finally found the courage to unleash her creative streak and self-published THIS MAN – the first book of the This Man Trilogy – in October 2012. She took a chance on the story with a hero who soon became one of modern day fictions most prolific alpha male characters. Jesse Ward – also affectionately known as The Lord of The Manor, sparked incredible reactions from women across the globe and catapulted Jodi into the world of women’s fiction.
Jodi went on to self-publish the second book in the trilogy, Beneath This Man in Jan 2013, just before Grand Central Publishing, part of the Hachette Book Group, picked up the popular trilogy and the unknown Jodi. The third book of the trilogy, This Man Confessed, took Jodi to the top of the bestsellers lists, earning her the proud title of #1 New York Times Bestselling Author. This Man has since been voted one of the top romance novels of all time.
With so much love, enthusiasm and a thirst for her words from her readers, Jodi suddenly wasn’t afraid of her imagination anymore. She went on to write The One Night Trilogy with the delectable and mysterious Miller Hart, and stole the hearts of her readers once again. Her first stand-alone novel, THE PROTECTOR, released in September 2016 and has since been nominated for a Reviewers’ Choice Best Book Award. Jodi’s next stand-alone novel. THE FORBIDDEN, is set for release in August 2017.
All seven of her published novels have hit the New York Times best sellers list – as well as the Sunday Times list and various international best seller lists. Her work is now published in over 24 languages across the world.
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 mojito addict, is famous for her obsession with Converse, and has a terrible weak spot for Alpha Males. Writing powerful love stories and creating addictive characters has become her passion – a passion she now shares with her devoted readers