- File Size: 3598 KB
- Print Length: 178 pages
- Publisher: Forever Yours (June 18, 2017)
- Publication Date: June 18, 2017
- Sold by: Hachette Book Group
- Language: English
- ASIN: B071R1V5DR
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #18,196 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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All I Am: Drew's Story (A This Man Novella) (Kindle Single) Kindle Edition
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Drew is deeply into BDSM life style and used to be a regular member of Manor, Jesse Ward's sex club. Since the closing of Manor, Drew has become a regular visitor at Hux, a decadent club where any raw sexual desire is quenched. Raya Rivers requests someone cold, emotionless, and filthy to fulfill her fantasy, and Drew signs up to take care of her. He realizes that Raya is different and carries some deep sorrow that gets past his carefully constructed walls and makes him care.
First I need to say that I actually enjoyed reading This Man series. Jesse and Ava's love story was full of well written drama, angst, and explicit sex scenes, including some BDSM. I suspect that the author's decision to write Drew's story as a novella may have caused it to feel one-dimensional read to me. I could not get into the emotions or feelings of either Drew or Raya in the limited story format. One moment they were in a middle of raw BDSM scene at Hux, and next thing they were declaring love to each other. The development of their characters was superficial and without really letting the reader to get to know the real reason or emotions behind their life choices to enjoy sex club membership instead of committed relationship. At some point we learn the reason behind Drew's sexual fantasy life style as well as Raya's deep sorrow, but both rationales do not really feel realistic to me. I guess I am a bit tired of the sex manual romance novels that are unable to seduce the reader's mind into the emotion packed love story of the main characters. I find All I Am is another explicit sex manual without real romance behind it.
There’s just something about the young women who requested an encounter with someone just like him. Because beneath a tough exterior, she’s delicate and almost fragile – and she’s going to be the only one to reach far deeper than any other.
Raya Rivers is learning to numb her pain. Faceless and cold experiences seem to quiet her inner demons.
She wasn’t supposed to be attracted to him. She wasn’t supposed to want more. But now that all of the rules are broken, can they leave their past behind and move into the future – as a family.
Jodi Ellen Malpas continues the This Man series with yet another sensual knock-out! All I Am is infused with so much of her signature combination of heat and passion that it will have you squirming in your seat.
It’s a quick shot of a sultry narcotic with no antidote and we can never get enough…
As for the story I’m discussing now, we’re fast forwarding a bit to installment 3.5. Instead of Jesse and Ava being the focal point, we instead get more insight to one of Jesse’s best friends, Drew Davies. When I found out Drew was getting his own spotlight, I just about lost my composure. While reading the original trilogy, the readers seem to get insight to almost every other character… except him. I was stoked to finally get one-on-one time with him and find out why he was seemingly so elusive.
I was not disappointed.
I knew he was roped into a sham relationship of sorts when he unknowingly gets one of Jesse’s past conquests pregnant, but despite the headache of a woman he encountered in Coral, he adores his daughter, Georgia, more than words can express. In fact, Drew doesn’t have time for anyone or anything else but his little girl.
Burned in the past by women, Drew has closed himself off emotionally from any sort of romantic entanglement. He fills his days with work at a successful real estate company, and his free time doing one of three things; caring for his child, hanging out with his boys, Jesse and Sam, or getting lost in non-committal, erotic encounters at a club called Hux. Ever since Jesse found himself married and no longer the owner of The Manor, Drew has had to find other outlets to channel his pent up sexual energy. When Raya Rivers is brought to his attention, he finds himself at the center of the perfect scenario. She’s looking for someone cold, detached, and filthy she can fool around with, and forget. Too bad Drew bit off more than he could chew when it came to her.
Their encounter is explosive, and connected. Neither of them want to admit the spark they ignited when they came together, but it’s there, burning brightly. Drew is stuck in his ways, and has his routine, while Raya has demons of her own to face, and limited time left in the country.
Even though they keep meeting, and can’t seem to keep their hands off one another, neither Drew nor Raya will voice what they’re truly feeling inside.. until it might be too late.
This may have been a short story, but man, was there a LOT of story to tell in less than three hundred pages. It’s obvious that I adored Drew. Whether he was brooding and isolated, or caving into his heart’s desires, I swooned over him. I couldn’t blame Raya for having such mixed emotions about their whole scenario, because I was right there with her.
All I Am was packed to the brim with emotion and sensuality from beginning to end, and my only complaint was that I wanted more. Whenever it comes to anyone Malpas writes, I can never get enough. I’m so glad I not only got to re-visit the old crew and one of my favorite book boyfriends, but I’m elated I got to know Drew more. It thrilled me that I got to experience every moment he had not only with his daughter, but with Raya by his side as well! It may have been a rollercoaster of an emotional journey, but it was completely worth every minute and every page I turned!
Let’s not forget, All I Am is a This Man novella to begin with so yeah… we totally get more of Jesse, our Lord of the Manor… as if we will ever get enough of THE LORD, like ever. By the way, I picked up a jar of peanut butter at the market this morning and I didn’t even need it YET. HA! OooOoOO, and remember Sam? We get a taste of him in this short gem as well. Hey Jodi – think you can give Sam a story as well? I mean, I am SURE I am not asking for too much – it’s not like I am known to be greedy or anything.
Lord of the Manor fans, you will definitely enjoy All I Am – don’t miss it!!
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And what a great ending...And another great alpha male to love!