In All I Am, Jodi Ellen Malpas delivers a fast-paced contemporary romance with BDSM elements that capture the reader’s attention from the start.
Drew is a cold-hearted man who doesn’t care for a relationship. In any other story, he’d be a total jerk and come across like every other hero. Except, he isn’t. I think Jodi Ellen Malpas does a fine job of justifying his reasons for being who he is by the love he professes for his daughter Georgia. He’s not afraid to play dress up and wear a tiara if his daughter wants him to, the same as he isn’t afraid to tie someone up to a St. Andrew’s cross at the club.
I think Raya’s reasons for going to the club looking for an escape from her troubles aren’t strong enough, though at the end everything works out for her and Drew. Maybe because while the reader believes it will be yet another predictable ending, it is not.
I enjoyed reading about the characters from the previous books, and the comical element they added to the story and how they softened Drew’s character and made him more likeable and relatable to the reader.
Overall, I loved this story. Though it is short, it doesn’t feel like it. Fans of Jodi Ellen Malpas are in for a treat with Drew and Raya’s story.
All I Am: Drew's Story (This Man #3.5)
Jodi Ellen Malpas
June 18th 2017
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?
Evie is a certified PMP by day. Reading has been and always will be one of her favorite pastimes, but she also enjoys sharing her thoughts about other interests. A romantic at heart, she’s an eclectic music junkie and wine lover. Checking out nearby restaurants featured on the Food Network is a must, and HGTV is usually to blame for all the decorating and redecorating in her house. Travel is part of her life agenda, and the beach is her own personal space to dream and relax.