Sunday 18 June 2017

✪ Jodi Ellen Malpas ✪ ALL I AM ✪ #DrewsStory #ThisMan3.5 ✪ #Giveaway & #Excerpt ✪

© Bianca Janeane ✰ 

• Drew's story
• A This Man Spin-Off Novella #3.5
• 18 June 2017
• standalone! You don't need to know the THIS MAN series - but you should, obviously ☺

5 Stars


You don't need to read the series to enjoy this story. But if you're already a Jesse Ward fan, just wait until 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 Im 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?

We all remember Drew from Ava & Jesse's books. He and Sam were, and still are, Jesse's best friends. And towards the end of book 3 we found out that he was going to be dad soon - from that stupid woman who wanted to pretend it was Jesse's baby! Remember? I didn't completely remember, so I did a re-read through all 3 books! ☺

Drew is now 39 years old and his daughter Georgia is 7.
He has her four days a week and when she's with her mother Drew likes to visit a sex club.
Ever since Jesse closed his club, Drew has been going to one in the city. HUX.
One night the boss there gave him the number of a girl who was looking for someone for a night. For a no-string-no-feelings-cold-emotionless-fu*k. Perfect for Drew.
But as soon as he sees and starts to touch Raya he suddenly starts feeling things.

He doesn't do feelings. All his feelings belong to his daughter!!!

Jesus Christ, this woman could be my downfall. Could make me forget who I am. All I am.

But he just can't stay away from this girl!
Jesse is convinced he's crazy in love - because Jesse knows these things! ☺
But Drew doesn't want his sex-club-life touching his family-life.
And also, Raya is so very secretive and mysterious and sad and...grrr.... he has to find out more about her!




Such a great novella!
We hadn't heard anything from the This Man world in such a long time! And now here they are! Drew, Sam, Ava AND JESSE!
And while Jesse is his usual adorable, crazy self - this novella is about Drew!
And he's going crazy too, just like Jesse did about Ava.
He never wanted to have a relationship - he has his daughter, his business, and his sex club, that's all he needs. But Raya is driving him insane! He can't stop thinking about her. And of course it might have been possible to forget her, but then she goes and hires Drew's company - not knowing it's Drew's!
It's so sweet, but also almost painful, to watch poor Drew fall in love with a woman for the first time in his life!!! I loved it!
And I also loved those many very erotic moments!!! Phew! (even though I don't need chains in the bedroom - at all! Drew loves them! And we love Drew!)
And those sweet daddy-daughter moments! Awww.
And we still hate the hell out of Drew's baby momma! Horrible person!
We also gets lots of awwws and laughs in with Sam and Jesse! *swoon*
Perfect novella!

ALL I AM was such an adorably beautiful & exciting & erotic & funny romance! Run to your nearest amazon for your own perfect addition to the THIS MAN series! Hurry, or Jesse will eat all the peanut butter by himself! ☺

P.S. I also made a little picture - but the quote I put on the picture is from way back in the book, so if you don't want to be spoiled - well it's not a spoiler, but it's still from the almost-end! I'll put it on the bottom of the review ↓

ARC received for an honest review

Not going to lie - I have terrible bookzheimer's and it has been such a long time since I dipped my toe into the This Man series that I couldn't remember who Drew was - at first.

It didn't take me long to remember Drew and Sam - you know, Jesse Ward's best friends, regulars at The Manor and all that.

There was so much I had forgotten. I had forgotten about Drew's daughter Georgia.  I had forgotten how much of a conniving cow her mother Coral was - I think I had repressed those memories as they mad me so mad reading the earlier bookI wanted to forget her forever!

Drew is all business and no emotional connections - until the wonder that is Raya comes into his life.  She drives him bonkers - but in the best way.

I loved seeing Drew's vulnerability surface, love seeing him as more than the polished guy.  And OMG him with his daughter - ovaries exploding!  She is such a little scene stealer.

All I Am is a great novella, giving us Drew's story as well as a little snippet into Jesse and Ava, and Sam and Kate's worlds.  Sigh, it makes me want to go back and reread the This Man series all over again.

‘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.


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‘A lingering idea that I just couldn’t ignore.’ – Jodi Ellen Malpas

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 a 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. With so much love and enthusiasm from her readers, and a thirst for more of her words, 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. She’s now a proud #1 New York Times bestselling author – all six of her published novels having hit the New York Times best sellers list – as well as a Sunday Times bestseller and international best seller. Her work is published in over 20 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 Converse & mojito addict, 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.