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All I Am: Drew’s Story
This Man #3.5
Jodi Ellen Malpas
June 18th 2017

 

A new novella featuring Drew from the #1 New York Times bestselling This Man trilogy!

Jodi:
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?

 

Lets get one thing straight right from the beginning – reading All I Am (This Man #3.5) by Jodi Ellen Malpas will only make sense when your read the “This Man” trilogy. So do not even attempt to read this book as a standalone.

It has been a while since I read This Man but this book series is not really easy to forget so the memory or Drew still lingered at the edges of my mind. Jesse did not have a big bunch of friends and Drew was the one standing out, so much for sure.

But I can not deny that my first thought when opening this book was “Will I get to see Jesse”. So far there have been maybe 2 or 3 times in my reading life that I felt kind of like a woman starved when it came to hearing from a character that was the lead in a previous book.

Ms. Malpas did not play around in introducing us to characters, which is why I feel its not possible to read this as a standalone.  Drew was just the way I imagined him to be. Intriguing and dark (just the way I like my book boyfriends).

But Raya is no light character either so they complement each other throughout the story well. The story itself is well developed even if it is really short – but that might be just my feeling because I know the characters involved so well.

The character knowledge was also one of the reasons why I simply sat down and let the story come to me like an old friend. And I am pretty sure all lovers of the series will feel the same way. Therefore I will not spoiler about the actual story.

I was lucky to have an undisturbed reading time so I was able to eat this story in one quick session. Its really interesting that even years after reading the first book the world of Jesse Ward can still draw you in.

And then finally there was my glimpse at Jesse and I admit I had a constant grin in my face that only morphed to (sorry language) a shit eating grin when Jesse’s mouth opened…he definitely did not lose an ounce of his bite.

And somehow I felt the need afterwards to place “this man” on my reading list for a much needed RE-Reading …

 

 

 

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