Also by this author: The Protector, The Forbidden (Special preview of the scene everyone's talking about)
Published by Orion on June 18th 2017
Genres: Fiction, Erotica, General, Romance, Contemporary
A new novella featuring Drew from the Sunday Times and New York Times bestselling This Man trilogy
From bestselling author Jodi Ellen Malpas comes a new novella in the This Man series. You don't need to read the series to enjoy this story, but if you're already a Jesse Ward fan, just wait till 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 I'm daddy to an adorable little girl. My two worlds are about to collide with the force of a supernova. Once Raya knows the truth, will she be able to accept all I am?
Includes a special preview of THE FORBIDDEN, a standalone novel coming in August.
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‘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.
All I Am is the This Man novella you didn’t know you NEEDED in your life but suddenly it appears and it is EVERYTHING. What a fantastic addition to the crazy world that we once knew only as Jesse and Ava’s. Drew’s story is a quick, sexy, steamy, and sweet, YES, sweet story about a man and a woman who deserve it all.
For a short novella, All I Am is well paced, well developed, and can be thoroughly enjoyed in an evening with a glass or two of wine in hand. I was given plenty of time to fall in love with Drew, root for Raya, and remember just how much I loved Jesse. The struggle was real for Drew… he doesn’t want to mix his sex club world with his real life but yet he can’t help himself when it comes to Raya and I absolutely LOVED that! Because these two together are insanely HOT!
“I think I just made love to a woman. I don’t make love to women. I don’t gaze into their eyes. I don’t sink my nose into their skin and try to store their scent. Shit,”
If you are looking for more from a beloved series, then this is it. If you are not familiar with the This Man series, no need to worry because Drew’s story can be enjoyed all on its own. Pick up this novella and be prepared to be drawn in deep… a MUST read!
About the Author
Jodi Ellen Malpas was born and raised in the Midlands’ town of Northampton, England, where she lives with her two boys. Working for her father’s construction business full-time, she tried to ignore the lingering idea of writing until it became impossible. She wrote in secret for a long time before finally finding the courage to unleash her creative streak, and in October 2012 she released This Man. She took a chance on a story with some intense characters and sparked incredible reactions from women all over the world. Writing powerful love stories and creating addictive characters have become her passion, a passion she now shares with her devoted readers.
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