Type: Erotic Romance
My Copy: NetGalley
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?
What an amazing return to an awesome series! Jodi Ellen Malpas is one of my favorite authors and All I Am did not disappoint!
Readers may remember meeting Drew in earlier This Man books. He was the quietly controlled, seemingly emotionless friend of Jesse who has a proclivity for some kink. Though he stayed shrouded in mystery, he definitely piqued my interest early on and I was ecstatic to learn we would get the chance as readers to delve into his character more thoroughly.
When a newbie asks for a cold, emotionless Dominant, to help her forget her life for a few hours, everyone knows Drew is the man for the job. He shows no clinks in his armor, he doesn’t want any sort of emotional connection and his life is his own. When Raya and he meet there is an instantaneous attraction neither can fight. Drew struggles with his need to let her in to his tightly controlled life. He keeps a lot of secrets from her but he wants her to bare all hers to him.
Raya knows letting this thing with Drew become more is dangerous. Just out of a bad relationship and on the heels of a family tragedy she’s just not in the right place in her life to let anyone in. Each time she’s with Drew her confidence grows and soon she’s telling him everything even as he tells her nothing. I admired her resilience not only in her current problems aside from Drew, but with him too. She found a way to let him in way before he did and her acquiescence to give him time was very understanding, to a point. She was giving him space but still firm in needing him to trust her, which of course he faltered with.
The sex in this book was phenomenal, very hot and kinky enough without becoming erotica. There’s just something about a man who is able to dominate a woman but still giving her all the control that I find incredibly hot.
All I Am is a skillfully done addition to the This Man series that is able to take your breath away with its vivid romantic portrayal.
I give All I Am by Jodi Ellen Malpas 5 stars!