Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Book Review and Giveaway All I Am by Jodi Ellen Malpas


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?

"Because if you don't have anyone, you can't lose anyone."

JODI ELLEN MALPAS is easily one of the FIRST authors I ever followed on Facebook. After I read her This Man Trilogy, I knew that I wanted to read about more arsehole alpha men that fought for their women. Yes, he was nuts, but I really enjoyed the story and Jesse became one of my favorite book boyfriends, in turn, making JEM one of my go-to authors.

This novella is about Drew, one of Jesse's best friends from her original trilogy, but you do NOT need to read that trilogy in order to understand this story. There is some visiting of Jesse and Ava, but nothing is given away at all. And if you DID read it, then you will remember the nasty bitch Coral. Well, if you hated her in the trilogy, you're going to doubly hate her in this one -- I can guarantee it. Her spiteful nastiness hasn't changed AT ALL. She is the antagonist you will most definitely hate....but it's balanced out by Drew, and Georgia. We love Drew and Georgia. With this book coming out on Father's Day, it was the perfect tribute to Drew as an amazing father.

For being a quickie (I crack myself up), this was a hot little wonder and it reminded me of the love I have for JEM's storytelling. Drew's inability to accept that he actually has a heart with real feelings makes this all the more fun to read. I love seeing a hard-ass being brought to his knees by an unexpected woman....one that has the ability to make them lose their minds. If told right, the fall with them is the best part of the book.

"Raya has a power over me that's dictated a war between my sensible head and my closed heart."

This was short, so I can't say too much, but this was a great book to catch-up with some of the characters from the trilogy and I am so glad I read it. This was a great single POV jaunt through Drew's attempts to purge some feeling's he's not sure how to handle. Definitely worth the read.

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



‘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.

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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