All I Am: Drew's Story (A This Man Novella)

All I Am: Drew's Story (A This Man Novella)

by Jodi Ellen Malpas
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All I Am: Drew's Story (A This Man Novella) by Jodi Ellen Malpas

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 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 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781538745083
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: 06/18/2017
Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 1,384
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Jodi Ellen Malpas was born and raised in the Midlands town of Northampton, UK, where she lives with her family. Working for the family construction business fulltime and with the prospect of taking it over once her father retired, she tried to ignore the lingering idea of writing a novel until it became impossible. She finally found the time and courage to release her creative streak and in October 2012 self-published This Man as an e-book. She took a chance on a story with some intense characters, notably Mr. Jesse Ward, the Lord of the Manor, and sparked incredible reactions from women all over the world. Two months later, Jodi made the decision to give up her day job to concentrate on her new and very unexpected career in writing.

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All I Am: Drew's Story (A This Man Novella) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
MaimeosAngelsEL 5 months ago
Although an extremely quick read, I must say it was great to be back in the This Man arena. Throw in the fact that Jesse and Ava along with Sam make an appearance and I felt like I was coming home. Loved this book from start t finish, and if you are a fan of the This Man series, you will love it too. My only disappointment was that it was not longer, I just wanted to immerse myself in this world and sadly as this is a novella, it was over too fast for me. As was to be expected when Jesse makes an appearance there is laughter, tension, hilarious banter between the men as well as Jesse and Ave; who would have thought that a daughter would bring Jesse to his knees. Drew too has a daughter and having this in common with Jesse is a good thing, although at times it felt as though is was the blind leading the blind. I really liked Drew and Raya, you could feel the chemistry between these two no matter how hard they fought it initially. At times this felt like a roller-coaster with tension and miss communicating abounding, however after an emotional confrontation Drew and Ava, got their happily ever after which they so deserved. Hopefully this is not the last we here from the This Man world.
BoilerUpBaby 15 days ago
I may just be in the minority on this one, but… I didn’t really love All I Am as much as I had hoped. Don’t get me wrong, the story was hot as fire, but it was the brisk pace from meeting to be mine that really took be back a bit. I knew going into this story it was going to be an insta-love connection, but Drew went from happy, playboy, spinster to sappy love puppy in just a few chapters. Not exactly what I would expect to see after getting to know him a bit in the This Man main series. The saving grace for this novella for me was getting more time with Jesse (swoon). His overprotective antics have now migrated to his own children and seeing that side of him was refreshing to say the least. He’s still the deeply controlling man we all know and fell in love with, but this time, it’s different. All in All, this was just an okay read for me.
khulseman 3 months ago
All I Am was everything I expected from a This Man series offering. It wasn't so long ago I did a re-read of This Man books. So my mind was ready and willing when Jesse, Sam and Drew popped up on my radar. I was NOT disappointed. Once again, Ms Mapas endears your heart to the dirtiest and swooniest of alpha males. And I will say Drew's story stole the show. Here's a man not looking for anything. He is a dedicated single dad. His daughter IS the love of his life and you know it . *queue ovaries bursting* However, there is something so fetching about Raya that beguiles and confounds him. Unable to walk away, he needs more. And gets more than he bargained for. Interestingly, I had just posed a question about novellas with bookfriends. If often hard to get a complete story with either needing back history or left on a cliff. This gem gives you everything in a quick read that leaves you satisfied. This easily stands alone. However, if you fall in love with Drew and his cast of friends, you'll be jumping onto the This Man trilogy.
AboutThatStory 5 months ago
This was an entertaining, sizzling hot read! I thoroughly enjoyed it. Drew and Raya had a crazy relationship and I loved watching Drew getting all worked up for her. It made for some really fun scenes. It's all from his POV which was awesome. Drew and Raya have serious chemistry and I enjoyed them coming together, it was hot and sweet. There's a bit of drama, a lot of heat, and a lot of turmoil while Drew gets his head on straight. I loved Drew! So dedicated to his daughter and I totally got his struggle. I liked Raya but I felt she was hard to read and slightly closed off. I loved it when she finally opened up. I loved Drew with Sam and Jesse, any scene that had any of them together had me smiling big time. Great overall storyline, it was laid out well. It's was a fast paced read with an equally as fast timeline but I just went with it even though it was all very instant. There’s also a crack pot of a baby mama thrown into the mix and that added a nice amount of tension. Drew’s daughter is adorable, she was a sweet addition. Super fast but really fun read and it was ultra hot too! It might have been a fast timeline but overall it was a great little read and I nice edition to the This Man series. Complimentary copy received for honest review.
shabbyarora 5 months ago
I met Drew, when he was a friend of Jesse . The #LordOfTheManor. His suave and style won me over. And now we meet him again here . He's every bit dreamy sexy now, as he was 8 years ago. What a fantastic story and what sizzling sexual chemistry between Drew and Raya. They can't be in the same room without kissing passionately or having soul stirring sex.....bound by chains and blindfolded too. My Lord and Sam make an appearance too I cannot believe I’m taking advice on women from these two chumps . They are the worst example of how to get the woman you want. Georgia is adorable with a capital A I read it in one sitting !!. Hot .passionate.lovely 5 Chained Stars !!
mjlovestoread 5 months ago
I am so damn thrilled to have gotten this special peek into the world of Drew Davies. Since the end of the This Man series, I've been more than curious about the man who seemed never to want more than just a night or two at The Manor. With no time outside of his business to ever really get close to a woman nor ever trust onesince that fateful night when his daughter was conceived. And now here we are 8 years later and who would have guessed it would take Drew to almost reach 40 for him to finally make real love to a woman!! He never imagined in his wildest dreams a woman as perfect for him as Raya Rivers. Their chemistry was instantaneous and it was true fun in watching as his seemingly structured world fall on its head. The author played this one brilliantly. With his two best mates in Jesse and Sam often by his side, they were right there to laugh at his misery and yet commiserate since they knew all too well what it meant to lose your mind over a woman. And yes, both Ava and Kate make an appearance or two and show us just how wonderfully happy they have all remained. Raya is as stubborn as Drew but my goodness when those sparks flew between them, no prior preconceived notions about the power of love stood a chance. These two fell hard and fast and even though the world and evil-intentioned ex's seemed to throw them many a curve, I just knew it could all work out. I don't often need more when a series is complete but I'm here to say a resounding thank you to Jodi Ellen Malpas for giving us this extra dose of sheer delight. I have loved these characters for so long and it is with great joy that I was able to be with them again. Add in the scene-stealing Georgia, who with her Uncle Jesse and Uncle Sam, had me smiling from ear to ear, and you have the ideal read for a lazy afternoon. 5 stars all the way!
toniFMAMTC 5 months ago
All I Am is a novella about one of the characters in the This Man series. You don't have to read the series first, but if you did, you do get some glimpses into the current life of The Lord. I love him so that's a real treat for me. Drew is steady and dependable with a good job. He adores his little girl and even plays along with her princess games. Also, since he's a member of a sex club, he knows how to deliver the sexy. The storyline is about Drew having to deal with his crazy baby mama, discussing life with his friends and meeting the one who rocks his world. The scenes vary from sizzling hot to cute and funny. Drew's interactions with his daughter are adorable. Jesse and Ava are as entertaining as ever. Drew and Raya's hook ups almost smoke the words right off the page. This was a fun read.
AmyBosica 5 months ago
“She is cryptic. She is temptation personified.” “Reaching for her face, I trace the line of her cheekbone, he gaze sweeping into mine. My world stills, like those moments of frozen time when you can see with perfect clarity every tiny thing before you. When you can appreciate its beauty and marvel at the details.” Boy, oh boy was it a lot of fun to be back in this world again. It’s been quite some time since I’ve read the This Man Trilogy, but picking up this book was like coming home. As soon as I started reading, I was hooked and dying for more. Drew’s story was sexy and exciting and surprising in many ways. It captivated me and intrigued me. And I don’t know about you guys, but there is nothing better than seeing an alpha male fall in love… All I Am was a quick read for me and even though it was a novella, it certainly packed a punch. It gave me everything I wanted plus a few a cameos from some old friends. Overall, a terrific read. Fans of the This Man Series, I think you’re going to really enjoy this one.
bouncyberthaCR 5 months ago
4.5 "You ready to get completely lost...?" Stars! Jodi Ellen Malpas returns to the This Man universe, to give us Drew Davies’ story, one of Jesse Ward’s friends in the original three books, it was good to catch up with this group of characters again. Nothing massively new or unusual about the plot to be honest with you, two people looking for uncomplicated sex, come together for some commitment-free sexy-times at Hux club, but after that initial meeting both of them realize that they have more of a connection than just in bed. I can do cold, emotionless, and filthy. With little effort. Actually with no effort… Although Drew being a Daddy, gave it an added emotional element, and I really liked Reya's strength of character. And the added man-chat when Jesse and Sam were involved in things added to the overall entertainment factor. "What are you scared of, Drew..?" "You." Saying to much more would pretty much give the whole novella away, so I will leave it at that. The author delivered a well written story, it was absolutely fantastic to catch up with Jesse, Ava and the rest of the Manor crew, if like me you loved the original series, you will love this little return, I certainly did.
Anonymous 5 months ago
And the story continues with this group of interesting people loved the story as I always do in every thing JEM. Writes thanks
Anonymous 5 months ago
I love her books but this was crap. A transparent grab for money to introduce Annie as a character for the new book --the forbidden. It wasn't even a good introduction at that. Glad Drew's story was developed. I would read a book on Sam and Kate but it needs to be better than this. It was predictable and Jessie and Sam seemed less that what I've come to expect. I was generous with 2 stars. I thought her book the protector was a little bit of a let down...this takes the cake. Now my hopes for the forbidden are tanked. This sucks.
Anonymous 5 months ago
I was happy to read and enjoy more of this series. Hopfully there's one more!!
Anonymous 5 months ago
Great read