Wednesday, 28 June 2017
Review: All I Am by Jodi Ellen Malpas
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?
*eARC received via NetGalley*
No, I don't believe so!
What I Liked:
This was a good length for a novella and it was well written, interestingly, from the male pov only. Drew was likeable, the story flowed nicely and it was hot.
What I Didn't Like:
I couldn't connect with Raya and the romance was a bit too close to instalove (and not the good kind if there is such a thing) for my liking. There was a bit too much drama for a novella and a crazy unbelievable chase at the end which caused a fair amount of eye rolling even though I laughed a lot (in a good way!).
I've heard of the This Man series but I've never read it. This novella can definitely be read as a standalone but I now have some cracking spoilers if I ever do decide to read the trilogy... Therefore I'd advise that if you have the This Man novels on your TBR, and spoilers bother you, that you pass on this until after you've read them.
If you have read the first three books then I'm guessing you'll love this as you get a good 'catch up' with Jesse, Sam and their women plus a nice HEA for Drew.
"When I get home, Ava," he breathes, strung out, his tone threatening to a point I'm even worried for Ava. "You better be hiding because there's a retribution fuck on the horizon for you, lady."