Series: This Man #3.5
Published by Forever Romance on June 18th 2017
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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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?
First and foremost, I need to applaud JEM for providing a fabulous means of preparing us for her next book: The Forbidden. Just the brief mention of Annie and her lack of “sizzles” has me very intrigued but this wasn’t the only component of the story that caught my attention…
Drew. He was a man who didn’t want complications. After what his baby mama did to him, I couldn’t blame him. I understood why a sex club such as Hux was his forte. Raya. A woman who was looking for an escape and literally lands bent over squirming beneath him. It was supposed to be one emotionless tryst but her indifference, her mystery captured him.
You could tell from that very first encounter how things were different – that even how unconventional their first meeting was that they were somehow deeply connected. It’s impressive really how JEM was able to portray those feelings in such a short story.
What was also great was how she was able to embed the secondary characters and further enhance Drew and Raya’s affair. Jesse, Sam, and most especially adorable Georgia made the story come to life.
They mention that this book could be read as a standalone and it definitely can be but for me… it makes me want to go back and reread this fantastic series all over again. Thank you, Jodi Ellen Malpas for bringing it all back in such an exquisite way.