Audie Award Finalist, Erotica, 2014
Book 1 of This Man Trilogy, the number-one New York Times best-selling series!
Young interior designer Ava O'Shea has no idea what awaits her at the Manor. A run-of-the-mill consultation with a stodgy country gent seems likely, but what Ava finds instead is Jesse Ward - a devastatingly handsome, utterly confident, pleasure-seeking playboy who knows no boundaries. Ava doesn't want to be attracted to this man, and yet she can't control the overwhelming desire that he stirs in her. She knows that her heart will never survive him and her instinct is telling her to run, but Jesse is not willing to let her go. He wants her and is determined to have her.
©2013 Jode Ellen Malpas (P)2013 Hachette Audio
The narrator makes me really laugh! The voice and the story are reminded me of a feisty and a bit dirty Bridgett Jones.
I loved the whole book series, I can't wait for the rest of the audio books. Please keep the same narrator!
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I have not read the print version.
An extreme reaction? I was immersed in this story every single minute! It has all the elements I love in a good "guilty pleasure" novel. The characters are charming, witty, intelligent, and not to mention sexy! The sarcastic but comical comebacks and observations between Ava and her best friend Kate are funny and well written. I loved that I found mysel laughing out loud during unexpected times throughout!
The relationship between Ava and Jesse was intense and extreme at times. You could feel the magnetic pull between the two characters. Ava fighting it and Jesse drowning in it. I was pleased that both characters were older than most in this category. It is a mature read and doesn't leave you feeling unsatisfied or turned off by extreme play in the bedroom. It has just enough fire without needing ice to cool it down a notch.
A real PLOT and not so much childish banter.
OMG this was just horrible I tried I mean I really tried and I just could not get into this. There was no real plot and the back and forth between the two were just so childish and annoying. The sexy time was even annoying. Towards the end, you get what the plot was but I was so over the book that I thought ok that was it really. Yeah...... NOT intrigued to move on to the next one. This one goes in the category of not for me for sure!
I definitely would not recommend you use your credit for this!!!
This Man is undoubtedly one of my absolute favorites of 2013! It just so happened that I've purchased it on the cusp of the second installment being released and I am literally going to count the hours until book 2 drops. This is such a well written story--there's laugh out loud humor, steamy eroticism, and such intensity that you will be riveted on every word. Jesse Ward is quite the multi-layered man indeed, as is Ava quite the little lady, and the two of them together--OMG I just lost my mind with this book, I loved it.
If you've read/listened to Bared to You, FSOG, or Naked, it's definitely in that same realm but its seriously on another level of intensity in my opinion. If it isn't enough that the story is fantastic, the narrator needs an award--such a perfect pairing, Edita Brychta is delightful. I highly recommend this book, and would spend a credit on it in a heartbeat.
I've always been a avid reader so now I'm a avid listener. I prefer the paranormal genre but I do like to switch things up. It's boring if you don't have variety. Of course I do love the romance and the hotter the better. Also, you can't beat a good thriller filled with suspense and a ending you can't even guess at until the very end.
This is one of those books that a 5 star rating won't do it justice. Everything about it is just perfect. You just want to lock yourself away and listen from beginning to end and then get the next book.That's excatly what I did.Well worth that credit. Love it!!
My eyes must have rolled every 3 mins. Both main characters' personality deficiency, while such flaws are necessary to connect the readers to the characters, was so unreasonably neurotic to the point of ridiculous that made the story unconvincing. Obsessive possessive control freak male can be sexy, and I'm sure that's what the author was going after, but in the case of Jesse, made him plain intolerable. I couldn't muster up a liking for the guy, and his counterpart's tolerance just ridiculous.
Love Dystopian novels, Romance and Murder Mysteries!
Isn't that terrible? That I review a book that I couldn't even finish listening all the way through?!
Well I am :)
Just a snip it of a review though... Promise! I won't hoot and holler about the performance or so,so writing.
I'll just say it wasn't what I expected and wasn't for me.
That sounds classier, right? =)
As for you- I would risk my credit on this one. They are too precious to waste.
i love to listen!
No actual content in this book. Honestly I did not get through the first few chapters. I couldn't even make it to a juicy part.
The best way to read.
Yes. It is a "page turner" and hard to put down. The story is eventful and unpredictable. It is an emotional roller coaster and totally entertaining.
Sam. He's a breath of fresh air who is involved in the same things as Jessi, but is honest and fun-loving which works well for him. He's a supportive friend.
Did not have one, but loved it when Jessi was busted in his office. You think he'd learn.
My main reaction was Jessi needs to be without a significant other. Ava's need to run away and deny reality as well as her avoidance tendencies drove me bonkers.Also, Jessi being totally full of crap tugged at my emotions in different ways. All irritations aside, I did root for them throughout the book.
If you likes the Crossfire series or 50 Shades series, you will like this. It is a bit different, but the concept is similar.
I thought the reader was great but this book was way, way too long and I just couldn't finish it in spite of a great performance by the reader. The story didn't really go anywhere and the characters were so annoying--she was ninny and he was beyond crazy and controlling. I didn't find any reason to continue after nearly 10 hours with 7 hours to to go--in part 1!!! This book needs editing and probably rewriting but even that might not save it.
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