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This Man: This Man Trilogy, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

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

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    Katherine D. Williams Maple Shade, NJ 10-30-13
    Katherine D. Williams Maple Shade, NJ 10-30-13 Member Since 2012

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    "Love it!"
    What made the experience of listening to This Man the most enjoyable?

    The narrator makes me really laugh! The voice and the story are reminded me of a feisty and a bit dirty Bridgett Jones.


    Any additional comments?

    I loved the whole book series, I can't wait for the rest of the audio books. Please keep the same narrator!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Candace Jonesboro, AR, United States 10-25-13
    Candace Jonesboro, AR, United States 10-25-13

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    "This Man consumed me until the end, & I want more!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of This Man to be better than the print version?

    I have not read the print version.


    Have you listened to any of Edita Brychta’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    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.


    11 of 14 people found this review helpful
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    Dana 01-15-14
    Dana 01-15-14
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    "If you like women being treated like a doormat"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Absolutely nobody


    What was most disappointing about Jodi Ellen Malpas’s story?

    Absolutely horrible. Having a dominating man in the bedroom is one thing but when they tell you what to where and start taking your BC pills then mentally disturbed comes to mind


    What didn’t you like about Edita Brychta’s performance?

    It is to bad she had to read such an awful book. Hope she got paid well


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment that any one even liked this and and that a women thought it was ok to write it. I kept thinking after I read it that it was a book used as sample of what an abusive relationship is like if the author I likes this type of relationship she needs professional help


    7 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    BluBumbleB 11-25-13
    BluBumbleB 11-25-13 Member Since 2016

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    "THIS MAN, IS THAT PHENOMENAL! 5+ STARS!!"

    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.

    11 of 15 people found this review helpful
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    Shani Price 12-05-16
    Shani Price 12-05-16 Member Since 2016
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    "SMH"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Females that likes to be ran over simple minded Females that has no voice


    What could Jodi Ellen Malpas have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Had Ava stronger not so submissive, had a voice and actually stood her ground


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I really can't say


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Nope stupid female without a voice


    Any additional comments?

    Boo

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Catherine Shuler Salem, IL 09-08-16
    Catherine Shuler Salem, IL 09-08-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Really frustrating"

    While this is superbly written, except for one fatal flaw, and performed, and has great love scenes, I can't stand to finish it. What's the flaw, you ask? The flaw is another book with page after page of boohoo ing by another stupid female who would rather give up on the great guy who turns her crank than possibly, maybe loose the great guy at some future date. Come on. This author is smart enough to create angst with more teeth in it that that old cliche.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Angela Turner 07-06-16 Member Since 2011
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    "Boring"

    I really had trouble getting into this story. Honestly it reminded me of several others I've read just not as good. Disappointing

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    Adrianna Guzman Los Angeles 05-07-16
    Adrianna Guzman Los Angeles 05-07-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Not what I was expecting"
    Would you be willing to try another one of Edita Brychta’s performances?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    I thought this was a mystery, perhaps I read the description of the book wrong.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Candace Slusher 03-17-16
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    "my first ... and it isn't for me"

    I thought I was being adventurous to try a romance fantasy type book. I gave it a healthy effort making it half way into chapter 8, but I just couldn't do any more. I kept wanting something else like a plot and more complex and stronger characters with more character.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Alexis 03-03-16
    Alexis 03-03-16
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    "Boring. So, so, boring."
    What disappointed you about This Man?

    I really don't understand why the reviews are fairly high for this book. It revolves around a 26-year-old prude and a wealthy older man. The main plot is that the wealthy older man owns a sex house, which is obvious from the start, it's not a spoiler. And what happens through the book is the female main character keeps getting frustrated by him, and keeps asking him about his age...and keeps ignoring obvious signs that it's a sex house. Nothing and I mean nothing of note happens in the story. It's a lot of sex and fighting about the same things over and over again. No one disappears, there are no true romantic rivals, there is no life threatening situation. It's..it's just boring.


    What could Jodi Ellen Malpas have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    If the story is about a prude and the audience aren't prudes then you are severely limiting the experience of the book since everything shocking to the character is not shocking to us. Everything mysterious to the character is plainly obvious to us.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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