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This Man Audiobook

This Man: This Man Trilogy, Book 1

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.
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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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    Jackie Havelock, NC, United States 11-19-13
    Jackie Havelock, NC, United States 11-19-13 Member Since 2015
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    "not worth the time or credits"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    It's just too drawn out to not have a plot except just sex all the time


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

    everything


    How could the performance have been better?

    quit trying to be 50 shades


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

    quit trying ti be 50 shades


    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Lexie 10-26-13
    Lexie 10-26-13 Member Since 2015

    Audiobook addicted!!

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    "IT DOESN'T GET MUCH BETTER THAN THIS FOLKS!!"
    Any additional comments?

    This book is right up there with 50 shades for me. I think that says it all.

    11 of 19 people found this review helpful
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    babz766 04-30-16
    babz766 04-30-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Was hooked right away"
    Would you listen to This Man again? Why?

    I will listen to it again. I like the narrator, that Jesse is a dreamy character


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    kent 04-08-16
    kent 04-08-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Waste of money"
    What disappointed you about This Man?

    I only listened to the first chapter. The language was so offensive and disgusting that I couldn't listen any more. I don't understand these authors who are not intelligent enough to put across their story without using the "F" word over and over. Jodi, you need to get your mind out of the gutter and write spicy romance without offending the readers.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Nothing by Jody Malpas


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Cmoore 04-06-16
    Cmoore 04-06-16 Member Since 2016
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    "So hot!!"

    Ava and Jesse had such a hot connection with each other!!! Jesse was interesting, hot, intense, mysterious, and mind blowing. Such a great read!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Candace Slusher Dallas, Texas United States 03-17-16
    Candace Slusher Dallas, Texas United States 03-17-16 Member Since 2015
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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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Emily 03-09-16
    Emily 03-09-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Move over Grey!"

    one of those you can't put down! I totally think my friend Jessica for turning me on to this series puts 50 Shades of Grey to shame!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    slayer 03-06-16
    slayer 03-06-16 Member Since 2012
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    "Ava needs a slap."

    I haven't wanted to slap a a character so bad before. There is a point were is control of her stop being hot. She was stupid and her best friend has no loyalty to her in my opinion. I didn't care about any of the characters because they were all annoying.

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    Alexis 03-03-16
    Alexis 03-03-16 Member Since 2014
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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.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Elda Andrea G. 03-02-16
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    "I hated this book! (Contains spoilers)"

    I can't even finish it. Save your credit and pass... Please do yourself a favor and do not even bother. I have never regretted a credit as much as I did with "This Man". I had high hopes for it, and tried, I mean really tried to like it, but once the whole birth control pills shenanigans started, they lost me. I mean, just try to picture it the other way around, and a girl was purposely trying to get knocked up by tampering with, condoms, let's say... We would be outraged.I know it's just a "romance fantasy novel" (and yes, I am using that term very lightly) but it just not resonate me at all. I found it to be sick and twisted. Nice try though Ms Jodi Ellen Malpas.
    On a last note, I do have to say that the narrator in this book, Edita Brychta was this audiobook's only saving grace.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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