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
This book is right up there with 50 shades for me. I think that says it all.
I love being swept away by a new romance and thankfully Audible's ever growing Library means I get to indulge myself over and over again
Intense, addictive, emotional and yes erotic, it had me absolutely consumed and hooked until the bitter end. This listen should come with a warning - not because of it's explicit content, but because Jesse and Ava's story will take over your thoughts and your life as you become swept up in their emotional roller-coaster love life and the secrets held within.
As you're captivated by the gorgeous drool-worthy Jesse and his desperation for Ava you become torn between loving and hating him but, as his vulnerability wins out, you start rooting for him and hoping Ava will just give him a chance.
It's one of those rare listens that you just don't want it to end and when it does you're emotions are at breaking point and all you can think of is "it can't end, and not like that, I need MORE MORE MORE". Thankfully book 2 is out which I'm desperate to listen to but I owe it to my family and friends to at least say "hi" before I'm again consumed in this wonderful, tragic, passionate, sexy, gripping love affair.
Worth a credit? Oh boy, is it ever, YES YES YES.
I need to know if this series or a crossfire seris was first, its a good book, but I should have heard this one first.. I can't help but go back to a crossfire series, being American I like that one better. but its still good and as far as the last reviews it really doesnt get great till the last five chapters. but u still bought the 2bd one and will probably listen the while way through.
For the story...I struggled with a certain scene... (I thought his actions in a kitchen scene were a little too....non-consensual)...otherwise I enjoyed this book.
I always love this narrator's performance
This Man is going to be listened to many times. The story is one that draws you in and make you hear more.
Three, Two, One, Zero Baby!!
Being able to listen to the story while I'm working or driving allows me to finish it in half of the time that it took me to read the book.
There is no way I could listen to it in one sitting as it is 19 hours long, but I would love to be able to do it.
A better narrator would have improved it-I definitely couldn't get into the story with the male voice performances. I tried four different times to listen to this book over several month period and still couldn't get through the whole thing.
Not even close to being realistic or believable, I rolled my eyes more in this book than I ever have before.
Well it's actually not Dan. It's his wife who can't figure out how to change that on the profile. But I love to read and listen to books.
If you don't like alpha male characters who's actions don't always make sense because they are head over heels in love, then don't bother. I don't get any negative reviews. His bossy erratic behavior is so beautifully explained as the series progresses. This is one of my very most treasured series. There are some hard parts to get through to see the wonderful on the other side. Please give this fabulous book a try. Jodi Ellen Malpos writes like you are their breathing right along with the characters. The audible (British accent yeah!) was perfect. Both Jesse and Ava's voice spot on. Not to mention Big John and more. Again take a chance and fall in love with Jesse and Ava!!
I'm not a harsh critic and normally enjoy light erotic romance but this book was just so bad. There are plenty of sex scenes which were described in detail but there was not enough love story to make them fun. The dialogue was irritating especially all the discussion during sex about coordinating simultaneous climaxes. The narrators voice has a pleasant British accent. This book does not compare to Fifty Shades.
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