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
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.
No spoilers! Love HOT, sexy books w/a plot. No vampires, paranormal, teens 4 me. I also review in exchange for books-lots of fun surprises!
I would probably not recommend this book. This genre/plot IS overdone and I agree that most of the book falls into the nothing special to set 'This Man' apart category.
Rich, overbearing studly rich man. Young, spineless struggling woman. This HAS worked NUMEROUS times - but there needs to be something more.
The something more did come along but it was in the final chapters. My interest was piqued and I MAY be suckered into the next book.
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.
Strong language, descriptions of sex... will probably be tempted to see where the story goes but will probably try to hold off until it goes on sale.
My advice, don't start the trilogy unless you don't mind filler and repetition. Without having read the next two books - I dare say the trilogy would be better fitting into one or two volumes.
It's just too drawn out to not have a plot except just sex all the time
quit trying to be 50 shades
quit trying ti be 50 shades
This book is right up there with 50 shades for me. I think that says it all.
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.
Yes I would. I read this book sometime ago and actually spent the money to add the narration and for me it made it all the more better. Wish his part was spoken by a man but overall it heightened my love the book and the character Jesse :-)
The male character. He is overwhelming but you can feel his sincere feelings for his love
the emotions when they are sexual.
I laughed I cried and felt sorry for them both but happy at the same time.
The storyline may be a little far fetched for some people but that is what i like when im reading a book. I want the far fetched fantasy of the unattainable. I love the roller coaster ride
This was a wild crazy ride. It was enjoyable, but a little predictable. I hope Ava grows a pair and Jesse gets some Zoloft 😜 in the next book!
Forget fifty shades this series would make a very good adult movie. Loved everything about this series. How could you not fall in love with all of them. The twist and turns, the love and sex was great. Will take awhile to withdraw from this story.
I loved this first book I can't wait to get the others i started this when I went on vacation and couldn't put it down I spent more time in the book than shopping favorite word in book " mouth" to funny I love this book
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