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This Man: This Man Trilogy, Book 1 | [Jodi Ellen Malpas]

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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    Angie 02-26-14
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    "Great book"

    A little repetitive but good. I couldn't wait for the second part. Definitely a page turner and one I'll go back to again and again.

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    Julie Fremont, CA, United States 02-25-14
    Julie Fremont, CA, United States 02-25-14
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    "Love! Love! Love!"

    I avoided this series for awhile and now I wish I had not done it.

    This is one of the best one's I have read in a while!

    I would recommend this to everyone.

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    Amazon Customer Ellinwood, KS, United States 02-25-14
    Amazon Customer Ellinwood, KS, United States 02-25-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Holy Cow!!!"
    Would you listen to This Man again? Why?

    This book and it's 2 others should be illegal it is so good. I just couldn't stop listening. The narration is fantastic and the story line incredible. Just Wow!!


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    Ramah ARLINGTON, TX, United States 02-22-14
    Ramah ARLINGTON, TX, United States 02-22-14 Member Since 2014

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    "I'm sure I would love the story, hate the voice!"
    What disappointed you about This Man?

    I simply could not get into the story because of the grating voice of the narrator.


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    Brandy powell, OH, United States 02-13-14
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    "The voice of the reader is WAY too old"
    Any additional comments?

    The book says she is 26, the reader is clearly in her 40's. it makes it hard to see things in my mind how they were to be intended when the reader is clearly older.

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    Jennifer Houston, TX, United States 02-02-14
    Jennifer Houston, TX, United States 02-02-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Loved it!!!!"
    Where does This Man rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    By far the best I have read from the narrator to the story itself it is an amazing journey!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Eva because of her spirit and she is the most frustrating female as well!


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

    No but I adore her!


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

    Yes it made me laugh, cry and become very aggravated at times


    Any additional comments?

    A must read!

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    Amazon Customer 01-20-14

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    "Jesse Ward Is Shadier Than Christian Grey"

    I'm not quite sure how to put my feelings into words for this book. My emotions ran the gambit, but mostly I think I was just mad at Jesse for being an ass and Ava for putting up with it. I think I could have stood it better if she was a true submissive and he a true dominant, mostly the relationship seems borderline abusive, but the story just sucks you in. The secondary characters are fabulous. The language and narration take some getting used to because of the story taking place in London, England.
    I've always said a good book takes you through all emotions, this one does. The content is for adults only. Worth a credit or the cash.

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    smplymia Rockhouse, KY United States 12-10-13
    smplymia Rockhouse, KY United States 12-10-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Couldn't wait to listen after work or before work!"
    Where does This Man rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It's not so much the details of a long love story in comparison to other great authors. The setting actually spans little time, but if you start this one and you're not afraid of racy moments and the obsessions often spoken only in the minds of those fearful of falling in love, you WILL NOT put this one down.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I suppose I simply loved the drive that pulls us toward that crazy thing called love.


    What about Edita Brychta’s performance did you like?

    Some books are butchered by the reader. This one is a smooth fit to this magnetic love affair. I've quit listening to books I thought I'd rather read than hear in one of "those" voices, but Brychta's performance just had you repeating some lines from the book because you liked the ring of it in your ear.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Most assuredly this is a book you can't put down and somehow dread when the end comes because you feel you want more of it.


    Any additional comments?

    I probably said enough...I ended 'This Man' only to race to audible to purchase the next one 'Beneath This Man'.

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    Twanesa 12-09-13
    Twanesa 12-09-13

    Boom...

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    "HOT!!!!!!!"
    If you could sum up This Man in three words, what would they be?

    Hot, Enchanting, Hypnotic


    What was one of the most memorable moments of This Man?

    For me the most note worthy moment of this book is when Ava finds out what "The Manor" is actually all about and how she handles it. "Good Girl"


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

    This is the first book I've heard Ms. Brychta perform and I was absolutely hypnotized by her


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I loved the immediate spark between Ava and Jesse. In my opinion it was tastefully orchestrated which drew me in to the characters and kept me interested through out the story


    Any additional comments?

    I completed both Book 1 and Book 2 of this series within a week, I couldn't put it down. I am impatiently waiting for Book 3 to be released on Audible.... Book 2 ended with a shut the front door moment leaving me over anxious. I've been twiddling my thumbs and checking Audible daily to see if a release date has been set up yet but to my utter disappointment I am left with no signs for the release. Sigh... Still waiting

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    Tamara 12-07-13
    Tamara 12-07-13
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    "Crazy Love"

    It was manipulative, passionate, dominating and romantic in a twisted way. If you liked fifty shades of grey well this book will give you your credit worth. In some ways I loved the heroine and other ways she worked my nerves because she didn't seem strong enough but she was not stupid. I wouldn't want her best friend because sometimes you really will wonder who side is she on. Then the our leading male character is just that a character. He is someone that in the states that you would really consider putting a restraining order on but he's such a great lay that you'll be like "nevermind"...lol. I bought both books and hope that there will be another.

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