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 was totally HOT! I bought the book to read along with the audio book but was disappointed to see that they were not the same. There were things in the book that were not in the audio book and vice verse. The story totally rocked though!
No story except SEX.
Come to a storyline before 20hour into this.....give me something.
I couldn't stand the narrator... if there was someone else then I would be willing to give it a try.
The book could have been much shorter and it seemed as though unnecessary details were added in to increase the length.
The narrator ruined the book for me... it was horrible....
The storyline was just ok for me. It was the typical dominant arrogant rich man who pretty much "preys" on willing naïve female who works for him.
This ranks at the top of my favs. I would compare the heat to the Crossfire Series and Fifty Shades. The story is involved and complicated just like my other two favorites. I don't tend to like English accents but it's well played and written in this book. I love that we get to know what Ava's thinking. She's funny and just your everyday girls girl. I cannot wait to listen to the other 2 from this series.
All of them. I love that Ava isn't a soft push over and that she stand up. I love that Jesse's character also has depth. One of the most memorable was at the penthouse in the final scene. I won't write any spoilers but definitely worth the read! How did she miss that!
She played both characters exquisitely! A love her as Jesse and Ava. Nicely done!
Yes. When I have trouble going to sleep and getting out of my car because I want to listen to more I know its a good read. This was one of those books. Even though it was long there wasn't one part I would say was a waste or that could've been cut. Don't be intimidated by the length.
The story line took a back seat to the erotica. I prefer a good balance of the two.
The most interesting part of the book is the good twist in the end that the author finally got to. This is when the story line got good. But the book repeated itself the first 26 chapters. I also didn't like the nature of their relationship. He was controlling and abusive to some degree, and she just never addresed it even after aknowledging the behavior.
My favorite scene is when she finally walked out.
Not sure, I need to see how the main female character acts in the second book...I guess the book is good enough to have me wondering what happens next.
Say something about yourself!
Loved the book, I would recommend this
The English accent
The love and crazy story
23. Love to listen to books while i clean/drive/and pretty much anything else!!!! genre loves: romance, contemporary, suspense
hmmm Fifty Shades of Gray?
-Hot- slightly older man
-Slightly dominant except not to the extent of Christian Gray
-Girl who tries to resist EVERYTHING and who is constantly getting mad
-Girl is kind of a goody good?
-Girl is obsessed with work and demands that she continues to work even when we all know she doesn't have to
I'd say new words that only those from the UK would understand but they were easy enough to google
Is love built upon secrets really love at all?
Overall, I liked the book. I would definitely say that it can be compared to Fifty shades of Gray but different in a lot of ways as well. I enjoyed the characters especially Jesse (main male lead). I liked Ava, but i was annoyed that we didn't get very much background information on her.
I liked how the two characters met, but for the rest of their relationship.. I don't know. It seemed like i was constantly listening to them having sex .. no but seriously like OVER AND OVER AGAIN. I actually think that there was one scene where they had sex 4 times in a row. And i can't even count how many organisms she had. When this part was over I was just thinking "HOW THE HELL DOES SHE HAVE SO MANY FREAKING ORGASMS?"
Anywhoooo the book was pretty good and kept my attention so id recommend it! I especially liked the ending btw!
SPOILLLLLERRRRRRRRRR**** stop reading if you don't wanna read something thats in the book!
Ok.. did anyone else find it weird that she let him take her anal virginity the freaking 2ND time they had sex? I'm like umm. wow. that seemed a little too easy especially after she had gone on and on about how big his stuff was. IDK but it was kind of unbelievable to me.
This series is in my favorite top 10 romance series. I like the possessive strong alpha male, with the feisty independent woman.
I like Ava and Jesse Ward equally because of their strong personalities and their definite attraction to each other.
I can't pick a scene that is my favorite because there were so many.
If you like 50 shades of Grey and Crossfire series, then you will love this series and it is worth a credit!
This is truly a roller coaster ride, but well worth the credit.
I don't know if I can choose between Ava and Jesse. hmmmm...that is a tough one...
yes...I have listened to this over and over again. The story line is amazing the characters are amazing. It is truly a must have.
Very slow moving. Then got to the end that wasn't the end at all!
No, probably not. Does not have the writing skill of some others in this genre.
Move the story along!
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