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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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    It's me 12-04-14
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    "Outstanding!"
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    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!

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    Amazon Customer LOVELAND, OHIO, United States 11-10-14
    Amazon Customer LOVELAND, OHIO, United States 11-10-14
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    "It was all SEX. I kept listening for what is he ?"
    What disappointed you about This Man?

    No story except SEX.


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

    Just Sex.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The friendship.


    What character would you cut from This Man?

    Unsure.


    Any additional comments?

    Come to a storyline before 20hour into this.....give me something.

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    Sarah 11-09-14
    Sarah 11-09-14 Member Since 2015
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    "horrible narriation on a book that was decent"
    Would you try another book from Jodi Ellen Malpas and/or Edita Brychta?

    I couldn't stand the narrator... if there was someone else then I would be willing to give it a try.


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

    The book could have been much shorter and it seemed as though unnecessary details were added in to increase the length.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Edita Brychta?

    The narrator ruined the book for me... it was horrible....


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

    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.


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    Datagirl75@gmail Antioch, TN, United States 10-31-14
    Datagirl75@gmail Antioch, TN, United States 10-31-14 Member Since 2013

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    "A delicious find!"
    Where does This Man rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    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.


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

    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!


    What does Edita Brychta bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    She played both characters exquisitely! A love her as Jesse and Ava. Nicely done!


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

    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.


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    Aisha Chicago 09-15-14
    Aisha Chicago 09-15-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Slow Moving"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    The story line took a back seat to the erotica. I prefer a good balance of the two.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    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.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    My favorite scene is when she finally walked out.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    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.


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    Weldon Fl 08-11-14
    Weldon Fl 08-11-14 Member Since 2013

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    "Great"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Loved the book, I would recommend this


    What did you like best about this story?

    The English accent


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Wedding


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

    The love and crazy story


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    Megan 06-13-14
    Megan 06-13-14

    23. Love to listen to books while i clean/drive/and pretty much anything else!!!! genre loves: romance, contemporary, suspense

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    "Secrets, Sex & Lies"
    Would you consider the audio edition of This Man to be better than the print version?

    YES


    What other book might you compare This Man to and why?

    hmmm Fifty Shades of Gray?
    -Hot- slightly older man
    -Wealthy 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


    What does Edita Brychta bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I'd say new words that only those from the UK would understand but they were easy enough to google


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Is love built upon secrets really love at all?


    Any additional comments?

    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.

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    Jody Elk Ridge, UT, United States 06-01-14
    Jody Elk Ridge, UT, United States 06-01-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Hard to get into- But once I did-WOW!"
    Where does This Man rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This series is in my favorite top 10 romance series. I like the possessive strong alpha male, with the feisty independent woman.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I like Ava and Jesse Ward equally because of their strong personalities and their definite attraction to each other.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I can't pick a scene that is my favorite because there were so many.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    "Hot, Hot!"


    Any additional comments?

    If you like 50 shades of Grey and Crossfire series, then you will love this series and it is worth a credit!

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    gradstudent MI 04-26-14
    gradstudent MI 04-26-14 Member Since 2010
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    "AMAZING!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of This Man to be better than the print version?

    This is truly a roller coaster ride, but well worth the credit.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I don't know if I can choose between Ava and Jesse. hmmmm...that is a tough one...


    What about Edita Brychta’s performance did you like?

    Everthing!!!!


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

    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.


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    Kimberly D. 04-25-14
    Kimberly D. 04-25-14
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    "Not a complete story!"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Very slow moving. Then got to the end that wasn't the end at all!


    Would you ever listen to anything by Jodi Ellen Malpas again?

    No, probably not. Does not have the writing skill of some others in this genre.


    How could the performance have been better?

    Move the story along!


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    No!


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