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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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    shannon Saint Cloud, FL, United States 11-18-13
    shannon Saint Cloud, FL, United States 11-18-13
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    "Maximum energy and passion, 'I loved it'"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    So far, up to 6 friends and facebook (200+) friends.


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

    Almost, ' fifty shades' but feeling the power of estacy and lust.


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

    How safe and quiet your life really is, meaning Ava not going w/her gut feeling but expressing it later


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

    Yes, I woke up wanting more and late at night


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Juan Hernandez 11-16-13

    Books books books

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    "HE'S CRAZY BUUUUT!!!"
    Have you listened to any of Edita Brychta’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Never listened to her before but she is fantastic


    Any additional comments?

    I must admit Both main characters got on my nerves but I loved them as if I knew them. I kinda secretly wish I had a Jesse Ward. book 2 here I come

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Anna Waynesboro, MS, United States 11-14-13
    Anna Waynesboro, MS, United States 11-14-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Have we just run out of ideas?"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    I thinks some one who wants to read the same plot, as many of the books in this genre, and who wants many sex scenes without real dialogue between the two main character would enjoy this book.


    What could Jodi Ellen Malpas have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    I would have liked more character development.
    **SPOILER ALERT**
    This is the way the book goes: girl see extremely sexy man, girl debuts having sex with the man who must absolutely have her at no cost (repeat three times), then she has sex with him and of course it is the best sex she has ever had in her entire life and she feels a connection with him, including sparks (literally). Then she breaks up with him, he hunts pursues her, she has sex with him again, and repeat this saga over and over and over. I have stopped listening at about 6 hours because it just on repeat mode.


    What three words best describe Edita Brychta’s voice?

    British, do not like her male accents all that much, but not bad. I would purchase another book if she were the narrater.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment


    Any additional comments?

    I feel like asking for my credit back. I will not be listening to the other books.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Wendy United States 11-05-13
    Wendy United States 11-05-13 Member Since 2013

    Bookstore hobby-jobber, mom, gardener and former copywriter. Eclectic taste in books and audits.

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    I loved the Brit-wit in this book but was appalled that this wasn't a stand-alone book. A decent editor and a savvy publisher would've distilled a worthy story into one book instead of three! What happened to choosing the value of a a great story into a great bottom line? The amazon reviews saved me from installment 2 and 3. Again, they suffer a lack of a critical eye. I am done with overwritten trilogies and E.L. Wannabes! Every employee at Random House (shipping, janitors) received a $5,000 bonus at year end 2012 because of the success of 50 shades. A formula was born and we, the readers, are paying for it literally and figuratively. This is not fine art.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    julie mobile, AL, United States 02-15-14
    julie mobile, AL, United States 02-15-14 Member Since 2012

    Just a simple girl living the simple life. Nothing is complicated when the power of imagination leads the way. Close your eyes & just listen

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    "Eye roller for sure! Like 'really'? Ugh"
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    A cheesy wanna-be to Fifty Shades possibly, but nowhere close in my opinion. If all you want is sex with no substance of story then dive right in. I could only go as far as three or four chapters. Narration was good .

    2 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Cam Las Vegas, NV, United States 09-14-14
    Cam Las Vegas, NV, United States 09-14-14 Member Since 2015
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    "Sensual, devastating, charming and dominant hero"

    To be honest I did not enjoy the first book as much as the other two in the series because it reminded me too much of Fifty Shades in that both have a broken up male characters with money, looks and need to dominate the heroine. However, as the story continued in the second book, the difference became more and more clear. I liked the handsome hero who had no boundaries for himself and yet expected the heroine to follow all his rules. He continued to say "language" to her for the slightest curse word and yet he passed them along freely and as frequently as he wanted. If I were in a relationship with a man like this I am certain it would not last long but in this book his character is so endearing that you forgive him all. The heroine is frustrating in the sense that she gave in to him all the time, but then again, if she didn't the relationship could not have continued with his demanding forcefulness. I guess life is full of give and take but here is mostly give on her part.

    The only other comment I can make is that I wish there was a bit more of the story and less sex. WOW. I can't believe I just said that. I LOVE sex in romance novels but it seemed to somehow displace the story in this book at times which should have been the main focus.

    I very much enjoyed the narration. She did a fabulous job with all male and female characters and the right infliction where needed. Great job Edita Brychta.

    Overall a very enjoyable book that makes you want MORE for yourself as well.....

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Desiree 08-28-14
    Desiree 08-28-14 Member Since 2014
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    "My favorite romance series "

    I've read this series 3 times now and am working on my fourth. It's seductive and romantic. A tale of the love we all search for that's narrated so wonderfully. I can picture the people, places and actions. If I was able to give more stars, I would.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Carolyn United States 07-02-14
    Carolyn United States 07-02-14 Member Since 2010

    Romance Junkie

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    "I really liked it - definitely a new twist"

    I thought this series had a little bit of Shades of Gray Wanna Be - but it continued to surprise me throughout - Jesse and Ava were both all over the place emotionally (Ava more than Jesse) Jesse was just Jesse in alot of ways from the beginning - both were spoiled and beautiful, but ended up loving each other more than themselves which is a must for me - I liked the first book, and each book was better, the last book was the best of the Trilogy (and as they went along got stronger and stronger) and tugged my heartstrings more than once - while I thought the narration started off shaky, I believe in giving each narrator a real shot and Edita Brychta pulled it off. This series is worth the credits/dollars.

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    Valerie United States 03-18-14
    Valerie United States 03-18-14 Member Since 2010
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    "Amazing"

    Better than Fifty Shades trilogy. The author hit the mark with a troubled relationship minus the overt S&M!

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    Gwendolyn Oklahoma City, OK, United States 02-27-14
    Gwendolyn Oklahoma City, OK, United States 02-27-14 Member Since 2010

    Crazy red head who's head over heels about family, friends and life in general!

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    "I wish for This Man!"

    W.O.W. This is the fist book of three telling the story of This Man - Jesse Ward. His lady - Ava is a young interior design professional who comes to Jesse's business for some work. What she finds is a gorgeous, intimidating, tormented, overbearing, control freak who sets his sites on making Ava his. He maneuvers himself into her life by purchasing her latest project and their instant insatiable attraction is quite steamy. The story has the perfect balance of shock, awwww and what the? It's a fun loving and super sexy ride as the complicated character of Jesse unfolds before the innocent Ava. I truly enjoyed all three of these books and what makes them extra special is the narrator - Edita Brychta is FABULOUS! Hold on to your nickers, this one has some good twists and turns.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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