The stunning conclusion to the This Man Trilogy is a number-one New York Times best seller!
The Manor, the very place where their passionate love affair began, fills with guests on what should be the happiest day of Ava and Jesse's lives. She has accepted that she'll never tame the fierceness in Jesse - and she doesn't want to. Their love is profound, their connection powerful, but just when she thinks that she's finally gotten beneath his guarded exterior, more questions arise, leading Ava to believe that Jesse Ward may not be the man she thinks he is. He knows too well how to take her to a place beyond ecstasy…but will he also drive her to the brink of despair? It's time for this man to confess.
©2013 Jodi Ellen Malpas (P)2014 Hachette Audio
I'm proud to be a bookaholic...addicted, obsessed, passionate!!! My favorite way to relax & escape reality....
First, I really think the narrator did a fantastic job with these books! This is the final installment in this series and what a crazy wild ride!! I've been looking forward to losing myself once again in Jesse & Ava’s sexy world and it absolutely did not disappoint. For me, this erotic romance trilogy stands above ALL others. This Man Confessed was everything I was hoping for!! This was a lengthy book but perfectly paced. This Man Confessed is not without the shock and awe that we also experience in the two prior books. It’s truly a wild, bumpy and emotional ride loaded with intrigue and shockers, undiluted lust and mind-bending sex plus a compulsive and intense love. Be prepared to be swept away by their story! So yes, this book is HOT! If you loved Jesse Ward in This Man or Beneath This Man, I will be astounded if you don't fall fan-crazy in love with him more in This Man Confessed. He truly is all pure, sexy, unadulterated alpha! All the Jesse secrets come out and new conflicts arise in their relationship. Rest assured, you will have a VERY difficult time putting this book down. When I was finished with this book, I felt completely satisfied. I had no unanswered questions, the epilogue was perfection. I am a little sad that Jesse and Ava’s story is over, but I was so happy with how it ended. This is one of my favorite trilogies. It’s intense, beautiful, emotional and full of drama! Obviously don't listen to this book if you haven't tackled the other two first, but if you love over the top crazy possessive alpha men with dark pasts who fall in love with a woman who tries them at every turn even though she's madly in love with him & fight multiple obstacles together, this is totally the series for you.
Everything comes out in this final installment of Jesse's and Ava's emotional roller coaster of a love story, and it's a DOOSIE! After gorging myself on books 1 and 2, I couldn't wait until book 3 was released. This trilogy is like one of those 1000-page books you read during a vacation when nothing else demands your attention. It's truly one of my favorite love stories by far.
The third story was pretty dramatic from start to finish. It's complicated, emotional, and was sometimes a bit frustrating when what seems like a never ending chorus of dirty little skeletons in Jesse's closet come out in a thoroughly dramatic manner. With my Jesse obsession, my addiction to Edita Brychta's narration, and the need for Ava and Jesse to find happiness, this third installment was all-consuming for me! The hotness factor was definitely present, but, there was a lot of pure romance and love that permeated the third book causing me to swoon throughout. I didn't want it to end, and so I'd be happy to take a repeat trip to 'Central Jesse Cloud Nine' any time!
I highly recommend this book, but, start from the beginning, all three stories are a must, and are definitely credit worthy.
For those of you who have listened to the previous two books in the series then hold on to your seats because you're in for an intense, stunning, emotional ride (which I'm not going to give any spoilers away) and for anyone who hasn't yet listened to any of them then don't start here because you'll be missing an awesome, passionate, all consuming, romantic trilogy that'll quite simply blow you socks off.
Well they're back.... Jesse's still Lord of the Manor, he's possessive, demanding, overbearing, bossy, protective and so in love with Ava it hurts (and I love love love him) but he's also terrified he's going to lose her and that makes him so vulnerable it hurts. Ava's still on Cloud 9 Jesse but ahead is a heartbreaking decision, a dilemma to face and Jesse's skeletons just keep coming out to test their love. They're constantly adding to their sleepy sex, hard sex, morning sex, twilight sex... etc., which is, of course, delicious but they're growing as people, they're learning what the other needs and trying to give it. But...
There is sooo very many hurdles to overcome as, chapter by chapter they're slowly painfully revealed and they'll have you gasping, pulling your hair out, crying, screaming, swooning and smiling so much so that your nearest n dearest will be tempted to call for the men in white with a straight jacket just for you. There's so many plot twist, surprises, secrets, new characters, threats and suspense, danger and tension along with their passionate heart-achingly beautiful and drama filled love, that you'll feel like the ball in a pinball machine.
This well-written, well narrated listen will woo you, WOW you, frustrate you, shock you, captivate you and totally mesmerise you but it'll also sweep you off your feet with their tender, sweet, brutal, passionate, hurtful, touching but unconditional love that you're left emotionally drained, exhausted, sad it's over and so blissfully, mindblowingly contented at the outcome of their HEA. To top it all off the Epilogue is told from Jesse's POV and NEVER has there been a sweeter ending.
Worth a credit? When you invest so many listening hours to a trilogy you come to love the characters, feel for them, bleed with them and you know that they will haunt your thoughts and you know you're going to miss them so, worth a credit?, HELL YEAH a 10 Star listen.
I have a PhD in American Literature but my love affair with romance novels on audible is going strong.
In this third book of the "This Man" series the story of Jesse and Kate's super-hot attraction and challenging relationship continues to unfold like the layers of an onion peeling back. Yes, this book has even more revelations about Jesse's complex, difficult past, but each one is part of the reason this incredibly erotic love story can be more than lustful fairy tale. One cannot help but fall in love with both main characters. They are clearly gorgeous (the "god" and the "temptress") and interesting, yet their genuine humanity is helps us to identify with them. While their story is so full of extremes in plot twists and odd characters that it is hardly a "normal" life, on an emotional level it is strangely like our own stories of working out the difficulties in loving ourselves and each other. A wide range of supporting characters - including friends, family and surprising villains - keeps the story rich and interesting. The narrator does such a wonderful job of rendering the voices that we feel we know these people as they laugh at their own jokes, frustrate each other or cry out from emotional depths. Even if erotica is not your favorite read, stick with this one. It is tastefully and even beautifully done. More than just gratuitous and titillating, the sex is actually part of the plot. Every moment of "shock and awe," or "sleepy sex" or even frightening jealousy helps build a story about the redemptive power of love. Jesse's voice narrating us the "epilogue" of the story is touching and totally believable and adorable. Absolutely credit-worthy but be sure to read in order for maximum effect (though each could stand alone).
Lover of all books, especially Romance!
Book three of the series ties it all up and boy were there some surprises and never saw that coming moments. I love the control freak J and the push the limits, if not to stupidity, Ava, paired. I kinda feel like throughout this book Ava grows up to some degree or just chooses to pick her battles more wisely. Jesse is Jesse is Jesse although he does concede more often and chooses some rational thoughts at times. But this is what I loved about the characters. I would love for there to be other stories about the other characters. This book is fabulous and if you like 50, Crossfire, etc....You will enjoy this series. One of my favorites.
Let those who you love know today, tomorrow is not promised! Life experience, Mishawn
This has been the best listen I have had sence I started with Audiable. Jodie is a brilliant writer with talent galore. I'm so thankful she didn't let anything stop her from writing. Edita Brychta is a great narrator. The voice changing, and all the expression and emotions Jodie put into her book Edita did a Excellent Job with it all.
More Jodie Ellen Malpas PLEASE!!!!
I have never, ever had any inclination to write a review before now, and I have read and listened to hundreds of books. I have to say that I am almost certain this series is the best I've ever read, no matter the genre. It has the super steamy, earth shattering raunchy scenes that are great, but amazingly it also has a wonderful story that makes you smile to yourself and laugh out loud, makes your heart melt and your eyes tear, and makes your heart pound and your eyes pop! I really hope this author goes on to do more, and I will be eagerly anticipating any more books from her. I also LOVED the narrator, and that may have contributed to my enjoyment of the books. She read it perfectly and her portrayal of the characters was spot on.
***As a side note, there is A LOT of swearing in this book. If you don't like that kind of talk, this series is definitely not for you***
"Fucking Hell, Ava!" : )
I would recommend this trilogy for purchase or credit. I could not put it down and plodded through the series in four days! This author is talented, fresh, and provides twits throughout. Just when you think you have the story all figured out a new twist is introduced.
I would become angry with Ava for putting up with so much only to find that she had more foresight than I ever could. This book emotionally involves you.
There are too many to list!
If you want romance, entertainment and emotional involvement this is the trilogy for you!
Busy mom who loves to read but doesn't always have the time. I enjoy YA, Romance and the occasional Best Seller.
Much like the other 2 books, this one was all sorts of crazy! There was so much drama that it made my head spin. And Jesse "The Lord of the Manor" Ward is the craziest man ever! And of course that just added to all the drama. Although I'm glad we got answers in this book, I still didn't think it justified all of Jesse's actions. However, the story was alot of fun and I enjoyed the epilogue so much. It was very funny! This was a great ending to one hot mess of a couple.
4.5 stars for an enjoyable listen.
I am a lover of books. I enjoy losing myself in a fabulous romance and great story plot.
I can't believe that this was Malpas's debut trilogy! She did a wonderful job in creating leads who were so potent, interesting and flawed that they felt real and tangible.
Ok, I have to admit that this book had so many emotional edges that I had to call in a life line. I threatened to go straight to the epilogue if my friend (who had already read the book) did not give me some assurances that things would be alright (silly, I know)…LOL (thankfully, she never spilled any spoilers). The first part of the book was more rocky, but after a point, it was smooth sailing and simply sumptuous and beautiful between Jessie and Ava.
My goodness can Jessie and Ava fight!!!--BUT OH MY GOODNESS, they LOVE way better than they fight. And, believe me for every time they spent apart they made up for it like 10-fold. Yes, this book is steamy, hot and that never changes….the chemistry between Jessie and Ava was always ON FIRE!
Throughout the series I had been interested in the balance of power between Jessie and Ava and I felt like Malpas did a great job in establishing a "normal" that works for these lovers. Jessie loves Ava in a violent-crazy, intense, beautiful, amazing kind of way and Ava returns that love and accepts his ways. But, Ava not only accepts Jessie's ways, she loves them (constantly finding ways to get a "sense" sex, or "retaliation" sex out of him etc.
Fortunately for readers, this book leaves no stone unturned when it comes to unresolved issues or suspicions carried over from the previous 2 books. The things that bothered me most about Jessie was how he applied a double standard in how he dealt with the women that pined for him as compared to how he makes Ava deal with the men that seek her out. YET, this aspect is dealt with and there is an "ah-hah" moment for the reader.
There are so many things I loved about this book--the way Jessie and Ava love, play, and who can forget how she holds on to his body, "baby-monkey style." There are so many surprises in this book, but there was 1 surprise that really melted my heart and KILLED ME….LOVED IT!!!
Now I have to say, I still don't like Kate (Ava's friend), I didn't like the way Ava dealt with her brother, and I still felt no sympathy for Sarah…but, that's part of how much these characters felt real. You can't like everything about people in real life, right?
The epilogue was stunning……simply stunning. I was left feeling happy, giddy, satisfied and sad all at the same time because this wonderful trilogy was over.
Thank you Jodi Ellen Malpas for delivering such an emotionally, crazy, interesting and hot romance. I really loved the authenticity in this romance based in modern-day London with all of the colorful British colloquial language: "bloody, shag, cow, knickers, willy-nilly, twat, tart, toilet (instead of restroom), etc. "
Narrator: Edita Brychta was excellent. She performed beautifully. Loved her British accent!
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