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This Man: This Man Trilogy, Book 1

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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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    Rose 01-29-16
    Rose 01-29-16 Member Since 2012

    Tell us about yourself!

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    "Childish and simply Rubbish"

    I am not a newbie when it comes to Alpha males, but honestly ..Mr.Jesse Ward takes the immature cake as well as the Heroine . I do enjoy strong characters, intense sex scenes and mystery in novels. However I cannot tolerate the immaturity in this story. So disappointed in this..considering the hype behind it. Narration was good, accent and character voice distingtion was well done. Too bad the story didn't fare as well.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Marianne Hanna The Windy City 11-15-15
    Marianne Hanna The Windy City 11-15-15 Member Since 2015

    I love books! Discovering Audible, I've fallen in love with characters even more that I once read aloud to myself!

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    "OMG!!!!"

    Long story short - Ava will probably get on your nerves a little bit, & you wish Jesse existed, SO overall so worth the buy!

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    Victoria 09-09-15
    Victoria 09-09-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Same thing over and over"

    It was tough to get through this book and I think it had to do with the fact that it felt like it was on repeat. I also did not care for the ending.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Julia Stephens 03-30-15 Member Since 2012
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    "I tried, I really tried!!"
    How could the performance have been better?

    A better narrator would have improved it-I definitely couldn't get into the story with the male voice performances. I tried four different times to listen to this book over several month period and still couldn't get through the whole thing.


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

    Disappointment


    Any additional comments?

    Not even close to being realistic or believable, I rolled my eyes more in this book than I ever have before.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    A User Birmingham, AL, United States 02-08-15
    A User Birmingham, AL, United States 02-08-15 Member Since 2012

    Lake lover

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    "Terrible book"

    I'm not a harsh critic and normally enjoy light erotic romance but this book was just so bad. There are plenty of sex scenes which were described in detail but there was not enough love story to make them fun. The dialogue was irritating especially all the discussion during sex about coordinating simultaneous climaxes. The narrators voice has a pleasant British accent. This book does not compare to Fifty Shades.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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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.<br/>


    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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Rebecca Orange Park, FL, United States 07-31-14
    Rebecca Orange Park, FL, United States 07-31-14 Member Since 2012

    Love Dystopian novels, Romance and Murder Mysteries!

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    "Couldn't even make it all the way through this one"

    Isn't that terrible? That I review a book that I couldn't even finish listening all the way through?!
    Well I am :)
    Just a snip it of a review though... Promise! I won't hoot and holler about the performance or so,so writing.
    I'll just say it wasn't what I expected and wasn't for me.
    That sounds classier, right? =)

    As for you- I would risk my credit on this one. They are too precious to waste.

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    Tara Saunders Madison, PA, United States 07-05-14
    Tara Saunders Madison, PA, United States 07-05-14 Member Since 2017

    i love to listen!

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    "Snoozefest"

    No actual content in this book. Honestly I did not get through the first few chapters. I couldn't even make it to a juicy part.

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    Lee 05-22-14
    Lee 05-22-14 Member Since 2009

    The best way to read.

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    "Emotional and Entertaining"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. It is a "page turner" and hard to put down. The story is eventful and unpredictable. It is an emotional roller coaster and totally entertaining.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Sam. He's a breath of fresh air who is involved in the same things as Jessi, but is honest and fun-loving which works well for him. He's a supportive friend.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Did not have one, but loved it when Jessi was busted in his office. You think he'd learn.


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

    My main reaction was Jessi needs to be without a significant other. Ava's need to run away and deny reality as well as her avoidance tendencies drove me bonkers.Also, Jessi being totally full of crap tugged at my emotions in different ways. All irritations aside, I did root for them throughout the book.


    Any additional comments?

    If you likes the Crossfire series or 50 Shades series, you will like this. It is a bit different, but the concept is similar.

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    Kindle Customer ALBUQUERQUE, NM, United States 04-09-14
    Kindle Customer ALBUQUERQUE, NM, United States 04-09-14 Member Since 2009
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    "Loved the reader, disliked the story"
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    I thought the reader was great but this book was way, way too long and I just couldn't finish it in spite of a great performance by the reader. The story didn't really go anywhere and the characters were so annoying--she was ninny and he was beyond crazy and controlling. I didn't find any reason to continue after nearly 10 hours with 7 hours to to go--in part 1!!! This book needs editing and probably rewriting but even that might not save it.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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