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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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    Amazon Customer 06-11-16
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    "3...2...1...Amazing"

    I can not get enough of Jesse and Ava! This Man series is my most favorite book series ever and the narrator did an amazing job.

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    LadyG 06-09-16
    LadyG 06-09-16 Member Since 2012
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    "Beware"

    Though I enjoyed the book at times I felt as if I was listening to the one night trilogy the same narrator reads for this one as well so at times I had to remember which series I am listening to. Jesse is very demanding, rude, and unbearable! Glad I live listened just not my favorite.

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    Veryl Goodnight 06-05-16 Member Since 2011
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    "Incredible Performance Carries Weak Plot"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Maybe - I haven't forgiven the author for the hours of passionate sex and holding back on a plot until the last chapter - now leaving me hooked and ready to order the next book.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    A plot could have been developed much, much sooner.


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

    Edita carried the book. Without her incredible narration, breathing passion into explicit sexual scenes from both the male and female voices, I would have given up on the book.


    Do you think This Man needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    There are follow up books - thank goodness, for in the end Jessie became a very complex person and just enough was given of his past to leave me wanting more. The author did do a good job of developing him throughout from someone I would surely have reported as a stalker, to someone I became sympathetic toward. Eva also went from helpless to gaining self control - perhaps too much. Now what's next. I can't bear the thought of listening to hours and hours of more passionate sex without some answers, but I can't get the book out of my mind and want to know what happens to both Jessie and Eva - and what HAPPENED to Jessie in the past.


    Any additional comments?

    In fairness to the author, it must have taken a lot of courage to be so explicit about erotic sexual experiences. She should feel very indebted to the narrator for pulling it off.

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    julser Arizona 05-28-16
    julser Arizona 05-28-16 Member Since 2014

    hate to say I'm hopeless romantic. I'm also realistic, funny, straight forward. Enjoy a good gripping audible book to take me away.

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    "This Man, what a ride! Now I'm totally hooked. SO SO GOOD"

    Ava and Jesse are quit a pair. You want to keep them together threw the entire story. I think I have another author I like.

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    Mile High KINK Book Club 05-25-16 Member Since 2015

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    "CRA CRA IN THE BEST WAY"
    Would you listen to This Man again? Why?

    Yes, I can put this title on repeat. I have actually change my GPS voice to UK English because I love this audible so much.


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

    Jesse Ward, each time he shouts to EVA "watch your mouth" even during the sexy times., especially during the sexy times.


    Which character – as performed by Edita Brychta – was your favorite?

    Both Ava and Jesse was brilliant.


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

    It made me LOL so much I had to slow down in my car and repeat several chapters just to hear it again.


    Any additional comments?

    I listen to this ebook first and have not read the kindle version. However, I have since purchase the paperback just so I can have this book at my fingertips when I am away from my car. I don't know what listening to my radio means. Its constantly on THIS MAN

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    Lynnz 05-09-16
    Lynnz 05-09-16

    I am addicted to audiobooks. It makes my 1 hour (each way) commute go by without me becoming an agressive driver. lol

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    "Oh My Gosh, I would probably kill him"

    This was a very interesting book that gave me anxiety every step of the way. I understand dominance, but this is crazy, over-the-top dominance. Jesse is gorgeous, sexy, and extremely rich. But along with that comes crazy. Ava is beautiful, young, talented and must be crazy to fall in love with him. Despite all of this craziness, I really liked the book. I do believe that Jesse is a little psycho. But, he does love her and she loves him. I thought Jodi did a great job of building the characters. They were very understandable, even being crazy. What does that make me since I can relate? However, the story is a bit like "Groundhog Day". I enjoyed Edita's narration. Now, on to book number two.

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    babz766 04-30-16
    babz766 04-30-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Was hooked right away"
    Would you listen to This Man again? Why?

    I will listen to it again. I like the narrator, that Jesse is a dreamy character


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    Emily 03-09-16
    Emily 03-09-16
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    "Move over Grey!"

    one of those you can't put down! I totally think my friend Jessica for turning me on to this series puts 50 Shades of Grey to shame!

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    slayer 03-06-16
    slayer 03-06-16 Member Since 2012
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    "Ava needs a slap."

    I haven't wanted to slap a a character so bad before. There is a point were is control of her stop being hot. She was stupid and her best friend has no loyalty to her in my opinion. I didn't care about any of the characters because they were all annoying.

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    G 02-25-16
    G 02-25-16
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    "Migraine Inducing Dribble of a Story"

    This book is repetitive and unnecessary. Ava constantly went between orgasms and indecisiveness. Jesse was domineering and powerful, but lacked depth beyond the sex scenes. It felt like they were high schoolers, just drama for drama's sake. I gave up 9hrs, 21minutes in because I couldn't take it anymore.

    You'll like this book if you are into emotionally unstable people and relationships. You'll especially like it if you are okay with emotionally unstable characters that show no growth. They just accept things the way they are or just run away and ignore each other. Honestly, Ava is passive about Jesse being too controlling and his relationship with Sarah, but doesn't say anything. Jesse just stalks her until she gives in and has sex with him. Jesus, that's so alarming.

    There's nothing wrong with submissive storylines, but this book was a deeply infuriating rollercoaster.

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