• This Woman

  • This Man: The Story from Jesse, Book 1
  • By: Jodi Ellen Malpas
  • Narrated by: Shane East
  • Length: 21 hrs and 7 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (141 ratings)

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By: Jodi Ellen Malpas
Narrated by: Shane East
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Jesse Ward has stumbled through life drinking and indulging himself within the rooms of his high-class sex club, The Manor, numbing himself to the pain, grief, and guilt of his wrongs. Pleasure and alcohol are his medicine. Hedonism is all he knows. It’s how he copes. How he survives. 

Until Ava O’Shea strolls into his office and knocks him back with her breathtaking beauty, ambition, and drive. It only takes one look into her eyes, one touch of her skin, and one word murmured, before his heart is kick-started, offering him something he never thought possible. A distraction from his daily torment. A semblance of peace. 

Women never reject Jesse Ward. They fall at his feet, melt from his charismatic, devious smile, and obey his every salacious command. All except the one woman who unwittingly becomes his obsession and the only thing that can keep him from the brink of self-destruction. He needs Ava and will do anything to have her. Even hide every last skeleton in his large closet. Because the truth could destroy them both.

©2022 Jodi Ellen Malpas (P)2022 Jodi Ellen Malpas

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Central Jesse Cloud 9 is Definitely 5...ish Stars!

I was in Central Jesse Cloud Nine: This is definitely 5..ish stars END Of!

This Woman by Jodi Ellen Malpas was one of the most anticipated hot, steamy, forbidden,
age-gap, insta-love romance that lived up to all the expectation and them some!
It’s been 10 years in the making and boy oh boy: Jodi did not disappoint. As a new-ish reader to the Iconic This Man series, I did start This Woman, first, but after the heart wrenching tear jerking Prologue, I thought it best to heed the advice of my #BookFriends and Oracles of all things This Man, and decided to read This Man first which was in Ava’s POV and I must say – that was such great advice. I fell hard for Jesse in This Man and was cheering him and Ava on.

That being said, This Woman is the story of Jesse Ward from his POV: the ultimate sexy AF Broken Possessive Billionaire Alpha British Hero and prolific #LordOfTheSexManor and his possessive deep un-nerving love and obsession of Ava O’Shea: the gorgeous unassuming young interior designer who together have the most sizzling off-the charts chemistry known to all Romancelandia, right from the moment they meet: which happens to be when Ava lands the job of re-decorating Jesse’s planned renovations at The Manor. She thinks it’s a very fancy Hotel, and doesn’t know that Jesse is in fact the very rich broken Lord of said Sex Manor: a very exclusive swingers club of sorts that he inherited from his late Uncle.

Now, I adore British Heroes and broken billionaire Alphas are my kryptonite: my very first and ultimate forever BookBF is Ethan Blackstone and whilst he will always be the total package: sexy AF, broken hero, Jesse Ward is next level intense, but I am always here for it – especially when we have Shane East performing solo, and coincidently he also narrated The Blackstone Affair, so when it was announced that Shane would perform Jesse Ward, there was never any doubt in my mind that he would be the perfect Jesse Ward: he is outstanding and definitely understood the brief that is for sure!

His acting in this was phenomenal: his performance gets better and better with each release.
He brought all the angst, pain, despair into his portrayal of Jesse, who is the extremely broken, yet oh so swoony and down-right sexy in his possessive alpha-ness that I can’t help but fall under his spell – poor Ava never had a chance!

Shane took me on this most delicious, heart racing, angsty marathon journey through all the drama and complexity of the world and mind of Jesse Ward, complete with all the feels and I fell in love with Jesse all over again -this was an Oscar-worthy level performance from Shane without a doubt… End Of!
Not to mention his portrayal of all the side characters, to the point where I also fell in love with Jesse’s best mate Sam and found myself really invested in him, and not only his evolving relationship with Ava’s BFF and flatmate: Kate, but also the banter between him, Jesse and their other mate Drew: it was so entertaining, at times it really felt like I was listening to an audio play with multiple actors and not just solo Shane marathon: a #Shaneathon if you will.

Jesse’s many demons and secrets, threaten to destroy his and Ava’s relationship and chance at a HEA: Be warned, this is book one of a series and it does end in a cliff-hanger.

Overall I loved this audiobook and highly recommend it if you are like me and are a massive fan of broken Billionaire British Heroes with a penchant for peanut butter and count-downs, then you will love This Woman. There is a reason why Jesse Ward is a much-loved hero and Jodi absolutely smashed this out of the park – she is a writing genius and never disappoints.
This is an epic story, by a talented author, performed by an exceptionally talented actor...END OF! Bring on With This Woman!
5 hundred…ish stars.,., End Of!

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Dripping with…..

This book is dripping with lust, with desperation, with passion, anger, with hurt and tears. The man was my favorite book series ever to read and now listening to his POV in an accent has left me craving even more Jesse Ward!

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OMG!!!!!

If I had not listened to the “This Man” series, I would have died. This is a damn good book, with a damn GREAT narrator. I love Shane East. He’s up there w Sebastian York. He was spot on w the emotions, the personality, the need, the devastation. I don’t know if awards are given for narrating books but if so, Shane East should win…
I love J. Kenner, el James, Sylvia day and so many more but this man and now this woman series are my fave by far. The author gets it right.
Now I’m gonna have to reread the “This Man”.
I can’t wait for the next in this series…

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Save your money! Hard pass

I love this author and I love the narrator, but that’s where the love ends. The lack of story line and plot made it difficult to want to finish. I know there will be more books to finish this series but I won’t be listening to them. I wouldn’t recommend this book to ANYONE! I absolutely hated “Jessie” and thought that Ava’s character was so under developed…..what a waste of a credit.

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WOW!

What a performance! This man (no pun intended) did just a superb job on emanating the Lord. The intensity and madness and all things Jesse just poured from him. I cannot wait for the rest of the books.

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A Cliffhanger

I was hoping this story will take the reader to a similar end as 'This Man's book. Not the case, so I am wondering if the writer is planning a third book? At any rate, I enjoyed reading from Jesse POV, he really is insecure as it pertains to Ava. Also, pathetic and sick! The idea that getting Ava pregnant without her consent SICK! I liked that Ava defies him whenever possible. Chapters 37 and 38, I felt so bad for Jesse, he was on so much pain that even hurt me. Simultaneously, Shane East performance was stellar, particularly in the last two chapters

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WOW! Just Amazing!!

Mr. Shane East is absolutely incredible, what a performance 👏👏. I felt the pain and agony, had tears rolling down my face. Please 🙏🙏 tell me there’s a book 2 coming soon. Love this book!!!

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Love you Jesse

Fabulous book. Great to see from Jesse s POV! Jodi has created another masterpiece. I can’t wait for the next one in the series.

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It doesn’t disappoint

Jodi in the only the way she can did what she does best! I take my hat off Siam. I enjoyed reading, and hope she’s gonna bring us a part 2

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Just what we needed!

Uau!
I so need the rest of Jesse's POV!
Amazing narration by Shane.
Jodi is truly a queen.

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  • Jane Bryder
  • 11-28-22

Outstanding.

An outstanding story, did not want it to end and I hope there is a follow up book.
The performance by Shane East was out of this world, it brought the characters to life.
Thank you Jodi.. please can we have a follow up?
Xxx

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  • Nelly
  • 11-26-22

Disappointing

I liked the look of the description so went ahead and bought the audio book, only to be disappointed when listening. I don’t consider myself to be small minded when it comes to bad language but the frequency of how much the word f**k was used in the dialogue was unnecessary, even if it was used to prove the point about the main character’s personality! Weak story, bit juvenile really. Sort of 50 Shades stuff. Not for me.

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  • Yvonne
  • 11-25-22

Just perfect

Well this did not disappoint, we all know the story so well but this is of course from Jessie’s POV , and it’s explains so much more than even confessed .
Shane East does such a heart felt narration , could not have been better 10/10
What I like the most is Jodi has totally returned to her original style of writing with this book like everyone I have my favourites some more than others , long May it continue sadly have to wait a year for Beneth but if this is anything to go by then it will be worth , thanks Jodi and Shane for over 21hrs of listening pleasure

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  • Gyrithe
  • 11-25-22

My Lord

Oh Jodi.
for 10 years you have had us love The Lord. And as many times as I have listened to this series. It still rips my heart out to listen to Jesses pov. Even if we know the full story. It only made me love him more.
Shane. this is your best performance EVER.

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  • Rachel Sizmur
  • 11-24-22

OMG

I laughed and I cried this book was amazing. I love ever minute & I can’t wait for the next one

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  • Ms P
  • 11-21-22

Wow, wow, WOW!!!

Who would have thought that after being such a huge fan of This Man, I could love This Woman any more...well I certainly have. Reading Jesse's perspective was eye opening and explained his ways. I have fallen more in love with him than ever.

Shane East was the perfect choice to narrate this beautiful story....absolutely superb performance, thank you!

Lastly but by no means least ,for the Queen of erotic romance, thank you for creating a love story which is embedded in my heart...forever! ❤️❤️❤️ Cannot wait for This Woman 2!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-20-22

Wow. Wow. Wow!

Okay, so I have always been a fan of JEM, but hearing the story from Jesse’s perspective was amazing! Shane East, perfect narration! No matter who he was being, I loved it!
Please, please, please tell me you will be doing the next book from the lords perspective?!

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  • MrsKat
  • 11-20-22

Wow!

Jodi, Jodi, Jodi. What an utter Queen you are! Jodi's attention to detail has always had her ranked number 1 in my eyes, but this story confirms it. The parallels between This Woman and This Man are unquestionably astounding. Not only has Jodi absolutely nailed the story from Jesse's point of view, with all its twists and turns, love and heartbreak; Shane East has given the performance of his life. Not only does Shane play Jesse, but every other character too. Stand up and take a bow the pair of you.

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  • anne savage
  • 11-16-22

this woman

Wow. You've done it again. The story from Jesse point of view. Can't wait for the next episode.

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  • Cas
  • 11-30-22

Wow

What an amazing story from Jesse’s POV. A truly agonising story oh hurt betrayal and redemption. Just awesome. Just wish it wasn’t so long for the next one.
Shane East is amazing as Jesse and does an awesome job with the emotions in this story.