About This Man by Jodi Ellen Malpas
Book 1 of This Man trilogy
When young interior designer Ava O’Shea has a first consultation at The Manor with the owner, Mr. Jesse Ward, she is expecting nothing more than an overweight, cravat wearing, well-to-do countryman. But This Man is devastatingly handsome, charming and confident. He’s also a conceited, hedonistic playboy who is determined to have her. Ava desperately does not want to be attracted to him, but she can’t control the overwhelming affect he has on her. How can she run when he won’t let her?
My Review of this Man
If you are a lover of the drama and hardcore erotic novels then you will love this book. It’s a wonderfully fast story of two people who are obsessed with each other trying to make sense of what they are feeling and failing miserably at it. Jesse is a huge control freak and though his intentions are good I don’t think I would be able to be with someone like that myself, but this is a story and it’s actually a good one. Though I would have liked a little more information on Jesse and maybe a little more time before they rushed into everything they do! But, this is just book one, so the author does have to leave a bit of information for the next three books.
The characters themselves are enduring and sweet in their own way. When you really let yourself get into the book and over the way Jesse controls Ava, you see deep down he does care and it’s something he struggles with. He’s a man who is not use to not getting what he wants, but at the same time he never cared if he did before, where now he does and though I’m not a fan of the controlling part of this book. I do love the intensity of Jesse and Ava’s growing feelings for each other.
Rating: I give this book a 4out of 5
(just because the controlling aspect of the relationship may turn off a few people)
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