Welcome to the sensual world of This Man...
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 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.
Read by Edita Brychta.
©2013 Jodi Ellen Malpas (P)2013 Hachette Audio
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"This Man - Book One in The This Man Trilogy"
He is very tall. His white shirt is casually rolled at the sleeves, but he still wears a black tie, loosely knotted and hanging down the front of a broad chest."
"His dirty blonde hair looks like he's half attempted to get it into some semblance of a style but given up. His eyes are sludgy green, but bright and way too intense, and the stubble covering his square jaw does nothing to conceal the handsome features beneath it. He's lightly tanned and just... Oh God, He's devastating."
Meet Jesse Ward ... The Lord of the Manor
This seductive, erotic, frustrating, flirty, dominating, mind blowing, body tingling story will make you wish Jesse Ward were real and not a fictional character. The first book in the This Man Trilogy introduces you to Ava an ambitious, young woman making her mark in the world of interior design. Just off of a bad break-up, Ava has decided to focus on her career and stay man free for a while. Enter Jesse Ward, the Lord of the Manor, who hires Ava to work on his hotel. To say that sparks fly would be an understatement. The electricity between Ava and Jesse explodes taking you on a ride that you never want to end.
"This man is so perfect, I'm almost in pain."
The character development in this book is spot on, and you can visualize all of the characters created within this story. Larger than life characters to the bit players within the story, there is no detail that has been left unturned. You will find characters you would love to be friends with, characters you love to hate and hate to love. Characters that frustrate you, confuse you, and turn you on and turn your world upside down.
With brilliant descriptions of the places within this story, you are provided with a perfect visual in your mind from the words provided by the author.
Explosive is the word that would best describe the physical relationship between Jesse and Ava. With a bit of creativity the author transports us into the hot, sensual, erotic, and dominating world that is Jesse Ward. Creatively unique, heart stopping, body tingling, and wanting are a few words that come to mind.
Jesse wants Ava. Ava can't resist Jesse. There are secrets that need to be told. There are twists and turns that will have you reading faster than your eyes can move. This story tempts, teases, and makes you want for more. I guarantee that once you finish book one, you will not be able to download book two fast enough.
To uncover the secrets yet to be revealed, to entice your body and mind into the heart stopping allure of Jesse Ward, and to find out how Ava deals with all she has been dealt, don't miss the second and third book is this amazing story.
Edita Brychta was outstanding with the delivery of the story
"Love! Love! Love! this series."
Crazy Mad God
Both Jesse and Ava - Maybe Jesse just that little bit more. He is so passionate, sexy and just so unrelenting countdowns and all. 3 2 1 0
I have seen her in many television programs. This is my first Audio book with her narration and I thought she was bloody brilliant. "MOUTH" Ava ...hahahah....
I wish I could have but I never would have that sort of time.
I have read this series 3 times before and have been waiting for a long while for its release down here in Australia. I must have missed it when it was first released and found it by accident so I purchased all 3. Jodie is a great author and hopefully her next series will be just as good if not better!. Jesse will always rate in my top 5. <3 <3 <3
This book left me wanting more can't wait wait to read the next and then the one after that great
"No. Best for Insomniacs"
A better narrator and oh, a better story.
It was boring. How it goes for 17 hours is completely beyond me as I didn't get past the 8th. I do hope another reviewer who liked this book can tell me what happened at the end.
I know its different strokes for different folks (pun intended). But this seemed like a poor and very tired persons version of the SOG trilogy.
"A porn story for bored housewives"
More concrete action, less detailed sex scenes, which constitutes major part of almost every chapter
Mrs Perfect meet Mr Perfect, characters not corresponding with reality
"Steamy story laugh out loud moments"
This man is believable his flaws push her away, but he is like gravity she cant stay away !!! The london setting is great makes a change to have a sexy english bloke as the hot lead character. cant wait for "Beneath this man" so come on audible lets have it !!
Jessie he wont give up he wont compromise he knows they should be together and he is prepared to fight for it>
she made the story even better especially the gritty exchanges between Jesse and Ava her accent is modern posh british so when she swears its funny
I just want her to give him a second chance so bring on book 2
"Big no no"
deeper plot?more complicated
definetly not the second part of this one.
bad copy of 50 shades
"Brilliant start to a fantastic trilogy"
Yes I would- I had read the trilogy twice on my kindle before I listened to this audio version and I found that the narration added even more to my enjoyment of the trilogy
Impossible to pick between the two main characters. Both so well developed by the author that they enthral you, irritate you, annoy you and captivate you.
Too many to pick just one. I think Ava's total confusion over Jesse and her feelings for him
"Better than 50 Shades....."
Was recommended this after I finally read 50 Shades. Didn't hold out much hope but I've been totally hooked!!! Well written, loveable characters that have had me totally engrossed throughout. I hated Mr Gray and all his books, but can't wait to start Mr Ward's next one :)
I've read book and never thought I would enjoy an audio version which is handy for when I'm in the car. The narrator was very good. Audio opened up a whole new reading world
"A Bit Boring"
I wouldn't listen to it again. The was not as good as the previous book I read by this author. The story was weak and lacked content. Lots of sex but no real back bone to it.
it has to be the two leads because there rant many people in it
it was all the same
Loved this book, great characters and storyline looking forward to reading the next one in the trilogy would highly recommend
"Persevered for 7 hours and then gave up!"
This story has been done so many times before and unfortunately there was nothing new or original about this one, it was very repetitive "inner core" was repeated so many times it got annoying! Jessie just seemed like a stalker and it was not thrilling in any sense! The story just became irritating, was very unrealistic and after enduring 7 hours I refused to waste anymore time listening to it.
The voice's did not carry well and were just irritating which made it very hard to listen to from the outset.
Irritation! I tried really hard to get through it but it didn't get any better as the book went on.
Very disappointing and unhappy that I wasted my money on this.
"fantastic romantic fantasyland "
I love love love this book. We all like the idea of a hero and after the realese of 50 shades a lot of women like the idea of a dominant man in their lives. Jessie Ward deliver's this in spades but he also shows a insecure side that could easily turn him into an abusive arse . Jodi Ellen Malpas manages to balance this character to make you love and hate him at the same time. Eva O'Shea I like she's strong and fiesty but complaments Jessies character well. The complimentary characters of Kate,Sam,Victoria, Drew, Sally and Tom who is a fantastically funny guy and your typical GBF makes for a story with highs lows and lots of laugh out louds. Edita Brycta does a excellent job of separating the characters using slight lilts and varried depth to get voice I will read the other two books in the series to see what happens
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