This Man (This Man #1) by Jodi Ellen Malpas

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Series: This Man
Jodi Ellen Malpas

Young interior designer Ava O’Shea has an appointment for 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, and on arrival, nothing would suggest otherwise. How wrong could she be? This Man is devastatingly handsome, charming and confident. He is also a conceited, hedonistic playboy, who knows no boundaries. Ava desperately does not want to be attracted to him, but she can’t control the overwhelming effect he has on her. Every instinct is telling her to run, so she does, but Jesse Ward is not so willing to let her go. He wants her and is determined to have her. She knows she is heading for heartbreak, but how can she run when he won’t let her?

MY feelingsSo I first read this book back in 2016 and thought I would reread it to see if I would have a different opinion about it now. NOPE! It’s still two a star read for me and I’m wondering again if I read a different book.

I’m honestly just wondering if all she writes are weak heroines and full blown OTT stalker types. I read Gentleman Sinner by her about two months ago and though the same thing. There was really nothing about Jesse or even Ava for that matter that was likable.

Was I supposed to swoon over Jesse? I’m all for a guy pursuing a woman and showing her that he’s interested. However, this guy was so pestering that it wasn’t even attractive at this rate. He claimed that he cared for her, but he was just controlling. Some of the lengths this man went through were astonishing.

My biggest issue with Mr. Jesse Ward was his inability to understand the word no. So many things happened where Ava wanted to get away from him and she would tell him to leave, get out, or just plain no and he wouldn’t do it. He would tell that it’s not what she really wanted. Even it if that were true, no means no!

Ava, good lord this girl was dumber than a doorknob. So many times I wanted to jump through this book and just shake her. Okay, let’s be honest, slap some sense into her. She gave into Jesse every damn time! I’ve honestly never seen sex make someone so weak.

All in all, I still have a lot of strong feelings about this book 3 years later. Just know if I met Jesse on the street, I’m kicking him in the balls and running away screaming.1 Star Rating

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10 thoughts on “This Man (This Man #1) by Jodi Ellen Malpas

  1. I’m surprised you were willing to reread this one even though you didn’t love it the first time around. I don’t think I could have done that. I yet to read this author. I don’t know if I want to after your review.

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