This Man by Jodi Ellen Malpas
This Man #1
Read Feburary 2014
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.
Series Reading Order
#1 This Man
#1.5 Jesse’s POV – When Jesse Met Ava
#1.6 Jesse’s POV – When Jesse Cornered Ava
#1.7 Jesse’s POV – When Jesse Turned Up At Ava’s
#1.8 Kate & Sam – The First Encounter
#2 Beneath This Man
#2.1 Jesse’s POV – The Age Reveal
#3 This Man Confessed
This Man is Jesse Ward and he is one smoking hot Lord of the Manor. He also needs the extension to the manor redecorated.
Enter Ava, a young interior designer who thinks that the manor is not really her thing and thinks it would be better for one of the more traditional designers from the company she works for. However she has been specially requested. Thinking she is off to meet some stuck-up old country gentlemen, she is surprised instead to find a handsome, no boundaries playboy running the ‘hotel’.
Their attraction is undeniable. But what starts as a bit of fun, so becomes something much more. Ava is way in over her hand, and must escape to save her mind and her heart. Yet this becomes harder and harder as Jesse is determined to have her and will stop at nothing to pose her.
Loved Ava so much, but loved Jesse even who. They just seems to click really well. The other characters in the book are a delight too.
Also liked reading the bonus scene from Jesse’s point of view. Very enlightening. Wasn’t sure if I would at first, but glad I did. I love reading into the mind of the leading men. It good to know what they are thinking for a change