Beneath This Man by Jodi Ellen Malpas
This Man #2
Read February 2014
Jesse Ward drowned her with his intensity and blindsided her with his passion, but he kept her away from his dark secrets and broken soul. Leaving him was the only way Ava O’Shea could survive. She should have known that Jesse Ward is impossible to escape–and now he’s back in her life, determined to remind her of the sensual pleasures they had shared. Ava is equally determined to get at the truth beneath this man’s steely exterior. That means letting herself get close to the Lord of the Manor once more. And it’s exactly where Jesse wants her–within touching distance…
Series Reading Order
#1 This Man ~ my review
#1.5 Jesse’s POV – When Jesse Met Ava ~ my review
#1.6 Jesse’s POV – When Jesse Cornered Ava ~ my review
#1.7 Jesse’s POV – When Jesse Turned Up At Ava’s ~ my review
#1.8 Kate & Sam – The First Encounter ~ my review
#2 Beneath This Man
#2.1 Jesse’s POV – The Age Reveal
#3 This Man Confessed
Jesse and Ava’s story continues in ‘beneath this man’. Everything I liked about the first book in the ‘this man’ series applies to the second book in the series.
Their relationship is getting more intense and at some points a little suffocating. Ava is unsure as to whether she should stay and break her heart even further. How much heart ache can one person really suffer?
Jesse starts to show his true colours and we get to learn more about his colourful past. However is may be his past that becomes the ultimate undoing with his relationship with Ava.
Reading Jesse’s POV at the end of the novel is always something exciting to look forward to. If only they were a bit longer.