This Man - Jodi Ellen Malpas

This Man

By Jodi Ellen Malpas

  • Release Date: 2013-06-18
  • Genre: Contemporary
4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 2,394 Ratings)


Named one of "The 20 Greatest Ever Romance Novels According to Goodreads Reviews" by O, The Oprah Magazine

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 that 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.


  • Best!!!

    By bookkkkjunkie
    Best series I have ever read!!! I never review book... and I’ve read the Fifty Shades books and the Crossfire books and wow these really are better!
  • Awful

    By mazeysarah100
    I have never seen a more spineless woman then Ava. He cheats on her. He doesn’t let her go anywhere without him. But yet she takes him back every time.once . One of the worst books I ever read. Don’t waste money on this awful book!!!! Awful Awful book!!!!
  • Pulls you in!

    By tsoupyy
    I went a long while without being able to find a book that I found interesting or enticing in some way or another. However, once I saw this book something caught my eye and I downloaded it immediately. I didn’t exactly know what to expect when going into it, but I am very glad I gave it a shot! The story has a lot of meaningful ‘lessons’ so to speak behind it. Abusive powers and manipulative behaviors are two of the major conflicting ‘predicaments’ that do somewhat repeat throughout the book. With the author’s grammar and vocabulary use, the minimal repetitiveness is no problem at all. Everything was so descriptive and it pulled me in and made it nearly impossible for me to stop reading to take a break. I have never been so interested / sucked into a book like I was with this one. I’m super excited to read the next two!
  • 🔥🔥🥵🥵☝️😍

    By Sturzl2013
    Holy moly makes 50 shades weak! I need my own Jesse ward. Chemistry is off the charts. I read all three in 3 days! I want more!!!
  • Weak female

    By Hamfam4
    This book aggravated me. Manipulative male, weak female let’s guy stalk her and control her. Not my kinda book.
  • This Man series stays with you for life!

    By dirtygirlmind
    Most amazing series yet! Jessie is the alpha males of all males! I would love to see this series turned in a movie I would be afraid they wouldn’t do this series the justice it deserves! With this series you will laugh,cry,get frustrated, and very aroused! Your husband will be glad you’re reading this book! Jodi you are a amazing writer and I am grateful that I have read your books I love everything you have written!
  • Love, love, love

    By RomanceBookJunkie#2
    Have this collection in paperback. Just had to read it again as it is amazing. 👍🏽👍🏽
  • Too far

    By Jro67
    There is a line in this genre that sometimes gets crossed, and this book did so. I’m all for tormented alphas, but when you take it too far, your sending a message that this kind of control and manipulation is okay. It’s not. As other reviewers have said, the dialogue is vapid and redundant, which makes it impossible to buy into this “love” story. This need to stretch a simple story over three installments is annoying, but especially egregious when you can’t get invested in the main characters. And these two are more annoying than interesting, with copious amounts of silly maneuvers and selfishness.
  • LOVE... This series is nothing but fire🔥🔥🔥

    By Melissa Cottrell
    I’ve loved this book so much I’ve got it in paperback & I have read this book 4 times already, and still want to pick it up & read it, just to fall back in love with Ava & Jesse Ward story all over again. Long live the Lord of the Manor. 👑😍
  • Horrible!!

    By smcbride0613
    This book was honestly one of the hardest for me to get through, ever. I can read a book a day and this took me a week. I just would get super annoyed by the characters. It isn’t a good reality. It is about a super emotionally abusive man, a spineless woman, and her friend that supports the abuse... no, no,no, no, no!!!! I will not be reading the rest of the series, and truly hope no one thinks this is a good relationship, or normal at all!!!