Jen received a free copy of This Man by Jodi Ellen Malpas from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. The opinions expressed are her own and were not influenced by the method in which she received the book.
Imperfect Women and Forever Yours are proud to bring you October’s installment of Book Crush Monthly! Every month we will bring you a new book review with chances to win eBooks and Paperbacks! 25 winners will be chosen each month. This month our selection is This Man by Jodi Ellen Malpas!
I lost track of the thoughts and feelings that went through me while reading this book. This was one of those books where I would get ticked, throw it down and say I wasn’t going to read anymore. But 5 minutes later, my nose is back in my kindle and I’m yelling at the characters. Jesse Ward both excited me and made me want to throttle him! He was domineering, sexy, and erratic. He was almost too extreme for me. Ava couldn’t make a choice and stick with it to save her life. I felt like she was weak and overpowered by Jesse. With that being said, they worked together. Their chemistry explodes off the page from their first encounter, which kept me coming back for more.
Ava and Jesses first meeting was like someone lit a match and blew the roof off the place. She meets Jesse at The Manor, Jesses hotel in the country. Ava is an interior designer and goes to The Manor to do a consult. Her meeting is with the owner, Mr. Jesse Ward. The instant she sees him she can’t think straight and all of her common sense and intelligence goes out the window. From that point on Jesse can’t control himself when he’s around Ava. I don’t know if he is always this cray cray but something about Ava drives him to lose him mind. He becomes domineering and possessive which drives their sexual chemistry.
The Manor isn’t what Ava thinks it is, and how she doesn’t figure it out is beyond me. In her regular life when she’s at work and with her friends, she’s a smart girl. Jesse shows up and her intelligent self takes a hike. Ava knows she’s stuck on stupid when he’s around so to get even she purposely does things that she knows will tick him off; she cusses more, wears revealing clothes, and drinks after he’s told her not to. Have I mentioned that Jesse is controlling? I wanted to tell him to shut his face every time he told Ava to watch her mouth. The last 30% of this book is what saved it for me. Jesse obviously has some serious issues and the cliffhanger ending made me feel some sympathy for him. There are many unanswered questions at the end of this book ensuring that you can’t not read the next one.
My rating: 4 Jesse Ward drives me crazy stars.
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Jen loves to read. She can’t stop herself. It’s become an obsession. She is in love with her husband, kids, iced coffee and books. Jen lives in beautiful Colorado but is originally from the West Coast.
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