Tuesday 15 November 2022

⏲ Jodi Ellen Malpas πŸ–€ THIS WOMAN πŸ’• #ThisManFromHisPOV1 πŸ”₯


Jodi Ellen Malpas

• 15 November 2022
• This Man Series #1.5
4.5 Stars

Jesse Ward has stumbled through life drinking and indulging himself within the rooms of his high-class sex club, The Manor, numbing himself to the pain, grief, and guilt of his wrongs. Pleasure and alcohol are his medicine. Hedonism is all he knows.

It’s how he copes.

How he survives.

Until Ava O’Shea strolls into his office and knocks him back with her breathtaking beauty, ambition, and drive. It only takes one look into her eyes, one touch of her skin, and one word murmured, before his heart is kick-started, offering him something he never thought possible. A distraction from his daily torment. A semblance of peace.

Women never reject Jesse Ward. They fall at his feet, melt from his charismatic, devious smile, and obey his every salacious command. All except the one woman who unwittingly becomes his obsession and the only thing that can keep him from the brink of self-destruction.

He needs Ava and will do anything to have her.

Even hide every last skeleton in his large closet.

Because the truth could destroy them both.

Ava + Jesse

We all know this story. Ava told it to us years ago.
And now it's Jesse's turn to tell his side of everything!
And I mean everything!
We start with a little look into teenaged Jesse and what happened back then.
And then of course we meet Ava for the first time and Jesse is done for.
It's like his heart is finally starting to beat again after so many years.
But we know it won't be easy to get to that happy end with Ava with all his secrets and his past and his enemies ....

Oy! πŸ”₯

Ugh! I usually don't like these 'his-side-of-the-story' books that come out years later. But we all love Jesse so much - we just have to read this and love it!
And I did love it. And hate it. Or rather hated parts and people in it - like we did before of course.
It's somehow all so much more interesting when the guy tells the story.
I just loved listening to his crazy.
But I also kind of missed Ava's thoughts. We don't get anything from her - obviously. But it bothered me more than it usually does in these books. Ugh - that's why I hate single POV books. I need both my people to talk to me in my books.
And with Ava's thoughts completely missing here - we don't get the complete picture. We miss the falling in love thing completly in my opinion. If I were a new reader and hadn't read the old books - I would stop reading at so many crazy Jesse moments!
I read Ava's books twice at least - and even I was this close to stop reading a few times.
Jesse needed therapy so badly ages ago. Poor guy.

He said it best himself in the book:

Someone needs to have a serious word with me
because I'm trying myself and getting nowhere.

There's not much more I could say without telling you all the secrets. Which is stupid because you might think you already know everything. But you don't .... 
(insert creepy Halloween laughter!) 

This book is a 100% Must Read for all fans of Jesse!
I would not recommend this for new reades. Please read Ava's books first.
You will get the shock(s) of your life if you start with Jesse's side. LOL!

I loved reading this book and I can't wait to get the next ones in Jesse's POV.
Like I said before there are some moments where you want to stop reading or where you just want to hit him over the head with your kindle. (Especially that one time in the beginning when he has those stupid few days! Ugh - I wanted to k*ll him!)
But the poor guy has a lot of growing up to do - despite his age he's still a young boy. With his horrible parents and his lifestyle he never really had a chance to mature in a normal way. Which does not excuse his horrible behavior but we can understand him at least a little bit.
Okay - that's all. READ this book if you love Jesse and if you don't yet know him - get Ava's books and fall in love with them for the very first time. It won't be easy but it'll be worth it!

THIS WOMAN is a Must Read for all fans of Jesse and Ava - and if you haven't read Ava's books yet - run - don't walk - RUN to your nearest book dealer and buy those books! And then come back for Jesse's side of everything!
You'll get Sexy. Crazy. Sweet. Erotic. Insane. Adorable. Hot. Funny. Loco and most importantly you'll get.... the Lord himself: JESSE WARD!! THIS SERIES IS A MUST READ!

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‘A lingering idea that I just couldn’t ignore.’ – Jodi Ellen Malpas

Jodi Ellen Malpas was born and raised in the Midlands town of Northampton, England, where she lives with her husband, boys, and a beagle. She is a self-professed daydreamer, a Converse and mojito addict, and she has a terrible weak spot for alpha males. Writing powerful love stories and creating addictive characters has become her passion—a passion she now shares with her devoted readers.

Her novels have hit bestseller lists for the New York Times, USA Today, Sunday Times, and various other international publications and can be read in more than twenty-four languages around the world.