This Man (This Man, #1) - Jodi Ellen Malpas
*** 4-ish 'Watch Your Mouth' Stars ***



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"How loud do you think you’ll scream when I fuck you?"

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Jesse Ward meets Ava O'Shea when he contacts her to design a room in his 'Manor'. The attraction is immediate but Ava tries her hardest to resist him. Ava knows he is trouble, but the problem is, Jesse won't let her escape him. So, she decides that he would be a great rebound screw and to just have fun. But Jesse doesn't want to let her go and seems to be wanting something more than just a few nights.





Jesse...Jesse...Jesse....
What do I say about him. Well first, he is the MOST Possessive, Dominating, and Brooding character I think I have EVER read. I kid you not. He rather intrigued me from the start that I had to know MORE. Unfortunately, I didn't get to know much more of him because he was so freaking secretive! He does not like talking about his past and the info he does reveal is quite limited. I was a bit frustrated by that. He was so stalkerish in the beginning. He would just not relent. He HAD to have Ava. Oh, did I mention that he is totally freaking CRAY CRAY!! Well, he is. That still doesn't mean he isn't sooo HOT! But still kinda creepy... I can understand why he was so hard to resist for Ava, but at the same time I would have beaten his ass for some of the things he did. He was just too CONTROLLING!! Still, I couldn't help but like him. Yeah, I know, I am totally messed up.



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"You'll always need me, Ava. I'm going to make sure of it. Now let's see if we can fuck some sense into you."

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I have NO clue how Ava could last as long as she did. I would have told Jesse to take a hike a LONG time ago for some of his behaviour. Even if he was smoking hot! But then he has to be so damn Sweet and Swoony at times that Ugh! How could she possibly resist him? and the erm... *cough* sex *cough* I started really liking Ava in the beginning and I that slowly changed to not liking her so much. She was not as strong as I thought she was initially. I wanted her to stand her ground without the childishness. I wanted her to ASK questions and not be a coward about who Kate was. Then she came off as a total idiot about her birth control. (By the way, why did it keep disappearing? *shifts eyes suspiciously*) She didn't even seem to care enough to insist him on using condoms.



As for the sex in this book.... CRAZY HOT!!

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"I'm going to possess every. single. part. of. you," He punctuates each word clearly and sharply. "There will be nowhere on this beautiful body that won't have had me in it, on it or over it."

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"I want to look after you forever."

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Overall it was a really good read. There were parts that were slow in the story actually progressing but it was still quite entertaining. The passion between these characters was through the roof! Kate was a brilliant cheeky best friend! I loved her for just being herself with no apologies. Still some parts were a bit frustrating for me because I wanted Ava to be a bit more assertive about certain situations. I was a bit disappointed in Jesse, in the ending, by the way he acted towards Ava. I am curious to know what happens next for these two. It ends with a cliffhanger, but thankfully the next book is already released so you won't have to wait to read it.