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With This Man book. Read reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Jesse Ward is back in the newest novel in the #1 New York Times be. This Man book. Read reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Young interior designer Ava O'Shea has an appointment for a first consu . precious from this day forward. It's my wedding day. It's the day I promise myself to this man for the rest of my life – not that I need a piece of.
It is borrowed. Talk of to-day. All is depraved; taste and manners. Does it remind you of our days, Madame de Blinval? No, sir, not at all. We were the gayest, easy going, set of people.
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Watch your fcuking mouths ladies.
View all comments. Jun 03, Kelly rated it did not like it Shelves: I just. Why did I read this. Why did I keep going. Why don't any of my friends like me enough to take me aside and tell me to stop hating myself and take some time to love me enough to stop punishing myself with terrible books that I know are only going to cause me agony?
Just don't read any farther than this if you don't want to know anything about these book I just. Just don't read any farther than this if you don't want to know anything about these books, okay? She deliberately does things to make him angry in fits of pique. Characters being bad people is fine, because it's the author's choice to make. What is Ava? I mean, as a character?
As far as character traits, I mean. Why do two dudes want her? She's just shitty, all around. Just awful and shitty and terrible. She doesn't seem smart, or funny, or interesting, or any good at all. She's just a convenient mouthpiece for whatever twists and turns the author wants done at any given moment in the plot. She's worse than nothing. She's just a doll or a prop for the author. If there's any development at all in this book, it's gone into Jesse, and Ava's just a floppy cock holster for Jesse's enormous wang that has the magical capabilities to make nothing Ava orgasm on command.
Yeah, that gets sealed up and tossed aside way back in the beginning. Guess we were done with him. What a poorly written scene. I had to keep reading it over and over and still didn't actually grasp who was holding what paper and who was showing what to who. Could not. Oh, shut the fuck up. I can't even make a solid case in this book for ONE person falling for rag doll nothing blob Ava on sight, let alone two. View all 33 comments. All I need is you—to look at you; to listen to you; to feel you.
And just like Ava and Jesse This Man Confessed leaves no stone unturned, no skeleton in the closet, puts our heroes through Hell, but for the first time neither runs or lose hope. They promised each other forever and unconditional love, passion and surrender, not to mention unrestricted access Anytime, anywhere The Lord of the Manor is getting ready to marry his Lady and nothing will stop him in his quest.
I need to see him. It's nature's answer to female despair and the main reason for damaged female reproductive organs around the world! In this 3rd and last installmen,t in the wild ride that is This Man Series, Ava and Jesse will lay their souls bare and they will have to overcome the last hurdles to their rocky road to happiness.
And let's be frank, being completely normal is highly overrated! If you haven't started this series, I don't know what's stopping you. I know Jesse is hard to swallow and Ava was a little bit of a coward, but they grew and kinda of matured. Let the Lord sweep you off of your feet and take you in his Manor to run havoc to your senses and change the way you view relationships forever As long as my heart keeps beating Jodi Ellen Malpas thank you for an amazing series!
Keep reading for my pre-release feelings It took too long for July to get his ass here! This Man Confessed Excerpt! You'll find it here I really can't wait to delve deeper into the intriguing and addictive relationship of Jesse and Ava!!!
Expected publication: July 2nd Come on, you freaking July! View all 57 comments. Jan 17, Christy rated it it was amazing. And let me tell you all- it did not disappoint. The best book in the trilogy by far!
That about covers 5 Lord of the Manor Loving Stars! That about covers it. Get ready to take a ride on the crazy train with Jesse and Ava! If you think you know what is going to happen in this book, think again! There was so much drama, ups and downs, secrets, confessions, and one curveball after another. And I loved every single page!
Jesse Ward is not your average man. All his little sayings that just make me squeal with delight! Jesse is my favorite crazy mother fucker. I seriously love this man! He is perfection. He was better in this book than ever.
Jesse in the bedroom is like no other. He always has the power. Anytime, anywhere. Now Ava on the other hand, Ava got under my skin in this book. There were times I wanted to throttle her.
She really pissed me off. But she did redeem herself, so thats something. When I was finished with this book, I felt completely satisfied. I had no unanswered questions, the epilogue was perfection. This is one of my favorite trilogies. For too long it was useless, redundant, not required. It swells with happiness when I look at you. It splinters with pain when we fight. And it beats wildly when I make love to you.
Jul 02, Miss H rated it did not like it Shelves: If I could give this book zero stars, I would. Can I plead temporary insanity? This drivel is not romance. Nothing about this book, or trilogy rather, is romantic by any stretch of the imagination. As usual, Jesse has gotten his way. Shocking, I know. Ava has had no involvement in any of the wedding planning, no input whatsoever.
No shower or bachelorette party for this bride-to-be. By this point, I was already bored. It was a lesson in patience just to get through the wedding day. It was multiple chapters of nothing but filler: Up until that point, I thought, just for a moment, that Ava would finally see the light, smarten up, and leave his crazy-ass at the altar.
Speaking of crazy antics, why are Ava and Kate friends again? Kate is one of the worst friends imaginable. She was drunk long before the wedding even began. After Jesse confesses to stealing her birth control pills, which she already knew, she finally decides to get mad.
It happened on numerous occasions, multiple times a day. As is her habit, she does the mature thing by running away from her problems because, yes, that clearly solves everything.
Before she leaves her new husband, she slaps him across the face. She eventually gets it together enough to have her pregnancy confirmed, for all the good it does. Without an ounce of regret or remorse, she lies to Jesse about the results.
Being married to a billionaire is hard work. She deserves a drink, dammit. To hell with being pregnant. Kate being the smart, awesome friend that she is, decides to help get Ava out of her funk by taking her to a bar, where Ava gets completely wasted.
I can understand her initial shock about the pregnancy, but at the same time, given her strong reaction to the news, throwing a pity party for herself by indulging in alcohol as a way of revenge does little in the way of her likeability.
Rise and repeat. The most important of which is the fact that she can no longer perform oral sex without getting sick. I think most of my dislike boils down to the fact that Ava is a terrible heroine. She possesses more bad traits than good. This Man Confessed is aptly named. Jesse confesses to so many things, many of which seem to come straight out of left field, that it was hard to keep track of them all.
Each confession is somehow more outrageous and ridiculous than the one before it. It seemed like the author was trying too hard to redeem him, to excuse away his overabundance of crazy, to somehow make his behavior okay.
My eyes are wide and the restaurant is silent. You could hear a pin drop. What the fucking hell is he playing at? I dare not even look away from him. I can feel a million sets of shocked eyes drilling into the spectacle Jesse has created. This is way past unashamed. Fucking hell, what if someone tries to pull him off me? Is this simpleton for real? Her only concern is to question what may or may not happen should someone come to her aid.
These two not only deserve each other, but they both belong in the loony bin. Several pages were dedicated to each scene, and trust me, there were plenty.
It was as if the book was stuck in a repetitive loop. There was so much, most of it manufactured, that I was a little dazed by the time I finished reading. It was like a soap opera on steroids.
The little boy is already a mini Jesse: Watch your mouth! View all 17 comments. This Man Confessed, book 3 of 3. It pushes us to behave erratically and unreasonably— both of us. Their story is filled with covert pasts and hidden agendas!
Be prepared to be swept away by their story! Books in This Man series should be read in order: Book 1: This Man Book 2: Beneath This Man Book 3: This Man Confessed Book 4: Instead he falls hard and fast and turns into a controlling, bossy, possessive, desperate and secretive alpha.
Jesse, though he demands full control and disclosure, has managed to keep many secret. Some which have been revealed throughout, but most have left us hanging. This Man Confessed book 3 will uncover them all! Story picks up shortly after the ending of book 2, Beneath This Man.
Follow Jesse and Ava as their relationship is tested time and time again. The suspense in this long-ish conclusion will keep you at the edge of you seat with much to be resolved; New and old villains continue to stir havoc, lies are told and secrets revealed. There are intrigue, surprises, pain, angst, frustration and ultimately joy as their relationship develops and matures into sweet bliss, sprinkled with countless moments of everything that is sex with Jesse.
I will say no more. Their saga is best experienced. Jesse Ward is just what I needed. In fact he is everything that I needed! He truly is all pure, sexy, unadulterated alpha! Six words to describe Jesse: Intense, bossy, compulsive, enigmatic, possessive and elusive.
It would take me a lifetime to run through all his stunning features. My devastating man, in all of his challenging ways. She stood up to him, she succumbed to him, she riled him, she created more drama and she kept the mystery and story going by NOT demanding answers. Six words to describe Ava; Talented, strong, focused, ambitious, stubborn and meek.
My defiant temptress. My lady. My angel. My Ava. And in this story we are introduced to view spoiler [ Compromise fucks, Quiet fucks and Sleepy twilight sex.
What a way to end a series! Job well done Ms. And it will only ever beat for you. Would I re-read this series: Would I read future books by this author: View all 85 comments.
Ava and jesse? Ava's jesse. This book has it all.. And just when i think ive figured out the story line, the plot twists in the most unexpected way He kisses my shoulder and whispers in my ear..
But you heard 'trust and love gets you all the way' Now all they'll have to do is prove it. I know.
IM really going to miss these guys.. View all 46 comments. I truly loved the entire series! Jesse Ward will always be in my top five book boyfriend list. This last installment was sheer perfection.
Jesse's over protectiveness with regards to the babies makes for a lot of the humor in this book and also just made him even more lovable. His need and total devotion for Ava is captivating. You've swallowed me up and drowned me in your beauty and spirit. You know I can't function without you. You've made my life as beautiful as you are.
You've made me want to live a worthy existence - a life with you. All I need is you - to look at you; to listen to you; to feel you. To love you. I need you to let me look after you forever. He only smiles mildly, but his greens twinkle madly. They can't exist without one another. This day was the beginning of the rest of my life.
From this day I was your Ava, x. So,so, so romantic!!!!! It is not only Jesse who is the obsessed one but also Ava. I loved that they knew each other so well. I loved that Jesse knew what Ava was insecure about. Would he still love and desire her once she got bigger from the pregnancy?
Would she still have his utter adoration once the baby was born?? You'd expect Jesse to have that worry, not Ava. It just made me love her more. Finally the two completely understand each other and there is nothing the two can't overcome together.
Loved the Epilogue!!!! Perfect ending to a fantastic story. I will hold Jesse and Ava in my heart forever!!! View all 9 comments.
Aug 21, Sophia Triad rated it it was amazing Shelves: Another crazy, heartbreaking, intense book with a few twists and turns. An unexpected villain, who was working secretly behind scenes, will try to destroy their happiness. Jesse has one last confession to tell Ava. With This Man View all 13 comments. Everyone who loves alpha males! Fan-fucking-tastic, absolutely perfection!
Nah, I'll dive in while it's HOT. Yes, this book is HOT. He's still got his uber controlling even more-so in ways attitude and his "Ava, watch your fucking mouth" hang up but in this book, he's absolutely swoonworthy. He' Fan-fucking-tastic, absolutely perfection!
He's done a lot of growing up and he knows what he wants So, when I started reading this little gem I was a tad But it took absolutely zero time being a tad or a LOT I must say there was a lot of Hold onto your hats ladies, this book delivers a shit-ton of new information.
All the Jesse secrets come out and new conflicts arise in their relationship. Rest assured, you will have a VERY difficult time putting this book down.
It's rather long yeah and I ate up every word. When I was feeling all sweet and mushy from all of their romantic fluff- BAM, a new twist arises, knocking everything off its axis This book is a serious rollercoaster ride of emotions and you will love every minute of it!
In case you've forgotten the whole reason for swooning This books picks up sort of where Beneath This Man leaves off Don't read spoiler if you didn't read the first two books, otherwise, you're safe reading.
Jesse's need for Ava is borderline unhealthy. We all remember those missing pills I almost wish I had done a re-read of the first two books prior to diving into this.
The main reason is there isn't a huge recap of previous events so I found myself thinking "Who was Matt What was Ruth Quinn's deal? What was up with Mikhail? For the size of the book, the pacing was awesome. It definitely wasn't like you were sitting back bored waiting for the next shoe to drop. It had a fair mixture of heat more than fair share , suspense, OMFG moments, but in the end, it all ties together and you're left thinking "Why didn't I figure all this out before?
It's very hard to review this book as so much happens, I'm not leaking any spoilers. It needs to be experienced and I would refrain from reading a lot of reviews for that fear of those surprises ruining all the fun of it. The ending is awesome. In fact, the epilogue is in Jesse's POV. Getting in his head was spectacular. Watching their story go full circle was one hell of a ride.
This series will rank up there as one of my favorites for sure. Did Ava make me uber upset at one point in this book? Hell yes, and you will know what I'm referring to when you get there in this book. But even she has grown up tenfolds over time and her unfailing dedication to their functionally dysfunctional relationship is commendable.
As hot as Jesse is, his uber controlling borderline arsehole shout out to Britishisms nature would send most women for the hills. So, go forth and enjoy this one. You won't soon forget it View all 53 comments. May 27, Jen rated it it was amazing Shelves: One thing I do remember is the devotion that Jesse and Ava have for each other!
Ava finally gets to prove her love several times in this instalment, and I am glad! It always seemed like Jesse cared more and Ava would run away at the sign of trouble. We're not conventional baby. But we're special.
What we have is really special. You belong to me,and I belong to you. It just is. It's not natural for us to be apart, Ava. Once again Jodi Ellen Malpas does not disappoint in creating a masterpiece full of hot sex, lots of drama, and a love that is loyal and true. The relationship of Jesse and Ava may not be normal to our eyes; but it is "their normal. The love and need that they have for one another was heart warming in my eyes, especially because I have watched them grow from the beginning of this often times; chaotic journey.
The intensity that Jesse and Ave share is off the charts, and holy cow; the sex scenes in this book melt the words right off the pages!!! They indulge in all sorts of different types of sex again, but my favorite hands down was the new: Some of those reveals were jaw dropping to say the least! There is never a dull moment in the world of Jesse and Ava. I will say that there was a point where I wanted to commit a murder with the way Ava was behaving.
It was touch and go for awile there, and I swear I became so absorbed in the story and Ava's behaviour that if I could have bodily harmed her; I would have!! I am pleased to say that it took her awhile, but eventually she did smarten up! Thank Goodness for that, as I was about to have a heart attack! LOL There are only a few books where I become so absorbed in the story that I become so involved my emotions run away on me. This is one of them. I have to say that this was a bittersweet book for me, because I enjoyed it thoroughly-especially getting answers and even closure on a lot of situations.
I am truly sad though to have to say goodbye to this unique couple. So, as the blurb states, Ava's in an accident and it's pretty heart breaking to read about Jesse seeing her. I was a bit shocked at seeing so much of Jesse's vulnerable side I wasn't prepared! But don't worry And she's lost a lot of years and memories that they hope she will get back. In the meantime, Jesse has to get her to be okay with his domineering, intense ways again I loved that we got that "new" Ava again..
She doesn't let Jesse get away with things for the most part and I loved how she listened to her heart as far as he was concerned. One of my favorite parts was Jesse taking Ava through their memories, from their first meet to some of the sadder situations these two crazy people went through. It was awesome that he didn't hold back They are eleven and very much their own persons and very much on the cusp of being teenagers and all that entails. It was pretty amazing how supportive they were of their Mom Poor Jesse You would think that just dealing with Ava's amnesia and by the way, Jesse turning fifty and yes, he has a hard time with it Jodi Ellen Malpas hits us with some more I definitely wasn't prepared for that!
Don't get me wrong, you can figure out some of the things that are coming but just get ready for all the feels. And it's a given, but I'll just add The epilogue was sooo amazing, I loved every minute of that. It was sooo good. View all 24 comments. Jul 15, Wendy rated it it was amazing Shelves: I finally put on my big girl panties and read this one. I have been wanting to read it since it came out but I got scared After all I should have had more faith though.
That doesn't mean that the author doesn't put them through the wringer He wouldn't ever let anything fuck up his HEA with Ava!! I laughed, I cried and I definitely swooned!!! I didn't I finally put on my big girl panties and read this one. I didn't know it was possible to fall even more in love with Jesse, but I did!!!
And I am pretty sure Ava did as well ; I highly recommend this series View all 23 comments. It made it much more enjoyable for the fourth book with my mind refreshed I actually was surprised at how many memories I had forgotten!
View all 28 comments. My life. My day, my night, my air, water, and fire. They own a health club, and have eleven year old twins they adore. Jesse is still a demanding, intense, controlling man who loves his lady with his entire heart and soul. This strong, complicated, unreasonable man is suddenly vulnerable, gentle and patient.
This book exceeded ALL my expectations! It was beautiful, funny, emotional, devastating, passionate, and full of so much love. His family is everything to him, and he refuses to give up. He completely cherishes Ava, but is still his complex, possessive, trampling self. He touches me, and my veins charge with heat. In his arms I feel at home. Like nothing can hurt me. My need for him is unrelenting.
Whenever I look at you, I know you are mine. I loved this one so much but gotta admit I'm a little upset with JEM for making me cry so hard towards the end.
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My favorite book of the year!!! It was my absolute favorite. I loved it immensely and wasn't sure how JEM would top the pregnancy and subsequent delivery of the twins. If you've followed my reviews for any length of time, you know I love me some babies!
But I needn't have worried, With This Man is on a whole other level of brilliance. Shockingly, the author is able to pay homage to the love story we've all come to love while simultaneously allowing us to relive it and fall in love with this couple in a completely different light.
It's every single little thing I wanted and more. Jesse finds himself in a situation he feared, but never really expected. The love of his life doesn't know him. His heart broke. My heart broke. Man oh man, I think I cried throughout. It was just so beautiful! The drama is bigger than ever and so is the LOVE!
For more of my reviews: My Blog: View 1 comment. It's been 13 years since Jesse 'stalked' his way into Ava's life and heart.
And he's just as crazy mad as he's always been! Instead of a sex club they now run an elite gym! Their twins Maddie and Jacob are twelve already! Everything is perfect.
Even though Jesse is a bit sad at the moment, because he's turning 50!!! Ava has a serious car accident. She wakes up from her coma after a few days, but she's forgotten the last 16 years of her life. Jesse, the ki It's been 13 years since Jesse 'stalked' his way into Ava's life and heart. Jesse, the kids, everything. She thinks she's a 22 year old single girl. Poor Jesse. He's so sad and heartbroken. But he's not giving up.
He needs to make Ava remember him and the kids. Challenge accepted. He'll make her fall in love with him again - he did it once - he'll be able to do it again! It's been such a long time since those first three books! And now Jesse is back! And I just loved this book. Even more than the first ones I think. It somehow has a completely different feel to it.
As if it was written by someone else. Or there was an amazing editor involved ; The beginning of the book is so very Jesse. Fun and crazy mad and peanut butter and adorable and sexy. And then the accident happens and it just breaks our hearts! He'll fight until his last breath to make sure that Ava remembers their life. I just loved every minute of this story - even though I cried a LOT! But hurry, or Jesse will eat all the peanut butter by himself! Remember us. End Of!!!
For lovers of the This Man series, being back with Jesse and Ava is wonderful. The circumstances are a bit daunting. Ava losing 16 years in her mind. Can Jesse bring the memories back, can he make her love him again, will she remember the children??
Ava is his world and without her, there is no world for Jesse Ward. She reigns supreme. She is my world. Fuck, what would I ever do without her?
Turn to dust. Fade to nothing. This story takes Jesse on an emotional rollercoaster. And the twist that comes to the Ward family - Perfect!!!! If you love Jesse and Ava, this story is a must read. This series is one of my all time favorites and to get a Book 4 from the author was fanfreakingstatic!!!!! Jun 01, Diana rated it it was amazing Shelves: With This Man is book 4 in the This Man series, and is a must read if you have read the previous books.
It has been 12 years since Jesse and Ava were married, and life has sure changed for Jesse. He is a father of twins and his love for Ava is as strong as ever. When Ava wakes up after an accident, she thinks she is 28 and has no recollection of Jesse or their children. He is determined to help her remember, because without Ava, he is nothing. Highs and lows, good and bad. She does struggle with his over protectiveness, but she realizes it is just how he is.
After if finished the sweet epilogue. I really want to go back and read this series all over again! I feel lost. Lost and bewildered. Controls me. She keeps my blood chasing through my veins, my heart beating, my soul pure. A husband. My family is both my biggest weakness and my greatest strength.
I live and breathe for them, and that will never change. Until the day I die, it will always be about them.
And I smell nothing but love in Paradise. View all 12 comments. The Lord is Back!!!. There's a reason he's still the number 1 alpha Hero of all time!
He's passionate, he's drool worthy, he tramples resistance, but his heart is a bottomless pool full of immense love for Ava. Only her.
No other woman dead or alive will turn his head or his heart. And his little peanuts- Maddie and Jacob. I suddenly feel like the God she thinks I am.
The God I know I am " No truer words have been spoken or written! Of course he's arrogant and full of co The Lord is Back!!!. And even at 50, he's all muscle and raw sexuality, I still drool at the sight of his naked torso did I say that out loud!? I meant Ava Anywho, he's like in the prime of his life. My wife. My children. Their love.
Total gratification. Absolute, complete, Earth-shifting, universe-shaking love. And then life flips over and crashes badly. All is broken and all is forgotten I cried so badly for him. He climbed the Everest to get Ava to fall in love with him the first time, does he have time to do it again? What's the guarantee that his ferocious love will be enough again to dissipate the fog around them!! But he's not persistent, if nothing else. My Lord Of The Manor! Woe is me! Even if he has to fight the Almighty God himself!!!
And the fight is hard, and exhausting , and debilitating, and excruciating. It's like learning to walk again, feel again, learn again, operating washer again. Jesse is at breaking point multiple times but he has a goal to work towards -getting his life back. His life with his Love and family. As Big John says " Get a fucking grip, you stupid Motherfucker "! The usual Lord's humour is intact Thank God I can be reasonable.
I flex every day of my damn life. And Red flag. Bull on the loose. That's all I'm saying I jumped when i heard that Lord is getting his book again. And I couldn't wait to meet him and ogle him.
Jodi has been very generous with Jesse in this book. There's a whole lot of him to love, admire and support. Mostly in his POV,The book is enjoyable journey of Jesse who learns to breathe deep, give a little space and hang in there. Being a rock solid for his family to hang on to while the rough storm rocks their Family Boat. The end slayed me. At one point I was like , thank god for divine intervention and the other I was oh god why didn't you interfere sooner..
Blog - https: View all 4 comments. Is he egomaniac? Is he possessive? Yes but only with Ava and the twins! Is he unreasonable? When it comes to his loved ones yes! Would I run away from him in real life? Only Ava was made for Jesse truly.
Did I love the book?