This Man by Jodi Ellen Malpas

 4.5 Stars

Be still my beating heart because I am being inundated with hot sexy mysterious alpha males this week. Oh yes girls, you are going to want to meet This Man…Mr Jesse Ward!!! Gorgeous!!! New book-boyfriend alert!! A must read for sure!

This story is set round London and it is written by a FAB-U-LUSH British indie Author who keeps it real by keeping British slang and words, making it true to its roots, right for the story and above all authentic!!  For our non-British audience don’t forget Google is our friend for words we may not have in our daily vocabulary!

The writing is spot on and flawless, it had me hooked from page one and I immediately knew I had a gem of a story in my hands. This Man is the first book by Jodi Malpas (first in a trilogy), but you wouldn’t know it. It’s pure class and right up there in my top reads for the year so far.

This Man is not only SEXY; it has a great story. It is hilarious at times, sarcastically funny at others; it has a sweet, intelligent and relatable heroine; Ava and yes our very own mysterious, domineering gorgeously hot Jesse Ward; who actually is slightly crazy too…*sigh*….

Ava is an interior designer who is sent to ‘The Mansion’ where she has been requested by the owner for a project. She is not happy about it and dreading meeting this pompous and batty ‘Lord of the Manor’.  So yeah, she’s not expecting much and just wants it done and dusted. Enter Jesse Ward…batty?…pompous? No not so much; more like cocky, domineering and oh so sexy. The attraction is instant and the build-up is one of the best I have read in a long while.

Jesse and Ava have a powerful chemistry which I felt right from the beginning and the sex factor is off the charts passionate, however this Author got the balance of story and yumminess spot on! Their relationship is very much like an assault course of obstacles and a fast and crazy ride you kind of want to get off at times but know you wouldn’t possibly want to miss the thrill of. It gave me tingles and yeah I came over all unnecessary…a lot! Jessie sure knows how to stalk…umm I mean pursue the object of his attention and affection! But then again, he is a man in control, he knows what he wants and when he, in this case surprisingly, finds it he is like a dog with a bone (yeah kind of literally). But oh my…his overwhelming need to protect, to keep safe, to love what he deems his…took my breath away at times.  My heart also broke for him…but I am not going to say why, just that vulnerability in a strong man like this makes me all teary!

Don’t get me wrong this guy is a complete arse at times, infuriatingly so…but isn’t that what we love from our fictional (that word should be banned) characters?! There were also a few high 5’s or fist bumps (whatever is cool right now, don’t want to show my age here lol) between Ava and me as their story unfolded because she gave right back at times, good girl!!

It is so easy yet again here to spoil a great story so I didn’t want to give too much away, there’s quite a few twists and revelations, a couple are predictable yet most are not. The whole “how old are you?” became frustrating to the point where even I was shouting it at my kindle, (I may have actually sent a message to the Author asking her that very question…may have done…not confirming that.. (*hanging my head in shame*).

Now, what do we dread more than anything when we hear the word Trilogy….yeah we think cliff-hanger don’t we. So this has one…..but it is not bad…not much. The second book in this trilogy; Beneath This Man is set to be released around or after Christmas, no date set, but I know I for one will be picking that one up the minute it gets released! Cannot wait.






Filed under Jodi Ellen Malpas, Our Reviewers, Pick an Author, Reviews by Gitte

29 responses to “This Man by Jodi Ellen Malpas

  1. Marivett Villafane

    I bought this book, now I’m gonna have to move it up on my reading list… Have heard only great things about it 😉

  2. Bobbie

    Thanks for the review. I just sent you a comment wondering if you were going to review it since I had heard so much about it. It is #1 on my TBR list!

  3. bookbug55

    Oh great! Another book about a sexy, alpha male to add to my every growing TBR……..thank you so much!!!

  4. Jessy

    I need to get this one and see how it is 🙂

  5. LOVE this book…don’t like the cliff hanger… 🙂

  6. Loved this BOOK…. 5 STARS for me…….Hurry and get the book and read it!!!

  7. Do you guys know HARD you make it for me to keep to my book budget??!!! Aaaarghhhh…lol ok with that said I have NOOOO will power (most of the time) so i hit the one-click button (damn button) but I’m a sucker for alpha males, you guys ROCK!

  8. O.K., you had me at “hot, sexy mysterious alpha male”, but throw British into the mix and my eyes have glazed over as I rush to buy this book…….lol

  9. Shana

    Oh my god…..this book was pure bliss!!! Oh Jesse, Jesse, Jesse…..I love you. He is right up there with Gideon. What a fantastic read! Please tell me you girls know the release date for “beneath this man?”.
    Also, thank you again for another great book find! You girls never disappoint!

  10. Julie P

    I started this last night after reading your review and holy hell I was hooked from the first page! I think I have a permanent ipad indentation in my forehead from falling asleep reading until some ungodly hour. Sitting at work now with ‘the book twitch’….not so patiently waiting to devour the rest of it tonight. ;p

  11. tracy alexander

    Loved this book!!!! Cant wait for the next one!! *****

  12. Lori

    Loved this book! Look forward to the continuation!

  13. Susie

    Loved it! Tags for the recommendation.

  14. Khudson

    WOW!!! I have been on vacation this week and to get my Christmas up have I gotten it done NO but I have read 2 books!!!! 🙂

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