This Man (This Man #1) by Jodi Ellen Malpas

Rating: 2 out of 5 stars ⭐️⭐️16140036

Published: October 20, 2012

Young interior designer Ava O’Shea has an appointment for a first consultation at The Manor with the owner, Mr Jesse Ward. She is expecting nothing more than an overweight, cravat wearing, well-to-do countryman, and on arrival, nothing would suggest otherwise. How wrong could she be? This Man is devastatingly handsome, charming and confident. He is also a conceited, hedonistic playboy, who knows no boundaries. Ava desperately does not want to be attracted to him, but she can’t control the overwhelming effect he has on her. Every instinct is telling her to run, so she does, but Jesse Ward is not so willing to let her go. He wants her and is determined to have her. She knows she is heading for heartbreak, but how can she run when he won’t let her?

My Views:

This was another one of those books where I was wondering if I was reading the same as everyone else. I just couldn’t get myself to like Jesse. He was arrogant and thought way too much of himself. I enjoy an alpha male in my reads quite often, but I just couldn’t bring myself to like him. Every time Ava fought him I would rejoice. I wanted to like Ava, I really did. She was such a strong character… well before she met Jesse. She would turn into this annoying woman around him and it was hard to read. Anytime he would come around her, she acted as if she couldn’t stand her ground. Not a woman I want to read about. The relationship between these two was hard to read. I hated how controlling he was. He was way too possessive for my taste. All in all this book just was not for me.

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