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THIS MAN by Jodi Ellen Malpas

This Man  - Jodi Ellen Malpas


Ava O'Shea has just broken up with her boyfriend of 4 years and is rooming with her best friend, Kate Matthews until she can get herself situated and find her own place. But her work schedule is keeping her very busy. Ava is an interior decorator and due to her work on the new Lusso building, Ava and the firm where she works are getting a lot of attention.

That attention brings her to The Manor owned by Jesse Ward. He wants her to decorate the new extension on The Manor, which Ava thinks is an exclusive hotel. From the moment they meet, there is heat and tension. Ava doesn't want to get involved, but Jesse won't let her run away. And she does a lot of that. 

Lots of misunderstandings and Jesse's very dominate alpha ways cause Ava to run away from him, but soon she's falling for This Man .

This book was hilarious. First with Ava thinking that Jesse's manor was a hotel to her antics with her best friend, Kate. 

I loved how Jesse and Ava had names for their sexual interactions or his way of demanding sex when they were arguing was to tell her...

"We need to make friends."

~ Jesse

I loved how Jesse new that the moment he saw her, she was for him and he wasn't going to let her go.


"Ava, you should know that once I've had you, you're mine"

~ Jesse

Although it was hilarious, I didn't quite understand why Jesse seemed to imprint on Ava so quickly and so intensely. Obviously that information will come later in other books, but while reading this one, it was a total mystery. 

I loved how every time she asked for his age, the number changed and that it would frustrate her so much. But I couldn't understand how Jesse could be so obtuse to Sarah's machinations. 

This was so fun and funny, I couldn't wait to get to the next book.

Source: http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/615725323