With This Man by Jodi Ellen Malpas
Series: This Man #4
Publication Date: March 20th, 2018
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Jesse Ward is back in the newest novel in the Sunday Times and New York Times bestselling This Man series!
Life is good for Jesse ‘The Lord’ Ward. Perfect, actually. He still has the charm, he’s in great shape, and he still reduces his wife, Ava, to a pool of desire with a mere look. He’s in full control, just how he likes it.
But Jesse’s perfect world falls apart when a terrible accident lands Ava in hospital with a life-threatening head injury. Devastated and angry, he feels like his entire existence hangs in the balance. He cannot survive without this woman’s love. So when she finally comes around, his shaking world begins to level out. But his nightmare doesn’t end there. It’s only just begun. Because his wife can’t remember the last sixteen years of her life. That’s all of him. All of their time together. He is a stranger to her.
Now Jesse must do whatever it takes to find her memories . . . and help her fall madly, passionately in love with him all over again.
LOUISA’S 5 Blush Review
Oh, Jodi Ellen Malpas I love you even more than I did just a few days ago.
Jess “The Lord” and Ava have always been one of my favorite couples and JEM has come through once again to give us some more of their love story. It’s 13 years later and their love is just as strong as it was the moment their eyes met at the Manor. They overcame so much in those years but one moment in time could change it forever.
This book is like a walk down memory lane. Ava loses her memory and Jesse needs to “remind her” of their love story. The good, the bad and the ugly.
“You will remember…You and I are a formidable force, Ava. Nothing has defeated us in the past, and I’m not about to let it now.”
I have been doing a re-read (well listen via Audible) of the previous 3 books in the series. I am so glad I did that. I have just finished remembering all the fun these two had and having Jesse retell the story again (bit by bit) and from his, POV has given me new insight into who Jesse is.
Seeing a more vulnerable Jesse and a bad ass Ava made me smile. Ava continues to defy Jesse, constantly and Jesse continues to try and control Ava!
“Never give up, do you hear me? We have too much to fight for.”
“I only have eyes for you…Fuck, you look lethally sexy when you get yourself off.”
I have been left on “Central Jesse Cloud Nine” for life now. There are books that you read that you will always want more of, Jesse and Ave were always that couple that I want more of. I am so happy that JEM has given us this updated look into their lives and I finished reading with a smile on my face.
“He’s my husband, the most devoted, adoring, gorgeous example of a man any woman could hope to have.”
Christina’s 5+++ Blush Review
The MOST satisfying ending to one of our favorite series.
As true bibliophiles, we all have that one book (or series) that we wish we could completely erase from our memories so we could read it again and FEEL everything we felt the first time. Like the first time Jesse gave Ava the countdown. Or the first time he gave her one of his many f*cks. The first time they had a “tub talk” or the first time they had sleepy twilight sex. Fans of the This Man Series will attest to the fact that there is nothing quite like the first time we met the Lord of the Manor. The talented and lovely Jodi Ellen Malpas rips us from wherever we are in our daily lives and plops us right back in the magnificent world of Jesse and Ava Ward. It’s utterly perfect.
Following a brutal car crash, our dear Ava loses her memory and we witness Jesse courting her all over again. But this time, we see so much more of our enigmatic Jesse Ward. We see Jesse the father (can you say exploding ovaries?), Jesse the husband (swoon), and Jesse the vulnerable man tasked with trying to get his own wife to fall in love with him again. Through this process we glimpse some of our favorite scenes from the previous novels woven into a completely fresh story line that is fast paced, suspenseful and sexy as hell. Gone is the unreasonable control freak of years past (sort of). In his place is a loving and protective alpha father and husband who would literally die to protect his family. If you weren’t in love with Jesse Ward before (please see a doctor because there’s something wrong with you) then witnessing him love his children and care for his injured wife will be your beautiful downfall. At times, this book is heartbreaking. Devastating, even. It’s also unapologetic in it’s honesty about what a mature albeit healthy and sex-filled marriage looks like. At other times, it’s laugh out loud funny and heartwarming. It’s pretty much everything you loved about the first three novels and SO MUCH MORE. Even though so many years have past since we last lived in their world, JEM does an incredible job of seamlessly bringing everything together and leaving us with the most satisfying ending to one of our favorite series.
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About the Author:
Jodi Ellen Malpas wrote her debut series, The This Man Trilogy, in secret, worried about what people might think if they knew what her imagination was capable of. She was shocked herself. But she finally found the courage to unleash her creative streak and self-published THIS MAN – the first book of the This Man Trilogy – in October 2012. She took a chance on the story with a hero who soon became one of modern day fictions most prolific alpha male characters. Jesse Ward – also affectionately known as The Lord of The Manor, sparked incredible reactions from women across the globe and catapulted Jodi into the world of women’s fiction.
Jodi went on to self-publish the second book in the trilogy, Beneath This Man in Jan 2013, just before Grand Central Publishing, part of the Hachette Book Group, picked up the popular trilogy and the unknown Jodi. The third book of the trilogy, This Man Confessed, took Jodi to the top of the bestsellers lists, earning her the proud title of #1 New York Times Bestselling Author. This Man has since been voted one of the top romance novels of all time.
With so much love, enthusiasm and a thirst for her words from her readers, Jodi suddenly wasn’t afraid of her imagination anymore. She went on to write The One Night Trilogy with the delectable and mysterious Miller Hart, and stole the hearts of her readers once again. Her first stand-alone novel, THE PROTECTOR, released in September 2016 and has since been nominated for a Reviewers’ Choice Best Book Award. Jodi’s next stand-alone novel. THE FORBIDDEN, is set for release in August 2017.
All seven of her published novels have hit the New York Times best sellers list – as well as the Sunday Times list and various international best seller lists. Her work is now published in over 24 languages across the world.
Jodi was born and raised in the Midlands town of Northampton, England, where she lives with her two boys and a beagle. She is a self-professed daydreamer, a mojito addict, is famous for her obsession with Converse, and has a terrible weak spot for Alpha Males. Writing powerful love stories and creating addictive characters has become her passion – a passion she now shares with her devoted readers.
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