Every Monday and Thursday the very lovely Donna will be guest reviewing for Holly’s Hot Reads and here is her first ever!! I haven’t read this series yet but this review has me very excited to do so. So sit back, relax, and let Donna tell you why she loved This Man Confessed by Jodi Ellen Malpas.
THE STUNNING CONCLUSION TO THE THIS MAN TRILOGY!
The Manor, the very place where their passionate love affair began, fills with guests on what should be the happiest day of Ava and Jesse’s lives. She has accepted that she’ll never tame the fierceness in Jesse-and she doesn’t want to. Their love is profound, their connection powerful, but just when she thinks that she’s finally gotten beneath his guarded exterior, more questions arise, leading Ava to believe that Jesse Ward may not be the man she thinks he is. He knows too well how to take her to a place beyond ecstasy . . . but will he also drive her to the brink of despair? It’s time for this man to confess.
Well the countdown has completed and Jesse Ward has trampled back into my heart! This Man Confessed is the 3rd and final installment in the This Man Series and picks up shortly after the end of Beneath This Man.
Jesse Ward, The Lord of the Manor, set his sights on interior designer, Ava O’Shea and never looked back. He has made it his mission to have constant contact with her at any cost…no one is exempt from his trampling ways. His all consuming love may be more than she can take! Jesse’s past is unraveled revealing deep secrets and he hopes it will not be the undoing of his time with Ava.
“It was made to love you, Ava. For too long it was useless, redundant, not required. Now it’s gone into overdrive. It swells with happiness when I look at you. It splinters with pain when we fight. And it beat wildly when I make love to you. Maybe I go overboard with my love but that’s never going to change.”
I truly love the banter between Jesse and Ava. At this point in their story she pushes back at his demands for control sending Jesse closer to the brink of insanity. The story had lots of sex, as you would expect, but I would have to say that Jodi Ellen Malpas did a wonderful job of showing the depths of Jesse and Ava’s love and and their vulnerability to outside forces.
“This man has a troubled history, but I’m fixing all of that hurt and suffering. It’s no wonder he wants to keep me from it all. I’m his little piece of heaven and I’ll never allow him to fall back into his hellish hollow past.”
This story had me laughing, crying, gasping and hoping for a happy ever after. I loved their story from the beginning right through to the end including all of Jesse’s trampling, overprotective,neurotic and loving ways. The epilogue could not have been better in concluding this wonderful series. Jesse and Ava have had more than their share of bad times but the good times triumph in the end giving us the perfect ending. I too now will remain on Cloud 9 Jesse Central.
THREE….TWO….ONE….ZERO BABY!!! That is all….End Of.