Book Review: Beneath This Man by Jodi Ellen Malpas

Title: Beneath This Man
Series: This Man Trilogy #2
Author: Jodi Ellen Malpas
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Self-Published: 01/15/2013
Re-Published: 06/18/2013 by Hachette
Genre(s): Contemporary Erotic Romance


Jesse Ward drowned her with his intensity and blindsided her with his passion, but he kept her away from his dark secrets and broken soul. Leaving him was the only way Ava O'Shea could survive. She should have known that Jesse Ward is impossible to escape--and now he's back in her life, determined to remind her of the sensual pleasures they had shared. Ava is equally determined to get at the truth beneath this man's steely exterior. That means letting herself get close to the Lord of the Manor once more. And it's exactly where Jesse wants her--within touching distance...


Beneath This Man is indescribably and tortuously delicious! Ava and Jesse's obviously detrimental need to be together may be what fuels the flames in this erotic novel, but, in Ava, the author created a heroine able to retain some sense of self and logical thought despite the hero's hot-blooded and controlling ways. So, even though Ava and Jesse appear to be impassioned beyond all reason neither character came across as beyond all hope. I consider This Man to be the most erotic book I read last year, and Beneath This Man to be not only steamy but intensely emotional, as well. I can't even imagine what Jodi Ellen Malpas has in store for us with This Man Confessed, but I bet we'll all be sad to conclude the trilogy even with a happily-ever-after ending.


"I've learnt that he is intense, hot-blooded and controlling, but he is also gentle, affectionate and protective." 
 ~ Ava O'Shea


"Where you're concerned, I'll try my best, Ava. I already told you, I've waited too long for you. You're my little piece of heaven. Nothing will rob you from me. Nothing.  As long as I have you, I have purpose and reason. That is why I won't be drinking and that is why I will do everything in my power to keep you safe. Understand?" 
~ Jesse Ward

"My work here is done." ← Said to Ava SIX times!!! He's a VERY busy man! ;)
~ Jesse Ward