Five Fictionally Life-Altering Stars! *****
Two months later on January 15 the second book in the trilogy, Beneath This Man, was released. I devoured it within a day and this is what came to mind after finishing it:
"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 this coming spring with This Man Confessed (hopefully those "confessions" will explain Jesse's behavior satisfactorily), but I bet we'll all be sad to conclude the trilogy even with a happily-ever-after ending."
Five Oh-My-Lord Stars! *****
It has been five days’ since Ava O’Shea left Jesse drunk and raging at Lusso – left behind a man who drowned her in his intensity and blindsided her with his touch. Getting over this man was never going to be easy. And now he’s back in her life.
She has questions she needs answering, but her determination to get these answers will give the pleasure-seeking playboy the power to destroy her again. She needs to keep her eyes wide open and caution at the forefront of her mind, an ambitious intention when Jesse Ward is within touching distance. And he plans to be.
He’s dark, he’s broken – Ava knows this, but the only way to find out how dark and how broken is to get beneath the steely exterior of this man."
The adorable British author had some BIG news before the third installment was released—This Man Confessed was to be published by Forever (Hachette Book Group) and the first two books were to be re-published! On July 2, 2013, it was time to get answers to all those burning questions I had, to "hear" Jesse's confessions, read about their lovely wedding, and find out about Jesse and Ava's happily-ever-after! I was certainly beaming over the paradisiacal epilogue!
Five Beyond Amazing and Totally Swoony Stars! *****
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."
The trilogy may be complete but Jesse is too much...of everything to simply fade away. Besides, Jodi Ellen Malpas continues to be charming and interactive with her devoted readers. She offered a contest on her beautiful website—ten lucky people would be chosen to receive a copy of the limited edition, numbered, and autographed This Man Trilogy Keepsake Book. Let me just say this up front—I never win bloody anything! Okay, but now I have to take that back because I was one of the ten winners! When I saw my name along with the other 9 ladies on August 4, I was astonished, giddy, and so freaking happy! Then, before I knew it the beautiful little treasure had made its way across The Pond to me! Since it arrived yesterday, I've gawked over it, photographed it, and even shot some video. After looking at it some more I'll be archiving it to keep it safe, but know in this instance that out of sight will definitely not mean out of mind...because, really, who could ever forget Jesse Ward, right ladies?
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So, that's it...3...2...1...Zero, baby! :)
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— Virginia Hill (@valeehill) August 16, 2013