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Beneath This Man

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

I am still enjoying this series, even though Jesse gets a little

I am still enjoying this series, even though Jesse gets a little more controlling and domineering! For starters it's a book not reality. So I thoroughly enjoy getting tugged along in Jesse and Ava's little train wreck of a relationship. I was up until 4 this morning rea...
I am still enjoying this series, even though Jesse gets a little more controlling and domineering! For starters it's a book not reality. So I thoroughly enjoy getting tugged along in Jesse and Ava's little train wreck of a relationship. I was up until 4 this morning reading this book because I couldn't stop!! Then I moved right on to book three which I have also finished. All in all I feel it was a satisfying trilogy and one that I will probably read again and again. Most definitely one I will recommend!! 

posted by hcollins1 on July 4, 2013

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Most Helpful Critical Review

5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

Still a bit tramatized

ABOUT THE BOOK:

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 es...
ABOUT THE BOOK:

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...

MY REVIEW:

I’m torn on this book. And I’m torn for a few valid reasons. Okay, first and foremost let me just get this out there: I could not put this book down. Despite my issues with it, I was fully engaged, and actually had to wait (because I refused to put them down) until I was well into the third book in the series, before writing my review. The drama really had my breath catching and with each page turned, there was some new twist that literally had me squeezing my e-reader tighter. Yes, it was that angsty.

That being said, I have a few issues with this (these) books. One, the relationship these two are in is completely unhealthy. I have never had a hero and heroine that I have disliked so much or frowned upon so much in my entire reading life. That’s saying a bit, especially since Fifty Shades wasn’t so keen on the healthy relationships either. These two did more destruction to one another, hurt, and brought out the worst in each other more than any other couple I’ve read about or known.

Which leads to my second issue. One moment the heroine would be strong, standing up for something she believes in, and rightly putting the hero in his place. In the next second she’d be on her back, having sex, and nothing would be resolved. It led to another circle altogether with additional issues to arise. It was extremely frustrating and I again, a huge turn off.

The last issue was the writing. There was a lot of repetition and telling in this book, and I felt as if the two took me out of the character’s heads and reminded me I was merely reading the book, not experiencing it.

Outside of those issues though, again, I would say I had to keep reading, and had to see what was going to happen next. I really wish I liked these two characters more, but if I’m completely honest, the only reason I continued to turn the page was because it was like a train wreck and I couldn’t look away. I will check out more from this author in the future, although if the characters are like this, I doubt I’ll finish them.

All in all, I enjoyed this read. 3.5 stars out of 5.

posted by DComfort on June 28, 2013

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 2, 2013

    ok - there is a whole genre of the Alpha/controlling male. I get

    ok - there is a whole genre of the Alpha/controlling male. I get that - I like books with that.

    However, this guy is just a jerk. In relationships that work that way - the idea is for the man to be in control, but in a way that he dominates and takes CARE of the woman.

    In this book, he's just insane. He does whatever he wants, then gives her mind-blowing sex and expects all to be fine. Never talks to her, deals with anything, or really listens to her AT ALL. It's just wrong.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 31, 2014

    Can I just give -stars

    This book is a piece of garbage, the people comparing this to fifty shades are crazy. The characters are so terrible. This stupid girl needs some back bone. What the fu€#, worst heroin ever. I hate this story so much. I hate everything about it, the characters, the story, everything. What a waste of time and money.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 12, 2013

    weak

    I hate how the female lead is a weak little girl. Really pathetic.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 7, 2013

    Hated It

    I read the first book and enjoyed most of it. I started reading the second one and was so bored by all the sex and no story line that I deleted the book. I will not be finishing this seris.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 23, 2014

    Terrible

    The worst book ever. I hate the characters so much! The female lead needs a back bone and the male needs a knee to the junk. This is no fifty shades of grey. Save your money, you'll only be able to read a page or two at a time before you get so ticked off that I have to walk away from my nook.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 27, 2013

    Not a great book

    I love romance novels but this book was EXTREMELY frustrating to read!! I read book one but stopped reading halfway through book two because I could not stand it anymore. I wanted to shake some sense into these characters!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 15, 2014

    Disturbed

    Its repeating the same sexual encounter over and over. The vial leads make me wish I'd have continued to ignore this series as it continued to pop up on my recomendations. I hate giving low reviews but there is no other way to go.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 11, 2013

    Highly recommend!

    Loved the first in the trilogy "This Man" with Jesses who is so bossy. I love him! Ava is also a greeat character! ....Bossy man just gets better!!I realy love the way Jodi Ellen Malpas writes....when you read her books you don't have to re-read a passage to figure out if you misinterpeted something ...everything just flows.....
    SueB24

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 28, 2013

    Not Happy!!!

    Got this book and every page is blank .....
    I've had a nook for 3 years never had a problem..this is the first.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 13, 2013

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    Posted July 20, 2014

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