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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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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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  • Posted July 4, 2013

    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 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!! 

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 22, 2014

    Dangerously in love

    These two are stark raving mad, but i loved just about every minute of these two mad lunatics, crazy relationship unfolding before my eyes.
    The only things i would have liked to see happen in this book, that i hope still might happen in book 3, which is Jesse's POV. Does Jesse eventually reconsile with his family? Does he get rid of Sarah? What happens with the mess that is Ave's job, dangerously weird clients that have ties to Jesse's past and all? And......Is she pregnant ?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 29, 2013

    Intense

    Trilogy

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 23, 2013

    Anonymous

    Loved it. So many twists...on to book 3.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 8, 2013

    Great!

    Would recommend

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 9, 2013

    WOW

    I thought Book 1 was intense oh boy! I highly recommend you picking up this series. I can say that before even reading book 3 because book 1 and 2 were awesome!

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  • Posted August 27, 2013

    I just finished this book, I'm getting ready to read the last of

    I just finished this book, I'm getting ready to read the last of this series. I am really enjoying this series. I almost didn't read it because of some of the review, I'm glad I did. Jessie's controlling nature is over the top, and if I was Ava, I would have kicked is butt, but I can't help but love him. Ava on the other hand, was another story. I felt some of the stuff that happened to her, she could have avoid it. All in all, I am crazy mad for this trilogy. 

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 27, 2013

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 26, 2013

    4.5 stars

    If you've read the first book & think these two are not worth it just keep reading!!! I promise its worth the time. Could not put all three of these books down!!! Love them

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 2, 2013

    Gotta Read the 2nd in the Trilogy!

    Gotta see what happens next!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 22, 2013

    Great read... not for everyone though

    Loved this book!

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  • Posted July 22, 2013

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    Beneath This Man is book 2 in the This Man trilogy and and it st

    Beneath This Man is book 2 in the This Man trilogy and and it starts up right where book 1 left off.

    This book was very intense and it had me slightly on edge when I was reading it. Because of Jesse and Ava’s personalities, it’s like a train wreck you can’t look away from because it’s so fantastic even though it is so intense. Excellent story!

    I was immediately pulled right back in and I think I held my breath through the first three chapters. I thought it was very emotional because there is so much for Jesse and Ava to work out. I was totally invested from the beginning.

    I thought their characters grew some and they were opening up to each other a bit more. I was happy to see Ava finally speaking her mind more and enjoyed the scenes where she’d wind Jesse up slightly. I felt Jesse grew more in this book but he also seemed a lot more alpha-male than in the first book. All the questions I had from book one were answered (and then some!) and lots of new ones were introduced. There’s a book three so I'm hoping those lingering questions will get answered as well (especially the one I have from right at the end). 

    I loved that we got more interaction with the other people in this book especially John. He seems like quite the character and I was happy to have more of him and his personality shared. The were more interactions with Sarah also - a character that I did not like at at all in either book. I'm glad that got somewhat sorted out for the most part… I just wanted to strangle her! I want more of Sam and Kate and I really hope their story develops in book three. 

    Ava and Jesse are both challenging but seem to be the perfect match in their odd, dysfunctional yet loving ways. There were a few things I didn't see coming and I love that there were unexpected moments like that. There was a scene around the 78% mark that I *LOVED!* So very Jesse! There was another at The Manor towards the end that caught me off guard (it was beyond intense!) but it definitely fit well with the story. 

    Totally intense and intriguing story. And yes, there was some seriously scorching sex scenes! I can't wait to see what happens next for Jesse and Ava in This Man Confessed.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 20, 2013

    Good and sexy

    Love all that is Jesse and Ava.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 16, 2013

    love it!!!

    love it!!!

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  • Posted July 11, 2013

    HOT!

    HOT!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 6, 2013

    I liked it alot.

    Couldn't put it down.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 20, 2013

    Better

    Better than the first

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