This Man ­­­­by Jodi Ellen Malpas

So I finally got around to reading this one; I’ve heard of it and seen the references to FSOG and Crossfire series. The This Man series is finished now, so when it popped up on Netgalley I said “what the heck I’ll give it a go”.

Okay, no sugar coating it. I didn’t really get it. I know there are about a million 5 star reviews for this, but for me, in comparison to other series in this genre it honestly pales. Maybe it’s because it’s been out for awhile and I’m not caught up in the fervor of it all. I dunno guys. I just found it very repetitive.  Fight. Sex. Run. Stalk. Repeat.

It also had an ick factor right off the bat sexually. Not gonna spoil it for you, but it truly turned me off after that. Hygiene, people, HYGIENE!

I can see why so many found this book strangely addictive. The writing flowed even though there were some phrasing that was off and some grammatical errors. (At this point shouldn’t they be fixed?), but that aside I did like these two when they clicked.

I dunno I find myself waffling on a rating. 3?

*Given via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

From the cover….
Young interior designer Ava O’Shea has an appointment for a first consultation at The Manor with the owner, Mr Jesse Ward. She is expecting nothing more than an overweight, cravat wearing, well-to-do countryman, and on arrival, nothing would suggest otherwise. How wrong could she be? This Man is devastatingly handsome, charming and confident. He is also a conceited, hedonistic playboy, who knows no boundaries. Ava desperately does not want to be attracted to him, but she can’t control the overwhelming affect he has on her. Every instinct is telling her to run, so she does, but Jesse Ward is not so willing to let her go. He wants her and is determined to have her. She knows she is heading for heartbreak, but how can she run when he won’t let her?

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