Beneath This Man - Jodi Ellen Malpas

Beneath This Man

By Jodi Ellen Malpas

  • Release Date: 2013-06-18
  • Genre: Contemporary
4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 1,341 Ratings)
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Book 2 of the #1 New York Times bestselling This Man trilogy

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...


  • Unhealthy Love

    By Steph0924
    I tried my best to enjoy this book but honestly I couldn't. Instead this book made me angry. Jesse and Ava's relationship was abusive, manipulative and depressing. It's not desirable for a women to be talked to like a child all the time, not having a backbone or having someone invade every space in your life. Jesse didn't give Ava any choices it was his way only. Jesse is unstable and controlling and needs therapy. I really hope this is not how the author perceives how women should be treated. What is it showing that it's ok for someone to treat you as they please if they have money and power? It's unacceptable. Don't waste your money!!!
  • let down

    By Jw6265
    So bad. The first book was pretty good. The second book lost all redeeming qualities. A little dysfunction is ok. A man emotionally manipulating a girl is boring and painful to read. It literally read like the public service announcement about teens in abusive relationships. NO THANKS
  • Loved the series

    By RiverKim56
    I have yet to read a book that I bellied laughed, cried and got a little hot reading as I have with this three books. I loved the characters. They are believable and like able. I couldn't wait to see where the story took me. Jodi's writing is interesting and fun to read. I would love her to write this story from Jessie's POV
  • Oh myyyyy

    By hockeygirl03
    Keep reading!!!! It's an amazing trilogy!!!! I'm hooked!!!
  • Holy crap

    By Cram918
    I'm sending my therapy bill to Ms Malpas. Sooooo emotionally draining yet so perfect!!!!! I love Jesse even at his worst. Onto book 3
  • Great Read

    By kimfranco805
    I loved it! Such a great story, couldn't put it down!!!
  • Loved it!

    By hollyhobo
    This is a must read. I'm sure this series will end up a movie. It's written with witty banter, unexpected twists. I LOVED it!
  • It's just so good!!

    By Lbl0303
    Download all 3 in this series. You will not be disappointed! The characters and story line will leave you gagging for it!
  • Difficult Characters to Like

    By Kaylynna
    These novels are shockingly (not really shocking) similar to 50 shades, with the exception that I actually LIKED the 50 Shades characters. In this book, Jesse is very, very controlling, to the point of obsession, and Ava apparently is too weakened by his touch to stand up for herself. He interferes with her at work, at home, and anywhere he chooses. It's the typical 'I'll die if you leave me' abusive relationship. And their friends smile at her and say "I know he controls your every move, but that just shows how much he loves you". Huh? I wanted to like the characters, but I just couldn't.
  • Freak for real

    By Ashilill
    I have the bad habit to finish what I start otherwise I would not read this nonsense. What is this? A 26 year old lets her boyfriend treat her like a doll because " he is afraid she'll leave him" ? I don't believe any woman should let anybody treat her like this. First book was better where he wasn't such a cave man. Sure we woman want to be cared and protected but told who to see, work and speak with? Com on! Horrible - and then he has a melt down cause he can't take it no more???? Aaaaaaaaaa - don't know how to finish the book, still have like 200 pages to go! I would never ever recommend this book to a real woman! this is just making me angry when she writes she doesn't tell him this and that so he doesn't get mad and then she finds out he had sex with everybody and it's ok for his one-night-stands come up here and there all the time? So guys can do what they want and its ok to lie to your love of your life? Horrible! Again not the right signals for girls... If the sex is good you can manipulated? This most defiantly the last book I read of the author!