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?
So, where do I begin? I had a love hate relationship with this book but I also know I’ve immediately started the next book in the series. What can I say? Curiosity got the best of me. I guess that says something about the writing/book.
Jesse, Jesse, Jesse – he drove me insane at times. His temper is maddening. I love him, he’s sexy and everything you look for in a good fictional love interest but I also don’t know if I could put up with a man like him. He was hot but definitely had a control issue that at times was just a tad much for me. He was a bit too possesive for my liking. I mean what girl doesn’t love a strong male character, a manly man who is a touch possessive, but some of his actions were straight crazy. And Ava, let’s not get me started on Ava. She annoys me. I mean really annoys me. I have a total love hate relatonship with her. I loved that she wanted to have her own identity but the more I read, the more naive she became with all things Jessie. It was a bit unnerving but I don’t know if I would have been able to resist a man like Jessie either…so I’m torn! She is docile which isn’t necessarily the worst thing when it comes to Jessie but her flip flopping between I want you, I don’t want you, I love you, I hate you…it all drove me insane. I mean, if you know you will give in to whatever he demands, why are you fighting him and your feelings so much? I don’t know. I’ve since started the second book and I am enjoying it a lot more than I did the first. But we will get to that review at a later time.
I didn’t read it in one sitting, but I easily could have. It held my attention and I wanted to know what would come next. You get sucked into this story and questions overtake your mind. I have to admit there were some hilarious, jaw dropping, make me blush moments. I think anyone who enjoys a good erotica/erotic romance will like this book. I laughed and gasped a lot. I swooned and gushed, but I was utterly frustrated with the relationship between these two. And the whole age thing, omg, when is he going to come clean already? It’s driving me nuts!!!! I’m eager to get to This Man Confessed already but I am already frustrated reading Beneath This Man…which btw is getting good LOL. It’s one of those books where you want to choke and kiss the protagonists all at once. All the while asking yourself what’s next?!! I do recommend it but know that you’re in for one hell of a read. I haven’t given this book a rating yet I’m torn between a 3/4 but leaning towards a 4…ish. LOL go ahead and read this book and you will understand the ish reference! Happy Reading!
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