|With This Man|
|This Man #4|
|Jodi Ellen Malpas|
|March 20th 2018|
|Jesse Ward is back in the newest novel in the Sunday Times and New York Times bestselling This Man series!
Life is good for Jesse ‘The Lord’ Ward. Perfect, actually. He still has the charm, he’s in great shape, and he still reduces his wife, Ava, to a pool of desire with a mere look. He’s in full control, just how he likes it.
But Jesse’s perfect world falls apart when a terrible accident lands Ava in hospital with a life-threatening head injury. Devastated and angry, he feels like his entire existence hangs in the balance. He cannot survive without this woman’s love. So when she finally comes around, his shaking world begins to level out. But his nightmare doesn’t end there. It’s only just begun. Because his wife can’t remember the last sixteen years of her life. That’s all of him. All of their time together. He is a stranger to her.
Now Jesse must do whatever it takes to find her memories . . . and help her fall madly, passionately in love with him all over again.
Rewriting an already written romance novel from a different kind of perspective is one thing. But leave it to Jodi Ellen Malpas to do something totally different with that concept.
“With this Man” follows the “This Man” series and actually, when you look at it closely (and believe me I DID) it is the Love story of Ava and Jesse told from a different perspective. Not like in other novels when simply the other lead retells the already existing story from his PoV. No … something that simple would never do Justice to our beloved Lord.
While telling a complete new story Ms. Malpas also brought their old story back to life – moment for moment – one beloved quote of mine followed the other – Lovers of the series will devour this book – there is no question at all about that.
Only Jesse Ward is able to retell their love story in such a significant way that it leaves the Readers breathless. The story is a wild ride that reminds anybody why the fell in love with this demanding character (and I am purposefully avoiding all other words that come to my mind incase I ever want to post this review on amazon this is highly advised as there would be a lot of non appropriate words included – blame Jesse not me)
The Magic of Ava and Jesse is unbroken – It only took the author about 10 pages to bring me back right to where I was years ago when first reading “this man” – and that alone is a feature after such a long time. There really is no character anywhere like this Man … he is really the most ignorant inappropriate domineering alpha male that I ever met in the reading world so far. And we love him. END OFF.
And knowing he will soon be brought to the big Screen scares me a little because it will surely take a very special actor to fill this shoes.
What makes Jesse special in this book is how he asses his situation – their situation and her situation all in one. While trying to go through wall after wall he always stays true to himself.
The difference between him and other Male Leads is he is always aware that he is a Jerk or unreasonable but that never stops him. He is unreasonable, arrogant, overbearing and irrational but always within his set pattern that Ava knows how to handle and manipulate. ( again I am using not the words that come to my mind first but the most appropriate ones. Because if there is one thing that you really need to do after spending some hours in his presence that is WATCH YOUR MOUTH)
Watching their story unfold in this new chapter is like watching an exploding star you simply stare. They are like magnets drawn to each other. And when Jesse says he is nothing without Ava you do not question it you believe it, even if it sounds over the top … it is not – not in their world.
And seeing the development of the twins I could even envision to read at least Jacobs’ love story in a distant future. Not that he could ever replace Jesse, but I am pretty sure that he would be a pain in the backside for the woman that ever had the “pleasure” to get in “his ways” … allow me a little play with words if I am not allowed to curse.
Trust me when I say that I marked quotes on my kindle that will be stuff for legends.