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...
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This book was such a great read. Couldn’t put it down. But it also made me so angry how Ava was treated.
Better but Dissatisfied
I do like the last bit of the book. The first more than half is like the first book. Power struggles, dirty sex, tantrums and more childish behavior. Ava, is very underwhelming she gives in to everything Jesse demands all because he forces sex with her. He pummels right over her wants and needs and she seems to shrug her shoulders and says “He gave me the D.” He finds himself in the same situations that he would steaming mad about if it was Ava, but tells her she is crazy. She can’t work with a certain male but he can have a woman that clearly wants him work for him. She makes this point and all he says she is good at her job I can’t just fire her. Ava needs a back bone. He is clearly stealing her birth control and again she doesn’t make a big deal about it.
Jesse makes very few strides in this book we know a little background. The end redeems him a lot but there is still so so so far to go.
Kate is still the annoying best friend and did a complete 180 on their friendship all because she found “The Manor” she is a horrible friend.
Was expecting more...
It is easy to fall in love with Ava and Jesse’s unpredictable, over-the-top, and (at times) frustrating romance. This book was difficult for me to finish, which is surprising because I flew threw the first one. It is frustrating that the author doesn’t give Ava ANY backbone. I found myself shaking my head and becoming very disappointed with Ava’s lack of confidence and Jesse’s ridiculous control issues. I will say, however, it is an easy read and keeps you rooting for the characters as they progress in their love story.