Named one of "The 20 Greatest Ever Romance Novels According to Goodreads Reviews" by O, The Oprah Magazine
Young interior designer Ava O'Shea has no idea what awaits her at the Manor. A run-of-the-mill consultation with a stodgy country gent seems likely, but what Ava finds instead is Jesse Ward--a devastatingly handsome, utterly confident, pleasure-seeking playboy who knows no boundaries. Ava doesn't want to be attracted to this man, and yet she can't control the overwhelming desire that he stirs in her. She knows that her heart will never survive him and her instinct is telling her to run, but Jesse is not willing to let her go. He wants her and is determined to have her.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
How many flaws can you accept in a man who sets you ablaze with desire? Ava O’Shea is a rising-star interior designer when she’s approached by wealthy estate owner Jesse Ward for a new project. Ava quickly realizes Jesse’s interested in more than her keen eye—and his overtures are tempting. After all, he’s handsome, charming, and, as it turns out, an amazing lover. But he’s also secretive, controlling, and insanely jealous, and Ava isn’t sure if she can live her own life while being a part of his. Jodi Ellen Malpas’ fiery erotic novel is loaded with elegant, chilly atmosphere and red-hot love scenes with a charged sense of emotional danger. Come for the hot romance—stay for the compelling drama.
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Awful and frustrating
Never had I read a book that infuriates me to the point that I'm yelling at the heroine to run an run fast and don't look back until this one. The hero in this book is a bully and a stalker. This is not a romance book is a domestic abuse book. Anybody who says this book is great should really have their head examined this book is disturbing on so many levels and no one should ever be treated this way it's not ok.
I loved it!!
This book was awful and I couldn't stand reading the rest to see how it ended. I couldn't get over the full blown abusiveness of the hero in this book and how the main female characters loved it! Ugh and her friend encouraged her too! This was no 50 shades and the people who got in an uproar about how degrading 50 Shades was to women, they need to read this book and tell me what they think