Jesse Ward has stumbled through life drinking and indulging himself within the rooms of his high-class sex club, The Manor, numbing himself to the pain, grief, and guilt of his wrongs. Pleasure and alcohol are his medicine. Hedonism is all he knows.
It’s how he copes.
How he survives.
Until Ava O’Shea strolls into his office and knocks him back with her breathtaking beauty, ambition, and drive. It only takes one look into her eyes, one touch of her skin, and one word murmured, before his heart is kick-started, offering him something he never thought possible. A distraction from his daily torment. A semblance of peace.
Women never reject Jesse Ward. They fall at his feet, melt from his charismatic, devious smile, and obey his every salacious command. All except the one woman who unwittingly becomes his obsession and the only thing that can keep him from the brink of self-destruction.
He needs Ava and will do anything to have her.
Even hide every last skeleton in his large closet.
Because the truth could destroy them both.
I loved reading This Man series and after years later since we last read of Ava and “lord” Jesse Ward. It’s nice to see his pov, but it would have been better to have had dual pov for the entire series. But I take it would have taken us longer to read them. Anyways, we now roll back from Jesse’s childhood to part early adulthood then to where he meets Ava O’Shea. The young lady who doesn’t fall for his charm. Not immediately, but we see his obesssion with her. That he is captured by her beauty and intelligences. But his devices to drown out his pain is not “normal”. Yet, the more Ava is in his life the more he needs her to center him. Of course this ends on a bloody cliffhanger! Lol darn it!
I loveeeeeee this series. Reading from Jesse’s POV was amazing. I had a new love and appreciation for John in this book. He made me laugh so much!!! Overall this was AMAZING and im so glad that Jodi gave us this opportunity to see inside Jesse’s head and see how much he really loves Ava. So sad I have to wait another year to keep reading!
Yes. Yes. Yes.
Read it. I finished in 2 nights.