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Beneath This Man

(This Man #2)

4.28  ·  Rating details ·  85,706 ratings  ·  4,151 reviews
Book #2 of the erotic 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
Kindle Edition, 2nd Edition, 452 pages
Published June 18th 2013 by Forever (first published January 15th 2013)
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Miss H
Warning: spoilers abound.

Apparently, I’m a glutton for punishment. Me and this book/trilogy are not friends. Not at all. It's like a train wreck—I don't want to look, but can't stop myself.

Only five short days have passed since Ava left Jesse, and her entire world has ended. She’s depressed and having a meltdown, reminiscing about her epic love—you know, her month-long relationship with Jesse.

Of course, this being only the second book, it stands to reason that their separation won’t last long,
~ Becs ~
This book is now live on Amazon everyone!! Full review, finally posted!! Amazon UK

I want the woman with me who keeps my heart beating.


Wow! Just, Wow!

Before you read my review, please just open Massive Attack’s Angel in a new window and play it in the background as you read.  This song features frequently during the book and is Jesse’s song for Ava.  Play it LOUD!

This has to be one of the most anticipated releases of 2013. After the last desperate and devastating few chapt
Shabby  -BookBistroBlog
Jan 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
"I love This Man"
I kept falling Deeper And Deeper with MY Jesse, him of ANGEL fame, Vodka Fame and him of begging to Ava to make her believe again, should she give him another chance!!
He's nothing if not tenacious..
This segment moves on with them getting more open about their relationship, his manor and her trust and it gets steamer...hotter...saucer
Off to read book 3.
Someone switch on the Air Conditioner on full blast!!
5 stars for Sparkly vibrators
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Akanksha❤ Søren♰
This is what I call INSANE LOVE.

'I love you because you give me purpose.' - Jesse

Words to describe this book -
Over the top
Too much sex.

Kept felt like yelling 'CHILL YOUR TITS AVA'
Fuck, she can give a deaf person a headache!!


Want to know what happened in this book? What mystery was unraveled?
Well.. His age, we learned about his scar question, about his past & how he got The Manor, about his affairs and sordid ex-life. That about sums out what we learned in 8500+ kindle count. Tha
SueBee★bring me an alpha!★
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★★★★★! Beneath This Man, book 2 of 3. The continuation of the in control yet so out-of-control, Jesse Ward’s intense whirlwind romance with Ava O’Shea!

“I look up into his green eyes and wisely note that he’s not in a fucking about mood. I want to bring to his attention that I’m not happy about his evasion of my enquiry, but I know it will get me entirely nowhere right now. Besides, I’m absolutely delighted to see my domineering man back. It’s been too long.”

This M
Jenny Levine
Dec 18, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
I'm on a Central Jesse Cloud Nine!!!

First of all, since I haven't been able to put casting photos in my review of This Man, I'm gonna do it here, so:

Ladies and gentlemen, give it up for the one and only, The Lord of The Sex Manor--


I didn't think Jesse Ward can be more crazy but in Beneath This Man, the guy introduced us to a whole new level of CUHRAZY. It's bordering DELUSIONAL.

I didn't know how I managed to finish this one when the entire time I was reading, I was li
Feb 16, 2013 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: nobody
Shelves: kindle
I don't know if there was a deep hidden message in this book, you know, some kind of deep meaning that I didn't get. But if there were, I could only come to the conclusion that my brain isn't developed enough to comprehend the value of it.

Let me tell you what I do know. I now know why the author chose the name Beneath this man, and it's because this 'story' is about a man walking all over a girl's life, self-esteem and dignity and ripping every ounce of rational thought out of her head (and I do
Alex is The Romance Fox
1,5 stars

I'm sorry....I know the majority liked Beneath This Man, the 2nd book in Jodi Ellen Malpas's This ManTrilogy........but it just didn't work out for me.

Jesse Ward has become beyond obsessive.......his behaviour is weird and crazy and what if we now know his age and how he received the famous scar and how evil and horrible his parents were...blah blah blah....
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I could not like Jesse in this book......his actions were pretty scary.....he lies to Ava about a lot of i

I´m not sure about this book yet, I´m giving it 4 stars I may change to 5...Ava got on my nerves quite a bit, but mainly the rating would bc of the steamy scenes...

Jesse is quite controlling and a tad immature in this book, but all his creativity regarding the sex in their relationship kind of balances my liking him.

They are at it like 90% of the story, and the other 10% is filled with drama at the Manor, at the PH, at the club. We finally find out how old Jesse really is :)

The sex is awesome, b
Jan 19, 2013 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I don't know why for the life of me I keep reading these books, I must be sick in the head. Reading these two books is like exploring the mind of a certified nut job, how can any woman think this shit is romantic or better yet sexy?

Jesse, oh Jesse, here's a tip, just cause you deny you're an alcoholic doesn't make it true. Guess what? YOU'RE A FUCKING ALCOHOLIC ! I don't care how you dress it up, you have a problem and blaming other people for your actions is just stupid. No one forced that bott
Sophia Triad
Aug 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
"Ava, why the fuck am I handcuffed to the bed?” 

More desperation in the second book...
More yelling...
More wild emotions...
More drinking...
More sex...
More kinky sex...
More shocking truths...
More controlling and resisting....
More lies...
More forgiveness...
More passion...
"I want you here when I go to sleep." He licks my bottom lip. "And I want you here when I wake up. Starting and ending my day with you is all I need.”

God...I ADORE Jesse Ward!
Three… Two… One… Zero, Baby!!!


To be honest, I've never been this close to getting a headache while reading a book as I was with this one...

Seriously, this is one of the most frustrating and exhausting books I've EVER read.

Review might contain spoilers for those who haven't read This Man yet...

Ava and Jesse's relationship in a nutshell:

♦ Ava and Jesse driving each other C.R.A.Z.Y.

♦ Jesse hiding Ava's birth control pills.

♦ Sex, lots of sex in all the different forms including:
♢ Retribution f*ck
♢ Apology f*ck
♢ Truth f

Nov 18, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites

Really need this book to come out.....

Update:just read the entire book again......still have over a month for the next one! Did I say I rrrealllllllyyyy need the next book?

So close, yet so far away!! Does it cause alarm bells to go off if I tell you I am planning my day around this book release??

Update: was almost painful to watch Jesse and Ava's relationship evolve. So many secrets, so many questions. Jesse wants all of the control as much as Ava wants her independence. They are so
Nov 21, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

5 Central Jesse Cloud Nine, Crazy Mad Stars!!!

Where to begin... Beneath this Man left off right where This Man ended. 5 days since Ava has seen Jesse. They are both broken. They are both a mess. They both realize that the need each other.

Jesse Ward- you are crazy beautiful, crazy mad, crazy possessive, crazy in love, crazy sexy... key word... CRAZY!
Jesse Ward
Lord of the Sex Manor.
Mr. Challenging. Domineering. Alpha male.
Sexy as hell. Sweet. ‘Easy going’ lol

Jesse was much more likable in this book th
Shell The Belle
Review of Beneath This Man by Jodi Ellen Malpas

1 Star - and that is only for the first few chapters. (For an explanation of my rating system, see my profile)

A word to trolls, would be trolls and anyone else who disagrees with me; This is my review; It is about how I felt whilst reading and after reading these books. It has no bearing on what you felt about them. It is my opinion. That is all. I am as entitled to my opinion as you are to yours. If you vehemently disagree with my review, that is y
Georgia ♥
♥4 (no-ish) BEYOND CRAZY Stars♥


‘It’s pure bliss, baby. Total gratification. Absolute, complete earth shifting, universe shaking love.’

A wild ride, a rollercoaster of emotions, a train wreck and in the end catharsis... This book had it all. Also had me glued upon it, with my eyes bulging and sometimes tears running down my face or head thrown back in laughter, this book (and THIS MAN) delivered...

After two books I can now say for sure. There are people out there, that are broken.


Damaged, crip
Vikki ~ *squee* lite ~
Not sure what to really say about this one. It flat out made me crazy.

The first half this was me...
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Then I was all .... Finally some movement!!!
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And then that evil *bleep* Sarah got involved...
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And then....holy shit...did not see that coming...
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.....and then the end....
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I'm just exhausted. I'm pretty sure if Ava and Jessie don't get some professional help in the next book, I'm going to need some.

Jennifer Kyle
Dec 06, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

"Your not giving me the countdown!"


No Jesse I can’t stand you and Ava. Your both crazy and I’m not giving this book 4 stars!


Jesse stop, where are her birth control pills?


Jesse what’s up with you and that b*tch Sara? I think you’re a hypocrite for not firing her!

”Watch your mouth!”


Okay, Okay Jesse you have the power and a 4 star rating. Ugh!


I’ll admit it, I’m not a fan of A
Reread on March 19th- 22nd!

I am so glad I have been rereading this series, I’ll have all of the details of the series for when I read Book four!

This is book two and I found it so much better than the first! The angst in this one made me go through so many emotions! I was so absolutely hooked on the dynamics between Eva and Jesse! I can’t wait for the newest book!! I’m onto book two now!!!
Sharon ∞❥ is an emotional book junkie ❥∞
reread August 2014

My Thoughts:

♦ Finally, the truth comes out about his age. love how Ava got it out of him...hate who came to his rescue!

♦ Finding out what's going on with Mikael and his wife

♦ The times Jesse left & always ended up at the same place with the same person!

♦ Black Lace & diamonds

♦ All hell breaks loose at 85%...


...shocking, crazy & unbelievable!!

♦ What's up with Ruth Quinn? Coral? And who is Sally dating?

♦ 3-2-1-Zero

♦ Ava being cuffed...never heard that type of you-know-what
Jx PinkLady Reviews ♡ bookwormthoughts

Original review

Loved it! I can't wait for the next book. Ava was still a little dramatic at the beginning of the book but I don't care. Roll on Spring.

And Now....

This is still how I feel to a certain degree, although I warmed to Ava so much more during my re-read, she is on such an amazing roller-coaster ride with Jessie. There are terrible gut wrenching lows and magical, beautiful highs.

And gorgeous Jessie...if you have read the book you will know what an AMAZING HERO he is. Yes he has faults
✝✝ Ⓓaisy ❣ ✝✝
Mar 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing

This book was intense, but Jesse kept me going and going....
We get closer and closer to Jesse and Ava.

Those two are so perfect!! Of course still steamy!!!!
Heaps of sex here *giggles*

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I really love this series, if you haven't meet Jesse yet, please do!!!!
Best part, the whole setting takes place in London!!! Home home, hence it is double close.

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((Lots of swearing is involved in this review; all spoilers clearly marked))

I don't know why I do these things to myself...
I knew what brand of bug-fuck-crazy I was going to get with Jesse Ward, and just sat here quietly and bought book two... as if I didn't know what was about to come at me.

I still found myself mentally yelling at the main character to run for her life from this absurdly shitty relationship... and yet I'm so stupidly captivated by this series I will probably still read book thr
Shannon The Show Stopper
I can give you four words why this book is only getting four stars.....

Watch your fucking mouth

It's that much of an issue and source of contention with me. I loathe a double standard and this one really gets me all riled up.

The first 75% of the book is a lot of bickering back and forth and it really wore on my nerves. Just when I was getting fed up, I got totally gobsmacked. I'm talking a whole range of emotions:


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Dec 29, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I didn't like this one at all. I kept going because I was curious, but their back and forth, OMG!, both of them cray cray. She was a pushover and he was overly obsessive, maniacal, his behaviour even bordering on mental abuse I dare say so. Not to mention that Jesse is a constant fucking liar.

I may write more when I find some time...

I guess I will check the 3rd book since I already have on audio, better be some grovelling there and I hope for his behaviour to improve since I saw the glimpses of
Dec 22, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Agh I need to find out more of what happens. I hate all this business of waiting for books to come out I'm way too impatient.

thank God the day finally came when I got this & all I can say is wow. I can't wait for the 3rd now.
Christine B
The Lord of the Sex Manor Mr Jesse Ward is the sex god that Ava must have and run away from in the same manner. Now that some of Jesse secrets start to come out Ava is in shock, that is until his closes friends ask her to please follow them to check on him cause they believe Ava is the only one to get pass Barney Fie the guard dog at Jesse penthouse. Ava, John & Steve finds Jesse in a worst state that she left him 6 days before.

Ava loves Jesse and knew it would be hard to stay away with his int
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Gitte: Three…..two….One….Zero …Yes Mr. Ward we are wearing Lace!!

I cannot even begin to say how satisfying it was to get the Lord of the Sex Manor
Nov 29, 2013 rated it really liked it
4 Crazy-ish Stars

This second installment starts five days after Ava found out about Jesse's lifestyle and job. She was obviously not happy about it.
But Jesse has an even worse reaction to her exit and drowns himself in sorrow and alcohol. He just wants her back.


But after that happens (No. This isn’t a spoiler. It’s pretty obvious, otherwise wouldn’t be THREE books.), things aren’t automatically easy and perfect. Jesse's past keeps coming in their way and Ava is starting to get a little (lit
Sher❤ The Fabulous BookLover
Oct 10, 2015 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Sher❤ The Fabulous BookLover by: Patty ~ Wrapped Up In Reading Book Blog
☆☆4 Jesse Ward is the MAN Stars☆☆



Coming straight off of book one (with my low rating), I'm surprised that I even started book 2. My friends told me not to give up on Jesse and I'm so glad I didn't! So many secrets were uncovered and I felt like so many layers of Jesse was revealed. He's truly unlike any hero I've ever read. When I thought I knew him, I'm hit with another surprise. I'm glad to say he's definitely grown on me.

I loved the back and forth bantering between Jesse and Ava. Their dynam
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