Friday, November 1, 2013

Beneath This Man by Jodi Ellen Malpas

This author really knows how to write. This book was funny, sweet and romantic just like the first book in the series. It was a captivating and beautiful love story of two people trying to find their way back to each other after some truths were revealed and nearly destroyed their relationship. I was so transfixed into Jesse and Ava's world that I felt a little lost when the book was over. Jesse and Ava's relationship is beyond intense in this book. Jesse is too much alpha male and I fell more head over heels in love with him in the book. Ava is still all over the place and is constantly keeping Jesse on his toes with her challenging ways. Ava is strong and tries to be independent and doesn't like when Jesse tries to manage her life. Jesse is still crazy in love or just maybe crazy but we do get to see his easy going self a little in this

This book has all the Jesse's style fucks, his trampling ways and devotion to Ava. There is still bantering, tons of wild sex, arguing and Ava not listening to Jesse. Their relationship really evolves in this book. I love how the author wrote Ava and Jesse's characters. I can feel the love they have for each other. Jesse adores Ava to the extent that he drives himself crazy sometimes. He would do anything and everything for her. He was her happy and his always. He wants to spends all the time with her and doesn't want to share her with anyone else. What girl doesn't want to be loved like that?

This Man ended with Jesse and Ava both heartbroken and the relationship over. Beneath This Man picks up five days after Ava walked out on Jesse. She has a miserable week and just wants to go home to sleep. She hasn't heard nor seen Jesse since she left him drunk at his penthouse. Jesse's friends haven't heard or seen him either and they're worried about him. They convince Ava to accompany them to check on Jesse since they can't get pass security. When they get there, Jesse has drank himself to almost a coma. His friends help Ava clean up and Ava decides to stay to watch over Jesse. Jesse wakes up with a horrible hangover and has to deal with some stuff at the Manor but wants Ava to stay so they can talk. His way of talking involves sex. It's the only way he can show Ava how he truly feels about her. They make up, of course and start on the road to mend their relationship.

Ava want Jesse to ease up some with his controlling behavior and open up a little more. Jesse wants to keep Ava save at all cost. Ava still has to deal with all the women that want Jesse which pisses her off sometimes. Jesse also has been hiding Ava's birth control pills and Ava schemes to get Jesse to fess up about it which he doesn't. Some of Jesse's past is revealed. Ava and Jesse deal with Jesse's drinking. He tells her he will never drink again as long as he has her. But then someone drugs Ava and it sends Jesse over the edge. He does keep his promise about not drinking but he finds others ways to deal with him almost losing her. He gets Sarah, the girl Ava can not stand and most definitely wants to take Jesse from Ava to whip him. Yup whip. To get Jesse back and show him how much it hurts her, Ava gets some random guy to whip her. Jesse meets Ava's family. Jesse is still super over protective over Ava but he is so afraid of losing her, it scares him. Jesse also asks Ava to marry him twice which she says yes twice. I guess one proposal wasn't enough for them. This book ends on a happy note but does leave it opening for book 3.

There was also a reoccurring question Ava constantly asked Jesse in This Man and she continues to ask him in this book too. She just wants to know how old he is but he always lies to her. She figures out a way to get him to talk (the truth fuck) and it works for her but has no so great repercussions. I was sad when she finally gets his real age out of him. I liked when she was constantly asking him how old he was. That along with other things that happen gave the book a little something other books don't have. This book just doesn't compare to other books I have read. Questions from book 1 are answered but more questions are asked that are left unanswered.

I especially like the bickering between Ava and Jesse. However, I would have never let Jesse pull me out of bed at 6 in the morning to go run 14 miles. No way.

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