Remember how in the interview with Jodi Ellen Malpas I referred to Jesse as a tad crazy? Well, in this second book he’s moved way past a tad crazy to stark raving mad! And I loved it!
So the book begins 5 days after the end of This Man (Book #1). Sam hasn’t heard from Jesse and needs Ava’s help to get into Lusso to check on him.
We get to see a different side of Jesse. Not just the controlling possessive sexy man but a tortured vulnerable man as well. I loved seeing him this way (yes I love tortured men what can I say) but it was so endearing how much he needs Ava.
‘”Promise me you’ll never leave me.”
I look up into his troubled eyes. I can’t get used to this unsure part of him. I don’t like it, but he’s asking at least, not demanding. “I’ll never leave you.”
Of course his possessive self is not far behind!
‘”You’re mine and mine alone, baby. Just for my eyes, just for my touch and just for my pleasure. Just mine. Do you understand me?”
Jesse can’t seem to function without Ava and these two ended up taking co-dependency to whole new level! And though I love Jesse, I wasn’t too happy that he kept so much hidden from Ava, even lying to her in the process. Also didn’t like that Ava wasn’t trying harder to extract information. Yes, Jesse still has the sense fucks, reminder fucks and even introduced a retribution fuck. Ok so I enjoy reading the different kinds of fucks, they’re hot as hell 😉 but I wished Ava would have stood her ground more.
And did I mention how controlling he is? We saw that in the first book but in the second, wow! Let’s just say that Jesse Ward wrote the book on controlling/possessive men. Heck his picture is right next to the word controlling on the dictionary. He’s insane and God help me but I loved it!
And then…Ava, the sane albeit a bit naive girl, also becomes insane. Who saw that coming at 84%? And then she remedies it by doing what now?! Seriously these two are prime candidates for the looney bin!
But when all is said and done, how brilliant was the end?! Oh Jesse you completely insane but insanely adorable man! Sigh…i’m a bit sad I read it so fast but I just couldn’t put it down!