Review: This Man Confessed (This Man Trilogy #3) by Jodi Ellen Malpas

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Title:  This Man Confessed
Author: Jodi Ellen Malpas
Publisher/Year:  Grand Central Publishing  7/02/1313
Length:  544 pages
Series: This Man #3

Overview

THE STUNNING CONCLUSION TO THE THIS MAN TRILOGY IS A #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER!

The Manor, the very place where their passionate love affair began, fills with guests on what should be the happiest day of Ava and Jesse’s lives. She has accepted that she’ll never tame the fierceness in Jesse-and she doesn’t want to. Their love is profound, their connection powerful, but just when she thinks that she’s finally gotten beneath his guarded exterior, more questions arise, leading Ava to believe that Jesse Ward may not be the man she thinks he is. He knows too well how to take her to a place beyond ecstasy . . . but will he also drive her to the brink of despair? It’s time for this man to confess.

My Thoughts

Whatever it was that you thought you knew, you knew wrong, or you didn’t know enough.  This final installment to the trilogy took us in directions that i wasn’t necessarily expecting (well, somewhat but not from the folks involved) – and that’s a great surprise.  I like to pride myself in understanding who the bad guys are and who we should keep an eye on, but i think that in this story, we were surprised to find that while it was right to be skeptical about some, we weren’t focused on the right ones.

In any event, we are taken on the passionate roller coaster that is Jeese and Ava and it’s really nice.  Coming off the highs and lows of the previous story, we are taking deeper into their committed relationship with no real idea what’s going to come next.  We know that it’s volatile which means that there’s going to be such heat and anxiety ridden, but what to expect is your guess…..

I’m constantly quetsioning Sarah’s roles in things, Coral’s place in their life, what will happen with Kate and Sam, and well, what’s the deal with Dan.  All the while i’m rooting for Jesse and Ava to have a happy ending, but with all that’s been done and all that’s yet to be uncovered, i wonder if it’s possible even.

We’re taken to Paradise, given a not so nice surprise there, returned home to find even more strife.  We see the over protective side of Jesse come out even further and there’s reason for it that we slowly learn as well.  Ava’s life is put in danger a few times over and she’s trying to figure out who exactly has it out for her (without telling Jesse)

The only downside to this finale is that i don’t necessarily think that there was a purpose to the Epilogue.  I know that it was done in the same tone and feel as the epilogues of 50 Shades and many other similar stories, but i think that it wasn’t something that we NEEDED to have.

Regardless – i;’m thoroughly pleased that i came across this series and i can’t wait to find my next one to read 🙂

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