Series: This Man #2
Published by Forever Romance
Publication Date: June 18th 2013
She knew she was heading towards disaster. Every instinct told her to run, but Jesse Ward was a hard man to escape.
It has been five days’ since Ava O’Shea left Jesse drunk and raging at Lusso – left behind a man who drowned her in his intensity and blindsided her with his touch. Getting over this man was never going to be easy. And now he’s back in her life.
She has questions she needs answering, but her determination to get these answers will give the pleasure-seeking playboy the power to destroy her again. She needs to keep her eyes wide open and caution at the forefront of her mind, an ambitious intention when Jesse Ward is within touching distance. And he plans to be.
He’s dark, he’s broken – Ava knows this, but the only way to find out how dark and how broken is to get beneath the steely exterior of this man.
According to Urban Dictionary a Train Wreck is “a total fucking disaster …the kind that makes you want to shake your head.” So why do we enjoy watching/reading about them? I think it is the same reason that some of us keep high school acquaintances on Facebook.
I think you see where I am going with this.
He is selfish, arrogant, possessive, secretive, angry, angry, oh and did I mention angry? If we are gonna judge him on a scale of 1-10 of maturity he is -10345. God forbid Ava wants to go to the bathroom without him, or swear, or have an identity outside of his bedroom.
Ava is always fighting to learn about Jesse’s age, his past, ya know things you should know about a person before you bump uglies with them?!?! So we have Ava attempting to learn more about Jesse but every time she asks questions it ends in some fuck or another: retribution, sense, sleepy, truth….the list goes on and on. So instead of learning more about this mysterious man, well there is just a lot of fucking.
So I get that this is erotica, and I enjoy erotica but come on! How many times can two people have sex in a day?!?! How can you possibly have that much sex and not have rug burn? a UTI? a yeast infection? Do Ava and Jesse possess super human genitals?
The bulk of this book is Ava trying to have a relationship with Jesse, him fucking ‘sense’ into her and then her just succumbing to it because after all, she is so in love with him
“That’s your problem, Jesse. You want to fix things by distracting me with your touch instead of talking to me and giving me some answers. I can’t let that happen again.”
But silly Ava, you do.
“You heard me,” he says softly. “Don’t make me fuck it out of you, baby.”
Instead it’s not ninety minutes, it’s two FUCKING novels and apparently a third on the way!!!
So here is Jesse in a nutshell:
Oh but don’t worry. Ava apparently is just as crazy as Jesse towards the end too!
I am not overly critical of books by any means. I loved 50 Shades, and Twilight, etc. But this was just blah. There was no relationship development going on. All Ava and Jesse do throughout is fuck and argue. Rinse and repeat. I love possessive guys, but this wasn’t possessive. It was obsessive and downright scary at times.
“Where you’re concerned, I’ll try my best, Ava. I already told you, I’ve waited too long for you. You’re my little piece of heaven. Nothing will rob you from me. Nothing.”
I’ll die loving you, Ava.”
I was entertained enough to find out what happened, and there were moments that I enjoyed but overall I did not like Jesse, and could not connect with Ava. I kept reading in hopes that Jesse would redeem himself in some way or another but he did not. And Ava despite the moments where she tried to establish a backbone, she failed miserably and I don’t enjoy heroines like that. So while this series is not for me I would not write off reading something else by this author. My dislike is in no way a reflection of her, I just do not care for these characters.