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Gitte: What an absolutely bloody perfect end to the crazy, emotional and passionate ride that was the ‘This Man’ trilogy. We’ve had so many theories and questions, and finally we’re let into some pretty heart breaking and tragic secrets.  Secrets that answer every single question, and leaves us with an aching heart and a complete understanding of The Lord, The God, The Sexy and Cocky Man that is Mr Jesse Ward.

No spoilers from us as per usual, but you will LOVE the conclusion.  It will have you melting, swooning, laughing and crying.  Oh, and there are plenty of ‘WHAT?!’ moments too, moments that will have your heart racing and feeling fearful, at the same time. Jodi hit a homerun with Confessed. Pure class! This series just got better and better with each instalment and is without doubt one of my all-time favourite trilogies….and don’t get me started on how much I love Jesse….sigh!!!

“I want everything in the world with you, baby, and I want it all yesterday.”Jesse

Jenny: Couldn’t agree more Gitte. What a brilliant end to a trilogy we have both completely devoured. And you’re spot on, because this Trilogy had it all. Questions, intrigue, passion (oh dear god…the PASSION!) – I had so many conspiracy theories going into this installment, my head was spinning.  And we were afforded all the answers we’ve been dying to get to the bottom of. Yep, EVERYTHING was answered and we were handed a whole heap more as well.

“You keep my heart beating, baby. And it will only ever beat for you. Understand?”

No spoilers at all! Everyone needs to experience This Man Confessed in the way the author intended it and I truly hope readers are afforded the opportunity to do just that because I can tell you there were a lot of surprises for me – I did a lot of OMFG’s, cried, laughed and fanned myself. What a fantastic read this was. And yes, one of my favorite trilogies that’s for sure!

In This Man Confessed we have Mr Ward at his trampling best. Sweet baby Jesus….. that man! I’m devoid of enough words to describe him.

“Oh yes, there he is, my husband, looking like he’s just landed from planet fucking perfect.”

Indeed he did.  And he took the express flight to planet perfect at that!  Even though I wanted to throttle The Lord of The Manor at the start of This Man Confessed, this man made me laugh, cry and floored me with his tenderness and love. I can’t say enough how much I love this man!

Gitte: So, we start with a wedding, a wedding done Jesse style and we all know what that involves; trampling, controlling behaviour and bucket loads of passion and emotions.

“This man stops me breathing when he touches me and fucks me until I’m delirious. I can’t wait to marry him.”…”He used to cripple me with just his touch. Now he cripples me with his touch and his words. I’m destined for a life of crippling pleasure, melting tenderness and heart stopping emotion. He’s going to incapacitate me at every turn.” – Ava

“Do you feel that?…..It was made to love you, Ava…It swells with happiness when I look at you. It splinters with pain when we fight. And it beats wildly when I make love to you. Maybe I go overboard with my love, but that’s never going to change. I’ll love you this fiercely until the day I die, baby.” – Jesse

So expect to be happily sitting back enjoying that ‘Mario’s Most Marvellous’, watching this happy event unfold whilst completely crushing and clenching. Then….bam the floodgates open and the reader gets swept away in crashing currents of intensity; a thrilling eye opening ride that has so many high’s and low’s by the end I was exhausted. The epilogue though…BEST EVER!! It was GENIUS which you’ll read for yourself! Jodi surpassed any expectations I had and she just nailed it. After three books of drama, obsession, tragedy and passion, I finished with THE biggest smile on my face and tears of laughter still rolling down my cheeks….Actually some of those may have been from the impending loss of leaving behind Ava & Jesse too.

Both Jesse and Ava do some real soul searching, and I suppose, come to realise their own faults and limitations. Ava comes into her element and her strength shines in Confessed. A true heroine. As for Jesse, he just astounds me.

“We’re not conventional baby. But we’re special. What we have is really special. You belong to me, and I belong to you. It just is. It’s not natural for us to be apart, Ava.”Jesse

Aaaaah, Jesse, well we all know he’s challenging, controlling and obsessive. But I love him for it; Ava loves him for it. The two of them circle each other through the magnetic pull between them. Neither can leave the other alone, never mind over long periods of time. Despite Ava trying to assert herself, needing the distance to sort her head out.  The pair of them piss the other off at no end. In reality though, they need each other to breathe, to survive and to live.

In Confessed we see Jesse’s vulnerability, his intense need to protect what’s his because of his past. We see and feel his turmoil and understand his struggles. Some scenes had me in absolute tears as he exposes that vulnerability and uncertainty to Ava.

“You keep my heart beating, baby, but you also make it fucking stop….You said you couldn’t live without me…Then stop trying to kill me off.” Jesse

“This woman is my fucking life.”Jesse

Jesse also made me laugh so much in this instalment. I highlighted like crazy but for fear of spoiling the final visit with them, I can’t stick the highlights in here.  Just know that this man is on bloody fire with his banter, his thoughts and his wise cracks. That, added to his passionate, arrogant and controlling alpha maleness…well…how on earth can you resist him?!

We find out just why Jesse is the way he is. Not immediately though. We still go through him hiding his past which consequently leaves Ava hiding things from him too. It all comes to a head as people are revealed for who they are and a thrilling drama ensues along with some pretty devastating truths.

“Why did you do it?” – Ava

Because I love you….Everything is because I love you.” – Jesse

Both Ava and Jesse frustrated me at times, they both make mistakes and their decisions are clouded by intense emotions, guilt and regret but ultimately love. However, the pair of them reminded me so many times why I adore and love them as much as I truly do. They are unbreakable!

“Tell me why the fucking hell you did this to me!” – Ava

“Because I wanted to keep you forever.” Jesse

There are just so many ‘melt your heart into a puddle’ moments in Confessed.

“Today my heart started beating again. Today you became mine.”Jesse

If you ever doubted the love Jesse and Ava have for each other, well doubt no more. These two will always have a special place in my heart as will Jodi for giving them their voices. Blindingly brilliant conclusion to a fantastic series…FAB-U-LUSH Author!!!

Jenny: I have to start by reiterating what you said about THAT EPILOGUE! Honestly, it was one of THE best epilogues I have read. It exceeded all expectations and I loved it so much I had to go back and read it again straight away. Perfection!

“There are a million things about this man that make me despair, but there are endless things that make me adore him. Some of those despairing things I even adore.”

Now Gitte, you and I always chat about books as we’re reading them and again when we’ve finished and we have burned up the phone lines throughout this series and no more so than during and after reading This Man Confessed.  We can tell you readers…you will NOT be disappointed in how this series wraps up. Jodi Ellen Malpas has done a stellar job in this Trilogy and talk about bringing it home in this one! Well done Ms Malpas! A true winner!  We are still discussing elements of this book and laughing or crying as we do so. Just brilliant!

“Knock yourself out, baby. But please, let’s just make this one a verbal trample.”

We learn so much about the man himself.  So much clicked into place in this installment. Some revelations astounded me,  some shocked me, some crushed me. Some I saw coming, some completely blindsided me and I definitely ran the gamut of emotions throughout this whole book.

“…right now when he’s pouring his love into me through our mouth contact, is his way of finding the strength. It’s his way of ensuring that I’m real before he off loads a past of pain.”

The passion between Jesse and Ava is second to none. You feel every emotion, get hot and bothered over the physical exchanges because these two totally burn up the pages and have a front row seat through all their ups and downs. Ava and Jesse are learning about one another and naturally mistakes are made along the way.

To see the growth of these characters throughout the series. To witness their struggles, their heated exchanges, their heartbreaking moments and to have it all culminate and conclude in this outstanding book….just wonderful!

“I don’t know how I ever survived without this. I existed, Ava. I didn’t live.”

Jesse and Ava gave me their all. You feel with every breath you take that theirs is a love to withstand all. The heat, the passion, the intensity, the hilarious banter – these two had me in fits -and Jesse’s humour was on fire!  Their tender moments…sigh…talk about melting your heart.

I’m still on Central Jesse Cloud Nine and I may never leave! Once again I have to agree with my blog buddy.  This Man Confessed. Was. Brilliant. Just. Bloody. Brilliant. 

“And no more confessions because I have nothing left to tell.”




The very place where their passionate love affair began, The Manor 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 got beneath his guarded exterior, more questions arise which lead 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?

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  1. Bernadeth H. said:

    aaahhh!I am SOOOOO looking forward to tomorrow when i get my copy of THIS MAN CONFESSED!Thanks for the give away!


  2. kgagnon2013 said:

    Thanks for the post, I have been waiting impatiently for this release! Thanks for the giveaway!


  3. Debbie Sad said:

    Excellent Giveaway!! I can not wait til I can get my of “This Man” Also wanted to say I really enjoy “TotallyBookedBlog” !! Thanks so much for all the great info, reviews, excerpts, interviews, and giveaways!!


  4. Leanne said:

    CAN NOT WAIT!!! Sooooooo excited for tomorrow!!!


  5. 3138kell said:

    I sooooooo can not wait to get my copy of this man confessed wish tomorrow would hurry up already!! Thanks for the give away!! 🙂


  6. litalbz said:

    OMG!!!! the wait is KILLING me! waited so long for this and tomorrow its finally here.


  7. kp said:

    Can’t wait for this book!!!!! Thanks for the giveaway!


  8. beksta77 said:

    Thanks for another AMAZING giveaway!! I cannot wait to get my hands on the book.


  9. latanya t said:

    The quotes are amazing. I cannot wait to read this book!


  10. Mary Mooney said:

    Best series ever, END OF! So excited to read this tomorrow. Really been missing Jesse. Just finished rereading This Man & Beneath This Man. Great giveaway!


  11. lims9697 said:

    Would love to have alittle piece of jesse ward for myself. Thanks for the giveway and all of the wonderful book reviews you do to help fuel my reading desires!


  12. crystal0213 said:

    Awesome Giveaway!! Thank you!


  13. Cara said:

    Reading this review has left me with tears in my eyes! I’m so excited to get my hands on this. Jesse is one of my all time favorite BBF and this trilogy is my absolute favorite series! Thank you for this giveaway! Would love to win a little bit of Jesse for keeps!


  14. cairbair said:

    can’t wait!!!


  15. heidi1820 said:

    I got hooked on the first two books and can’t wait for This Man Confessed. 🙂


  16. Helen D said:

    Amazing Review!! I’m gonna need a lot of Mario’s Most Marvelous after I finish This Man Confessed… I don’t want No END OF Jesse!


  17. ByTheWay said:

    The review is wonderful (as always)!!!
    A big THANKS for the giveaway!!!
    Can’t wait to read This Man Confessed!


  18. Popo said:

    I honestly think Im gona wet myself ! I so cant wait till midnight its gona be a long roller coaster of a night bring it on Mr Ward !! <3


  19. Suzz said:

    SQUEEE!!!! CAN. NOT. WAIT!!!


  20. MandIE said:

    EEEEK! Thanks for this! Can’t wait! <3 Jesse!


  21. SportyMom said:

    I am so excited for the release of this book! Seriously Cannot Wait!


  22. abshonk said:

    One of my most anticipated books of the year!


  23. mdewell said:

    This is my favorite series!!!!!!!! I cant wait to read This Man Confessed. Thank u for the giveaway. I love your blog too.


  24. glorialancia said:

    amazing series!
    just in love with jesse and ava!!!!
    he is soo sexy!! she is to fiesty i love it!
    great review!
    cant wait to read it… but i dont want it to end!!!


  25. Aleksandraaaa said:

    Can`t wait!!!! <3


  26. Carrie R said:

    Amazing giveaway, thanks you for the chance! One more day till we get the.Lord of the Manor!


  27. jnicolep06 said:

    So excited!!


  28. jaxnjt said:

    I am sooo excited I can’t wait for tomorrow. What a great review no spoilers but just enough to keep us excited. 1 more sleep until Jesse is back in our lives !!!!!


  29. House of Vetti said:

    Beyond excited about the release & will be sure to read your post above AFTER I read the book, ’cause that’s how I roll 😀 Thanks so much for the giveaway guys, I’ve had my eye on those Keepsake books since Jodi posted about them.


  30. lou gut said:

    Thanks for the giveaway. I can NOT wait for this book. Love your review.


  31. jessiel62 said:

    Feels like I’ve been waiting for ever for this next book in the series. Enjoyed reading your review & the playlists! Thanks for the giveaway!


  32. Melanie C. said:

    I can’t wait to start reading this!!!


  33. sondraj341 said:

    I love this series! I can’t wait until I get the final book tonight, you bet I’ll be waiting.


  34. trixalex said:

    I ADORE this series – Jesse & Ava are fabulous and I can not read to read the last in trilogy. Although I will be sad to see it end – from the review by Gitte and Jenny it’s an epic ending and I’ll love it. Thanks Jodi for such a great trilogy!!!!!!!!


  35. dayub said:

    Loved the first 2 books. Can’t wait til tomorrow. Thnaks for the giveaway.
    Deb Liu


  36. linC said:

    Thank you for introducing me to This Man!!! I cannot wait until tomorrow. This is one of my favorite trilogies of all time!


  37. marinas70 said:

    What a fantastic giveaway!! I so cannot wait for this book. I do not want it to end tho!!! Fingers crossed for a win!!


  38. Patty Tennyson said:

    OMG I love this series so much!!!!!
    I would be flying high on Central Jesse Cloud Nine for the rest of ,y life if I won this!!!!



  39. admin said:

    Good luck everyone!!!! ENJOY JESSE!!! J&G xxxx


  40. James35 said:

    Thank you for the awesome chance.


  41. scrapingirl16 said:

    I’m dying to read these!!!!!


  42. davesbartender said:

    I cannot wait for this book! Omg, winning this giveaway would make me the happiest girl in the world!!!!!!


  43. bam1173_2000 said:

    I am dying to read this!!! The prize for this giveaway is amazing! Thank you for the chance!


  44. glam009 said:

    Looking forward to read it!!!!! so excited 🙂
    thanks for the giveaway 🙂


  45. grobanite4788 said:

    Great giveaway!


  46. aznangel_dd said:

    O.M.G., I’ve heard wonderful things about this series and can’t to read it. Thank you so much for the chance to win it 🙂


  47. Vania Nunes said:

    I do love this series!! Jesse and Ava are an amazing (and f*** crazy) couple.
    Thanks for giveaway!!


  48. Rosarita8930 said:

    I cannot wait to read this series. I have read so many great reviewsS and my friends are freaking out waiting for last books. So it must be really awesome! Thank you for the giveaway opportunity! I’ve got my fingers crossed. 😀


  49. lea said:

    Thanks for this awesome giveaway!! *fingers crossed*


  50. CindyB said:

    Can’t wait to read these books!


  51. Elizabeth1977 said:

    I waited forever for this book, one of my all time favorite trilogies! I hope I win, you have great giveaways, and I LOVE your blog!!!


  52. debradiaz said:

    Cannot not wait to read the last book! Thanks for the giveaway!


  53. artdem said:

    What a beautiful post! Great Playlist and thank you for the giveaway!

    Raffle name: Demitra Giote


  54. kirstyl13 said:

    Thanks for the giveaway ladies <3


  55. Andie said:

    Awesome giveaway…thanks for the chance


  56. dburns17 said:

    Love love love this series!!!!


  57. sonya kay owens said:

    I absolutelely looooved this series! Thanks so much for the give a way! 🙂 wish me luck <##


  58. Kim said:

    Great review!! I love the playlist. Thanks for the giveaway!!


  59. colourful3wench said:

    looooooove this series! thx for the giveaway!


  60. jag5782 said:

    **fingers crossed** LOVED the first two!


  61. lauriettalee said:

    This was the best I have read this summer! LOVE me some JESSE WARD…end of!


  62. briannaleereviews said:

    I’ve been wanting to read these books. Thanks for the chance to win so that I can!


  63. irna javines said:

    I want! I want! I want! Please I’m dying to read these! Fingers crossed for me and for all of us! Thanks for this fantastic opportunity! :”>


  64. christinav44 said:

    love this series


  65. Lee said:

    thanks for the giveaway. looking forward to reading this


  66. chundra said:

    Love this series. Great giveaway


  67. miminbennett said:

    Such a great giveaway! I would love to win this! Thanks!


  68. graceesmaya said:

    Now this made me more giddy for the third book. I love the series. I love Ava. And of course, I love the Lord of the Manor. Great giveaway! 🙂 Love your blog. x


  69. ycervera11 said:

    Love this series!


  70. AlexandraCruz said:

    what an awesome series…

    great giveaway


  71. jocysmom said:

    I hope I win!!


  72. jk1598 said:

    This was one of the best series I have read! I think This Man Confessed was the best in the series, which is unusual for me. Great job Ms. Malpas. I can’t wait to see what you have for us next!


  73. scseals said:

    Thank You for the giveaway. Great Review. I love the Trilogy. I will miss Jesse and Ava. I am sure I will revisit them a time or two-ish….


  74. shunt916 said:

    I am in love with this series!! Good luck!!!!


  75. illy said:

    I love this series. Great giveaway, thank you 🙂


  76. rroutzon4 said:

    This would be an amazing giveaway to win!!!!


  77. donna reynolds said:

    Would love to win the keepsake that would be amazing Thank you so much for the chance <3<3


  78. adunnahoe said:

    Ahhhhh….loved these books! Stayed up all night to read on release day! Love this giveaway!


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