Beneath This Man (This Man, #2) - Jodi Ellen Malpas I received a copy of this book via NetGalley from the publisher. Though I had problems with the first book, I decided to forge on hoping for a better experience. Sadly, I had to DNF at nearly the halfway mark.
This book was the continuing story of a controlling billionaire, Jesse Ward, and his object of obsession, Ava O’Shea. I was anticipating learning exactly why Jesse was so over the top possessive and smothering and got not only no further information but continued manipulations that bordered on straight up abuse. Ava continued down her path of becoming a TSTL heroine, excusing every one of Jesse’s highly questionable actions.
The ugly co-dependence between the main characters and the complete denial by both Ava and Jesse’s friends make this book arduous and simply not entertaining.

Grade: DNF/F

*ARC received through NetGalley