Her steamy, bestselling novels and strong male characters have seduced hundreds of thousands of female readers worldwide.
But Jodi has revealed that her split from her own Mr Right is because he no longer lives up to the fantasy she created.
The 34-year-old, whose This Man trilogy has sold more than 500,000 copies, has left her husband of ten years after ‘falling in love’ with one of her characters.Ms Malpas, from Northampton, says:
‘All my fictional men are strong, successful, sophisticated and enigmatic. I guess it’s hard for any living, breathing man to live up to such a fantasy.