Thursday, May 2, 2019

More Than Tempt You by Shayla Black

I romanced her for revenge… but what if she’s not the enemy after all?

I’m Clint Holmes. I was an ambitious guy with a busy life and a growing business. Sure North Dakota wasn’t a tropical paradise, but I was happy enough—until tragedy struck. Now the only thing that matters is finding the person responsible and making her pay. But Bethany Banks is a Harvard-educated shark used to swallowing her enemies whole while playing dangerous corporate games. How can a blue-collar oil man like me possibly beat her?

The moment I lay eyes on my beautiful nemesis, the answer is obvious. I seduce her.

On Maui, where she’s fled, I get to know the man-eater who caused my family so much pain…only to find she’s not the brazen ballbuster I assumed. She’s skittish, secretive, vulnerable. For some reason, my instinct is to protect her. I can’t abandon my plan…but I can’t stop wanting her. Night after night, I pry her open with my touch until I’m drowning in our passion. Soon, I’m questioning everything, especially the fine line between love and hate. But when the past comes back to wreak vengeance and the truth explodes, can I prove that I’m more than tempted to love her forever?

More Than Tempt You is a sexy and emotional standalone novel from New York Times bestselling author in the More Than Words Series.

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Book 5
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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

Avid Reader☆☆☆☆
M/F Romance
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This is Clint's story. He is kind of rough around the edges and has a lot of weight on his shoulders. After a tragedy in his life, he sets out to right a wrong done to his family. However, once he arrives, he realizes that things might not be what they originally seemed. Clint has to contend with his brothers counting on him, his own personal vendetta, and strong emotional feelings.

Bethany is hiding. She knows that people hate her. But she also knows that she can do a lot of good. She is taken in by her siblings, even though she knows she might not deserve that. Bethany learns a lot of hard truths in this book.

These two characters are somewhat floundering in their lives. But when they get together, they realize that they can be so much more together. How can a relationship survive when the first part is based on lies? Living a sheltered life, Bethany knows very little about love and true commitment. Clint might be the one to teach her that or they could decide that despite their attraction, their past is insurmountable.

Clint seemed a little one dimensional to me. He was solely fixated on his revenge scheme. Bethany, having been so sheltered, also seemed somewhat flat. Also, the conclusion seemed almost rushed. So, while I enjoyed the book, it was missing something that the previous books had for me.

Clint Holmes has lost his father to a heart attack. That happened after he found out all the money he had invested was now gone. Stolen by the investment firm that was supposed to be on his side. Now Clint is after the one person left that took his father from him, Bethany Banks.

Bethany Banks is trying to get past the sins of her father. She thought he was the one she could trust and now she is learning that he was only out to save himself. He used her to get big money clients to invest in the firm, used her to be the face of the firm, and used her love to make him seem like a good guy.

Clint's buddy finds Bethany working at a bar in Maui, but she is going by Beth. But she is the same girl. Now Clint is working at the same bar and will get close to her to find the answers he is looking for. And then he will seek his revenge for the death of his father.

Will Clint seek his revenge without falling for Bethany? Can Bethany convince Clint she did not do all the things he thinks she did? Will they be able to have a future together after all the hurt?

While Clint is out for revenge, Bethany is sheltered from her past and doesn't share with anyone. But you can understand why with what her father made her do. Who does she trust or can she trust?

I love this series and love Shayla Black, she has a way to make you love her writing and her stories. So sit back and enjoy this series for yourself.

This is the fifth book in the series, and I would definitely recommend that you read them all, and ideally in order. That said, this is a strong story which stands on its own merits. The series follows the fortunes of the children of Barclay Reed, and their rise above his terrible parenting skills to find their future.

Bethany has escaped the attention for the crimes her father committed, and finds herself being sheltered by the family that she never knew. She is someone who we get to know through the eyes of Clint. He is a man on a mission, and when he finds Bethany, he is going to pull her to shreds... and yet, when he does meet up with her on Maui, he finds her to be the most appealing woman he has ever met. The push and pull on his conscience and his heart is played out on the pages, and the reader cannot help but be sucked into the dilemma. When is the right time to confess all? All of us have at some point faced a decision about timing... and we can never know when would have been a better time, nor how the impact on the person will affect future relations. So Clint's problem becomes ours, and as we see opportunities slip away, it is just a matter of just how bad can it get!

I loved that edge of suspense, alongside a hearty dose of chemistry and mutual pleasure. Fans of Shayla Black will know that the route cannot be smooth, but there is a way out of the mess, for sure. The fact that Maxon, Griff et al are prepared to get involved is reassuring, and it is fun to catch up with the siblings and their growing families too.

I was delighted to read that there will be a story for Stephen and Skye, and look forward to another dip into this world soon.

Also Available in the More Than Words Series

Book 2
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For reviews & more info, check out our More Than Need You post.

Book 3
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For reviews & more info, check out our stop on the More Than Love You Release Blitz.

Book 4
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For reviews & more info, check out our stop on the More Than Crave You Release Blitz.

Shayla Black is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of more than forty novels, including the Wicked Lovers series and, with Lexi Blake, the Perfect Gentlemen series. For over fifteen years, she’s written contemporary, erotic, paranormal, and historical romances via traditional, independent, foreign, and audio publishers. Her books have sold well over a million copies and have been published in a dozen languages.

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of More Than Tempt You (More Than Words #5) by Shayla Black to read and review.

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