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More Than Want You

(More Than Words #1)

3.89  ·  Rating details ·  1,323 ratings  ·  224 reviews
I’m Maxon Reed—real estate mogul, shark, asshole. If a deal isn’t high profile and big money, I pass. Now that I’ve found the property of a lifetime, I’m jumping. But one tenacious bastard stands between me and success—my brother. I’ll need one hell of a devious ploy to distract cynical Griff. Then fate drops a luscious redhead in my lap who’s just his type.

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Kindle Edition, 276 pages
Published April 11th 2017 by Shelley Bradley, LLC
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Alex ♈
Please skip this review if you are forgive & forget person.

My life motto is more like:
Forgive and forget? I'm neither Jesus nor do I have Alzheimer's.

My poor rating doesn’t apply to the writing, it was really good.
I rate and review the story, or better said the moral of the story.

I really enjoyed this book till approx. 50 %.
The whole book was written from male POV and I loved it!
The author saved me from reading about how the h desperately craved the H, how attractive he was, how she wante
Meredith Wild
Mar 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shayla Black delivers once again with this passionate and sexy story set in the paradise of Maui. Maxon Reed is a major handful, driven by work, greed, and an unwavering determination to best his estranged brother in the competitive luxury real estate market. Keeley "Sunshine" Kent, the beautiful songbird who catches his eye, couldn't be more different. Their journey to finding common ground and true happiness is anything but simple. The path is littered with old wounds, far away dreams, and a p ...more
Title: More Than Want You
Series: More Words #1
Author: Shayla Black
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publication Date: April 11, 2017
Cliff Hanger: No

4 Stars

*This story is for mature audiences only. Contains explicit scenes and language intended for adults 18+

A fresh, sexy and emotional contemporary romance series by Shayla Black...

I’m Maxon Reed—real estate mogul, shark, asshole. If a deal isn’t high profile and big money, I pass. Now that I’ve found the property of a lifetime, I’m jumping.
Romance Between The Sheets
Shayla Black started this series with a bang. Just like in past series, she makes characters complex that have you cursing them in one minute and cheering for them the next. She also gave us a cast of people that work perfectly in this story. The main characters are Maxon and Keeley. But there is also Britta who assists Maxon with his business but she is also his brother's ex-girlfriend. And she also had his nephew. Rob also works with Maxon but he is driven by success and is cutthroat about it. ...more
OH WOW! I am on CLOUD NINE right now, you guys! When I learned of a brand new series from one of my all time favorite authors, I about FREAKED the FREAK OUT! Shayla Black has ALWAYS brought me to my happy place, no matter what genre she was writing in, and MORE THAN WANT YOU, book one in the sexy new MORE THAN WORDS series, is just another example of that. This is a fresh and exciting new romantic escape that I never wanted to end. Maxon Reed, charming as he was infuriating, completely stole my ...more
Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews
Apr 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: didi-reviews
4.5 stars

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Shayla Black’s writing style and was over the moon excited to hear that she was going to write a contemporary romance series! Ms. Black started her More Than Words series with a fun, sexy, intriguing romance that I could not put down!

Maxon is a hotheaded, sexy, competitive, stubborn and sexy real estate mogul. His goal is to continue to be the top luxury real estate agent. His biggest competition, his estranged brother Griff and Griff is closing in on taking the title
Bindi Boo
Feb 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Freakin' loved this book!
This book had everything i love in a book.
Angsty yet light hearted, I absolutely adored the main characters.
So glad i found this author, I can't wait to binge through her books.
Shari Kay
Apr 28, 2017 marked it as not-for-me
I'm just not that stupid...err nice
Dilek VT
Apr 16, 2018 marked it as nope
Nope... It sounds annoying!
For detailed information on the book, please read Alex's review:
Kathleen R.
Apr 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
Title: More Than Want You
Author: Shayla Black

4 unexpected stars

I can't remember the last time i read a book that had warm fuzzies going all over my body from connecting with the characters as i did. The first in her new series from Shayla Black, More Than Want You made me think of a mix of 'She's All That' (the movie) and another that i can't remember (bad me for that one, but i know i've seen it more times than i can count) about a boy and a girl coming up with a plan to trick another person
Peggy Lee (Reading Keeps Me Sane)
More Than Want You is filled with plenty of heartache, passion and surprises. I wasn't initially a fan of the story but it quickly grew on me.

"Invest in your heart for once. Fall in love. Care about someone who can love you back. Worry less about closing the deal and open yourself to someone who can share your life. Or you're going to wind up bitter."

Maxon Reed, real estate mogul and all-around jerk is looking to distract his brother, Griff, from winning over potential clients. He and Griff had
Oct 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Wow. Once again, Shayla knocks me on my ass with an amazing story and amazing characters. So many twists and turns in this book, it continued to have me second guessing everything I thought I’d figured out about the plot and where I thought it was heading, just as I thought I’d worked it out, BAM! Shayla throws me another twist.

Maxon - The lead male character in this plot is everything I look for in a book boyfriend. He’s alpha, dominant, closed off, and driven to succeed, and a pretty big assh
Eva Millien
Dec 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
The first book in the More Than Words series is a gripping read that captivates readers. Mason and Keeley are two strong, dynamic characters that easily grab readers’ attentions and their romance is sweet at times and full of sizzling magnetic chemistry. Maxon and Keeley are lovable, complex characters and their relationship is full of scorching hot passion that heats up the pages but it is also a bit complex as it features an unusual twist with the male having an agenda that he is consumed by, ...more
Vanessa Silva Martins
Que leitura quente para dias que começam a estar um pouco frios.
Já tinha imensas saudades de ler os livros desta autora.
É um erótico leve em relação aos que já li da autora.
Uma leitura fluida que nos consegue atrair de capítulo a capítulo até já não haver mais.
Só tenho pena das palavras mal escolhidas por parte da tradutora.

Maxon é um imobiliário de sucesso que pretende angariar a propriedade dos Stowe para ser o número um em vendas na ilha.
A rivalidade que tem com o seu irmão Griff faz co
Badass Bloggettes
4.5 Stars

Love, LOve, LOVE More Than Want You by Shayla Black. History first. Before 2012 I rarely read a romance book. Murder, mysteries, and suspense genres were my go-to reading entertainment. In 2012 I received a romance book, loved it, searched online for more, joined an author’s discussion page, found a wonderful group of women who shared books they love with me. One woman directed me to Book Bash in Orlando where I met Shayla then fell in love with her writing. Book Bash was my first eve
Sofia Lazaridou
Dec 27, 2018 rated it liked it
The book was not easy for me to read. I stopped reading it at least 4 times before the 30% mark and I forced myself to finish it. It got better over time, but I still wanted to kill Maxon for wanting Keeley to sleep with Griffing around the 75% mark. I didn't like Maxon at all and Keeley was the only sunshine in the book, no pun intended. The story is told entirely from Maxon's point of view, which was weird at first, but I got used to it. Keeley was one of the few parts that I liked when it com ...more
Flavs is Mrs David Gandy♥~♥’
Apr 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, alpha-male
I Voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book

Maxon is this take no prisoners business man who wants the deal of a lifetime. The only thing standing in his way is his brother Griff. So how can he get Griff to back off so that he will be one who
gets the deal...

So when he's eye catches Keeley Sunshine Kent who is the total opposite of him he started making a plan. But maybe he can have a one night stand with her and then use her to distract his brother. What he didn't count on was the amazing chemist
Sheila Melo
Jun 19, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"I can't be with someone who wants revenge more than they want me."

FINAL DECISION:  If you allow yourself to get over Maxon being a major jerk, this book is a wonderful journey for his character.  He learns what is really important in his life. His relationship with Keeley is rough and imperfect and finally wonderful.

THE STORY:  Maxon Reed is a man on a mission -- to get a deal from his estranged brother.  Maxon is willing to do just about anything -- including finding a woman to distract his br
This is the second thing tried by this writer, and just think her style doesn't work for me. I just can't connect to her characters. It just feels anemic, and the sexy parts aren't interesting enough to engage me even on an Alexa Riley level. DNF'd.

Read as part of Winter Nights: Ten Book Boxed Set Winter Nights Ten Book Boxed Set by Penny Reid
⭐ Emerson ⭐
Mar 17, 2018 marked it as to-read
Shelves: own-not-read
99cents on Amazon!

April Symes
Another fantastic romance hit from Shayla Black! Whenever I read a SB book, I am transported to a beautiful plot, fabulous characters and delicious chemistry –With this brand new series , everything that I love and want from previous SB books is present and let me say, this is a awesome book and this is a fantastic and fresh new series one of my favorite authors.
MORE THAN WANT YOU , book 1 in the More than Words series is set in Hawaii.
Maxon Reed is a sexy and handsome man who is definitely a h
Nerdy Dirty & Flirty
Apr 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
This was way more heartfelt and emotional than I expected it to be. I have read this author before so I thought I knew what to expect but I was definitely taken by surprise. Sure there was heat, a whole lot of serious chemistry but it was also flirty and character heavy.

Maxon is a highly successful real-estate agent on the verge of more success but his brother is standing in his way. A brother who he has a whole lot of bad blood with. The key to keep his brother off his game? Find a distraction
Apr 24, 2017 rated it it was ok
I did not like Keeley--or Max--or Griff--or their dad. Actually, there wasn't much I liked about this story even though that's not a criticism of the author or her talent as a writer. Sometimes I just don't connect with a story and that's what happened here. I doubt I'll be back for Griff's book in this new series.
Heather andrews
May 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Keeley knows how to own her attitude, "she peels her lips off my neck and breathes in my ear. “What? No. The dress showed panty lines. Is being commando a problem?” Maxon can make his girl one happy woman, "...I’m going to make you delirious.” He grins at me. “Is it working so far?” I loved this book, Maxon liked to think he was boss, but we all knew Keeley held the power in her hands.
2OCC Reviews
Jun 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: bea

More than Want you by Shayla Black (one of my favorites authors I must say) is a pretty cool book, I loved the setting (in Hawaii, someday I have to go there), we met Maxon and Keeley as they met at a bat, I promise this is the only spoiler Ill give away, and they go from there. I found this story refreshing because its not the typical 20 years old college girl and the arrogant billionaire dude, you guys who read me know I am not fond of those, but this one I like because these two are grown up
Amber - TBR Book Blog
Apr 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Maxon Maxon Maxon! I spent about half the book hating him and half of it loving him. Maxon is determined that he's going to beat his backstabbing brother at being able to sell this amazing property on Maui. Which seriously, it's Maui, is there a "bad" property?? Moving on, he's discussing the plan with his employees at a bar when he is struck. He sees the most gorgeous woman who he knows will be the perfect distraction for his brother from bidding on the property.

I love Keeley. There was never
Apr 20, 2017 rated it liked it
I wanted to love this book.
I do adore this author so when I met her at a signing, and she was introducing the new series - I was of course super excited.

It took me awhile to get into it ... then I kept waiting for the introduction of this brother Griff that was talked about so so much. But it never happened ... so we are suppose to be invested in this couple of Maxon and Keeley but it never felt that the story was fully about them.

It was more about Max - Well kind of ... maybe I didn't connec
Jara Beaubien
Apr 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing

Maxon Reed a mogul in real estate, a shark and a asshole , deals in big properties and mega money. Now he has property that would be the biggest deal in his life, but his brother stands in his way of the deal of a life time and just to make things interesting a very beautiful red head drops into his lap, and she would be the best distraction for his brother Griff.
College senior Keeley Kent accepts my challenge , to become my brothers perfect girlfriend, but somewhere along the line Maxon is the
Karlee Skinner
Apr 08, 2018 rated it liked it
I love this author. This is the second book I read by her and I love that her contemporary stories aren't typical. They differ from other author's stories which makes them unique. Unfortunately, I'm giving this book 3 stars... I wish I could give 3.5. I found I couldn't get interested in the book at the beginning. I love reading and yet, I seemed to drag with this book. It wasn't till halfway through when I began to pick up on the book and I couldn't put it down even when my eyes were falling sh ...more
I got this book as part of an anthology called Winter Nights: Ten Book Boxed Set. It's the first in the More Than Words series by Shayla Black. This book can be read as a stand-alone.
Maxon Reed is an A#1 jerk and uses people just to get what he wants when he wants. He meets Keely Sunshine at a karaoke bar. She intrigues him and he uses her to hatch a plot to best his brother, who was his former partner, in a real estate deal. And we know how the best laid plans of mice and men go.
I enjoyed rea
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Shayla Black is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of more than sixty novels. For twenty years, she’s written contemporary, erotic, paranormal, and historical romances via traditional, independent, foreign, and audio publishers. Her books have sold millions of copies and been published in a dozen languages.

Raised an only child, Shayla occupied herself with lots of daydreaming, muc

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