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More Than Crave You

(More Than Words #4)

4.09  ·  Rating details ·  1,163 ratings  ·  227 reviews
I'm Evan Cook—billionaire tech entrepreneur and widower. Professionally, I’ve got it all. But since my wife died, my personal life has fallen apart. Remarrying seems like the obvious answer, so I place an ad. I'm not asking for much. The ideal woman only needs to be smart, organized, pretty, and helpful—both in and out of bed—without expecting romance. I never thought to l ...more
Kindle Edition, 1st edition, 287 pages
Published September 18th 2018 by Shelley Bradley, LLC
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Mindy Lou's Book Review
Sep 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018
We got a glimpse of Evan in the 3rd book and I gotta say I was looking forward to his book. He had just lost his wife and unborn child in a car accident. He tells his sister in book 3 that he can never love again so he was going to look for his next wife like he would a business deal. I just love contract marriages!

Things don't go according to plan for Evan when he starts noticing his very efficient executive assistant when he sees her outside the office for the first time. In a way, it shows ho
Shayla Black
Sep 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Wanted: Sexy Billionaire CRAVES a wife for hire.

I can’t believe this day is finally here. More Than Crave You is the story I’ve been dying to write. Nia and Evan are two strong willed lovers who prove love truly has no color.


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Oct 07, 2018 rated it did not like it
What made you think you could do this?

I question why make the heroine a black woman if you are not going to attempt to create a dimensional character. All this author did was reinforce the same tired stereotypes. So the black chick is the slut among all these pure innocent lily white people and also made her cousin a slut too. It like she made a checklist of every stereotype possible, checking things off one by one ; stripper check, allergic to birth control check, big booty check, pregnant the
✰ Bianca ✰ BJ's Book Blog ✰

I hate it when I start a series with book #4. It's my own fault I read this book and not the first three, but still. ☺
Judging from some reviews I read, Evan hasn't been a huge part in the previous books - he was in the 3rd book for a bit - and his siblings from the previous books are in here a lot ... I just hate missing books. I'm somewhat of an OCD Reads-books-in-order person. Maybe that's why I went into this with a bit of an I WILL NOT LIKE THIS mindset. And I didn't love-love it.

It was sexy
Tasha Mahoney
I really enjoyed More Than Crave You. It was a well written, sexy office romance. I liked Nia and Evan and I really liked Evans Hawaiian based family.

For me to really enjoy a romance novel, there usually has to be more than just that  element of a story-line to follow. I prefer there to be other things happening that are important to the story too. I felt that More Than Crave You delivered on that front.

This book is heavy on the sexy details which I am fine with. If I am reading passionate scene
Bookgasms Book Blog
Sep 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: missy, ratula
I have been a big fan of this series from the beginning and honestly was so excited about Evan's book. I was so intrigued after the third book and wanted more of this heartbroken man's story. And boy was it a doozy! First, I am blown away by this book's gorgeous cover!! Gah! I am in love. Secondly, I was completely bowled over by the total feels and swoons in this book! Evan and Nia were so sexy and addicting and I could not get enough.

In all honesty, I wasn't sure of what to make of this book a
Nadine Bookaholic
EVAN!!!! If you have read any of the books in the MORE THAN WORDS series you will know that Evan is the half brother of Maxon, Griffin, and Harlow, who lost his wife and child in a car accident. If you thought Maxon and Griffin were sexy, holy cow move on over because EVAN oozes sex right through his pours.

I haven't read many interracial relationship romances because some of the ones I have go through the stereotypical hangups so I am thrilled that we didn't have to deal with that here #LoveHas
Rosie J.
Sep 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Romance Lovers
4.5 Stars

I confess, I haven't read anything by this author. Initially, the book cover and then the synopsis grabbed me and held on. This story does not disappoint!

Longer review to follow ... soon.
Ezinwanyi Chinyere
I had high hopes for this story but I just needed a little more. It took a while to develop and the pacing was off.
Nia Wright worked for Evan Cook as his personal assistant for 3-4 years when Evan’s wife passed away. Evan decided that he needed a new wife to help him keep his home life organized, after all, who’s going to cook, clean and do laundry 🙄🙄🙄.
Evan requests that his PA post an advertisement for a wife to help him, (I must admit that I was completely appalled at this part) and she o
Sissy's Romance Book Review
MORE THAN CRAVE YOU by Shayla Black is the Fourth book in the More than Words series. This is the story of Evan Cook and Nia Wright. I have read the previous book but feel you can make this a standalone book if you wish to do so.
Evan didn't have the best childhood with no real love given. Yet he married a women he though he loved and had a child. But his wife died suddenly and thinking he wouldn't be able to love again he thought to advertise for a wife. His assistant Nia is not sure about what
Sofia Lazaridou
I like Shayla Black's books and this one is an exception. I wasn't able to finish it and even if I didn't hate it, I knew it wasn't for me. Every time I was thinking that I knew why the characters were acting as they did, they did something different and I was back in square one. The story is told only from Evan's point of view and it was very hard to understand Nia. I stopped the book at 40% and I felt like I didn't know her at all. Evan seems too cold-hearted and logical to me and I didn't lik ...more
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Sep 05, 2019 rated it did not like it
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Aug 27, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: 3-star
I found this book to be many things.It was funny and sexy but at the same time boring and ridiculous. First half of the book was really hard for me to read,and I wanted to give up,but the second part was a little bit better.
Evan was really unusual character.I picture him as some geek that doesn't know to do anything in life except sit behind computer screen.And it's really hard for me to picture and adult like that,he doesn't know how to do some of the basic stuff in life,like wash his dishes.An
Karen's Bookshelf
Sep 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
This was my first read by this author and I have to say, it was pretty darn good. Loved Evan and the way he seems to be oblivious to anything outside of computer coding . He’s just waiting on the right woman to come along and open him up to life outside of his logic bubble. Nia seems to be the woman he needs if she can just crack the code to his heart. This couple was truly perfect for each other.
Readoholic Girl Smitten With Books
it was a good one. enjoyed it. :)
Sep 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
Evan Cook is a man who craves many things, and because he’s a billionaire tech entrepreneur, he can pretty much have anything he desires, but after grieving his deceased wife for six months, he’s ready to claim another bride, not because he’s ready to love again; in fact, he actually refuses to do that, partly because he doesn’t think he understands or is capable of love.

So this time around, Evan is going to proceed in his quest for a wife like he would with any other business deal, which means
Sep 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: interracial
Even Cook is a billionaire looking for a marriage of convenience, Nia is his assistant who he hasn’t looked at in any light other than professional. But one night changes it all and suddenly he can’t stop thinking about her. I love Nia so much, she’s such a strong character and I love that she didn’t settle for anything less that what she needed. It’s a brilliant story. One that I couldn’t put down, I loved their relationship and chemistry. And I also LOVED seeing myself in the heroine. That fee ...more
Dec 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: top-2019-reads
Yet again, Shayla delivers an outstanding plot, with amazing, well developed characters, and a love story that’ll have you lost for words.

More Than Crave You is book 4 in the More Than Words series. It can be read as a stand-alone but best read from book one of the series called More Than Want You.

After reading book three of this series and getting a peek into Evans life, I knew I had to know more, knew their has to be a book for him so when I read the blurb to this and realised it was his stor
Rosa Sharon (iScream Books Blog)
"Why do I turn caveman every time a man looks at her? I can't understand it. I've never behaved this way in my life."

Woo Hoo! I've been beside myself excited to get my hands on Evan's story after meeting him in More Than Love You. I was so intrigued after learning his coldhearted plans to find a wife like it was a business deal. I just knew some badass woman was gonna show him what love is supposed to feel like and blow his mind.

What can I say, I got my wish. His assistant is perfection
Sep 05, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc
** ARC kindly provided for an honest review. **

2.5 stars!

I was so close to give up on Evan and Nia. With a title like this I was expecting to be overwhelmed but I clearly didn’t. In spite of the last chapters I enjoyed, I couldn’t connect with the characters at all.
I couldn’t felt the spark or the little something that would have made it so special and giving justice to this title.
I wanted to feel the craving but it never came.
I am not against the « marriage of convenience » trope but it felt f
Sep 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
An amazing story told from the male POV. The characters were beautifully written -the story delightfully told. I particularly liked that the roles where kind of reversed. Quite different from what we’ve grown use to, but equally captivating -if not more.

Evan was a geek, smart and savvy, yet clueless when it comes to love. He wanted to get on with his life but couldn’t moved past the death of his wife and unborn child. He hoped he could convince Nia that they belonged together. He was willing to
Sep 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing

4.5 Stars ~ Reviewed by Emma-Louise on behalf of KindleFriendsForever

This is no ordinary romance. This is the story of two people: one who always felt something and the other until having their nose pushed into didn’t see the other as anything other than their corporate right arm. For someone who reads mostly romance, it takes a lot to surprise me. Knowing this author has been hacking through books like most gardeners take out weeds you always know she’ll strike oil. This was certai
Sep 18, 2018 rated it liked it
3.5 stars

I have been a Shayla Black fan for a long time, the Wicked Lovers series being one of my all time favorites. With that being said, this series has not been a must read for me. It is not bad, but it’s not what I was hoping either.

So here’s what I liked about this book. We get to visit with characters from the previous books in the series, the Reed siblings. Everybody’s happy and procreating like crazy. They all took Evan, the half brother they connected with after years of not knowing o
3.5 stars,

Quick little read. I liked how the author crafted both Evan and Nia. I also like it when the author makes the heroine more sexually experienced than the hero. Nia had what was probably a fairly typical sexual history when talking about IRL, but too often in romance novels I have found that authors try hard to make the heroine's sexual history either rather spare. So the frank and unapologetic acknowledgement of past sexual partners (plural), especially for the heroine is rather welcome
April Symes
MORE THAN CRAVE YOU by Shayla Black is the 4th book in the More than Words series. This is the story of Evan Cook and Nia Wright. I have read the previous books in the series but this can be a standalone book in the series. We got a glimpse of Evan in the 3rd book and OMG I was so looking forward to his book. He had just lost his wife and unborn child in a car accident. He had told his sister in book 3 that he could never love again so he was going to look for his next wife like he would a busin ...more
Aug 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
More Than Crave You by Shayla Black is book four in More Tha Words, her series of standalones.
Every book in the seires can be read as a standalone and in every order. For better understanding and simply because the books that great, I recommend to read in them in order. The previous books are More Than Want You; More Than Need You; and More Than Love You.

Evan Cook is a selfmade man, he´s a sucessful businessman. His corporal life´s great, put his personal life´s suffering. He´s a widower who los
Eva Millien
Mar 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
He’s got it all professionally. His personal life has fallen apart. Remarrying seems the obvious solution. The perfect answer is right under his nose, if he’s smart enough to win the heart of sexy and sassy assistant in this expressively emotional and passionate billionaire office romance. Evan and Nia are two bold characters that easily capture the heart and draw readers into their story. They sizzle with electrical chemistry, stir emotions and connect with readers from the beginning of this in ...more
A Book Lover's Emporium Book Blog
More Than Crave You is a sweet story, it was a fantastic, quick read and I thoroughly enjoyed the book. The story flowed perfectly, Shayla Black really knows how to pull you into a story and put you in the characters place, I really felt like I was there. There were definitely some feels in this book, feels of stubbornness, laughter, love and a little angst.

The characters were perfect. Evan and Nia had that chemistry that everyone could see except for Evan. He is a typical man; stubborn and doe
Isha Coleman
Sep 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: first-reads
Black takes an analytical approach to love in a wicked sort of way. Evan is the man that seems to have it all until tragedy leaves him twisting in the wind. Ever the calculator, he has a plan. Listen to his head, forget about his heart. His plans go up in smoke when his heart and his hormones come out to play. He finds the perfect candidate in his assistant, Nia. She's a tough cookie with a soft heart and Evan finds himself quickly hooked. Yet love rarely turns out the way we want it to, without ...more
Wendy Bunnell
Mar 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
I liked the writing style and the heat in this book. I'll definitely read more from this author. The audiobook was also well done.

My son, who is on the autism spectrum, thinks that my husband and I see spectrum symptoms in everyone. I'll admit, I see it more often than before I knew my older son. But the hero of this story definitely seems like he was mildly on the spectrum to me with how many rigidities he had with feelings and emotions. I liked the main character more than I usually care about
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Shayla Black is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of nearly eighty 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.

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