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More Than Tempt You

(More Than Words #5)

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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
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Paperback, 248 pages
Published April 30th 2019 by Shelley Bradley, LLC
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Lana ❇✾Dirty Girl Romance❇✾
4 STARS
I came for my pound of flesh…but I’m the one who lost my heart.

I have a rule when it comes to Shayla Black books= she writes them, I read them. No exception. And while I get excited about all of her upcoming releases, there was something about this blurb that had me particularly foaming at the mouth. It's a twist on the enemies to lovers with a splash of revenge and I was dying to get my grabby little hands on it.

Clint is desperate for answers and revenge. After his father loses his e
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Mindy Lou's Book Review
Apr 20, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2019
More Than Tempt You is a standalone in the More Than Words series. Each book focuses on one of the Barclay siblings, 3 brothers and 2 sisters. While this series has an overall theme of one father who has ruined their worlds in a different way, you do not have to read in order. You learn real quick in the beginning what Beth is dealing with.

If you have read any of the previous books, you do get a small introduction to Beth and it wasn't a flattering picture for her. After learning what kind of ma
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Angel Payne
Mar 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The More Than Words series is Shayla Black at her best--and this book is absolutely my favorite of the series so far. The premise--healing through revenge--is a wrenching and time-honored one, given new life in this story--and then new layers when Clint Holmes has to pile on a fake identity to accomplish his goal. From the start, we already know this isn't going to go well for the poor guy, who ends up falling hard for the woman he's come to Maui to destroy. Beth Banks is working through a boatl ...more
Nadine Bookaholic
I have been enjoying this series and I keep thinking THIS is my favorite but then the next book in the series comes out and I think well THIS IS MY FAVORITE and that is what I am saying again because this book was AMAZING!

There is something about an enemy-to-lover romance that really calls to me but this was more than that because Bethany didn't know Clint, she knew his father, so the enemy part was one sided and that made it more intriguing.

There has been a common thread between all of the book
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Rosa Sharon (iScream Books Blog)
"She's the enemy...and my dick doesn't care."

I'm really enjoying the More Than Words series and reconnecting to well-loved characters from previous books in each story is amazing. The majority of the book is from Clint's POV and the author kept me as in the dark as he is about Bethany. I felt him falling for her, but the doubts about her being the enemy kept messing with his head... the big one.

While he struggled with his suspicions and rage regarding the tragedy that rocked his world he co
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Sissy's Romance Book Review
More Than Tempt You by Shayla Black is book 5 in the More Than Words Series. This is the story of Bethany Banks and Clint Holmes. I have read the previous book but I do feel if you want you can make this a standalone book. I really have enjoyed the previous books so you might not want to miss out. This book has the underline theme of revenge by the hero Clint who feels that Beth may be one of the people responsible for the tragedy in his life. Clint changes his identity to try to find the answer ...more
Candyce Kirk
May 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
The Barclay siblings we read about in this series are all dealing with the aftermath of their father's actions and just their own experiences. Bethany is the sibling this book revolves around. Clint loses his father and it seems that stress after Bethany's father's betrayal may have been the cause! Clint is determined to get revenge. After losing both parents and having siblings to keep an eye on now, he wants what he thinks his family deserves, his father's money.

Clint is a hardworking man who
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Linda Dunn
Mar 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Facing Hard Truths

Clint Holmes has led a fairly uncomplicated life continually working towards developing his family's oil business to greater levels. Then a catastrophe hits him personally and he is left devastated. The only thing that keeps him going is to seek answers and the person responsible for turning his life upside down. He did not count on his enemy being Bethany Banks. She is sexy, gorgeous and takes his breath away when he first lays his eyes on her. But he knows she is smart, savvy
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Laura
May 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
***ARC Provided bt the Author and Social Butterfly PR***

In order for a romance to work when one of the characters is lying to the other, you have to believe in the connection.

Clint and Bethany have enough of a connection that I was willing to believe in the atttaction and believe that it would survive past the revelation that there was something about Clint she didn't know.

I think it helps that this is told from Clint's POV. You know he's conflicted, you know his opinions are changing of her an
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Darcy
May 05, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: e-book, 2019, romance
With how this one opened and Clint hell bent on finding out what happened I found things predictable, yet that didn't bother me. I liked how by getting to know Bethany Clint was forced to acknowledge that what he thought wasn't true, that Bethany had been taken advantage of just as much as his father, in fact it was much worse for her.

I liked how this one ended, loved that by words and actions both Clint and Bethany know that each truly wanted each other and their future.
Heather andrews
Mar 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Clint has a one track mind when around his woman, “yes.” The first thing that comes to mind is ***. In fact, whenever I get close to Bethany, it’s always on my brain." I liked this book, I fell in love with Clint.
Sheila Melo
May 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
FINAL DECISION: Clint is misguided and Beth is hard to get to know, but these two are so perfect together that all the lies an secrets can't keep them apart. I enjoyed this book but wanted more grovel for Clint's lies.

THE STORY: Clint Holmes is looking for revenge after the death of his father. He believes that Bethany Banks, who managed his father's money, is responsible for the shock and stress that led to his father's death. He tracks her down in Maui working as a waitress. In order to discov
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Badass Bloggettes
More Than Tempt You is the fifth book in the More Than Words series by Shayla Black. This is Bethany Banks’ story. We know a little about her from the previous books. However, More Than Tempt You gives us the rest of the story. Each book in the series stands alone but let me warn you. As soon as you finish one book in the series, you will need more.

Beth is the illegitimate daughter of the infamous, unethical, evil, father of the characters of the series, Barclay Reed. Bethany spent her life
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Ruthie Taylor
Apr 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
~~I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads ~~

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 shelter
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Mary Mooney
Apr 28, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads, so here is my review.
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
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Sofia Lazaridou
Apr 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
I am in the very pleasant place to say that I liked this book! It ranked as second best in the series. Yes Clint was douche sometimes, yes there were times I wanted to smack him, but overall the book was good. I know that this might be considered as a spoiler, but I feel the need to mention it since some people might not like it. The only sour part was Bethany's past because it contained sexual and emotional abuse. Her father forced her to do things and I was not ok. But Bethany has emerged as a ...more
Eva Millien
Apr 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An ambitious guy with a busy life and growing business, Clint Holmes was happy enough – until tragedy struck and now he only things that matters is making the person responsible pay. Bethany Banks is a Harvard educated shark so how can a blue-collar oil man possibly best her? The answer becomes obvious as soon as Clint lays eyes on his beautiful nemesis, but the more he gets to know the man-eater, the more he realizes she may not be the enemy he thought she was. When the past comes back to wreak ...more
April Symes
More Than Tempt You by Shayla Black is book 5 in the More Than Words series. This is Bethany Banks and Clint Holmes's story.
The underlying thread that runs in this read is loss, revenge, betrayal, sins of the father, and forgiveness. This has a bit of the twist to the enemies to lovers theme - Clint is desperate for answers to what caused his father's death and the destruction of his/their business. He believes the person responsible for their problems and the cause is Bethany so he sets out to(
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Renee Entress
Apr 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
4.5 star

I was pulled right into this story. The story has laughs, heat, secrets, and sweet love.

If you have not already read the below I would recommend reading those books first:
More Than Want You (More Than Words, #1)
More Than Need You (More Than Words #2)
More Than Love You (More Than Words, #3)
More Than Crave You (More Than Words #4)

This is Bethany and Clint’s story. Clint is out for revenge and he is willing to take it out on the one person he thinks is responsible. He goes after her and whe
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Erin Lewis
Apr 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
4.5 Star reviews of More Than Tempt You (More Than Words #5) by Shayla Black

The fifth book in the series and this one is just as good as the first four books. This is Clint Holmes and Bethany (Beth) Banks’ story.
What an emotional roller coaster More Than Tempt You was, with a plenty of highs and lows that will keep you captivated from the first to the last chapter.
Determined to seek revenge on the woman who has caused so much pain to his family, Clint tracks her down in Hawaii. Imagine his shoc
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Jessica Alcazar
You know .... I thought I'd read my favorite in this series already .... I was wrong

The best part for me in this story was uncovering the real Bethany. You have to read between the lines. You have to look beyond the words. It wasn’t just that Clint was discovering her, so were we, or at least I was. This wasn’t just a situation of surprising the reader with an unexpected twist. Bethany had layers that you could easily miss if you looked at the surface only. So don’t just read the words on the
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TheSassyNerdBlog
Mar 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
More Than Tempt You is book five in the More Than Words series and this book is just as good as the first four in the series, if not better.

In this book, we have Clint and Bethany, and their whirlwind relationship, and oh wow... it is one hell of a ride.

Clint is tough, a little rough and strong, but has had some tragedy happen in his life and is left devastated, and he's on a mission to get the woman responsible for it, he wants to see the person pay for what they've done to his family, it's th
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Avid Reader
Mar 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
More Than Tempt You (More Than Words #5) by Shayla Black
4 stars
M/F Romance
Triggers: Death
I was given this book for an honest review.

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 brother's counting on him, his own personal vendetta and strong em
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Pennie Morgan
May 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
This week I read another enemies to lovers ARC and was not disappointed. Clint is devastated when his father has a heart attack and the company is in ruins. Someone has to pay and he is out for revenge. Bethany Banks is who is he looking for but she has disappeared until Clint's friend finds her working at a bar in Hawaii. Soon Clint finds himself in Hawaii and working as a bartender under an assumed name to get close to her. So many lies and deceit to find out the truth but will the truth make ...more
Sandy S
Apr 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
4.25 stars

ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date APRIL 30, 2019


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
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Rebecca
May 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
More Than Tempt You is the perfect title for Clint Holmes and Bethany Banks’ story because Clint’s plan to uncover the truth revolves around getting as close to Bethany as he can, but while finding his in wasn’t difficult once he found her location, keeping his connection with her as impersonal as possible is easier said than done, which not only complicates his plan for revenge but also makes him question everything he ever thought about her role in his family’s fall from grace.

It’s fitting th
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SP
May 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
More Than Tempt You captivated me from the beginning like all other books by Shayla Black. It had romance, suspense, mystery, family bonding and excellent supporting characters, all the makings of a good book. I felt it impossible to put down since the first page leading to a sleepless night and bleary eyes but this book was worth it.

Clint Holmes experienced a loss so profound that it filled him with rage and anger. All he could think of was getting revenge against whom he presumed was the enemy
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Deana-Coffee, Books, Life Blog
Apr 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
Clint is set on revenge. After the sudden loss of his father, Clint sets his target on the one he deems responsible for his loss. For a man that has himself pretty well together, his world has been thrown off balance. He’s hard worker, loyal to his family and caring man. Clint is truly one of the good ones. However his plot for revenge may not be what his thought it is. Clint learns that you can’t judge the book by its cover, you have to get both sides of the story to truly know what’s going on. ...more
Margie
Mar 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Barclay Reed can honestly be classified as the biggest jerk in the world. He has been arrested and charged with putting together a very elaborate Ponzi scheme which has bilked the clients of his investment firm out of millions of dollars. His daughter, Bethany Banks, worked for him at the investment firm and even though the FBI isn't charging her with any crimes Clint Holmes decides to find out for himelf if she is guilty. After all his family lost more than money - Clint and his two brothers lo ...more
Curtis E Evans
Apr 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
There are no rules in love and war! Have you heard that before? How about, To the victor goes the spoils? Ok, one more, last one standing wins?

With More Than Tempt You, Shyla Black has come across with a story that will have you so wrapped up in each character and their journeys that you will fight sleep not to set this book down. Suspenseful from beginning to end, yet soft where it needs to be. And the passion scenes will have you panting constantly.

Clint Holmes is on a mission. Hard working an
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Shayla Black is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of more than seventy 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, m
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More Than Words (6 books)
  • More Than Want You (More Than Words, #1)
  • More Than Need You (More Than Words, #2)
  • More Than Love You (More Than Words, #3)
  • More Than Crave You (More Than Words, #4)
  • More Than Pleasure You (More Than Words, #5.5)