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More Than Pleasure You

(More Than Words #5.5)

4.27  ·  Rating details ·  375 ratings  ·  93 reviews
From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Shayla Black comes a new story in her More Than Words series…

Can I convince her our hot but temporary engagement should last forever?

I’m Stephen Lund, confirmed bachelor…and son of a successful billionaire whose sins I can’t forget—or forgive. After he delivered an ultimatum to either get over his transgressions or g
Kindle Edition, 117 pages
Published November 12th 2019 by Evil Eye Concepts, Incorporated
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Larissa Ione
Nov 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
As both a reader and an author, I LOVE male-centric romances. Start off in the hero's POV, and I'm in. In More Than Pleasure You, Shayla Black not only starts the book in the hero's POV, but she stays there almost until the end. LOVE THAT! What a great, sexy, sweet story from an author I adore. ...more
Bookgasms Book Blog
Nov 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: missy
A fake engagement while taking a bit of a working vacation in Hawaii and some hot and sexy times? Heck yeah, count me in!!

More Than Pleasure You starts out with a fun and sexy meet-cute between Stephen and Skye and just gets better from there!

I love these quick and dirty 1001 Dark Nights novellas. They’re a perfect length to immerse yourself into a series—especially one that’s beloved like this fantastic More Than Words one!

I loved learning more about Stephen. Getting a bit deeper into his mind
Rosa Sharon (iScream Book Blog)
"I don't think we're going to have trouble convincing anyone we can't keep our hands off each other."

This little morsel is just a taste of the yumminess of the More Than Words series. If I hadn't already read the others, it would make me want to. There's nothing I don't like about this series. Awesome characters, gorgeous locale, witty banter, steamy sex, and best of all secrets and surprises.

While they were pretending to have a fake relationship, I was having so much fun being inside their
We loved this read from beginning to end !

This story had great characters that were fun and engaging and flirty and easy to love.

The chemistry between Stephen and Skye was amazing, they just matched each other perfectly but, it was Skye's innocence and caring and wholesomeness that drew Stephen to her in the first place."Skye was like a breath of fresh air!"

I thought this story was a lot of fun and found myself laughing out loud and smiling throughout the entire story but, for me that best part
Nov 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
Thank you Inkslinger and the author for a complimentary copy which I voluntarily reviewed. All opinions expressed are my own.

More Than Pleasure You
More Than Words Novella
By: Shayla Black

*REVIEW* 💋💋💋💋
Lately, I'm reading novellas a lot more than I used to. They're the perfect length for a good story without tons of time, especially when you have no time! More Than Pleasure You is a 1001 Dark Nights novella and can be read as a standalone with no problem. This is the story of Stephen and Skye. W
Jessica Alcazar
I don’t think I’ve ever met a Shayla Black book I did not devour and love! LOL Seriously! I mean maybe there’s like one, but this woman just knows how to do the delicious sexy even when it’s a short story! Not only were Stephen and Skye irresistible as characters but so was their story! I was in it to win it! I couldn’t wait to read how their fake engagement would play out. Sparks were flying! The transition from insta to forever real was just seamless! Such a great read and to make it even ...more
Sofia Lazaridou
Nov 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
More Than Pleasure You is a novella in the More Than Words series by Shayla Black. It can be read as stand-alone, but I am sure that the readers of the series will appreciate the mention of Nia from More Than Crave You.

The blurb covers up pretty well what happens in the book, so I am not going to expand on that. I liked most of the story and the main characters, but I didn't like the conflict that drove them apart. It felt forced and unnatural to me and was my least favorite part of the book. I
Nov 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: top-2019-reads
Flawless. Absolutely flawless. But I don't know why I am surprised. This is Shayla Black, and her words are pure gold. She could literally write anything and have people hanging off her every word.

She did just that with More Than Pleasure You. This is part of a series of books in the More Than Words series and also a short 1,001 Dark Knights novella. It can be read as a standalone, but I highly recommend this series. It's one of my all-time favorites.

Skye's invited to her ex's wedding, and she
Jessica Morales-Lafaille
I was so happy to receive this arc. I'm beyond a Shayla Black fan. She is a great author but even better person.

This book can be read as a standalone. It's a quick read that you won't be able to put down.

The book starts with us meeting Stephen and him accidentally eavesdropping on Skye. Skye needs a fake fiancee to attend her bestfriend/ ex wedding. He agrees to help her out because he wants to really get to know this sexy lady better.

I was shocked to end up feeling bad for Stephens dad. I'm i
Sheila Melo
FINAL DECISION: This was an enjoyable read especially right now when I wanted something easy to read. Concise and fast-paced, I breezed through this one.

THE STORY: Stephen Lund arrives in Maui seeking distance from his father. At his rental, he meets Skye Ingram who is the caretaker. Skye is having a crisis. Her ex is getting married and she needs a pretend fiance to attend the wedding with her. Overhearing, Stephen offers to fill the role.

OPINION: I liked how these two worked together, and I'm
Eva Millien
Nov 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Confirmed bachelor and son of a successful billionaire, Stephen Lund has to decide if get over his father’s transgressions or get out of the family business and he decides to use a temporary getaway in Maui to do just that. Skye needs someone to play her pretend fiancé at her ex-boyfriend’s wedding. But soon the pretend engagement begins to feel real and Stephen is confronted with the reality that their lives are irrevocably changed and the decision he had to make is now one where he has to choo ...more
Ruthie Taylor
Nov 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
~~I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads ~~

This is a super hot novella which fits perfectly in the 1001 Dark Nights collection and also in the More Than Words series. It fits in just before book 5, but it won't matter whether you have read 5 yet or not. I definitely think that you can read this as a standalone, but really you will want to go back to the beginning and enjoy them all if you have the time!

Stephen Lund is all about business, and even his time on Maui
Avid Reader
Nov 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
More Than Pleasure You (More Than Words #5.5) by Shayla Black
5 stars
M/F Romance
I was given this book for an honest review by Wicked Reads.

This is part of a series that you definitely need to read in order to understand all of the complexities.

Stephen is on his first semi-vacation in a while. He's always been busy preparing to take over his dad's firm. But, while on vacation in Hawaii, he overhears the caretaker's problems and can't help but want to do something to help.

Skye is looking for a dat
Mary Mooney
Nov 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What do you do when you need a fake fiance for your ex-boyfriend's wedding coming up soon? You let the hunk staying in the house you are the caretaker for, be that fake fiance. But what starts out as a way to get through the wedding because of the ex-boyfriend's mother, turns out to be so much more.
Skye doesn't want to go to the wedding on her own because Finn's mother thinks that they belong together. What his mother doesn't realize is, that they were only friends and can never be anything more
Fallen Star Book Reviews
Nov 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely breathtaking but I’d expect nothing less by Shayla Black!! This is book 5.5 of the series you can read it as a standalone but it is better if you’ve read the others to understand all of the complexities of the characters as they all make an appearance in the story. This is Stephen and Skye’s story he comes to a rental property that she’s the caretaker of and she needs a favor that he’s more than willing to help with because he’s on vacation and nothing to do. However they soon learn t ...more
Nov 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arcs
Quick read in the More than Words series and 1001 Dark Nights world. Stephen and Skye were so great together. The chemistry between them was so hot. Stephen wasn’t expecting to fall in love while on “vacation” but sometimes life has other plans. Skye was not looking for a relationship either but when she needed a fake fiancé to help out her ex, she found that in Stephen. Their fake relationship started to turn into something real but can it last? You will have to read to find out.

I received an
Sissy's Romance Book Review
MORE THAN PLEASURE YOU by Shayla Black is book 5.5 in the More Than Words Series. This is the story of Skye Ingram and Stephen Lund.
Stephen is staying on property that Skye looks after. When they meet sparks take off and when Stephen agrees to be in temp-fiancé / date to her ex-boyfriends wedding he on board to help but what ends up happening is that they start feeling more than fake.
Quick Hot Read!
Nov 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What starts out as a pretend engagement between Stephen and Skye starts getting real in more ways than one. Skye's friend is getting married but his mother won't give up the idea that Skye and her son should be together. Stephan hears the conversation between Skye and her friend and offers to go as her pretend fiancee. What happens when the feelings between them start to change? She will never leave her home and Stephen is keeping a secret from her that might result in her losing her job and her ...more
Read.Review.Repeat Blog
Nov 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
A quick, but sexy read with just enough angst to make me love this story. Stephen and Skye come from 2 worlds, but when they meet, the instant chemistry was off the charts. Such a great fun read!"
Sandy S
Nov 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date November 12, 2019.

Can I convince her our hot but temporary engagement should last forever?

I’m Stephen Lund, confirmed bachelor…and son of a successful billionaire whose sins I can’t forget—or forgive. After he delivered an ultimatum to either get over his transgressions or get out of the family business, I put space between us with a temporary getaway to Maui. My rental’s sexy caretaker, Skye Ingram, is a beautiful distraction. Yeah, it’s a terrible time to start a
Nov 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
I’m a huge fan of Shayla Black’s More Than Words series, so any chance I get to dive back into this world is, for sure, one I can’t pass up. More Than Pleasure You is a fitting title for Stephen Lund and Skye Ingram’s story because, at first, that’s exactly what these two coming together is for - pleasure - both the giving and receiving of it. And while it might not be the best time for them to act on their crazy chemistry and mutual attraction, but the body wants what the body wants, so they em ...more
Nov 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
I loved Shayla Black's "More Than Pleasure You." This novella was sweet and steamy all at once, and featured wonderful main characters who were very well-developed for such a short story. I especially liked that so much of the narration was from Stephen, the male lead's, point of view. So many of the stories I read are told only from the female lead's perspective, so this was a refreshing change, and I enjoyed being able to see so much of what was going on inside the male lead's head. Stephen wa ...more
Corinne Akers
Nov 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
More Than Pleasure You

This short novella follows all the best parts of the More Than Series in a very quick and to the point way. I truly loved everything about Stephen and Skye’s story! This book also gave us much more insight into
the crazy mixed up “family” that is quickly taking up residence in Hawaii. I can’t wait to read more from this series - well, I hope there is more!! Here’s a synopsis of the book -

Can I convince her our hot but temporary engagement should last forever?

I’m Stephen Lun
Nadine Bookaholic
There aren't many authors that can guarantee a great read but for me Shayla Black is one that can, she has a way of pulling readers into her stories no matter if they are hundreds of pages long or a novella and it's truly a gift of hers. More Than Pleasure you is a novella in the More Than Words Series it is also part of the 1,001 Dark Nights Series which means it can be read as a complete standalone because it was meant to give readers a glimpse into the series. For readers of the series this i ...more
Nov 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I love the 1001 Dark Nights series of novellas. They are an excellent way to find new authors and series.

This one introduces me to Shayla Black's More than Words series and I am hooked.

Stephen Lund traveled to Hawaii for a vacation of sorts. He arrived a day early, with a concussion from protecting a friend. His rental is a property he is investigating for a client. In spite of his raging headache he can't help but over hear the caretaker's phone call as she comes in to complete the last minute
Nov 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
This will put a smile on your face and brighten up your day. Stephen is down in Hawaii for a brief vacation with a little hint of work as he is scouting the property he is staying at for a client. Arriving a day early due to a concussion, he overhears Skye as she is on the phone and in the process of getting things set for her new tenant’s arrival. When she realizes that he overheard her conversation, a bargain is struck and Stephen agrees to play the fake fiancé at her best friend’s wedding in ...more
Donna Rutledge
Mar 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book and I recommend it. It's the story of a Hawaiian island woman and a high finance man that meet on her island. Stephen is there to check out the land that Skye's place of business is. He is looking at it for a possible place for a new skyscraper to be built.

Skye has worked for an elderly couple maintaining their property a small motel for a long time. She loves it there and has maintained the property as well as cooked there as the chef. She loves being there and has ne
Nov 10, 2019 rated it liked it
***ARC Provided by the Author and InkSlinger PR***

Novellas can be tough. There's a lot that needs to happen in a shorter amount of time (or literally in pages) and it still needs to feel real, and to engage the reader.

Stephen and Skye meet when he is staying in the property she is in charge of upkeep for...and, he is there earlier than expected, so he is a bit of a surprise to her, and their meeting is one that neither was at their best for.

Lots happens to them, and there is a lot to work throug
April Symes
MORE THAN PLEASURE YOU by Shayla Black is book 5.5 in the More Than Words series. This is Stephen Lund and Skye Ingram's story.
Stephen is in Maui to look at a potential property for a client when he eavesdrops into Skye’s conversation about needing a fake fiancée for her ex’s wedding to get his (her ex) mother to quit her harrassment. Stephen is intrigued so he volunteered his services. What starts out as fake slowly develops into something more tangible and deep. But Stephen hasn't exactly bee
Nov 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Holy smokes what an amazing story! I love reading books by Shayla Black, because I know they are going to be a story that totally captivate me!

Skye works at a resort in Hawaii. She's getting the place ready for her next guest as she's having an argument with her ex Finn. He's engaged and his mother hates his fiance and wants him back together with Skye. Skye and him are better as friends and not dating. He wants her to bring a fiance to the wedding so his mother will get off his back about not
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Shayla Black is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of more than eighty contemporary, erotic, paranormal, and historical romances. Her books have sold millions of copies and been published in a dozen languages.

As an only child, Shayla occupied herself by daydreaming, much to the chagrin of her teachers. In college, she found her love for reading and started pursuing a publishing ca

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