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More Than Protect You

(More Than Words #6.5)

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From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Shayla Black comes a new story in her More Than Words series…

Can I keep the gorgeous, gun-shy single mother safe—and prove I’m the man for her?

I’m Tanner Kirk—Certified firearms instructor and mixed martial arts enthusiast. When I filed for divorce at the end of an empty marriage, all I wanted was a vacation in parad
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Kindle Edition, 1001 Dark Nights #133, 152 pages
Published October 6th 2020 by 1001 Dark Nights Press
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Nadine Bookaholic
MORE THAN PROTECT YOU is a novella in the MORE THAN WORDS series by Shayla Black, this series revolves around the Reed family and is best read in order of release. The addition of the 1,001 DARK NIGHTS novellas gives new readers a great way to jump in and see what all the fun is about, while giving lovers of the series additional couples that may not have otherwise gotten their own stories.

When Tanner and Amanda meet for the first time it's as if they are both electrified because the chemistry i
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TheSassyNerdBlog
Oct 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: top-2020-reads
Another winner from Author Shayla Black! I love the More Than Words series, it is one of my favourites by this author. This was a quick read, but it lacked for nothing. Tanner and Amanda's story was full of romance, passion, steam and a little bit of suspense.

Amanda hires Tanner to protect her and her son after being threatened by an unknown source.
When these two meet, you just know they are meant to be, it's an instant attraction, but Tanner is taken back by his sudden feelings for this woman.
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Jessica Alcazar
The story is fast-paced and passionate with great chemistry and likeable characters. Who doesn’t love a good bodyguard story, amirite? Honestly, there’s not much more to tell you.

I have yet to meet a Shayla Black book I did not like. This is no exception. However, even tho the story, as is, is satisfying, I can’t help but still have this nagging twitch that it would have been just as good and/or better had we had Mandy’s past fleshed out a bit more and turned this into a full-length novel. I als
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Sissy's Romance Book Review
More Than Protect You by Shayla Black is book 6.5 in the More Than Words Series. This is the story of Amanda 'Mandy' Lund and Tanner Kirk. I have read the previous books which did add to my enjoyment of this one, but I do feel you can make it a standalone book. Mandy is in need of protection and wanting to learn how to defend herself. This young mother has been through it and isn't looking for anything more. Tanner is getting over a divorce and wanting to start fresh. This leads him to somewhere ...more
Martha
Oct 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I really loved this addition to the More Than Series. It was perfect and just what we needed.

Tanner got way more than he bargained for protecting Amanda and her son. He never realized what he was missing and what he really needed in life. He instantly feels a spark and connection to her. He is drawn to her for reasons he does not understand.

Amanda is not quick to give in to her instant connection and attraction to Tanner. She is strong, but has been burnt. Can she trust Tanner?

Be ready because
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Rhonda
Sep 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I seriously love the stories that Shayla Black writes. Tanner is hired to protect Amanda and her son. Even though he doesn't do "love" anymore, he can't help but fall for her. Of course, there are secrets and drama going on and Tanner is going to have to prove to Amanda that he really does love her. I read this story in one setting and will probably read it again. This is one of my favorite series and it fits perfectly into the More than Words world!!
Siobhan
Oct 02, 2020 rated it liked it
More Than Protect You is an enjoyable novella in the More Than Words series, one that works fine as a standalone but answers those with lingering questions from the prior book. After loving More Than Dare You, I was eager to see what this one offered.

Although I enjoyed More Than Protect You, this was a bit too close to instalove for my liking. I much prefer slow development, and things happened extremely quickly in this one. In truth, this rating is more of a three-point-five-star read. There we
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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

Ruthie – ☆☆☆☆
This novella fits in the More Than series and is a very passionate, and yet sweet story, with a rather sinister element. I have loved the whole series and would definitely recommend that you begin at the beginning if you have the patience. If not, then you will find out some elements out of order, but I can assure you the romances are all unique with a familial link running thr
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Sandy S
Oct 09, 2020 rated it really liked it
MORE THAN PROTECT YOU is instalment 6.5 in Shayla Black’s contemporary, adult MORE THAN WORDS erotic, romance series, and the latest instalment in the multi-authored 1001 Dark Nights series. This is thirty-nine year old, certified firearms instructor and mixed martial arts enthusiast Tanner Kirk, and single mother/ PA Amanda Lund’s story line. MORE THAN PROTECT YOU can be read as a stand alone without any difficulty. Any important information from the previous story lines is revealed where neces ...more
Ruthie Taylor
Sep 20, 2020 rated it really liked it
~~I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads ~~

This novella fits in the More Than series, and is a very passionate, and yet sweet story, with a rather sinister element. I have loved the whole series, and would definitely recommend that you begin at the beginning if you have the patience. If not, then you will find out some elements out of order, but I can assure you the romances are all unique with a familial link running through them.

Here we meet Amanda, a childhoo
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Zoe L.
Oct 09, 2020 added it
IT’S STEAMY NOVELLA TIME! I’ve really been enjoying reading some romance novellas lately. I think it’s because I’m toe-ing that line of slumpsville and they’re keeping me entertained and short enough to where I’m not losing focus. It’s just that time of the semester I guess, plus, you know, the world is basically burning. But I was super excited to get an introduction to author Shayla Black with this one!

But where do I even begin with this?! It’s super fast paced but still extremely well written
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Avid Reader
Sep 24, 2020 rated it really liked it
More Than Protect You (More Than Words #6.5) by Shayla Black
4 stars
M/F Romance
Triggers: Underage relationship, cheating, stalking
I was given this book for an honest review by Wicked Reads.

Tanner is seemingly trying to figure out his next move in life. He's in paradise to figure out whether he wants to open a new business or find something else to do with his life. When a friend calls and asks for a favor, Tanner is hard pressed to turn him down for two reasons: one - he needs the money and two -
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Cassandra (Fallen Star Book Reviews)
This is book 6.5 of the series it can be read as a standalone but the characters from the books before make appearances. However you won’t be lost if you’ve not read those because it’s a story about Tanner and Amanda not the other couples. It is a novella so it’s not a long story but it is complete. However since it’s a novella you get instalove between Tanner and Amanda.
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Tanner has just came to Maui to figure out what to do he’s going through a divorce and looking to start over. He’s been enjoy
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Allyson
Oct 01, 2020 rated it really liked it
Another heart-melting novella to the epic More than Words series, but part of the 1001 Dark Night tales. We get our first glimpse of Tanner and Amanda at the end of More Than Dare You, number 6 of the series, and I knew there would be some feisty chemistry between the two of them... Shayla didn't disappoint.

In no truer fashion, Shayla Black gives us two great characters that readers everywhere can relate to. Tanner, the bodyguard whose been burned by his ex, is sent to protect Amanda, the naïve
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Tracy Ashley
Oct 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I loved Amanda & Tanner’s story. Tanner is in Maui trying to start over. He left his home & soon to be ex-wife behind and is trying to open another shooting range and move forward. As a favor for his friend, he agrees to be a bodyguard for a woman until she can find someone else. Amanda and her infant son are being chased by mobs of people angry at her ex. They are attacked in at the house they are staying at. The minute Tanner hears her voice it is calling to him and once he sees her, he is ins ...more
Renee Entress
Oct 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-2020, arc, series
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)
More Than Tempt You (More Than Words #5)
More Than Pleasure You (More Than Words #5.5)
More Than Dare You (More Than Words #6)

This is Mandy and Tanner’s story. She
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April Symes
Oct 06, 2020 rated it really liked it
More Than Protect You is book 6.5 in the More Than Words Series by Shayla Black.
This is the story of Amanda (Mandy) Lund and Tanner Kirk. 
Theirs is an insta-love story. We got a hint of their story at the end of More Than Dare You. Tanner was the bodyguard who was burned by his ex-wife and is sent to protect Amanda- innocent, and sweet young woman, and her baby son from threats because of her ex- boyfriend. That’s how they they met. The novella has so much written in such a short read. I enjoye
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Tanya Rae ~ TaSTy WordGasms
More Than Protect You is #6.5 in the More Than Words Series. What I love about the 1001 Dark Nights books is that it is an introduction to an author that you would like to read. It can be read as a standalone but it is a part of a series from the author.

This is a novella, instalove romance. So you might have to suspend reality from this book and just believe in romance.

This is Amanda “Mandy” Lund and Tanner Kirk’s story. Tanner is going through a divorce. His marriage has really been over for a
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Jo-Ann Forrest
Oct 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Tanner is in Maui to start over, he left his soon to be ex wife behind and is ready to open another shooting range and move forward. Ine day he recives a call fro his friend asking to be a bodyguard for a woman Amanda and her infant son who is being chased by mobs and attacked in her house because of her past relationship with Barclay who died a while ago. The minute he walks into the house he hears this voice that is like a swann song calling him over. This fast building story will captivate an ...more
Melanie Marnell
Oct 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Another foray into Shayla Black's More Than Words world, More Than Protect You is everythingwe hoped for. Every character Shayla creates is unique and you easily become invested. She then surrounds them with interesting stories filled with emotional highs and lows, some conflict, suspense and lots of sizzling steaminess.

Tanner Kirk is at a crossroads in his life; ending a marriage, moving and trying to start a new business. When called upon to provide security for Amanda Lund his protective inst
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Sharon
Oct 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
MORE THAN PROTECT YOU is book 6.5 in the MORE THAN WORDS series and an instalment in the multi-authored 1001 Dark Nights series. Those familiar with the 1001 Dark Night series know that this is a short fast paced stand alone story that is part of a larger series. This story is about Tanner who is a certified firearms instructor and mixed martial arts enthusiast and single mother Amanda. Any important information from the previous story lines is revealed as necessary. Some of the events of MORE T ...more
Sharon
Oct 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
This is a wonderful addition to the 1001 Dark Nights collection of novellas and takes readers back into the world of the Reeds and beautiful Maui. I do recommend reading the other books in the More Than Words series to meet the additional characters that show up in this story. Tanner is a recent transplant to Hawaii after the dissolution of his marriage. He is looking for a job when he receives a call to be a bodyguard for Amanda, a single mother with a stalker problem. From the moment Tanner me ...more
Konny
Sep 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
MTPY by Shayla Black is book 6,5 in her More Than Words series and can be read as a stand-alone.
MTPY is part of the 1001 DN world.
Tanner is new at Hawaii. He has to start over, new job, new home, new everything. Shortly after he 's asked for help. He wants to protect Amanda, a young mother who's in trouble.
I liked Tanner's character. His hesistance, his all in once he knew what he wants.
Amanda on the other hand isn't my favorite character. She's naive, immature, spoiled, sometimes childish- you
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Kari Hansen
Oct 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
After his marriage ended Tanner finds himself in Maui looking for a new beginning as he makes plan to open a firing range so that he can teach others how to shoot. When he is offered the opportunity to protect a mother and her son for a week from an unknown assailant, he never expected that she might just become his new purpose in life.

To say that Mandy’s romantic past is complicated is an understatement of gigantic proportions although she could never regret her son Oliver. She doesn’t know who
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Jessica Roessler
Oct 05, 2020 rated it really liked it
More Than Protect you by Shayla Black was quick and interesting read!

More Than Protect You tells the story of Amanda.
After falling pregnant and being pushed into public view after a scandal, she flees to Maui in hopes to protect herself and her child.
While Maui was supposed to be a sort of safe haven, she ends up experiencing an attack, and meets Tanner. Tanner is our love interest for Amanda.
Because the story is a novella, the love is somewhat instant, but, it didn't deter me from the enjoying
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Marie  Brown (Marie's Tempting Reads)
More Than Protect You starts off immediately with crackling, steamy chemistry and danger that had me perking up and hanging on the edge of my seat!

More Than Protect You was a perfect, fast paced, sexy romance that was breathtaking, action packed and loaded with sensuality and feels. I didn't let myself stop reading until I hit the end. I read this in one full sitting! The story left me satisfied in a way that is very hard to describe. The characters amazed me and the plot was written perfection
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Amanda McCalip
Oct 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
More Than Protect You is book 6.5 of the series. This one can be read as a standalone. It is a novella so while the story isn't long, it still packs quite a punch. You won't experience a slow burn because of that so we will be in an instalove scenario between Tanner and Amanda.

Tanner is going through a divorce and looking to start fresh. While Amanda needs some time away from life. These two cross paths after Amanda deals with a break in and winds up with Tanner as her bodyguard to keep her and
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Chelsea Hockenberry ~ Author Groupies
More Than Protect You by Shayla Black
Reviewer: Chelsea
Rating: 4 stars!!

This is the story of Tanner Kirk and Amanda Lund. Tanner definitely didn’t want another woman in his life after his divorce but then he meets Amanda, a single mother and neither can resist each other.

Amanda is gun shy when she meets Tanner. She needs his protection and when he shows her he can do more than just protect her, she is nervous to start anything.

This was a quick, fun, riveting and sexy read and I loved it like i
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Judy
Oct 11, 2020 rated it really liked it
Amanda has a child and because of who her baby daddy was, she's is danger. She came face to face with an attacker in her home and she broke a vase over his head. She's in need of someone to protect her and her son. In steps Tanner to protect her.

Tanner is in the middle of a divorce and is done with women, so when his buddy asks him to be a body guard to a woman and her child because of a threat, he says he will without thinking about it. No child or their mother should live their life in fear.
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Linda Dunn
Sep 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Learning to Trust and Love again...

I loved Amanda and Tanner's story. Another amazing addition to the "More Than" series. Tanner is hired to protect Amanda and her son against an unknown threat wanting to cause her harm. When these two meet, it's an instant attraction. Tanner is caught by surprise and is totally out of his element with his feelings for Amanda.

The journey between them was a joy but also a heartache to read. Amanda did not easily give into her feelings. She had been hurt before an
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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.

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