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More Than Want You

(More Than Words #1)

3.83  ·  Rating details ·  2,049 ratings  ·  298 reviews
I hired her to distract my enemy. Now I'm determined to have her for my own.

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
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Published June 20th 2020 by Shelley Bradley, LLC (first published April 11th 2017)
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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 wanted to
♥ WishfulMiss ♥
Audio Book Review: 1.5 Stars

The story is a romance but its also a really complicated and messy family drama.

Maxon and his brother Griffin used to be best friends. They were also the dream team of realty. Until Griffin decides to shack up with Maxon's ex-fiance (days after their break up) and starts a competitive realty business without any reason or explanation.

With a lucrative deal on the line, Maxon is ready to pull on the stops to finally win one over on his traitor of a brother. Enter Kee
Mindy Lou's Book Review
I started this series out of order with book 3 and I've loved how fiercely protective Maxon has been of Keeley. I just had to come back to book 1 and read their beginning. I will admit, I was a bit nervous because they kept emphasizing how he almost lost her and that had my imagination running wild. The reality was much better.

Maxon was pretty smitten right from the start. I never doubted his feelings for Keeley and that's what I love to see. It helps that the book is mainly in his POV. Keeley
Meredith Wild
Mar 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Guilty Pleasures Book 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
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
Bindi Boo
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.
Dilek VT
Nope... It sounds annoying!
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Kathleen R.
Apr 13, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Nadine Bookaholic
Okay I will admit it, I read this series out of order so I sort of knew what to expect going into this book but not totally so there were still some big revelations.

I LOVE Keeley and I knew I would because I really liked her in the other books I read, but, this story shines a light on her that makes me LOOOOOVE her even more!

It's hard when family doesn't talk to one another and it's even harder when you have been deceived by someone you blindly trusted which is the case for Maxon. My heart bro
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
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.

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**2.5 stars**

This was Shayla Black's attempt to do a book from the hero's POV. I'm here to report that it didn't work.

The premise was actually pretty good - centered on the feud between two brothers - but there was one big problem with the execution: everything was completely one-sided. The hero was the only one with issues to overcome. The heroine was painted as being perfect - although I wished somebody would have called her out on her hypocrisy that even though she presented herself as "revol
Oct 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: top-2019-reads
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  ·  review of another edition
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
⭐ Emerson ⭐
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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 e
Sofia Lazaridou
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♥~♥’
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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
Karen's Utterly Unashamed
Maxon - A cut throat, alpha, millionaire realtor in Hawaii

Keeley - A karaoke singing, artist, dreamer who lives just for today and believes in forever love

As we watch Maxon struggle to get past his childhood drama and the harshness of his parents, we get to watch how the "sunshine" of Keeley can transform a broken man.

This story was fun, hot, steamy, happy, sad, and frustrating all at the same time.

If you need a fun easy read full of some steamy sexy time and goosebump feels: grab this one!

May 30, 2020 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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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
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  ·  review of another edition
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  ·  review of another edition
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.
Dec 15, 2018 marked it as no-way-jose  ·  review of another edition
Is this book some kind of joke?? Is it a lesson on that no matter what kind of shit you pull you will be forgiven because we are all sweet good humans who forgive everything? I am not that that kind of human and I agree 1000% with Alex.
Angel Payne
May 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was so incredible. Absolutely the best things Shayla Black has ever written. Loved these two together, and the new style of writing really fits her. Can't wait for the next one!
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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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