More Than Love You (More Than Words, #3)
An all new sexy standalone novel from New York Times bestselling author Shayla Black.I’m Noah Weston. For a decade, I’ve quarterbacked America’s most iconic football team and plowed my way through women. Now I’m transitioning from star player to retired jock—with a cloud of allegation hanging over my head. So I’m escaping to the private ocean-front paradise I bought for peace and quiet. What I get instead is stubborn, snarky, wild, lights-my-blood-on-fire Harlow Reed. Since she just left a relationship in a hugely viral way, she should be the last woman I’m seen with.On second thought, we can help each other…I need a steady, supportive “girlfriend” for the court of public opinion, not entanglements. Harlow is merely looking for nonstop sweaty sex and screaming orgasms that wring pleasure from her oh-so-luscious body. Three months—that’s how long it should take for us both to scratch this itch and leave our respective scandals behind. But the more I know this woman, the less I can picture my life without her. And when I’m forced to choose, I’ll realize I don’t merely want her in my bed or need her for a ruse. I more than love her enough to do whatever it takes to make her mine for good.

More Than Love You (More Than Words, #3) Details

TitleMore Than Love You (More Than Words, #3)
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseFeb 13th, 2018
PublisherShelley Bradley, LLC
Rating
GenreRomance, Sports, Contemporary Romance, Contemporary

More Than Love You (More Than Words, #3) Review

  • Natalie ✩★ The Biblioholic ★✩
    January 1, 1970
    There is so much I can say about this story and my love for all things Noah... his dedication, determination, his capacity for love, his passion and compassion, his understanding, his patience, his respect, his love of family, his sexiness, his everything… but to avoid spoiling this beauty, I’m going to keep this brief. More Than Love You was a sweetly romantic and erotic tale that made me ache, swoon, and check my surroundings more than once because HOLY COW these two shared SPARKS!! Told There is so much I can say about this story and my love for all things Noah... his dedication, determination, his capacity for love, his passion and compassion, his understanding, his patience, his respect, his love of family, his sexiness, his everything… but to avoid spoiling this beauty, I’m going to keep this brief. More Than Love You was a sweetly romantic and erotic tale that made me ache, swoon, and check my surroundings more than once because HOLY COW these two shared SPARKS!! Told mostly in Noah’s voice, we get the unique perspective to watch him discover something more than the instant gratification from the flesh. We get to see him find love in all of its intricacies and complications; witness his frustration and elation with every triumph and pitfall in his relationship with Harlow; and while Harlow had the tendency to make me so freaking mad most of the time, I found lots of things about her to like as well. Usually the greatest rewards come from the harshest of hardships and Noah and Harlow could definitely testify to that. This story was about so much more than a cocky retired NFL quarterback conquering a stubborn woman set against opening her heart to him. It was more than just about his persistence to win her over, one day at a time. It was more than just sex or feelings or drama or angst. It was about pain, lies, betrayal, deceit, the price of celebrity, bitter heartache, family, and most of all trusting in yourself and in the ones you love.Release: Feb. 13, 2018 | Genre: Contemporary Romance | POV: Primarily Hero - 1st person | Heat: 4 out of 5 | Standalone - More Than Words #3 with character crossoverCheck out the Blog Tour! http://bit.ly/2BHq11p
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  • TF
    January 1, 1970
    Christian Fox's voice is just pure velvet chocolate.....SMOOTH!!! Now the story.....well it had a tad too much going on along with the h being a wet rag and H a lovesick puppy including a frustrating amount of inner dialogue. I'm really not sure how it still worked for me, but it did.......maybe it was Christian Fox's voice. Yep,it was!
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  • Mindy Lou's Book Review
    January 1, 1970
    Noah has just retired from pro football due to some residual effects from the last concussion he received. He's not ready to leave football but he's not sure he can accept the commentary job with the issues he is having.Harlow found out her fiance was cheating on her with his assistant and has a baby on the way. She breaks off her wedding in the most epic way and needs to hide out for a bit. Noah comes home to his new house he just bought to find a stunning woman sunbathing poolside and finds Noah has just retired from pro football due to some residual effects from the last concussion he received. He's not ready to leave football but he's not sure he can accept the commentary job with the issues he is having.Harlow found out her fiance was cheating on her with his assistant and has a baby on the way. She breaks off her wedding in the most epic way and needs to hide out for a bit. Noah comes home to his new house he just bought to find a stunning woman sunbathing poolside and finds out she is the house sitter. There is instant chemistry between the two and while Noah sweet talks Harlow into staying the night, he realizes one night isn't going to be enough. This book was such a treat for me. It had all my wishlist items. My favorite thing to read is where the Hero chases the heroine. I just don't see that enough in romance books. For once, the heroine was the one that was hesitant to commit. While Noah is dealing with his speech issues, Harlow is dealing with some major trust issues that date far back. There is some push/pull in this story due to Harlow's lack of trust. I do think she pushes a bit too much, but I don't even care because it just showed how much Noah loved and wanted Harlow in his life. This was just what I was looking for!
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  • Shayla Black
    January 1, 1970
    MORE THAN LOVE YOU is LIVE! I hope you fall in love with Noah and Harlow as much as I have! Download your copy today! iBooks: http://shayla.link/MTLY-iBooksAmazon: http://shayla.link/MTLY-KindleUSAmazon Universal: http://mybook.to/MoreThanLoveYouNook: http://shayla.link/MTLY-NookKobo: http://shayla.link/MTLY-Kobo
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  • Ryan - Sweet Red Reader
    January 1, 1970
    I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of the book.Noah Weston was unlike any other male lead I've read, especially considering he's a retired quarterback (not that I subscribe to any particular stereotype about athletes). He was so open and in touch with his feelings and so willing to risk so much for the chance of something great. The way he fell for poor Harlow and the way he fought for her and her heart and peace and future was just beautiful. And Harlow - she was strong in the way I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of the book.Noah Weston was unlike any other male lead I've read, especially considering he's a retired quarterback (not that I subscribe to any particular stereotype about athletes). He was so open and in touch with his feelings and so willing to risk so much for the chance of something great. The way he fell for poor Harlow and the way he fought for her and her heart and peace and future was just beautiful. And Harlow - she was strong in the way that only broken things can be. This book was so wonderfully written and I really enjoyed the fact that it's predominantly told from Noah's first person POV. It also contained one of my favorite kinds of angst - that that comes with evil family members! I also REALLY liked the attention paid to the price that pro athletes pay for our entertainment. I'm hoping that some of the developments revealed in this book lead to more books in the series - the Reed siblings are a tough and lovable bunch and I'd love to read more about them. 4.5 out of 5 wine glasses.
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  • Wit & Wonder Books
    January 1, 1970
    ** ARC provided by the author for an honest review **Who knew escaping to paradise would mean finding love? New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Shayla Black’s More Than Love You is the third book in the More Than Words series and is quite honestly my favorite so far. I do recommend reading the first two books beforehand to understand the Reed family dynamic and get to know the characters that make appearances.Scandal has both Noah Weston and Harlow Reed hiding out at a private ** ARC provided by the author for an honest review **Who knew escaping to paradise would mean finding love? New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Shayla Black’s More Than Love You is the third book in the More Than Words series and is quite honestly my favorite so far. I do recommend reading the first two books beforehand to understand the Reed family dynamic and get to know the characters that make appearances.Scandal has both Noah Weston and Harlow Reed hiding out at a private ocean-front property. Neither is looking for a relationship, but they decide to use their passion and attraction to present themselves as a supportive and loving couple until the scandals pass over. But what happens when the ruse is over, and they realize it more?This book has the roles reversed. The male character is usually the one shying away from love, but not Noah. No once he realizes what he feels, he then makes it his mission to convince Harlow that she feels the same. But he has a hard road ahead of him with that. Harlow’s outlook on love has been destroyed. She has built the walls surrounding her heart high. But if anyone can break them down or find a way over them its Noah.I love the inclusion of Harlow’s brothers Maxon and Griff and their wives into the story. It was like visiting family and catching up a bit. Shayla has written another fully captivating book within this series. As always, I loved it and I cannot wait to see what she gives me next. Five Scandalous stars!!!
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  • Happily Mary After
    January 1, 1970
    More Than Love You is a fun, scorching-hot romance with a layered, powerful love story. Noah Weston is a recently retired football player with a big personality who meets his match with the feisty, complicated Harlow Reed. Their chemistry is instant, and their relationship begins as a fiery physical one. Noah’s been a playboy for years, so he’s baffled when he finds himself wanting more with her than he’s ever wanted with a woman — a relationship. But Harlow just excited a relationship in an More Than Love You is a fun, scorching-hot romance with a layered, powerful love story. Noah Weston is a recently retired football player with a big personality who meets his match with the feisty, complicated Harlow Reed. Their chemistry is instant, and their relationship begins as a fiery physical one. Noah’s been a playboy for years, so he’s baffled when he finds himself wanting more with her than he’s ever wanted with a woman — a relationship. But Harlow just excited a relationship in an extremely public manner, and she isn’t interested in love. They agree to embark on a fake relationship in order to help both of their reputations in the public eye, but the line between pretend romance and real feelings quickly blurs. Noah realizes he wants forever with Harlow, and he commits himself to winning her with all the fierceness expected of a former professional athlete.Readers will fall hard for Noah, a brash jock with a tender heart. He’s understanding of Harlow’s emotional struggles, and he’s supportive and patient when she needs him to be. Their love story begins as an explosion of steamy sex, but their relationship evolves with a genuineness that makes it satisfying and perfectly romantic. More Than Love You had me laughing, swooning, tearing up and blushing. In other words, it has all the feels and shouldn’t be missed.Recommendation appeared on USA Today’s Happy Ever After on February 13, 2018.ARC provided, but this review was voluntarily and honestly written.
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  • Angel Payne
    January 1, 1970
    This series is Ms. Black at her best, and just keeps getting better and better! This one tore my heart out in so many ways. So many feels and wonderful, heartfelt tears. Absolutely loved it.
  • Rosa Sharon (iScream Books Blog)
    January 1, 1970
    "I don't know how to not touch Harlow." I've just recently discovered the amazing talent of Shayla Black, so I'm trying to catch up. I read More Than Love You as a standalone, but I did purchase the first two books in the More Than Words series to read later. I'm even more anxious to do so after meeting Harlow's brothers, Griffin & Maxon.Most of the story is told from Noah's POV, and it wasn't until I had gnawed my nails to nubs that I got a peek into Harlow's head. Noah decides to return "I don't know how to not touch Harlow." I've just recently discovered the amazing talent of Shayla Black, so I'm trying to catch up. I read More Than Love You as a standalone, but I did purchase the first two books in the More Than Words series to read later. I'm even more anxious to do so after meeting Harlow's brothers, Griffin & Maxon.Most of the story is told from Noah's POV, and it wasn't until I had gnawed my nails to nubs that I got a peek into Harlow's head. Noah decides to return to Hawaii, where he grew up when he retires from his career as a quarterback for the NFL. Having a successful football career for the last decade allowed him to retire in style in his dream home right on the ocean. The remote location also gives him a break from the media attention that is relentless. He bought the home sight unseen, insisting that it be ready for him to move in immediately when he arrived. What he wasn't expecting when he got there was the beauty in a red bikini lounging next to his pool. He didn't know why she was there, but he wanted to keep her...I was very amused by the fact that she had no clue who he was, and was not impressed by his celebrity. However, she did perk up when she realized he owned the home that she was housesitting, and that made him her boss. She was ready to pack her bags and leave him to it, but that was the last thing he wanted. He was not used to having to work for it, thinking to himself, "I can't remember the last time I had to do more to attract a woman's attention than walk into a room and crook my finger." It was obvious that they were attracted to each other, and neither had a problem with #NoStringsNookie. When her past catches up with her, they put their heads together and come up with an agreement that benefits them both. They decide to extend their one-night-stand which allows them both to hide away from the paparazzi and to indulge in some passionate playtime until things die down.What neither of them expects is to develop an actual connection that extends beyond their mutual desire to avoid a scandal. It's those mutual desires that opened the door, but spending so much time together eventually had them talking and sharing. And then there are the family members that start popping up and nosing into their business. I really enjoyed meeting Harlow's protective brothers, the interfering siblings, and plan to dig deeper into their stories soon. The event that made Harlow a media sensation is priceless. Noah wasn't the only one who fell for Harlow, I did too. Her snark and sass are so entertaining. But a lot of it is a cover, she's broken beneath the mask she shows the world. As much as Noah pushes for more with Harlow, she retreats. What is she hiding? What happened in her past to make her so gun-shy regarding relationships? It makes him consider, "Maybe I should stop trying to invest in a woman with more defenses than a military base." But then again, he didn't become a professional athlete by giving up, right? He's determined to find a way to make her see past her pain to a future with him. Will he succeed?I loved More Than Love You so much. The author is so good at pulling at my heartstrings and making me feel her words. She also never fails to have me turning up the A/C, even in the winter, with her very sensual sex scenes that have me feeling like a voyeur and loving every second of it. I'm not sure if there will be more in this series, but I have a strong suspicion that there will be at least one more book. Fingers crossed. 🤞 If so, the line forms here...
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  • Nadine Bookaholic
    January 1, 1970
    This book just ooozed sexiness. From the authors writing to the narrators voice each word dripped with sexual overtones.Review to followMarch 2019 #SALEALERT grab your copy for .99 https://amzn.to/2Ukg57X
  • Rebecca
    January 1, 1970
    The title for Noah Weston and Harlow Reed’s story is quite an interesting one given the nature of how their summer fling starts, their respective relationship history, and the adamant contention on Harlow’s part that she is incapable of romantic attachments and commitments when it comes to the opposite sex. But it’s not just their expiration date or the fact that Harlow never seems to want to share anything about herself or her past…what’s most striking to me about the title is its paradoxical The title for Noah Weston and Harlow Reed’s story is quite an interesting one given the nature of how their summer fling starts, their respective relationship history, and the adamant contention on Harlow’s part that she is incapable of romantic attachments and commitments when it comes to the opposite sex. But it’s not just their expiration date or the fact that Harlow never seems to want to share anything about herself or her past…what’s most striking to me about the title is its paradoxical idea. ‘More Than Love You’ seems quite contradictory…perhaps even possible, but the further readers get into Noah and Harlow’s book, the clearer it becomes that everything that Noah is feeling for Harlow and giving to her in order to build something beyond their insane sexual chemistry and off-the-charts fucking/love making is so much more than love…it’s beyond devotion…beyond adoration…beyond cherishing…it’s all of those feelings and SO MUCH MORE…NOW, Noah just has to prove that to the beautiful, closed-off, challenging, giving, sassy woman who’s the woman of his dreams and hopefully his future EVERYTHING.There are a lot of personal issues that Noah and Harlow must sift through in order for the feelings they have for each other to grow into something more. Noah needs to deal with the end of his Pro Football career and the health complications that have posed a road block for his second career opportunity. But more importantly, Noah must prove to those who love Harlow and to the woman herself, that he’s more than up for the job of making Harlow happy for the rest of her life. Harlow is a bit of a wild card for a number of reasons; every time Noah pushes too much, she shuts down and uses humor or sex to evade any emotional discussions. She’s also tight lipped when it comes to what happened in her past that makes her believe she’s incapable of a forever kind of love. The biggest issue, though, seems to be her non-relationship with her parents and two over protective older brothers who need Noah to prove himself to them as well as finally unearth everything they’ve had to deal with due to their parents’ selfishness and neglect. It was truly frustrating to not know everything that made Harlow so closed-off, especially because readers aren’t privy to her internal thoughts or her own perspective for almost the entirety of the book. We learn about her past from her brothers, from her brothers’ wives and from the little bit that Harlow reveals through her conversations with Noah, but for the most part, she remains elusive and uses sex as a distraction.Because More Than Love You is told primarily through Noah’s point of view, readers do get to know him quite well and we witness his struggles with his speech issues, his concerns for his second career, his devotion to a woman who revs him up, frustrates him beyond belief, and warms his heart in ways he never thought possible. Shayla Black does a good job of allowing readers into Noah’s head and watch him work hard to figure out how to get through the wall that Harlow’s constructed around her heart so that she never suffers from an unconditional love she knows she’ll never have. Overall, I really enjoyed Noah and Harlow’s story. They seem to be perfect for one another and because neither of them know what it feels like to be in love…to be invested in someone else to the point that they would willingly sacrifice it all for, they take each day they’re together as it comes and they work toward building something that scares the crap out of Harlow but also something that it’s clear she wants and needs to live a full life. I’m intrigued by both Noah’s brother and Harlow’s brother, and I’m hoping one of their stories is up next!4 Poison Apples (The Fairest of All Book Reviews)
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  • Sheila Melo
    January 1, 1970
    "I had no idea when I purchased my dream home that it would come with the woman straight out of my fantasies."FINAL DECISION: My favorite of the series. This one is hot, hot, hot. And perhaps because the character with the secrets and pain (Harlow) isn't the narrator this time, I can understand why the character who is treated badly sometimes (Noah) stays in the relationship. Noah's dedication and caring for Harlow is a highlight.THE STORY: Noah Weston is transitioning from famous quarterback to "I had no idea when I purchased my dream home that it would come with the woman straight out of my fantasies."FINAL DECISION: My favorite of the series. This one is hot, hot, hot. And perhaps because the character with the secrets and pain (Harlow) isn't the narrator this time, I can understand why the character who is treated badly sometimes (Noah) stays in the relationship. Noah's dedication and caring for Harlow is a highlight.THE STORY: Noah Weston is transitioning from famous quarterback to retired player and arrives in Hawaii trying to decide whether or not to take a job as a commentator.. Harlow Reed is looking for fantastic sex after ending her engagement in a public manner. The two agree to a three month arrangement...but things get complicated.OPINION: I quite enjoyed this book because although Harlow is often distant and difficult to understand, it feels like the reversal of the typical romance where the heroine is trying to understand the distant and hurt hero.Harlow, like her brothers, is hiding a tremendous amount of pain and hurt from her childhood (her parents are terrible people). She is, however, a funny and sexy and strong woman who who has overcome much but doesn't recognize that she deserves more than she is allowing herself.I really liked Noah who quickly recognizes that Harlow is special to him but has to find a way to keep her from running from him. Harlow clearly fears intimacy and will take any opportunity to flee.This book is sexy (very sexy) and yet has a sweet undertone to the relationship between Harlow and Noah. There is darkness here, but it isn't overwhelming in the tone of the book.WORTH MENTIONING: Book told in first person (primarily from the hero's point of view).CONNECTED BOOKS: MORE THAN LOVE YOU is the third book in the More Than Words series. While this book can be read as a standalone since the couple is separate from the other books, there are overlapping characters.STAR RATING: I give this book 4.5 stars.NOTE: I received an ARC of this book via the author in order to prepare a review. I was not required to write a review or to write a positive review. All opinions contained herein are my own.This review was originally posted on Top10RomanceBooks.com
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  • Badass Bloggettes
    January 1, 1970
    LOVE THIS ONE MORE THAN WORDS! More Than Love You is my favorite book in the More Than Words series thus far! Love Noah Weston and Harlow Reed to death. After reading the first two books in the series, I felt confident that I must have the audiobook and purchased both together. Swoon! I do love Christian Fox. Shayla mentioned that she falls to sleep listening to him sometimes. I can’t think of a better way to lull one to sleep his voice is so soothing. Back to the written word. More Than Love LOVE THIS ONE MORE THAN WORDS! More Than Love You is my favorite book in the More Than Words series thus far! Love Noah Weston and Harlow Reed to death. After reading the first two books in the series, I felt confident that I must have the audiobook and purchased both together. Swoon! I do love Christian Fox. Shayla mentioned that she falls to sleep listening to him sometimes. I can’t think of a better way to lull one to sleep his voice is so soothing. Back to the written word. More Than Love You hit me with all the right punches. I honestly did not want this book to end, and still, want more Harlow and Noah. Like the other books in the series, most of this story is in Noah’s point of view. I expected Harlow’s POV because she is the Reed, but Shayla’s decision to continue with the male POV tells this story impeccably. From the first moment I met Noah, I feel for him. Noah is a hot jock who played hard on the field and off. But that isn’t the man. He loves his family. He is so sweet and supportive of Harlow, and he has a kind and loving heart. His initial attraction is lust but it doesn’t take but a moment before he recognizes that Harlow is someone special. Noah has an offer to be a sports commentator that he needs at this point in his career. However, he has a secret. He cannot speak when nervous after multiple concussions. Harlow is house sitting Noah’s new home for her brothers. His unexpected appearance has her rethinking her plans. It isn’t long before Harlow recognizes Noah’s symptoms and offers to help. She can gain experience working with him, and he can offer her a place to hide while she recovers from the very public end of her engagement. Harlow, like her brothers, is dealing with betrayal by her parents. Her upbringing makes it difficult for her to trust. What I love most about this story is how both the hero and heroine have something the other needs. Harlow has training and connections to help Noah’s physical and emotional disabilities. She can help him out of the public eye. Noah has a stable family foundation that allows him to show Harlow that love doesn't have strings attached. Keeley is the rope that binds all the siblings together throughout the series. I jump to the music she recommends as soon as they are mention. Maxon, Griff, and Britta again make appearances. The siblings have a sound relationship and stand by one another even if they don’t agree with all the decisions made. I love how Maxon and Griff take to Noah and support his quest to gain Harlow’s trust.The way Ms. Black took me on this couple’s journey is incredible. The insta-lust quickly turns to love that isn’t easy for them to vocalize. Harlow’s past and the fact that Noah’s indiscretions are very public makes them cautious. Harlow does most of the pushing away, and while it is longer than what I usually like, it is realistic for her situation. More Than Love You is a must read for romance lovers. It is a perfect romance, fast-paced, a little angst, and two people developing as their relationship grows. While I believe you should read this entire series, if you can only pick one at this time, More Than Love You is my pick. It totally works as a standalone.If you enjoy audiobooks the audio is wonderfully done and the perfect complement to the e-book.
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  • Bookgasms Book Blog
    January 1, 1970
    I loveee Shayla Black's More Than Words series so much as Maxon and Griff were fabulous in the previous two books. More Than Love you has to be the hottest and my most favorite one yet though. I LOVED Harlow and Noah soooo much. Their chemistry was COMBUSTIBLE and the banter just as hot. I couldn't get enough!When Harlow Reed and retired NFL superstar Noah Weston first meet, it's Fireworks folks!! Besides the obvious physical attraction between them, Noah was drawn to Harlow right away as she I loveee Shayla Black's More Than Words series so much as Maxon and Griff were fabulous in the previous two books. More Than Love you has to be the hottest and my most favorite one yet though. I LOVED Harlow and Noah soooo much. Their chemistry was COMBUSTIBLE and the banter just as hot. I couldn't get enough!When Harlow Reed and retired NFL superstar Noah Weston first meet, it's Fireworks folks!! Besides the obvious physical attraction between them, Noah was drawn to Harlow right away as she had that "something different" vibe going for her. What results is a mutual beneficial arrangement where Harlow bunks with Noah at his new Oceanside palatial mansion while helping him with some post NFL career issues while also escaping her meddling family and recent heartbreak. But what happens when the King of the Gridiron wants more from his new commitment-wary sexy roommate other than a few weeks of fun?Gahhh!! This novel was amazingggg and good Lord did this author bring her A-game in the sexytime Olympics - They were CRAZY HOT as Noah was pure fire! I loved him and Harlow together. I loved that she was sassy, opinionated, intelligent, strong minded and not a pushover. She knew what she wanted and went with it and didn't care that she took no prisoners. Likewise I loved that the roles were reversed a bit in that Noah was the one who needed more and into the head of this sexy woman who blew his mind. It was perfectly done and hoestly I never wanted it to end!! Bravo! 4.5 stars! ~Ratula
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  • Eva Millien
    January 1, 1970
    The More Than Words series lives up to its name once again with another explosively passionate and emotionally gripping romance. Noah and Harlow are two strong, vibrant characters that readers easily fall for and definitely want to know their story. The romance is full of sizzling chemistry and heated passion that flows from every page as Harlow tries to keep the relationship at a no entanglements and nonstop sweaty sex and screaming orgasm state. The emotional angst and the intense relationship The More Than Words series lives up to its name once again with another explosively passionate and emotionally gripping romance. Noah and Harlow are two strong, vibrant characters that readers easily fall for and definitely want to know their story. The romance is full of sizzling chemistry and heated passion that flows from every page as Harlow tries to keep the relationship at a no entanglements and nonstop sweaty sex and screaming orgasm state. The emotional angst and the intense relationship building adds depth to this romance and some snarky and wild attitude keeps things ready to explode in every direction.The story is steady paced easily keeping readers hanging on to every word of this role reversal situation where the heroine is the one running from commitment. The suspense builds throughout the story as Noah tries to infiltrate the huge wall of super steel that surrounds Harlow’s heart and readers beware the turmoil that makes up Harlow’s walls is quite turbulent and will have tears forming and as readers empathize with her character. Readers find themselves unable to put this mind blowing, gritty and superhot story down once they begin.
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  • Lissy Liz
    January 1, 1970
    I feel like I have to read all of Shayla Black’s booksCan’t help my self ...
  • Mary Mooney
    January 1, 1970
    I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads, so here is my review.This is the third book in the More than Words series and I think you need read the others first so you will know what is going on with Harlow's brothers to understand more about their horrible parents. You see a little of Harlow in the brother's stories and a little about her life but this really sheds light on why she is the way she is. Noah Weston is a retired football player and being the famous I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads, so here is my review.This is the third book in the More than Words series and I think you need read the others first so you will know what is going on with Harlow's brothers to understand more about their horrible parents. You see a little of Harlow in the brother's stories and a little about her life but this really sheds light on why she is the way she is. Noah Weston is a retired football player and being the famous quarterback, he wants to be a sports announcer. Moving back to his roots, an ocean-front view is what he needs for a little peace and quiet. When he arrives at his new home, there is a sexy woman in a tiny red bikini that fulfills all his fantasies. What he realizes just by talking to this woman is not just beautiful, she is smart, funny, stubborn, determined, wild and doesn't trust easily. Harlow Reed is house sitting until the football star takes over his house. When he shows up early, she doesn't know how to handle the attraction she feels for him. After he has one of his episodes, he mentions they both could help each other. She stays, helps him and they continue to have incredible sex. Harlow is all for that as long as he doesn't fall for her. She doesn't believe in love and that is all because of her sleaze-ball parents.Can Noah show Harlow that falling in love isn't that hard part? Will Harlow be able to tell Noah about her past? Can they make a future together? Will Noah be able to take the announcers job?I loved this story and Harlow and Noah were the perfect couple. They were funny, had their faults and fears and in the end, their story was great. I wanted to reach in and beat her parents with a 2x4 several times, are their real people like that? Anyway, a perfect story and I hope Evan will get his story and a HEA.
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  • Ruthie Taylor
    January 1, 1970
    ~~I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads ~~This is the third book in the series, and I would recommend that you read the previous books first, as they set the scene which starts the book. The previous two books concentrate on Harlow's brothers, but their experiences are keys to understanding why she is as she is. Although we have met Harlow briefly before, we really have no idea just how badly she has also been affected by her parents' reprehensible behaviour ~~I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads ~~This is the third book in the series, and I would recommend that you read the previous books first, as they set the scene which starts the book. The previous two books concentrate on Harlow's brothers, but their experiences are keys to understanding why she is as she is. Although we have met Harlow briefly before, we really have no idea just how badly she has also been affected by her parents' reprehensible behaviour towards their children. And Noah, who finds her housesitting his new home, and employs to help him overcome a health issue, certainly steps on a landmine when he falls for her. To say that they have chemistry is a major understatement - now they just have to break down some huge emotional walls. Luckily he is a patient and persistent man, and with a little bit of help, the readers will get the outcome that they desire - after a few false starts! The whole story flows beautifully, and gives the loyal follower a good dose of Maxon, Griff and their wives, as well as introducing a new Reed who needs straightening out in a future installment.Thank you Ms Black for another fabulous romance.
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  • Paige Turner
    January 1, 1970
    My review of this book is the minority as I see others truly enjoyed it. I loved the beginning of the book. I thought the chemistry between Noah and Harlow was off the charts. They were each a little broken but were looking for a fun summer. Their fun quickly ended as fast as it began. This brought out all the drama. The book was overloaded with secret babies, sex scandals, horrible parents, prostitution, etc. . Each time a storyline seemed to end a new scandals was woven into this book. IIt was My review of this book is the minority as I see others truly enjoyed it. I loved the beginning of the book. I thought the chemistry between Noah and Harlow was off the charts. They were each a little broken but were looking for a fun summer. Their fun quickly ended as fast as it began. This brought out all the drama. The book was overloaded with secret babies, sex scandals, horrible parents, prostitution, etc. . Each time a storyline seemed to end a new scandals was woven into this book. IIt was way too much. I was bored and couldn't wait for it to end.
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  • WycEd Reader
    January 1, 1970
    Check out our More Than Love You Release Blitz post and our More Than Love You Blog Tour post on Wicked Reads.Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review TeamAvid Reader – 4.5 starsM/F RomanceTriggers: CheatingWow, this was an emotional and awesome story. You get to see the character, Harlow, from the previous story and she doesn't disappoint.Harlow is in a kind of hiding. She's hiding from her life, her family, and the outside world. Running from her past isn't something she's proud of, but it's Check out our More Than Love You Release Blitz post and our More Than Love You Blog Tour post on Wicked Reads.Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review TeamAvid Reader – ☆☆☆☆☆4.5 starsM/F RomanceTriggers: CheatingWow, this was an emotional and awesome story. You get to see the character, Harlow, from the previous story and she doesn't disappoint.Harlow is in a kind of hiding. She's hiding from her life, her family, and the outside world. Running from her past isn't something she's proud of, but it's her life at the moment. When she gets the chance to house sit, she jumps at it. She can hide away, lick her wounds, and catch some sun, all while living in a luxurious home.Noah is also coming to the island to heal and get ready for his retirement. When he steps into his house, the last thing he expects is a beautiful woman who is as much of a tease as he is. While he is used to women throwing themselves at him, Harlow intrigues him like no woman has before.Watching Harlow and Noah dance around their feelings for each other is both interesting and funny. Noah, seemingly wanting to have a committed relationship far sooner than Harlow and Harlow, constantly fighting against her feelings.Then, when you throw in her family, not only do you want to drop kick her parents, but you then turn around and want to hug and kiss her brothers. The twists in this family tree are extensive and I can't wait to see who else will get a story next. I loved how Noah and Harlow's relationship was built slowly; it is not an insta-love story, but rather they both have something in common - a mutual respect – and you get to see their love shape them as people and as a couple.Mary – ☆☆☆☆☆This is the third book in the More Than Words series and I think you need read the others first so you will know what is going on with Harlow's brothers to understand more about their horrible parents. You see a little of Harlow in the brothers’ stories and a little about her life but this really sheds light on why she is the way she is.Noah Weston is a retired football player and being the famous quarterback, he wants to be a sports announcer. Moving back to his roots, an ocean-front view is what he needs for a little peace and quiet. When he arrives at his new home, there is a sexy woman in a tiny red bikini that fulfills all his fantasies. What he realizes just by talking to this woman is she’s not just beautiful, she is smart, funny, stubborn, determined, wild, and doesn't trust easily.Harlow Reed is housesitting until the football star takes over his house. When he shows up early, she doesn't know how to handle the attraction she feels for him. After he has one of his episodes, he mentions they both could help each other. She stays, helps him and they continue to have incredible sex. Harlow is all for that as long as he doesn't fall for her. She doesn't believe in love and that is all because of her sleaze-ball parents.Can Noah show Harlow that falling in love isn't that hard part? Will Harlow be able to tell Noah about her past? Can they make a future together? Will Noah be able to take the announcer job?I loved this story and Harlow and Noah were the perfect couple. They were funny, had their faults and fears, and in the end, their story was great. I wanted to reach in and beat her parents with a 2x4 several times; are there real people like that? Anyway, a perfect story and I hope Evan will get his story and a happily ever after.Ruthie – ☆☆☆☆☆This is the third book in the series, and I would recommend that you read the previous books first, as they set the scene which starts the book. The previous two books concentrate on Harlow's brothers, but their experiences are key to understanding why she is as she is.Although we have met Harlow briefly before, we really have no idea just how badly she has also been affected by her parents' reprehensible behaviour towards their children. And Noah, who finds her housesitting his new home, and employs to help him overcome a health issue, certainly steps on a landmine when he falls for her. To say that they have chemistry is a major understatement – now they just have to break down some huge emotional walls. Luckily, he is a patient and persistent man, and with a little bit of help, the readers will get the outcome that they desire – after a few false starts!The whole story flows beautifully and gives the loyal follower a good dose of Maxon, Griff, and their wives, as well as introducing a new Reed who needs straightening out in a future installment.Thank you, Ms. Black, for another fabulous romance.Reviewers received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads.
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  • Arys
    January 1, 1970
    More Than Love You by Shayla Black is book three in her More Than Words series. It can be read as a standalone. Characters from previous books do make appearances though. The series itself centers on the Reed siblings: Maxon, Griffin, and Harlow. This book stars the youngest, Harlow.Noah Weston, a quarterback for ten years, has retired after his last football injury. Needing time to lay low after his injury has left him with moments where he is unable to speak during times of stress and fatigue, More Than Love You by Shayla Black is book three in her More Than Words series. It can be read as a standalone. Characters from previous books do make appearances though. The series itself centers on the Reed siblings: Maxon, Griffin, and Harlow. This book stars the youngest, Harlow.Noah Weston, a quarterback for ten years, has retired after his last football injury. Needing time to lay low after his injury has left him with moments where he is unable to speak during times of stress and fatigue, he has moved to Hawaii to evaluate his future. Having bought his dream house, he is completely surprised when he arrives early to see the woman from his fantasies lounging by the pool.Harlow Reed has been housesitting the estate her brothers' just sold for the last month and is surprised when the gorgeous owner arrives early. Instant attraction sparks between them but before things can go further, Harlow notices Noah's speech predicament. Soon she finds herself offering her services as a speech therapist to help him prepare for his interview as a sports commentator. Her new role in Noah's life doesn't stop their attraction though. Instead it gives them both the opportunity to learn more about each other and what follows is a hot and emotional romance filled with drama especially when Harlow's past comes to light, the Reed parents, and a few more surprises that keep the story on its toes.More Than Love You is a well-written and evenly paced romance novel with complex characters who pull at your heartstrings. This is the first book I read in the series, but after reading about Harlow and her brothers pasts, it makes me want to read the previous books so I can see how Maxon and Griffin got their happy endings too.Noah and Harlow are great leading characters with great chemistry. I love how Noah is all-in with his relationship and feelings for Harlow from the start. He's willing to do what he can to help Harlow when she needs him. He also doesn't give up on Harlow and their love when she starts to pull away because of her past. I love that.Overall, More Than Love You by Shayla Black is a romantic and enjoyable novel. I happily recommend.(I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book I received for free from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for my open and honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.)
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  • April Symes
    January 1, 1970
    More Than Love You by Shayla Black is book 3 in the "More Than Words" series. This is the story of Noah Weston and Harlow Reed. This is one of the hottest, most complex and emotional books in this series. Harlow and Noah had this combustible chemistry that was undeniable and their banter was witty and sexy. The story is- Noah Weston is coming down off of being a famous quarterback to retired player and arrives in Hawaii. He grew up in Hawaii and has gone back there to regroup while deciding More Than Love You by Shayla Black is book 3 in the "More Than Words" series. This is the story of Noah Weston and Harlow Reed. This is one of the hottest, most complex and emotional books in this series. Harlow and Noah had this combustible chemistry that was undeniable and their banter was witty and sexy. The story is- Noah Weston is coming down off of being a famous quarterback to retired player and arrives in Hawaii. He grew up in Hawaii and has gone back there to regroup while deciding whether or not to take a job as a commentator. Harlow Reed is looking for fantastic sex after ending her engagement in a public manner. They met unexpectedly his new home. Noah didn't know why she was there, but he wanted her any way he could get her in order to keep her. Harlow is the house-sitter for his home and since he is there, she figures he doesn’t need a house-sitter now yet he invites her to stay plus there is mad chemistry between them. Plus she is on the run from the disastrous personal life back in San Diego. She has a job waiting for her back in San Diego, but she has reservations about accepting it, and returning home to face her insane family drama among other things. Then on top of it, the home owner to the home she was paid to house sit shows up and he is totally hot plus famous. She finds out that Noah is suffering some mild effects from years on the football field and she knows she can be the one to help him recover. They come to a mutual agreement that is sure to benefit both of them…and on they begin a journey to discover and hopefully healing each other. As the story unfolds, we find each harbor secrets, some more profound, others very painful. These two go on a journey that will have them questioning their feelings for one another and the situation that they have found themselves in. The chemistry is red hot and the emotions are deep between them. The love is there between them but due to the past that affects each of them, they are wary to get involved. Watching Harlow and Noah dance around their feelings for each other is both funny and heartbreaking. These two are meant to be together and because of all the pain and issues in their past, it is messing with their present. Noah comes to the conclusion he is ready for a relationship than Harlow. Harlow is very messed up due to her parents. If you have read the previous books in this series, then you are very well aware of the train wreck her parents are. If not, you will be even more sickened when you read about what they did to Harlow. I am so in love with Harlow’s brothers. They are there for her and there is a HUGE twist when it comes to Harlow and her family. I look forward to seeing where this series goes next. As to Harlow and Noah…will they or wont they get their HEA ? You need to read this emotional and phenomenal read to find out!!! It is a must read in the More than Words series.My Rating: 4.8 stars ***** “I received an advanced copy of this book from the author at no cost to me."
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  • Laura
    January 1, 1970
    ***ARC Provided by the Author and Social Butterfly PR***There was a lot of depth to this title...and some really hot sex. And, if you have read anything else by Shalya Black, this is exactly what you expect. A story that gives a lot emotionally, and also brings the heat with the romance and the sex. This is really important when the romance leans toward the erotic side, the romance has to be built and the relationship has to be there in order for the sex to seem meaningful and not gratuitous. We ***ARC Provided by the Author and Social Butterfly PR***There was a lot of depth to this title...and some really hot sex. And, if you have read anything else by Shalya Black, this is exactly what you expect. A story that gives a lot emotionally, and also brings the heat with the romance and the sex. This is really important when the romance leans toward the erotic side, the romance has to be built and the relationship has to be there in order for the sex to seem meaningful and not gratuitous. We get this here, and it makes it a lot of fun.It was blended well, the attraction, the reasons they both felt they could trust one another with their secrets (although it took Harlow longer than Noah) and the connection that they had between them.Noah and Harlow were an interesting couple. I liked that there were a lot of layers to this story, although saying what they are feels a little like a spoiler, even though you know what is going on fairly quickly in the story.Basically, this is a story about 2 people you like, and you want to work things out, and it is a relationship that works. There are a couple of twists I didn't see coming, and I am not going to tell you here. But those twists kept the story moving well and in a way that you stay engaged.I recommend this title, and I enjoyed it.***This and other reviews featured on our blog Booked All Night http://bookedallnightblog.com/***
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  • Jessica Alcazar
    January 1, 1970
    Okay, so here’s the gist: Noah Weston is retiring from football. He has a reputation that precedes him and not in a flattering way. He’s also suffered physically from his career so there are some hurdles this man has to get thru in this journey that really add depth to not only the story, but the character. Harlow Reed is looking for an escape. An escape of glorious, uninhibited, no strings sex after her engagement ended very publicly. She too has emotional scars that her to her depth of Okay, so here’s the gist: Noah Weston is retiring from football. He has a reputation that precedes him and not in a flattering way. He’s also suffered physically from his career so there are some hurdles this man has to get thru in this journey that really add depth to not only the story, but the character. Harlow Reed is looking for an escape. An escape of glorious, uninhibited, no strings sex after her engagement ended very publicly. She too has emotional scars that her to her depth of character. They meet quite unexpectedly but obviously the universe was looking out for them both because they made a phenomenal pair both sexually and emotionally. Not only were they perfectly matched, but the relationship grew naturally and the story unfolded perfectly. I have to admit, I was a little surprised by this story. It is REALLY emotional on so many levels. It is not a sexually driven story like I normally expect from this author, it was emotionally driven. The depth of character for both Noah and Harlow was spot on. I believed in them. I was rooting for them. If you’ve read this series from the beginning then it’s impossible not to be gutted by Harlow. She is an incredible woman that has not had an easy go of it yet has persevered. She is by far my favorite Reed!Copy provided for blog tour review
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  • Coco.V
    January 1, 1970
    More Than Love You is on sale for $0.99 (regular price $4.99) on Amazon today (3/30/2019)! !Blurb:’m Noah Weston. For a decade, I’ve quarterbacked America’s most iconic football team and plowed my way through women. Now I’m transitioning from star player to retired jock—with a cloud of allegation hanging over my head. So I’m escaping to the private ocean-front paradise I bought for peace and quiet. What I get instead is stubborn, snarky, wild, lights-my-blood-on-fire Harlow Reed. Since she just 💞 More Than Love You is on sale for $0.99 (regular price $4.99) on Amazon today (3/30/2019)! !💞Blurb:’m Noah Weston. For a decade, I’ve quarterbacked America’s most iconic football team and plowed my way through women. Now I’m transitioning from star player to retired jock—with a cloud of allegation hanging over my head. So I’m escaping to the private ocean-front paradise I bought for peace and quiet. What I get instead is stubborn, snarky, wild, lights-my-blood-on-fire Harlow Reed. Since she just left a relationship in a hugely viral way, she should be the last woman I’m seen with.On second thought, we can help each other…I need a steady, supportive “girlfriend” for the court of public opinion, not entanglements. Harlow is merely looking for nonstop sweaty sex and screaming orgasms that wring pleasure from her oh-so-luscious body. Three months—that’s how long it should take for us both to scratch this itch and leave our respective scandals behind. But the more I know this woman, the less I can picture my life without her. And when I’m forced to choose, I’ll realize I don’t merely want her in my bed or need her for a ruse. I more than love her enough to do whatever it takes to make her mine for good.
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  • Candyce Kirk
    January 1, 1970
    I really enjoyed this book. If you've read more reviews and articles on the blog, you will know that I am a fan of sportsromances. Noah may be retired, but he was playing sports for quite awhile. He's shocked when he sees Harlow for the first time and is pretty impressed. Before he knows it, he can't see himself without her. Is that what love is? He's not quite sure. Harlow is running away from something, but he's not sure what. Harlow is a feisty woman and is willing to sleep with him, but I really enjoyed this book. If you've read more reviews and articles on the blog, you will know that I am a fan of sportsromances. Noah may be retired, but he was playing sports for quite awhile. He's shocked when he sees Harlow for the first time and is pretty impressed. Before he knows it, he can't see himself without her. Is that what love is? He's not quite sure. Harlow is running away from something, but he's not sure what. Harlow is a feisty woman and is willing to sleep with him, but makes it clear she doesn't want anything else. I guess this kind of makes Noah want her more. I loved how everything is built up and they slowly start opening up their walls to the other. Slowly they allow themselves to be vunerable, even though that's something they're not sure how to be. Noah handles this a little better than Harlow at times. I loved the pacing in this story, while some decisions a lot of people would think are insane, I think they fit them perfectly (I can't give away too much).For my full review check out my spot on the blog tour: https://thebookdutchesses.wordpress.c...
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  • Darcy
    January 1, 1970
    I really liked how Harlow and Noah met, loved how bold Harlow was. Noah sure wasn’t sure what hit him, but he was down with it. It was only later that Harlow started to bother me, even as I understood why she was so skittish. Her parents had royally screwed her up. I was glad that Noah realized what was going on and did what he could to let Harlow know he wanted her. Even his 1 year deal was a way to get more time to be able to get past Harlow’s walls. I was glad when Noah asked Harlow’s I really liked how Harlow and Noah met, loved how bold Harlow was. Noah sure wasn’t sure what hit him, but he was down with it. It was only later that Harlow started to bother me, even as I understood why she was so skittish. Her parents had royally screwed her up. I was glad that Noah realized what was going on and did what he could to let Harlow know he wanted her. Even his 1 year deal was a way to get more time to be able to get past Harlow’s walls. I was glad when Noah asked Harlow’s brothers to share their pasts with the parents, so she could see that it wasn’t just her, her parents were pieces of crap who were only out for themselves. I loved that they got theirs in the end.The ending to this one was great, loved that Harlow realized what she had in Noah, let him know so that they could live their HEA.
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  • Cheryl Whitty
    January 1, 1970
    Reviewed on Behalf of http://bookaddict.live,This is book three in the More Than Words Series, and this time features Griff and Maxim’s little sister Harlow. As her brothers are Real Estate Agents and need someone to house sit. So after her aborted marriage to Simon this is an ideal situation. So there she is sunbathing in her tiny red bikini when in walks a large handsome sexy man who happens to be newly retired super bowl championship NFL player Noah Western.Noah arrives at his new home early Reviewed on Behalf of http://bookaddict.live,This is book three in the More Than Words Series, and this time features Griff and Maxim’s little sister Harlow. As her brothers are Real Estate Agents and need someone to house sit. So after her aborted marriage to Simon this is an ideal situation. So there she is sunbathing in her tiny red bikini when in walks a large handsome sexy man who happens to be newly retired super bowl championship NFL player Noah Western.Noah arrives at his new home early and thinks it’s a mirage as he sees his perfect woman. This is how our lovebirds Noah and Harlow meet and its instant lust. This is one hot romance, with lots going on in background to derail it. I loved Noah, he is a great guy with plenty of patience, and as far as Harlow and her doubts are concerned. All though this part of More Than Words Series each book is a complete story. Even though the characters and overall story arc is continued in order of the books. This is an emotional and sexy read with a happy ending with no nasty surprises. I let you read to decide the rest. I hope you’ll enjoy it as much as me
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  • Nicole
    January 1, 1970
    Oh my, Noah and Harlow certainly won my heart with their story! I wasn't quite sure what to expect with Noah, given his character's description in the synopsis, but after reading, he's nothing like I was anticipating, and that was great. I love that he's not afraid to acknowledge and talk about feelings, and being so open to taking that risk on a chance at a forever love. And Harlow is strength and resilience, especially given the things she's dealt with in her past. Reading about their Oh my, Noah and Harlow certainly won my heart with their story! I wasn't quite sure what to expect with Noah, given his character's description in the synopsis, but after reading, he's nothing like I was anticipating, and that was great. I love that he's not afraid to acknowledge and talk about feelings, and being so open to taking that risk on a chance at a forever love. And Harlow is strength and resilience, especially given the things she's dealt with in her past. Reading about their determination to be together made my heart happy, even more so after dealing with one of the most dreaded aspects of relationships: drama and angst brought on by family intent on keeping the couple apart.
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  • Avid Reader
    January 1, 1970
    More Than Love You (More Than Words #3) by Shayla Black4.5 starsM/F RomanceTriggers: CheatingI was given this book for an honest review by Wicked Reads.Wow, this was an emotional and awesome story. You get to see the character, Harlow, from the previous story and she doesn't disappoint.Harlow is in a kind of hiding. She's hiding from her life, her family and the outside world. Running from her past isn't something she's proud of, but it's her life at the moment. When she gets the chance to house More Than Love You (More Than Words #3) by Shayla Black4.5 starsM/F RomanceTriggers: CheatingI was given this book for an honest review by Wicked Reads.Wow, this was an emotional and awesome story. You get to see the character, Harlow, from the previous story and she doesn't disappoint.Harlow is in a kind of hiding. She's hiding from her life, her family and the outside world. Running from her past isn't something she's proud of, but it's her life at the moment. When she gets the chance to house sit, she jumps at it. She can hide away, lick her wounds and catch some sun, all while living in a luxurious home. Noah is also coming to the island to heal and get ready for his retirement. When he steps in to his house, the last thing he expects is a beautiful woman who is as much of a tease as he is. While he is used to women throwing themselves at him, Harlow intrigues him like no woman has before.Watching Harlow and Noah dance around their feelings for each other is both interesting and funny. Noah, seemingly wanting to have a committed relationship far sooner than Harlow and Harlow constantly fighting against her feelings.Then, when you throw in her family, not only do you want to drop kick her parents, but you then turn around and want to hug and kiss her brothers. The twists in this family tree are extensive and I can't wait to see who else will get a story next. I loved how Noah and Harlow's relationship was built slowly - it is not an insta-love story, but rather they both have something in common - a mutual respect and you get to see their love shape them as people and as a couple.
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