More Than Tempt You

· Reed Family Reckoning Book 5 · Shelley Bradley LLC
21 reviews

About this ebook

A Steamy, Family Drama Contemporary Romance – Enemies-to-Lovers, Pretend Relationship

I romanced her for revenge…but what if she’s not the enemy?

I’m Clint Holmes—hands-on business owner and a beast in the bedroom. Life was great—until fate ripped my father from my life. Now the only thing that matters is finding the woman responsible and making her pay. But beauty Bethany Banks is a Harvard-educated shark used to playing dangerous corporate games. How can a blue-collar guy like me outsmart her?

One glance, and the answer is obvious. I seduce her.

During our slow-dance of secrets and lies, I get to know the supposed ballbuster…only to discover her ambition and tough exterior hide a woman who’s vulnerable and heartbreakingly alone. Instinct urges me to protect her, but I came for retribution. Night after night, I ply her with my burning touch until I drown in her pleasure. Suddenly, I’m addicted and questioning everything, especially the fine line between love and hate. But when the past comes back with a vengeance, exposing the truth, can I prove that I’m more than tempted to make her mine forever?

**More Than Tempt You is part of the Reed Family Reckoning Contemporary Romance series, but every book can be read as a standalone. A HOT, romantic story with strong language, sexy times, no cliffhangers, and a guaranteed happily ever after!**

What’s included? Enemies to Lovers, Pretend Relationship, Revenge

Ratings and reviews

21 reviews
Eva Millien
May 1, 2019
An ambitious guy with a busy life and growing business, Clint Holmes was happy enough – until tragedy struck and now he only things that matters is making the person responsible pay. Bethany Banks is a Harvard educated shark so how can a blue-collar oil man possibly best her? The answer becomes obvious as soon as Clint lays eyes on his beautiful nemesis, but the more he gets to know the man-eater, the more he realizes she may not be the enemy he thought she was. When the past comes back to wreak vengeance and the truth explodes, Clint will have to prove that he’s more than tempted to love her forever. This ‘More Than Words’ romance is more than suspenseful and gripping, it is a romance that is full of sweetness but one that hides sneaky emotions and truths while the characters get to know one another and open their hearts to possibilities. Clint and Beth have a sizzling awareness of each other that flows from the pages as readers become caught up in the very real emotional turmoil that plagues each of them especially with how convincing and real these characters are. The plot is fast paced and the thrilling suspense builds throughout the plot as Clint begins to uncover the truth behind what really happened. This series revolves around the Reed family and the tragedy of selfish parents and readers couldn’t help but fall for each of the siblings and their significant others but Bethany’s story is even more powerful emotionally since she lived with the illusion of a father that came crashing down. This makes this story a powerfully mesmerizing & intensely thrilling one that readers can’t put down once they pick it up.
Did you find this helpful?
Sandy S.
April 18, 2019
4.25 stars--MORE THAN TEMPT YOU is the fifth instalment in Shayla Black’s contemporary, adult MORE THAN WORDS erotic, romance series. This is businessman/bartender Clint Holmes, and financial investor/waitress Bethany ‘Beth’ Banks’ story line. MORE THAN TEMPT YOU can be read as a stand alone without any difficulty. Any important information from the previous story lines is revealed where necessary. Told from first person point of view (Clint Holmes) with a final chapter by Bethany Banks MORE THAN TEMPT YOU follows the building relationship and romance between twenty-five year old Clint Holmes, and thirty year old Bethany Banks. Six months earlier Clint’s life imploded when he watched in horror as his father succumbed to a heart attack minutes after discovering all of his money and investments had been lost in a Ponzi scheme. Fast forward to present day wherein Clint goes on the hunt to uncover the truth by ‘seducing’ the woman he blames for his father’s death and the loss of the family fortune. Enter Bethany ‘Beth’ Banks, and the woman with whom Clint will fall in love. What ensues is the building relationship between Beth and Clint, and the fall-out as Beth discovers the truth, and Clint is unable to look beyond the heart break and pain. Bethany Banks knows the pain of betrayal and loss. For years she was the pawn to her father’s control, a pawn that continued long after his arrest. Clint Holmes wants only one thing, and that is to make Bethany Banks pay for the death of his father but meeting Beth finds our hero attracted to a woman who’s just as broken as he. The relationship between Beth and Clint begins as a lie. Clint knows where Beth is currently living and working, and sets himself up to work along side the woman he is hoping to destroy but the heart wants something more than vengeance-the heart wants a happily ever after with the woman with whom he will fall in love. The Sex scenes are passionate and intense, without the use of over the top, sexually graphic language and text. There is a large ensemble cast of colorful secondary and supporting characters including all of Beth’s half-slblings: Maxon and Keely Reed (More Than Want You #1), Griffin and Britta (More Than Need You #2), Noah and Harlow (More Than Love You #3), Evan and Nia (More than Crave You #4); CFO Sebastian Shaw; Beth’s best friend Stephan Lund; as well as Clint’s brothers Bret and Bry, and his best friend Asher. Stephen’s story is next in MORE THAN PLEASURE YOU. MORE THAN TEMPT YOU is a story of betrayal and revenge; loss and grief; deception, revelations; forgiveness and love. The premise is emotional and engaging; the romance is passionate and seductive; the characters are energetic and charismatic. MORE THAN TEMPT YOU is an animated and spicy tale of vengeance and love.
Did you find this helpful?
Theresa Kerchenski
May 7, 2019
Great series MORE THAN TEMPT YOU is the fifth book in the More Than Words series. This book can be read as a standalone although I recommend you read all the books in the series in order for some great story. Clint and Bethany story is a good story that makes since because when u lose a parent, especially unexpected you never know how someone will react. I absolutely love series so you can keep tabs on the other characters in the series. I can’t get enough of Harlow and Noah and you get some of them. Shayla Black never disappoints, and she didn’t here either.
Did you find this helpful?

About the author

Shayla Black is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of more than sixty 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 to the chagrin of her teachers. In college, she found her love for reading and realized that she could have a career publishing the stories spinning in her imagination. Though she graduated with a degree in Marketing/Advertising and embarked on a stint in corporate America to pay the bills, her heart has always been with her characters. She’s thrilled that she’s been living her dream as a full-time author for the past ten years.

Shayla currently lives in North Texas with her wonderfully supportive husband, her daughter, and two spoiled tabbies. In her “free” time, she enjoys reality TV, reading, and listening to an eclectic blend of music.

Rate this book

Tell us what you think.

Reading information

Smartphones and tablets
Install the Google Play Books app for Android and iPad/iPhone. It syncs automatically with your account and allows you to read online or offline wherever you are.
Laptops and computers
You can listen to audiobooks purchased on Google Play using your computer's web browser.
eReaders and other devices
To read on e-ink devices like Kobo eReaders, you'll need to download a file and transfer it to your device. Follow the detailed Help Center instructions to transfer the files to supported eReaders.