More Than Anything

More Than Anything

by Natasha Anders

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Overview

Two lovers strive to trade a grim past for a bright future in this story of bittersweet yearning.

Tina Jenson belongs to the same social stratum as Harris Chapman, but he’s out of her league—at least that’s what she thinks before they jump in bed together. It’s the perfect night, but when she overhears crude, hurtful comments the next morning, she can’t get away fast enough.

Ten years later, Tina’s life is a mess. That night with Harris didn’t just hurt her feelings; it started a cascade of disappointment and heartbreak. Every time she bumps into Harris, her heart twists inside out. She still wants him, but she’s harboring a painful secret from their night together that she’s not ready to reveal.

Crossed signals, high-society whispers, and shame have kept Tina and Harris apart for years, but deep down, they’re hungry for each other and eager to write their own rules. Can they let go of the past and find their way back to each other, or are the barriers between them too high and too strong?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781542091251
Publisher: Amazon Publishing
Publication date: 06/11/2019
Series: Broken Pieces Series , #1
Pages: 364
Sales rank: 551,658
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Natasha Anders was born in Cape Town, South Africa. She spent the last nine years working as an assistant English teacher in Niigata, Japan, where she became a legendary karaoke diva. Natasha is currently living in Cape Town with her temperamental and opinionated budgie, Sir Oliver Spencer, who has kindly deigned to share his apartment with her. Please feel free to contact her (or Oliver) on Twitter @satyne1.

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More Than Anything 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
KSwanson 12 days ago
3-Stars As someone who has absolutely loved anything written by this author in the past, it's with a heavy heart I admit that this one just wasn't for me. With that, I must stress that it truly is a me problem and I do think others should give Natasha Ander's new book More Than Anything a fair chance and try it. I am a reader with practically no triggers, but there is one thing that happened in this book (which I won't name and spoil for others) that took the enjoyment out of this book for me. DO NOT let your mind wander to what it could be, it's honestly just something that is too personal for me and I'm sure others will probably not even bring it up since it's so minor in the trigger department. Anyways, up until that part, I was really enjoying Tina and Harris's story. I liked both characters (sometimes I wanted to shake the heroine but alas she really grew on me) and was totally rooting for them throughout the whole book. This story was angsty and one you will surely be invested in from start to finish.
carvanz 3 months ago
Oh my! This was not at all what I was expecting. And I absolutely love it more because of it. Ten years ago Tina had her eyes set on Harris. When he not only acknowledges her, but fulfills her young girl’s dreams, she is euphoric. Until she overhears a conversation. She walked away that night and the rest of her life was forever changed. Harris has been attracted to Tina since she turned seventeen. After making a monstrous mistake in their youth, he has tried to make amends. He NEEDS to make amends because he yearns to have her in his life. But Tina hasn’t spared him a moment’s notice to do so. When circumstances provide an open door, he eagerly steps through and refuses to walk back out. Tina was lost, trying to find her way in life and failing miserably time and time again. I loved watching her climb out of the despair she lived in and into a bright new sunrise. She had a lot of past pain to deal with and to witness her build herself up and face it was a heartbreaking, beautiful thing. ”For ten years I was stuck in the past Harris. I felt incapable of moving forward with my life. I was trapped by my own incapacity to let go. I suffered from panic attacks, awful nightmares, and a crippling inability to settle in one job for too long. I know I appeared flighty and irresponsible. When in truth I was incapable of digging myself out from beneath a mountain of suffocating self-doubt and fear.” Harris was such a fun hero. He had a wild sense of humor and was always careful to give Tina the room she needed even as he wanted to push for more. He was devastated by all that Tina had gone through, the result leaving him shattered and broken. His heartbreak was as painful to read as Tina’s. ”He hoped this meant she’d forgiven him. He hoped it was the beginning of something more. He hoped she cared for him even a fraction as much as he cared for her. He hoped. And it terrified him.” This couple had so much to overcome and it seemed completely insurmountable. There is some push and pull from Tina as she must face her past and what she is presently feeling. This book started with that night years ago and from the first page I was glued to this story. With some amusing moments, great banter, and sizzling chemistry between these characters, I fell completely in love and can’t wait to get my hands on Libby and Greyson’s book! I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book provided by NetGalley and Montlake. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
SherriBabb 3 months ago
I was first introduced to this author when I read The Unwanted Wife. To this day that book is in my top ten favorites. Natasha Anders has done it again with this book. Reading about the lives of all these characters at times was heart wrenching. Seeing what Tina and Harrison went through and how to this day Tina still holds a grudge against Harrison. How because of what happened to her, her whole life was affected by it. Then you throw in Libby and Greyson and everything happening in their lives my heart was breaking for them all. This story just took me on such an emotional journey. In the end I was left with the feeling that I wanted more. I cannot wait to read Libby and Greyson’s story. Thanks Net Galley. I voluntarily reviewed this book in exchange for an honest review.
Joyffree 3 months ago
2.6 Broken Hearts I really wanted to enjoy this. I just couldn't get past Tina's character. During the opening, I liked her spunk and was excited to watch her take on her adversaries. As the story progressed the tough 'I can do this' heroine disappeared. She went from placating the negative nancies to becoming one herself. And the lackadaisical attitude she took with regards to her life choices and commitments just cemented my inability to connect with her character. Honestly, her voice in my head even became whiny. The plotline itself was a great idea and is what captured my attention. I managed to trudge through this story because I was enjoying everyone else. Harris, Oh did I liked his character. He took responsibility for his actions, even when they were not the acts of a good person. And he was such a closet romantic. Lisa, I want her story! Her character had the backbone I want from my heroine. Yes, life sucks, scars don't 'heal' the trauma, they just provide closure so the wounds don't fester. We choose how we want the world to see those scars.
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Anonymous 3 months ago
Three and a half stars. Ten years ago Tina Jenson and Harrison Chapman had a one night stand, the culmination of all her hopes and teenage dreams about the handsome sexy older guy, Tina is devastated to find out that Harris only slept with her as some kind of sick bed the fat girl bet with his mates. Cut to the present day, Tina's BFF Libby is married to Harris' twin brother Greyson but things have gone badly wrong. Tina has spent the last ten years bouncing from one dead end job/big scheme to another, her family of slim, perfect, successful people look on her as the family failure and constantly belittle her. When she and Libby decide to open a restaurant in the small South African town of Riversend she sees it as her last chance to turn her life around. Harris has spent the past ten years trying to apologise to TIna for that night, he was drugged and out of his head but he loved every second that he spent with Tina and has always carried a torch for her. When his brother tries to win Libby back Harris accompanies him to keep an eye on his brother and his friend, but mainly to try once again with Tina. Can Harris and Tina uncover the secrets of that night and can they cope with the fall-out? I like Natasha Anders, she has a fresh writing voice and I like that the novels are set in South Africa, although TBH there isn't much in this novel that screams South Africa. Harris was a saint. he has spent 10 years trying to apologise to Tina, putting up with her ignoring him, scorning him and blaming him for everything that has gone wrong with her life in the past decade. He just keeps coming back for more, apologising and putting up with her attitude. Tina on the other hand is crippled by the aftermath of that night, so much so that she has panic attacks and pretty much self-sabotages. Now I understand procrastination but not looking at your takings when you are running a restaurant, avoiding fixing mistakes and basically hiding under the duvet like a five year old when you are the boss seems a bit pathetic. I just didn't understand what Harris saw in Tina, it seemed like a case of Tina has a secret which excuses her bad behaviour to everyone - sorry that just doesn't wash with me. So overall, I liked it but I didn't love it - I am however champing at the bit to read Libby and Greyson's novel. I received a free copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in return for an honest review.
Lori-Gonzo 3 months ago
What a great story of so many emotions and relationships between all the characters! From first loves, siblings, best friends, parent-child to in-laws, this story has them all. I loved the development or rather the growing of already established relationships. The secrets from Tina and Harris after they shared them together were heart gripping. But in both cases, led Tina and Harris to a healing and new awakening of their lives. I loved Harris and his determination to get back into Tina's life. I hurt for Tina when her story finally came all the way out. Ms. Anders seems to write stories that just take hold of my heart and does not let go. I so want more from these characters, especially Libby and Greyson's story, along with a glimpse of Harris and Tina's future life. So good! I received this book in exchange for an honest review from the publisher through Netgalley.