More Than Crave You

More Than Crave You

by Shayla Black

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Overview

I need to hire a wife. But I only want my assistant.

I'm Evan Cook—billionaire tech entrepreneur and widower. Professionally, I've got it all. But since my wife died, my personal life has fallen apart. Remarrying seems like the obvious answer, so I place an ad. I'm not asking for much. The ideal woman only needs to be smart, organized, pretty, and helpful—both in and out of bed—without expecting romance. I never thought to look right in front of me...but it turns out that Nia Wright, my sexy, sassy assistant, just might be the perfect candidate.

After an unexpectedly hot night together, I'm ready to stop interviewing strangers and simply marry her. On paper, she ticks every box on my list. Best of all, she's far too sensible to fall for me. I didn't see the flaw in my logic until it was too late. I never thought I'd lose my heart for the first time. And I definitely never imagined Nia could consume me. But she's harboring a secret that could tear us apart. Can I prove I more than crave her before it's too late?

Product Details

BN ID: 2940159153876
Publisher: Shelley Bradley, LLC
Publication date: 09/18/2018
Series: More Than Words , #4
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 8,138
File size: 712 KB

About the Author

Shayla Black is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of more than sixty novels. For nearly 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 eight 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.

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More Than Crave You (More Than Words Series - Book #4) 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
MaimeosAngelsEL More than 1 year ago
4 Star reviews of More Than Crave You (More Than Words #4) by Shayla Black Well what can I say about Evan Cook? He may be a billionaire and a savvy businessmen but when it comes to common sense he hasn’t a clue. Now a widower, Evan decides that he needs a wife and places an add. Evan doesn’t want to find love, all he wants is a relationship based on trust. After an unexpectedly hot night with his PA Nia Wright, he decides that he may as well marry her and stop the interview process. Sadly for Evan, Nia wants it all, including romance and love; the fact that she is in love with Evan means she doesnt want to settle and he is oblivious to her feelings. Nia is a strong, independent and highly capable woman who isn’t afraid to stand her ground and fight for what she wants; I loved her feisty manner and determination. This was a story that pushed the buttons and was quite emotional at times. Not all goes to plan for either Evan or Nia and it is this that makes More Than Crave You a good book.
Anonymous 3 months ago
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Anonymous 4 months ago
Just wish it had an epilogue about the baby!
Evampire9 11 months ago
He’s got it all professionally. His personal life has fallen apart. Remarrying seems the obvious solution. The perfect answer is right under his nose, if he’s smart enough to win the heart of sexy and sassy assistant in this expressively emotional and passionate billionaire office romance. Evan and Nia are two bold characters that easily capture the heart and draw readers into their story. They sizzle with electrical chemistry, stir emotions and connect with readers from the beginning of this intensely satisfying story as Evan finally begins to realize that Nia has captured his heart no matter how much he strives to keep his heart out of it which keeps the relationship and the story on an emotional roller coaster and provides some entertaining arguments between the two. The story is steady paced keeping readers engaged with lots of relationship suspense, gripping emotions and intense passion. Evan is pretty stubborn but readers can’t help but fall for this handsome billionaire because beneath his practical and logical side his heart beats with a vulnerability that strikes a chord with their hearts. This series just got even better with this emotionally gripping romance that produces chuckles and tears throughout as Evan tries to prove that he craves Nia with more than words.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This latest installment brings the reader into the life of tech guru Evan Cook, ANOTHER Reed by-blow. Follow this anxiety ridden, page turning tale of LOVE, personal growth, and perseverance. This is a HEA story and readers are introduced to the possibility of yet another Reed offspring.
CeeCeeHouston More than 1 year ago
More Than Crave You is the fourth book in the (More Than Words series) and although they can be read as standalones, there were several references to things that happened in the previous three. The main characters who are Evan’s half siblings make a big impact in the storyline as well. Having read their stories first would have been helpful, but thankfully not essential. I wasn’t left scratching my head in confusion. This story features Evan Cook and is executive assistant Nia Wright. Theirs was a platonic relationship as boss/ employee until Evan decided he needed a wife to help him sort out the mess his life has become since losing his wife in a car accident six months earlier. Through a series of crazy and sometimes ridiculous events, Evan finally starts seeing Nia for what she really is. A beautiful intelligent and sexy woman, and he wants her. To be that wife. He needs to win her around and he whisks her away to a tropical paradise to get her to see things his way. But Nia needs more than pretty things and soft touches. She needs love and that’s the one thing Evan believes he’s incapable of giving. He loved his wife… or so he thought. After reading about the childhoods and their marriage, you might be like me and think differently. But, of course, it’s Evan who has to change his mindset. Can he? Will he? Will it be enough, or in time?
MaryJoMI More than 1 year ago
Evan, oh my, Evan. He is a logic thinker, loves spending time writing computer programs and tends to take this same approach to his life. After losing his wife and unborn child, he really isn’t sure how to proceed with his personal life. To me, it was hilarious when he sits down with his assistant, Nia, with an ad for a wife. His whole approach can be frustrating but also hilarious. Nia is the perfect match for Evan but she wants his heart. From that first time when Evan finally sees Nia as a woman, their sexual chemistry is combustible, full of so many sexy, sultry encounters. For a man that sees marriage as a business transaction, I enjoyed experiencing his awakening to see if he can break out of his analytical mode and embrace love. I voluntarily read an ARC of this book and this is my honest review.
iScreamBooksBlog More than 1 year ago
"Why do I turn caveman every time a man looks at her? I can't understand it. I've never behaved this way in my life." Woo Hoo! I've been beside myself excited to get my hands on Evan's story after meeting him in More Than Love You. I was so intrigued after learning his coldhearted plans to find a wife like it was a business deal. I just knew some badass woman was gonna show him what love is supposed to feel like and blow his mind. What can I say, I got my wish. His assistant is perfection and I love her character. She shows him exactly what he's been missing all his life. This poor nerd has got to start using the other side of his brain if he's gonna keep up with her. She's full of sweetness and sass and refuses to obey orders outside of the office, boardroom... or bedroom. He might be the boss, but she's the one with all the power until he can convince her to marry him. What will it take for him to close the deal? I loved this emotional story about a man that swears he's incapable of love. He promises he'll be a "responsible, faithful, and dependable husband" but she wants more. When he finally realizes that what he feels is More Than Crave You, will it be too late to claim the one that has claimed his heart without him knowing it? And when her secret finally comes to light, will he still want her? I'm excited to report this isn't the end of the series, there is more goodness to look forward to. The line forms here...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved Evan and Nia story. Another great read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Adored this 4th book in the series. Hits all the feels and had me crying at the end. Bravo.
Theresakerch-28 More than 1 year ago
Crave a great read Nia and Evans story is a great addition to the wonderful series. The way the story is built I did not want to put this book down. Nia is strong and brilliant where Evan is smart and lost, but they make each other whole when they are together. This was a story with some twists that I was not expecting. Shayla Black did not disappoint. I cannot wait for the next book in this series. Because you always get to see what’s going on with all of the other couples for this series.
Sandy-thereadingcafe More than 1 year ago
3.75 stars--MORE THAN CRAVE YOU is the fourth instalment in Shayla Black’s contemporary, adult MORE THAN WORDS erotic, romance series. This is billionaire tech entrepreneur and widower Evan Cook, and PA Nia Wright’s story line. MORE THAN CRAVE YOU can be read as a stand alone without any difficulty. Any important information from the previous story lines is revealed where necessary but I recommend reading the series in order for back story and cohesion as there is a continuing theme throughout focusing on the dysfunctional family dynamic of the Reed /Cook siblings. Told from first person point of view (Evan) with one final chapter from Nia, MORE THAN CRAVE YOU follows the friends to lovers, unrequited love, marriage of convenience between billionaire tech entrepreneur and widower Evan Cook, and PA Nia Wright. Four months earlier Evan Cook lost his wife and unborn child to a car accident and in the ensuing months has lost his way. Hoping to find a ‘wife’ to take care of his personal and private affairs Evan asks his long suffering PA Nia Wright to place an ad looking for a wife. Unaware of Nia’s attraction to and affection for Evan, our hero continues to focus on the needs of a man more than romance and love. What ensues is the building romance and relationship between Nia and Evan, and the potential fall-out as Evan is unable to open his heart to the possibility of love and a happily ever after, and the belief that Nia is not the woman she appears to be. Nia Wright is a successful and resourceful woman who never knew her father but was raised by a strong and beautiful woman who never lost faith in love. Having fallen in love with Evan Cook, Nia hopes for her own happily ever after but our hero remains reluctant for anything more than wanting a woman for a housewife and sex. Evan grew up in the foster care system and married the girl he rescued when young. Upon her death Evan found himself lost when it came to his home life including the basics of laundry and cleaning, a questionable result of growing up in the foster care system. Hoping to find a woman willing to cook and clean, Evan doesn’t see past his immediate needs including the woman with whom he will fall in love. Meanwhile, the Colossus Investment Corporation, a large corporation headed by Douglas and his son Stephen Lund are hoping to buy Stratus Solutions from our story line hero but their offer of a billion dollars comes with several stipulations including the recruitment and continuing employment of Nia Wright. Throughout the story there is much back and forth regarding the buy-out offer, including the real reason Douglas Lund is so desperate for control of Stratus Solutions. The relationship between Nia and Evan is a friends to lovers, unrequited love, marriage of convenience affair between two people whose views of marriage and love follow different paths and differing beliefs. Unable to let go of the past Evan claims to never want to fall in love while Nia wants love, family and so much more. The $ex scenes are intimate, erotic and passionate. All of the previous story line couples play secondary and supporting roles including Evan’s half siblings Maxon, Griff and Harlow. We are introduced to Evan’s best friend and CFO Sebastian Shaw who drops a bombshell that will change Evan’s life; financial investor Douglas Lund and his son Stephen, as well as Nia’s friends Lorenzo, Guilia, and Kyle. MORE THAN CRAVE YOU is a story of family, friendship, secrets and lies, lett
BookAddictLive More than 1 year ago
This is the story of another Reed sibling, this time a half-brother named Eva Cook who has built a company from the ground up, and always with his assistant by his side. He hired Nia straight from college and never regretted it. Since losing his wife in a car accident, his now ready for a new wife to sort his personal life which has been a disaster. Always being an analytical person he decides to place an ad and Nia can get him a short list. Bas and Nia who are close to him can’t believe that’s what he wants. So Nia goes around to help sort out his flat, and show him the basics. This is a love story that at times is so sad, especially with Evan growing up in foster care has no idea how to deal with real emotions. At other times a story with great hope for the future. This is the story of a man who discovers what love is, when he has never been showed love. Nia has always loved Evan and she tries to show him what love is. This is told from mostly from Evan’s POV, and how he learns about himself and how he learns to recognise love. This is a unusual love story, as the man who lives in his brain, learns about his heart.
Christine_Miller More than 1 year ago
This has been my favorite in this series. Nia and Evan completely broke my heart as they found their way to each other. Evan was such a different type of hero in the regards that he didn't really know what love was since he didn't have it growing up and he had married his high school girlfriend thinking he loved her. As his feelings and craving for Nia develop it opens a whole new world for him. He never wanted feelings and love, but Nia deserves everything. I cried real tears for Evan and Nia as they struggled down their path. Evan made me want to just wrap him up and hug him for all of the things he has missed in his life. Never saw the end coming which I absolutely loved! Great read and I can't wait for more in this series!
szelisk_64 More than 1 year ago
More than crave you fit's the old saying when you least expect it, expect it! Evan, a man who lost his wife and child believed he would never find love again. Then he finally really opens his eyes and see's his executive assistant Nia. Evan and Nia's story is a true journey of love and discovery! Another amazing book!!
mary8808 More than 1 year ago
I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads, so here is my review. Wow, what a beginning. With Evan wanting to put an ad out there for a wife and to be married before moving to Hawaii by the end of the year. Is he crazy or something. The ad sounds like he is looking for all the wrong things. What about love and happiness? He isn't looking for love because he thinks he can't love again after he lost his wife. Nia Wright is the perfect assistant. And after one wild night together, she is the perfect wife for Evan. But Nia wants love, the one thing that Evan thinks he can't give. Nia thinks he is crazy for his way of thinking but places the ad and sets up interviews. When Evan realizes that Nia is all he needs, will he pop the question? Can they spend time together and learn more about each other? Will Nia show Evan that he can fall in love again? What happens when Evan learns about her secret? Will it destroy any chance they have at a future? First, I love Evan and Nia but he was a little out there for me. I wanted to slap him up side the head a couple of times. But then you think about his past and who his father was and you forgive him because he never really knew love as a child. While Nia had her mother, she never knew her father.So both was missing some things. Anyway, their story was great for them. And guess what? There will be more to this series and I can't wait. So sit back and enjoy the More Than Words series and I hope you love it too. **Wicked Reads Review Team**
MBurton More than 1 year ago
We got a glimpse of Evan in the 3rd book and I gotta say I was looking forward to his book. He had just lost his wife and unborn child in a car accident. He tells his sister in book 3 that he can never love again so he was going to look for his next wife like he would a business deal. I just love contract marriages! Things don't go according to plan for Evan when he starts noticing his very efficient executive assistant when he sees her outside the office for the first time. In a way, it shows how loyal Evan was to his first wife that he never looked else where. It takes Nia dressed down looking like women do when they are not in business mode for him to see a different side of her. I found it funny how clueless men can be sometimes. Evan is such an analytical man. Emotions are unchartered territory for him and it's completely believable. When you learn his childhood and how he met his wife it makes sense why he thought that was love. Normally I prefer a man to go after what he wants and that is what Evan does, he just doesn't know it's for more reasons than what he states. I guess that's why I still enjoyed this despite Evan's claims of not being able to love again. This had some nice twists in the story that kept things interesting. It also had a few silly things thrown in as well. Overall, I enjoyed Evan and Nia's story. I'm curious if we will be getting the other half siblings story. What little we saw of her, I wasn't impressed but that doesn't mean the author can't change things around for her.
Lashea677 More than 1 year ago
Black takes an analytical approach to love in a wicked sort of way. Evan is the man that seems to have it all until tragedy leaves him twisting in the wind. Ever the calculator, he has a plan. Listen to his head, forget about his heart. His plans go up in smoke when his heart and his hormones come out to play. He finds the perfect candidate in his assistant, Nia. She's a tough cookie with a soft heart and Evan finds himself quickly hooked. Yet love rarely turns out the way we want it to, without an abundance of heart and hard work. Can the guy who has lives for logic, find salvation by taking a leap of faith? More Than Crave You is a seduction of emotions. Nia and Evan are a tidal wave that will pull readers under a spell.