More Than Tempt You

More Than Tempt You

by Shayla Black

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I romanced her for revenge...but what if she's not the enemy after all?

I'm Clint Holmes. I was an ambitious guy with a busy life and a growing business. Sure North Dakota wasn't a tropical paradise, but I was happy enough—until tragedy struck. Now the only thing that matters is finding the person responsible and making her pay. But Bethany Banks is a Harvard-educated shark used to swallowing her enemies whole while playing dangerous corporate games. How can a blue-collar oil man like me possibly beat her?

The moment I lay eyes on my beautiful nemesis, the answer is obvious. I seduce her.

On Maui, where she's fled, I get to know the man-eater who caused my family so much pain...only to find she's not the brazen ballbuster I assumed. She's skittish, secretive, vulnerable. For some reason, my instinct is to protect her. I can't abandon my plan...but I can't stop wanting her. Night after night, I pry her open with my touch until I'm drowning in our passion. Soon, I'm questioning everything, especially the fine line between love and hate. But when the past comes back to wreak vengeance and the truth explodes, can I prove that I'm more than tempted to love her forever?

Product Details

BN ID: 2940161314494
Publisher: Shelley Bradley, LLC
Publication date: 04/30/2019
Series: More Than Words , #5
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 13,418
File size: 606 KB

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.

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More Than Tempt You 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
MaimeosAngelsEL More than 1 year ago
The fifth book in the series and this one is just as good as the first four books. This is Clint Holmes and Bethany (Beth) Banks’ story. What an emotional roller coaster More Than Tempt You was, with a plenty of highs and lows that will keep you captivated from the first to the last chapter. Determined to seek revenge on the woman who has caused so much pain to his family, Clint tracks her down in Hawaii. Imagine his shock when she is not at all what he was expecting. Instead he finds a woman who is vulnerable and not at all the corporate shark he expected. The chemistry between Clint and Bethany is intense and almost overpowering. What will happen when the truth comes out? Will Clint be able to convince Bethany that the feelings he has developed are real even though their relationship started out based on lies? Shayla Black writes stories that are strong, full of emotion and gripping. This series seems to get better and better with each book and I look forward to reading more in this series in the not to distant future.
Theresakerch-28 More than 1 year ago
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.
NadineBookaholic More than 1 year ago
I have been enjoying this series and I keep thinking THIS is my favorite but then the next book in the series comes out and I think well THIS IS MY FAVORITE and that is what I am saying again because this book was AMAZING! There is something about an enemy-to-lover romance that really calls to me but this was more than that because Bethany didn't know Clint, she knew his father, so the enemy part was one sided and that made it more intriguing. There has been a common thread between all of the books, all of the Reed siblings dislike their father, Barclay Reed, but none more so than Bethany and believe me when I tell you she has every reason to not only dislike her father but to downright hate him. Clint had my heart from the very beginning, anyone in his shoes would want revenge, it's a normal reaction and emotion but few people would actually go ahead and peruse it. Clint and Beth had an instant chemistry one they both fought, although for different reasons, but it was stronger than either of them and they finally gave in to it and boy oh boy talk about overheating your kindle! I listened to the AUDIOBOOK of this story and LOVED it. Narrator, Christian Fox, did a wonderful job bringing this story to life. You never had to guess who was talking during the dual POV because he had a different voice infliction for each so you knew exactly who's POV it was. Each of the books in this series can be read as a standalone but I would recommend reading them in order that way you get the full impact of the running thread that connects each of the books and it will not spoil anything for you. Happy Reading!!!
bbarneybooks28 More than 1 year ago
More Than Tempt You is the perfect title for Clint Holmes and Bethany Banks’ story because Clint’s plan to uncover the truth revolves around getting as close to Bethany as he can, but while finding his in wasn’t difficult once he found her location, keeping his connection with her as impersonal as possible is easier said than done, which not only complicates his plan for revenge but also makes him question everything he ever thought about her role in his family’s fall from grace. It’s fitting that most of Clint and Bethany’s story is told through his point-of-view. It’s his mission…his cause…his need for closure, so witnessing everything from his perspective allows readers to gain information as he does, sifting through all of the details of what happened as well as working to figure out who the real Bethany is because the version that he interacts with and gets closer to in Hawaii is nothing like the enemy he’s put everything on the line to take down. I have to admit…not getting Bethany’s viewpoint, at times, made it a bit difficult to understand her…to sort through the facts from the fiction…to ascertain just what kind of person her father’s demands made her and how different things could have been for her if she would have found a way to see through her father’s secrets and lies. Regardless of how plutonic Clint tried to make things between him and Bethany, it was clear he was a goner for her as soon as she showed herself to be something completely different that who Clint had pegged her as, which means that while he infiltrated her life with ulterior motives, everything changes for him, but what that means for uncovering the truth about what happened and the mess Clint will be in not if but when Bethany learns she’s been played, once again being used by a man who fooled her and treated her as a toy instead of the intelligent woman she is. I’ve really enjoyed Shayla Black’s More Than Words series, and More Than Tempt You was an intriguing read - one with a bit of mystery and drama as well as a quest for the truth mixed in. Clint and Bethany’s story may have started as an enemies-to-lovers, but it seems to turn into something else as soon as Clint questions who Bethany really is and what kind of closure he now wants/needs for both his family and himself. 4 Poison Apples
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PennieM More than 1 year ago
This week I read another enemies to lovers ARC and was not disappointed. Clint is devastated when his father has a heart attack and the company is in ruins. Someone has to pay and he is out for revenge. Bethany Banks is who is he looking for but she has disappeared until Clint's friend finds her working at a bar in Hawaii. Soon Clint finds himself in Hawaii and working as a bartender under an assumed name to get close to her. So many lies and deceit to find out the truth but will the truth make everything better? I did not read the rest of the series but was not lost and found this could be read as a stand alone. **Received this ARC for review**
Evampire9 More than 1 year ago
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.
grammyx3 More than 1 year ago
Barclay Reed can honestly be classified as the biggest jerk in the world. He has been arrested and charged with putting together a very elaborate Ponzi scheme which has bilked the clients of his investment firm out of millions of dollars. His daughter, Bethany Banks, worked for him at the investment firm and even though the FBI isn't charging her with any crimes Clint Holmes decides to find out for himelf if she is guilty. After all his family lost more than money - Clint and his two brothers lost their dad. The news of the loss of the millions he had invested was too much of a shock for him and Clint couldn't save him when his heart gave out. Clint discovers Bethany has fled to Hawaii and he decides to follow to get some answers. He wasn't planning to fall in love. More Than Tempt You by Shayla Back is the fifth book in her More Than Words Series. I loved this story! It was an emotional read with the meeting of two very strong, yet somewhat fragile characters in Bethany Banks and Clint Holmes. Having read the previous books in this series I understood the pain and disillusionment Bethany endured from her father. His treatment of her was dispicable. No surprise after reading how he treated his other children in previous books. It was great getting to see the siblings and their spouses from the previous stories. I absoluted loved the scene in the birthing room where they all gathered for the birth of Maxon's and Keely's baby girl. The dialogue was hilarious and the song playlist made me laugh out loud. Shayla Black has written a super sexy yet emotionally pleasing story and I highly recommend it!
MaryJoMI More than 1 year ago
Clint has worked hard to forge his own path but suddenly losing his Dad sends him down a path for vengeance. Seeking out Bethany, the woman he believes caused his father’s death leads him to a woman that completely takes him by surprise. As he gets to know Bethany, he finds it hard to fight his attraction for her. She is a confident, strong woman that also has a soft heart and a desire to help others. So not what he expected. Of course, the bubble that they have created for themselves won’t last forever. What happens when Clint’s secrets are revealed? Even worse, when Bethany’s father surfaces? Will they still have a chance for love? I loved how this story kept us connected to Bethany’s family that she recently met. They are a great support and allow us to learn more about the characters that we met in the other books in the series. We also get all the amazing sexy encounters between Clint and Bethany as they get to know each other.
Sandy-thereadingcafe More than 1 year ago
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.
beausmommy More than 1 year ago
This is the fifth book in the More Than Words series. We met some of the family in the earlier books. This is the story of Bethany, one of Barclay Reed’s illegitimate children. She is trying to start a new life in Hawaii with her half siblings and recover from her father’s betrayal. Clint is looking for revenge. In his mind, his father’s death was directly caused by Bethany and her father in a giant scheme to steal money from their clients investment firm. Just like the earlier books, Ms. Black helps us invest in the characters from the beginning. Despite flaws in both of them, we can’t help but continue to cheer for their relationship. I have always admired stories where the hero and heroine don’t waver in their feelings. They may have trouble staying the course and overcoming obstacles but they never give up on the love they find. I look forward to the next story!!!
szelisk More than 1 year ago
Another amazing book in the More than Words series!! Just when you think it could not get any better, it does! Clint and Bethany’s story, will draw you in from page 1. Their story makes you realize, sometimes things are not always as they seem. Another AMAZING book by Shayla and a MUST read in my book!!
MBurton More than 1 year ago
More Than Tempt You is a standalone in the More Than Words series. Each book focuses on one of the Barclay siblings, 3 brothers and 2 sisters. While this series has an overall theme of one father who has ruined their worlds in a different way, you do not have to read in order. You learn real quick in the beginning what Beth is dealing with. If you have read any of the previous books, you do get a small introduction to Beth and it wasn't a flattering picture for her. After learning what kind of man their father was, it was no surprise he had at least one of the siblings fooled. What you learn in this book was just how he fooled her and how truly horrible this man is. I knew he was bad when the other siblings talked about him but in Beth's story, you get the worst of it. Honestly it's surprising how Beth still has a good side to her after what her father forced her into over the years. You get a whole new Beth in this book. Her blindfold was ripped off and truths were revealed that left her reeling in the aftermath. Clint wants revenge and he believes Beth deserves everything that's coming to her. He wants answers and he wants her to pay but that's hard to do when you can't find her. He gets a lucky break when a friend of his tells him he found her in Maui. Coming at her for answers hasn't worked so he has to devise a plan to sneak into her life to find the answers. I'm usually on edge when one of the couple's is deceiving the other cause you know the truth will all come out in a disastrous way. That does happen, but it was also done in a way that made me love how they got to know each other. I don't see how it could have happened any other way with the situation they were in. It still took me a long time to like Beth but I loved Clint. Even with him being the deceiver, he was honorable and protected her even in the face of his anger. This has been a really enjoyable series. I've loved getting to know all of these siblings and their journey to finding love in the face of the bitterness they all felt due to their father. It was great to see all of them and their significant others come together for Beth in this book. Great series!
nku More than 1 year ago
More Than Tempt You (More Than Words #5) by Shayla Black.... I enjoyed this 5th book in the MORE THAN WORDS series. Thanks to the publisher and for allowing me to preview it. Clint Holmes(after news his life savings have been stolen his dad drops dead in front of him) and Bethany..Beth(worked with her father(she is his illegitimate. and may or may not have helped him steal from their investors). This story has all the feels, the tears, laughter, suspense, suspicion, deceit and steamy sex all leading to a very HEA. Reasons I enjoyed this book: Easy-to-read Entertaining Great world building Happily Ever After Page-turner Romantic Steamy Tear-jerker Unpredictable Witty Wonderful characters
Lashea677 More than 1 year ago
Shayla Black is one author that knows her stuff. She's not afraid to go beyond the beauty and expose the flaws that are often glossed over in romance. She dares to be bold and show the human side not just the fairytale fantasy. More than Tempt You begins as a temptation. A plot for revenge proves a wake-up call for two guarded hearts. Clint has seen his share of tragedy, will he be instrumental in becoming his own undoing? Broken hearts, hidden agendas, explosive chemistry and tons of emotion, make for a wild ride anytime Ms. Black is running the show.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago