Book Review: More than Want You by Shayla Black

I’m Maxon Reed—real estate mogul, shark, asshole. If a deal isn’t high profile and big money, I pass. Now that I’ve found the property of a lifetime, I’m jumping. But one tenacious bastard stands between me and success—my brother. I’ll need one hell of a devious ploy to distract cynical Griff. Then fate drops a luscious redhead in my lap who’s just his type.

Sassy College senior Keeley Kent accepts my challenge to learn how to become Griff’s perfect girlfriend. But somewhere between the makeover and the witty conversation, I’m having trouble resisting her. The quirky dreamer is everything I usually don’t tolerate. But she’s beyond charming. I more than want her; I’m desperate to own her. I’m not even sure how drastic I’m willing to get to make her mine—but I’m about to find out.

My Thoughts


I enjoyed the reader writing in male pov. I quite enjoyed that part of it. Maxon is a real estate mogul in Maui who works hard and does whatever he can for a deal. Being rivals with his brother, he is even more competitive. At a bar one night he sees a woman sing and concocts a plan. She’s what his brother would get tongue-tied over. So, he approaches her to see if she’ll distract his brother. Only he finds he’s got a connection to her.

It was angsty and emotional. Keely is hurt because she feels like he wants her to be his whore and she only wants the brothers to talk and work their shit out. It comes to a head when he chooses his deal over her.

It was good but a little long and the ending could’ve been a little better with the explanations. It leads up to the next book with another set of characters.

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