In the past few weeks I have mentioned this book a few times in different blog posts. Today I am back to participate in the blog tour with my review of More Than Love You. Want to know what I thought of the book? Keep reading.
I have to say that even though you clearly see the people on this cover, I have a different image of Noah and Harlow in my mind. I love that this cover is black and white except for her lips and the word love. I am a big fan of black and white pictures with hints of red.
Noah was a talented NFL football player, but retired. After one too many concussions it was time to call it quits. That and another secret he rather not admit to the world. He buys a house in a Hawaii and the last thing he expects to see is a beautiful woman lounging beside his pool. He’s instantly attracted to her and they agree to an arrangement of them sleeping together and she’ll help him with his secret. Is it possible for them to just sleep together and not feel anything more?
I really enjoyed this book. If you’ve read more reviews and articles on the blog, you will know that I am a fan of sportsromances. Noah may be retired, but he was playing sports for quite awhile. He’s shocked when he sees Harlow for the first time and is pretty impressed. Before he knows it, he can’t see himself without her. Is that what love is? He’s not quite sure. Harlow is running away from something, but he’s not sure what. Harlow is a feisty woman and is willing to sleep with him, but makes it clear she doesn’t want anything else. I guess this kind of makes Noah want her more. I loved how everything is built up and they slowly start opening up their walls to the other. Slowly they allow themselves to be vunerable, even though that’s something they’re not sure how to be. Noah handles this a little better than Harlow at times. I loved the pacing in this story, while some decisions a lot of people would think are insane, I think they fit them perfectly (I can’t give away too much). My only complaints really are the fact that we didn’t get Harlow’s POV. The last chapter was the only chapter we were able to read stuff from her POV. Other than that we didn’t really get much insight in how she thinks. I think that would’ve added a lot and made this book even more intense. And to me this book was a bit too much about sex in the beginning. I’m all for romance in a book, but for me this was a bit much before the real story even started. Other than that I really did enjoy this book and I loved these characters. The added songs that the characters listen to in this book are amazing. The author has great taste in music. This is the third book in the More Than Words series. They’re standalones, but when I just looked this up I noticed the first two books are about Harlow’s brothers. I really want to read them now, because I loved them and their wives in this book.
Noah isn’t the typical football player. A lot of people think he is, but he is more than that. Leaving the sport is really hard for him and hiding what he is, makes it hard on him. Noah is determined to do something with football, he just needs some time. Harlow was an unexpected surprise and for some reason he really feels the need to protect her. He is surprised he feels so much and is starting to wonder if that’s what love feels like. Noah gets frustrated when Harlow is distant. I loved Noah though. He’s kind of like a teddy bear. I think a lot of women (and men) wouldn’t mind a guy like him. He fights for the ones he loves and doesn’t give up easily.
Harlow didn’t have the best childhood and her parents will definitely not win parents of the year awards. This definitely changed her in ways that aren’t really good. She doesn’t think she’s meant for love and isn’t sure how to trust others. Her upbringing made her think that isn’t possible. When someone gets too close, she builds walls. She tries conving Noah it’s only about sex, but it’s clear that she’s just lying to herself. Harlow is stubborn, but very caring. Her dream is to have kids of her own, but the loving marriage isn’t something she sees herself having. A lot happened in her past and it’s completely understandable she is the way she is. My heart hurt for her. No one deserves parents like that.
Other than that we read a lot about her brothers and their wives. I loved these four and would so love more about them. So like I said, when I found out the first two books are about them, I added them to my wishlist. From the sound of it those books won’t be all easy either, but I love it when they eventually get a happily ever after!
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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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Another book you guys should definitely read! At the back of the book I noticed that Shayla Black has written a lot of books. This was my first book by her, so I will definitely have to read more. Have any of you ever read anything by her that I need to read?