More Than Desire You – More Than Words Read Online Shayla Black

Categories Genre: Alpha Male, Erotic, Romance Tags Authors:

Total pages in book: 100
Estimated words: 98112 (not accurate)
Estimated Reading Time in minutes: 491(@200wpm)___ 392(@250wpm)___ 327(@300wpm)

I seduced her for revenge…but I won’t let up until she’s mine

I’m Xavian Costa—financial master, maverick, and manwhore. Since my dad ran out before I was born and my best friend slept with the woman I intended to marry, I don’t get close to people. But Parker, who poached my ex, is now a bestselling author with a movie deal, and he’s modeled his villain after me to ruin my reputation. I want revenge.

Then his innocent little sister, all grown up, traipses into my office. To save her burgeoning business, she needs a fake fiancé. Since she’s the sexiest brunette I’ve ever seen, I’m happy to help—for a price.

We begin our whirlwind “engagement,” and I get to know Corinne, not as the gawky teenager I remember, but as a beautiful woman.. She’s sweet, sassy, and smart as hell. I admire her kindness. I relate to her ambition. And I love the way she moans when I take her to bed. Soon, I’m falling and questioning my plans to use her to destroy Parker. But when our sham blows up in my face, I’ll have to prove to Corinne that I feel more than desire for her until she says yes for real.

**More Than Desire You is part of the Reed Family Reckoning Contemporary Romance series, but every book can be read as a standalone. A HOT, romantic story with strong language, sexy times, no cliffhangers, and a guaranteed happily ever after!**

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Thursday, Late August



I figured I would be notorious someday…but I didn’t count on it happening like this.

My phone buzzes for about the hundredth time in the last ten minutes. I glance at the screen. “Son of a bitch.”

Again, I silence the device. Still nothing but paparazzi, press, and professional gossipmongers wanting me to comment about my former “friend’s” monster bestseller Pushed Too Far. So they can twist my words to fit their BS narrative? Fuck that.

It’s a goddamn Thursday, and the Dow is ending the session by taking a dump. Since I’m a broker who helps manage a few billion dollars of other people’s money, I expected at least a few panicked calls from investors. This morning has been too silent. It’s a bad sign. I’ve gritted my teeth so much, it’s a wonder my molars aren’t dust.

Across the breakfast table, the oldest of my half siblings, Maxon Reed, cocks his head. “Damn, X. You weren’t kidding. The shit over this book really has blown up.”

“Right in my face,” I grouse, stabbing a potato with my fork. “It was bad enough when that fictionalized ‘tell-all’ piece of trash released and shot to the top of the bestseller lists.” It sat there, packed full of lies, for months. Unfortunately, it’s back again because the movie is dropping.


“I remember the speculation. Everyone wanted to know the true identity of the nefarious Xayden Coast character.”

I snort. It wasn’t too hard for internet sleuths to prowl through author Parker Emerson’s past to come up with my name and spread it. After all, Xavian Costa is ridiculously close. Media outlets picked up on it and speculated about me some more. Parker has stopped just shy of confirming my identity in interviews. He knows I’d sue the shit out of him. But it hasn’t mattered. Readers everywhere believe my former pal’s supposed poor-little-rich-boy account of his college years, despite the fact it’s only half the story.

“Parker didn’t do much to hide my name. Since the studio changed the release date of the movie to take advantage of the summer season and they’ve launched a big PR campaign, the public’s curiosity has intensified again.”

“You’ve never defended yourself. Why not tell your side of the story?” my second-oldest half brother, Griffin Reed, suggests.

“No one cares about the truth.” That would make the media’s golden boy look like the backstabbing sack of shit he is. It’s easier to pile onto the self-made suit, especially since I’m the bastard son of the infamous Ponzi-scheme swindler Barclay Reed. I never met the man. But since that inconvenient truth refutes their salacious tale, it will be left out.

Griff sighs. “Good point. Unfortunately, it will get worse before it gets better.”

I’ve already figured that out. This morning’s gossip rags sported such ridiculous headlines as Shocking Diary Entry Reveals Parker Emerson Barely Survived Financial Thug and Emerson’s Bullish Tormentor Slammed as Savage.

“Are you sure you want to partner up with me? It’s obviously a fucking inopportune time…” As much as I want to be in business with the two brothers I discovered a couple of years ago and admire the hell out of, I have to give them an out. For the last few years, their thriving real estate business here on the islands has been expanding all over the Pacific Rim. Sure, we’ll be able to really grow clients’ investment portfolios and property fortunes if we team up, but this bullshit can’t jeopardize my brothers’ reputations.