Review: More Than Need You by Shayla Black (More Than Words #2)


Note: This ARC was provided by the author via The Hype PR and Bare Naked Words in exchange for an honest review.

Hmmm. It's been several hours since I finished reading More Than Need You, the second novel in the More Than Words series from Shayla Black and I'm still not entirely sure about the rating I'm going to give it. I've been waiting to read Griffin Reed and Britta Stone's second chance romance ever since I finished the series starter, More Than Want You, but now that I'm done with Griffin and Britta's story, I'm left...erm...somewhat at a loss. These two were together and then separated. He realizes his mistake since she was the best thing to have ever happened to him, but he doesn't seem to be as miserable as he claims to be--after all, there was no shortage to the number of women who shared his bed. But then Griffin finds out later on that he and Britta have a son, and now she's engaged to be married to someone else, so he decides it's time for him to go after what he wants and that's the family he didn't know he already had. He wants a chance to prove to Britta that he's a changed man and that he's worthy to have her and their son. Griffin's got sixty days to show her that they're everything he needs and more.

I love a well-written second chance romance, and Shayla Black knows how to tell a good love story. My main issue with this second book in the More Than Words series is the male main character himself. I already knew going in that Griffin had a reputation, but for this man to be disappointed over the fact that Britta had been with at least one  other man yet failing to take into consideration the fact that he's slept with countless women left a bad taste in my mouth. I've encountered A LOT of male main characters who were playboys and manwhores and I'm not a fan of the hypocrisy that comes into play. Unfortunately, that's what happened here with Griffin, and the fact that he seemed to have only realized that he wanted Britta again after he learned about their son and her engagement didn't earn him any points. I struggled to like the guy, although I do appreciate the effort he put into winning Britta back and trying to be the best possible father for their son. I had high hopes for this, and while the writing was good, I wasn't a fan of the characters nor the direction of the story, so I'm giving More Than Need You three stars. ♥

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Read my reviews for the More Than Words series:


More Than Want You (book one) - four stars - My Review

More Than Need You (book two) - three stars - My Review (posted above)

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Date Read: 15 June 2017

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