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Originally published as part of the USA Today bestselling anthology Eye Candy, So Much More is the perfect addition to New York Times bestselling author J. Daniels’ Alabama Summer series!

All four couples from the Alabama Summer series—Ben and Mia, Luke and Tessa, Beth and Reed, and CJ and Riley—come together on Halloween night in this thrilling addition to the series. Between unexpected surprises, haunted mazes, sexy stolen moments, and good old-fashioned trick-or-treating, this Halloween promises shocks, thrills, and happiness for the beloved Alabama Summer crew.

80 pages, ebook

First published April 3, 2018

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J. Daniels

20 books7,864 followers
J. Daniels is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Alabama Summer, Dirty Deeds and Sweet Addiction series.

Best known for her sexy, small-town romances, her debut novel, Sweet Addiction, was first published in 2014 and went on to become an international bestseller. Since then, she has published more than ten novels, including the Dirty Deeds series with Forever Romance.

Daniels grew up in Baltimore and currently lives in Maryland with her husband and three kids. A former full-time Radiologic Technologist, she began writing romance after college and quickly discovered a passion for it. You'll still catch her in scrubs every now and then, but most of her time is spent writing these days—a career she is eternally grateful for.

Always an avid reader, Daniels enjoys books of all kinds, but favors Romance (of course) and Fantasy. She loves hiking, traveling, going to the mountains for the weekend, and spending time with her family.

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CONTACT: jessica@authorjdaniels.com

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Profile Image for Cristiina♡Reads.
574 reviews3,299 followers
April 3, 2018
➳A novella filled with so much passion, raw and deep emotions that captivate you to yet again all the BAMA boys, but also filled with a mixture of cuteness over-load over a mini BAMA boy that I am slowly becoming obsessed with...

➳Four love stories that we know of, and now add a fifth one because ladies and gentlemen, Nolan is going to steal your heart and break many more in his way. All the beautiful BAMA boys are back, ready to conquer and enamor the hearts of those who read about them. Their partners in crime are there by their sides and hell, they are all just absolutely perfect! Obviously we know from the previous books in the BAMA series the situations that each character has engulfed themselves in. Ben with Mia, moving forward with a family of two little precious boys after the former, heart stopping news about her “sickness.” Tessa and Luke trying very hard to start a family, still with a love that can burn almost anything. Reed and Beth getting it on in a supply closet that is left suspicious afterwards… yeah, you read that right! Kinky s*** happens in these novellas. And of course we cannot forget about the newly opened couple CJ and Riley with their “honeymoon” phase and love that can conquer so many.

➳Overall, this is an anthology that J. Daniels has not only brought to sooth the angst of her readers for more BAMA boys, but she is also giving snippets of maybe future books in regards to other characters in this series **COUGH COUGH- grown up Nolan- COUGH COUGH** I enjoyed every word in this anthology, and I am so glad I read it because now I really want more BAMA boys!

➳If you want to catch up on the Alabama Series by J. Daniels, here are all the books in the series that can be read in order (just in case of spoilers for those who don’t read them in order), plus her new upcoming and sixth installment in the series, coming soon:
Where I Belong (#1)All I Want (#2)When I Fall (#3)Where We Belong (#4)What I Need (#5)Say I’m Your (#6)

➳ARC kindly provided by SMP for Eye Candy, in exchange for an honest review...

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1,260 reviews9,928 followers
April 3, 2018
*****FIVE STARS*****
{ARC Generously Provided by Publisher}

SO MUCH MORE which is a part of the ALABAMA SUMMER series was originally released as part of the Halloween anthology EYE CANDY. Now it's being released as a separate novella, and those of you who love this series really need to pick this one up!

It’s Halloween and some of the couples have some life-altering changes coming their way. There are some tender moments, heartbreaking moments, and some hotter than hell panty melting moments!! I don’t know why I do this so often but I tend to read books in a series, out of sequence. While each book in the Alabama Summer series is about a different couple and can be read as standalones, all of these characters are either family or friends so they are all connected. I started this series by reading the last book, and while I only met the other couples briefly in that one, I was still able to follow and enjoy this short novella. So anyone who hasn’t read any of the books will still be able to enjoy this one.

In Ben and Mia’s story, they both just learn that Mia is pregnant with their third child. While they are beyond thrilled, Mia worries about telling her best friend, Tessa. Tessa and Luke have been trying to get pregnant for a while without success. They’re starting to lose hope and Mia wants to be considerate of her best friend’s feelings.

Luke takes Tessa on a date to a haunted house attraction to get her mind off of their baby making issues. He’s not particularly into the Halloween festivities but he’d do anything for the love of his life. Their heart to heart over how having a baby or not will affect their relationship will leave you swooning over Luke.

Reed and Beth are expecting their first baby and a scare early into the pregnancy has affected their once wild and kinky sex life. While the sex is always phenomenal, Reed has been keeping it ”vanilla” and Beth is starting to lose her mind. She wants the kink back and the two will do just that in the storage room in the back of the bar that Beth works at. Panties will be incinerated! I guarantee it!

CJ and Riley are still living together and even more in love. While at the Halloween party at the bar, CJ proposes to Riley in front of all of their close friends and family! It was great getting to see this couple embark on their “Happily Ever After”.

The last story is the CUTEST!!! It looks like Nolan is going to be a chip off the old block. He’s as romantic as Ben. Maybe there’s a book for this adorable couple which will take place fifteen to twenty years in the future?

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Profile Image for JewelsyGoolsy.
564 reviews93 followers
April 21, 2018
The kid’s POV was the best. Hope Nolan and Princess Ryan gets their own book one day.
Profile Image for Tpagirl Loves Romance.
1,584 reviews128 followers
November 24, 2018
So Much More was a novella within J Daniels Alabama Summer series. I loved catching up with our favorite heroes and heroines: Ben/MIA, Reed/Beth, Luke/Tessa and CJ/Riley.

It was a quick read with a chapter devoted to each couple. Additionally, Nolan, Ben and Mia’s six year old son, had a chapter. It was great to catch up with everyone and there was no drama, just wonderful little snippets of updates.
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799 reviews1,009 followers
December 10, 2018
5 'Bama Halloween' Stars!

Gah, I love this crew so much! So Much More was exactly what I was hoping: a great way to catch up with all my beloved characters from the Alabama Summer series. It was sugary sweet, funny, super sexy and emotional. We got to catch up with all the characters but the best thing was Nolan's POV and his absolutely adorable way to love his princess Ryan (I can't wait to read their story!!!). This crew has a special place in my heart and this novella was the perfect way to get my fix of them again. Well done, J. Daniels!
Profile Image for Angela (Reading Frenzy Book Blog).
932 reviews440 followers
April 11, 2018
It’s been awhile since I’ve read most of the books in the Alabama Summer series, so it was nice to be reminded of how much I love those Bama Boys. So Much More is a novella that takes place on Halloween, and each chapter is about a different couple, written from the man’s point of view.

There seems to be a common theme: each man realizing he hasn’t shown his woman the depth of his love. There are many tender moments, but a heck of a lot of laughs as well. It’s difficult to pick which story is my favorite, but the gathering of all the characters at the big Halloween party is a hilarious highlight. This was a joy to read. If you haven’t read the Alabama Summer series yet, consider this an appetizer. Go get your entrees!

So Much More originally appeared in the anthology Eye Candy.

*I voluntarily read an early copy of Eye Candy. This does not affect the content of my review.*
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699 reviews174 followers
April 6, 2018
Alabama Summer Series lovers, you are in for a delightful TREAT with this one because oh my swoony feels and cuteness overload!!! This novella was just that— SO. MUCH. MORE. It's complete and utter PERFECTION. My heart's bursting at the seams with so much love for these characters; I didn't know how much I truly missed each and every single one of them until I was deeply engrossed in their lives again. It feels so good to be back! God, these Bama Boys are LIFE and this novella will certainly quench your thirst of being reunited with them. Needless to say, I was freaking giddy down to my toes the entire time reading this one. J. Daniels knows how to rock a freaking anthology like it's nobody's business.

We get five amazing POVs in this novella—Ben's, Luke's, Reed's, CJ's, and Nolan's. Yup, you read that last one right! And boy, are you in for something really sweet and heart-melting from this little man. Ben Kelly starts So Much More with a tummy-tumbling and rather delicious bang. Ben and Mia's family has always had a special place in my heart. They just have the most ridiculously adorable family. Ever. And we witness a ton of that goodness here. Reed and Beth has something very kinky happening in the storage room of McGill's that will make you blush and giggle like a teenager. Luke and Tessa goes on a trip to the haunted woods that will creep you out—because damn man-baby—but ends up making you all weepy and emotional instead. These two have been my favorite from the start and seeing them struggle to have a baby will never cease to break my heart every time. CJ and Riley will ramp up the butterflies in your tummy for what they have in store. They'll make you squeal with glee and have you sighing like a lovesick fool all over again. And then there's Sir Nolan. Let's just say that this mighty knight will own your heart (if he hasn't already) by the end of this novella.

So Much More was the very first novella I dove into when I got Eye Candy and, let's face it, the main reason I was dying to get my hands on this. Because... Bama Boys! Need I say more? Get ready to swoon and melt. Sigh and burn up. Sniffle and break down. Laugh and wipe happy tears. J. Daniels will take you trick-or-treating back to Alabama and make you wish for the next book in this epic series already.

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Profile Image for Mindy Lou's Book Review.
2,643 reviews613 followers
April 5, 2018
I read this in the Eye Candy anthology and really enjoyed it. These short stories were cute and they were like an extra epilogue into all the characters from the Alabama series.
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673 reviews489 followers
November 20, 2019
No. Just no.

I read this series out of order. So I read this chaptar about Beth and Reed not having previously read their full-length book. And it's safe to say I won't. Because their chapter was weird and it freaked me out. Yuck and ouch!

Also Tessa pissed me off by being more of a jerk than she usually is.

The rest was meh.

So overall this was awful.
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886 reviews277 followers
March 27, 2019
2nd time reading. Originally read from Eye Candy anthology 🎃


Reading So Much More by J. Daniels was like coming home. I laughed. I cried. And of course, I swooned. Because there's no one like the Bama Boys. They own me, body and soul #sigh.

Reading each little story and that special one at the end had me squealing and jumping up and down, like a little kid #feels.

J. Daniels sure knows the way to my heart. These characters are everything. I will never get enough of them, ever.
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2,115 reviews54 followers
January 18, 2022

Me gusto mucho mas de lo que imaginaba. Al no ser la mayor fan de esta serie pense que no conseguiria disfrutar del todo estas escenas extras pero la verdad es que me lo pase genial pasando las paginas de este breve libro.

Obviamente algunas de estas parejas me agradan mas que otras, no obstante, en su mayoria me gusto lo que narran.

En fin, una coleccion de escenas añadidas muy amena y que lei casi sin darme cuenta. Recomendable especialmente si quieres una novela ligera o si como yo, disfrutas leyendo sobre el dia a dia de las parejas literarias ya consolidadas xDD.

3.25 Estrellas!
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721 reviews8 followers
April 5, 2020
2020: Podtrzymuję swoją ocenę! Nadal to było bardzo przyjemne i przyjemnie się czytało.

2018: Nie mogę dać inaczej!!! POV Nolana rozłożył mnie na łopatki i nie wiedziałam czy płaczę ze śmiechu czy ze wzruszenia!!!
Uwielbiam tych ludzi :D
Profile Image for Serena Loves Books.
1,241 reviews71 followers
July 10, 2020
Amando Halloween ahora mismo!!!

So much more de J. Daniels serie Alabama Summer libro 5.5

Mí humilde opinión:

J. Daniels trae de nuevo a las parejas de libros anteriores para Halloween:

Mía y Ben, ahora casados y enamorados como el primer día...

Tienen a Nolan y Chase pero Mía le tiene nuevas noticias sobre la cigüeña...

Reed y Beth, otro matrimonio feliz que extraña ponerse travieso, encienden las páginas aquí...

Luke y Tessa y su deseo de ser padres...

CJ y Riley sorprendiendo a todos con un anuncio...

Y lo más adorable... Nolan de seis años declarándose al amor de su vida.

Todas muy dulces historias, siempre espero saber más de estos personajes porque me encanta esta serie!
Profile Image for BookSmackedMel.
911 reviews333 followers
April 3, 2018
Oh I love these characters, I've missed them so very much and love that we got to see the Bama Boys again. I especially loved the fact that we got a chapter from each of them and a bonus chapter IMO that had me smiling and giggling so hard. It was the cutest thing ever.
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493 reviews1 follower
April 6, 2020
za Nolana samego powinno sie dac 5tala:) ale ja jeszcze doloze do tego Luka i Tessę. oni zawsze byli moimi faworytami;) biedny Klaun:D:D nie jest to być może najwyższych lotów, nie rozszarpie emocjonalnie i nie porzuci bezbronnego na pastwę emocji i łez, ale...bawilam sie swietnie:) a Nolan rozwalił bank:D to jak spotkanie paczki przyjaciół dawno nie widzianych.
Profile Image for Joy (joyousreader).
440 reviews26 followers
August 3, 2018

There is a reason why J. Daniels is my favorite author! I have no doubt this novella was going to be amazing, because how couldn't it? The Alabama Summer Series Gang have a special place in my heart and in the Eye Candy Anthology, they once again stole my heart!

With SO MUCH MORE you get cuteness from Ben and Mia, kinky hotness from Reed and Beth, funny as hell scenes with Luke and Tessa and a surprise from CJ and Riley.

But the best?! The VERY best?! You get the most adorable chapter with Sir Nolan as the main character. This kid has my whole heart and I can't wait for him to grow up and get his own story.

Once again, I'm in love with Jessica's writing!
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2,351 reviews95 followers
April 5, 2018
This is a short novella that catches you up on everyone and what’s going on with their lives and how they are moving on. And Nolan gets his own little beginning too and if you defy you not to smile when reading his chapter. It’s just too cute.

Can’t wait for more in this series especially a story for Nolan and Ryan in the future.
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2,391 reviews13 followers
April 8, 2018
This is one of my favorite series! I love these Bama Boys and their ladies so much! Getting all of their POV's was everything! This is one series I can never get enough of! It was sweet and sexy! Can't wait to read little Nolan's book someday!
Profile Image for Jessica {Litnoob}.
1,183 reviews86 followers
May 22, 2019
There was a lot of angst and love and happiness and sexy times wrapped up in this short little novella. Kinda perfect. But let’s be real, the guy who stole the show was Nolan, and it was just perfect.
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899 reviews
April 6, 2020
4+, fajnie było wrócić do bohaterów Alabamy :D najlepiej bawiłam się z Lukiem i Tessą :) co do Nolana to niezły z niego mały romantyk :D
Profile Image for Afini.
173 reviews
April 3, 2018
I’ve read this before and I LOVE IT JUST THE SAME!!!!! it’s so good to meet all the gang again and remember their own stories ❤️❤️ after reading So Much More, it just makes me want SO MUCH MORE hello mrs daniels !!!! I want Nolan and Ryan’s book ASAP PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE
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439 reviews39 followers
November 5, 2018
5 addictive stars

“The good you give me, babe? The good I feel every fuckin’ day knowing I’m attached to you is more good than I ever fuckin’ deserve to feel. I know it is.”

So Much More by J. Daniels is the perfect novella to the Alabama Summer series. I've missed these characters so, oh so fucking much. I can't even begin to tell you how much I LOVE this series. It has to be my all-time favourite.


“This is real- the way she's looking at me. Those big, blue flames burning me up the way they always do. There she is.”

I loved the fact that we got a chapter from each of the Bama Boys. It's IMPOSSIBLE for me to choose which couple I love the most, but I have to have a little word for Luke and Tessa. They hold such a special space in my heart. Luke 's chapter was so emotional, I just love them so fucking much. And Nolan ....oh my heart just couldn't handle his cuteness.


How CUTE is Nolan, though??? Ugh, he's literally THE CUTEST.


I need need NEED more of them all. So Much More has made me feel so many feels. I smiled, swooned, laughed and even shared a few tears. I never, ever want this series to end.
Therefore, I highly, HIGHLY recommend this book AND this series.

“Wow,” I chuckle, looking to the ceiling. “God, I am so glad I committed all those crimes on the way over here. Lock me up now. I won’t fight you, Darlin’.”


*ARC generously provided in exchange for an honest review.*

The Alabama Summer series

Where I Belong (Alabama Summer, #1) by J. Daniels Ben & Mia's story
All I Want (Alabama Summer, #2) by J. Daniels Luke & Tessa's story
When I Fall (Alabama Summer, #3) by J. Daniels Reed & Beth's story
Where We Belong (Alabama Summer, #4) by J. Daniels Ben & Mia's novella
What I Need (Alabama Summer, #5) by J. Daniels CJ & Riley's story
So Much More (Alabama Summer, #5.5) by J. Daniels Bama Boys' novella
All We Want (Alabama Summer, #6) by J. Daniels Luke & Tessa book 2
Say I'm Yours (Alabama Summer, #7) by J. Daniels Jake's story (CJ's brother)
Profile Image for Elsa Gomes (BookishAurora).
2,005 reviews261 followers
April 3, 2018
Rate: +5/ 5 stars

Every Bama boys fan out there needs to read this, our boys are back and better than ever!!

Reading this was the sweetest experience ever, each chapter was sweeter than the previous one. It was so good to catch up with all our Bama Boys. Oh how I had missed them, their sexiness and their sweetness. They are all so perfect and little Nolan, oh Nolan already owns my heart and I cannot wait for him to get his own book, because I know that he has the potential to be the best of them all. I love his heart, just like his Mama. He's the sweetest little thing.

But before Nolan's book I want another book with all of the gang where all babies are born, specially Luke and Tessa's, they deserves their own baby or babies. I need that to happen for them! Or I will cry!

If you've never read Daniels' Alabama Summer series, here are the links to each book, go get them fam because you need to read them all!!! This is seriously one of my fav series.

➳ Where I Belong ✦Amazon UK | Amazon US
➳ All I Want ✦ Amazon UK | Amazon US
➳ When I Fall ✦ Amazon UK | Amazon US
➳ Where We Belong ✦ Amazon UK | Amazon US
➳ What I Need ✦ Amazon UK | Amazon US

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Profile Image for Candyce Kirk.
1,160 reviews34 followers
April 5, 2018
This was so cute. Loved reading more about some amazing characters. I understand even better now why everyone wants Nolan to have a book. He's so cute <3. I need more!
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1,293 reviews21 followers
April 8, 2018
This is J. Daniel's sinfully sexy short story and wow. I loved it so much , it is great to revisit characters that have you loved from previous books. This story was sexy and exciting and there is also a great surprise added in as well :) ok now i am off to read the other books in this collection, which i am sure will be just as amazing.
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9,520 reviews147 followers
April 3, 2018
Ben he speaks his mind to his woman, “are you gonna put on that hot-as-eff angel getup you bought and deny me, baby? That’s just cruel.” I really liked this novella, loved seeing all the boys and having the story in each of their perspectives.
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1,896 reviews43 followers
July 19, 2018
I love these couples all of them. My favorite are Tessa and luke Ben and Mia and Reed and Beth. I really hope Tessa and Luke get what they want, I think they both deserve it. Luke is such a good man I want the best for both of them. J Daniels you need to make that happen lol.
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2,543 reviews23 followers
April 5, 2018

What great read with all the Bama men showing how sweet and sexy they are and Nolan steals the show. Love it. Makes you want to re-read the Bama series again.
April 7, 2018
Aww I loved So Much More ... it was everything .. Geesh these bama boys leave you wanting more. And lordy how cute was Nolan 🐲🐉
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