Release Date: October 28, 2014
Series: Chasing the Dream #0.5
Review Source: eBook for review from author
Synopsis: (from Goodreads)
Keyboardist Kyle Cross may look like a bad boy with his tattoos and piercings, but he’s really the good guy who’s always stuck fixing his band’s problems and never gets the girl. His band is competing in a college Battle of the Bands, but when their bassist doesn't show, Kyle must track her down with the help of the person he least expects: his ex-girlfriend Alexis Monroe.
Kyle hasn’t seen Alexis since she dumped him in high school, and she’s dropped her preppy image for fiery red hair and a bold new attitude to match. With only hours before his band goes on stage, Kyle has to be a little bad if he wants to win both the Battle and the girl he's never gotten over. But when their old problems resurface, the good guy might just get his heart broken all over again.
I absolutely loved Elizabeth Briggs’ debut, More Than Music, so I jumped at the chance to review its prequel novella, More Than Exes. I was looking forward to reading about Kyle’s romance, and the book did not disappoint. Briggs’ writing style is so addictive! Kyle is this rough looking tattooed rocker with the personality of the sweet boy next door, so it was a lot of fun to hear from his POV.
More Than Exes is a novella, so there's a pretty quick pace to both the general story and the romance, but it’s a pace that fits the situation. Romance wise there's a history between the characters, which automatically makes a fast happening romance more believable. In terms of general pacing I loved how frenetic some parts felt. It really matched the Battle of the Bands scene and the excited crowd atmosphere.
Whether you have or haven’t read More Than Music I definitely recommend you check this one out. If you have read the book it’s a perfect little taste of the characters from a different perspective, and if you haven’t, it’s a perfect introduction. Basically? A very, very cute New Adult novella.
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