More Than Once (Chasing the Dream #4) (Elizabeth Briggs)


She’s trying to be good. He loves it when she’s bad.

Andrew West is done being the nice guy. After a marriage proposal gone wrong, he’s started over in a new city and he’s never risking his heart again. 

Becca Collins is done being the bad girl. After quitting the band she played bass for, she’s going to prove to her family that she’s really changed. 

When Becca’s dumped by her boyfriend and fired from her job on Christmas Eve, all seems lost, until she runs into a former one night stand—Andrew. To impress her parents, Becca convinces him to pretend to be her perfect boyfriend for their holiday dinner.

After Andrew shows Becca he’s all bad boy in the bedroom, neither wants to pretend anymore. But when Becca’s invited to rejoin her band for a show and Andrew’s forced to face his ex, they both wonder if they’re ready to take a leap again—or if they’re doomed to fail in life and love a second time.

I’m so glad I’ve subscribed to Elizabeth Briggs’ launch team!!! After I read More Than Comics a few weeks ago, I was super happy to receive the new book in the Chasing the Dream series, especially because this one relates directly with the one above. I ended up devouring this book in one night!

This story is about Becca and Andy, and if you read More Than Comics, you know know that they meet at the end of that book, with Andy’s proposal to Tara having just been turned down, and Becca trying to rebuild her life after her fallout with the band (I still need to read book 0.5 and 1!). They share that one night but never have contact again, even though they both move to the same city. That is, until Andy runs into Becca at her job and they end up reconnecting.

Now, I have to say, I liked this book way more than More Than Comics! Don’t get me wrong, Tara and Hector are pretty great, but Andy and Becca are pretty amazing! I really liked their story. They were both so broken and so adamant about not giving a second chance to things – Becca didn’t want to pursue her music, thinking that she would always fail, and Andrew didn’t want to pursue love, because having put himself out there once and having his heart broken was enough. It’s so beautiful to read about how they change each other, and make the other one believe in themselves again, even if it was in a short period of time. But hey, this wasn’t inta-love, not really! They met in the summer, had mind-blowing sex and ended up connecting pretty well, and then they do the same again during Christmas, and they get closer and closer…

I really liked that the other theme of the book, other than their romance, was Becca’s family and not only her need for acceptance from her parents, but also her sister’s wants and needs. I was super happy when the band gets in contact with Becca again, and more than anything I was glad to see that Andy didn’t even question that he would leave his job and chase her – because even though he was with Tara for a year, that thought didn’t even cross his mind.

I really liked the ending, though that part was a bit predictable – what is it with Andrew and the one year mark?! 😛 Now, seriously, it was cute as hell. Becca and Andy are super super cute! Even when they’re being all bad and stuff, they’re so good together!

If you’re looking for a good romance, with a lot of chemistry and some deep issues, and a couple of great characters, give this one a go, it’s totally worth it!