More Than Exes (Chasing The Dream #0.5) (Elizabeth Briggs)

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He wants to win. She wants to win him back. 

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 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. 

A stand-alone prequel novella that launches the Chasing The Dream series.


I did this all out of order! First I read the second book in the series (More Than Comics), then I jumped to the fourth book (More Than Once), until I finally went back to the prequel. I’m just glad that I finally got around to read it.

From the little we got to see of the band in More Than Comics, I already loved them, but here I really appreciated Kyle for the first time. I absolutely loved him, and man, he was funny! Such a delightful and complex character.

I already knew I would love Briggs’ writing, this was my third book by her after all and I thought the plot was pretty cool too, even if it was short, and I loved Kyle and Alexis’ relationship. When I read the blurb I was expecting it to be more messy, but I loved the reasons of the break up, they felt real, and their process of reuniting was just heart warming.

I’m also kind of glad that I read Becca’s story before this one, because Oh God, Becca in the first 2 books is not nice…

The only thing I kind of missed was the dual POV, but because this was just a novella I didn’t think much was lost because of it. I do wish that Kyle had had his own full length novel though, because he’s such a delight.

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