Dec 15, 2014

Review: More than Exes by Elizabeth Briggs

More Than Exes (Chasing The Dream)Author: Elizabeth Briggs
Publisher: Self-Published
Number of Pages: 79

"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 was definitely looking forward to this book when I got it and while it was good it could have been a lot better. It was a lot shorter than I expected it to be and the story could have been a lot more developed.

Kyle and Alexis relationship was seen in the first book of the series,More than Music, and we finally got to see their relationship and how it came to be in this novella, and it really didn't live up to expectations.

We know from the beginning of the novella that they used to date in high school and when they broke up Kyle was devastated. I was expecting a novella with flashbacks, a few more days involved, but it takes place in just one night and it just seems a bit unbelievable. I really don't know anyone who would be willing to get back together with the ex that shred their heart in just one night. It's just not realistic.

A lot more effort and thought could have been put into this story, I'm disappointed that Kyle and Alexis's story is not something we can readily read about. I'm not saying the book should have been this 200+ page novel that had all the works but 79 pages just wasn't enough to do this book justice.

It was great to see the guys back together and we do have a little more insight into Kyle's story which was great. 

Rating: 2 out of 5 stars
*A copy of this book was provided by the author and Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
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