He wants to win She wants to win him backKeyboardist 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 againA stand alone prequel novella that launches the Chasing The Dream series


10 thoughts on “More Than Exes

  1. Jay Jay says:

    ARC kindly provided by NetGalley on behalf of the publishers enjoyed this one as much as More Than Music set prior to MTM, it was nice to get Kyle s story, see what really happened with Becca causing her to leave the band.great read ARC kindly provided by NetGalley on behalf of the publishers enjoyed this one as much as More Than Music set prior to MTM, it was nice to get Kyle s story, see what really happened with Becca causing her to leave the band.great read


  2. ~Stéphanie& ~Stéphanie& says:

    This story takes place before More than Music which is already out since June 2014 It s a small novella about Kyle, Jared s brother and Alexis, his ex he hasn t seen for nearly 3 years.The story begins with Kyle complaining that him being a nice guy, he never get the girls at the end because girls are looking rather for bad boys, like his brother Jared.The whole story takes place during an evening where Kyle and his group, the Villains Complex have to play to win a music contest that could move This story takes place before More than Music which is already out since June 2014 It s a small novella about Kyle, Jared s brother and Alexis, his ex he hasn t seen for nearly 3 years.The story begins with Kyle complaining that him being a nice guy, he never get the girls at the end because girls are looking rather for bad boys, like his brother Jared.The whole story takes place during an evening where Kyle and his group, the Villains Complex have to play to win a music contest that could move them beyond playing frat house parties Only there s a small problem, their bassist is missing.During the evening, he meets Alexis Their history hasn t ended well since Alexis dropped Kyle before heading to Princeton even if they had promised to stay together Kyle also believes that social differences separated them and that it s under pressure from Alexis father that she left him.After their surprise meeting, Kyle will do anything to avoid his ex because he doesn t want to have his heart broken again Yet Alexis seems very interested in him but he doesn t dare believe it Even if I still loved her, I wasn t sure love was enough any As their bassist is still missing, Alexis offers her help.What I thought about the book.I enjoyed this very cute story of two people which in fact should never have been separate I think this is the problem of the book The story is rather simple and from the beginning we know what will happen I find it hard to understand why the author felt the need to make this book after Jared story.If the goal is to make a book for each member of the group, alright, I love the idea, but then do a real book, not a novella.For a rockstar story, I expected somethingpowerful By his own admission Kyle is too nice, and he d want to try something else, but never seems to go against his will Even when he finally decides to kiss Alexis, it s awkwardly done.So 3 stars because I liked it, the writing was good and I kept turning the pages pretty easily but it was a little too sweet for me.I think Jared will bemy kind of guy Because yes, I ll definitely read his story The guy is an asshole in this novella but you see clearly that there sto this guyPosted before reading Out now USARC provided by Victory Editing via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review


  3. Shinjini Shinjini says:

    Being in a crime novel drama spree the last few days, I was in a mood to cleanse my palate A romance novella seemed like the best bet at the time so I picked this up.Since this was a random pick, I didn t really read the blurb and I knew nothing about this story That helped as I didn t have a jaded perspective before reading this.What I Liked 1 LengthIt was short and a pretty quick read 2 SettingIt has a musical band setting and is my first book of this kind I kind of liked it 3 Endin Being in a crime novel drama spree the last few days, I was in a mood to cleanse my palate A romance novella seemed like the best bet at the time so I picked this up.Since this was a random pick, I didn t really read the blurb and I knew nothing about this story That helped as I didn t have a jaded perspective before reading this.What I Liked 1 LengthIt was short and a pretty quick read 2 SettingIt has a musical band setting and is my first book of this kind I kind of liked it 3 EndingThe ending brought everything together in a nice way and even though I was having a bit of a hard time in the middle, I liked the way the story finished 4 PreviewThere was a small preview of the next book in the series and I liked it Would be interested to read it in the future.What I Didn t Like 1 TropesI m just annoyed with the Bad Boy Trope, to be honest Here, the protagonist, who is actually nice, is trying to be a bad boy to beattractive to women and I just couldn t take it2 Character DevelopmentSince this was such a short book, there wasn t much in the way of character development and I didn t get to know much about the characters in it.Overall, I liked the book so 3 stars it is


  4. Elizabeth Briggs Elizabeth Briggs says:

    MORE THAN EXES is a prequel novella to MORE THAN MUSIC, about Jared s brother Kyle If you haven t read MORE THAN MUSIC, no worries it can be read as a standalone too.Want to get this book FREE Sign up for my reader list Here are some teasers MORE THAN EXES is a prequel novella to MORE THAN MUSIC, about Jared s brother Kyle If you haven t read MORE THAN MUSIC, no worries it can be read as a standalone too.Want to get this book FREE Sign up for my reader list Here are some teasers


  5. Maria& Maria& says:

    Great intro to the series I really wish Kyle would ve had his own full length novel I wanted waytime with him than the novella allowed for But I m happy just to have gotten this brief look into his past I was instantly intrigued by his good guy persona with bad boy looks, and totally sided with him as far as the undeclared battle of the exes goes How could you not want to be with him I was convinced Alexis had to be crazy not to want him But then the whole ugly truth regarding the Great intro to the series I really wish Kyle would ve had his own full length novel I wanted waytime with him than the novella allowed for But I m happy just to have gotten this brief look into his past I was instantly intrigued by his good guy persona with bad boy looks, and totally sided with him as far as the undeclared battle of the exes goes How could you not want to be with him I was convinced Alexis had to be crazy not to want him But then the whole ugly truth regarding the breakup unfolds while they re running around town together trying to locate the missing bassist of Villain Complex, so Kyle and his band can compete in the Battle of the Bands Then you realize there sto the story than meets the eye and maybe there s no need to pick a side In this awesomely fast paced novella you can expect equal parts of humor, romance, and angst the good kind with a totally unique New Adult feel I m sold Onto the next book in the series


  6. Lex Lex says:

    Pretty good and short It was a heck lot of cheesy too lol but it works for Kyle and Alexis same name as me


  7. Rhea Dsouza Rhea Dsouza says:

    Villians Complex is competing at the college Battle of the Bands and Kyle Cross is nervous as fuck because the bassist of his band is nowhere to be seen Keyboardist and peacemaker, he knows the best way to get her there is to, you know, actually go get her Whom he did not expect to find, however, is his old flame and only love Alexis Monroe What he also did not expect is for him to need her help to track his bassist down Though the story was kind of foreseeable, it was pleasant There s some Villians Complex is competing at the college Battle of the Bands and Kyle Cross is nervous as fuck because the bassist of his band is nowhere to be seen Keyboardist and peacemaker, he knows the best way to get her there is to, you know, actually go get her Whom he did not expect to find, however, is his old flame and only love Alexis Monroe What he also did not expect is for him to need her help to track his bassist down Though the story was kind of foreseeable, it was pleasant There s some obvious chemistry between Kyle and Alexis since the start and I was kind of anxious to see how that would go down However, like I said, the entire plotline was glaringly predictable and that made me reduce the stars on this one.Kyle seemed to be a reasonable character Although he can be a bit daft sometimes, he s sure of what he wants to win the competition, and score some girl while he s at it But deep inside of him, he knows that he s never forgotten Alexis and it seemed to me that he d almost learnt to live with the pain of losing her Strong man, this one Alexis, on the other hand, was this good girl gone bad type and I liked her a lot She wasn t afraid of going for what she wanted and somehow, she managed to make Kyle see her side of the story The only thing I didn t like about her the entire fiasco with Alexis s friend She said, he said and the entire thing got out of control pretty fast That too was resolved, though, and reasonably, so I can t complain too much about it All in all, the novella was really cute, a bit predictable okay, very predictable and a bit too short for my taste I haven t read More Than Music yet so I don t know how that ll go but I think I ll like this Jared guy I was provided a free ecopy of this book in exchange of an honest review This did not in any way, however, influence the content of this review


  8. Michelle Michelle says:

    3.5 starsI was offered a copy of More Than Exes for review but I initially hesitated, I wasn t sure I had the time to fit in another review book, but I also thought this came after More Than Music, and was worried I would miss out on something as my memory is kinda hazy When I looked into itI realised it was set before More Than Music, but that it was also a short read, one that I could fit in easily between books, after this revelation I quickly got my copy of More than Exes More Than E 3.5 starsI was offered a copy of More Than Exes for review but I initially hesitated, I wasn t sure I had the time to fit in another review book, but I also thought this came after More Than Music, and was worried I would miss out on something as my memory is kinda hazy When I looked into itI realised it was set before More Than Music, but that it was also a short read, one that I could fit in easily between books, after this revelation I quickly got my copy of More than Exes More Than Exes follows Jarred, Kyle, and Villain Complex before we meet them in More Than Music We get to see them as they enter the competition, but also deal with the past, and some current issues.More Than Exes was a quick read and I really liked getting to see the band beforethan music, and seeing what lead them to The Sound The past that comes back to bite Kyle in the butt wasn t one I expected, and had actually forgotten about this character which made the progress of their relationship eveneventful and surprising Seeing Jared through his brothers eyes was an enlightening experience, and definitely explains a moment in More Than Music.I liked getting to see familiar faces from More Than Music, it just added that little bit extra to blend these stories together The covers for these books are also spectacularly amazing, and I really love how they are so similar, but different in their own way, and you can definitely tell they are part of a series.My only issue is once I got into the story I wish it could have been longer, even though that completely counteracts my statement above


  9. Cristina (My Tiny Obsessions) Cristina (My Tiny Obsessions) says:

    my link textI 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 lo my link textI 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 bemessy, 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


  10. Beatrice Masaluñga Beatrice Masaluñga says:

    Sometimes we easily judge bad boys with their looks, like when they have tattoos and piercings Kyle Cross has that but his personality isn t He is a good and respectful guy Sometimes he s awkward, unlike his brother Jared who is confident, bad boy rock star Kyle dated girls, but he couldn t get over with his first love, Alexis They broke up because their worlds won t complement which broke his heart One day, Alexis returns after to rekindle her relationship with Kyle for the second time ar Sometimes we easily judge bad boys with their looks, like when they have tattoos and piercings Kyle Cross has that but his personality isn t He is a good and respectful guy Sometimes he s awkward, unlike his brother Jared who is confident, bad boy rock star Kyle dated girls, but he couldn t get over with his first love, Alexis They broke up because their worlds won t complement which broke his heart One day, Alexis returns after to rekindle her relationship with Kyle for the second time around The story is a clich , the characters were likable and we just get a glimpse of their past but there s not much conflict to it It was an okay read to me since this is a novella I think it was a great because the writing style was light and easy to read I might pick the series up