They re enemies who will do anything to winincluding each otherWhen Julie Hong wins a spot on a fashion design reality TV show, she celebrates by picking up a hot English guy in a hotel bar But too many drinks leads to a night of embarrassment and a major hangover, and wow is she glad she ll never see him again Until the show starts, and he s on it tooJulie quickly realizes she s out of her league among the other designers, and Gavin Bennett, with his cocky grin and sexy accent, is her biggest competition Julie can t decide if she wants to kiss him or kill him Or bothAfter she s almost kicked off, Julie convinces Gavin to pretend they re sleeping together for the camera The ploy works, but as they get closer to the show s finale their fake relationship starts to become too real But only one of them can win the show and they might both end up heartbroken


10 thoughts on “More than Fashion

  1. NiCoLeTa E. {Addicted To Books} NiCoLeTa E. {Addicted To Books} says:

    4,5 PASSIONATE stars in and out of bedroom I m not into the fashion so much, but i love all kinds of creativity and it was amazing to witness this type of creativity.In this series, there are so many forms of creativityWe already had music, then writing and drawing comics and here, we were having fashion designing Isn t it fascinating I think that this book was amazing and i loved every single moment in there even though that this show was so stressfull But let me take the t4,5 PASSIONATE stars in and out of bedroom I m not into the fashion so much, but i love all kinds of creativity and it was amazing to witness this type of creativity.In this series, there are so many forms of creativityWe already had music, then writing and drawing comics and here, we were having fashion designing Isn t it fascinating I think that this book was amazing and i loved every single moment in there even though that this show was so stressfull But let me take the things from the beginning We already met Julie in the previous two books and we already knew how talanted she was She and Carla was Maddie s best friends Maddie was the guitarist from the first book if you recall and in the previous book on Comic con event she designed the costumes of all the gang for a contest that had to do with the villains from Batman series and yep, she won the first place And with that winning, she earned a place to the designer s show Behind The Seams.Now, she is about to get into the show and her last day in the civilization , she wants to spend it with a hot guy rolling around the shits and she is spotting the perfect guy in the hotel s bar.Gavin is handsome with tattoos on his arms and a real gentleman s manners He also had this sexy British accent that no woman can resist toSo, Julie wants to hook up with him and she succeed it to a certain point, but then she fell asleep and Gavin wasn t there when she woke up the next morning And that was probably for the best since she was looking for just a hook up with him and after all, she is going to enter the show in which she will stay isolated for weeks.So, she doesn t have time for anythingthan focusing to the show and to the final prize.But once she gets in the show, a surprise is waiting herGavin is one the other fourteen contestants in the show and he had come to win too.So, now Julie have to live with the temptation in front of her Gavin will be a distraction for her Or something else Something that she doesn t want to think about it since she doesn t ever do relationshipsHow dare he bring that up, and how dare my treacherous body respond so easily, practically melting right into his arms The smell of him, the sound of his voice, the feel of his hands on me all combined to fill me with an overwhelming rush of desire It was all I could do not to crush my mouth against his.And yet, at the same time, I wanted to tell him to go to hellI liked Julie very much but sometimes she was behaving unfairly to Gavin She was insisting that she didn t want to do anything with him, but at the same time she was lusting over him all the god damn time She was harsh with him many times and she refused to acknowledge her true feelingsShe was used to do one night stands with a variety of men and she didn t want anything permanent to complicate her lifeGod, this guy was nearly bringing me to tears I d had no idea this incredibly sweet, thoughtful, dedicated man was under his cocky, sarcastic exterior.No, that was a lie I d always known it was there I just didn t want to see it Because if I did I d have to admit that he wasn t a jerk That he wasn t an asshole That he was a good guy.And that I liked him a lot.Dammit, when had that happenedAs for fashion Julie loves to design clothes but that carreer wasn t acceptable from her parents and this show was her chance to prove them wrong and to chase her dream.She was a passionated, dynamic person with many fresh ideas and so much creativity that i was longing to see what would be her next creationFashion design was where my soul was It was what I wanted to do with my life And that meant I d have to work my ass off to make sure I made it to the end and won this thingGavin as i told you was a handsome man and possible the only straight man in this show Bahaha He was also very creative, passionate and stubborn He wanted to succeed for a certain reason and he wanted to succeed by himself.He was a very proud and real person and he was caring deeply for Julie.His behavior was a little bit weird Mostly, he was showing his arrogant and cocky self, but when he was alone with Julie was the sweetest and sexiest man in the planetI really liked him and i think that he was so good for Julie, even though that she was torturing himWhat was his problem One second we d been bonding over lunch, and the next he d bitten my head off He was supposed to act like he was into me, not like a total dick.I should have known this wouldn t work out.Sexual chemistry Not a problem.Getting along forthan five minutes Nearly impossibleFor once again, i loved the idea of the writer with a new different showStrangely, I liked all this anxiety and creativity that the story was giving us and i felt like i was taking place in this contest tooI couldn t wait to see what will be their next challenge and how our heroes would make it I also was so fascinating by Julie s and Gavin relationship.I wanted them so badly to be together and sometimes they were making me mad with all this stubborness But i think that they turned out one of my most favorite couple in the series I also liked that in the show, some of the players built powerfull bonds between them Okay, not all of them were good persons, but they were some people that they deserved kindness and real friendship.And since i speak for friendship, i would like to praise Carla She was such a great friend for Julie and i really can t wait to learn everything about herARC kindly provided via NetGalley for the exchange of an honest review Re reading in 22 23 January 2016


  2. Jen Jen says:

    4 Fashionable Stars Julie Hong is a pre med student, but only because she feels she has to follow in her sister s footsteps in order to receive her parents approval Her true desire is to be a fashion designer, so she enters a contest and is selected to be one of the contestants on the reality TV show,Behind The SeamsOne of her best friends, who is also a model, was also selected to be on the show as Julie s model How awesome would that be To be able to compete in a competition doing som 4 Fashionable Stars Julie Hong is a pre med student, but only because she feels she has to follow in her sister s footsteps in order to receive her parents approval Her true desire is to be a fashion designer, so she enters a contest and is selected to be one of the contestants on the reality TV show,Behind The SeamsOne of her best friends, who is also a model, was also selected to be on the show as Julie s model How awesome would that be To be able to compete in a competition doing something you love and having your best friend there with you The night before the competition starts, Julie goes out with the sole purpose of looking for a guy to help scratch her sexual itch Several drinks later and after almost giving up, in walks a tall tattooed guy with a British accent who seems to be the perfect guy for the night They go back to Julie s room and fool around a bit, but she s too drunk to doand he s too much of a gentleman to take advantage No worries though because she s not going to see him again She didn t even tell him her name.However, fate has different plans for her The next day, as Julie arrives to begin the competition, she s introduced to the other competitors and among them is Gavin, the tattooed guy from the night before Can you say awkward Que the love hate relationship There is undeniable attraction between them, but they are also both trying to win the same competition and there can only be one winner What happens when they can t deny that attraction Do they act on it And if they do, is it real or just for show Who will win This was my first book by Elizabeth Briggs and of course I pick a book that s in the middle of a series Fortunately, each of these books can be read as a standalone, so I wasn t missing anything Now, I m not much of a reality TV watcher myself, but I have seen an episode of Project Runway before and that s what this book was like for me Personally, I would flip the channel and move on to something else, but because this was a book I couldn t do that Don t get me wrong, the writing was fabulous The details were such that I could easily envision everything in my mind I just felt it was lacking a little bitromance for my likes, but that will not stop me from readingby this author Overall it was an enjoyable read If you like all things fashion then this book could be for you Check it out ARC courtesy of NetGalley and Victory Editing in exchange for an honest review.


  3. Marla Mei Marla Mei says:

    Although More Than Fashion doesn t really offer anything new to the New Adult genre, I greatly appreciated the fact that it deviated from the path most NAs take and did not heavily focus on the drama but instead, any conflict between the two characters got resolved easily because they talked about it Sure, there were moments when I wanted to bash Julie s head on the wall because of how incredibly unreasonable she could be but believe me, that s pretty tame already compared to the other NAs that Although More Than Fashion doesn t really offer anything new to the New Adult genre, I greatly appreciated the fact that it deviated from the path most NAs take and did not heavily focus on the drama but instead, any conflict between the two characters got resolved easily because they talked about it Sure, there were moments when I wanted to bash Julie s head on the wall because of how incredibly unreasonable she could be but believe me, that s pretty tame already compared to the other NAs that I ve read Plus, it doesn t hurt either that she and Gavin have great chemistry and amazing banter There was insta lust between them but the gradual build up into love was very sweet and believable Also, the MC is Korean and I liked how the author didn t point it out in every single page chapter that, yes, there is diversity in this book and yes, Koreans or Asians for that matter are not just destined to become scientists or doctors And gasp, we love fashion, too It was just there, a fact, that POC exist in this world and it is very normal to see one in an extremely diversified city that is New York We exist y all and we re amazing as hell flips hair


  4. Elizabeth Briggs Elizabeth Briggs says:

    Julie s book, set on a reality TV show similar to Project Runway Check out the cover reveal to see all the behind the scenes photos from the photo shoot are some teasers Julie s book, set on a reality TV show similar to Project Runway Check out the cover reveal to see all the behind the scenes photos from the photo shoot are some teasers


  5. Sue (Hollywood News Source) Sue (Hollywood News Source) says:

    This is really cute and hot Not to mention the MC is Korean That s the selling point Mini review to come.


  6. Laura Laura says:

    I love Liz and I love this series Julie s story didn t disappoint Now I want Carla s story now


  7. Sarina Sarina says:

    Fell in love with a book and connected with its characters after a long long time It s my first time reading a book related to fashion designing competition but it was fun Didn t feel the need for the explicit scenes ahem But the growth of the main character was really astounding I liked the twist near the end and what can I say I m looking forward to readingbooks and the previous books in this series from the author The writing did feel captivating It was a light read but ha Fell in love with a book and connected with its characters after a long long time It s my first time reading a book related to fashion designing competition but it was fun Didn t feel the need for the explicit scenes ahem But the growth of the main character was really astounding I liked the twist near the end and what can I say I m looking forward to readingbooks and the previous books in this series from the author The writing did feel captivating It was a light read but had an amount of drama I could tolerate, and even like The descriptions of the dress Sigh I wish I could be Carla some of the days p Julie and Gavin were okay, but a bit too lovey dovey What I likedthough was the way Julie made things work with her parents regarding her career choice, without disrespecting them totally.And umm, Jeff and his dialogues It was hilarious to see Jeff from Julie s eyes So, in short, I liked a light YA book after a long long time But I ve already said that, haven t I Wink


  8. Steffi Steffi says:

    Copy recieved via netgalleyFirst of all, I really liked the setting There are tons of books about rockstars who I really love too but the fashion industry made a really nice change in this book Set in a casting show similar to Project Runway it was interesting to have a look at designs and fashion in general.At the beginning I was unsure if the chemistry between Julie and Gavin would work for me but then the two really hit it off and there were some really nice hot scenes Julie was a bit di Copy recieved via netgalleyFirst of all, I really liked the setting There are tons of books about rockstars who I really love too but the fashion industry made a really nice change in this book Set in a casting show similar to Project Runway it was interesting to have a look at designs and fashion in general.At the beginning I was unsure if the chemistry between Julie and Gavin would work for me but then the two really hit it off and there were some really nice hot scenes Julie was a bit difficult to like for my taste as she was quite distant Gavin was a real sweetheart and I liked him a lot.I also liked there wasn t some drama from the past which made things unnecessarily difficult I liked how the autor played with the clishees of casting shows and connected them with the story.This has been my first book in the Chasing the dreams series and I SO am going to read the others


  9. Riley Edgewood Riley Edgewood says:

    If you love reality tv competitions, you will love this book If you love authentically swoon worthy heroes with big hearts and English accents, you will love this book If you love fucking awesome, smart mouthed heroines, you will love this book.If you want to read one of the sexiest shower scenes EVER, you will love this book.The story is fun and pulled me in from the start I literally read it in one day It s been a while since I ve rooted for a couple the way I did for Julie and Gavin They If you love reality tv competitions, you will love this book If you love authentically swoon worthy heroes with big hearts and English accents, you will love this book If you love fucking awesome, smart mouthed heroines, you will love this book.If you want to read one of the sexiest shower scenes EVER, you will love this book.The story is fun and pulled me in from the start I literally read it in one day It s been a while since I ve rooted for a couple the way I did for Julie and Gavin They re complex characters with a sexual attraction that s off the charts, and their slow build into falling in love was completely believable


  10. Amy Hasten Amy Hasten says:

    YouTube Book Review an a amazing book There were twist and turns and I didn t see the ending coming Full review coming soon as soon as booktubeathon ends YouTube Book Review an a amazing book There were twist and turns and I didn t see the ending coming Full review coming soon as soon as booktubeathon ends