Author: Elizabeth Briggs
Published: November 30th 2015
Source: Copy given by author for honest review
Genre: Contemporary Romance
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Caution: May contain spoilers
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.
After enjoying my first taste of Elizabeth Briggs's writing, I knew I would need to read more. When I heard the next book in the Chasing the Dream series was going to feature Andrew and Becca (first met, for me anyway, in More Than Comics), I was very intrigued. The two of them shared a moment together months ago, and promised to get in touch again...but they never did. Then they meet again while Becca is working a horrible job on Christmas Eve, which she loses before the night is over. She's been trying to make her parents proud of her, and this, along with her boyfriend dumping her, is just going to make things worse. So she begs Andrew to help her out by pretending to be the boyfriend who dumped her. Given their past passion, it becomes hard to resist only pretending. But will they be able to handle it when their past returns?
More Than Once is a romantic tale of learning what you truly want. Andrew isn't just another guy--he has emotions, and he cares a lot, which I really appreciated. And Becca is someone I can empathize with--wanting so much to do everything to make people happy, but never feeling like it's enough. The two of them together is a perfect combination. I must get my hands on the rest of this series!