Review: More Than Comics by Elizabeth Briggs

Posted April 14th, 2015 in book review / 24 comments

Review: More Than Comics by Elizabeth BriggsMore Than Comics by Elizabeth Briggs
Series: Chasing the Dream #2
Publisher: Self-Published on February 23, 2015
Genres: Contemporary Romance, New Adult
Pages: 228
Format: eBook
Source: Publisher
Purchase: Amazon
Add to: Goodreads
Rating: four-half-stars

They're friends online - but can they be more in real life?

Writer Tara McFadden has been friends with artist and drummer Hector Fernandez for years, long before his band became famous on reality TV – yet they’ve never met in person. They finally have a chance to connect offline when they’re both sent to Comic-Con to promote the graphic novel they collaborated on.

Hector's secretly been in love with Tara for as long as he can remember, and once they meet, she sees him in a new light. All the years of longing lead to an incredible night of passion after one of his concerts, but neither is sure if their online relationship can translate into a real life romance – or if this will ruin their friendship forever.

Over four crazy days at Comic-Con, Hector and Tara must decide if they want a future together. But when their story seems to be over, it’s up to Hector’s entire band to make sure he and Tara get their happy ending.

At A Glance


The Good

This is one of my favorite new adult series. I loved everything about this book. We get music, Comic-Con, and a shy, adorable hunk. More Than Comics starts not too far from where More Than Music ended. Hector is a member of the band Villain Complex, who is on tour with the other bands from the music reality show they got second place on. He illustrates for the comics Tara writes. After years of knowing each other only online, they finally meet at Comic-Con, while promoting their comics. Sparks fly, albeit shy sparks.

I am not much for the shy type, but Hector got me. He doesn’t like the spotlight but he would endure anything for Tara. He lacks in confidence but he’s good at faking it on stage. I loved how he wasn’t a bit tempted by groupies, his eyes were only for Tara. But he would never admit his affections, which was frustrating but kept me reading.

Tara is more outgoing and has her life planned out. But once she lays eyes on Hector, things in her life don’t seem as perfect. Because being with Hector is now what makes her happy. If only Hector would man up and sweep Tara off her feet. They both try to be realistic, being that Hector lives in LA and Tara is heading to another state for a new job. But chemistry is a fickle bitch.

I loved watching these two fall in love. There was an awkward beginning but by the end they fit really well together. It was fun getting a glimpse of Comic-Con too. I have yet to have the pleasure of going, but I know I have to one day.

The Bad

The ending was fine, but on the dramatic side.

The Snuggly

Loved Hector and Tara together. We get some good sex, but I wanted more! But I’m a pervert so I might be the only one that felt this way. It was probably enough for NA.

Final Thoughts

I loved this book. Great, diverse characters and a sweet love story. Who could ask for more? Very recommended.


“That was unusual. They always go for Jared, or sometimes Kyle. Never me.” He removed his Villain Complex hat and shoved it into his jeans, shaking his hair out. “Not sure I like the attention.”
“No? I thought every guy dreamed of scantily clad women inviting him for a threesome.”
He pinned me with his smoldering dark eyes. “Not this guy.”


“I never wanted to forget the way she’d looked in that moment. For a brief second I’d thought it possible she could love me back.” 


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24 Responses to “Review: More Than Comics by Elizabeth Briggs”

  1. Red Iza

    When I had read your review of More than music, I thought I might give up reading this series after all, but now that I’ve read that review, I’m back on track lol !

  2. Kristin

    PERV! HaHaHa Oh man that was awesome. Best part of the whole review 😀 I loved this book. I haven’t read the other books in the series but I recently got them all. I loved that Hector was shy and nerdy but not so shy and nerdy that you wanted to hit him over the head for it. The whole group in this book were entertaining to read. I personally wish the book was a tad bit longer. 😉

    • Jennifer Bielman

      I love every character in this series. If the book was longer, I would have been happier too. I always want more though. lol

    • Jennifer Bielman

      🙂 It gets pretty angsty as the story goes on. I could handle it but it was noticeable.

  3. Alreem

    It is great to see that you enjoyed this book! it sound like a good one, I will add it to my TBR 😀 Lovely Review

  4. Christy

    I don’t usually connect with the shy type either. This sounds cute though. And c’mon, Comic Con! Who wouldn’t love that setting. <3

  5. Melliane

    Yay! I new awesome NA book. I don’t read a lot of books in this genre because they’re finally a bit the same in the end and I’m always quite anxious but it’s great to have a great series like that!

  6. Lekeisha

    You’ve made me bump the first book up on my TBR. I forgot that I had it! When I saw this, I said that title sounds familiar. Great review!

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