February 23rd 2015
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.
*I was provided a eARC by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review
Before I start this review let me tell you that if you don’t feel comfortable reading some mature content or if you’re too young this book is not for you.
When I saw that a book called More Than Comics was available for request on NetGalley I got really interested because it involved some kind of nerdy stuff. I was even more interested after reading the blurb and finding out that the book was set in Comic-Con. I always wanted to go to Comic-Con and I decided that I wanted to read this book.
Normally when you read New Adult or Young Adult romances you have that stage where the main characters meet each other and have that attraction that happens in every single book. Well, not in this one. The MC’s, Tara and Hector already know each other (and have known each other for 3 years) when the book starts. They worked together in a graphic novel where Tara was the writer and Hector did the art work. However they never met each other in really life until the day they met in Comic-Con. I really liked this because we have two characters who are already comfortable talking to each other but who never interact in real life so it’s pretty cool to see their reactions to meet each other. These book was written with dual POV’s so you really could know what was happening in the MC’s heads and I’m thankful for that because, as much I loved Hector, sometimes that guy took some really dumb decisions (I’ll talk about that later) and I wanted to know why he would do that. I really loved the whole concept of the book and how it was written and I loved the MC’s chemistry. They had an amazing chemistry. Because I didn’t read the first books in the series I didn’t know any of the other characters but they are all great and I want to be a part of their group of friends. I really liked the other characters and how they helped each other like they were a family.
However, this book wasn’t perfect. First I would love to hear more about Comic-Con. A big part of the book was in Comic-Con and I just felt that it needed to be talked a little bit more. But this was not my main problem with this book. My big problem you ask? Miscommunication. There were some serious problems of miscommunication in this book, especially from Hector. Because Hector felt like he wasn’t good enough for Tara and because he didn’t want her to drop everything for him he wouldn’t tell her how he felt and sometimes he would say really stupid things that would hurt her. I got really frustrated every time I read one of these scenes. It would be way easier if he told her how he felt right in the beginning when he had a chance.
Overall, I really enjoyed this book and it was really fast-paced. If you like to read a new adult romance with some sexy times you should give this book (and maybe the other books too) a try.
Have you read this book? If so, what did you think about it? If you haven’t read it would you read it?