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Once More, With Feeling

3.24  ·  Rating Details  ·  54 Ratings  ·  15 Reviews
Meet Chase Chavez: bartender, ex-law student, and unofficial matchmaker. Traumatized by a past breakup, Chase has spent the past three years compensating for his own loneliness by helping his friends find dates, but when he meets Bryan, he finds himself fighting emotions he never thought he’d face again. Bryan’s belief in Chase and their relationship is unshakeable; Chase ...more
ebook, 1st Edition, 118 pages
Published March 14th 2012 by Dreamspinner Press
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Mandapanda
Mar 14, 2012 Mandapanda rated it liked it
Shelves: various-romance
A contemporary m/m romance novella about bartender Chase who is great at setting up his friends but has avoided romance for himself since a few harsh words from his ex-girlfriend. He gets a call from Bryan who needs a date for a work function. But afterwards the two guys start an ambiguous friendship. My main problem with this story is the way Bryan and Chase flip backwards and forwards between female and male love interests. Bryan deciding to go out with Lydia seemed out of character and the re ...more
Ami
3.5 stars
I like Ms. Alder's first novella that I read last year, that I jumped into this one. While there are still adorable moments, I'm not as highly entertained as her first debut. I think it's mainly because of the main character, Chase's 'fault'.

See, he's such a screw up, he avoids dating and trying a relationship because he thinks he cannot love (his last relationship with a woman he dated for 6 years went to bust), that he just do stupid things, like avoiding Bryan, and instead trying to
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Tame
Mar 20, 2012 Tame rated it liked it
3.25 Stars---my first book by this author, and the writing was pretty tight, I really loved the secondary characters (a lot more girls in this M/M contemporary romance than I'm used to). The plight of the main character Chase, with his apparent inability to know and accept love, seemed almost forced to me at times, and sometimes he was so clueless about his own feelings (eg. attraction to Bryan, jealousy, sexual feelings, etc) I wanted to thump him upside the head and tell him to do some self-ta ...more
blub
Dec 27, 2014 blub rated it it was amazing
I love the song and dance between Chase and Bryan. Chase doesn't believe he's capable of love after ending a six year relationship in which his ex told him he would end up alone forever. But in comes Bryan. Chance meeting with him over the phone after Chase gets referred to him from Tyler, who kinda described him as a pimp. The thing with Tyler calling him a pimp was kinda hilarious esp. with the drink thing.

Chases friends were pretty cool people. Chases insecurities and vulnerabilities made my
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Sadonna
Mar 26, 2012 Sadonna rated it liked it
Shelves: pdf, mm
3.5 stars. This is the first book I've read by this author and I would say it was very promising. I really liked Chase - even though I thought he was a bit clueless at times. But sometimes people are just blind to their own issues and need a little help seeing the truth. I loved Bryan in this story although I think he was also a little bit clueless at one point. The fact that Chase had all these friends who really thought a lot of him and cared enough about him and trusted his judgement enough t ...more
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Match maker Chase sets his dream guy up with someone else.

Chase is damaged from the bad end of a past relationship and is convinced he will hurt the next person he’s with, so he keeps all his relationship/hookups light and fun.

The flirtation between Chase and Bryan is fun and sexy. I honestly don’t know what Bryan sees in Chase to be in love with him, especially to give him a second chance after Chase completely blows away his first one. I wanted to slap Chase, maybe if he was more self-aware th
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clear skies
Jan 16, 2013 clear skies rated it liked it
This is another quick and easy read for me (I should make a separate shelf for these). I'll be honest it will never stick with me but it was fine for an enjoyable one read. Chase is a bar tender and makes good money he has an okay life with good friends. He does a side job where he hooks up his friends and friends of friends. He's like Hitch basically but without the money. He meets Bryan who needs a date but instead both men start developing feelings for each other.

It is a sweet story about Cha
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Meggie
Mar 17, 2012 Meggie rated it liked it
Shelves: romance
Wow, party a drama if we consider, how deeply Chase and Bryan suffered to finally get into a relationship. Most stories are around easy romance, dates or even instant love. But here, we have a guy, Chase who never gotten over, his first fiasco in love. Really Chase was emotionally so naive and blind. Poor guy to be in such an emotional turmoil. Good Bryan never given up, this guy really deserved a medal. But then, he got it, true love. How romantic ^___^!
Qi
Jul 15, 2012 Qi rated it it was amazing
Chase? Is an idiot. He's perceptive enough about everything not involving himself, but whenever it becomes about character [X] and Chase, he suddenly has no idea.

It's adorable and really fun to read. I loved these characters and I loved reading this book.
Rachel
Apr 21, 2012 Rachel rated it really liked it
3.75ish stars for me, so I rounded up. I really enjoyed the writing in this! Wanted to bash the characters upside their heads for being stubborn haha but I really enjoyed it. Very sweet ending. I look forward to what this author writes next.
Sarah
May 09, 2012 Sarah rated it liked it
Cute premise. Can't remember any complaints, but I read it a while ago. Will reread and make a proper review.
Jilrene ♥
Adorable. Enjoyable. Really good comfort type read.
Susinok
Feb 20, 2016 Susinok rated it it was ok
Not feeling it. Wanted to smack Chase with a hammer.
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Mar 31, 2012 Morgana rated it liked it
3.5 stars
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Dreamspinner Press: Once More, With Feeling by Alex Alder 1 9 Mar 14, 2012 07:22AM  

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“Before Chase could gather his thoughts, Bryan spoke
again. “I’m serious, Chase. I still think we have something,
that we can make this work. Just… it takes two to tango,
y’know? So I’m asking you to give me a chance. Give me a
chance, Chase, to make you feel the same as I do.”
He looked so sincere and Chase licked his lips
nervously. “But how….” He took a breath. “Bryan, how will I
know?”
Bryan’s smile was hopeful. “You just will, Chase. You’ll
see. It’ll be easy.”
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