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How to Catch a Bookworm

A Chester Falls Short Story
Narrated by: Nick Hudson
Length: 1 hr and 26 mins
Categories: LGBT, Romance
4.3 out of 5 stars (34 ratings)

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Summary

Ben has two passions in life, books and Bookmarked, the bookstore he owns in the town of Chester Falls. But when he spots the guy across the bar, all broody, gorgeous and hard muscle, he can't resist reaching out.

Tristan's life could be worse, but moving into a new town and finding your boyfriend cheating on you with a random guy, all on the same day, is pretty up there on the scale of 'how much worse can it get?

Things start looking up the moment the sexy stranger with the nerdy glasses and deep brown eyes asks him the right question at the right time.

It was a one off.
It meant nothing.
Right?

When fate traps Ben and Tristan into a second meeting, will Ben finally listen to his best friend? And will Tristan put his past aside to catch his sexy bookworm?

Welcome to Chester Falls, where you can expect to meet sweet men, sexy situations, interfering friends and lots, lots of feels.

How to Catch a Bookwork is a 12k, MM romance short story set in the small town of Chester Falls. The events in this story happen before the events of How to Catch a Prince.

©2019 Ana Ashley (P)2020 Ana Ashley

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Short and sweet

A short story introducing the town of Chester Falls and some of the leading players in the series. The relationship moves quickly but having just read the book about their wedding I appreciated the background of how they met.

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Another great book

I really enjoyed this book. It was great getting to see Ben and Tristan's story from the start. Although this book is shorter than the others it doesnf take away from how good it is. The narrator did a fantastic job again bringing the characters to life.

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Ben & Tristian’s Story

It was good to finally see Ben & Tristian’s start! They pop up in the previous books of the series, and getting to see how they meet and eventually get together is nice. While this book is a good, sweet read, it is much shorter than the previous books I’m the series and I felt that at times there were things being rushed. The narration by Nick Hudson was okay but the extended pauses between sentences/paragraphs/chapters got to be very annoying. While it was nice to see Ben & Tristian’s story, this will probably be one that I skip on the audio if I read it in the future.

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Perfect introduction to Chester Falls

I really wish this had been longer because I absolutely loved this little snippet of Ben and Tristan. A chance encounter leads to a sizzling night of passion that leaves both men wanting more. Neither one can stop thinking about thinking about the other until fate intervenes and they realize they live in the same town. Absolutely sweet and adorable. Nick Hudson did a great job narrating.

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Great

I really enjoyed this audiobook. It was a great addition to a great series. I loved Nick's narration of this story; it brought it to life beautifully. I can't wait to listen to more of this series.

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Lovely prequel to a great series

I admit I love Chester Falls. A picturesque New England town that is very LGBTQ friendly. There’s something charming about that, especially in the world we’re currently enduring. I’ve listened to all the Chester Falls books, and I have to admit this one started a bit differently. Like with a bang. A literal one. In the bathroom of a gay club. A well-used incident, to be sure, but one that works in this case. Tristan has just discovered his jerk boyfriend is not into fidelity and he’s hurt. He probably saw this coming, but that doesn’t lessen the pain. He drives around until finally winding up at a gay bar far out of the new town he’s just settled in. A quick bang with a cute guy in the bathroom? Just what he needs to feel better. Except it leaves him feeling empty and wondering about the adorable guy he’s been with. He gave the guy his number, but the guy never called. Still, Tristan is doing his best to settle into his new job and even attends his friend Hannah’s party where she is with her girlfriend Ellie. These two lesbians appear later in the series and I loved watching their relationship blossom and thrive. Anyway, it isn’t until Tristan meets up with the bookish guy that the pieces fall into place and Ellie, meddling woman that she is, ensures her boss Ben and the man he’s obviously attracted to get some quality alone time. Forced proximity, if only for a short time. There are other characters who appear later in the series who pop in but the story truly focuses on the two men and whether they can overcome their hesitations to commit to each other. I’ll give a shout out to Nick Hudson who is doing a fantastic job of narrating the series. He just suits it perfectly. If you haven’t tried these, this audio is a great short and fun introduction to the town and its inhabitants. And hopefully you’ll want to go on and read the rest of the books.

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Short and sweet

Nice bonus by Ana Ashley for the series and Nick Hudson did a brilliant job with the narration. This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

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Short, sweet and fun!

A cute short story in the Chester Falls series - the prequel really. Ben and Tristan are a fun and hot couple. When they meet at a club, it's insta-lust. The rest ost of the story is about them moving beyond the instant attraction. Nick Hudson dies a great job, as always! He's been really good for the series. Enjoyed the audiobook a lot!

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How a great series began

I didn't start the Chester Falls series with this prequel, but have loved every book in the series, so it was great to back up and kind of see how things started. I adore books about nerdy bookworms and bookstore owners so this was right up my alley. The two characters were great for each other, the romance was hot and as always with Ana Ashley she knows how to end a story perfectly. Her last chapters and epilogs always make me sigh, smile and close the book with a sense of warmth and comfort. Nick Hudson is the perfect narrator for this series. He has the right mix of emotional depth and lightness the stories require. It just sounds like he is having a ball performing these.

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I had my fair share of short listen and I know we can't ask much, specially, when was this short. But everything was so instant, insta-love, insta-atraction, insta-relantionship and way too much s*x. It wasn't bad, just not memorable. This is the first time I listen to Nick Hudson and I enjoyed. I couldn't distinguish the characters all the time, but the two main characters were quite distinguishable and the female voices too. His pacing is good and his acting too

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  • BookReadingTeacher
  • 02-09-20

Short and Sweet Intro to a New Series

This short story is a prequel of the Chester Falls series that spotlights the owner of the town book store, Bookmarked, and Tristan, a new town resident who is fleeing from the memory of his cheating ex. They meet at on out of the way bar where they share a heated hookup. However, Ben decided not to contact Tristan after the encounter, despite the chemistry that occurred between them. But with the help of some friends, Ben and Tristan are reunited and they are offered a chance to explore a relationship between them. Nick Hudson does a great job of narrating this short and charming story. He is able to bring life to the characters and gets the listener involved with the story.

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  • Queen of Halloween
  • 15-10-20

Short and Sweet!

Short and sweet introduction to the series. Likable characters. Excellent narration. Will being looking for more from this author and narrator. Highly recommend!

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  • Keith b miller
  • 21-09-20

I really like the short story and I think you woul

I have to say I like the short story a lot it's filled with love is filled with happiness but most of all is filled with desire and maybe one day by a fantasy but it's something that is beautiful and wonderful and based on the story it's about fast love true love and all of it together and I hope this really does help but most of all I hope that you enjoy it like I did

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  • Samantha Cato
  • 15-09-20

Fun listen

Enjoyed this short story from Ana Ashley in the Chester Falls series. This one serves as a prequel to the series and is a short, fun story! I love the whole bookstore aspect (go figure) and enjoyed this plot. Nick Hudson does a nice job narrating this quick listen.

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  • Shin Mon Thway
  • 29-08-20

Then he caught his lovely bookworm

A sweet story set in a small town in New England which is very LGBT friendly. This was short and enjoyable. Chester found out that he’s been cheated and was down in the dumps. So he was driving around town and ended up in a gay bar to unwind and hooked up with a cutie there. He gave the cutie his number but never got a call. Instead of getting his heart broken from his a-hole ex, he couldn’t forget the cutie he met in the bar. Then by a chance encounter, they met again. This is very short and sweet and I really wanted more from this sweet couple. I have read/listened some other books in the same universe and I think this was a good and short introduction to the rest of the series. 3.5 Then he caught his lovely bookworm stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️💫 Audio rating Story - 3.5 stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️💫 Narration - 3.5 stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️💫 Performance - 3.5 stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️💫 Overall - 3.5 stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️💫

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  • Donna M.
  • 29-08-20

adorable

My first taste of Chester Falls and it was sweet. Ben was a cutie pie. I will continue with this series.

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  • Troy
  • 25-08-20

Sweet story

Loved Tristan and Ben. Cute, sweet romance that fits right in with the other books in the series. Nick Hudson does a fabulous job with the narration.

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  • Esther A
  • 24-08-20

Ben & Tristan

A quick and sweet listen that is a prequel to the wonderful Chester falls series. Ben and Tristan meet at a bar and have a one night stand. They each stay on the other's mind but the last thing they expect is to see each other again. But when they do, their chemistry and connection are hard to ignore. The narrator is wonderful in bringing these characters to life and also the story. I voluntarily reviewed a gifted copy of this audio book.

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  • LilMommi
  • 23-08-20

A Cute Short

Really this is just a quick sweet love story short, with a great narration job.

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  • Larissa
  • 22-08-20

Short and sweet

How to Catch a Bookworm is a prequel short story to the Chester Falls series. It’s a great intro to the Chester Falls residents that will appear in the later books in the series. This story focuses on Ben, the owner of the flailing bookstore Bookmarked, and Tristan, who is a new Chester Falls resident who is trying to leave behind the memory of his cheating ex-boyfriend. Ben goes 50 miles out of his way to a bar where he hopes to find some kind of M/M companionship (or just a hookup) and it just so happens to be the bar Tristan stops at on his way into town. They meet, it’s instant chemistry and heat and then … nothing. They both think that their one-time encounter was more than a hookup but they both doubt themselves, not believing it could be true. So they let the potential romance languish … until “fate” (or a best friend) intervene. The story is short and sweet and Nick Hudson does his usual stellar job of narrating. He breathes life into these characters and the emotion he packs into the words is phenomenal. The diction is precise, you understand every word he says, and the audio as a whole is pristine - no errors at all. When Nick Hudson is narrating, you know it will be even better than just words on the page, and that is absolutely true here.