• Chester Falls Volume One: Books 0.5-3: The Chester Falls Collection Volume 1

  • By: Ana Ashley
  • Narrated by: Nick Hudson
  • Length: 18 hrs and 2 mins
  • 4.9 out of 5 stars (22 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

What do a bookstore owner, a prince, a fashionista and a bodyguard have in common?
They’re all about to find their own swoon-worthy romance with a happy ever after.
Welcome to Chester Falls, where anything is possible, the cinnamon buns are to die for, and love is always just around the corner. 

The Chester Falls Collection Volume One includes:

"How to Catch a Bookworm" (short story)
How to Catch a Prince
How to Catch a Rival
How to Catch a Bodyguard

How to Catch a Bookworm
Ben doesn’t believe he can find love. Tristan just broke up with his cheating ex.
Chance brought them together once, but fate, and a meddling friend ensure they meet again. Will Ben and Tristan put the past aside for a chance of a future together?

How to Catch a Prince
Hiding from the press in the Connecticut countryside isn’t how Prince Kristoff of Lydovia wants to spend his time. But one fateful bump into the shy, aspiring artist, Charlie, and Kris quickly changes his mind.
Now he’s Charlie’s fake boyfriend and plus one at a family wedding. Not to mention the undeniable chemistry between them.
What could possibly go wrong?

How to Catch a Rival
Both Tom and Wren have very good reasons for wanting to win the Chester Falls Pride Festival Bake-Off, even if neither have ever baked a single cupcake.
When the heat moves from the kitchen to the bedroom, will Tom and Wren put their rivalry aside? Or is what they stand to lose more important than their growing feelings?
In this story of opposites attract, sit back and watch as the sparkliest resident of Chester Falls gets his own true love.

How to Catch a Bodyguard
Sometimes life has a way of bringing back what was always yours.
Connor hasn’t just had a bad day or bad week. More like a bad year. Things have been going downhill since he dumped his girlfriend and to top it all of his house has been ransacked.
James’ first and only instinct is to protect Connor from whoever is trying to harm him. But will being his secret crush’s bodyguard end up putting his heart in harm’s way?

©2022 Ana Ashley (P)2022 Ana Ashley

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Love this series

I absolutely love this series so much! This is a boxset of the first four books and it’s so good. Each story is so sweet and their romances make me so happy. I love this small town and all these characters. The town is full of love and joy and the characters are so sweet. The entire book has many sweet moments and very good character development. I loved the narrator too. Helped bring the amazing characters and their stories to life!

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Four Book Bundle

HOW TO CATCH A BOOKWORM
Short and super sweet. Tristan and Ben's meet-cute moment in the bar leaves them both wishing for more. Ben's fear has him holding out on calling. It's a good thing he has a meddling best friend. Tristan is just a great guy who wants to have his HEA and is willing, with a little help, to pursue it with Ben.

HOW TO CATCH A PRINCE
Lots of fun and low on the angst. Charlie and Kris literally fall head over heels for each other when they meet. They started off as 'fake' but they really never were. Charlie's family is amazing and adds a lovely layer to the story.

HOW TO CATCH A RIVAL
Tom and Wren have explosive chemistry and tempers. Oh boy did these two have struggles with assumptions and wearing their emotions on their sleeves. At times all I could do is see them as a couple of tweens stomping around, muttering insults, and being dramatic. Tom is the queen of unicorns and glitter with his goddess Coco Chanel guiding him. Wren is a big 'ol coward. Hiding who he is and painting himself into corners due to his fear. I loved Wren's family, they added a lovely element along with all of Tom's friends.

HOW TO CATCH A BODYGUARD
This is a story full of second chances. Connor and Jamie lost each other as best friends in childhood and reconnected only to have to walk away again. Both are carrying old wounds and assumptions. At the first sign of trouble though, James goes running to help Connor. Spending time together brings some confusing feelings for Connor and James has to face his past. I loved that when James finally opens up to Connor, Connor just supports him. No finger pointing or blaming James for his lack of action, just understanding and being there as a listening ear.

Highly recommended author and series

Audiobook: Nick Hudson does a superb job

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very enjoyable series

How to Catch a Bookworm is a short sweet story about Ben and Tristan. What started out as a hook up at a bar turned into so much more. This really is the sweetest story, Ben and Tristan are so cute together. I love how others in town try to help get them together.

How to Catch a Prince is Book 1. Adorably sweet. This is a make you feel good story. Prince Kristof hides out in Chester Falls only to met Charlie and the two literally fell over each other. Kris helps out Charlie in being his fake boyfriend at his sister's wedding only somewhere along the line their relationship turned very real.

How to Catch a Rival is Book 2. This is Tom and Wren's story. Tom, whom we met in the first book and is Charlie's best friend, is a wonderful character. I love how open he is with himself and knows what he wants. Wren comes home to help out his family's business, where Tom happens to work. I enjoyed Tom and Wren's little rivalry. They had so much chemistry and really are better together. It was nice to see Wren accept himself. 

How to Catch a Bodyguard is book 3. This story is about Connor and James whom we also first met in book one. I love their second chance story. These friends to lovers go through a lot to understand their feelings for each other. And have to deal with a crazy young man in the process. They definitely earned their happy ending. And Bubbles, you gotta love Bubbles. This is an enjoyable series and I recommend it.

Narrator Nick Hudson does a fabulous job. You can really tell he loves what he does. There's a happiness in his voice that comes across in his narration of these characters.

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Amazing bundle!!

I absolutely love the Chester Falls series! So getting to have all the books in one audiobook is amazing. I love all these characters and just being in this world. Then Nick Hudson does an absolutely fabulous job with the narration. He just being so many emotions in these characters that I just feel everything. I love listening to these stories!

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fantastic!!!

This was a fantastic box set!! Four fantastic stories all set in Chester Falls.

How to Catch a Bookworm-This a wonderful first peek into the world of Chester Falls. Tristan has just moved to Chester Falls and caught his boyfriend with someone else. He has a bathroom hookup with a cutie in the bar that he stopped at. Ben owns the local bookstore and is the cutie that Tristan met. This was a cute, short and steamy listen.

How to Catch a Prince-Seriously love Charlie and Kris!! Kris is the prince of Lydovia and has come to America to get away allow from an indiscretion for which he had no part of. Charlie is going back home to Chester Falls because his sister is getting married. When he arrives, he finds out that his ex is staying in his room, so he gets a room (thru a friend) at the Old Mill, the same place Kris is staying. They become friends and eventually more. They had a fantastic connection and serious chemistry. Lots of fun and steamy times.

How to Catch a Rival-Tom was Charlie’s roommate in How to Catch a Prince. I loved his flair! Wren is Tom’s boss’s son and has come home because his dad is in the hospital. They have an instant attraction, but Wren hides it. He hasn’t come out to his family yet. Tom was the best!! I loved his be true to yourself attitude!! I loved the bake off!! This was sooo freakin good, connection and serious chemistry. Lots of fun and steamy times. I think Tom and Wren were my favorite of all the authors couples.

How to Catch a Bodyguard-Connor is Charlie’s brother from How to Catch a Prince. He’s having a rough go at life in the last year. Someone is out to hurt him. James is a royal bodyguard and was once Connor’s best friend when they were teenagers. James kissed him then disappeared. I loved the connection and the chemistry they shared! Loved Bubbles the most of all!! Lots of fun and steamy times.

Nick Hudson did a fantastic job with the narration, made me feel like I was there. Well done!! Overall, this is fantastic listen!

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very good narration

this book is so much better in the audio. You really get the feelings that are going through the emotions are right on track. Did you already read the books I highly still recommend listening to it on audio. It is worth it. The narrator is doing an awesome job with a series. I can't wait to hear his work and the next part of the series.

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Small Town romance at its best

I love the town of Chester Falls and its inhabitants! These guys and their found family have very firmly wormed their way into my heart. I love all of the quirky characters but I think my two favorites are Ben the bookstore owner and the ever fabulous Tom. These stories are all so good and I enjoy having them all together like this in a bundle. Nick Hudson does a great job on these too. I can listen to these over and over. They are some wonderful low angst happily ever afters that make for a good escape from reality every now and then.

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Terrific Audio Bundle of Sweet Small-Town Romances

This series marked my first time hearing narrator Nick Hudson, and listening to him bring these loveable characters and their charming town to life has been delightful. He's done a wonderful job voicing this series, delivering animated and solid performances that hit the right emotional notes.

*"How to Catch a Bookworm" (Book 0.5): 4 Stars. What a delightfully smokin' hot introduction to Chester Falls! The first chapter alone was scorchin', and is it any wonder because the chemistry between MCs Ben and Tristan was crackling from the moment they met. Beyond the high heat level, this was a very sweet novella and a terrific start to the series.

*"How to Catch a Prince" (Book 1): 3.5 Stars. This fake-turned-real relationship between bookstore manager Charlie and in-disguise Prince Kristof is a cute story with just a touch of identity-reveal angst. I didn't find Kris running from the royal spotlight and hiding out stateside to be especially compelling, and his deception was all easily resolved in the end, but I enjoyed how sweet and playful he and Charlie were together. My favorite aspect of this story was Charlie's outspoken best friend Tom, who steals every scene he's in.

*"How to Catch a Rival" (Book 2): 4.5 Stars. This is a fluffy, cozy, heated blanket of a story that warmly wraps around and makes your heart happy. With the "Rival" title, I was somewhat expecting more of an enemies-to-lovers tale (an enjoyable trope), but I was pleasantly surprised by this being a sweet, low-angst love story. That MCs Tom and Wren fall in love while competing in a baking contest, could that be more "small town"? Love it!

*"How to Catch a Bodyguard" (Book 3): 4 Stars. Bodyguard James reconnects with childhood best friend and first crush/kiss Connor years after moving away from Chester Falls. Their second chance romance has a slow-burn feel to it as they get to know each other as adults, confront past hurts and unrequited feelings, and Connor questions and explores his bisexuality for the first time.

There's an added layer of emotion and mystery as Connor's life is in danger, which heightens the overall low-angst and James's feelings of protectiveness. I'd also be remiss not to mention Connor's mischievous pet turtle Bubbles, which is a hoot. I'd suggest first reading/listening to Book 1, where James is introduced as Prince Kristof's security detail and Connor as Charlie's brother, for some background on secondary character connections.

This is a cozy collection of sweet small-town romances best read/listened to in order, given the stable of recurring secondary characters that builds throughout the highly interconnected Chester Falls series. I received this free review copy audio book bundle by request and have left this honest review voluntarily.

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How to Catch a Bookworm
A cute start to the Chester Falls series. Ben loves his bookstore, but he needs to bring it into the future and make it his own. Tristan just walked away from a cheating ex when they meet. He needs to decide if he is ready to move on soon.

How to Catch a Prince
Charlie and Kris are opposites. Kris is trying to lay low from a terrible situation he was not involved in, and Charlie is visiting for his sister's wedding. One fake relationship and neither expressing their true feelings.

How to Catch a Rival
Tom is a wonderful, sparkling character. Wren is trying to keep himself away from Tom because he is very attracted to him and has not come out to his very accepting parents, for some reason.

How to Catch a Bodyguard
Conner does not know how to feel about his former best friend returning to Chester Falls after disappearing when they were 15. James only knows he loves Conner but is at odds with himself. James is emotionally vulnerable and Conner is facing some physical danger.

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  • Lesetiger
  • 05-29-22

Amazing

I had recently listened to my first book by Ana Ashley and really enjoyed her great writing style. When I heard about this boxed set, it was the perfect opportunity to listen to more books by this author.
These four stories add up to a fantastic glimpse into the small town life of Chesters Falls and its residents. I enjoyed all 4 stories, though I have to say my favorite is "How to Catch a Bookworm".
The characters are great described and at times a bit quirky, but endearing. I took all the boys into my heart along with their found families. It was fun to listen to the boys and their experiences in Chester Falls. And you get a lot to enjoy: Opposites that attract as well as second chances. What runs through all the story is that as a listener you experience a lot of warmth and love and everything was told in an entertaining way. It is sometimes humorous, but in between a few tears are shed, but as a listener you can always look forward to a happy ending.

Nick Hudson is a talented narrator who has given all the characters distinctive voices. This bundle is a feel-good audiobook that deserves 4.5 stars!

I requested a free copy of the audiobook and this is my honest opinion that I am volunteering

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  • XG
  • 04-27-22

Together... Yay!

I am a huge fan of Ana Ashley and a huger fan of this series, so even if I already own some of the books in audio and all the ebooks, when I saw that books 0.5 to 3 were in audio together, I really had to have them. It was a delight to hear Mr Hudson expertly narrating one sweet love story after another in his amazing voice. He took me from wonderful day-to-day, boy-next-door romances to also wonderful fairytales, prince charming included. I heard it in one sitting and I am sure it will be just the first of many times! Loved it!

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  • Kirsty Mc
  • 04-25-22

Great bargain for these 4 amazing stories.

I really enjoy Ana Ashley’s writing, so jumped at the chance to get the 4 audio books in one bundle. Makes for seamless listening while I’m working. All of
The stories are really enjoyable, the author definitely has a great way of writing HEAs. I really enjoyed all of the main characters and their stories. The narration by Nick Hudson is spot on - great narration, and differentiation between all the characters. Loved it!

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  • sarah mitcham
  • 04-23-22

So Much Love.

MM, Small Town, Contemporary, Romances. Chester Falls is a fantastic place to visit, whether by audiobook or by reading. There is everything you could want and so much more, fantastic that a box set is now available and I thoroughly enjoyed listening to their love stories. So much laughter and maybe a few tears but there is always a Guaranteed HEA to look forward to at the end. lots of second chances and meet cutes, Opposites attract etc all with with lots of love and heat.

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  • Anne M
  • 04-20-22

Great series and fabulous narration

Bookworm = 5 stars

This was a very cute, fast pace, no angst, low steam, instalove quick read with fabulous characters with instant amazing chemistry that were an adorable couple. I loved the serendipity plot.

Prince = 3.5 stars

This is def a me issue not a book issue. I typically can't get into royalty/famous person books. I see enough of that anytime I look on TV or FB. Regardless I did find this one easy to get through with all the pros of the other books.

This was a cute, fast paced, low angst, steamy, instalust, quick read with fabulous characters with instant amazing chemistry that were an adorable couple. On the one hand you get that instalove feel where they know they found their person but still get the hesitation for feelings due to them being in the same country temporarily and the implied short term fling status. So it isnt o.t.t instalove. I absolutely loved all of the characters. I did listen to it all in one listen and I enjoyed the romance part I just can't rate it higher cause all these secret identity/outed famous people stories tend to feel the same to me. I did love the small town feel though and the family. Chester falls is such a great place.

Rival = 4 stars

This was a fast pace, angsty, low steam, quick read. The characters had instant amazing chemistry and were an adorable couple for the most part. I did love both the characters for the most part especially Tom but both characters did have some flaws that annoyed me a bit at times. I enjoyed the story overall but found the angsty part to be very random and unnecessary.

Bodyguard = 4.5 stars

Like the others this was also a fast paced, angsty, quick story. This one had a little more steam than the previous books.
They really were a sweet couple with great chemistry. Though unlike the previous ones this is sort of a 2nd chance romance with plenty of resistance so it didnt have that instalove feel. I can't say that I instantly loved the characters cause they frustrated me til more of their history was revealed. I really grew to love the characters though. Even the love affair betweeen the dog and the turtle was cute lol. I really loved this story and listened to it all at once. I left off half a star cause like I said stubborn men frustrate me but the cause behind their resistance was heartbreaking and made sense to me in the end. I couldn't judge them too harshly even if it was somewhat angsty. I also really enjoyed the subplot that was very interesting with a little suspense.

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  • Tanya
  • 04-16-22

amazing

I have the series individually but I also grabbed it in this bundle. there isn't any new content just nice to have on 1 listen.

I love Nick and his ability to make me feel part of the story. I love Ana's writing. this world of hers just got better with each book

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  • Jacquie
  • 04-14-22

A solid 4.5

I'd previously listened to a couple of the Chester Falls books but only one in this great value bundle.
Ana Ashley has created a lovely small town feel with a host of great characters. Nick Hudson has used his talent to give them distinctive voices, easily juggling a big cast over all the books.
I think this might end up as a comfort listen. It has a lot of sweetness and doesn't get top heavy. There is some drama but mostly it's just couples falling in love in a mostly accepting town

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  • AL
  • 04-11-22

One of my favorite series ever!

Story: The value for money in this bundle is amazing! The stories are all charming and lovely, with a great variety of characters. There is no way to be bored, as they are in no way repetitive. Ana Ashley created a perfect small town with a medley of personalities that stole my heart.
Narration: Nick Hudson's voice is absolutely perfect for this series. He has a light and smooth voice with great flexibility. THanks to that, all the characters are given their own unique trait and the narration is easy to follow. The performance truly elevates the stories.