Tuesday, November 1, 2016

5+ stars for Lucas by Jay McLean!


Blog Tour & Review

Title: Lucas – A Preston Brothers Novel

Author: Jay McLean

Release Day: November 1, 2016





In a sprint, every millisecond counts.

When you're waiting for love, those milliseconds can feel like eons.

High school senior Lucas Preston has it all: star of the track team, a scholarship waiting for him, an apartment to himself and a revolving door of girlfriends. He also has an older sister, five younger brothers and a father who relies on him to make sure those brothers don't kill each other.

His saving grace? Lois "Laney" Sanders, a girl he started to fall in like with when he was just eleven.

A girl who became his best friend, his confidant, his courage.

It took only sixteen clicks and eight seconds for Lucas to realize that his like for Laney had turned into love.

Eight life-changing seconds.

It's also the exact length of time it took to lose her.

Christy's 5+ star review!

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There is this feeling I get when I read a Jay McLean book. I can’t explain it. It’s a magical, all consuming feeling. I feel like every time I have a ‘favorite book’ by her, I read her newest release and think- this is my new favorite! Lucas is tied with Kick Push as my favorite Jay McLean book. And that’s some really high praises from me, because I legit LOVE all her books.

Lucas can most definitely be read as a stand-alone, but if you’ve read the More Than series, you already know who Lucas Preston is. He’s the oldest of Lucy’s younger brothers. If you haven’t read the More Than seres- trust me- get on that ASAP. There are some really nice cameo’s and mayhem from some of our favorite More Than characters. But back to Lucas…

Lucas Preston is the oldest son and a senior in high school. He’s dependable, and since the Preston’s lost their mother, he’s been the glue that holds their family together in many ways. He has one thing, better yet, one person, who holds him together. His best friend, Lois ‘Lane’, or Laney. He and Laney met when they're eleven years old and became best friends straight away. They have a special relationship. Lane is everything to him.

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Laney is always there for her best friend no matter what. But the feelings she has for Lucas are more than just friendship. She’s been holding them back for so long, waiting for a sign that he feels the same, but no matter what, she’ll always be there for him. Even if friendship is all she has with him, she’ll be the best friend ever. She proves that over and over again.

Lucas and Lane’s story is complex. I won’t go into detail about what happens, but there were moments that made me smile, made me cry like a baby, a few OMG moments and I could not flip the pages fast enough. Once I was in this book, I found myself unable to stop reading. This is the kind of book that will make you take excessive bathroom breaks at work just so you can get a few chapters in here and there.

McLean has this way of making you feel when you read, but what makes her books so special and different than all those other books that make you feel, is that she makes you laugh. She makes you smile, and makes you fall in love with her characters. After reading this book, all I can think of is that I need books on ALL the Preston brothers. This is one of my favorite fictional families. I loved their dynamic.

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Lucas isn’t a perfect guy. He is a teenager. He screws up and makes mistakes. But he is one of my favorite characters Jay has written. The fact that he takes care of his family the way that he does makes me love him so much more. He is a guy, so there are moments he’s a bit oblivious to his choices, but he really does come around and becomes the perfect ‘More Man’. Lane is a character I loved right away. The Preston family becomes her own, and she’s always there for them. She always has Luke’s back, even when he doesn’t deserve it. Not only is she a fantastic heroine, she’s a great friend.

This is a story of friendship, of family, and of falling in love. If you’re looking for an emotional read that’s full of laughs, this is the book for you. I loved it so much. It gets 5+ stars from me and is going on my favorites list for 2016.

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Jay McLean is an international best-selling author and full-time reader, writer of New Adult Romance, and most of all, procrastinator. When she's not doing any of those things, she can be found running after her two little boys, playing house and binge watching Netflix.

She writes what she loves to read, which are books that can make her laugh, make her hurt and make her feel.

Jay lives in the suburbs of Melbourne, Australia, in a forever half-done home where music is loud and laughter is louder.


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