More Than Him by Jay McLean (Book Review-ish)
So I’ve been reading my life away (shocker) and decided to start sharing some book reviews for your enjoyment and in hopes of spreading the word about some pretty amazing authors. One such author is Jay McLean, whom I discovered on Goodreads via one of the groups I’m a member of. Last year, I signed up to read and review More Than This (my review), the first novel in the More series and fell in love with her writing style. She’s now released two more amazing books and they just keep getting better. Below is the blurb for the most recent installment (More Than Him, More #3).
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us.” – Marianne Williamson
We live in a world of darkness and shadows,
where monsters hide and aim to ruin.
And they did.
They ruined us and turned our dreams into nightmares.
But now we’re back.
And we’re fighting.
Not just for us, or for each other, but for our light.
MY REVIEW (SORTA KINDA):
5 Dimmy & Dimples, Forever and Ever Stars!
“Are you real life?”
Step aside Jake “kind of a big deal” Andrews, and make room the sweetest asshole EVER!
Logan Wilbur Matthews (formerly known as Logan Declan Strauss) has cemented his place as my top book boyfriend. He has legit ruined me for any future real man who will enter my life. I mean what’s a girl to do? Throw Jay’s books at him while saying “this is what I want from a man…make it happen”, and hope for the best? Lol, no, seriously. Honestly, Jay McLean is the reason why I love reading.
After coming down with a vicious case of the man flu or whatever the heck is going around, I suddenly realized my bed-ridden days would be filled with More Than Him. Talk about a silver lining! Even though it hurt to laugh, it was the best hurt I’d gladly endure again. So much happened, I’m afraid to divulge even the slightest detail for fear of spoiling someone’s guaranteed enjoyment of this wonderful read.
I will say that should Ms. McLean ever decide to stop entertaining us with her literary magic, she most certainly has a brilliant career as a greeting card writer. With all the ridiculously sweet nothings uttered from Logan’s delectable mouth that meant so many somethings, she stole my heart for good. The chemistry between Logan and Amanda was off the charts drool and swoon-worthy while keeping with a heart-wrenching story that delve deep into troubled pasts and hope filled futures. The dynamic characters portrayed, pull you into their world and don’t let go until you’ve experienced every emotion under the sun.
Her talent for writing doesn’t stop at lovable assholes; she has some pretty amazing female characters (i.e. Lucy). Since More Than This, I have fallen in love with the gang (can we get a Heidi and Dylan book? Please!) and would want nothing more than to keep reading anything and everything Jay throws our way. Keep writing because we sure as heck will keep reading. I can’t wait to get my hands on Lucy and Cam’s story!
I apologize that this isn’t exactly a review but more along the lines of an unofficial love letter to Jay McLean and her impeccable writing.