Sunday, 1 April 2018

Lucas - Jay McLean - Freebie Boost


Title: Lucas – A Preston Brothers Novel #1
Author: Jay McLean


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.

5 + Stars 

Lucas is the first book in the Preston brothers series, and Jay MacLean has written a wonderful, captivating story full of twist and turns that keep you enthralled from the very beginning.  I started reading this book in the early afternoon and 2 am rolled around and I was still reading, and didn't want to put it down.  The friendship and bond between Lucas and Layne is incredibly special, unique and beautiful, their story is packed full of emotion on more than one occasion I was both crying and laughing out loud.  This is seriously one of my best reads of 2016!

Although Lucas is linked to the More Than Series, it can definitely be read as a stand alone. 

Lucas and Layne are incredibly special characters, that capture your heart with how amazing, realistic, and believable, they are.  Lucas is the eldest male child of the Preston family, he has five younger brothers who alternately depend and idolize him.   He's a care taker to the core, dependable, loving and very devoted to the ones he loves.  He's also a typical guy so is completely oblivious of other's feelings and often makes mistakes, but his heart is in the right place. I had conflicting emotions when it came to Lucas, he's incredibly endearing and like-able, but at the same time he often frustrated me and I wanted to smack some sense into him. 

Lois aka Layne or Laney is Lucas' best friend and rock.  She's his support and always there for him no matter how much of an ass he can be at times.  Laney is a beautiful soul, she's sweet, loyal, strong, but also quite vulnerable and damaged. 

This pair share an incredibly complex relationship, they became best friends at the age of eleven and became inseparable.  Their story is told from a dual perspective and flits between the past and present sharing snippets of their lives together.  They share everything with each other, but their feelings for each other. 

This book is an amazing coming of age journey full of twists and turns, packed full of emotion that had me in laughter and tears.  This is a story of family, friendship, love and loss, full of drama and angst.  The Preston family are close, loving, supportive family and I cannot wait to read more of their stories. 

Logan – A Preston Brothers Novel #2


As a kid, Logan Preston was a brat.
Through his teens, he became the bad boy.
Now, at nineteen, no one knows what the hell to expect.

High school dropout, Logan Preston is a
good-for-nothing stoner.
A black sheep.
A disappointment.
The worst Preston Punk of the lot.
At least that’s how everyone in his small town
makes him feel.
But Logan Preston has secrets.
Secrets so dark and so deep below the surface that the only way he can fight them is to stay high, high, high.
He wears cockiness as a mask.
Arrogance as his armor.
Until one girl, one night, asks one life-changing question:
What's beneath the bravado, Logan Preston?

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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.
writes what she loves to read, which are books that can make her
laugh, make her hurt and make her feel.
lives in the suburbs of Melbourne, Australia, in a forever half-done
home where music is loud and laughter is louder.