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Thursday, January 29, 2015

Review: More Than This by Jay McLean

More Than This 
by Jay McLean
Released Date: July 10th 2013
Series: More Than #1
Pages: 311
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When Mikayla imagined her prom night, she envisioned a fairy-tale evening full of romance. So when betrayal and tragedy come in quick succession, Mikayla is completely destroyed. Suddenly, everything she loved and everyone she relied on are tragically, irrevocably gone.

Jake, a handsome boy she just met, happens to witness her loss. With no one to turn to, Mikayla is forced to depend on this near stranger and his family, and he in turn is determined to take care of her. But Mikayla—thrust into adulthood with no one to guide her—is desperate to contain her grief and hide what she considers to be her weakness. Mikayla and Jake both want more, but despite their growing closeness and intense chemistry, she tries to keep her distance and protect her heart. As he does everything in his power to win her trust, Mikayla must choose between remaining alone and safe or letting love in.

(Synopsis taken from Goodreads)

My Review:

--I absolutely love this book, it's definitely a-must-read!!!-- :)

More Than This had me captivated from the start, the characters were relatable, and as the story started to unravel it was hard to stop reading the book. 

One night changed Mikayla's life forever...

She never imagined that her much anticipated prom night was going to turned out to be a complete disaster in the end. Mikayla has the perfect live, she has a supportive family, great friends, and a boyfriend. What took her by surprised was to see her boyfriend cheating on her the night of their prom. She is destroyed and doesn't know what to do, so when a handsome stranger walks on her and asks her to go to his prom instead, Mikayla immediately accepts. She dances with Jake, and meets his friends, who all embraced her like one of her own. Yet just when she thought her night couldn't have turned any worse, she finds the police and ambulances outside her house. It appears that her family had been murdered, everything in Mikayla's world comes crashing at the news. Meanwhile, Jake is there, by her side and takes her to his home where his parents help her settle in until she can get someone in her family to take her in. As the two face with the challenges ahead of them, they start to realize that they might just be falling for each other. Yet, there is something holding Mikayla back, and she doesn't want to fully commit to a relationship that might just break her heart. 

There were a lot of things that I absolutely loved about this book, one of them being the character development in the main characters. Jake is one of those characters that I would love to have in real life, he is caring, and smart. He has a future ahead of him that demands his full attention, yet he always seems to take time to take care of Mikayla. He worries about her, and that is evident from the very start. On the other hand, Mikayla closes herself up because she is afraid of losing something that she loves, just like she lost her family. She has to make choices about her future, and what she truly wants. There is the mystery of what actually happened the night when her family got murdered. It was a bit rushed at the end, when we as readers get to find out who did it, and it all happens very quickly. I still liked how everything ended, the writing was well done as well. Overall, I would highly suggest reading this book, it will not disappoint.:)

*ARC provided by Netgalley in exchange for an honest review*

My Rating: 

More Than Series 

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