Release Day Blitz/Review: Lucas by 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.
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This book took a little bit for me to warm up to and let me tell you why. First off, Lucas is God-d*mn perfection, he is sexy, protective, caring, and 100% alpha. He protects his own and it is hot. Laney on the other hand was a very fickle character to me. This will be a spoiler free review, but I had alot of trouble relating and connecting to Laney based on her own person struggles. Since I struggled with this connection to her as a character, I was frequently annoyed with her and was constantly yelling into my Kindle at her pure stupidity, or at least in my mind what was her being stupid.
That being said, the story itself was phenomenal, in true McLean fashion I am blown away by the camaraderie amongst characters and the sense of unity and family. The Preston family is one of a kind and I fell in love with each of the siblings throughout the story. There is a tiny bit of mayhem too and little bits and pieces that remind you of the More Series and will leave you with a smile on your face like they left me with a smile on mine. It was a beautiful blend of old and new and I am really looking forward to each brother getting a story.
The beginning of the story starts off with a harsh presenting and leaves you questioning and wanting answers. It was a true page turner and I read it all in one sitting. While I struggled to emotionally connect to Laney, it didn’t take away from the overall story and in the end I got the ending I wanted.
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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