Review: Kick Push by Jay McLean

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There’s a single defining moment within every skater.
It lasts only a second. Two if you’re good.
Three if you’re really good.
It’s the moment you’re in the air, your board somewhere beneath you, and nothing but wind surrounds you.
It’s the feeling of being airborne.

The sixteen-year-old version of me would’ve said it was the greatest feeling in the world.
Then at seventeen, I had my son.
And every single second became a defining moment. Even the ones that consisted of heartbreak when his mother left us.

Seventeen. Single. Dad.
That’s what my life became.
Yet, every day, I managed to find that feeling of being airborne.
Or at least I convinced myself I did.
But I lied—to myself and to everyone around me.
Until she showed up; Tanned skin, raven dark hair, and eyes the color of emeralds.

You know what sucks about being in the air?
Coming down from the high.
Sometimes you land on the board and nail the trick.
Then kick, push, and coast away.
Other times you fall.
You fall hard.
And those are the times when it’s not as easy to get back up, dust off your pads and try again.
Especially when the girl with the emerald eyes becomes your drug…
And you become her poison.



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Bravo to Jay McLean for this is, in my humble opinion, her best book yet! There wasn’t a part of this book that I wasn’t in absolute love with. Now normally if you browse the books I read, I don’t do kids, teen parents, or single parents; however, by the end of this book I would have done anything for Tommy. This book is filled with deliciously awkward scenes that will have you giggling and doing spit takes.

In addition, the book does what Jay does best, makes you fall in love with characters and then bam! 50% and on she is going to beat your heart up (Batman style). Natalie is also by far the most hated character I have ever read, she overrules Heidi from the More Than series in my hatred. Finally there is the sweet, cliff-hanger, give me all the feels ending. Needless to say…I need more!


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Jay is an avid reader, writer, and most of all, procrastinator. When she’s not doing any of those things, she can be found running after her two little boys, or devouring some tacky reality TV show.

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

For publishing rights (Foreign & Domestic) Film, or television, please contact her agent, Erica Spellman-Silverman, at Trident Media Group.


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