Monday, June 29, 2015

Review: More Than This by Jay McLean


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.

Publication Date: July 10, 2013

Drama, drama, drama! That’s all I could think about when reading More Than This. I was so upset with the author for putting Mikayla through so much in such a short period of time! But the heartache kept me reading in hopes Mikayla would end up happy after all.

Mikayla had my sympathy because of all the tragedies she suffered, but I wouldn’t say she was my favorite character. I guess I just didn’t understand a lot of her insecurities. I also didn’t care for a lot of the petty jealousy stuff. But I did like that she had a bookish, introverted side.

Jake was all kinds of awesome. His character was designed to make the masses swoon. He’s the whole package: sweet, sexy, Australian accent… I loved the friendships he had too and how welcoming his group was to Mikayla.

The pace was good and I did finish the book quickly. I wished that some of the hardships Mikayla faced weren’t resolved in such convenient ways. Although I know she needed the support, it would’ve been nice to see her pick herself up off the floor once in a while.

The conclusion was amazing. I was really pleased with how the author wrapped up Mikayla and Jake’s story. There are more books in the series, so I am excited to check them out!

Rating: 4/5 Stars

Thanks to the publisher for a copy of the novel for review!

1 comment:

  1. Jake does sound amazing and like one that I could easily fall for and love his story