Book Review: More Than This

Title:  More Than This

Author:  Jay McLean

Series:  More Than – Book 1

Release Date:  July 10, 2013

Genre:  New Adult

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Prom night turns into a nightmare for Mikayla Jones in more ways than one.  Tragic circumstances leave her alone in the world and her only saving grace is the handsome stranger who shows her kindness on the worst night of her young life.  Jake Andrews noticed Mikayla as soon as she walked into his world.  He wanted her immediately and plans to do whatever is necessary to take care of her.

What I liked:  This book was a nearly perfect read.  The plot and pace are exceptional.  It’s sexy and sweet, but also tragic and sad.  It’s definitely not a feel good story, but I enjoyed it thoroughly.  Jake Andrews is a perfect YA/NA hero.  I utterly adored him.  The epilogue and setup for future releases was an added bonus.  I can’t wait to read more.

What didn’t work for me:  My main issue is that Mikayla tended to grate on my nerves a bit.  I vacillated between feeling her pain and hating her for being so immature and inconsiderate to Jake.  I was able to empathize with her character, but I wanted her figure things a bit sooner than she did. 

Audiobook review: This dual POV book is narrated by Jeremy York and Allison Lynnewood.  I sped the narration up a bit(1.25x), but overall I enjoyed the audio version.

Overall, this novel is well executed.  I was very impressed and look forward to reading more from Jay McLean very soon!

I rate it: four-stars


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