Tuesday, January 13, 2015
More Than This by Jay McLean
by Jay McLean
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Published by: Skyscape - July 21, 2014
Genre: NA, Romance
Rating: 3 Stars
NOTICE: I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
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.
While this was a very sweet romance, you have to suspend disbelief a bit. You have to be able to believe that a robber would be skilled enough to shoot 3 people clean in the head. You have to believe that within a day of meeting a new person, there family will let you move in with them and redo their entire garage (even add a window in the garage 1 day) to look like your old bedroom. You also have to believe that the murderer won't give up his accomplice at the end of the book and that person will simply get away with their part in the murders. Ok - had to get that out of the way.
With all of that said, Jake and Kayla are very sweet together. I would love to have a Jake. He gives her everything she needs, including space, until she is ready to fully be with him. Sweet, as I said before, although there are definitely some hot and heavy scenes for the typical NA fans like me.
I definitely recommend it if you can suspend belief a bit.