Blog Tour + Giveaway: More Than Forever - Jay McLean

Friday, July 25, 2014





More Than Forever - Jay McLean
Title: More Than Forever 
Author: Jay McLean 
Genre: New Adult
Release Date: July 12, 2014

-LUCY-
There is a love so fierce it cannot be measured. 
A heart so strong it will never slow. 
There is a promise so sure it can never lie.
He promised me that love forever.
Even when it wasn't enough.

-CAMERON-
Forever. Everlasting. Eternal.
There is no measure of time. 
No sounds of the ticking of a clock. 
Just the rising and falling of the sun.
And our own sense of forever. 

But our forever isn't always.

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My Thoughts:

I’m pretty biased because my all-time favorite ‘More’ book is Logan’s. I think that was because I was able to really delve more on Logan’s and Amanda’s minds and it was a two-part book.  The given is that I love Logan, that’s it. But there was one thing I missed, and that was… I haven’t read Cam’s and Lucy’s yet.

By the end of the Logan’s book, the epilogue was Cam’s. I knew I needed to prepare for his and Lucy’s story. I had my expectations for this book – my anticipation just raised the bar and my hopes? Let’s say I just know it was going to be good but au contraire, it was better than what I had hoped for.

If I were to summarize Cam and Lucy’s story,
the best description I can think of is:
a story of firsts and forever.

I love it. I love it overall – the story line, the sequence, the climax, the gist and mostly the characters. Everything came into place. It was imperfectly and beautifully written. I had nothing negative to say. The author was able to make this novel better than her previous ones. It seems like Jay McLean was getting better in every book. So again, I love it. I love that the familiarity of the book did not waver, that it was still connected to the prior books without distancing it from what I knew about Lucy and Cameron. Truth be told, it felt nostalgic to be able to read the past, present and future of this couple, Lucy and Cam. Cam and Lucy was a couple that was bound and will forever be bound by love.

It will not be an emotionally-charged book without its drama. I say, yes, it was filled with these moments. Moments that I savor. Through tragedy and humor, through love and hate, I was suck into the story. Of course, the humor, that was the stereotype I had dubbed with Lucy. Lucy would not be Lucy with her antics and love for romance. It was more than that. Lucy had the worst that I could have ever imagined but thank you, Cameron. Cameron who was the perfect guy, an ultimate book husband (yes, he is the forever-type). I love Cam and Lucy’s chemistry, it was not forced. I knew that both have the spark within them. It was about Lucy, it was about Cam, and it was also about them.

As usual, I would say the author, Jay McLean, has a knack for dramas. Again, it would not be complete without having something tragic, not only on Lucy’s Mom but something that had happened between Cam and Lucy. Their relationship was put to the test and I was literally almost-ripping my pillow out of comfort. What happened was something that didn’t cross my mind. I was so engrossed with each scene that thinking and imagining beyond what was in the page was overlooked. I got frustrated, I swooned, I got infuriated, and then I was overjoyed. All these emotions and feelings took over me. It was amazing how the author was able to control my emotion but still make me delve deeper with the story. The author created a persona on each character. A real one. Each character felt real, every smile and tear seemed like a real person breakdown in front of you. When they got hurt, I did too. I felt each part. I felt for each character.

Then there was Cam. Cam was there before Lucy had even noticed him. Cam was there and every time, he proved himself worthy for Lucy. Lucy was a stubborn but fragile woman. She was a joy and a pain. A pain to watch as I read her part yet a joy because she was a person who loves to escape with books and her humor when she was drunk. There were so many great things about this woman and I could not say more without giving away the story. And Cam, this very loving, caring and passionate man plus a man that excels in drawings, his imaginations that were something I could personally be proud of, humble and *swoon* this man’s mind works and how his heart feels were just overwhelming. Cameron was (and will forever be) a man that you cannot ‘not’ fall in love with.

This book has dealt with my favorite topics, aside from romance, family and friendship. It was so worth it to have a good set of friends and a supportive family. They were not a picture perfect friends or family but what they all had been through with the couple was something amazing. I personally love the part between Cam and Mark – he was the Dad that Cam knows – I was such a sap at that part. There were times that there were misunderstandings, which were normal in everyday life but they make it right. Sometimes these misunderstandings create a taint in the relationship but it either make them walk away or to stay; stronger or weaker. Even in its complexity, I treasured those parts. The depiction for family and friends were real – something anyone can relate to.

There were moments that I linked myself to Lucy. Recently, my Aunt passed away with cancer. I had read the book and I felt what Lucy was feeling. I think about how bad was it that I even think of ‘What if God will just end her suffering?’ Does it make me a bad person for thinking it? Then when my aunt passed away, was it “really” better? I did have my doubts but I learnt to accept it. So in that moment, I would say, I was sheltered by the guilt of Lucy and was comforted with the words of Cameron. For that, thank you. On another note, let’s just say that my name is Jasmine and I have an AKA partner with the name Cameron Aladdin. *wink wink*

In the end, ‘More Than Forever’ made me ‘feel’. That was the most apt, best and understated word I could think of. The ‘More’ series could also be described as that but ‘More Than Forever’ encompassed the realness of one, true and only love. It portrayed the imperfections and realness of love, and to feel each hurt and bliss of falling and being in love. So cheers to ‘More Than Forever’, cheers for making me a sap and feel that romance and forever is true and still within reach.


Rating: 4.5 – 5 out of 5.

BOOK TRAILER





TEASERS




EXCERPT 
"I hate that guy," Logan jerks his head toward Jake and a new kid.

"The new kid? Dylan?"

He nods. "He thinks he owns the school."

"Really?" I glare over at them. "Apparently he kills it on the basketball court, but I dunno." I shrug. "He hasn't said two words to me. He seems quiet."

"Those are the ones you have to worry about, Cam. The quiet broody assholes get all the girls. Better watch him around that new girl of yours."

I play dumb. "What new girl?"

"Shut up, asshole. You don't think I notice you watching her all the fucking time?"

I lift my chin. "I think if there's an asshole in this entire school to watch out for, it's you."

He laughs and adjusts his cap. "You don't need to worry about me. I'm not into stealing my friend's girls." He shoves his hand in his catcher's glove and smacks my arm with it. "Say the word. Claim her. I promise to stay away and I'll make sure she's untouchable to everyone else."

"I'm not an asshole and she isn't property. I can't own her."

"If that's what you want." He raises an eyebrow. "She's cute. In a couple years she'll be hot. Guys will be all over her. I'm just trying to help out." 

I think about what he's saying, and he makes a good point. Only he's wrong—she's hot now. "Fine. I claim her. She's mine."

His smirk is instant. "You can't own someone, you pig. She isn't property."

I laugh. "Fuck you."

Jake struts over to us. "Ya reckon that new kid Dylan can hang out with us this arvo? He seems like a top bloke."

Logan's gaze moves to me, confusion clear on his face. 

I shrug. He lets out a chuckle before gripping both of  Jake's shoulders and shaking him gently. He looks him  right in the eye, speaking slowly and clearly. "I have no idea what the fuck you just said."
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The More Series:

More Than This, #1

*Mikayla* 

In one night my fairytale ended. Or it may have begun. This is my story of friendship and love, heartbreak and desire, and the strength to show weakness. 

*Jake* 

One night I met a girl. A sad and broken girl, but one more beautiful than any other. She laughed through her sadness, while I loved through her heartbreak. 

*This is our story of a maybe ever after.* 

He was right. It made no difference whether it was 6 months or 6 years. 

I couldn’t undo what had been done. I couldn’t change the future. 
I couldn’t even predict it. 

It was one night. 
One night when everything changed. 

It was so much more than just the betrayal.
It was the Tragedy. 

The Deaths. 
The Murders. 
But it was also that feeling. 
The feeling of falling.

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More Than Her, #2

"For every action there is an equal or opposite reaction."

For every choice you make there are rewards, 
or there are consequences.
It was my choice to walk away the first time.
And my choice to chase her the second.
But sometimes you don't get a choice, 
and all you get are the consequences.

"Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, 
while loving someone deeply gives you courage.”

Unless that someone is Logan Matthews. 
Because loving him didn't give me 
the strength to walk away.
It didn't give me 
the courage to fight for him.
And when it was over, 
all it gave me was a broken heart.

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More Than Him, #3

"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us." - Marianne Williamson

We live in a world of darkness and shadows,
where monsters hide and aim to ruin.
And they did.
They ruined us and turned our dreams into nightmares.
But now we're back.
And we're fighting.
Not just for us, or for each other, but for our light.


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Author Bio:
Jay McLean is the author of the More Series, including More Than This, More Than Her, More Than Him and soon to be released, More Than Forever. She also has two standalones coming soon titled The Road, and Combative. 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.

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