Saturday, November 16

Review and Giveaway; More Than Her by Jay McLean


Title: More Than Her 
Author: Jay Mclean 
Genre:  New Adult, Contemporary Romance 
Expected Publication Date: 19th November, 2013
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"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.

My Review

Wow, where do I even start?

It's going to be soo hard for me to review More Than Her without giving away some spoilers. And I really don't want to give anything away. So bear with my slightly vague review. 
First of all if you have yet to read More Than Her, you need to stop right now and go one click that baby. 
You can read my review Here  

After reading the last line in More Than This...

The thing is, you don't fall in love with your best friend's girl. 

I wasn't sure what I was about to get into. 
I knew that I loved Jay's writing. Jake and Kayla's story stayed with me for days after finishing. And everyone of the characters found a place in my heart. 
I knew that this was Logan's story going in, but what I was eager to know was, how was it all going to pan out. As soon as I read that line I couldn't wait to get my hands on the next instalment. And let me tell you, Jay did not disappoint. 

More Than Her delivered everything that I fell in love with in MTT, but a little less intense heartbreak. I found Logan's story deep and personal. It had the fun banter and quick wit. The sexy and total swoon moments that left me hot and bothered, and of course the laugh out loud moments.

I hate him. I hate him. I hate him. I hate him so fucking much , I want to push him up against the wall and punch him in the face. And then I want to lick him.

I love Logan, his cheekiness and fun loving nature makes it easy to fall for him. But what we soon learn is how easily he hides his pain. His life is lived between Baseball, the parties, girls and sex. Leaving enough time to study.
His story, while not as shocking an in your face as Kayla's story, it was just as heartbreaking. He deals with his pain his way, and doesn't let anyone in.

If you knew about my past, you'd understand why I don't let people get too close to me. The people that are supposed to love you don't always do that. Sometimes they hurt you, physically and emotionally. Sometimes they just check out completely.

But soon he realises he has fallen in love with his best friends girl. What happens next sets in motion a string of events that puts him on a path of self discovery. Dealing with pain, hope, forgiveness and love. The story is told in the present but takes you back to the start. Who Logan ends up with crosses  back over into More Than This. You don't know it at the time, but major parts in More Than This, effect Logan and his story in More Than Her.

I'm not going to tell you who She is, but to Logan She is everything.  The way he got her to date him, the text msgs had me swooning hard.

Logan: 7 days to go. 
Her: Really, asshole? A countdown? 

Logan: 6 days to go. I bet you can't wait to see me. 
Her: I'm already Regretting this. 

Logan: 5days to go. OMG! What am I gonna wear? 
Her: I thought I told you not to contact me for a week.

Logan: 4 days to go.  Seriously though, what do you want to do? 
Her: Not go on a date with you? 

Logan: 3 days to go.  I'm getting pretty fucking excited to see you.
Her: Shut up.

Logan: 2 days to go. Just thought I would remind you, incase you had forgotten. 
Her: Who is this? 

Logan: 1 day to go. I'll call you tomorrow.
Her: I'll be Busy.

I just couldn't keep the smile off my face! They were soo funny. And at times my face hurt from smiling soo hard.

Everyone that I fell in love with in MTT was back and making me laugh hard! Cam and Lucy, rock my world. GOD I love Lucy!
Logan's relationship with his father melted my heart.
Their honesty and openness makes me want to be one of those parents. You really have a hard time NOT swooning.

More Than Her was about second chances. Their road to happiness is a long one with bumps along the way. But when they finally do come together... the tenderness, yet rawness, that Logan empowers comes through. Logan is the type of boy you want to sit your daughters down and tell them about.
Teach them that this is the type of man you give your heart to.

"I want to feel everywhere he's felt. I want to replace the memory of his touch with mine. I don't want a single part of your body to not know my hands do you understand ?"

Dealing with his past was a major part of his story, Him letting go and letting Her in.

And this is the moment that I forget my past. I forget that not everyone that loves you is out to hurt you. It's this moment - when I let it be okay for someone to love me

There were certain parts of this book that's was so therapeutic for me. To be able to take something from their story was Jay's gift just for me.

"Am I hurting you? I stroked her hair. "No," she said into my chest. "You're Healing me."

Will Logan get his happy ever after or will his journey take an unexpected turn, leaving you left hanging for the next instalment

My god I loved this hard.  I can't explain what makes their story that little bit special, but sometimes you will read the most profound line that just speaks to you. And it doesn't matter what you're reading, or who in the book that it's in reference too. That line, that feeling, will stay with you. At that point in time that line was for you. It all comes down to how you tell a story and Jay's writing is magic.
Her ability to make you feel. Make you come alive with the feelings she evokes. You feel like your 18 again. That pure an innocent feeling of lust and first love. You can't help but wish the time back.
It's like Jay was giving me something that I never had. Letting me live that part of my life through their Story. I couldn't get enough!

Favorite Lines

"So what's this about a book club? You girls sit around, reading dirty books, fanning each other's vaginas?

"Sorry, Cameron, you're going to have to repeat that. I couldn't hear you over the sound of your throbbing vagina."

"But if cocks had wings you'd be a fucking airport." 

"It doesn't matter where I am in this world, there's nothing else I'd rather see. Just you." 

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About the Author

Author of Mature YA / New Adult contemporary novels, MORE THAN THIS and a soon to be released sequel, MORE THAN HER. I enjoy reading and writing books that make people laugh, cry and swoon for dreamy book boyfriends. When not doing either of those, I can be found looking after my two little boys, and trying to avoid house work at all costs.

Author Links:

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2 x Amazon Copies of More Than Her

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  1. Havent read ye but plan to read back to back thank you for opportunity to win

  2. I haven't yet but I really want to. it is on my list :) thank you

  3. Have not read yet but it looks sooooo good!

  4. I haven't read it but I promise to read if I can get this book.

  5. I haven't read More Than This yet, but it's been on my TBR list...just to find the time to start it. Thank you for the giveaway.

  6. I read More Than This and loved it. The scene where she finds out her whole family was wiped out still haunts me.

  7. Oh my word!! I can't wait to read Logan's story!! I was flipping out after I read MTT! So great! Thanks for this giveaway!

  8. I loved Jacarb but am gonna love Logan more..
    Just 2 more days, and I can have Logan in my hand..

  9. I absolutely loved the first book. This one is making my nervous about whats going to happen.

  10. I have not read it yet but they sound great and I plan to read them soon.

  11. No I haven't the first book, but It looks like I should have...cause I want to read book 2 :)

  12. I LOVED More Than This. One of my favorite books this year :). Thanks for the giveaway!

  13. Haven't read it yet but plan to shortly!

  14. I have read the first book and I'm dying to know who Logan is in love with.

  15. Have not read the first book...sounds like I need to dive into this series. Thanks for the giveaway!

  16. Thanks for the giveaway! I haven't read More Than This but it is on my TBR list! (:

  17. Thanks for the giveawy !!!!!! So excited !!!

  18. YES! Absolutely LOVED More Than This even though some parts were sad...Jake was amazing!!!

  19. No I'm waiting for this book so I can read the back to back!

  20. Looks like an interesting book. Would <3 to win!!!

  21. No I haven't. You have introduced me to these books. I am looking forward to reading them. Thanks for the chance to win an ecopy of "More Than Her".

  22. No, I have not read it yet :( It is on my TBR list & I hope to be reading it soon!

  23. I have! It was one of my favorite books this year!

  24. I haven't read it yet, but now I'm definitely interested. :D

  25. Sad to report I have not read it yet :(