More Than This (More Than #1)
By Jay Mclean
Kindle Edition, 2nd edition
Published July 10th 2013
Source: review Copy provided by Netgalley in exchange of and honest 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.
Let me start of by warning you, More Than This brought out so many emotion and had me crying more than ANY book I have ever read.
After reading the first 10 or so chapters I felt like this:
When I finished the book this was basically me:
Seriously I was an emotional wreck. I’m still an emotional wreck, I don’t know how I’m even typing this out.
So this book follows Mikayla aka Micky aka Kayla. Kayla seems to have it all, the perfect boyfriend of 4 years, a bff she has known since 5th grade, and a wonderful loving family. Then in one night everything is taken from her. The people she thought she loved betrayed her, and the people she does love are tragically taken from her. Kayla’s situation hit home because everything that happened to her are things that could actually occur. I don’t want to give away too much, but I know while reading this I just wanted to hug everyone who is dear to me.
So in all this Kayla meets this really great guy name Jake, Jake Andrews (who is totally swoon-worthy). Jake met our MC on the worse night of her life and he was basically there through it all. I loved Jake because he didn’t even know Kayla, but he took her under his wing after everything played out at the dinner before prom (again I know I’m vague but I cant give away the juicy details) and introduces Kayla to the most Awesome group of friends EVER!
I don’t think I have ever liked any other group of characters than I did Jake Andrews friends. They were the BEST secondary characters I have EVER read about. seriously Lucy and Cameron are a riot. Drunk Lucy is the best. Here is a little looksy at Cameron and Lucy
“Cam starts laughing, “Oh, I love it when she reads.” He turns to Lucy who’s face is starting to contort and turn to a bright shade of red, “She reads these smutty books, like full on dirty shit, full of sex and like… bdsm shit.”
“I’m not joking boys, they’re like full on pornographic. Talking about silky shafts and veiny dicks and shit,” Logan is now on the ground holding his side from the pain of laughing too hard.
“Sometimes she’ll be reading, then all of sudden she’ll put her book down and look at me like she wants to eat me, literally eat me!” he yells, laughing harder, still swatting away her hands that are trying to shut him up, “I mean I don’t mind it, not at all. It’s hot as fuck. And she wants to try everything she reads in these books. Like… everything. She learns everything from these books… so I don’t give a shit when, of how much she reads, I get rewards.”
Now I did have one qualm and it’s a really tiny one. Kayla at times acted like a responsible and mature adult. But other times I thought I was reading about a 12 year old. I know that the girl has a lot going on, and I under stand shes under a lot of stress and pressure, but seriously she could have handled some situations better.
All in all I love this book. I would recommend this to anyone who enjoys Collen Hoover, Jamie Mcguire, or Chelsea Fine oh and Everyone else too!
5 out of 5 Stars