Thursday, 22 August 2013

Blog Tour: More Than This By Jay McLean Review/Excerpt/Giveaway


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.

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

My Review

5 Beautiful, Funny, Emotional, Fantastic, Jake loving Stars!!

What happens when one night changes your whole life?
When you lose everyone close to you?
Do you believe everything happens for a reason?
All bad things bring with it something good?

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

Prom night is supposed to be a happy time right? Well that one prom night changes Mikayla's life.When she finds out that her long term boyfriend is cheating on her with her so called "best-friend" she feels like things couldn't possibly get any worse.. until she tries to get home but there are police all around her house and the only people she had left, her only family, have all died..

“He's not the heart and flowers kind of guy, but he's the heart and soul kind, and fuck if every girl would rather that than flowers.”

She clings to a stranger who sees her sadness and cant help but be drawn to her.
Mikayla meets Jake at the time where she catches her boyfriend cheating on her, everything bad is happening yet Jake manages to make her smile..

Jake meets Mikayla and things move fast life is so unexpected but little did Jake know that Mikayla's whole world would come tumbling down and he would be her rock..

He invites Mikayla to live in his house as she has nowhere else to go and from there things begin to change..

2 strangers meet and cant let go of each other..
Everything happens for a reason..
Every bad thing that happens, something good comes out of it..

“And I look at him. 

Really, truly, look at him. 
And I fall in love all over again.”

This is a beautiful, heart-warming, funny, fast-paced, gripping book which I could not put down. Its one of those book, when you finish it you want to read it all over again..

I loved Jake and Mikayla's relationship their strong bond and how they formed a friendship in between all the chaos going on in their lives. Jake..ahh I want a Jake!!! He is bloody perfect, he welcomes Mikayla into his life and becomes her family when she has no-one.

I really liked all Jake's friends too! Even Logan I feel so sorry for him bless his heart, he really needs some love! Can not wait for his book the ending of More Than This has me dying to read book 2!

“To whoever wrote Fifty Shades of Grey," Cam eyes the sky like he's thanking the Lord. We all laugh and drink.”

So many parts had me laughing and thinking oh my god I love this book!

“I should lick him. Just his chest. NO! I’m not that wasted. Is he? Maybe he won’t remember if I just have one lick.” 

“We're testing each other. Seeing how far we can take this before something snaps. Most likely my dick.” 

"I saw more than a few guys checking her out. I couldn't help putting my arm around her, and bringing her into me. Because it's the stone age and I'm a caveman."

The girls were amazing with Mikayla, she really needed friends who wouldn't cheat or betray her and that's what she found in her new friends..

What a perfect book..Perfect Guy..Perfect Story

I need more Jake!!

**ARC provided by author for an honest review**


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My eyes widen and snap to Jake. He looks down, and shakes his head, with laughter in his eyes. He removes my hand that was covering his mouth, entwines our fingers, and gives my wrist a chaste kiss before Logan adds to the story.
“That’s not all that happened, tell her the rest, Jake.”
I look at him. Oh my god. He slept with her.
“Oh my god, you slept with her?” I gasp out.
“NO!” he yells, and everyone cracks up. “NO! What? God … No!” he says again, shivering and making a disgusted face.
“Then what?” I ask.
He presses his lips together, as if refusing to speak. I make an exasperated sound, and turn to the rest of them, eyes wide, pleading someone to finish the story.
Heidi starts to giggle, and everyone joins in.
“What? WHAT HAPPENED?” I need to know.
Heidi calms herself down. “Homegirl had an engagement ring on the dash board—a male engagement ring. She proposed to him!” She’s struggling to keep talking through her laughter. “She proposed to him, naked, in the back seat of his truck, with people all around!”
“NO!” I gasp, looking at Jake, bewilderment clear in my voice. He just nods his head slowly, his thumb stroking my stomach.
“What did you do?” I ask him, but he just shakes his head. I look to everyone else. “What did he do?”
“This is the best part,” Cam continues. “He gets so freaked out, he jumps out of the car, and starts to run home. It was an away game! It took him five hours to walk home. He left everything in his truck. His phone, wallet, gear bag, everything. He couldn’t call anyone. He was so freaked to go back to the truck, in case she was still there waiting for him, or if the ring was still there. We didn’t drive out to pick it up until a week later. He went a week without a car, because he was so freaked out.”
“That’s just one of the stories,” Dylan adds. “There’s like, a hundred more just as crazy.”
I’m laughing so hard now my sides hurt.
I’d almost forgotten what we’re all doing here.
And then I remember, and stop myself from laughing.
Because today is not a laughing day.
Jake brings his hand up to my face and kisses my temple. “You can laugh and be happy, Kayla. They would want you to be.”
I smile and kiss him on the cheek.
Logan takes a huge gulp of his beer and then belches, fingers pointing between Jake and me. Heidi and Lucy groan in disgust.
“I’m going to ignore this epic, ovary explosive, sexual tension thing you guys have going on and ask a question.”
I stifle a laugh against Jake's neck, while he rolls his eyes at Logan.
“Ask your question, asshole,” he says as he rubs his nose against my jaw. God, that accent, and that voice.
My eyes close for a second. I think my ovaries will explode.
“Why does he call get to call you Kayla, and everyone else calls you Micky?”

I shrug. “Because my family called me Kayla.”

About the Author

I am the 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 being completely awkward in most social situations.

Author Links: 
Twitter - @jaymcleanauthor
Charity info: 
Jay will be donating part of her sales from More Than This from 19th Augusts to 19th September to The Leukaemia and Lymphoma Society. Here is a link to Jay’s Blog post explaining it. Please include this in your post.
Facebook Party
We are having a FB party throughout the tour. Here we will put links to your tour posts and we will be sharing some deleted scenes, so please mention it on your post. Here’s the link: 


Prize: $20 amazon voucher and 10 ecopies of More Than This


Tour Schedule: 

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