Blog Tour & Review
Title: Lucas – A Preston Brothers Novel
Author: Jay McLean
Release Day: November 1, 2016
In a sprint, every millisecond counts.
When you’re waiting for love, those milliseconds can feel like eons.
High school senior Lucas Preston has it all: star of the track team, a scholarship waiting for him, an apartment to himself and a revolving door of girlfriends. He also has an older sister, five younger brothers and a father who relies on him to make sure those brothers don’t kill each other.
His saving grace? Lois “Laney” Sanders, a girl he started to fall in like with when he was just eleven.
A girl who became his best friend, his confidant, his courage.
It took only sixteen clicks and eight seconds for Lucas to realize that his like for Laney had turned into love.
Eight life-changing seconds.
It’s also the exact length of time it took to lose her.
“Laney was my secret, hidden away from the eyes of my friends so they couldn’t want her, have her. She was mine. My secret pleasure.”
“That’s what true love is, you know? To want to be someone’s hero when they’re faced with villains. To want to be the one who saves them. To be their Wonderwall.”
“Sixteen clicks of your needles, eight seconds, and my heart flipped. And I just knew. I knew I’d fallin love for the first time. For the last time.”
Ahhh!!! As soon as I heard the Preston boys were getting their own series, I could not have been more excited. And let me tell you, if Lucas’ story is any indication of how this series is going to be, than Jay McLean can just take all my money now!!! Jay McLean has just knocked it out of the park with Lucas’ story….
Lucas is the first book in The Preston Brothers series and is a spin off of The More Than Series. That being said, this book can totally be read and enjoyed as a stand-alone. Now, as a big fan of the More Than Series, I have been following these characters for a very long time and have just been dying for the Preston clan to get their own story. And I’ll be the first to tell you, Lucas does not disappoint. Lucas and Lois are the ultimate friends to lovers romance. Their story is just pure and beautiful and incredibly well written. Their friendship and romance spans many years and sees many ups and downs. It is impossible to not fall in love with these two characters.
Lucas pulled me in from the very first page and I was unable to put his story down. I couldn’t stop myself from devouring each and every word. Lucas’ story is not an easy one. His story is filled with lots of angst and heartache and missed moments. His story pulled at my heart and kept me glued to the pages. The relationship that Lucas shares with Lois is one for the books. The love that they share is so real, so special. I was pulling for them the entire time and was just soooo looking forward to seeing how their story was going to go.
Look, I could spend all day telling you different reasons as to why I love this book, but I don’t want to go into too much detail or spoil anything for you. So, here is what I’m going to say. This book is incredible. It is a coming of age, friends to lovers romance. This story is going to work it’s way deep into your heart and take you on one incredible journey. As I already told you, I fell in love with Lucas from page one and could not get enough of his story. His story is filled with just the right amount of angst, drama, frustrating and difficult moments and of course, unforgettable love.
I loved every single moment of this story. It’s beautifully written and just takes you on the best journey. It made me laugh, smile, swoon and fall in love. Lucas has kicked this series off to one heck of a start. I am excited and just over the moon to see where this series is going to go next!
*I was provided an ARC copy of this book, in exchange for an honest review*
Jay McLean is an international best-selling author and full-time reader, writer of New Adult Romance, and most of all, procrastinator. When she’s not doing any of those things, she can be found running after her two little boys, playing house and binge watching Netflix.
She writes what she loves to read, which are books that can make her laugh, make her hurt and make her feel.
Jay lives in the suburbs of Melbourne, Australia, in a forever half-done home where music is loud and laughter is louder.