NA Romance, Special Review

Book Review: More Than This (More Than This #1) by Jay McLean


Disclaimer: Thank you Amazon Publishing and  NetGalley for giving me the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an honest review. Receiving this book for free does not sway my opinion.

Goodreads Summary:

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.


All I can say is WOW. I decided not to read the synopsis and just dove into the book. To say it surprised me is an understatement. I totally thought this would go another way. Did not expect all the twists and turns at all. When I saw this was a part of a “series” I groaned thinking please don’t tell me they split up, please noooooooo, but I’m glad they ended up having their happily ever after.

I do have to warn people that there is some adult content. I did not expect it and I was like Ahhhhh, and skimmed ahead really fast. If you don’t like reading it you can just skip ahead. If I knew it had some adult content I wouldn’t have read it, but since I had requested this on NetGalley I kinda just skipped ahead every time it happened and stuck it out. Oh also, a lot of cussing. More than I thought there would be. Just a warning to those that don’t like reading books with that kind of stuff.

Anyways that aside, it wasn’t a bad read. I kind of thought it would be. It could be the very cliché new adult cover that made me come to that conclusion. I do have to say it was a tad dramatic at times and there were some parts where I literally rolled my eyes and said come on, but if you can get past those few eye-rolling clichés, it’s actually really good. I kind of want to read the rest, but after going to the author’s goodreads and saw she was classified under mature young adult fiction, I kinda of don’t want to.


If you want to read an over-the-top, crazy, dramatic, very swoony love story, this is for you. I’m sure you’ll like it.

Rating 3.75 out of 5

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