Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Book title: More Than Him
Author: Jay McLean
Series: More #3
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Release date: January 28, 2014
Hosted by: Forever Me Romance

"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us." - Marianne Williamson

We live in a world of darkness and shadows,
where monsters hide and aim to ruin.
And they did.
They ruined us and turned our dreams into nightmares.
But now we're back.
And we're fighting.
Not just for us, or for each other, but for our light.

~So Much More Than 5 Stars~

“She turned her head and lifted her chin to face me. Her smile caught me off guard. Our eyes locked. Then: Thump. Thump. But it was different this time. Not nerves, or anxiety. It was like the world’s way of telling me that I was alive, and to pay attention” ~ Logan

This is the third book in this series, and the whole gang is back, thank God! I missed these characters too much. Amanda, Logan, Micky, Jake, Cam, Luce, Ethan, Tristan they’re all back. This is book two of Amanda and Logan’s story. It picks up directly where we left off in More Than Her. I was heartbroken at the end of More Than Her and the heartbreak overflows right into this next book. Jay McLean has brought these characters to life in such a way to me, they’re real. I felt all of their pain, suffering, heartbreak, frustration, longing, I need to stop there. I read More Than Him in two settings, yep I said two.While reading More Than Him I felt like a voyeur. Has that ever happened to you as a reader? I get so engrossed in a story sometimes, I feel like I’m in it, watching it play out in front of me...I was so entranced with this story, everything outside of it faded away. The reasoning, I adore these characters, I have fallen in love with each one of them. I bask in the hilarity of the conversations and situations they find themselves in. The dialogue is beautiful, heartbreaking; gut busting funny, haunting and realistic. Sometimes as beautiful as it is dialogue in a story can seem scripted, in More Than Him, it’s so real and unfiltered. For me, this makes it even more powerful and effecting. The agony in parts is palatable and hangs thick in air. You can almost taste the fear. Jay’s style of writing calls to me, as a reader and I am addicted.

More Than Him was extremely emotional and beautifully written. We are given more insights into Logan’s past and his reasoning behind his decisions. We watch Amanda struggle with her emotional scars and healing, while missing and hating Logan. Waiting for these two to figure it all out is painful and frustrating, but in the best possible way. I cried reading Logan’s recounts of his past, his journal entries. His journal entries are touching and made my heart ache. His self doubt, guilt, his memories, they are eating him alive from the inside out. I wanted to hold him, and reassure him that it would be okay. He broke my heart in his suffering. Logan however is finally diagnosed with PTSD and undergoing treatment. Logan’s perseverance, loyalty and determination are inspiring. Amanda’s ability to forgive, trudge forward and love unconditionally will leave you in awe.

“You know, one day, baby, I’m going to take your nightmares and turn them into dreams.”          ~Amanda

“He threaded his fingers through my hair and moved it away from my face. “It means shadow passes, light remains. You’re my light, Amanda. In a life full of shadows, and darkness, and monsters, you’re my light. When the blackness fades and the memories subside, you’ll be there. You’re always there.” ~ Logan

This is a wonderfully written love story. Logan and Amanda’s love will touch you, deep down on a very basic level. It is love in its purest form. It’s not perfect, but love is never perfect, it’s messy, painful, and unrelenting. These two characters that against ALL odds should have never made it to the other side, struggle and stumble to make it right, to be happy. The point here, they try. They really try.

“He held me tighter. “We got a lot of shit to work through.” “Yeah,” I agreed. “But once we do we’re going to be amazing” ~Amanda and Logan

The ending is poignant and touching. It leaves you grinning. I was warm and fuzzy finishing this one. I cannot possibly tell you how badly you need to read these books.

“I loved them and will re-read them eleventy three times.” ~  Angie

Made by Natasha from Forever Me Romance 

More Than This (book 1)

More Than Her (book 2)

More Than Him (book 3)

Author of Mature YA / New Adult contemporary novels, MORE THAN THIS, MORE THAN HER, and MORE THAN HIM. 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.

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