More Than Her (More Series book 3 by Jay McLean Publication Date: November 18, 2013 Published By: Jay Mclean BLURB: For every action there is an equal or opposite reaction." For every choice you make there are rewards, or there are consequences. It was my choice to walk away the first time. And my choice to chase her the second. But sometimes you don't get a choice, and all you get are the consequences.” "Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” Unless that someone is Logan Matthews. Because loving him didn't give me the strength to walk away. It didn't give me the courage to fight for him. And when it was over, all it gave me was a broken heart. BUY LINKS: Amazon B & N Kobo iBooks About the author: Jay McLean is an author of Mature YA / New Adult contemporary novels. She enjoys reading and writing books that make people laugh, cry and swoon for dreamy book boyfriends. When not doing ether of those things, she can be found looking after her two little boys and trying to avoid house work at all costs.
Review—More Than Her by Jay Mclean
“You can tell your uncle Logan that I will go on one date with him. Only one. And I can leave whenever I want. You can also tell him that I’m busy for the next week so don’t bother calling or texting until a week from now, got it?” –Amanda
Wow. Amanda knows how to play hard-to-get without even realizing it. And Logan accepts the challenge. One date. That’s it. That’s all it took to realize that there was something MORE…
And then, nothing. Maybe it was too good to be true; surely Logan Matthews wouldn’t really want to date Amanda, plain and simple Amanda. Sometimes, it just is what it is…and you have to accept the past and move on, no matter how messed-up it turns out to be.
One year. One entire year Amanda does everything she can to avoid the one person she knows will destroy her heart. Again.
One year. One entire year Logan spends looking for the one girl that claimed his.
“Hey, what’s wrong?” I hoped it came out concerned, and not that I thought that she was acting bat-s**t crazy. When her eyes met mine, she no longer looked sad. She looked—determined, maybe? “What happened, Matthews, is that I already let you break my heart once.” Then she stood up, adjusted her dress, and walked out of the room. I didn’t call her name. I didn’t stop her. I didn’t follow her. I just sat there, in a dark room, feeling sorry for myself. Because as much as I tried to convince myself over the last year or so, that she didn’t care—or that she wouldn’t care—in just a few words she proved me completely wrong. She felt it too. She felt everything I did.” –Logan
“I lied. I lied because I wanted to see if I could hurt him. If me playing dumb would have an effect on him. If he would feel anything to know, or at least think, that I didn’t remember him. That it was just another night, and he was just another guy. And I really didn’t want to rehash the circumstances to which we met. At least, that’s what I told myself. But the truth? The truth is that I wanted to keep the memory of that night to myself. I didn’t want to share it with anybody. Because it was mine. And because it was the best night of my entire life.” –Amanda
Once again, challenge accepted. Only this time, Logan has the added advantage of being her housemate. (Yes, this made me smile). And the disadvantage of the time apart and what it did to them…totally his fault, BTW. Getting Amanda to open up to him again isn’t going to be easy. Too many things have happened; she carries a weight on her shoulders that wasn’t there before. Memories and pain. Getting past that and proving that she can trust him again is going to be harder than Logan ever thought possible…or maybe it’s his own monsters he can’t escape from.
“And if I lived my life like Logan Matthews, this is the moment I wished I could forget the past. Forget what he did. Forget that he hurt me. Because I wanted so badly—more than anything else—to be able to forgive him. And maybe, just maybe, we could be everything I once hoped for.” –Amanda
“She inhaled deeply, then pulled back slightly to look up at me, those big blue eyes full of sadness. And it was this moment that I knew—I knew I’d do anything at all in this entire world to make sure she’d never feel sadness again.” –Logan
If only it were that easy. Both Amanda and Logan have some serious issues to work out; as individuals and a couple. Except they aren’t really a couple…they have this undeniable pull towards one another that just cannot be denied. How they handle their own situations as well as those they face together is where the real challenge comes in. Logan learns news of family he never knew existed, while Amanda is forced to face some of her past as well. Neither is prepared for what lays in wait for them, and you can almost guarantee that crying is a definite in this book.
“He smiled. And that’s all I ever wanted.”
“She smiled. And that’s all I ever wanted.”
I can’t even tell you how excited I was to read this book. After the way I was left hanging with Logan in More Than This, surely I thought I’d get some answers…but NOOOOOOO! Mclean had to go and leave me hanging, AGAIN! That Epilogue, really?!? I mean I can’t even describe my feelings for that sentence. Yes, it’s one freaking sentence. Grrrr!
Reading about Logan and Amanda; reliving their memories, especially the painful ones…they broke me. My heart ached and I seriously cried. Hard. I think that was some of the heaviest fiction I’ve read. Thanks for that, this book was perfectly gut-wrenching and I loved every. Single. Page.
**5 One Night Changes Everything Stars**
Keep a look out for Book 3 in the More Series.
He gripped my ass tighter. I let out a sound I had no idea I was capable of. I was so fucking turned on. His movements on me were making me so wet I could feel it soaking my panties. His mouth moved from my neck to my ear, "You gotta quit making those sounds, baby." He kissed the spot behind it. "I'm starting to lost it." Then he took my mouth in his, moving into me harder, pinning me to the wall. My leg on the floor moved to wrap around him. I needed him closer to me; I needed more of him. He started to build a rhythm again. I felt that slow burn building low in my stomach. I didn't know how the fuck he was doing it. Or what the fuck he was even doing. But I didn't want it to stop. Ever. "Oh my God, Logan." I was panting; my head threw back against the wall. He was on my neck. Sucking. Hard. He was going to leave a mark. I wanted him to. "Matthews! What the fuck are you doing?" A deep voice yelled. I screamed, dropped my legs, ducked, and hid behind him. Oh. My. God. Reality set in. What the fuck were we doing? "Fuck." he spat. His hand went down his pants to adjust himself before turning around. "What the fuck do you think this is, Matthews?" "Sorry, Coach" Oh. My. God. Kill me now. "Go home!" I was too embarrassed to look past Logan to see his coaches reaction. "Yes Sir." Logan sounded like he was about to laugh. What the hell? "I'll cover for you." His coach sounded different now, like he was trying to contain his own laughter. "Fuck, I wish I was in college again," he said, before I heard his footsteps walking away. I don't know what emotion was on my face when Logan turned to me, but he laughed. Fucking laughed. "This shit's not funny!" I whispered loudly. " I almost let you have me. " I motioned with my finger at our surroundings. "Right here!" He didn't respond. Just looked me up and down and licked his lips. His eyes settled on my face, as he brought his hand to cup my cheek. And then his face was so close to mine; I could feel his breath on my lips. He rubbed his nose against mine. "Wait here," he said, his voice low, laced with desire. "We're not even close to being done. I'm going to take you home and I'm going to fucking finish what I started. And when I'm done with you, you won't even remember what happened just now. All you'll remember is how I make you feel when you're screaming my name."