Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Blog Tour: More Than This

Welcome to our first blog tour! We are super excited about this and we hope you will like it =) Here is the list of the tour schedule: http://www.theromancecover.com/2013/08/blog-tour-schedule-more-than-this-by.html

More Than This (More #1)
Book Description:

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. 
Buy Links:
Amazon.co.uk: http://amzn.to/14H5mDe
Amazon.com: http://amzn.to/1cK2Els 

About Jay McLean:
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.
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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. If you want to know more about this, go to this link: https://jay-mclean.squarespace.com/blog/2013/8/13/a-book-a-friend-an-ocean-and-a-single-picture
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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.”
 My Review: 5 stars 
When I found out that this was the first novel by Jay McLean I was very surprised because she has entered the literary world like an earthquake, with a novel that touches the most intimate parts of the reader's heart.

The book is narrated from Mikayla and Jake´s point of view, every time the name at the beginning tell us who will be narrating, this makes reading easily even though the voices of Kayla and Jake are distinguishable. The fact of being able to see both points of view gave an interesting twist to the book. The author has managed to get perfectly on the head of each of her. I loved all the characters except 3 and I cannot say much because I do not want to spoil anything.

The chemistry between Mikayla and Jake is electrifying, I am not sure how they  didn´t ended up in spontaneous combustion. And the hot scenes created sparks,I felt like I was in the room with them. I need to prevent that the hot scenes could cause heart attacks. Although, one weeks ago I read the book I have yet Jake fever because I cannot stop thinking about Jake. Once you read about him, he gets under your skin. Mikayla is one of the characters that I've been more jealous of, obviously for Jake, and I would bet that more than half of the girls who have read had felt the same. This book has completely ruined the other guys for me. The word more has acquired a new meaning after reading this book. Now I can´t settle with less than more, I want more than more!

One of the things I liked about the book was that it is not just a book about love, but there are also other issues such as friendship, loss, forgiveness, lies and the importance of family. Till this book I haven´t understood the meaning of what a kiss really means. It is a book that as well as entertain, teach. It is a very complete book.

After reading many reviews I've seen some people that do not like the use of slang, I believe that slang brings realism to the story,  because  today you just have to listen to teenagers  to know that they speak in that way or even worse. Another thing that I really liked is that it is a very modern novel.
The ending was totally unexpected and left me with mixed feelings about it, and I cannot wait to read More Than Her.

Cuando me entere de que está era la primera novela de Jay McLean estuve muy sorprendida porque ha entrado en el mundo literario como un terremoto, haciendo una novela que llega a tocar hasta los rincones más íntimos del corazón del lector.

 El libro está narrado desde el punto de vista de Mikayla y Jake, cada vez que cambiaba la narración el nombre al principio nos dice quién va a estar narrando, esto facilita la lectura aunque las voces de Kayla y Jake son fácilmente diferenciables.

El hecho de poder ver ambos puntos de vista le dio un toque interesante al libro. La autora ha sabido meterse perfectamente en la cabeza de cada uno de sus personajes y es que algo que me ha pasado muchas veces es que algunos autores usan puntos de vista que parece que el mismo personaje está hablando. Me encantaron todos los personajes excepto 3 y tampoco puedo decir mucho porque no quiero hacer spoilers
La química que existe entre Mikayla y Jake es electrizante, no sé cómo no acabaron en combustión espontánea. Y las escenas calientes soltaban tantas chispas que hasta parecía que estaba yo con ellos en la habitación. He de advertir una cosa, las escenas calientes no son aptas para cardiacos. A pesar de que hace ya 1 semana que leí el libro todavía tengo Jake fever y es que no puedo parar de pensar en Jake, porque una vez que lees sobre él, se mete debajo de la piel. Mikayla es uno de los personajes de los que más celosa he estado, obviamente por Jake, y me atrevería a apostar que más de la mitad de las chicas que lo hayan leído estarán igual. Este libro ha arruinado por completo los otros chicos para mí.
La palabra más ha adquirido un nuevo significado después de leer este libro. Ahora no puedo conformarme con menos que más, quiero más que más!

Una de las cosas que más me gusto del libro fue que no es sólo un libro de amor, sino que también aparecen otros temas como la amistad, la pérdida, la familia, el perdón, la mentira y la importancia de la familia. Hasta este libro no había entendido el significado de lo que realmente significa un beso. Es un libro que además de entretener, enseña. Es un libro muy completo.

Tras haber leído muchas reseñas he visto que a bastante gente no le gusta el uso del slang, yo en cambio creo que le aporta mayor realismo a la historia, y es que hoy en día sólo hay que escuchar a los adolescentes de hoy en día para saber que hablan así e incluso peor. Otra cosa que me gusto mucho es que es una novel muy actual. Me encanta leer y a la vez sentirme identificada y saber de lo que hablan los personajes.
El final fue totalmente inesperado y me dejó con sentimientos encontrados al respecto, y no puedo esperar a leer More Than Her.


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