Release Day Blast: Lucas by Jay McLean

Posted November 1, 2016 by Katrina @ Bookish Things in Book Blitz, Book Review / 0 Comments


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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.



I absolutely loved this book.  As with all of McLean’s books, be prepared to feel all of your emotions. She does a great job of pulling you in and making it hard for you to put the book down.

Lois and Lucas are great characters. I loved their friendship from the very beginning. I liked the little glimpses into their past to show how close they become. They are inseparable, and trust each other completely. You know they love each other, but you see the struggle both of them have when they start feeling more. When they aren’t sure how to express their feelings.

There were times where I really disliked both characters, but times when I loved them. Lois goes through so much in the duration of this story. Some of it had my heart shattering. Lucas has his own family he’s dealing with, and he has so much strength for a guy his age. I couldn’t imagine doing the things he does for his family when I was 17/18.

You feel the connection between Lois and Lucas within every page. I adored this book, and can’t wait to see what the rest of the Preston brothers have in store for us. Oh, and there’s a bit of MAYHEM within these pages. I love Operation Mayhem so freaking hard.





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.


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Katrina @ Bookish Things

About Katrina @ Bookish Things

I'm a mom of two and love to read, listen to music, and rock out at concerts. Sometimes you can find me reading, or writing, in between sets at concerts. I read many genres, and have a TBR mountain.

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