Review: Kick, Push & Coast by Jay McLean

Posted February 4, 2017 by Katrina @ Bookish Things in Book Review / 0 Comments

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
Review: Kick, Push & Coast by Jay McLeanKick, Push & Coast Duet: Includes Kick, Push and Coast by Jay McLean
on 11/30/2016
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
Format: eBook
Source: Own
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Also by this author: More Than This, More Than Her (More, #2), More Than Him (More Than, #3), More Than Forever (More Than, #4), More Than Enough, Combative

Box set includes exclusive never before seen bonus short story told from Tommy Warden’s ten-year-old mind.

★SYNOPSIS for Kick, Push
There’s a single defining moment within every skater.
It lasts only a second. Two if you're good.
Three if you’re really good.
It’s the moment you’re in the air, your board somewhere
beneath you and nothing but wind surrounds you.
It’s the feeling of being airborne.

The sixteen-year-old version of me would’ve said it was the
greatest feeling in the world.
Then at seventeen, I had my son.
And every single second became a defining moment. Even the ones that consisted of heartbreak when his mother left us.

Seventeen. Single. Dad.
That’s what my life became.
Yet, every day, I managed to find that feeling of being
airborne.
Or at least I convinced myself I did.
But I lied—to myself and to everyone around me.
Until she showed up; Tanned skin, raven dark hair, and eyes the color of emeralds.

You know what sucks about being in the air?
Coming down from the high.
Sometimes you land on the board and nail the trick.
Then kick, push, and coast away.
Other times you fall.
You fall hard.
And those are the times when it’s not as easy to get back up, dust off your pads and try again.
Especially when the girl with the emerald eyes becomes your drug...
And you become her poison.

★SYNOPSIS for Coast
One life-changing summer.
One boy.
The boy.
The boy who offered me safe touches and heart-stopping smiles - smiles he shared with his son.
We filled our days with porch-step kisses,
filled our ears with laughter,
filled our hearts with love.
Deep, soul-aching, desperate love.

But love is misleading.
It’s an invisible, fleeting moment.
Somewhere between false adoration and pure hatred comes an emotion, a vulnerable need, a single desire.
It lives within the ones who miss it, who crave it,
who know better than to expect it.
Love is relentless.
Even when that love turns to hate, turns to loathing,
turns to pain.

Love should heal you.
But it can also break you.
Believe me, I know…
Because I'm Becca Owens - a broken girl…
…And he's Josh Warden - the boy who broke me.

Reactions to Kick, Push & Coast

So, it’s been a month since I’ve read these books, and I’m still not able to put into words how much love I have for these characters. So I’m going to post my feelings in gifs.

When you see how craptacular those that are supposed to love someone behave.

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When you realize the kindness of absolute strangers. <3

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Literally seeing the sparks fly off the pages.

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Seeing all those amazing father/son moments. Single parenthood is hard, but Josh makes the most of it.

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Seeing people fall in love with each other completely.

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Then the heartbreak because of everything else in the world working against you.

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Then the persistence in trying to win someone back.

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When you have to fix yourself to be happy with anyone else.

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And absolutely happiness when things are exactly how they are supposed to be.

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Overall these books made me swoon, then completely broke me, and pieced me back together again. It’s emotional, and will have you sucked into the story.

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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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