Lucas (Jay McLean)

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.

Oh boy, I’m so glad I saw this giveaway/read and review on goodreads, and I was lucky enough to receive a review copy of this book. This was a book that I didn’t even knew existed, and now it’s within some of my faves and I need more of the writing, of the family, of the story. I need more. So yeah. I’m happy!

This was my first Jay McLean book, and I’m IN LOVE. The writing is fun and emotional at the same time. It’s the perfect blend and I loved loved loved it. The book is told in dual POV, between the present and the past, and tells us the story throughout the years about Lucas and Lois “Laney” relationship. I thought this was of storytelling was perfect, and the prologue just hooked me up right from the start.

I honestly loved Lucas and Laney, even if they frustrated me to no end at times. They both had a lot of growing up to do, and the character development was stellar. They both go through some awful stuff, together and apart, but they learn, and they become better people, and better for each other too.

My favorite theme of this book was FAMILY. All the Preston boys (and girl) have my heart, but this book also had two of the most amazing dad’s I ever read about: Brian and Tom are just great, and they guided and helped their children, spent time with them, provided the best way they could. They were so supportive. They both made me cry throughout the book, and I just love them both.

Overall, I loved this BFFs to lovers romance, it was beautiful and heartbreaking, and it made me sob like a baby at 3 am in the morning. So I highly recommend it. Amazing book. And I’ll for sure pick up the second book, and the first series too.

Go read it, if you haven’t already. It’s so worth it.

Psstttt…. I’m Co-Blogging Now…

Hey guys! So, I have a little piece of news for you, though if you follow me on twitter, you might already know. A couple of weeks ago an opportunity arose and I started collaborating on another blog.

I’m now co-blogging at:

I’m thrilled to be co-blogging with Nick and Lisa. It will be a process for me, getting used to not doing all on my own, but it gives me such a feeling of freedom too. Blogging while maintaining a full time job, and trying to finish my PhD is not easy, and I think this move will be good for me, especially for my drive to blog.

Obviously, I’ll keep blogging here, I have my weekly posts and my reviews, but somehow, even though now I’ll be blogging in two different places, I don’t feel that much pressure (if that makes any sense…).

I’ve written 2 posts Romances Ever After so far, you can check them out here:

Hello, I’m Cris

Why You Should Read The Ivy Years by Sarina Bowen

So, that’s my news for today. I hope you all step by Romances Ever After, and take a look at the amazing recommendations by Lisa and Nick too.