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.
Jay McLean has done it again with this first in the Preston Brother serie
We met Lucas Preston in More Than series – he is Drunk Lucy’s brother. Now we are getting his whole story… and it is so much more.
Ms McLean is one of those authors who creates a world where you just have to give up whatever you are doing and dive into the deep end of her stories. Once you start one of her stories, if you are like me you are up till all hours of the morning, completely engrossed in the story.
Lucas and Lois’ story begins when they are 11 years old and is told in dual POV and in past and present tense.
Lucas is the eldest of the 5 Preston boys, so he has always had a fair share of familial responsibility thrust upon him at a young age. When Lois, or Laney as she is nicknamed, comes into his life, his whole family welcomes her into the fold with open arms.
Their story from that day onwards is sweet, it is tender, it is beautiful, and it is heartbreaking.
Word to the wise – do not try to sneak a chapter or two in when you are working, as you will have to explain the blotchy face and red eyes (I blamed mine on hayfever/allergies!!)
I love a friends to lovers story. The change from childhood to adulthood was not easy on this pair’s relationship, and whilst they are both adorable and endearing, at times I was frustrated with one, the other or both of them as they made their way into the big bad world.
From the first word to the last, I was completely engaged with the characters in Lucas, and at the end I was left wanting more. So much more.
I can’t wait to see what Ms McLean brings us next.
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.