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Ola! I'm one of those crazy girls who is overly addictive to books and reading. I'm weird around books and tends to read them abnormally fast. And I'm a hopeful romantic who is a firm believer of Happily Ever Afters.
More Than This (More, #1) - Jay McLean
Betrayal. Breakups. Death. Love. Sex. Future

More Than This is the story of two barely adult people.
Prom Night. Spilled Beer.
Then Mikayla's world shifted all around.
A chance encounter that led to a tragedy, friendship and into love.

I don't really know how to conceptualize writing my review for this since it involves a lot of things - it jumps from love, loss, betrayals, new friendship, romance and moving on. I might end up babbling all throughout this but whatever, I'll just go on with the thoughts in my mind as I write this.

It's really hard to get into details of the story without spoiling you guys so I think my little hints would be enough. But prepare your box (es) of Kleenex because reading this would definitely take you into one emotional bliss ride. This book definitely made me feel - a lot of things. It's silly but since the chapter of that certain incident up to maybe the next four or five chapters I'm crying my eyes out. How could such book invoke the feeling of anxiety, depression and sadness, I don’t really know. It's really has that powerful reach.

I'll start with the end (no pun intended)-now the whole story of More Than This was intense and I never even thought that its ending could be more intense. It's like there’s a truck behind you, you can’t see it and it just suddenly crashes you - the last sentence on this book definitely cracks me! Just when things are all rainbows and butterflies the author threw that in; so I’m making a request to her now that to pretty pretty please don’t make it into a love triangle. Make a companion novel and leave Kayla and Jake on their own bubble of happily ever after. (See what I'm talking about emotions?)

Mikayla don’t need much of my pity but Kayla's character is one of the most tragic one I encountered. Imagine your life turning into a complete 360 degrees, how would you feel? In an instant it seems like everything you have was taken away. The road to moving on was really hard especially for her, but I admire her strength and will to continue living.

Jake Andrews, I think your Aussie accent will be enough to make me swoon. He's living the normal teenage life but a responsible one. I know beforehand that Jake Andrews will definitely be genuine character and I'm happy he didn’t disappoint me.

Jake and Mikayla's relationship development was really good. I totally loved it. It's another case of insta-love but it’s a totally different one. It started in a very weird and uncertain way. The tension between them was literally palpable and they’re one of those people who are not into a relationship but more than friends and honestly I'm a sucker for those. ;)

Dylan, Heidi, Lucy, Cam and Logan are totally great additions to the story. I really like how accommodating and accepting they are. They’re really cool set of friends to have.

As for James, yes, you're a big piece of douche! But at least he did extend his repentance to what he has done. And with that I start to wonder, how could guys like him end? I mean, he's totally not a bad guy at all. Could guys like him fond his own bubble of happy ever after? But whatever, its just a random though.

Oh and could I say how I totally hate Megan? I knew it! I knew from her first appearance that she would do no good. Oh and be warned - she's the trigger to the story. ;)

After all the twists and turns and ups and downs, I’m happy that new beginnings are coming for the people on this story. In all, More Than this is a story with a triple roller coaster ride of emotion – it was mixed well making it a great read, so do you a favor and read it.

I more than a lot like it, so much more than a lot!!