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Lucas – A Preston Brothers Novel #1
a sprint, every millisecond counts.
waiting for love, those milliseconds can feel like eons.
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.
It’s also the exact length of time it took
to lose her.
Jade’s 5 out of 5 “Race Ya” Blushes
Tera’s 5 Blush Review
Lucas, Lucas, Lucas… what a dumb boy he was as I first picked up this book. Yet I couldn’t put it down. What an insensitive jerk Lucas was, yet I couldn’t put it down. What a heartbreaker Lucas was. Wait… or was it really Laney who was the heartbreaker. All I know is that these two were young and stubborn and madly in love, and I couldn’t put it down.
There is so much growth and love in this book. Love within a family. Love outside of a family. Treating those with no one as if they finally belong. That’s the Preston way. And I just felt like even I was a part of the Prestons. Lucas and Laney are wonderfully drawn together, and Lucas really mans up to help Laney through such a hard time in her life.
Jay once again brings back lots of our favorite characters, obviously the Prestons, but also Cam, Logan, and Jake to show us even a little more Mayhem.
Jay McLean is one of my top authors ever. I will read anything she puts out. She is one of the best authors ever at character development, and I believe that talent shines with Lucas. I can’t wait to meet all of the Preston Punks!
Christina’s 5 Blush Review
I have read several Jay McLean books at this point and after I finish each one I always claim that hero as my “favorite.” Whelp, I’m doing it again. These books just keep getting better and better and Lucas is definitely my favorite! This book has a little bit of everything all rolled into one epic love story; the kind that spans from childhood to young adulthood and beyond. The story was sad and heartbreaking at times. It also had violence and horror, the kind that could definitely trigger. And while those moments were so real and so honest, it was the perfectly timed humor and lightheartedness that makes this book so ridiculously enjoyable. I read the book cover to cover in just under 24 hours; that’s how much I enjoyed Lucas and Lane and the rest of the Preston clan that I’m slowly falling head over heels in love with.
One of the things I love about McLean’s writing is that each of her characters has a distinct voice, personality and mindset. You won’t have any cookie cutter characters in these novels and her writing forces you to to become so engrossed in the lives of these characters that you might forget to start dinner (no? Just me? Whatevs). In this book in particular, I really liked how we hit the climax of the story and then instead of rushing through the ending like she could have done, McLean lets us down slowly and gently, rounding out the end of the book in the most satisfying and refreshing way.
I would be remiss if I didn’t gush over how much I LOVED Lucas and Lane. Lucas had me swooning all over the damn place. I lost how many times I sighed after he did/said something to Lane that just made me all gooey inside. And Lane is a sweet, lovely heroine so perfect for Luke in every way. She has the heart of every Preston man in one way or another, making her one lucky girl!
I’m excited finish the Preston boys’ stories. I can’t imagine loving anyone more than I love Luke in this moment maybe the best is yet to come!!
Dawn’s 5 Blush Review
This book is EVERYTHING!!!
Lucas by Jay McLean was made for me! This is what my perfect book looks like. It has first loves, family, angst, DRAMA, heartache, many tears and blinding rage (I seriously wanted to punch someone in the throat). Along with fantastic unforgettable, lovable, characters…. OMG! This is not just Lucas & Laney’s love story. It’s a life story!! It’s also about the unconditional love of the Preston family. The Prestons are beyond special. My heart was invested in each and every one of them. Two wonderful parents and seven unique siblings. They all brought so many comedic and endearing moments. Drenching the book in love! Omg! I soooo wanted to be part of their world!!
Lucas and Laney meet at age 11 and quickly became inseparable. Best friends who ultimately fell deeply in love…. They were there for each other through everything. Oh the giddiness, butterflies and insecurities of first love! Trying to navigate their hormones and feelings. Jay did a great job with making me feel it all.
Teenage boys are the worst and Lucas proved that! Omg! He frustrated me at times. He made stupid teenage mistakes, but his heart was always in the right place. Then there is his beautiful Laney. She, too, made mistakes. So many miscommunications. Youth and inexperience against them…. Between the both of them, my heart was torn to shreds and obliterated one minute, then bursting with joy the next. I felt all the love radiating off them. Not only for each other, but for everyone around them. Talk about an irreversible, incomparable love….
Everytime I hear Wonderwall by Oasis I will think of The Prestons!
This is my first Jay McLean book and she has made a fan out of me. I plan on reading all her books ASAP.
Logan is up next!
BOOKS IN THE SERIES
– A Preston Brothers Novel #2
a kid, Logan Preston was a brat.
Through his teens, he became the
Now, at nineteen, no one knows what the hell to
school dropout, Logan Preston is a
The worst Preston Punk of the
At least that’s how everyone in his small town
But Logan Preston has secrets.
Secrets so dark and so
deep below the surface that the only way he can fight them is to stay
high, high, high.
He wears cockiness as a mask.
Until one girl, one night, asks one life-changing
What’s beneath the bravado, Logan Preston?
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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.
writes what she loves to read, which are books that can make her
laugh, make her hurt and make her feel.
lives in the suburbs of Melbourne, Australia, in a forever half-done
home where music is loud and laughter is louder.