MORE THAN FOREVER
By Jay McLean
More Than Forever
(More Than Series, Book 4)
Title: More Than Forever
Author: Jay McLean
Genre: New Adult
More Than Forever is book four in the More Than series and may be read as a standalone,
though it is recommended to read in series order.
Series reading order:
More Than This (Book one)
More Than Her (Book two)
More Than Him (Book three)
There is a love so fierce it cannot be measured.
A heart so strong it will never slow.
There is a promise so sure it can never lie.
He promised me that love forever.
Even when it wasn’t enough.
Forever. Everlasting. Eternal.
There is no measure of time.
No sounds of the ticking of a clock.
Just the rising and falling of the sun.
And our own sense of forever.
But our forever isn’t always.
FIVE ‘I want Cam to read ME’ STARS!!!
Okay, I’ve put off writing this review long enough. Not because I didn’t want to write it or because I didn’t like it– because I MORE THAN LOVED it and won’t be able to do it justice. Jay McLean blessed me with an ARC of More Than Forever and I swear it was like winning the lottery. Like, I was tempted to call my neighbors (that I don’t like) to come watch my kids so I could start reading it right. that. second. She is THAT good!
I fell head over heels in love with the More series almost a year ago with More Than This and have anxiously awaited each addition to the series as they were released. You know how most series start to lose steam with each new book? Yeah, not Jay McLean’s More series. Each book just keeps getting better and better, the characters stealing more and more of my heart that I didn’t think I had left to give.
I don’t want to summarize the story and try to tell you all of the wonderful awesome things I loved about this book because 1) Like I said, I wouldn’t do it justice and 2) You need to experience this story all on it’s own– the friendship, the falling in love, the heartache, the hilarities, the passion, the EVERYTHING…God, this book is so good!!!!
I will just tell you that this is the kind of book that stays with you for days, months, seriously years later. The kind that makes you feel like you got your heart pulled out of your chest, stomped on, tore into a millions pieces, and then perfectly, intricately had it put back together again and placed right where it’s supposed to be. If you haven’t read this series yet, I’m telling you that you NEED to go right now. You can thank me later.
MORE THAN THIS
(More Than Series, Book 1)
MORE THAN HER
(More Than Series, Book 2)
MORE THAN HIM
(More Than Series, Book 3)
I see her wobble on her feet before she slowly tumbles to the ground. Her knees give out first, then the rest of her. It feels like I should’ve gotten to her earlier, but seconds of panic took place before my mind kicked into gear. And the rest is a blur.
Her friend’s standing over us while I rest her head on my lap. “Lucy,” I say. And it’s the first time I’ve said her name out loud. It’d been over three weeks since I’d learned it.
“What happened?” Logan asks her friend.
“I don’t know.” She’s as panicked as I am, if not worse.
“Is she dehydrated?” Logan picks up what looks like an uneaten sandwich. “Is this hers? Has she eaten?” I don’t know why it annoys me that Logan is asking all the right questions and all I can do is stare down at her. She’s breathing, so I guess that’s something.
He drops down on his knees on the other side of her and pours water from his bottle into his hand, and then he runs it across her forehead and into her hairline.
“Is she alright, mate?” Jake asks. He’s new and has a weird accent but Logan seems to think he’s cool so we keep him around.
Logan does the water thing again, and this time her eyes slowly flutter open.
And I release the breath I was holding.
“It’s okay,” Logan says to her, “you just passed out.”
He’s in her face now, and I want to punch him for being the first thing she sees when she comes to. I was here first; I was the one watching her when she fell.
It should have been me.
“I hate that guy,” Logan jerks his head toward Jake and a new kid.
“The new kid? Dylan?”
He nods. “He thinks he owns the school.”
“Really?” I glare over at them. “Apparently he kills it on the basketball court, but I dunno.” I shrug. “He hasn’t said two words to me. He seems quiet.”
“Those are the ones you have to worry about, Cam. The quiet broody assholes get all the girls. Better watch him around that new girl of yours.”
I play dumb. “What new girl?”
“Shut up, asshole. You don’t think I notice you watching her all the fucking time?”
I lift my chin. “I think if there’s an asshole in this entire school to watch out for, it’s you.”
He laughs and adjusts his cap. “You don’t need to worry about me. I’m not into stealing my friend’s girls.” He shoves his hand in his catcher’s glove and smacks my arm with it. “Say the word. Claim her. I promise to stay away and I’ll make sure she’s untouchable to everyone else.”
“I’m not an asshole and she isn’t property. I can’t own her.”
“If that’s what you want.” He raises an eyebrow. “She’s cute. In a couple years she’ll be hot. Guys will be all over her. I’m just trying to help out.”
I think about what he’s saying, and he makes a good point. Only he’s wrong—she’s hot now. “Fine. I claim her. She’s mine.”
His smirk is instant. “You can’t own someone, you pig. She isn’t property.”
I laugh. “Fuck you.”
Jake struts over to us. “Ya reckon that new kid Dylan can hang out with us this arvo? He seems like a top bloke.”
Logan’s gaze moves to me, confusion clear on his face. I shrug. He lets out a chuckle before gripping both of Jake’s shoulders and shaking him gently. He looks him right in the eye, speaking slowly and clearly. “I have no idea what the fuck you just said.”