Review: Lucas (Preston Brothers #1) by Jay McLean

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Summary:

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.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.

Review:

If you love Jay McLean’s books you’ll most definitely love Lucas. If you haven’t read her books, you should. This one can be read as a standalone; there are some emotional cameos from the characters from the More Series, but you’ll be way too consumed with Lucas and Laney’s story.

I think, ultimately, that’s what true love is, you know? To want to be someone’s hero when they’re faced with villains. To want to be the one who saves them. To be their wonderwall.

Lucas is the oldest Preston brother, and since his mom died, he’s been the glue that held the family together. He takes care of his younger brothers, with such love and dedication, it’s truly admirable. He’s got the help of Laney, though. She’s always been there. She’s part of the family. They’ve been best friends since the first time they met when they were eleven years old, and secretly in love with each other, but probably too young and inexperienced to actually say those words, both waiting for something to figure out if that love was mutual. It was you dorks!

They have a beautiful relationship that goes beyond words. They understand and complete each other. But they’re both dealing with things bigger than them, and they’re just teenagers. They both make mistakes, and screw up a few times. But that’s the beauty of their story.

Jay McLean deals with different issues in this books, and I absolutely loved it! I won’t go into details because I don’t want to spoil anything that happens. Just know that I adore both Lucas and Laney. This was a fantastic story of friendship, love and family. With the right balance of laughter and tears.

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