Title: Logan – A Preston Brothers Novel #2
Author: Jay McLean
Released: October 1, 2017
As a kid, Logan Preston was a brat.
Through his teens, he became the bad boy.
Now, at nineteen, no one knows what the hell to expect.
High school dropout, Logan Preston is a good-for-nothing stoner.
High school dropout, Logan Preston is a
A black sheep.
The worst Preston Punk of the lot.
At least that’s how everyone in his small town
makes him feel.
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.
Arrogance as his armor.
Until one girl, one night, asks one life-changing question:
What’s beneath the bravado, Logan Preston?
OTHER BOOKS IN SERIES
Jay McLean continues to slay me with her words, weaving a tale that manages to stir up a multitude of emotions – ones that have me curled up into a ball in anguish for everything the main characters have and continue to endure and just as quickly swooning over a hero and heroine who couldn’t be any more perfect for one another, even if it was difficult to recognize their strong connection when their story began.
I don’t think anything could have prepared me for the reality of who Logan is and how much his past and his present are defined by secrets and truths that he keeps close to the chest, always aware of how they define him but never willing to share his burden with anyone but Mary and even then, it’s more of an escape than anything else. But his relationship with Mary is actually counterproductive regardless of the highs it allows him to have because depending on someone as addictive as Mary is, never ends well for anyone who is unwilling to live a life without her.
There is definitely more to Logan than readers will be able to see as they begin his story and while he can be both frustrating and oblivious to things around him that seem quite clear to everyone else, the version of Logan that Jay McLean introduces readers to is not the one we end up getting the further into the story we go and by the time the last word is read and the heartbreaking, harrowing, and painful journey ends, it’s crystal clear who Logan was, is, and will be now that he’s allowed Aubrey into his life and formed a connection with her that he thought only happened to people like his sister and her husband.
The progression of Logan and Aubrey’s relationship is perfectly played out and the reason they work so well together is because there are more alike than they are willing to acknowledge. They both use sarcasm and quick one liners to keep their true selves hidden because acknowledging how messed up they both truly are and the reasons behind their complex personalities is not something they want to reveal to anyone, let alone someone who has the power to destroy the small amount of sanity and happiness they do feel.
There is not another author who I’ve encountered in the hundreds of romance authors who I’ve read whose books consume me like Jay McLean’s texts do. Her words are meticulously chosen to have the greatest effect on her readers and her characters are so incredibly dynamic that it’s difficult to truly get a handle on all that they are until Jay wants us to, which means that every action, every interaction, and every decision is pivotal to showcasing not only the plot line but a clear perspective on all that the hero and heroine are and ultimately what it will take for them to get past the heartache and allow themselves to be loved they way they were always meant to by the one person who gets them on every level that matters.
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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.