Book Review: Lucas. A Preston Brothers Novel by Jay McLean.

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Book Description:

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.

 

Book Review:

 

I opened this book one night around 11:00 PM just to look at it quickly and see how it began but after reading the first pages I felt instantly drawn to the story and I just knew that if I didn’t stop reading at that moment I wouldn’t be able to stop until I finished it… it was with difficulty that I put my Kindle aside and decided that it would be better if I read the book another day when I was able to do it without interruptions and well…. it prove to be the best decision because when I picked up the book again I just couldn’t put it down.

Lucas (Luke) and Louis (Laney) met when they’re eleven and there seems to be an instant connection between them, they become best friends and are inseparable.

The book shifts between Lucas (Luke) and Lois (Laney) POV’s, and past and present time easily which helps to get a better context and make the reading more engaging.

This book has wonderful characters and it’s really hard for me to choose only one among them, but I can say with certainty that Luke became my favorite male character from all the books I’ve read (he’s far from perfect, he makes mistakes but I think that was the reason I liked him even more). Another character I loved was Lachlan, who is Luke’s younger brother and the cutest kid ever (he deserves his own book).

The Logan (another member of the Preston Family) references of “He’s so Logan”  made me curious about this character and I was happy to find out that there is a book about him, so I’m definitely going to read it.

There are many beautiful, awkwardly cute, heartwarming, funny but also heartbreaking moments in this book; reading was an emotional roller coaster but I loved every moment of it (and yes there moments when I cried a lot).

I really recommend this book and I look forward to reading more about the Preston Family in other books from Jay McLean.

 

* I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review *

Books: About my January Reading List, Lucas (A Preston Brothers Novel) and Enginerds.

This week I read Lucas (A Preston Brothers Novel) by Jay McLeanthere were moments when I cried a lot but I really loved the book and soon I’ll be posting my full review in this Blog.

My next book to read is Enginerds by Jarrett Lerner, after the emotional roller coaster that was Lucas I really need something more “light” and Enginerds seems like a perfect choice 🙂 .

The photo is from the Book I won in a Giveaway organized by the author on Twitter and best of all is that is a signed copy and with a personalized message from the author 🙂 .

And So the Adventure Begins….

Audiobooks now available in Google Play Store, special prices, 50% discount and what I bought.

I frequently visit the Google Play Store to see the movies and books that are on sale and also because occasionally they offer coupons or special discounts to be applied in some book purchases or movie rents.

Today I found out that now they are selling Audiobooks (competing with Audible from Amazon and Apple iBooks among other retailers) and you can buy them and listen to them using the Google Play Books App (I have it installed in my iPads Pro and my iPhone).

Best part about this is that they are offering special prices in some Audiobooks like After the Game by Abbi Glines, The Hate you Give by Angie Thomas, Ready Player One by Ernest Cline, Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman and others.

Google is also offering a 50% discount on the first audiobook a customer purchase and who knows how long is it going to last.  To get it you first have to enter and click in the offer on the Google Play Store so it can be applied to your account and after that you can choose the audiobook you want, is important you make sure the discount is applied at the moment of the check out.

I spent a long time looking at the available audiobooks and at the end I bought “The Cruel Prince” by Holly Black. Many people recommends Holly Black’s book and I really wanted to read it this year, after listening a sample I loved the narrator, so now “The Cruel Prince is in my Google library 🙂 .


Do you enjoy audiobooks? What are your favorites audiobooks? What audiobooks are you looking forward to listen this year?

A Shade Of Blood by Bella Forrest Audiobook and Zachary Webber as a Narrator.

“Just because sandcastles are temporary, it never stopped me from making them as beautiful as possible.”         

 – A Shade of Blood by Bella Forrest

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I posted my review of the Kindle edition of A Shade Of Blood in 2013 in this Blog but it wasn’t until years later that I bought the audiobook and it was this week when I finally started listening to it (using my Amazon Echo Dot while I was doing things around my apartment).

It was nice to go back to the story of Derek and Sofia and I’m planning on resume reading the A Shade of Vampire Series.

It was enjoyable listening to this Audiobook and I especially liked the chapters narrated by males, my favorites being the ones in Derek’s POV.

The choice in narrator for Derek Novak was spot on and it made me look for more books narrated by him (I truly loved his taking on the character and his voice, and I think he makes a perfect Derek). Searching in Audible I found out his name is Zachary Webber, and he’s also Christian Grey in the Audiobook version of Grey and Darker (Fifty Shades of Grey and Fifty Shades Darker as Told by Christian) and a narrator in Maybe Someday and November 9 by Colleen Hoover, among other books (I have these other four Audiobooks in my Audible library and I plan on listening to them this year).

If you like Fantasy, YA and Paranormal Romance books the A Shade of Vampire series is a good option for you to explore.