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More Than This (More Than #1)

4.17  ·  Rating Details ·  24,710 Ratings  ·  2,365 Reviews
When Mikayla imagined her prom night, she envisioned a fairy-tale evening full of romance. So when betrayal and tragedy come in quick succession, Mikayla is completely destroyed. Suddenly, everything she loved and everyone she relied on are tragically, irrevocably gone.

Jake, a handsome boy she just met, happens to witness her loss. With no one to turn to, Mikayla is forced
Kindle Edition, 2nd edition, 311 pages
Published July 10th 2013
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Alexis *Reality Bites*
SPOILER FREE REVIEW -mature content reader discretion is advised.
5 STARS out of 5
Genre:New Adult Romance

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That moment when you find a book you love..and can barely contain your excitement because you want to share it with EVERY ONE

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It can’t be just me… You have to read this book I cannot be alone in this love fest. I need my fellow book lovers to read this book! ASAP!

My Casting
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Because I need to know.
I need to know how she feels and what she wants from me, from this.
If she want
Jul 22, 2013 Lisa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

“One day in the future Kayla, you’ll meet a handsome Prince. A Prince so handsome, he will make your heart skip.”

Utter devastation and loss.....

Only to be brought back to life by your very own white knight.


More Than This by Jay McLean is one of those books that will leave you experiencing a plethora of emotions. I went from being utterly devastated and gutted, to laughing, to swooning, to shock and finally having a whole and happy heart. It was definitely not an easy journey but the most beaut
5- I more than a lot liked this book- stars!!!

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This book hooked me from the start and I couldn’t put it down. Loved every single page! I’m going to throw this out at the very beginning of my review- this one is going straight to the favorites shelf!

In one night my fairytale ended... or it may have begun.
It’s just one day. 24 hours. But for Mikayla, that one day alters her entire life. Kayla’s life was pretty great. She had fun and awesome parents, a sweet little sister, a best friend- Megan, a
Carol [Goodreads Addict]
Feb 27, 2015 Carol [Goodreads Addict] rated it really liked it
Recommended to Carol [Goodreads Addict] by: Jacqueline and Hazel

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More Than This is book one in the More Than series by Jay McLean. This book was recommended to me by two different friends but I hadn’t really read many reviews so it took me by completely by surprise. I WAS NOT prepared for all the feels, and let me tell you, there are plenty. And the hotness factor, oh my gosh, was off the charts.

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Mikayla is eighteen years old, just two weeks away from graduation, and it’s prom night. She is going with her boyfriend of four years, James, and her bes
Kristin (KC)
*3 Stars*

Great story, but left me slightly conflicted...

This book had such a powerful, gripping start that broke my heart and made me anxious for the complex story I presumed would follow. Instead, I found that the middle strayed considerably from the intensity and intrigue of its promising beginning. That's not to say that I didn't enjoy what this story offered, because I did. But I felt some major issues were never fully explored while certain trivial issues were intensified. Luckily, the endi
Kellie Maddox-Ward
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Seriously your words, this story, the characters, the emotions.. THE GODDAMN EMOTIONS!!… It just blew me away!
You blew me away. I can’t believe that this is a debut novel!
God I love Indie authors!

So seriously dude
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I know some people out there have been haters, due to a few grammatical errors etc, but seriously..
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If you’re that into the story you don’t worry about those things. But I saw that you said you’re fixing the errors.

Ok now onto this story…
Shit peeps
Jacqueline's Reads
Oct 10, 2013 Jacqueline's Reads rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Jacqueline's Reads by: C-Money
JUST ADDED Author Interview - > HERE

SUPER ADORABLE character interview here - > Jacqueline's Reads


I more than a lot like you ... so much more than a lot

WHERE DO I BEGIN?! I'm just going to be upfront with you. I.LOVED.LOVED.LOVED.LOVED --- > MORE THAN THIS!

My Emotions:

At 1% - I had no idea what to expect, my girlfriend recommend it to me, so I said, oh what the heck.

At 1.1% - I KNEW this was going to be something special

At 8% I am grinning because of all the cuteness!

At 14
Jul 21, 2013 Anna rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: everyone who loves life
Recommended to Anna by: Alexis *Reality Bites*
5 stars of a more than a lot of epic greatness !!!

JAKE.Fucking.ANDREWS he's kind of a big deal.....Hmmmmmm Australian Accent.....hell yes mate!


MIKAYLA ~ this beautifully broken girl....her world collapsed


I pretty much was in tears for the better part of this book ! The tragedy that happened with Mikayla really ripped my heart out. Her PROM night.
Lisa Jayne
May 15, 2015 Lisa Jayne rated it really liked it
Recommended to Lisa Jayne by: Alexis *Reality Bites*

I think I'm in love with this beautifully broken girl.


Why, oh why, oh why, did I wait so long to start this series? It's been under my nose for so long, so many of my friends have read, devoured and adored this series and here I am only just starting this epic 'more than' marathon. I can only say that I'm an idiot, but at least right now I'm a happy idiot and blissfully enjoying the start of my Jay McLean type book binge. From prologue to epilogue this book had me wrapped
Dec 09, 2014 Beverly rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Beverly by: Christy
This is a read now on NetGalley - if you haven't fallen in love with this series, now is your chance!!

5 More than love this series Stars

This series was recommended to me a while back by two of my favorite friends, and every week I kept moving it on my calendar. Well this last week I decided to read some of the books that I have been meaning to read, but they kept getting pushed back. I knew I had to start with this one, and let me tell you I am so glad! I have joked I am the last person on GR to
Farah *Professor Dean's Beauty*
Jul 16, 2013 Farah *Professor Dean's Beauty* rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Farah *Professor Dean's Beauty* by: J *deep in the heart of Texas*
*****Warning this review contains spoilers******

I completely and utterly Loved this book!!!
What a beautiful story!!

This is a sad and oh so sweet story

"I feel sorry for all the girls in the world that never get to experience a Jake Andrews at least once in their lifetime."

This is a story of the end and the beginning of the life which Mikayla knew..

The night which was supposed to be her beautiful fairytale... Senior prom with her boyfriend and best friend.

Goodbye's said by her wonderful family..
Christine Wallflower & Dark Romance Junkie
4 So Much More Stars

Mikayla has everything going for her. A loving family, a hot boyfriend and a best friend, it seems nothing could happen to ruin the life she's living. Until the night of her prom when everything falls apart, everything she's always held dear ripped from her life. Everything she has always believed in is proved to have been a lie.

The one thing that anchors her and prevents her from drifting away is Jake. A chance meeting but he becomes her saving grace, the one who pulls her o
Aestas Book Blog
Aug 09, 2013 Aestas Book Blog rated it really liked it


"In one night my fairytale ended. Or it may have begun..."

More Than This was a very sweet and sometimes heartbreaking book about love, loss, healing and friendship. It was laced with some sadness following a horrific tragedy but the feeling of the book was more focused on healing, rebuilding and finding happiness again.

I loved the hero and the core group of characters and will be looking forward to the next in the series. This one however reads a complete standalone
Jay McLean
Dec 11, 2014 Jay McLean added it  ·  (Review from the author)


Logans POV of (view spoiler)

Make sure to add More Than Her to your tbr if you haven't already.


JAKE'S POV OF spoiler: (view spoiler)

Kelly (and the Book Boar)
Find all of my reviews at:

I was going to call this one “Hey, I just met you . . . and this is crazy, but my family just croaked so I’m going to move in to your house and have a completely unhealthy relationship with you maybe,” but I decided to go with something a little classier instead . . .

“Nothing says awkward like coming in your pants while dry humping.”

If you’re only interested in the Cliff’s Notes version, here it is . . .

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The long version is Mikayla

IT WAS JUST........

This was a book I could not put down... it consumed me. This story.. this amazing story... is honestly unlike any other I've ever read. Most books follow the same formula as far as true love goes.. and this one did have a few predictable elements.. but what happens in the beginning to Kayla ( aka Mickey).. is like nothing I've ever read before.. well--- nothing put together like that before. Chick had some way serious things to overco
NiCoLeTa E.
***5 tender and loving "more than a lot" stars***

What a lovely and tender story!!!

Yeah, i know it was heartbroken in the most part, but i like ever single moment inside that book!!!
First of all, it was a book about kindness, strength and courage...
About family and real friendship...
And finally it was about love... The kind of love that never ends!!!
The kind of love that from the first moment stand by you and become more that everything!!!

Yeah, it was a messy situation but it was as α resul
Lady Vigilante (Feifei)
UPDATE: Jay has released an EXTRA bonus scene 10/10/2013! It'll be spoiler-y if you haven't read the book. Here's the link: click here

5 stars!!!

I loved this book so, so much I am going to do an interview as a review!!! First time so bear with me! All answers are from the book and not made up! I promise there are NO SPOILERS! Okay here we go!

Me: Hi Ms. Jones! Thanks for agreeing to meet with me! (Technically, I had to drag her here…prying her away from Jake was nearly impossible)

Mikayla: Micky.
Duchess Nicole
Aug 09, 2013 Duchess Nicole rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: NA readers, lovers of angst and drama
Recommended to Duchess Nicole by: Alexis *Reality Bites*
"Talking without speaking. Feeling without touching."

I shouldn't like this book, but I really did. I've had all these issues with this genre lately, but I keep getting sucked into reading them. And sure, yeah...this story contained some of my pet peeves. It's pretty darn angsty. The setup is a bit off the charts, and so is the melodrama. But I was glued to these pages.

I don't want to even say what happens within the first few chapters because I think it would spoil the story. I went into it w
Vikki ~ *squee* lite ~

I adored this book. I loved every single second (even the frustrating ones).

At its heart, this was a modern day fairytale about a “regular” girl. And, as all good fairytales do, it starts with a tragedy. Well, actually two tragedies. The first is the catalyst for Mikayla and Jake’s chance meeting. The second is what both keeps them together, and threatens to tear them apart.

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The thing that makes this story different, and sets it apart from the hundreds of other NA books I’ve read with similar t
J *deep in the heart of Texas*
4.5--SWEET and HEART-WARMING--Stars!!!

That was the sweetest story ever! *sigh*

Mikayla's life changes forever the night of her prom. And it all started with a spilled beer....

More Than This is the story of Kayla and Jake. And I don't want to tell you too much about how they met and how they fell in love because I think that will spoil so much of their story.

It was a chance encounter that led to a tragedy. It started as a friendship and grew in to so much more. A heart-breaking tale that warmed
Jul 27, 2013 .Lili. rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone
Shelves: 6-star-books
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More Than This was so much more than I expected. This is the beautiful coming of age story of Kayla and Jake. They meet on a night in which Kayla loses everything she loves and Jake was there to help keep her together.

The author did such a wonderful job depicting their pain, sorrow, joy, and intense chemistry. Their commitment to each other was felt on every sentence, every page.

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All the characters were well developed and the author took great care with building their relationship. We were on t
Jess-i-ca ~Sometimes a Gif Witch~
This was a good story.....A very original storyline and it kept my attention and I had to find out what happened next. I got mad quite a bit during this book as well. I will say however the writing/grammar was a wee bit distracting for me so I cant give it a 5.

Update 7/16/13 I have been told book was edited to remove legits! Authors do listen! Everyone cheer! Now go forth and read this book! Right NOW!
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Too many legits and too much slang. Sometimes it was funny and others it just got annoying. T
Claire Robinson
Jan 12, 2015 Claire Robinson rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: shit-hot-series
4.5 - There is only so much shit I can take before all the fucked-up things in my life consume me. Stars!

More Than this is the first book I have read by Jay McLean, it is what I affectionately class as a ‘kitchen sinker’, in that it feels like the author has literally thrown as many tropes as she possibly can at it. This is the type of book I need to be in a certain mood for, otherwise I just get frustrated and annoyed.

Luckily, I was in the right mood, although I did get a little frustrated, bu
5 Amazing Stars!

In the most tragic night of her life Mikayla and realizing that her life will never be the same again, she finds the most unexpected silver lining in the middle of the darkness.
On that night she finds Jake and trough the next months he will be her shoulder, her best friend and the only person she can completely rely on. He’ll be her knight in shining armor.


Their love isn’t lighting strike, it will take its time to evolve, there will be a lot of tears and a very emotional road t
Nov 29, 2015 Katerina rated it really liked it
Recommended to Katerina by: NiCoLeTa E.
“It's a small touch,our skin only lightly grazing,but it feels so intimate,like we're more than what we are.I know I want to be.I want to be more than this.”

More Than This is a sweet,tender,sexy,heartwarming story,that left me lightheaded and smiling!What can I say,cute romances are my guilty pleasure!

Micky's whole world shattered in her prom night.She felt the sting of betrayal by two people she loved,and the only reason she didn't collapse from sorrow was a stranger who witnessed her drama
Amy (Foxy)
Jul 24, 2013 Amy (Foxy) rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Amy (Foxy) by: Kris (KC)
*3.75 Jealousy Stars*

More Than This starts out with a bang. A prom night that has gone all wrong; betrayal and murder. Mikayla is left reeling in how one night has changed her whole future. Jake is the stranger who stands by her side through thick and thin. His presence becomes her security blanket.

Not wanting to put a label on their relationship left them with a lot of angst and jealousy. Jealousy that threatened to tear them apart. The lack of trust becomes their primary fear in letting go wit
Meli Mel *Ty and Zane's Creeper*


"Do not settle for anything less than the Jake Andrews of the world. Because they exist, and not just in fairytales."

Mikayla has a normal life. She has a quirky loving family, the perfect jock boyfriend, and a beautiful best friend. She's about to go to prom and life seems great, but that all changes in one day. After a series of devastating events, she is left feeling completely alone. Out of no where, someone enters her life and supports her when she needed it the most, Jake. He i
Can't get into anything, so going to re-read this fucking legit book.

6 "more than alot love you" stars!!!!

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I didn't just love this book, I FUCKING loved this book. Jay McLean you are amazing. Your writing style, your witty (like laugh out loud) lines, the way you wrote Jake, everything about this book moves you to the top of my favorite author list.

I just found a new author i can stalk
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This book starts off with the cutest scene ever. I won't say anything, but those that have read it, this says
Jan 30, 2016 Radmila rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Radmila by: Pea
5 ++++ STARS!!!!

"So much more than a lot."

Well, this one goes straight to my favorites shelve.

Mikayla is living peaceful life with parents who adores her, little sister , her long term boyfriend James and best buddy Megan. But one moment changes it all.

I pretty much devoured this book, couldn't stop reading it. I love Jake. He is so amazing.

"He was my Prince Charming. My White Knight. My Happy Ever After. My every fucking thing."

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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 subur
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