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4.23  ·  Rating details ·  10,953 ratings  ·  1,154 reviews
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 br
Paperback, 354 pages
Published November 1st 2016 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
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Dec 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: beta-read
5+ stars!

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There is this feeling I get when I read a Jay McLean book. I can’t explain it. It’s a magical, all consuming feeling. I feel like every time I have a ‘favorite book’ by her, I read her newest release and think- this is my new favorite! Lucas is tied with Kick Push as my favorite Jay McLean book. And that’s some really high praises from me, because I legit LOVE all her books.

Lucas can most definitely be read as a stand-alone, but if you’ve read the More Than series, you already kno
Jul 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
So, y’all should know by now- I don’t do overly complex reviews. It’s basically just a rambling of my general thoughts. 🤷🏼‍♀️ But something else you should know, I’m not a book snob. I’m not gonna be that person who is overly critical about the complexity of the writing and sentence structure, etc.🙅🏼‍♀️ Do I like the characters? Do I like the setting? Did the story stick with me? That’s all that matters to me! 👌

This book..... OMG.... sooooo many feels. 🥰 I laughed, I cried, I swooned, I got mad.
Sep 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc-books
➳Cries, laughter, hatred, and angst... All the feelings and actions Jay McLean makes you feel when you read Lucas' and Laney's story...

➳After reading the synopsis you are instantly swoon over if you are a huge fan of Jay's or simply like dramatic, love at first sight type of stories. Jay found a way to mix those two together and bring an excitement out of me with tears and heartbreak. Lois, also known as Laney is new to town when she meets her dad's boss and the rest of the Preston family. S
Jennifer Kyle
Oct 24, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs


Lucas Preston is one of Lucy’s brothers from the author’s More Than series. He’s the oldest of the Preston boys and this is his story. The timeline takes us from eleven year old Lucas through his teen years. His love interest is Lois “Laney” Sanders whose father takes a job with Preston Construction and their friendship buds and grows through the years. I adored how they were dubbed Lois and Clark from the get go and how their bound survived their childhood. This is definitely a wonderfu
Dec 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
JAY FREAKING MCLEAN! OMG! I loved this book so freaking hard! I legit could barely even handle it. I wanted to jump into book world and leave it all behind for Lucas. I loved Lucas, I loved Lane and I freaking loved the Prestons!

This so much more than a friends to lovers story, because Lois and Lucas are so much more than friends. These two met when the were kids and experienced all of their lives' biggest and smallest moments together. When Lucas’s mom died Lois was there, she cried with him, h
mel ☽
2.75 stars ✩⋆

and logan (maybe).
maybe leo.
maybe the twins.
definitely lucy and cameron.
lucas...? eh. (still remember what he did in leo so)

this was lowkey such a painful book to reread i didn't wanna go through it again because like-


and add in the fact that this book has childhood best friends to lovers dynamic where the dude, Lucas (H), "loves" the girl best friend, Laney (h), but has no qualms about sleeping with PLENTY of other girls and lowkey shoving
May 06, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
“You impress people with your mind. With your kind heart and humble attitude. And while you’re a beautiful girl, your looks or the way you dress shouldn’t be the reason people are impressed by you.”

Words of wisdom right here people!

Lucas is the oldest brother in the Preston family, who we're introduced to in Jay McLeans 'More than this' series, but this book can be read as a stand alone (which is what it is for me since this is the first book by McLean I've picked up).
Lucas and Lois became
Jay McLean wrote us another wonderful story. Beautiful, touching, funny and complex. If you have not read this author yet be sure to catch up. It will be for you a magnificent journey through all kinds of emotions.

Lucas and Lois met when they were eleven. That's when started their great friendship. They spent time together when could and over the years their bond was only stronger. They were for each other in the best and worst moments of their lives. Somewhere in the meantime they developed fee
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Jay McLean is a new to me author although I've had her previous stories on my TBR for a long time. When I saw that she was starting a new series I thought this would be a good starting point. And let me tell you - I couldn't be happier.

Eight seconds.
That's how long it took me to realize I'd been in love with her for four years.
Eight, life-changing seconds.
It's also the exact length of time it took to lose her.

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Image and video hosting by TinyPic TITLE: Lucas
SERIES: (Preston Brothers, #1)
AUTHOR: Jay McLean
GENRE: Contemporary Romance.
CHAPTERS: Prologue | 41 | Epilogue
RELEASE DATE: 01st November, 2016

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LUCAS: Spoken in 'Dual Perspectives,' Past & Present combined.

This kicks starts us off in the 'Prologue' which doesn't make sense until you progress further into the book and the horror all unfolds.

This author has graduated from the feels college with a diploma, she always seems t
Katy Loves Romance ❤️
5+++++ STUNNING Lois Lane and Clark Kent Stars

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I love Jay McLeans storytelling she just pulls you in and grips you from the beginning. Also there is no sugar coating the realness of her books, and this was just that. OMG I was laughing, crying, in pain then happy... a rollercoaster of emotions.

So what's it about?
This is a friends to lovers story, I just love these books and Jay has slow burn down to the T. Lucas is Lucy's younger brother from More than forever book which you don't have to re
• Lisa •
Oct 17, 2016 rated it really liked it

"She’s too much. She’s everything."


Jay McLean loves to take her readers on a nail biting adventure full of romance, angst and pure, undiluted coming of age drama. Whenever I start this authors books I always have huge expectations, mainly because I'm fully aware of the talent and time that gets thrown into the pages. 'Lucas' was one of those books that I couldn't wait to get my hands on, the anticipation was half of the enjoyment and although it didn't knock me off my perch
Patty ~ Wrapped Up In Reading Book Blog
*****4.5 STARS*****

Here are my overall ratings:

Hero: 5
Heroine: 4
Plot: 4.5
Angst: 4.5
Steam: 4.5
Chemistry Between Hero & Heroine: 5
Jan 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: new-adult
I’ve only read a few books by Jay McLean, but I loved those books. I love her writing and the emotions in those books. I do have yet to read a book of the author’s More Than series. I already own all of them and they’re waiting for me to finally read them. Lucas is the first novel of the spinoff series of the More Than series. Lucas Preston is a younger brother of Lucy from More Than Forever.

Lois – better known as Laney – moved to a new town when she was eleven years old. From the moment she me
Wendys Wycked Words
Re-read 4/16/17

I have been (not so) patiently waiting for this book to be published. Why ?? Well, because it was written by one of my favorite authors and because it's a spinoff from one of my favorite series, which includes my all time favorite book.... "More than forever".

Not only is this a spinoff, but it's about Lucas... Lucy's brother !!! I was pretty sure this book was gonna be awesome and since I'm always was !!

I loved that it was similar to my favorite book (Lucy and Cam
2.5 underwhelmed stars and I'm guessing by all the 5 star reviews it's a case of "it's me".

This one didn't really work for me, I felt uncomfortable reading about Cooper and Laney's loved up relationship for the first half of the book, a book that was supposed to be Lucas and Laney's.

The middle lagged with nothing much happening, which frustrated me.

The 2.5 stars are for Lucas and the Prestons (and of course CAM ♥). Laney was just "there" and a bit of a doormat too - she could have been any hero
Nov 07, 2016 rated it really liked it
Wow, this book started with a BOOM!!!

We met Lucas Preston, bloody and all sitting at a hospital, remembering how he met Lois “Laney” Sanders. From there on the story enfolds in past and present segments, beautiful memories about him, Laney, and his family. They grew up together, spent more time together than he did with his siblings. But never crossed into the relationship zone. Apparently, he felt he wasn't good enough for her, and she thought he didn't want her as a girlfriend.

Many years wen
Natalie ✩★ The Biblioholic ★✩
4.5 "Lucas Preston was beautiful" stars!!

If there's one thing I can always depend on when it comes to reading something from Jay McLean, it's ALL THE FEELS! I fell in love with the Preston family when I fell in love with the way that Lucy and Cameron fell in love. Getting a chance to immerse myself in this world... it's the stuff dreams are made of!

Lucas and Lois met when they were eleven years old. Honestly, it was love at first sight. Their friendship, their connection, their unbreakab
Maria✦❋Steamy Reads Blog❋✦
Sep 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: new-adult
Not reviewing, just catching up on this series in preparation for the second book in the series!
Our blog has reviewed this title in the past HERE.
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Alexis *Reality Bites*

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McLean is vicious with a pen. Her writing just gets better and better. Look, I know this review might look long but trust me when I say I'm holding back to not give anything away. One would easily start this book thinking Lucas is going to be one of those sweet best friend to lover reads. And it is...well..kind of. The thing is, Lucas and Lois have a love story that sort of goes against the grain. Their path is waaaaay different than your average teen romance
Chelsea ❤Peril Please❤
Sixteen clicks.
Eight seconds.
That’s how long it took me to realize I’d been in love with her for four years. I hated this book.
Eight, life-changing seconds.
It’s also the exact length of time it took to lose her. me as a potential fan of this author.

Yet I sat through the entirety of this novel and endured this piece of shit. What does that say about me?

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Kelli C
A Million Love Hard, Love Fierce, but Love Right Stars

Jay McLean has written 11 books to date. She has shared her passion and her pains with her fans and most importantly she has given her readers something MORE. McLean has taught us that we are all born PHENOMENAL…that sometimes you have to KICK and PUSH before you can COAST. She has showed sadness and hardship and even let us embrace RED LETTER DAYS. Then there were those days she had us CHECKING the TIME. Now with her latest release she has s
Nov 01, 2016 rated it did not like it
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Nov 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I am such a sucker for a well-written, heart-breaking story, with the perfect balance of laugh out loud banter and one-liners to offset the severity of the storyline. Jay nailed this for me, as she typically does. When I read her books, I feel what the characters feel. I experience every single emotion, good and bad, right along with them. To me, her writing always leads to a journey well-traveled, with all the ups and downs, random onsets of both laughter and tears, and an overwhelming sense of ...more
Another piece of shit hero that claims to have been in love with the heroine for years and yet continues to fuck other girls. He goes on dates and even has a girlfriend he cheats on to finally have sex with the heroine. Instead of dumping the girlfriend, he stays with her because her dad died. He doesn't even bother explaining or talking to the heroine about this either? Ugh, good God what the fuck is this shit? ...more
4 stars

"We've had several parents complain that Lachlan's the one teaching their kids swear words."

Lachlan stands, shoves his finger in his teacher's face. "That's bullshit, lady!"

I fucking love this kid!

Aug 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2020-reads, 5-stars
Loved it. Can’t stop, Logan’s calling me.

description We love hard, love fierce, and love right.”

Nov 10, 2016 rated it did not like it
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I read this for the first time in January, then skimmed this again now because I wanted to read Logan's book, to get back into the Preston family dynamic and also because I thought, maybe I'd like this now? But if anything, I hated even more.

I know, I seem to be in the minority here. I mean the 4.2-something average rating is mocking me for not liking this. And you know what #suckit.

I don't want to rant, seriously, I don't. And I'm not going to.

Basically this book took some of my favorite tropes
So, before I review this book I have to admit I was completely at fault. See, for some reason, maybe the First name being the title, I mistakenly thought this was by Jay Crownover...think RULE, which I absolutely loved. I realize it's by Jay McLean, but, for me the distinction is paramount. Why? I haven't had much luck with JM's More Than series. I loved the first book, liked the second a lot, and reluctantly liked the third. Then I just stopped, noticing common themes with this author that aggr ...more
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Jay McLean is an international best-selling author and full-time reader, writer of New Adult and Young Adult romance, and skilled procrastinator. When she’s not doing any of those things, she can be found running after her three little boys, investing way too much time on True Crime Documentaries and binge-watching reality TV.
She writes what she loves to read, which are books that can make her lau

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