Wednesday 8 June 2016

Release Day Blitz ~ Coast (Kick Push #2) by Jay McLean


COAST (Kick Push 2) – by Jay McLean
Series: The Road #3, Kick Push #2
Release Date: June 7, 2016

Book Description:

One life-changing summer. 

One boy. 

The boy. 

The boy who offered me safe touches and heart-stopping smiles - smiles he shared with his son. 

We filled our days with porch-step kisses, 

filled our ears with laughter, 

filled our hearts with love. 

Deep, soul-aching, desperate love. 

But love is misleading. 

It’s an invisible, fleeting moment. 

Somewhere between false adoration and pure hatred comes an emotion, a vulnerable need, a single desire. 

It lives within the ones who miss it, who crave it, 

who know better than to expect it. 

Love is relentless. 

Even when that love turns to hate, turns to loathing, 

turns to pain. 

Love should heal you. 

But it can also break you. 

Believe me, I know… 

Because I'm Becca Owens - a broken girl… 

…And he's Josh Warden - the boy who broke me.

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Our Review:

Reviewed by Donna ~ 4.5 stars
***ARC received for an honest review***

“Somewhere over the rainbow…”

Coast is the much anticipated sequel to Kick Push and continues from where Kick Push left off and has also been on my most highly anticipated book list for this year. To say that I was anxious to read this one is a huge understatement. Jay McLean never fails to deliver a book that is chock full of emotion and intense character connection and Coast is no different.

“At least now I’ve kicked, and it’s her turn to push.”

Josh, Tommy and Becca commandeered my heart in Kick Push, as always with Jay McLean her characters are unforgettable and the love that I had for this trio only amplified in Coast. I’m not going to go into any real details as this book is one of those ones that deserves to be read as the author intended but I am going to just mention some of my thoughts and feelings instead.

“She’ll always be his girl. Even if she has no idea she is.”

Josh…this single dad captivated my heart from the outset of this series, he was a selfless person that put his son first always. The love he has for his son is intensely swoon worthy and ovary combusting and their relationship is brought to life in vivid detail with Jay McLean’s words. But his love and generosity wasn’t limited to his family though. Having been on the bread line with nothing and no support Josh was thankful for the help he got when he needed it most and reciprocated with his own generosity and time. It is this trait that makes him one of my favourite heroes, he really was the epitome of perfect. Three things changed his life forever…the birth of Tommy, meeting Grams and loving Becca and he has never forgot either of them. These three events made Josh who he was today and the high regard he holds these people in is prevalent throughout this book and will only make you love him all the more. Josh Warden has cemented his place on my list of BBF’s.

“He wears his pain on his sleeves, and hides his joys in his heart, because he’s so damn terrified of losing them.”

Becca has been through so much in her life and while for a time they defined her, she is now in a place where she is going from strength to strength. Time away from Josh has enabled her to attend college and therapy, two things that are giving her back a life that she so richly deserves. Her reconnection with her father is tough and is fraught with its own problems but her dad tries his hardest to make up for the eighteen years of his absence and it was actually great to see them try and mend their own bridges. When Becca and Josh’s lives intersect once again though, will the past come bac to haunt them or will they be able to move on and reignite a love that once burned so fiercely?

“My safe place is the knowledge that when I fall, they will help me fly. Help me soar. Help me coast.”

Tommy, this kid stole my heart in Kick Push and he totally decimated it in Coast. This kid is wise before his time and every scene where he was present either made me laugh hysterically or cry just as bad. This kid…this kid…I want him, I want to kidnap him and have him all for myself. He stole every scene and this is one kid I will never ever forget. I’m going to hound Jay for a Tommy book.

“We loved in ways that can’t be explained, hurt in ways that can’t be justified.”

Grams, this lady is such a pivotal character and she has a huge part to play in this book, with age comes a whole heap of issues and dementia is just one of the many evils life throws are our beloveds. This storyline really resonated deep for me, as we too are looking after a family member who has been debilitated by this disease. But Gram’s personality still shines throughout and she added so much to this book.

Jay McLean has penned another emotional read that is filled with all those feels that I crave. The path to true love never runs smooth and for Josh and Becca there are a lot of bends, curve balls and issues that need to be travelled. But this story ran true to Josh and Becca’s back story and I am so glad that Jay McLean really thought through and considered every aspect of their reconnection. This book made me cry, made me laugh but most of all it made me love. I know this is fiction but when an author truly nails it, you live and breathe their lives and for two books I have been consumed by these characters. Another fantastic series from Jay McLean and once again a totally unforgettable read.

“Josh: You hope for a better tomorrow.
Becca: And if it doesn’t come?
Josh: Then you cherish a greater yesterday.”

About the Author:

Jay is an avid reader, writer, and most of all, procrastinator. When she's not doing any of those things, she can be found running after her two little boys, or devouring some tacky reality TV show. She writes what she loves to read, which are books that can make her laugh, make her smile, make her hurt, and make her feel. For publishing rights (Foreign & Domestic) Film, or television, please contact her agent, Erica Spellman-Silverman, at Trident Media Group.


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