Tuesday 4 August 2015

✪ Release Day Blitz ✪ Blog Tour Review ✪ Kick Push ✪ Jay McLean ✪


Title: Kick, Push
Author: Jay McLean
Release Day: August 4, 2015


Theres a single defining moment within every skater.

It lasts only a second. Two if you're good.

Three if youre really good.

Its the moment youre in the air, your board somewhere beneath you, and nothing but wind surrounds you.

Its the feeling of being airborne.

The sixteen-year-old version of me wouldve said it was the greatest feeling in the world.

Then at seventeen, I had my son.

And every single second became a defining moment. Even the ones that consisted of heartbreak when his mother left us.

Seventeen. Single. Dad.

Thats what my life became.

Yet, every day, I managed to find that feeling of being airborne.
Or at least I convinced myself I did.

But I liedto myself and to everyone around me.

Until she showed up; Tanned skin, raven dark hair, and eyes the color of emeralds.

You know what sucks about being in the air?
Coming down from the high.

Sometimes you land on the board and nail the trick.
Then kick, push, and coast away.

Other times you fall.
You fall hard.

And those are the times when its not as easy to get back up, dust off your pads and try again.

Especially when the girl with the emerald eyes becomes your drug...
And you become her poison.


ARC received for an honest review

See that heart up there?  That is what Jay McLean did to my heart right from the start of Kick Push.

We met Josh and Tommy briefly in Where The Road Takes Me, and I was intrigued by them back then.

But holy crap, I don't have the words to say how much I loved this book!  Days later, I am still struggling with how to write this review.

Right from the get go, Ms McLean drew me into Josh and Tommy's world, and I never wanted to leave!

When Becca enters their lives, you can feel the walls around Josh's heart crumbling, opening himself to feeling again.

But his life, his world is Tommy - and he is just a little scene stealer!  

Becca is complex.  She is beautifully broken, and as we learn more about her, you realise just how strong she is.

The connection between Josh and Becca is instant.  It is strong.  All consuming.

Oh my goodness, all the feels.  This book is full of them.  Just when you think you have a handle on what is happening, and that Josh, Tommy and Becca are going to make something together ... BAM, Ms McLean rips your still beating heart right out of your chest again. 

I think I will have to send Ms McLean a bill for all the tissues I used during the time it took to read Kick Push!

I loved that we got to see more of Hunter and Chloe from Where The Road Takes Me - Hunter has been a part of Josh's life for so long, we just couldn't not have him there still.  

It is days since I finished reading Kick Push, but I am still thinking about it.  It was one of those books that I did not want to put down.   Going to work was torture as I simply needed to know what was happening with our lovelies - I may have snuck reading a chapter or two in at work.  It consumed me, body and soul.

I didn't think that any Jay McLean book could get better than her last - but I am happy to say that I was wrong.

Now I will have to impatiently wait to see how she can rip my heart out next time.


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.