Friday 12 July 2019

πŸ’œ Jay McLean πŸ’œ FIRST AND FOREVER πŸ’œ #HeartacheDuet2 πŸ’œ

© Bianca Janeane

• 12 July 2019 
Heartache Duet #2

5 Stars 
Ava Diaz needs saving.
She just doesn’t know it yet.
Just like she doesn’t know a thing about the boy
she sits next to on the first day of senior year.
He thinks she’s a brat.
She thinks he’s entitled.
Maybe first impressions don’t always last
Because Connor Ledger’s about to save her.
He just doesn’t know why.


OY THIS BOOK!!!! Jear Deesus! πŸ˜­πŸ˜­πŸ˜­

FIRST AND FOREVER starts pretty much right where we left our two darlings. They just kinda broke up because Ava can't be everything Connor wants her to be. She has to be there for her mom. She can't 'play' girlfriend to a highschool basketball star all day long. But of course both are still hopelessly in love with each other!

We're trying this single thing for a bit - but they just can't stay away from each other. Connor always wants to text Ava when something funny/amazing/sad happens and Ava is horribly jealous of all the girls at school who are now free to ask him out.

But of course it's not really coming to that.
They're so in love with each other - they just have to try again.
Connor knows that this is the girl he wants to spend the rest of his life with.

Now they just have to figure everything out....
Life. Love. Basketball. Mom. Family. College. Jealousy. The Past. The Future. Bad People. Money.
It won't be easy - but we adore every single word of that journey!
Even though I started crying on page one and didn't stop until the end!! ☺

That's really all I can say. All you need to know!

I can't wait for Netflix to grab this.
I wonder how long Noah Centineo will be able to play high-schoolers??πŸ€”

FIRST AND FOREVER was the most beautiful & heartbreakingly emotional finale in this amazing young adult sports dramance duet! I adored everything about it! Run to your nearest amazon asap for your own Connor - this one is MINE!!!

ARC received for an honest review

So, you know how I thought Heartache and Hope was the bomb?
Pish, man it was nothing compared to First and Forever.
I mean. good lawd this book is a-freaking-mazing.  Jay McLean has knocked it right out of the park, scored a three pointer right on the buzzer, got the puck int he five hole and every other sports analogy for something great you can think of.

You will need tissues, vodka and chocolate - oh so much of all of these to get through this book.  Not going to lie, I cried through so much of this book.  Ava, Connor and their families just broke my heart.

I am sure Ms McLean was sitting at home like this as we were reading

My heart was trampled and put back together more than once during this book.
I was glad to see that the jerk wad Peter got his comeuppance in this book too.  I knew there was something I didn't like about him right from the start of the first book.
I don't want to give anything away with this book, as this one needs to be savoured whilst going in a little blind.
Connor and Ava - you made this old duck cry - and that doesn't happen much with YA/NA books.  My oh my, the emotions this book stirred.  I felt like I just needed to fold up in the fetal position and cry it out after I finished reading.

Instead I ate too much junk food lol

There are no words to describe how much I loved this book.

So buy it. Read it. Love it.


Book #1


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 laugh, make her hurt and make her feel.

Jay lives in the suburbs of Melbourne, Australia, in her dream home where music is loud and laughter is louder.

For publishing rights (Foreign & Domestic) Film or television, please contact her agent Erica Spellman-Silverman, at Trident Media Group.