More Than Her by Jay McLean
Series: More #2
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
Publication date: November 19, 2013
Format: eBook, 350 pages
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"For every action there is an equal or opposite reaction."
For every choice you make there are rewards,
or there are consequences.
It was my choice to walk away the first time.
And my choice to chase her the second.
But sometimes you don't get a choice,
and all you get are the consequences.
"Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength,
while loving someone deeply gives you courage.”
Unless that someone is Logan Matthews.
Because loving him didn't give me
the strength to walk away.
It didn't give me
the courage to fight for him.
And when it was over,
all it gave me was a broken heart.
It’s really difficult for me to put my thoughts about More Than Her into words. I thoroughly enjoyed the first book in the series, More Than This. The main character in this book, Logan, was a likable minor character in the first book. The mysterious “Her” is someone we have met before and I did like the two of them as a couple. (Rest assured, Jake and Mikayla fans, nothing more is going to happen to your favorite couple. Mikayla is not “Her.”) But something never quite clicked for me. I think it was because of all the angst. Yes, I love good angst in my books, but sometimes it just gets to be too much. It pains me to say that this was one of those times.
Neither Logan nor “Her” have had easy lives so far. They both brought a ton of baggage into their relationship. They made their fair share of mistakes. But, I really did like them together. Neither of them were perfect, but they worked together well. They were a cute couple. Their feelings were obviously strong and I loved the back-and-forth of their interactions. There were as many charming, funny moments as there were sweet and sexy ones. I cheered on this couple. I wanted them to work, even at the times it looked like it wouldn’t work out at all.
I won’t say much more because of potential spoilers. But, the book went in a direction I found equal parts unexpected and unwelcome. It just didn’t work for me, which was a shame, because up to that point I was dealing with the angst and I was thoroughly wrapped-up in the story of Logan and “Her.” The cliffhanger at the end didn’t thrill me, but it didn’t turn me off either. The last line of the book is absolutely brilliant and it alone makes me incredibly eager to read the third book in this series to see what happens and to see if I can find the magic of the first book again.