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More Than Him by Jay McLean "Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us." - Marianne Williamson We live in a world of darkness and shadows,
Series: More #3
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
Publication date: January 28, 2014
Format: eARC, 259 pages
How I got it: From the author
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where monsters hide and aim to ruin.
And they did.
They ruined us and turned our dreams into nightmares.
But now we're back.
And we're fighting.
Not just for us, or for each other, but for our light.
"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us." - Marianne Williamson
We live in a world of darkness and shadows,
Made by Natasha from Forever Me Romance
When I wrote my review for More Than Her, I said that the book and I never quite clicked, that it was a little too angsty for me to fully enjoy. Any bad feelings left with the ending of More Than Her were quickly forgotten as More Than Him got underway. Yes, there was plenty of the drama and angst I’ve come to expect from Jay’s books, but in a good way. This book didn’t hurt my heart as I read. Sure, it had a few gut wrenching moments, but they worked well in the frame of the story and didn’t seem completely overwhelming this time around.
“When I woke up in the hospital, the first thing I remember thinking was that maybe Logan and I were connected somehow, more than just a boy and a girl in love. Maybe our souls were entwined – if he hurt, I hurt. If he stopped breathing, I did too. If he died, maybe I would die with him.”
This book picks up where More Than Her left off. Amanda is released from the hospital after the horrendous events of the other book. She quickly learns that Logan has left town and she’s absolutely crushed. With the help of friends, and somewhat surprisingly, Dr. Matthews, she begins putting herself back together. She doesn’t get over Logan, but she puts on a fair show of trying. Then, at a party, she sees him and their journey back to each other begins.
I’ll admit that, while I found Logan swoony in More Than Her, I also thought he was a bit of a jerk. While he talked about how much he loved Amanda, he still enjoyed the attention of other girls a little too much for me, especially given his past. Unfortunately there were a couple cringe-worthy moments in this book that made me realize my initial impressions weren’t too far off. Don’t get me wrong, there’s no cheating and there’s no doubt he does truly love Amanda, but he needs to think a little more about her feelings. It was a bit of a turn-off to me. That said, he did really grow in this story. His time away from his real life and Amanda was spent grooming him into a better, more grounded person. His escape and his experiences truly led him back to Amanda and made them stronger in time.
I adore Amanda. I have since she first appeared in the series. She’s sweet and spunky, strong despite the horrific things she’s been through. She’s equal part girlie girl and tomboy. I find her relatable and I’ve always been solidly Team Amanda, so when Logan screwed up, it took a lot for me to forgive him on her behalf.
“In the most horrible of circumstances, that’s what you were to me – a light in the darkness. That’s what you became, and that’s what you stayed. In my head. In my heart. My light. Forever.”
More Than Him was a beautiful second chance love story. It was emotional and sexy. I couldn’t put it down. It was also a relatively short and super quick read. Told from both Amanda and Logan’s POV, I felt like I really got the full story. While their story was a bit rocky for me and I was unsure where they were headed after the first book, this one was a satisfying conclusion. Fans of the series will be pleased.
As is beginning to be a trend with Jay’s books, there was a teaser chapter from another character at the end of the book. I hadn’t ever thought about the series continuing after the conclusion of Amanda and Logan’s story, but I really hope it does. I adore the secondary characters in the teaser chapter and now I find myself desperately wanting more of them, too.
I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All quotes come from the review copy and may differ from the final version.