Blog Tour & Review: Kick Push (The Road #2) by Jay McLean
Title: Kick, Push
Author: Jay McLean
Release Day: August 4, 2015
There’s a single defining moment within every skater.
It lasts only a second. Two if you're good.
Three if you’re really good.
It’s the moment you’re in the air, your board somewhere beneath you, and nothing but wind surrounds you.
It’s the feeling of being airborne.
The sixteen-year-old version of me would’ve 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 heartbreakwhen his mother left us.Seventeen. Single. Dad.
That’s 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 lied—to 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 it’s 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.
Lissa's Review - Five Boundless Stars
I received an ARC, In exchange for an honest review
If you read, Where The Road Takes Me, Then you know who Joshua and Tommy are. If not, go back read book one and then come back. Trust me. Do it.
I always get excited when you get to see the other side. Joshua is an awesome character. He's young but gave up everything for his son. Tommy is actually around my daughter's age right now. Kids are so innocent and so honest, it's hilarious. It's been awhile since he's even thought of a relationship and then... Becca
Becca comes into his life, she's broken in many ways. We don't know much, just about as much Josh knows.
"There are some sacrifices greater than love. And some loves greater than any sacrifice. Tommy's greater than both."
This story is such an emotional roller coaster. The fear of love, the fear of leaving. When you give yourself to someone, you always feel in some ways it will probably end. That you'll be left, just to sit in darkness, wishing to never feel again.
This story is full of love, mistakes, and being a family. Sometimes the family is one that is created, by life. This is one of the best I've read of Jay's. Her stories feel so real and raw, that you can't help but feel everything for these characters. They laugh, I laugh. They cry and I cry. Sadly, I didn't want this to end. I loved Josh and Tommy's story. I loved Josh and Becca's story. Becca has such a darkness in her past, that you can't stop hoping and rooting for her. That you can't help but feel your heart break for her, as each piece of her is put together.
".. And there's nothing sadder, nothing harder in the world than watching the person you love fall apart right before your eyes-and you can't say or do anything to change it."
There are so many great things about this book, that I don't think I could find all the words. If you read this, make sure you got enough tissues to get through the pages.
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, EricaSpellman-Silverman, at Trident Media Group.