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review 2015-01-11 15:32
Review: More Than This by Jay McLean
More Than This - Jay McLean

The entire story is shallow, ludicrous and one hundred percent unbelievable.  Poor Kayla has lost her entire family, best friend and boyfriend on prom night.  She is rescued by good ol' boy Jake, who is a baseball prodigy and the literal definition of a knight in shining armor.  Kayla calls him her prince numerous times and he embodies perfection - he's such "big deal" that she doesn't believe that she is worthy to be with him.  The dialogue is awful and a lot of the same phrases are used throughout the book as if this is some sort of cute, endearing feature.  Believe me, it's not.


I really don't understand the fascination with the New Adult genre and why all these mediocre romances get such high ratings.  I see a book with the NA tag and I try to convince myself that maybe this time I will find a book that has substance and a believable plot.  I know I shouldn't generalize about an entire genre of books and there are probably a few NA books that are actually decent, but my experience with this genre has been quite negative.  The quality of writing, plot structure, character development, and editing just isn't where it should be for a published work. 


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