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Kick Push (Kick Push #1) by Jay McLean REVIEW

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Kick Push (Kick Push #1) by Jay McLean REVIEW

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 heartbreak when 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.

Review

★★★★★ 5 Stars ★★★★★

I cannot quite express how I am feeling about this book, this book GAVE ME SO MANY FEELS but mainly I laughed and cried. I CAUGHed throughout most of the book.

I am going to keep this as spoiler free as I can, so this will have to be short. (She says…)

Joshua Warden is sixteen when his girlfriend tells him she is pregnant, and being the stand up guy he is, he supports Natalie throughout the whole pregnancy and vows to stick by her and his baby. When Tommy is just a few short months old, Natalie ups and leaves in the middle of the night leaving Josh a single dad with a small baby.

He’s pretty much on his own since both sets of parents turned their backs on them when the pregnancy was announced, but with his determination and love, he sacrifices his life in order to be the man that he wants to be for his son.

When an old kindly woman takes pity on him, he is able to get on his feet and make a life for him and Tommy as best he can.

Life is steady and he is just coasting along when a girl comes along and turns his world upside down.

This book started off just like most JMac books, it was a perfect new adult book with a swoony hero and a girl with a few secrets up her sleeve. I was coasting along quite nicely and then all of a sudden shit got real and, oh my goodness, I just could not put this book down. My emotions were all over the place and the beauty of the words on the page really affected me.

Little Tommy was so adorable, he stole my heart along with his father and whilst he was filling it with joy, Josh and Becca were breaking it because this is a story of a broken girl who after having only seen beauty through the lens of her camera, is starting to see that the happy dream that she has always yearned for is not quite in her grasp, she can see it but not touch it.

I felt this book, like it was playing in my head and I LOVE books that can do that. It takes a special kind of writing for that to happen to me.

I just love this authors writing, she is up there with the best of authors in this genre, and I would love for there to be a continuation to Josh and Becca’s story.

My advice…..Read IT!

Told in dual POV.(view spoiler)

“That’s it. Now all you have to do is kick and then push.”

ARC gratefully received from the author in exchange for an honest review

Images featured in this review were created by me using stock images either purchased from deposit photo or from free stock sites.

About the Author

Jay McLean

Jay McLean is an international best-selling author and full-time reader, writer of New Adult Romance, and most of all, procrastinator. When she’s not doing any of those things, she can be found running after her two little boys, playing house and binge watching Netflix.
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 a forever half-done home where music is loud and laughter is louder.

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More in this Series

Kick, Push (2nd ed) (Kick Push #1) Coast (Kick Push #2)

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