Title: More Than Forever
Author: Jay McLean
Genre: New Adult
More Than Forever is book four in the More Than series and may be read as a standalone,
though it is recommended to read in series order.
Series reading order: More Than This (Book one) More Than Her (Book two) More Than Him (Book three)
-LUCY- There is a love so fierce it cannot be measured. A heart so strong it will never slow. There is a promise so sure it can never lie. He promised me that love forever. Even when it wasn't enough.
-CAMERON- Forever. Everlasting. Eternal. There is no measure of time. No sounds of the ticking of a clock. Just the rising and falling of the sun. And our own sense of forever.
But our forever isn't always.
MORE THAN THIS
(More Than Series, Book 1)
MORE THAN HER
(More Than Series, Book 2)
MORE THAN HIM
(More Than Series, Book 3)
Jay McLean has done it again. This book is amazing!
I knew Cam and Lucy from the prior books but nothing prepared me for their story. I cried, I laughed, I cried again. I may have left my kindle a couple of times for a few seconds just because I didn't know if I could read the next paragraph.
Cam is an awesome guy. He was there for Lucy from the very beginning. It just took one look at Lucy for him to know he wanted More. She was it for him. Even at fifteen he was very more mature for his age. He and Lucy took responsibilities neither of them should have needed to have.
Getting to know Lucy at fifteen when her world was falling apart was devastating. I hurt for Lucy.
My idea of Lucy from prior books was of a funny girl, a bookworm, and who doesn't love Drunk Lucy? But this Lucy is completely different. It was an emotional roller coaster for me.
I'm so happy Lucy met Cam when she did. I believe he saved her when she needed saving.
I also love the parent figures in this book as much as I did in prior novels. I'm adding Cam's mom and her boyfriend to my list of favorite parents. Tom, Lucy's dad made a huge mistake but by the end I loved him too.
I think he and Logan's dad need a second chance in love. They are too nice not to have a chance to love again.
Thank you Jay for the opportunity to read this beautiful story.
"Is your sister… uh… hearing impaired?"
They both let out simultaneous snorts. "No," Lincoln answers, pulling his cap further down his head and looking up at me. His eyes roll as he says, "She's just reading."
"I thought we were friends," she whispers. "Maybe someday, we could have been more."
I should have been her right.
"Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch, please return yourself, and all your Good Vibrations, back to your office. There's a beautiful girl sitting at your desk. No need for alarm. Apparently she's just here to sniff around."
"You make my world stop, Lucy."
"You, Cameron.You changed. You came into my life and you healed me.You made me feel alive again."
"Lucy makes me punchy."
"Good," I respond, and then inhale a huge breath. "Because I'm kind of in love with you, Lucy."
"Okay, so after Penisgate… I got to thinking… and I think you're right—about being ready… emotionally. I don't think I am yet."
"I don't think anything can ever get in the way of our love. Ever."
"Because it's eternal, the rise and fall of the sun. It'sforever. Just like us."
"I love you, Cameron," she whispers.
"Forever, Luce. I love you, forever."
"I love you, Lucy. I'll always love you, even if you don't know it. So… even if forever isn't eternal, I promise to love you for our forever."
I try to sniff back my sobs, but it doesn't work. "And what happens if our forever is short? What if something happens?"
He kisses my softly, for so long, that I almost forget why I'm crying. He pulls away, but not enough that his lips leave mine. "Then I will love you, for our forevermore."
"Because he's Cameron. And you’re Lucy. You're team Luca. You guys are forever. If you two can't make it work, then we're all screwed."
"To claiming your girls, owning them and making them yours."
Because I think I've always loved her.
“I hate that guy,” Logan jerks his head toward Jake and a new kid.
“The new kid? Dylan?”
He nods. “He thinks he owns the school.”
“Really?” I glare over at them. “Apparently he kills it on the basketball court, but I dunno.” I shrug. “He hasn’t said two words to me. He seems quiet.”
“Those are the ones you have to worry about, Cam. The quiet broody assholes get all the girls. Better watch him around that new girl of yours.”
I play dumb. “What new girl?”
“Shut up, asshole. You don’t think I notice you watching her all the fucking time?”
I lift my chin. “I think if there’s an asshole in this entire school to watch out for, it’s you.”
He laughs and adjusts his cap. “You don’t need to worry about me. I’m not into stealing my friend’s girls.” He shoves his hand in his catcher’s glove and smacks my arm with it. “Say the word. Claim her. I promise to stay away and I’ll make sure she’s untouchable to everyone else.”
“I’m not an asshole and she isn’t property. I can’t own her.”
“If that’s what you want.” He raises an eyebrow. “She’s cute. In a couple years she’ll be hot. Guys will be all over her. I’m just trying to help out.”
I think about what he’s saying, and he makes a good point. Only he’s wrong—she’s hot now. “Fine. I claim her. She’s mine.”
His smirk is instant. “You can’t own someone, you pig. She isn’t property.”
I laugh. “Fuck you.”
Jake struts over to us. “Ya reckon that new kid Dylan can hang out with us this arvo? He seems like a top bloke.”
Logan’s gaze moves to me, confusion clear on his face. I shrug. He lets out a chuckle before gripping both of Jake’s shoulders and shaking him gently. He looks him right in the eye, speaking slowly and clearly. “I have no idea what the fuck you just said.”