BLOG TOUR: Heartache and Hope (Heartache #1) by Jay McLean

Title: Heartache and Hope
Series: The Heartache Duet
Author: Jay McLean
Publication Date: 
June 27, 2019
Mature YA Contemporary
Pages: 324
Add It: Goodreads
Rating: 5 ⭐️’s

Ava Diaz needs saving.

She just doesn’t know it yet.

Just like she doesn’t know a thing about the boy she sits next to on the first day of senior year.

He thinks she’s a brat.

She thinks he’s entitled.

Maybe first impressions don’t always last…

Because Connor Ledger’s about to save her.

He just doesn’t know why.


It’s been too long since I’ve been able to dive into one of Jay McLean’s books, and I was absolutely thrilled when she announced that she was releasing a new duet, and it was mature YA, along the same lines as the More Than series. I might have done a happy dance around my bedroom, not going to lie.

Ava has been living her life as a shell of a human. An accident has left her family crippled, and she’s trying to juggle her home life and her school life without falling apart. When Connor Ledger, the new kid in school, tries to talk to her, her first instinct is to be defensive, but once tempers cool, the two realize that maybe they’re better together than apart.

Let me just say, this book is an absolute rollercoaster of emotions in the most special and epic way possible. Ava and Connor’s story is full of angst, injustice, and heartache. There’s so much I want to say about these two, but so much I don’t want to tell you, because I truly think it’s best if you discover these two on your own. If you’ve read any of Jay’s other books, you know the type of emotions that she infuses in her characters and these two are no exception.

I cannot wait for the second part of Ava and Connor’s story, and to see how Jay gives these two their HEA.

Rating: 5 Stars!

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About the Author

Jay McLean is an international best-selling author and full-time reader, writer of New Adult and Young Adult romance, and skilled procrastinator. When she’s not doing any of those things, she can be found running after her three little boys, investing way too much time on True Crime Documentaries and binge-watching reality TV.

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 her dream home where music is loud and laughter is louder.

For publishing rights (Foreign & Domestic) Film or television, please contact her agent Erica Spellman-Silverman, at Trident Media Group.

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