BLOG TOUR: First and Forever (Heartache #2) by Jay McLean

Title: First and Forever
Series: The Heartache Duet
Author: Jay McLean
Publication Date: 
July 12, 2019
Mature YA Contemporary
Pages: 390
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.


Heartache and Hope, book one in this duet, is perhaps one of my favorite Jay Mclean books, and I was extremely anxious to see how she was going to wrap up Ava and Connor’s story. When Heartache and Hope wrapped up, we were left wanting so much more for these two young teenagers, and I had my fingers crossed for a happily ever after, but I knew, without a doubt, that Jay wouldn’t make it easy!

There’s so much that I want to say about this book, but I don’t want to give anything away. Ava and Connor’s story needs to be consumed. It needs to be read slowly, so that it can seep into all the cracks and crevices of your soul. It will split your heart into a million pieces, and then wrap it all back together even stronger and better than it was before.

This book has so much angst, and drama, and emotions. It’s everything that I’ve come to love from a Jay Mclean book and more. So much more. One of my most favorite series, is the More Than series by Jay because it evokes such strong emotions in me. I’ve never read a series that has touched me in quite the same one until the Heartache duet, and it shouldn’t surprise me that again it is Jay that evokes these feelings for me. There is just something absolutely magical about her writing.

I cannot recommend this duet enough, and I cannot wait until August when I can meet Jay in person and give her hugs, and be completely awkward and tell her just how much her writing means to me. Honestly, if you haven’t read anything yet by Jay, then do not wait. This duet is one of my top reads of the year, and I couldn’t be happier to recommend it to everyone!

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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