Sunday, October 30, 2016

More Than Enough (More Than #5) by Jay McLean

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Synopsis:

There’s no emotion greater than fear.
No ache greater than grief.
No sound greater than silence.
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I’m grateful he showed up on my doorstep,
pissed off and angry at the world.
If he hadn’t, I wouldn’t be here.
And I don’t just mean here on this journey with him.
I mean here, in this world.
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I wonder what events in all our lives—hers included—are The Turning Points? The points where we all determine that the fear of our pasts and the uncertainty of our futures are greater than our need for happiness.
Here.
Now.
While time and everything around us stands unmoving… who’s to say we can’t have it all?
***
We wanted it all.
We wanted it with each other.
We thrived on the chaos we created.
And ignored the Mayhem that ensued.
Because falling in love was easy.
But sometimes, love isn’t enough.

Review:

Man, More Than Enough was a great read. I read the prior books in the series a while ago now and I don't know why I didn't read this one at the time. I think I didn't realize I hadn't until I was looking up books to get ready for Lucas' release. I looked at it and was just like wait...I didn't read Dylan's story yet?!? I need to get on that. This whole series just is wonderful, and even though Cameron is still my favorite, I loved Dylan as well. I wish I would have had a group of friends like this when I was in high school/college. They are all so great!

I remember Dylan and Heidi from the prior books, but not what happened with them. I don't think we found out, just that they weren't together anymore. They seemed to have had it all, to be for real, but it didn't work out. So I was really excited to see who would grab his attention next. Would it still be Heidi? Or do we get a new girl? 

Dylan is in the military. He has just come back from fighting overseas and things are weird for him. His can't really sleep or anything, he can't get comfortable while his brothers are still over there fighting. While the images he has seen stay with him. I honestly can't imagine how these brave people come back and have a "normal" life after some of the things they have to go through. It is not for me, but man they have to be strong to do that. So Dylan is trying to figure things out. He is injured, but hopes to get back to 100% so he can go back. He has friends who are still fighting, people he trusts and wants to help. He was wonderful. 

When the neighbor starts blaring music in the morning just when he is about to fall asleep he is not happy. Not happy at all, so he goes over to take care of it. Only he finds a girl who is so broken. Somehow when he is in her room things are a bit better. He can let his guard down and rest. Yes, she is broken. Yes, she is involved in some destructive behavior, but she is not handling things that happened in her past very well. I really enjoyed reading her story. She was such a unique character. Yes, I have read broken people stories before (and I love them), but the way she dealt with things? Amazing even though it was not so good at times. I loved all of her notes and stuff. How she was trying to manage wading through these new waters. Trying to figure out how to move on yet still hold onto the past as well. And Dylan was amazing through it all. He helped her so much and was never jealous of her past. He never made her choose between him and prior people she loved. Oh, I loved him. 

Of course things get a bit tricky when some bad things happen. Stuff that messes up everything. Stuff that almost breaks them. Luckily Dylan's lady is strong enough for the two of them. Luckily she wants to try and save him just like he saved her. The two of them together? So wonderful to read. 

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★

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