Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Kick Push
by Jay Mclean
I have read everything from this author so I was excited to read this one as well.  And it definitely does not disappoint!
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. 
I was sucked into this book from the prologue!!  I fell in love with Josh immediately.  He is a single dad who is just trying to keep it all together.  He is sweet, funny and sexy!!  Becca comes along, and we know there is more to her, and it makes her incredibly complex and a bit mysterious.  She also broke my heart.  This book was very emotional, and I loved it!  Parts of this story are sweet, and funny, and heartbreaking.  I laughed and I cried, so many FEELS!!!!!  I fell in love with Josh, Becca, and Tommy, and I think you will too. 
This is the first in a series, and I would not call the end a cliffhanger, but it is not all tied up!  This was a 5+ read for me and I loved it!!

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