Review: More Than Enough by Jay McLean

So, I’m about to write what I feel will be the hardest review I will ever write.
Why? Because this book, this freaking book, is so much more than my words could ever give justice. How do you write a worthy review of something that touched you so deeply you literally had to walk away from it just to gather your emotions before you could continue? A book that hit you in all the right ways that you stopped simply reading someone else’s words and began to live them? How do you do that justice? I have read a lot of books in my time, and I have loved so many of them. More Than Enough though, is now (and I don’t say this lightly) my favourite book, not one of my favourites, because I have many, but the top of that list. It deserves its own list. I have never, and I mean never, had to take a break from all the emotions swirling around inside me and overwhelming me.
My only regret about reading this book is that I will never, ever, be able to experience it again for the very first time. And that hurts.
This book is so much more than a book. This book is everything. It is love, it is grief, it is guilt, it is the calm and the storm, it is life and family and friendship, it is anger, it is need and it is honour and forgiveness and healing and moving on, it is tears and laughter and soul crushing highs and lows, it’s disappointment, self-punishment, unworthiness, faithfulness, loyalty and more guilt. It is sadness and happiness and joy and sorrow all mixed together to create a story so freaking beautiful that it will touch you so deeply, you won’t know where to put that emotion. And that is why writing a review worthy of this story, scratch that, writing a review worthy of this experience is daunting and impossible.
So, thank you Jay. Thank you so much for sharing More Than Enough with your readers. Thank you for breaking my heart, actually, not breaking my heart but destroying my soul. Thank you for healing the hurt and leaving my heart so full that it hurts and for making me live the lives of these characters and for touching me so deeply that I have tears rolling slowly down my face as I write this review. Just, thank you.
Your writing always leaves me raw and emotional, but MTE was by far the rawest and painful and beautiful experience that I have had. You have such an amazing talent with words and I am so grateful and humbled by the fact that I get to experience those words.

Semper Fidelis


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