This book. It guts me. It intrigues me. It makes me believe in love. This is the 4th book in the More series by Jay McLean. While the first, second, and third focus on other great characters like Jake, Kayla, Logan and Amanda, this book is all about Lucy and Cam. I have loved Lucy from the very first introduction to her in the first book. She's a quirky, romance novel addict and she's a ball of fire after a few drinks! She's everything I'd want to be friends with! If I had to describe Cameron in one word it'd be...devoted. He is devoted to Lucy, she is all he sees and all he wants.
Lucy's mom is terminally ill. She's struggling just to make it through her final days and Lucy as a young teen has taken over the role of Mom to the family. She cooks, cleans, transports her siblings. She's holding everyone and everything together while her Dad drinks his sorrows away. If Lucy is holding everyone and everything together, who's holding her? Enter, Cam. No matter how much Lucy tries to push Cam away, he keeps coming back. He shows up every day, trying to take a little bit off her plate and help her out, whether she asks for or acknowledges the help. Lucy thinks she needs to handle everything on her own. If she stops doing everything, she has to think about all she's lost and that's something she can't handle.
Not only does Lucy have this habit of pushing people away, but she's also got another nasty habit that's hurting herself physically. Who knows what would've happened if Cameron hadn't appeared in her life.
"I thought it was impossible to laugh again. But he did it; he made my impossible, possible." ~ Lucy
The love story of Lucy and Cameron is beautiful. It's more realistic than most books I've read. Lucy always has her nose stuck in a book. She reads about all our favorite book boyfriends and she realizes she's the luckiest leading lady of all because she has Cameron.
"You changed her life, Cam. And fate, it changed all of us."
One of my favorite parts about this book is Cameron's love for Lucy's brothers. He steps in to help her not only because he is falling for her, but also because he's falling for them. He sees them as his own brothers and they take him in as family, too. He's Lucy's strength and the boys' role model. He's full of love for Lucy and for all those he cares about.
The book follows Cam and Lucy through high school and off to college. They aren't that cookie cutter couple that never has any problems. Lucy's jealous. Cam is oblivious at times. There are definitely times throughout the book where I wish I could just reach through my iPad and shake both Lucy and Cam. But, they are constant. They are fierce in their love for each other. Each are all the other sees.
"I feel like I've loved you for eternity and it's not even close to long enough."
Read it. You won't regret it!