Heartache and Hope by Jay McLean

Picking up a Jay McLean book guarantees an emotional and raw romance. She is an author that always manages to bring out every emotion imaginable.

Heartache and Hope

by Jay McLean

(Heartache Duet #1)

Expected publication: June 28th 2019

Heartache and Hope – Jay McLean

Heartache and Hope – Jay McLean



Picking up a Jay McLean book guarantees an emotional and raw romance. She is an author that always manages to bring out every feeling imaginable.

Heartache and Hope is the first new book released by this author in a couple of years, and I’m happy to say, the author hasn’t lost her touch in the slightest.

This contemporary YA romance duet combines my favorite tropes – it’s a high school sports romance with an emotional depth that’s rarely found – it was full of touching and tender moments.

As expected, the characters are more mature and have more responsibilities to carry than any other YA characters I ever read about outside of this author’s books. And even though there is no doubt that Ava and Connor belong together, their feelings for each other was palpable, the timing couldn’t have been more wrong. Both have lots going on in their life, and it’s no surprise that their journey is far from easy.

I’m honest, I went into this book prepared for heartache.

And I wasn’t disappointed.

The author delights in ripping my heart out by writing absolutely gripping but also heart wrecking stories. Since this is the first in a duology, I finished the book with many questions, and all I can do is guess on how it will all end. Fortunately the wait isn’t that long.


ARC generously provided in exchange for an honest review.

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Heartache and Hope – Jay McLean


Heartache and Hope - Jay McLeanAva 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.


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.





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