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Title: Kick, Push

Author: Jay McLean

Release Day:  August 4, 2015



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.



Jay is an avid reader, writer, and most of all, procrastinator. When she's not doing any of those things, she can be found running after her two little boys, or devouring some tacky reality TV show.
She writes what she loves to read, which are books that can make her laugh, make her smile, make her hurt, and make her feel.
For publishing rights (Foreign & Domestic) Film, or television, please contact her agent, Erica Spellman-Silverman, at Trident Media Group.
Jay McLean 

5 stars
Kick Push is by far one of the most emotional and amazing books I have read in 2015.. and maybe ever at this point in my life.  If you read my reviews, I don't hand out 5 stars a lot. I am a very tough reviewer. So, giving this book 5 stars means something.

Josh in an amazing guy. At 16 he gets her girlfriend pregnant, by 17 he is a single dad raising his son all alone. No help from anyone. Even his family turns their back on him.  I can not even fathom that. It is hard enough being a parent in my 30's with my husband. His strength and determination to make his son live a full and happy life, all while doing everything he can to provide it made me cry many, many times throughout this story.

Just when Josh seems to have a handle on things, that is until Becca enters his life. She is the granddaughter of his landlord. Becca has made Josh feel things he hasn't wanted to or thought of since his son was born.

Becca has a past that no person should endure at the hands of her parent. The poor things is a mess both physically and emotionally. Becca early speaks and has scars that haunt her. She has formed a bond with Josh's son like no one else. They take an instant love for each other

The story ripped my heart and and left me crying  A LOT. It was worth every tear I shed. It was a beautiful and emotional love story on many levels.

I can not wait to see hoe Josh and Becca's story continues.