Thursday, October 1, 2015

Book Review: Ryan's Letters by Jax Jillian

Ryan’s Letters by Jax Jillian 
Contemporary Romance 
Release Date - September 29, 2015 
Tour Host - DRC Promotions

My dearest Larkin.

Help me.

I'm drowning.

It has been almost eight months since the love of his life, Larkin, passed, and Ryan Boone has tried to make good on his promise to her to keep living. The letters she left behind had helped him tremendously, but all of a sudden, he felt like he was drowning and only she could save him. The only way he could think to reach out to her was to write her letters, just like she did to him. He never thought that she would actually get them; after all, she was gone. But when he sees her sitting on their private dune reading his letter, his grief would never be the same.

Ryan's Letters, the sequel to Jax Jillian's first novel, Larkin's Letters, takes readers on a journey with Ryan Boone as he struggles to completely come to terms with his wife's death. That struggle becomes even harder when Larkin's ghost comes to visit him each time he writes to her. But when Lux, a beautiful new doctor, moves in next door and befriends Ryan, he must choose between Larkin's visits and a potential new love.

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My Rating:

Favorite Quotes:

“Dealing with sadness and grief made him feel like a fish out of water – unable to breathe.  A feeling no one wants to have.”

“You are the day that keeps me breathing.  You are the night that keeps me dreaming.  You are the sun that keeps me warm, and the moon that lights my darkness.  You are everything that I need and everything that I want.  When I look into your eyes, I see my future.  I want to be your breath, your dream, your sun, and your moon.  But most importantly, I want to be your tomorrow.”

My Review:

On the heels of Larkin’s Letters, Ryan’s Letters is yet another deeply moving and well-written masterpiece by Jax Jillian.  I don’t know how she does it, but she squeezes my cold heart and stings my eyes with her words, and she achieves this feat repeatedly and without being sappy.  The plot is unique, interesting, creative, and relevant.  Ryan’s sorrow and pain are palpable and intense, yet somehow the story is hopeful and not maudlin.   I enjoyed the book and remained entertained and engaged from beginning to end. 

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Other Books

As Ryan Boone struggles to come to grips with not being able to keep a promise he made to his dying wife, Larkin's Letters propels readers into the mind of Ryan as he struggles with frequent visits from her ghost and a series of letters she left behind.
Ryan has worked hard to become one of Hollywood's most sought-after actors, but no matter how famous he became, he always remained loyal to his childhood best friend, Larkin James. When Larkin is diagnosed with leukemia, Ryan sacrifices his career to be by her side and in turn realizes how much he had always loved her. Throughout Larkin's sickness, Ryan promised her he would never let her die alone. But we learn that not all of our promises are always within our control.

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About The Author

I am a 38-year old novelist living in Philadelphia. It wasn’t until I was 34 when I realized that I wanted to write a novel. Better late than never, right? My first book,Larkin’s Letters, was published and released June 25, 2013 by Tate Publishing, and the sequel, Ryan’s Letters, will be released on September 29, 2015.

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