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.
Review by Lorena
I can't express how much this book has affected me. A man who feels like he can't move on from his wife's absence and just the heartfelt that overwhelmed me and I sincerely felt my heart break for this man to have to feel guilt for living while his wife is gone. Now that is what you call true love right there!
Ryan seems to feel lost without Larkin and he has her letters to keep him alive and going with life. He starts writing her letters and pretty much just telling her how he can't go on and she starts appearing on him and helping him to find his strength and continue living on.
As Ryan is trying to cope with his grief and having Larking make appearances, he meets his new neighbor Lux who happens to also be in grief herself and they become friends. Although Lux is drawn to Ryan and he is to her, Ryan finds ways to avoid Lux and run from her, she in return is always there for him with open arms. He's afraid that if he moves on with his life he will lose Larkin forever, but Larkin keeps telling him that it's okay to move on and be happy because she wants him to be happy.
I was literally in tears with this book. I was sad that he was hurting so bad for the loss of his wife and also sad that he felt like he couldn't move on and be happy because she wasn't there with him to make him happy.
Ryan finally starts getting close to Lux and he seems to be more at piece when Larkin tells him that it's okay for him to love Lux and make her happy. Larkin will always be there for him no matter what, their love is strong and he will always love Larkin like Larkin will always love Ryan but it's time for him to move on and be happy with someone else and Lux needs him right now as much as he needs her.
This was beautifully written, emotionally sad, heartbreaking and moving story. Two broken people who come together and try and fix each other, cope with their griefs together and move forward and try and make each other happy. This book will have you in sad tears and happy tears.
Very emotional and moving story that will stay with me that deserves more than 5 stars
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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