"I left you something on the nightstand," she said.
"You did? What is it?"
"Just turn over and look," she pleaded.
He turned over to look, hesitantly, not wanting to look away from her. She always seemed to disappear every time he looked away. A manila envelope lay atop the white rustic nightstand and the word "Ryan" that was penned across the front was beckoning him. He glared at the envelope for just a moment before turning back to her. But she was gone.
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 leaves behind. Ryan worked hard to become one of Hollywood's most sought-after actors, but no matter how busy or 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 that he wouldn't let her die alone. But we learn that not all of our promises are within our control.
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.
Way too many feels in this book..hell the first couple chapters had me ugly crying. I never experienced a book like this and I am glad it was my first one, job well done Jax Jillian. There is only one author that can seriously make me ugly cry and have to take a break from a book but I have found a new one. This book is remarkable in the sense that we are taken on Larkins journey thru her cancer days. It is unbelievably hard to read without the tissues. Please please give this one a chance and really immerse yourself in this book.
Why? Just why?
Hurt. Tears. Sobbing. Too many tissues.
I never thought I would be utterly crying after reading yet another book by Jax. I should have expected it though since it follows Larkins Letters and that book shattered me, this one has me with no words. The emotions felt throughout this book have left me hollow and wanting to fix something. I had to put it down and regroup before jumping back in. All I can and will say is READ THIS BOOK! the first one too! I never even heard of this author before reading these two books and I am soo really glad that I have read these and I will cherish them always. The writing is great and it pulls you in and you want more from it but then you get blind sided and hit with the hurt and pain. It just made me love it all the more! Being happy that although you may hurt there is always light at the end of the tunnel. Please please read these books!
Jax Jillian was born in Albuquerque, NM but before she turned a year old, her parents moved east to Harrisburg, PA where she was raised. After graduating high school in 1995, Jax attended La Salle University (1999, B.A., Communication), Temple University (2001, M.Ed, Sport & Recreation Administration), and Central Pennsylvania College (2005, A.A.S, Physical Therapist Assistant).
She settled in Philadelphia, PA with her husband and son before she became a writer. Jax found a passion for motion pictures at a young age when she remembers “getting lost” in films, and that passion ultimately led her down the path to writing. she loves “getting lost” in her writing and particularly loves writing heartfelt love stories with a touch of tragedy which she believes is the key to truly reaching readers.
Jax is the author of Larkin’s Letters and Ryan’s Letters, two contemporary romance novels that have seen early success from reviewers, with both averaging 4.8/5 stars on Amazon and Goodreads. She is currently writing her third novel and aspires to write a screenplay one day.
When not writing, she works full time as a physical therapist assistant and as a mom to her three-year-old son.
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