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Ryan's Letters

4.69  ·  Rating details ·  54 ratings  ·  33 reviews
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 he
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Published December 1st 2015 (first published September 29th 2015)
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Oct 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Larkin’s letters had me in tears. Now Ryan’s letters has shattered me. The feels from this poignantly written and beautiful book on moving on while feeling guilt over living is just amazing.

Ryan is drowning in his grief over losing Larkin. The only thing keeping him going is her letters and his promise to her. One day he reaches a low and this is when his world begins to change again. Larkin comes to him and begins to help him come alive. To try to do as Larkin asks and open his heart and move o
DJ Sakata
Aug 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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
Korena Kerner
Sep 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Jax Jillian wrote with heart. I felt what Ryan was going through with the lost of his beloved Larkin. The letters were a way of getting through life. With each burned letter, Ryan saw Larkin. Larkin pushed Ryan to live and love. I believed that Jax Jillian wrote a game plan on how to move on with life after the lost of a loved one.

This book is a must read and even a reread. The first book Larkin's letters torn my heart out. This book builds your spirit.
Oct 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ryan’s Letters
Jax Jillian
5 stars

I didn’t think my heart could be squashed any more that it was with Larkin’s Letters but dang was I wrong. Ryan’s Letters is even more heart torturing. We all know people who have guilt from continuing to live and this story is the picture of just that.

Ryan is simply trying to survive the death of his wife. His hope is wavering; his will is fading. He continues to survive on Larkin’s words given to him in her letters. He knows he promised her things but he isn’t
Sep 26, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the sequel to Larkin's Letters, a book that broke my heart. In this follow-up, we see where Ryan is at in his life and see him struggling to come to terms with Larkin's death months later. He decides to start writing to Larkin, explaining what he's feeling and how much he loves and misses her. He subsequently burns the letters and Larkin begins to appear after each burned letter. He looks forward to the visits with her.

"Larkin, no, please don't leave." "Close your eyes, beautiful boy. I
This book is absolutely beautiful!

This is the follow-up to Larkin's Letters, and if you haven't read that, start there and read these books when you are able to commit to all of the feels and emotions you will undoubtedly experience when you read both of these books.

Ryan is doing his best to live up to the promises he made to Larkin, but his grief is still holding him back. And as much as he fights it, he seems to have forged a connection with Lux, who is fighting her own battle against the grie
Oct 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved the authors debut book "Larkins Letters". In fact it is one of my all time favorite books and this one will be joining it.

This book broke my heart wide open then slowly put it back together again. The author uses words in a manner that engages the readers emotions so intensely that you should have kleenex close by.

In this story we visit Ryan months later as he starts to write to Larkin to deal with his pain over her death. His character is believable and your heart breaks for him as he
Sep 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Oh how I had to put this down a few times... the emotions felt in this book are unbelievable. I just can't imagine what it's like to lose the love of your life.. I needed tissues while reading that for sure.. This is an amazing book, so well thought out and written!

*Received for an honest review*
Connie McElfresh
Aug 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Jax Jillian has penned another great book. More review to come.
Sep 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Finished....yet another beautifully written love story. My full review is coming. I must get my thoughts together...
Oct 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: everyone /romance
Recommended to Darlene by: Jax Jillian
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I received an ARC from the author JAX JILLIAN-in exchange for an honest opinion. This is Mismousey's very honest opinion of RYAN'S LETTERS. Now having not read Ms. Jillian's first novel Larkin's Letters-(which I am now gonna have to read). I was unsure of what type of author Ms.Jillian would be.

I found out with a few sentences that she is a very emotional one. Ms. Jillian is able to bring so much emotion to her writing & into the story. You are able to feel al
Lorena  Garcia -- Brittany's Book Blog

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 pr
Wow. I must say that for Jax Jillian's debut novels, these were kickers to the emotions. There are two novels in this duet. And they are both equally saddening, and make you want to curl up in a ball, with a blanket, and cry. Rather hysterically, I might add. I was a tad bit confused when I first started reading Larkin's Letters. Nothing bad against the author because I honestly think she meant to lead the reader on the way she did. It was brilliant, if that's the case, and I must say that I had ...more
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Ryan promised Larkin he would keep living before she passed away. But Ryan, almost eight months latter, Ryan Boone has tried to make good on his promise to her to keep living. Larkin's letters have helped him get up everyday but he still feeling like he is drowning. Larkin is the only one who can help him move on from her death and keep living. The only way he could think to reach out to her was to write her letters, just like she did to him.
Ryan's Letters is the sequel to Jax Jillian's first n
Drue DePompei-Hoffman
Aug 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing
A few years ago I was contacted to review a book that completely floored me. To this day, that book is still one of my all time favorite books, its still the most beautifully written, amazingly tragic book I've ever read, and it was a debut novel. The writing and the story itself are just eloquent. It was also one of the very FEW debut books I have ever given 5 stars to - if I could I would give it 50,000 stars, it deserves them, it deserves to be on every bestseller's list out there and it dese ...more
Ryan's Letters is the sequel to Larkins Letters, a book that literally tore my heart out. I'm not going to lie I was both eager and apprehensive before I delved back into Ryan's deep emotionally charged journey of his daily struggles in coming to terms with the death of losing the love of his life, his soul mate Larkin.

In this book, Ryan is trying to make good on his promise to Larkin and move on and live his life, but he's drowning in his grief and just cant move on. He decides in order to help
DianaC-Bookaholic And
Dec 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing

●▬▬▬▬๑۩ 5 STAR REVIEW ۩๑▬▬▬▬▬●

Ryan's Letters
Jax Jillian

Get ready to experience another heart wrenching love story. Now is Ryan's turned to make you ugly cry and leave a permanent mark in your heart.

Ryan has been trying to survive his day without Larkin and in order to do so he must do anything in is power to stay connected with his beloved wife. It was been hard on him but little did he know Larkin was preparing Ryan to finally move on with his ife and what better way than do bring him Lux his
Lita Thomas
Sep 21, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ryan’s letter by Jax Jillian is the book after Larkin’s letter. Ryan has decided that he is going to keep his promise to Larkin and get back to life and get back to acting. Ryan is failing miserably. He finished Larkin’s screenplay and is now not only producing but acting in the movie. He had her manuscript published and on the outside he looks to be doing better but for those who know him he is struggling. Ryan has now decided to write letters to Larkin to express how he is feeling plus he feel ...more
Sep 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I strongly suggest you read Larkin's Letters before you read this book.
Have tissues on hand. Then take a day to let it all sink in, then continue on with Ryan's Letters.

This is about everlasting unconditional love. It is about appreciating life and friendship and relationships and family no matter what life throws at you. And it is about continuing to live when you don't remember how. Larkin again steals the story. Her letters reach your heart deeper than any others.

Ryan tries to make good on hi
Book Loving Fairy-Blog
Dec 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Star Rating:

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 hear
Oct 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
There are books which will stay with you because of how real they seem and how you can find yourself relating to them, this is one of them. The author draws you into this story and you can feel the pain Ryan is going through with the loss of his wife, Larkin. Ryan deals with his grief by first writing letters to his deceased wife and then burning them one by one. He is visited at times by Larkin and he looks forward to these times. Larkin does not want Ryan to live with the grief and this is a p ...more
Francine \
Oct 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A sequel to Larkin’s Letters, Ryan’s Letters is a certified tearjerker with a HEA (happy ever after) ending. Following the journey of Ryan’s recovery from Larkin’s death, this novel reflects the reality of how difficult it is to let go especially of something that has been a huge part of our lives. Its ghost follows us, not because it wants to haunt us but because we keep looking for it. Moving on is not an instantaneous thing but a slow gradual process that hurts as much as it heals and this bo ...more
Dec 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I was not sure if this book could live up to Larkin's Letters but it really did. You see Ryan after he reads Larkin's Letters and he is trying to move on. Some things happen and he starts to write letters to Larkin and begins to see her. While I didn't cry through the majority of this one, there were some tears and sniffles. I love this story. I don't normally like a lot of books that are tear jerkers and so sad. I like to escape reality when I read but I will recommend these books to everyone. ...more
Virginia Lee
Oct 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book make you to open your emotions that is so strong that you feel like you could actually be there. We feel the pain of Ryan is feeling with the loss of his wife Larkin. What emotion that we feel when we lose someone so close and love with all your heart. All have a way of getting their trauma of lose in different ways, Ryan way was to write a letter to Larkin and when done burn it to be set free. Can you truly let go of your love and move on, even when that is what they want you to do. T ...more
Kristin Heller
Nov 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing
It was amazing to see Ryan grow yet again with Lux. During the first book I thought he was just dreaming a lot and imagining Larkin, but then this book showed that there is more to life after death. I loved the personal growth in Lux and Ryan, and how they came together with a little push and helped each other through the rough times. I wish there was another book so I could see how everyone's lives turn out, but I will say it ended perfectly. Most books leave something to think and wonder about ...more
Dec 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Just when you think that you couldn't hurt more..
This is the sequel to Larkin's Letters and wow!! Have tissues handy with this one also! Larkin's Letters shredded my heart, this book shattered what was left, but helped to heal it as well. In this part of Ryan's story, We are able to watch him try to learn to live with the love of his life gone.. It is beautifully heart~wrenching. I recommend this series to everyone who loves heart in their books!!
An ARC of this ebook was given in exchange for a
Oct 28, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
OMG Larkin's letters had me in tears. In this follow up we follow Ryan's journey to get over his wife's death.

The problem is each letter he writes to his wife he sees her.

When hot new neighbour moves next door. He finds out her name is Lux and she is a Dr. Ryan must choose what he wants in his life. He doesn't want to betray Larkin.
Stacy Landis
Mar 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Everlasting love

Wasn't sure what to expect but was very well spoken story of love loss and love. I bet a lot of ppl wish they could talk to a love they lost. Very good read, loved it!
Kathy Rouchelle
Where Larkin's letters ripped my heart apart, Ryan's letter began to put the pieces back together, even though his first two letters had me crying my eyes out. His letters to Larkin were beautiful and heartbreaking as he poured his soul, his grief, his loneliness, his missing her and his love for her into them. He read the letters she had written to him and tried to take comfort in them, tried to do as she had told him to do and move forward and live his life. But how do you do that? How do you ...more
Dec 15, 2016 rated it really liked it
After reading Larkin's letters Ryan starts writing his own. Telling of the pain for loosing her and his grieving process. At the same time he meets someone who also in in pain and grieving yet for a different reason. This is such a touching book. It is filled with raw emotion and just does things to even the coldest of heart. If you have ever loved deeply and completely as Ryan and Larkin only you would understand the depth of pain and connection between the two. This is a story of healing and l ...more
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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 Phi

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