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The Last Letter

4.34  ·  Rating details ·  7,460 ratings  ·  1,977 reviews

If you’re reading this, well, you know the last-letter drill. You made it. I didn’t. Get off the guilt train, because I know if there was any chance you could have saved me, you would have.

I need one thing from you: get out of the army and get to Telluride.

My little sister Ella’s raising the twins alone. She’s too independent and won’t accept help easily, but she h
Paperback, 426 pages
Published February 26th 2019 by Entangled: Amara
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Helena Hunting
This book slayed the hell out of me.

A couple of things you should know about me and reading:
1. I do most of my reading on a treadmill or just before I go to sleep.
2. I cry at pretty much every Disney movie. I also cried all the way through the movie Wonder.

As someone who writes primarily romantic comedy I enjoy a good angsty read that makes me tear up. That being said, I cried through a good 50% of this book, which as you might have guessed, makes running and reading nearly impossible and also
Astrid - The Bookish Sweet Tooth
Mar 03, 2019 rated it did not like it
Shelves: arc, dnf
The tragedy in this story is overkill. I expected it to be emotional and even upsetting. Her brother, a special ops soldier, had just died during his assignment, she grew up without her parents - they'd died when she was a toddler, her grandmother has passed away only a short time ago. Then another strike - she learned that her daughter had cancer. This all in itself is a lot to deal with for a single mom. And I would have been fine with Ella dealing with her lot.
But: in the last ten percent sh
Feb 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars

Wear waterproof mascara while reading this book. Seriously, waterproof mascara and tissues. If you need a good cry, read this book. Anyone remember seeing Tammy Taye Bakker cry with mascara running down her face on TV? That was pretty much me while reading this book. Cry-a-rama occurred at my house today.

So yeah, I bawled. I also really enjoyed this book that ripped my heart out. Plus, this was a romance book folks. Geeze Louise is all I can say. This one had heart and soul. The long a
Karen Mc
Feb 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing

”You don’t really value something until you’ve lost it.”

OH MY WOW!!! OH MY FEELS! Oh my tears! So many tissues from tears of the heart, tears from ugly crying, tears from Rebecca Yarros’ THE LAST LETTER. Tears still fresh and still real from one of the realest stories I’ve met. A story that still dances in my dreams. The best and most moving military romance I’ve ever met. A heartbreaker in the best of ways. The Last Letter took me on the biggest emotional journey, bringing words lik
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Sorry. I can't do it. DNF at 9% That's right 9%. Why you ask at only 9% would I quit on a book. Well let me tell you. I signed up for a heart melting and maybe a little breaking book about two army friends and one dying and the other taking care of the dead one's sister. I knew going into this the brother would die. But 7% into it and I could already see where this book was going and I didn't like it. Still I hel
*I'm still having such a hard time with this book, weeks later. I originally wasn't going to give this a star rating, or post my review on any retail sites, but that honestly goes against everything I'm always preaching about when it comes to reviews. I think it's unfair to other readers if all they see is glowing praise. And yes, everyone will relate and react to a book in different ways, but that's exactly why we shouldn't be afraid to post our thoughts, even if they are the complete opposite ...more
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Image and video hosting by TinyPic Image and video hosting by TinyPic THE LAST LETTER: Is a full length romance novel by new to me author Rebecca Yarros. Spoken in ‘Dual POV’s.
MY REVIEW: can also be found on my blog:
➽ KITTY KATS CRAZY ABOUT BOOKS Image and video hosting by TinyPic Chaos is a special ops with his trusty Labrador retriever Havoc by his side, being abandoned by his mother he bounced from foster home to foster home most of his life, until he was of age to enlist, having no family of his own his best friend Ryan also serving time in the military convinces his young
Feb 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley
The Last Letter by Rebecca Yarros is as much a heartbreaking as it is heartwarming contemporary romance. For anyone not familiar what the title, The Last Letter, is referring to the book is about a soldier who was killed in duty leaving a letter to be read after his death.

Beckett and Ryan were best friends serving together in the military with both men not having much in the way of family. Ryan did have his sister back home though and seeing Beckett with no one to communicate with he set up Ella
Jennifer Kyle
Rating Pending...

93 percent of the book was AMAZING - 5 Star read - favorite shelf. Then the last 7 percent happened and I didn’t like the turn of events and I’m on the fence what to rate and quite honestly I’m left with the why’s of why the author would do this and why would her Betas would give a green light on it.(view spoiler)
Jenny••Steamy Reads Blog••
Feb 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: all
Shelves: favs, arc-to-review

I finished this book nearly 2 weeks ago. Fourteen days and my heart is still shattered, yet so full of love for this story. It is so hard to put into words what this book is for me. And the love that I have for this author. I have followed Mrs. Yarros for years, read her books, loved them, and followed her blog on her life adventures. Let me say this, if you haven’t read this author, you are truly missing out. There is so much heart in her stories, she lays her heart out in her words. And this
Mali Mor ❤️ The Romantic Blogger
4.5 STARS!
Beckett and Ryan became best friends since joining the Army together 10 years ago. ✌
Beckett grew up in the system and has no one waiting for him at home, so Ryan convinces him to write letters to his sister during their service abroad. Beckett agrees because of the loneliness and boredom, but signs his letters with his nickname, Chaos. ✉

Ella's life was never easy, she experienced lots of tragedy's that made her who she is... 💔
She runs a local B&B and is a single mother to 6-year-o
Gina L. Maxwell
Jul 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book is indescribably beautiful. The sheer genius of how Rebecca weaves the letters into the story to match up w/the poignancy of the corresponding chapters... I have no words. None that would do it justice, anyway. This book will most definitely rip your heart out. But then it puts it back in & sweetly sews you back together. It will leave its mark on your soul, as Rebecca intended, & hopefully you’ll be all the better for it. I know I am. 💕
The Book Bee
⭐️⭐️⭐️ S P O I L E R • F R E E • R E V I E W ⭐️⭐️⭐️

REVIEW: How do you rate heartbreak on a scale of 1-5?
"Funny thing about broken hearts - only the living have them."

I feel like I need to preface this review by saying that even though the teasers show romance, and the romance community spread this book around and embraced it, this is not a romance. This will not read that way either. There is a romance element, and it is beautifully romantic in hindsight, and in truth, and in reality.....but
Sandra Hoover
A beautiful, heartfelt story with surprising depth. Grab tissues and settle in for the long haul because you won't be able to put this one down, and I guarantee you'll finish it crying. But please don't let that stop you from reading this beautifully written, emotionally charged story that now sits on my Favorites Shelf. It's truly an experience - a deeply rooted, character-based story that pushed all my buttons. The title, The Last Letter, is woven into the storyline in more ways than one. I fo ...more
Sophie "Beware Of The Reader"
4,5 “you'll need tissues” stars


“Sometimes bad things happen. And there’s no blame to be placed. You can’t reason with the universe, no matter how sound your logic is. And we can either breathe through the pain or we can let it shape us.


Emotional rollercoaster!

The kids were fantastic, Ella was an incredibly courageous mom, Beckett was just perfect (no way such devotion and dedication exist else where can I meet such fine male specimen?), Havoc was my doggy superstar and my box of t
Jennifer Blankfein
Mar 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Get out your box of tissues romance readers...this one destroyed me over and over. It is amazing when an author can write something that conjures up so much emotion - I truly enjoyed the “ugly cry” ride...

Jump on an Emotional Rollercoaster with Romance and Heartache and Let Your Tears Flow with The Last Letter by Rebecca Yarros.

If you like a story that rips your heart out over and over, grab a box of tissues and a copy of The Last Letter. Special ops officer, Beckett, grew up in foster care and
Apr 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
There are so many emotions coursing through me that I don't know where to start... But I promise you, that this is how I ended when reading the last page...

Yup... And like Forrest Gump likes to say...

Follow Me On:
Kristy K
Feb 18, 2019 rated it liked it
2.5 Stars

The Last Letter is well written and emotional, however it just puts too many issues into one book. Ella is a young single mom of twins (aged 5-7 throughout the book), she owns a B&B in Colorado, her parents are deceased, and her brother is in the military overseas. We open to that, which is already a handful for a person, but Ella's problems and tragedies keep growing. Within the first few chapters her brother is killed in action and Maisie, one of her kids, gets diagnosed with a rare c
Feb 18, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
This book, or I should say this author, made me really upset. The Last Letter is one of these books where the writer puts their characters through every horrible thing they can think of to make the story very dramatic. And when you think that after everything the characters endured they will get a happy ending, they don't! I feel so cheated!

I was actually enjoying this book despite all the tragedy that was happening to Ella and her family because it was an interesting and emotional story. I was
Les Romantiques
Feb 02, 2019 rated it did not like it
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L.J. Shen
Feb 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book really slayed me. It was emotional and super layered. I found myself unable to stop reading. I definitely recommend it.
Genre: Contemporary Romance/Fiction
Type: Standalone
POV: First Person - Dual

Ella MacKenzie had to face harsh reality at a young age with a life full of challenges. As a single mother of two and a business owner, her life was hectic, but she managed to do her best. Beckett Gentry came into her world without her realizing how much she needed him. But he was bound by a promise with a truth that could change everything.

Whenever I saw someone asking for a sad book recommendation, this book us
Dec 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A million stars!!!

“Sometimes you have to leave so you can know what it is you left. You don’t really value something until you’ve lost it.”

“I’d always been big, but something about how fragile she seemed made me feel huge, like I could put my body in front of the storm headed her way and protect her…even if the storm was of my own making.”

“I loved this woman. I would take on armies for her, kill for her, or die for her. There was no grater truth than that, and no other truth that I could give he
Olga therebelreader
The Last Letter blew me away. It’s a story of love, lust, courage and heartbreak. It's about how love can heal and how loss and challenge make us stronger and more resilient. I really liked both the main characters in this, Beckett's got the tough guy attitude but there's also a really loving side to him that had me swooning a little. Ella is a great strong female lead, with everything she's been through; the fight in her is far from lost.
The author has such a way with words. It was interesting
I just finished this book, and I am a crying, slobbering mess, and I don’t think I can write a review. Maybe in a few days, or weeks or maybe never.

Highly recommended, just make sure you have a mega box of tissues!
Mar 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: net-galley, romance
This book was so much more than a romance. It is very emotional and heartbreaking. Great writing!

The story of Ella and Beckett. Two lost souls who find each other. Ella's brother, Ryan is a soldier and his best friend is Beckett. When Ryan dies in combat he leaves a last letter to Beckett. He wants him to go and help his sister, Ella through a very rough patch in her life. Ella, is a single young mother of 6 year old twins. One of them is very sick and needs treatment.

Each chapter begins with a
Jan 29, 2019 rated it did not like it
If you've read this book then you know that the last 10% are garbage. ...more
Sentranced Jem
Mar 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 4-5-stars
Just by reading the synopsis, I knew it was going to be a tear jerker.
But at the back of my mind I was praying that this book wouldn't turn into a 'Dear John' type of book.

The Last Letter absolutely shattered me!

Gut-Wrenching feels like an understatement. But oh my lord! this book made me ugly cry.
This book was an onslaught of emotions. The entire time I was reading this book I felt so restless because this book was so good and I couldn't read it fast enough but at the same time I had this unc
Bookgasms Book Blog
Jan 04, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: shelly
The first thing you should probably know is that during my initial reading of this book, I had a sort of visceral reaction to it.

Like, panic reaction. Like, slam the book shut, mark it as DNF, send a note to the publisher apologetically explaining all the reasons my heart couldn't handle this story right now - emotional reaction. It hit me hard, y'all - from nearly the very beginning of the book and I was afraid to keep going.

Then I stepped away and took a breath.
Lots of breaths.
And a little
Jenny - TotallybookedBlog
Feb 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing

“Thank you,” I said quietly, knowing he couldn’t hear me. “Thank you for her.”

Sometimes our reading mood demands a real tearjerker, a highly emotional story we hope will deliver those heart-wrenching emotions we ache for. So there’s nothing more rewarding than picking up a book that delivers the exact emotions we’re craving. What’s even more rewarding is picking up a new to us author and falling completely in love with their story. Yes, The Last Letter shredded our hearts, yes it left us sob
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Rebecca is a Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestselling author of over fifteen novels, and is always ready to bring on the emotions. She's also the recipient of the Colorado Romance Writer’s Award of Excellence for Eyes Turned Skyward from her Flight and Glory series.

She loves military heroes and has been blissfully married to hers for eighteen years. She’s the mother of six children, ranging f

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