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Aug 4, 2014

Blog Tour: Book Review: Larkin's Letters by Jax Jillian



Title: Larkin's Letters
Author: Jax Jillian
Publication Date: June 25, 2013
Publisher: Tate Publishing
Genre: Contemporary Romance


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.

Kayla's Thoughts:

Oh my goodness...perfect...absolutely perfect.

I honestly did not know how this story was going to be executed when I decided to read and review it. Based on the title I knew there were going to be letters involved, but that is all I basically thought it would be. I never thought it would impact me as much as it did.

This story is truly heartbreaking and freeing at the same time. It focuses on the love of two friends that evolves in the face of tragedy into something so one-in-a-lifetime.

Ryan and Larkin are perfect from page 1. From the moment I was introduced to them and their story, I just knew I was going to love this book. The author obviously put her whole heart and soul into every single paragraph, sentence, and word on every single page.

In a way this reminds me a tad of P.S. I Love You, because of the significant other kind of contacting the loved one even in death. Okay, so maybe I am the only who thinks that, but there is one part concerning flowers that is the reasoning behind my thinking.

This book is not just a journey of a love long overdue, but it is also a journey of forgiveness. Ryan had made a promise to Larkin that he would have died before breaking, and in the end, a part of him did when he could not fulfill that promise. But both Larkin's ghost and her letters teach him that he went above and beyond when it came to her. They teach him that she loved him no matter what and he is completely and utterly forgiven when it comes to that promise.


I am speechless, utterly speechless. This book was phenomenal, and probably one of the best of this genre I have read in a long time.

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Author's Bio:

Jax Jillian introduces her first novel, Larkin's Letters, which was inspired by her love for modern day love stories. A graduate of La Salle University with a Bachelor's degree in Communication, she also received an Associate's Degree for Physical Therapy Assistant from Central Pennsylvania College. She currently works as a Physical Therapy Assistant in Philadelphia, PA, where she lives with her husband and baby son.

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