Sunday, 10 February 2019

The Last Letter by Rebecca Yarros #bookreview #romance

The Last Letter

by
 
Beckett,

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 has lost our grandmother, our parents, and now me. It’s too much for anyone to endure. It’s not fair.

And here’s the kicker: there’s something else you don’t know that’s tearing her family apart. She’s going to need help.

So if I’m gone, that means I can’t be there for Ella. I can’t help them through this. But you can. So I’m begging you, as my best friend, go take care of my sister, my family.

Please don’t make her go through it alone.

Ryan


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/40045986-the-last-letter?ac=1&from_search=true

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Release Date: February 26/19 


Source: eARC for Honest Review Courtesy of Entangled via NetGalley
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
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My The Last Letter Review . . .

Gah! This book!.  Rebecca Yarros always knows how to tear out your heart with her beautiful stories.

Ella is a single mom and has started a pen pal relationship with an unknown soldier whom is overseas and friends with her brother Ryan. 

During these letters she starts to open up to her new pen pal, named Chaos.  And at the same time starts to fall for him once he finally returns her letters and opens up in return.

As the letters start to progress, Ella's life starts to come apart then all of a sudden after a tragedy her letters from Chaos stop. 

The only thing that was keeping Beckett going was his letters from Ella, but he can't keep writing her when he's the reason for her pain.  But he has a promise to keep for Ryan and he's determined to do it, the only way he can.

Here are some of the examples of why I fell for this book:

~ Because somewhere between letter number one and letter number twenty-four, I'd fallen in love with her.~

"I'd forgotten what this felt like." "Being hugged?" My voice was sandpaper-rough.  "Being held together."

"You have to fight for what you know to be right.  Stand up for the people who need your protection.  Never let anyone tell you that you're anything less than a warrior because you're a girl.  Because in my experience, girls are the strongest warriors.  Maybe that's why all the boys try to keep them out of battle.  They're scared they'll shown up."

"It's a good thing, though.  Missing him.  Grief means you had someone worth grieving."

" ... We are imperfect people made that way by an imperfect world, and we don't always get a say in what shapes us. . ."

"We figure it out together.  And if you can't breathe, I'll do it for you.  One morning at a time.  Minute by minute if we have to."

 And here are some examples of why Ella frustrated me at times:

"He's not your father.  He's not Ryan.  He's not Jeff.  You have got to stop convicting him of their crimes."

"My brother.  All of this was for my brother?  Did you sleep with me for him, too?  Just to keep me close?"  (so irrational her thoughts)

While Beckett helps out Ella and her family I fell in love with him and his heart.   Ella's kids were fantastic and so loveable.  There was so much depth and heart to this story, I absolutely loved it.

For me this would have been a 5 out of 5 but the reason that that didn't happen was Ella's stubbornness on not seeing what Beckett wanted which was her.  That grew a bit tiring throughout the story until she got her head out of her ass and saw what was actually happening.  As well to punish the kids when she learned the truth was low and unfortunately this is more of a reality when emotions get involved.  I know I'm looking at this part of the story line from a logical POV  when it's a purely emotional concept, however it still gets to me.  

4 . 5 Emotional Thumbs up!

thumbs upthumbs upthumbs upthumbs up . 5

Lauren

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