Currently Reading: Ryan’s Bed by Tijan
I crawled into Ryan Jensen’s bed that first night by accident.
I barely knew him. I thought it was his sister’s bed—her room. It took seconds to realize my error, and I should’ve left…
I didn’t jump out.
I didn’t get embarrassed.
And that night, in that moment, it was the only thing I craved.
I asked to stay. He let me, and I slept.
The truth? I never wanted to leave his bed. If I could’ve stayed forever, I would have.
He became my sanctuary.
Because—four hours earlier—my twin sister killed herself.
Completely drained emotionally. That is how I feel right now. You think you are prepared after reading the blurb, but believe me you’re not. There is no way to prepare for the heart-rending journey that you go on along with these characters. Grief, loss, pain, acceptance, healing, and love. And everything in between.
Tijan is a masterful story teller and brings to life relatable and real characters. The way she handled a delicate and controversial subject was glorious. In a society that judges or dismisses what they don’t know or understand, it gives me hope to know that Tijan cared enough to give us a story built upon reality, even when that reality isn’t pretty. ~ Wit and Wonder Books
I think most will feel this book in their own way and think about their own experience in dealing with not just death but dark moments in their life. It’s written beautifully and has been well thought out imo.
I can honestly say when I finished this book I had no words, I was rendered speechless for once in my life and it took me quite a few hours to process it in my mind so I apologies if I have rambled a bit. It was so heart-wrenching but beautiful all rolled into one and it evoked a lot from me and taught me a lot too. ~ Romance Readers Retreat