Title: Ryan’s Bed
Release Date: January 22, 2018
Genre: Contemporary Romance
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.
Panty Scorching: 5
Over All Rating: 4.5 Stars
Kindle eArc provided by Author
Reviewed by Robin
MacKenzie has not been able to find peace until she finds herself in Ryan’s bed. It was an accident. She had just met him today. But after the embarrassment, she decides to just stay. As the days move along, MacKenzie discovers that she needs Ryan more than just one night.
“I was no longer a part of any of this, any of these people. I was on the outside, and I was the only one who really understood that.
No one else around me could claim to be a twinless twin. But that was my new identity.”
I really had no idea what I was getting into when I started this book but ended up with an emotional, tear jerking story of a girl and her family’s unfolding grief. I became so engrossed in MacKenzie’s journey dealing with the aftermath of what happened and her family’s inability to open up with one another. I cried. I got angry. I cheered her on. This teen is not only dealing with internal grief but external issues coming from jealous classmates and a new school. If you love an angsty book, you really won the lottery here. The issue of teen suicide is a really sensitive topic but I feel that the author really took care to ensure this story had an authentic and compassionate viewpoint toward everyone in MacKenzie’s close circle. The honesty is felt dealing with Willow’s pain and everyone she left behind along with the truth that you just don’t know what someone is hiding inside. A lot of healing can happen in a year of grieving.
Any Tijan book I read, I am NEVER disappointed. She seems to have the ability to crawl into my emotions and pull them out one by one. I feel so connected to her characters and whatever trauma they are dealing with. Every book I read leaves me with a little bit of their angst stuck inside my heart.