The Last Letter by Rebecca Yarros
Title: The Last Letter
Author: Rebecca Yarros
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: February 26, 2019
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.
5 iScream Cones
“—I liked a little bit of tarnish. It gave depth to the lines and made the shiny parts all the more eye-catching. Ella was beyond beautiful for what she’d been through. Tragedy hadn’t broken her, it had refined her.”
Leave it to me to choose this novel as my introduction to the writing of Rebecca Yarros. Yes, I read the synopsis so I knew I was in for some sadness. I had my tissues nearby, ready for action. I thought I was prepared… I wasn’t.
Beckett went into the Military broken, it wasn’t something that happened as a result of his time in the army. He was raised in the system. He’s a loner. He has nobody worried about him or waiting for him. He met his best friend in the worst of conditions, but they had years together to build trust between them. When Beckett read ‘the last letter’ from Ryan, he couldn’t deny his request. He was going to Telluride to be there for Ella, whether she wanted him to or not.
Ella was dealt a shit hand in life. Nobody should have to bear the load she had to carry. When she lost her brother at the time she needed him most it was almost too much for her. But she had two kids depending on her and no backup so she does what she has to do like she always does. And when help shows up she doesn’t trust it. Nope, he’ll just leave her like everyone else has, right? It would be stupid to accept his help and come to depend on him.
“Broody Beckett, I adored. Protective, playful Beckett, I loved. But that Beckett who winked and kissed my palm? Yeh, I was lucky I hadn’t spontaneously combusted and burned down my business.”
Yup, you guessed it. The chemistry between them was explosive. But she resisted with everything she had for as long as she could. She pushed him away and denied herself, but how could she deny her kids? I’m sure you can imagine how irresistible it is to see a big, muscled, badass sexy military man with those adorable twins, right? Yeah, my ovaries exploded just reading about it.
But that’s not all that happens. There so much between the covers of this amazing book that I can’t tell you about. Things that you need to discover on your own. Things that will stay with you for a long time afterward. So many… things.