Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Review: Ryan's Bed by Tijan

Rating: ★★★★  stars
Date published: January 21, 2018
Publisher: Amazon Digital Services LLC
Synopsis: 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.
I didn’t jump out.
I didn’t get embarrassed.
I relaxed.
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.

What I Thought:

Ryan's Bed by Tijan is stunning. It's gripping, real, and raw. The depiction of loss and the effects it has on both an individual and the family are meticulous, as are how those in the friends and acquaintance circle may react. And in true Tijan fashion, she also manages to entertain the reader. She had me by the feels, and heart and head. I don't really know how to describe the book without giving too much away, but I have to give her kudos for managing the teen drama as well the hard hitting emotional aspects of this book in a way that are balanced. I did cry, but there were also moments where I smiled or chuckled. And as someone who has lost a piece of her heart recently like Mackenzie, this book was a little bit of a catharsis and I'm so glad Tijan wrote it, and I read it.

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About the Author
tijan bio.jpegI didn't begin writing until after undergraduate college. There'd been storylines and characters in my head all my life, but it came to a boiling point one day and I HAD to get them out of me. So the computer was booted up and I FINALLY felt it click. Writing is what I needed to do. After that, I had to teach myself how to write. I can't blame my teachers for not teaching me all those years in school. It was my fault. I was one of the students that was wishing I was anywhere but at school! So after that day, it took me lots of work until I was able to put together something that resembled a novel. I'm hoping I got it right since someone must be reading this profile! And I hope you keep enjoying my future stories.
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*I purchased a copy of the book. All opinions are my own and I was not compensated for them in any manner.*

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