Ryan’s Bed by Tijan
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Tijan has a way of making her readers feel as if they are the main character, as if they are the one’s feeling her emotions. Ryan’s Bed shows us that Tijan writes with her heart. She puts these incredible books out and she leaves us with a piece of her every time. Ryan’s Bed broke me. I’ve recently lost a loved one and I’ve been going through every single thing in this book. It was so refreshing to read this for me though. It put a small piece of my shattered heart back.
Mackenzie doesn’t realize her strength. She doesn’t see what others see in her. After devastating news she ends up staying at a friend of her parents place. She accidentally goes to the wrong bed and finds herself in bed with Ryan. Ryan is every thing Mac needs. He’s her anchor, he’s her shelter, he’s there for her through everything. Because he’s been there. He’s lost someone and knows a little about how the grief comes through. Most may say Ryan is the hero of the story for these reasons, I say Mackenzie was. She swam through her grief and came out battered but healed. Yes, she had help. But she persevered and didn’t give up.
I love all of Tijan’s books. I think I’ll love this one a bit more than the others. Just because it hits home. This book will show you the edge of hopelessness, heartbreak, anger, rage, grief. It will also show you hope, healing, happiness, and how to let go.
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.