Book Review: The Maysen Jar Series by Devney Perry

The Birthday List

Poppy Maysen carries a journal in her purse. Its pages were filled long ago by a man who craved adventure, lived life to the fullest and never failed to make her laugh. The journal is his birthday list—one she vows to complete.

She’ll do the things he wanted to do most. Because maybe, just maybe, if she can finish his list, she can start to live again.

Poppy expects going through the birthday list will be hard. She expects it to hurt. But what she doesn’t expect is Cole. Could the man who watched her heart shatter be the one to put it back together again?

Letters to Molly

Molly Alcott didn’t expect to open her mailbox one summer morning and find an old letter stuffed between bills and a supermarket flyer. Penned in familiar handwriting, dated over fifteen years ago, the letter was written to Molly after her first date with the man she’ll never forget.

Week after week, new letters appear. Each marks an event in the history of their epic love affair. Each heals a wound. Each holds the confession of the man who still owns Molly’s heart.

The letters are full of promise, hope and love, but truth be told, Molly wishes she could unread them all.

Because the man who wrote these letters is not the one sending them.

The Birthday List

This story was tragic.
This story was sweet.
This story was inspirational.
I went into this story completely blind, having never read anything by this author, or looking at the description of the story. I was told it was sad, and I thought the cover was really cool. That’s pretty much all I needed in order to check it out.
I don’t regret my decision at all. This story is truly amazing. I felt for Poppy. I hurt with her, and I loved the way she was so devoted to Jamie, until the very end. If I could have cried, if I was reading around a room of people, and didn’t care about embarrassing myself.
Then there came Cole, and it was beyond intense with gushy romantic intensity. Cole is everything you want, and everything Poppy needed. All men should be just like Cole.
This story makes you feel good all over. It’s romantic, it’s beautiful, and it packs enough heat that you’ll immediately want to flip it back to front, and start reading it all over again.
The side characters were some of my favorite characters ever. They made this story so much more, than it already was.
I greatly encourage everyone to read this book. I laughed, I swooned, I felt, and wanted more. This is a must read book, everyone should experience multiple times. <3

Letters to Molly

This. This is the very definition of a second chance romance. This book is even better than the first one! We meet Molly in Poppy and Cole’s story. She’s got her own little heartbreak that’s only slightly connected to the tragic events that occur in book one. Not everyone was healed at the end, and the ripple effect was left with unfinished loose ends. This story ties all those loose ends into a neat little bow, then sets them on fire! Molly and Finn had their chance, and they’d failed. Neither one saw a way back to what should have been, and what always was. Then the letters show up, dredging up a past they both desperately wanted to forget, and forcing them both to face their feelings, and find what was always right in front of their faces. Something that never really went away.
This story is sad, and hopeless. It’s steamy, and it teases you with a million what if’s. Your heart will bend, your thoughts will change, and you stomach will fill up with butterflies, as this this fated couple discovers where their places truly are.
I loved this book, and I highly recommend it. It’s got everything you want and need in a trope that isn’t what you usually find. A definite page turner, that every bleeding heart must read! Well worth five stars, even more than that really!

The Birthday List

Letters to Molly

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