Maysen Jar Box Set ~ Review

Ali here ~

Title: Maysen Jar Box Set (Includes The Birthday List and Letters to Molly)
Series: Maysen Jar Series #1 & 2
Author: Devney Perry
Release Date: Nov 24, 2019
Genres: Contemporary Romance

Two emotional and gripping love stories from USA Today Bestselling Author Devney Perry. This box set includes:

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?

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.

Amazon | Goodreads

The Birthday List

*****What I Enjoyed*****

  • A constant page turner and it sucked me in immediately! A whopper of a first chapter – both awesome and horrible.
  • Gave me things to think about.
  • The tension and apprehension are palpable.
  • I love Poppy’s fierce determination. I love that she could easily see that her husband would want her to move on and be happy.
  • Cole Goodman!
  • Slow burn. And one HOT scene.
  • A murder to solve.
  • Randall and Jimmy!! They are the absolute best side characters. Think Grumpy Old Men. Hilarious!
  • The way “buying someone a new car” worked out.

*****What I Didn’t Enjoy*****

  • I felt disconnected from the story at times. I couldn’t pinpoint why, but it could have been that a couple times he came on a little too strong. The story was never unenjoyable, though.
  • One sex scene didn’t feel necessary to the story. It just felt added in instead of natural.
  • There were a couple times that Poppy took things out on Cole that really put me off. This might have been another reason why I felt disconnected to them at times.

While this book had a couple issues for me, it was still thoroughly enjoyable and addictive! I finished it excited to start the next book! 4 Stars!

Letters to Molly

*****What I Enjoyed*****

  • Molly liked the idea of being courted by a man, and I could so get behind that. She wasn’t at all like I expected her to be after just getting glimpses in The Birthday List. She was so much more! I went into this story scared I wouldn’t like her character because of the cheating mentioned in the first book, but I was soooo very glad I gave her a shot!
  • Second chance romance
  • It brought on some tears! And then more tears! Perry seriously pulled on my emotions!
  • Finn’s persistance is so sexy!
  • More Randall and Jimmy! Too funny!

*****What I Didn’t Enjoy*****

  • The ending felt just a little drawn out. I thought a few times that I was at the end and then another issue would be wrapped up in another chapter.

This book was so good and definitely pulled on the emotions! I fell so hard for these characters! I’m definitely looking forward to reading more from Devney Perry!! 4.5 Stars!

Have you read the Maysen Jar Series or any of Perry’s other books? What did you think? Have a recommendation for me?

Happy Reading,


5 thoughts on “Maysen Jar Box Set ~ Review

  1. Pingback: The Sunday Post ~ 1/12/20 | Our Book Boyfriends

  2. I think I’ve mentioned before that Devney Perry is at the very top of my list of authors I want to try. I meant to make it happen in 2019 but… yeah. I *will* be reading something from her soon. I’m so glad to see both of these get such positive reviews from you, with only minor issues.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.