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BOOK REVIEW: “Without You” by Lindsay Detwiler

Title: Without You
Author: Lindsay Detwiler
Publication: December 1, 2015
Publisher: Limited Publishing LLC
Genre: Romance
Pages: 222
Source: Author

 
Without You

 

SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads)

Sometimes life has a funny way of showing you that the love you thought was lost isn’t.

The story revolves around two women, Jenna and Violet. Jenna feels the spark has gone out of her marriage. She and her husband, Cam, have become stuck in a rut of the safe and routine. They eat at the same place, they have the same food and do the same things every night; her reading her book and her husband playing video games. She plans a romantic anniversary dinner to get the spark back into their love life. It works, but only briefly. Her job auditing large companies has her going to NYC for two months. She doesn’t want to go until Cam completely forgets about her leaving. They have a massive fight and she leaves in a huff. While she is there she finds herself. She eats at restaurants that she normally would not eat at and chats with men in bars that she normally wouldn’t go into. All the while trying to figure out if her marriage will work itself out.

Violet runs a coffee/pastry shop. She is still heartbroken a year after her boyfriend, Liam, breaks up with her for a job at his parents company in Japan. Violet is obsessive about her job. She doesn’t do anything but work and sleep. She thinks she will never find love again. That is when Cam starts coming into the coffee shop. They begin hanging out together: going to the park with Cam’s dog, checking out BBQ festivals and watching movies together. Vi starts to fall in love with Cam but realizes that she still loves Liam even though he broke up with her. Cam’s wife comes back from NYC for a surprise visit and catches Vi and Cam sharing a friendly hug and causes a larger rift between Jenna and Cam.

I would continue to tell you what happens in this book, but you need to read it for yourself! I found myself getting truly caught up in the emotional state of the characters. When Jenna had her “mid-life crisis” I wanted to smack her upside the head, I was that invested. I read this book in two and a half days. I honestly couldn’t put it down. I hope that the author writes a sequel since I would love to read more of the story. If she does, I will be first in line to get it.

 
REVIEW:

**A copy of this book was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.**

Sometimes life has a funny way of showing you that the love you thought was lost isn’t.

The story revolves around two women, Jenna and Violet. Jenna feels the spark has gone out of her marriage. She and her husband, Cam, have become stuck in a rut of the safe and routine. They eat at the same place, they have the same food and do the same things every night; her reading her book and her husband playing video games. She plans a romantic anniversary dinner to get the spark back into their love life. It works, but only briefly. Her job auditing large companies has her going to NYC for two months. She doesn’t want to go until Cam completely forgets about her leaving. They have a massive fight and she leaves in a huff. While she is there she finds herself. She eats at restaurants that she normally would not eat at and chats with men in bars that she normally wouldn’t go into. All the while trying to figure out if her marriage will work itself out.

Violet runs a coffee/pastry shop. She is still heartbroken a year after her boyfriend, Liam, breaks up with her for a job at his parents company in Japan. Violet is obsessive about her job. She doesn’t do anything but work and sleep. She thinks she will never find love again. That is when Cam starts coming into the coffee shop. They begin hanging out together: going to the park with Cam’s dog, checking out BBQ festivals and watching movies together. Vi starts to fall in love with Cam but realizes that she still loves Liam even though he broke up with her. Cam’s wife comes back from NYC for a surprise visit and catches Vi and Cam sharing a friendly hug and causes a larger rift between Jenna and Cam.

I would continue to tell you what happens in this book, but you need to read it for yourself! I found myself getting truly caught up in the emotional state of the characters. When Jenna had her “mid-life crisis” I wanted to smack her upside the head, I was that invested. I read this book in two and a half days. I honestly couldn’t put it down. I hope that the author writes a sequel since I would love to read more of the story. If she does, I will be first in line to get it.

 
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About Elizabeth Cole

Stay-at-home mom to two children and one toddler. I love to read, travel (haven't done it in a while), and cook. Born and raised in Three Rivers, Michigan and currently, reside in Northern Michigan. Can't wait to start sharing my book thoughts/ reviews with you!!

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