Thursday, December 3, 2015

REVIEW - Without You - Lindsay Detwile

TITLE - Without You

AUTHOR - Lindsay Detwiler


On the surface, Jenna Landsen has it all…

She’s smart, beautiful, confident, and married to Camden Landsen, who happens to be drop dead sexy and just as successful. But after five long years, all the success in the world hasn’t brought the romantic spark back into her marriage. Jenna fears it never will.

When life gives you lemons, open a bakery and name it Vi’s…

Violet Streiff made the exact mistake her mother warned against—she fell in love with Liam Coffman, a charming finance major. When he left her heartbroken to further his career, Violet drowned her sorrows by opening a bakery, and now relies on Bob, her eighteen-pound cat, for warmth at night instead of a sexy man.

To find love, sometimes you first have to discover yourself…

When Jenna’s job offers an extended trip to New York, she packs her bags and takes a two-month vacation from life. The chance of her marriage surviving looks grim, until the surprise of a lifetime throws a wrench in her plans to stay in the Big Apple for good.

You can bend the rules—but sooner or later they’ll break…

When Violet meets a gloomy but totally drool-worthy guy named Camden in her shop, she’s sure her luck has changed. There’s no denying the chemistry, but he’s married, and that’s a major problem. Violet isn’t a homewrecker. Still, staying away from Camden proves nearly impossible. That is, until his wife comes home.

Two women.
Two men.
Double the chance to find love in the most
unexpected places—or double the chance for disaster.

My Review:

This is the first book I’ve read by Lindsay Detwiller and it won't be the last!  
Without You describes what this book is about to a T. Without the person you love what is there to life?  
The story itself was a great read, it started of slow but as the story progresses it fell into place so to speak. I really liked how the author connected love from real life. You can’t control who you fall in love with even if it’s a married man or woman.    

The characters in this story I really enjoyed reading about, and their lives. 
The first couple you read about is Jenna and Camden. Jenna works for Johnson & Browning Firm, her husband Camden is a construction worker. They have a dog named Henry.   
The second couple you read about is Violet she is a 26 year old who is heartbroken when her boyfriend Liam got a job offer in Japan. Violet is the owner of Vi’s, a coffee shop.  
There are other characters in this book that fit into the story for example Violet’s sister April and her daughter Ava. Violet’s friend Ray calls her “Purple”.

Do you have to take a break from the person you are in love with? That’s what one of the characters decides to do. You’ll have to find out who it is. My favorite part was the ending, however I enjoyed the entire book.     
I’d recommend this book for those that like to read about romance and love.

Parts of the story I liked:

“How do you reconnect with yourself when it feels like all of the pieces are misplaced, scattered by experience, sorrow and time?”

“But no matter how hard I try to focus on other things, he’s always invading my thoughts. He’s always the whisper in my heart, the voice incessantly resonating in my head. He’s the roadblock in my future, whether I want to admit it or not. He’s the constant what if, the constant why not, the constant regret.”

“It’s about connections. It’s about sharing something with someone. It’s about love, no matter what format love looks like. Even if love looks like gross sweatpants on a couch eating grilled cheese sandwiches together, it’s still valuable. In fact, sometimes, it’s in those simple moments the meaning of life, the value of connection, is most apparent. If you can find someone who you want to do something as simple as eating a grilled cheese with, then you’ve found a real bond”

Star Ratings: 
Plot- 4/5
Characters- 5/5
Writing style- 5/5
Overall Rating- 4.5/5


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