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If you enjoyed Me Before You by JoJo Moyes, One Day by David Nicholls, or The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks – then make time for Kelly Rimmer’s stunning, heartbreaking new novel Me Without You. A story of how love can break our hearts – and heal them. A year ago I met the love of my life. For two people who didn’t believe in love at first sight, we came pretty close. Lila If you enjoyed Me Before You by JoJo Moyes, One Day by David Nicholls, or The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks – then make time for Kelly Rimmer’s stunning, heartbreaking new novel Me Without You. A story of how love can break our hearts – and heal them. A year ago I met the love of my life. For two people who didn’t believe in love at first sight, we came pretty close. Lilah MacDonald – beautiful, opinionated, stubborn and all kinds of wonderful in ways that words could never quite capture. The woman who taught me to live again. My Lilah, who gave me so much, and yet kept from me a secret that she knew would break my heart. My name is Callum Roberts, and this is our story. Me Without You is a book to make you smile, bring you to tears and remind you to hold on tightly to those you love.


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If you enjoyed Me Before You by JoJo Moyes, One Day by David Nicholls, or The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks – then make time for Kelly Rimmer’s stunning, heartbreaking new novel Me Without You. A story of how love can break our hearts – and heal them. A year ago I met the love of my life. For two people who didn’t believe in love at first sight, we came pretty close. Lila If you enjoyed Me Before You by JoJo Moyes, One Day by David Nicholls, or The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks – then make time for Kelly Rimmer’s stunning, heartbreaking new novel Me Without You. A story of how love can break our hearts – and heal them. A year ago I met the love of my life. For two people who didn’t believe in love at first sight, we came pretty close. Lilah MacDonald – beautiful, opinionated, stubborn and all kinds of wonderful in ways that words could never quite capture. The woman who taught me to live again. My Lilah, who gave me so much, and yet kept from me a secret that she knew would break my heart. My name is Callum Roberts, and this is our story. Me Without You is a book to make you smile, bring you to tears and remind you to hold on tightly to those you love.

30 review for Me Without You

  1. 4 out of 5

    Irmak

    Kitaba başladığımda ve hatta ortalarına geldiğimde benim için ortalama bir kitap olacağını ve büyük ihtimalle bittiğinde de 3 puan vereceğimi düşünüyordum. Ama sonuna doğru olanlar, bana geçen hisler beni öyle etkiledi ki benim için ortalama bir kitaptan daha fazlası oldu. Ben hüzünlü hikayeleri okumayı seviyorum. Aklımdan ya da kalbimden ne zorum var bilmiyorum ama dönem dönem 'bana ağlamalı kitap fırlatın' diye ortalıkta gezerim. Yine böyle bir dönemdeyken elime bu kitap geçti o yüzden hemen o Kitaba başladığımda ve hatta ortalarına geldiğimde benim için ortalama bir kitap olacağını ve büyük ihtimalle bittiğinde de 3 puan vereceğimi düşünüyordum. Ama sonuna doğru olanlar, bana geçen hisler beni öyle etkiledi ki benim için ortalama bir kitaptan daha fazlası oldu. Ben hüzünlü hikayeleri okumayı seviyorum. Aklımdan ya da kalbimden ne zorum var bilmiyorum ama dönem dönem 'bana ağlamalı kitap fırlatın' diye ortalıkta gezerim. Yine böyle bir dönemdeyken elime bu kitap geçti o yüzden hemen okumak istedim ve bittiğinde kendime al bu da sana ders olsun dedim çünkü son 50 sayfayı okurken işyerinde (bakın buraya dikkat çekiyorum) işyerinde hüngür hüngür ağlıyordum. Bir elimde peçete gözlerimi siliyor, diğer elimde bir defter suratımı yelliyordum. Yani anlayacağınız o ki, kitap beni dağıttı. Üstelik başta bu kitabı ortalama bulacağımı düşünürken. Peki gelelim nedenlerine. Öncelikle kitaba başladığımda karşıma çok fazla yazım hatası çıktı, ki bu söz konusu Pegasus Yayınları olduğunda neredeyse hiç karşılaşmadığım bir durum. O yüzden biraz dikkatim dağıldı. Ama kitap devam ettikçe bu yazım hataları azaldı ya da o duygu selinde bana öyle geldi. Lilah ve Callum ayrı ayrı iki bambaşka karakterken bir araya geldiklerinde ortaya çıkan uyumu çok sevdim. Lilah'nın durulmak bilmez kişiliğini, Callum'un sakin tavırlarını. Aralarındaki uyum ve sevgi çok güzeldi. Fakat kitap çok fazla bu ikilinin üzerineydi. Mesela Callum'un Karl diye bir arkadaşı var ama kitapta Karl ile saklambaç oynuyoruz resmen. Birazcık burnunu gösterdi derken hop yine kayboluyor. Ben biraz daha yan karakterlerin de kitaba dahil olmasını isterdim. Kitap boyunca beni neyin beklediğini biliyordum. Zaten kitabı da bu yüzden okumuştum. Yaşasın ruh hastası melankoli severler. Ne Lilah'yı ne de Callum'u suçlayabildim. İkisini de o kadar iyi anladım ki yüreğimi burktu bu. Kitaptaki en güzel şey de hislerin bana geçmiş olmasıydı. Sevginin, hüznün, acının. Her şeyin. Özellikle de son sayfalara geldiğimde artık hissettiklerim çok hassas bir boyuta geçmişti ve karşıma geçip 'Irmak kahve ister misin?' deseniz bile ağlayacak hale gelmiştim. Yazarın bunu böyle güzel aktarabilmesine bayıldım gerçekten. Benim gibi hüzün sever bir manyaksanız buyurun okuyun. Ama yok ben biraz bile sevmiyorum diyorsanız bu kitaptan uzak durun. Çünkü üzgünüm ama bittiğinde sizi sudan çıkmış balığa çevirecek.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Helene Jeppesen

    First 1-star-review of the year! I kind of want to throw this book out the window, but I need to hold on to it at least until I've done a review on my channel which will be up later this month :)

  3. 4 out of 5

    Seda

    Kitap biteli kaç saat oldu ama hala gözümün yaşı durmuyor. İnsanın isteyerek bu kitabı okuması için aklından zoru olması lazım. Ve evet benim aklımdan zorum var sanırım. Tanıtımını gördüğüm günden beri sebepsizce okumak istiyordum. Sadece kapağıyla bile garip bir hüzün uyandırdı içimde. İlk o zaman anladım çok üzeceğini. Hem bir an önce okumak istedim, hem de elime aldığım anda okumaktan korktum. Zaten resmen mehter marşı gibi, iki ileri bir geri okudum kitabı. Boğazımdaki düğümle okumak çok zor Kitap biteli kaç saat oldu ama hala gözümün yaşı durmuyor. İnsanın isteyerek bu kitabı okuması için aklından zoru olması lazım. Ve evet benim aklımdan zorum var sanırım. Tanıtımını gördüğüm günden beri sebepsizce okumak istiyordum. Sadece kapağıyla bile garip bir hüzün uyandırdı içimde. İlk o zaman anladım çok üzeceğini. Hem bir an önce okumak istedim, hem de elime aldığım anda okumaktan korktum. Zaten resmen mehter marşı gibi, iki ileri bir geri okudum kitabı. Boğazımdaki düğümle okumak çok zor geldi. Herkes belki okurken Lilah’a kızacak ama ben Callum’a kızdım. Bu kadar salak olduğu, durumu anlamadığı için. Lilah’a birazda kişisel tecrübelerden hayran kaldım, tanıdığım biri gibi hissettim. Hikaye hakkında çok bir şey söyleyemeyeceğim, hatta alıntı bile yapamıyorum ki kitabın çoğu benim için alıntılarla doluydu. Çok büyük spoiler olur ne yazsam. Daha önce de buna benzer iki hikaye okumuştum. Ben durumu direk başlarda tahmin ederek okuduğum için, başından sonuna acı çektim resmen. Tek söyleyebileceğim ciddi dram okumaya hazırsanız başlayın kitaba. Hiç eğlenceli bir yanı yok ve duygusal biriyseniz işiniz çok zor, peçeteleri hazırlayın. “Veganlığı yaymaya çalışan birisi değilim. Fakat bu peyniri hiç duymadıysan en azından denemek için bir şans vermen gerektiğini düşünmüyor musun?” O kirpiklerini kırpıştırarak bana bir tabak çamur paylaşalım mı dese bile kabul eder, hatta üstüne biraz çakıl taşı bile ekletirdim. “Babam inanılmaz birisiydi. Bütün kalbiyle sevebilen o eşsiz ruhlardan biriydi. Annemle o değil de başka birisi evlenmiş olsaydı annem o adamı çiğ çiğ yerdi. Annemin hayatının yüzde doksan dokuzu müzikle ilgili olmuştu her zaman. Fakat babam müzikten geriye kalan yüzde birin tadını çıkarmanın yolunu bilirdi ve bu kısmı annemin en güzel yanıydı. Babam onu desteklemek için en zorlu yolculuklara çıktı çünkü babamın en büyük hayali, annemin hayallerini gerçekleştirmekti.” “Sorun neydi peki?” “Birkaç ay beraber olduk. Aslında kötü giden bir şey yoktu, hatta... Bilmiyorum. İlişkinin bir yere gitmeyeceğini biliyordum.” “Çünkü o mükemmel birisi değildi.” “Hayır,” dedim ve o anda aslında istediğim şeyleri söyleyebileceğimi fark etmiştim. “Çünkü o sen değildi.” “James ile tanıştığın ilk güne dönebilseydin bunu tekrar yapar mıydın? İçinde ileride yaşayacağın kalp acısını da bildiğin bunca yılı yaşayacağını bilerek yanında kalır mıydın?” Peta gülümsedi. “Şimdi hissetmiyor olabilirsin fakat yakında hissedeceksin. Yaranın çiğliği geçince acın devam edecek fakat etrafı ince bir minnet kabuğu saracak. Sonunda beraber geçirdiğiniz güzel anları, seni nasıl değiştirdiğini ve buna değdiğini hayranlıkla anacaksın. Söz veriyorum Callum. Kalbimde bir tek bu kaldığı için biliyorum.”

  4. 5 out of 5

    Kirsty Hoggons

    I received this book from NetGalley and I am so excited to tell people about it. It is absolutely incredible. I will admit that I did not really read what the book was about before I started reading it, which is something I usually do, and I was not disappointed. I connected with these characters from the very beginning. I am a very visual reader and I imagine every detail of what I am reading, in my head, as if I am watching a movie as I go along. This book make it so easy to do that. The detai I received this book from NetGalley and I am so excited to tell people about it. It is absolutely incredible. I will admit that I did not really read what the book was about before I started reading it, which is something I usually do, and I was not disappointed. I connected with these characters from the very beginning. I am a very visual reader and I imagine every detail of what I am reading, in my head, as if I am watching a movie as I go along. This book make it so easy to do that. The details were incredible and well thought out and the characters were well developed. Normally when I am reading a book, if I don't like something about a character (the way they dress or look) I will change it in my mind as I go along, in this book it was not possible to do this (Note: The thing that I wanted to change was a personal preference and in no way a bad part of the story. It added to the character and was necessary for further character development - This also proves how well thought out the characters were). Every single thing that the author mentions about the characters adds to them and makes them who they are. One or two of the things about the female lead in this book were things that might have irritated me in another character but I could find no fault with this one. This book made me laugh and cry which also proved how much I had connected with it. I definitely think that everyone should read this book. Blog post: http://kirstyhoggons.wordpress.com/20...

  5. 4 out of 5

    Alex

    Questa non è una recensione, più che altro credo sia uno sfogo. Leggendo la sinossi di questo libro ho pensato erroneamente di trovarmi difronte un bel contemporany, magari con qualche lacrimuccia di mezzo, ma niente di ingestibile. Errore, tremendo, immane e mega errore! La trama sin dalle prime pagine mi ha fatto storcere il naso, vuoi per l'insofferenza nei confronti di Lilah, che sembra affetta dà bipolarismo o stronzismo, o per il totale zerbinaggio di Callum. Sta di fatto che ho trovato lo s Questa non è una recensione, più che altro credo sia uno sfogo. Leggendo la sinossi di questo libro ho pensato erroneamente di trovarmi difronte un bel contemporany, magari con qualche lacrimuccia di mezzo, ma niente di ingestibile. Errore, tremendo, immane e mega errore! La trama sin dalle prime pagine mi ha fatto storcere il naso, vuoi per l'insofferenza nei confronti di Lilah, che sembra affetta dà bipolarismo o stronzismo, o per il totale zerbinaggio di Callum. Sta di fatto che ho trovato lo stile troppo lento e al contempo eccessivamente frettoloso nelle dinamiche affettive. Una contraddizione in termini, ma non sto scherzando veramente: si incontrano, si spupazzano, non si vogliono innamorare e poi sbam stiamo insieme forever... Poi il colpaccio di scena (malattia) che tanto colpaccio non è dato che già dal secondo capitolo li avevo sgamati. Il finale che è di un angoscioso allucinante mi ha fatto saltare paragrafi su paragrafi per sottrarmi all'inevitabile tragedia. Io adoro i libri dolorosi, quelli, per intenderci che ti maciullano il cuore e ti lasciano qualcosa su cui riflettere. Questo è un dramma annunciato che viene servito su un piatto di pietismo melenso, un amore che nasce subito e non dà il tempo di sentire crescere tale sentimento, anzi sembra finto e superficiale quasi forzato. Concludo dicendo che le nostre CE in quanto a cover e soprattutto titolo che NON C'ENTRANO UNA BEATA MAZZA sono i numeri 1. Il cuore vince sempre sarebbe la traduzione di Me without you???? Ma datevi all'ippica! Mi dispiace ma per me é un mega NO!

  6. 4 out of 5

    Jan

    I bought this book because I loved Me Before You, that was a big mistake, it invited comparison. Up against books like One Day, The Fault in Our Stars and Me Before you, this book falls flat. The story was so long winded at the beginning, it was bland but as it progressed it did get better. I could not get any feeling for the characters at all and that was sad. With all the shades of Love Story, I wonder what went wrong, I wanted to like it more than I did and believe me it's not a bad book.it j I bought this book because I loved Me Before You, that was a big mistake, it invited comparison. Up against books like One Day, The Fault in Our Stars and Me Before you, this book falls flat. The story was so long winded at the beginning, it was bland but as it progressed it did get better. I could not get any feeling for the characters at all and that was sad. With all the shades of Love Story, I wonder what went wrong, I wanted to like it more than I did and believe me it's not a bad book.it just lacked that essential something. I lacked understanding as to why 'such love' was not truthful and maybe that was what would have made the difference I wanted. If you haven't read the books I mentioned then go for this, you may enjoy it, if you have then this book will disappoint. That said, I think there is potential for future books, whether I would but them or not remains to be seen.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Annie Brewer

    ***Arc kindly provided by the publisher for review*** I absolutely loved this book! I stumbled upon this book on netgalley and had no expectations or reservations. I loved the cover and was just curious about the story. Once I got into this book, I was pleasantly surprised by how much this story kept me hooked. The writing was amazing. The characters were easily relateable and real. My heart broke for both Lilah and Cal. I cried plenty. I laughed. I swooned. Callum was definitely a charmer and se ***Arc kindly provided by the publisher for review*** I absolutely loved this book! I stumbled upon this book on netgalley and had no expectations or reservations. I loved the cover and was just curious about the story. Once I got into this book, I was pleasantly surprised by how much this story kept me hooked. The writing was amazing. The characters were easily relateable and real. My heart broke for both Lilah and Cal. I cried plenty. I laughed. I swooned. Callum was definitely a charmer and sexy. But he was also a sensitive soul when it came to his love for Lilah. And it was so sweet to see their love blossom. Even when they tried to fight it. I didn't realize at first what heartache this story would bring. So I just went along for the ride of adventure and fun. But once shit hit the fan and we learned the truth about what Lilah was hiding, I felt so helpless. Like Cal. And it was horrible to see the pain he suffered, along with the love of his life. But they both taught me so much about life and it was a wonderful experience. Definitely have some tissues if you're a cryer. You'll need them. But you'll also smile alot and laugh plenty. I was so glad I read this and would recommend it to all my book friends. I hope this author writes more because she's got a great writing style that is easy to follow, and characters that you'll fall in love with and root for a happy ending. But just so you know, it doesn't exactly end with an HEA. Still, I loved everything this book has to offer. And I hope readers will give this gem a chance.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Elaine

    Warning: You WILL need the tissues for this book! I absolutely, completely and utterly fell in love with Callum and Lilah. I just adored them from the start. They are both successful career people and neither are looking for love but when they meet they just click and are just so right together. Their story is told mostly from Callum’s perspective interspersed with entries from Lilah’s journal. Right from the beginning we learn from her journal that Lilah has very good reasons for not wanting a r Warning: You WILL need the tissues for this book! I absolutely, completely and utterly fell in love with Callum and Lilah. I just adored them from the start. They are both successful career people and neither are looking for love but when they meet they just click and are just so right together. Their story is told mostly from Callum’s perspective interspersed with entries from Lilah’s journal. Right from the beginning we learn from her journal that Lilah has very good reasons for not wanting a relationship and that if she does, then it can only end in heartbreak. Her head tells her not to get involved, but her heart says it is too late. As for Callum, he is just hooked on Lilah. Their story is told very slowly, just as they decide to take their relationship one day at a time. I loved this and never felt bored at all, just felt that it helped me get to know them better. By the time Lilah’s secret emerged in the story, I really felt that they were a real couple and wanted them to have a happy ever after. That is not to be though, from there on in you just know that it is going to be a real weepy of an ending. No matter how hard I braced myself, I had tears rolling down my cheeks at the end. If you like a story that will break your heart then you will absolutely adore this read. Many thanks to the publisher for the ARC.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Harmonyofbooks

    Bir ömrün sütunlarını şekillendiren türde sevgiler vardır ve bir de ömrün temelini şekillendiren türde bir sevgi vardır. Lilah ile ilişkim bana hayatı hareket halinde yaşamanın bütün olanaklarını gösterdi. Öğrendiklerimi Lilah'yı onurlandırmak için hayata geçirmek artık bana bağlı. 4/5🌟🌟🌟🌟 Herkes öyle güzel övdü ki ben de okumaya sabırsızlanır oldum. Elime geçtiği gibi vakit geçmeden zaman ayırdım ve zaten en hızlı okuduğum tür bu kitaplardan olduğu için pat diye bitirdim. Ufak sayılmayan bir bekl Bir ömrün sütunlarını şekillendiren türde sevgiler vardır ve bir de ömrün temelini şekillendiren türde bir sevgi vardır. Lilah ile ilişkim bana hayatı hareket halinde yaşamanın bütün olanaklarını gösterdi. Öğrendiklerimi Lilah'yı onurlandırmak için hayata geçirmek artık bana bağlı. 4/5🌟🌟🌟🌟 Herkes öyle güzel övdü ki ben de okumaya sabırsızlanır oldum. Elime geçtiği gibi vakit geçmeden zaman ayırdım ve zaten en hızlı okuduğum tür bu kitaplardan olduğu için pat diye bitirdim. Ufak sayılmayan bir beklentiyle okumaya başladığımın altını çizmeliyim çünkü herkes o kadar çok "ağladım, bayıldım" cümleleri kullanınca bir yere kadar klişe, sonrasında klişenin sınırından zıplayıp uçacak bir kitap olacağını düşünüyordum. İlk olarak karakterlerin yaşlarının bu kadar büyük olduğu bir aşk romanı hiç okumuş muydum hatırlamıyorum. Bu zaman kadar okuduklarımda erkek karakter kırk yaşa yakın olsa bile kız karakter hep çok daha genç olmuştu. Bir de karakterlerin hareketleri çok da yaşlarına hitap eden keskin bir çizgide olmadığından kitabın başında ilişkilerini kafamda pek oturtamadım. Lilah'ın Callum'dan uzak durmak için sakladığı sırrın nedenini merak ediyordum ama bir yandan da "lütfen bu yüzden olmasın" diye umut ediyordum çünkü bu nedenle ilgili o kadar çok kitap okuyup film izledim ki artık bu klişe durumla karşılaşmak istemiyordum ama ne yazık ki tahmin ettiğim gibi çıktı. Son elli sayfaya kadar kızgınlıkla okumaya devam ettim çünkü ne yazık ki abartıldığını düşünüyordum. Tüm kitabı "hani nerede ağlayacağım" diyerek zorlama bir düşünceyle okumadığımı da söylemeliyim. Genel olarak yazı tipi ve olay dizilişinde yaşananlar zaten oldukça bilindik bir şekilde ilerliyordu. Son otuz sayfa kadarındaydı sanırım; Lilah'ın gizlice yaptığı bir şeyi videoya çekerek itiraf ettiği paragrafta çok ama çok duygulandım. Gözlerim öyle bir doldu ki kalanını da gözlerim doldu dolu okudum ama beklediğim gibi bir duygu patlaması yaşayarak peçete ihtiyacı duymadım ki bazen tek bir satırla ağlayabilen bir insanım. Yani anlayacağınız sonları sayesinde bir anda kat kat çok beğensem de hala gözümde eksikleri mevcut. Bu türde çok okuduğum ve bu konuya çok rastladığım için tam puan vereceğim kadar klişeden sıyrılabilen bir kitap değildi ama bazı kısımları sayesinde ve dahi yazarın bazı satırlardaki yazı biçiminin harikalığı sayesinde övgüyle bahsedebileceğim bir kitaptı. Keyifli okumalar dilerim..

  10. 5 out of 5

    Melissa

    4.5 "moment by moment" stars There's not much I can say without giving the story away, other than how much I adore Callum and Lilah. Their love story is so genuine and heartfelt. From the moment they first met, a chance encounter on a ferry, I was hooked. Lilah is a quirky, vegan, environmental lawyer that tries to live life to the fullest. And, she does so barefoot whenever possible. Callum on the other hand, is a workaholic that makes no time for a social life or his family. They are total oppo 4.5 "moment by moment" stars There's not much I can say without giving the story away, other than how much I adore Callum and Lilah. Their love story is so genuine and heartfelt. From the moment they first met, a chance encounter on a ferry, I was hooked. Lilah is a quirky, vegan, environmental lawyer that tries to live life to the fullest. And, she does so barefoot whenever possible. Callum on the other hand, is a workaholic that makes no time for a social life or his family. They are total opposites in the way they view the world and live life, but they have such an undeniable spark. It's so cute how they interact and tease each other. "She could be barefoot for the rest of our lives and I'd love her disgustingly filthy feet with every bit of strength I had." Neither is looking for a commitment, so they agree to take their relationship "moment by moment". But they can't deny what's between them. They just fit. What I loved most about this story, was how Lilah's love and eccentricity totally changed Callum's perspective on life and what really matters. Isn't that what true love does? "I always wondered if relationships could really be like that, where if a moment lined up just right, you could stand in a crowded room with them and feel only their presence." This book is beautifully written, and I found myself highlighting like crazy throughout. I highly recommend this book, but I must warn you, it's one that will make you cry. *Complimentary copy provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review* 4.5/5 Fangs MrsLeif's Two Fangs About It

  11. 4 out of 5

    вιвℓισρнιℓια {кιηgѕℓєу & ѕøяєη ƒσяєνєя}

    **ARC, kindly provided by the author, in exchange for an honest review. Many Thanks. **

  12. 5 out of 5

    Kübra Yağmur Aslanhan

    Bir dahaki ağlak seansı için ayıralım bunu da. 😿

  13. 4 out of 5

    Claire Robinson

    4 - "It's the thrill of the ride, even when you're holding on for grim death." Stars! I am not going to write a massive long review for Me Without You (well actually I probably will!), the synopsis sums it up beautifully. If you have read Me Before You etc, as a reader you will know exactly what you are getting yourself into. I can't afford to take the beauty of life for granted, because I'm living mine on borrowed time. Once in a while I have the compulsion to read a book, it's a special type of 4 - "It's the thrill of the ride, even when you're holding on for grim death." Stars! I am not going to write a massive long review for Me Without You (well actually I probably will!), the synopsis sums it up beautifully. If you have read Me Before You etc, as a reader you will know exactly what you are getting yourself into. I can't afford to take the beauty of life for granted, because I'm living mine on borrowed time. Once in a while I have the compulsion to read a book, it's a special type of book, one that I know will rip me apart, and leave me a broken, gibbering incoherent mess. This is that type of book. Callum is a workaholic with no life outside of that bubble, Lilah is a workaholic, who lives her life outside of that bubble to the full. An innocent meeting on a ferry home, brings these two people together in the most remarkable of ways. Lilah Pushes, Callum pulls. Lilah gets worked up, Callum chills out. Lilah makes a mess, Callum tidies up. Essentially they are pretty much the Ying to the others Yang. Callum on Lilah It's the thrill of the ride, even when you know you're holding on for grim death. It works, and things are progressing well, except for that one thing Lilah has been keeping hidden like a huge skeleton in the back of her closet. I've moved from a technicolour world into a black-and-white one, and while I never thought to question black-and-white before, I realise now what I am missing. Once the cat is out of the bag things progress quickly, brace yourself you are going to need tissues. "If you have ten good minutes left, I need to have them." "I want a part of every breath she has until the end, whatever that looks like. This book does exactly what it says on the tin, if you are looking to read about living life to the full, leaving that life on your own terms, and how the people around you deal with it, then this is the book for you. It is beautifully written, the characters unique, likeable and well developed. There are a few giggles along the way, but this is not one for reading on the bus! "I want to pretend this is the middle of our life together. I want to pretend we've had decades and we have decades left. I want to pretend that we know everything about each other but we haven't run out of things to talk about, because we just like to hear each other speak. "I love you. And I'll always love you forever, whether you're sick or well, or here or... not. Gone with the sunrise. ARC generously provided via Netgalley, in exchange for the above honest review.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Drita

    ARC, kindly provided by publisher at NetGalley. I can not begin to explain how i can't wait for you all to meet Callum and Lilah, it's not going to be all pretty...but it's a pretty incredible written story. In a long time i haven't read something so beautifully written. I was hung on every word, the story's strong theme, the fascinating plot, the fitting structure and mostly the unforgettable characters. They touched my soul. This is one strong heartbreaking love story, so touching, , so unique, ARC, kindly provided by publisher at NetGalley. I can not begin to explain how i can't wait for you all to meet Callum and Lilah, it's not going to be all pretty...but it's a pretty incredible written story. In a long time i haven't read something so beautifully written. I was hung on every word, the story's strong theme, the fascinating plot, the fitting structure and mostly the unforgettable characters. They touched my soul. This is one strong heartbreaking love story, so touching, , so unique, so authentic, so beautifully told...it felt as if i was there having the story unfold right in front of my eyes. It knocked me on my ass, emotionally...it came at me like a wrecking ball, it broke my heart, it made me laugh, it evoked feelings from deep within. I didn't expect to be touched by this story to such a degree. “She could be barefoot for the rest of our lives and I'd love her disgustingly filthy feet with every bit of strength I had.” ~Callum ~Inspiring quote~ There is so much more to this story that I just can't go into without giving it away. I LOVED this authors signature ability, she captured my heart with every turn of the page. Thus far, definitely my favorite book of the year!!!

  15. 4 out of 5

    Dri ✰

    4.5 Ly&Cal estrelinhas! Graças a Deus por eu ser uma pessoa curiosa! Apesar da sinopse ser um tanto "assustadora" para muitos... Esse livro foi uma ótima e maravilhosa surpresa! Estou naquela fase que se o livro não me prende logo nas primeiras páginas, eu abandono mesmo e parto para o próximo. E esse me cativou logo na primeira página! Que delícia de escrita e os personagens então? Lilah e Callum são completamente opostos e foi impossível não me apaixonar pelos dois. <3 Me diverti muito 4.5 Ly&Cal estrelinhas! Graças a Deus por eu ser uma pessoa curiosa! Apesar da sinopse ser um tanto "assustadora" para muitos... Esse livro foi uma ótima e maravilhosa surpresa! Estou naquela fase que se o livro não me prende logo nas primeiras páginas, eu abandono mesmo e parto para o próximo. E esse me cativou logo na primeira página! Que delícia de escrita e os personagens então? Lilah e Callum são completamente opostos e foi impossível não me apaixonar pelos dois. <3 Me diverti muito acompanhando o desenvolvimento do relacionamento dos dois e claro, dei boas risadas. Cativante, apaixonante e inspirador! Adoooooorei!!! <3 ''Ela poderia ficar descalça para o resto de nossas vidas e eu adoraria seus pés repugnantemente sujos com cada pedaço de força que eu tinha." <3 "— Como você acredita em Deus se o mundo é tão fodido? — Você entendeu errado. É porque o mundo é tão fodido que eu acredito em Deus."

  16. 5 out of 5

    TeriLyn

    **Me Without You generously provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.** 3 Life Changing Stars There are moments, experiences, and people in our lives that happen so fast it feels like they almost never happened at all. Me Without You wraps itself around this notion and holds on tight throughout the entire passionate, loving, freeing, melancholy story. This contemporary romance gives the reader a refreshing reminder of why this life is most precious and that we should live it to th **Me Without You generously provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.** 3 Life Changing Stars There are moments, experiences, and people in our lives that happen so fast it feels like they almost never happened at all. Me Without You wraps itself around this notion and holds on tight throughout the entire passionate, loving, freeing, melancholy story. This contemporary romance gives the reader a refreshing reminder of why this life is most precious and that we should live it to the fullest. Me Without You focuses on the poignant journey of Callum Roberts, told through his POV we’re in for a life changing ride. Peppered in between Callum’s chapters are journal entries written by Lilah providing us a deeper look into the life she’s chosen. There’s cause for concern in Lilah’s entries, a subtle mystery woven through her thoughts. The characters here are in their forties having lived a life without each other for a while. Both engage the reader with fun, passion, and wisdom. Their plot provides angst but not in an overly dramatic way but a more acute type of drama. Lilah shows us freedom, a free-spirit destined to enjoy life. She doesn’t sweat the small stuff. She’s endearing to the reader so there’s no wonder as to why Callum finds irresistibly charming. Callum proves to be the kind of guy jaded by love, stagnant in his life never really living just existing comfortably. He’s a reserved hero, strong and steady. Until Lilah pulls him from the shadows he begins to see beauty in more than he ever cared to think about. Together they’re a great force, providing strength and new opportunities to each other. Lilah’s a wrecking ball to Callum’s subdued life – the destruction left in her wake provides fun reading. The way the two meet right at the beginning set a tone for the rest of the book that’s both funny and unsettling. Callum has a nostalgic way of telling their story. The story has a melancholy feel even through the moments of pure bliss. There’s something running deeper than each of them care to admit. It’s written well; descriptive and evocative. There were times, however, when the prose became a bit boring to me. Superfluous thoughts turned into paragraphs where I was wondering how they were actually relevant to the story. There were spots where I found myself skimming in order to find the meat of the particular chapter. Enough of this instances came to light for me that I became distracted at times rather than pulled deeper into the book. Overall, though, Me Without You proved to be a good love story. You’ll need your tissues handy as the sadness becomes overwhelming at points. It’s a book you need to be prepared for in every emotional capacity. The unconventional happily-ever-after reached my heart and left feeling deeply about the plot Callum and Lilah endured. It was such a story that I’m glad I experienced it but I wouldn’t read it over again. I do feel however, when you’re in the mood for an emotionally charged journey, you should pick this story.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Kirstine

    I cried for the last 100 pages of this book. I just cried and cried and cried, and then I had a headache for the rest of the day. A lot of people are comparing it to Me Before You, which I vaguely remember thinking myself, but I hadn't read that back when I first read this. There are similarities, but mostly they're very, very different narratives. Honestly, this might be the better book. If you agree with the criticism leveled at Me Before You (about it being ableist), but you liked the idea of I cried for the last 100 pages of this book. I just cried and cried and cried, and then I had a headache for the rest of the day. A lot of people are comparing it to Me Before You, which I vaguely remember thinking myself, but I hadn't read that back when I first read this. There are similarities, but mostly they're very, very different narratives. Honestly, this might be the better book. If you agree with the criticism leveled at Me Before You (about it being ableist), but you liked the idea of it anyway, you'd like this. It's a more appropriate, less dramatic version of the same story - on the surface at least. There are important differences however. In all honesty, this might be the better book. Part of what I liked about it was the grown-up characters. Callum and Lilah are both in their 30s and 40s, and are, as a result, a lot more mature and experienced than characters in stories like this usually are. They fight, they misunderstand, but they don't throw tantrums the same way. It was refreshing. Lilah is a lawyer, working relentlessly to save the planet, while Callum works in an PR firm, and leads a life that has pretty much stagnated. They accidentally meet on a ferry going home from work, and fall in love almost immediately. For Callum, there's absolutely no doubt that this is the woman for him, but Lilah keeps her distance. She tries hard in the beginning to keep him at arms length, refusing to consider a relationship with him. Callum doesn't understand, and Lilah doesn't want to tell him. But she used to be sick, very sick, and she might be sick again. It might kill her. So falling in love with someone she might have to leave behind? Not much an option. But when true love comes knocking it's difficult not to answer. So Lilah gives in, she breathes life back in to Callum, and they both remember how beautiful, how tender, how fragile life can be. Honestly, this is a somewhat predictable novel. It has that message all stories like this have: live life as fully as possible, seize chances, follow your heart, never lose hope. Etc. But it didn't feel forced, not really. Maybe it was the maturity of the characters, maybe it was the nature of the narrative. It was stupidly romantic at times, but in a way that felt right. It's more realistic in what it expects us to believe. It's more subtle in it's emotions, or at least more subdued. Or so I remember it. In any case I recommend it if you like the idea of it, or have enjoyed stories like this before. And if you need a reminder to live life fully while you have it, and never ever be afraid to love those that fall into your life at just the right time.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Odette Knappers

    Ik ben op 1/3 maar het boek pakt me op de een of andere manier totaal niet. Maar dit is een heel sterk geval 'this is me, not the book', want het is een prima chicklit. Het is een mooi concept, volgens mij gaat de verhaallijn ook wel verder op de prima-lijn die in de eerste 1/3 zit als ik zo mijn moeder hoor die hem uit heeft, maar toch pakt het mij gewoon totaal niet op de een of andere manier. Als je van boeken van Jojo Moyes e.d. houdt zou ik zeker aanraden deze een keer te proberen! Maar ik Ik ben op 1/3 maar het boek pakt me op de een of andere manier totaal niet. Maar dit is een heel sterk geval 'this is me, not the book', want het is een prima chicklit. Het is een mooi concept, volgens mij gaat de verhaallijn ook wel verder op de prima-lijn die in de eerste 1/3 zit als ik zo mijn moeder hoor die hem uit heeft, maar toch pakt het mij gewoon totaal niet op de een of andere manier. Als je van boeken van Jojo Moyes e.d. houdt zou ik zeker aanraden deze een keer te proberen! Maar ik ben nu meer in een YA en fantasy stemming, denk ik.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Elin

    Åhh, så dålig! Så klyschigt och förutsägbart och hemskt på alla sätt och vis. Ändå just precis vad jag behövde. Jag är nöjd.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Becky

    I received this book for free from NetGalley to read & to give an honest review…..I really liked this book, I was hooked to it right from the beginning….Lilah is an environmental lawyer & she meets Callum, who works in marketing. He is everything she isn't but they are drawn to each other. I thought it was going to be a light, romantic story but it was much deeper & I loved how the author really gave a lot of detail. The story takes place in Australia & I liked hearing about that I received this book for free from NetGalley to read & to give an honest review…..I really liked this book, I was hooked to it right from the beginning….Lilah is an environmental lawyer & she meets Callum, who works in marketing. He is everything she isn't but they are drawn to each other. I thought it was going to be a light, romantic story but it was much deeper & I loved how the author really gave a lot of detail. The story takes place in Australia & I liked hearing about that part of the world …..I won't say more because I don't want to give anything away….

  21. 5 out of 5

    Nancy❤The❤Bookaholic

    ~~DNF~~ ***ARC kindly provided by the publisher in exchange for a honest review*** DNF'd at 59% I really tried to finish this book but I just couldn't get into it. I couldn't connect to the characters and the storyline was boring. Not really what I expected. I don't like to DNF books but I just couldn't invest 3 more hours into this book.

  22. 5 out of 5

    ✰ Bianca ✰ BJ's Book Blog ✰

    I loved it - I especially loved Callum ♥ But the first 60-70% were a bit ... boring :/ The last part was great and full of feelings and I cried a lot...but the beginning was just too slow and eventless for me. But I still loved the story.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Kathy

    A beautiful yet heartbreaking story of Callum & Lilah that pulls you in as we follow their journey from a chance meeting on the Manly ferry that you just know is the beginning of something special. Yes the blurb says for those who loved Me Before You will also be captivated by this read - and that is very true. You know what is going to happen, but still, with the box of tissues by your side you get through the best and worst of it just hoping for a miracle cure! A great read ....4 stars!

  24. 5 out of 5

    Zuzana

    Prvé myšlienky po dočítaní: toto je recept na to, ako nenapísať romantickú knihu Kelly Rimmerová je austrálska autorka píšuca romány pre ženy. V preklade jej vyšli dve knihy – Spoznal som ťa bosú a Keď som ťa stratila. Pokladám sa za romantickú dušu a aj práve preto som sa rozhodla siahnuť po knihe Spoznal som ťa bosú. Romantická kniha musí mať niečo z čoho bude moje srdce pišťať šťastím a budem fandiť hlavným protagonistom. V tejto knihe som toto nenašla. Kniha rozpráva príbeh Lilah a Calluma. St Prvé myšlienky po dočítaní: toto je recept na to, ako nenapísať romantickú knihu Kelly Rimmerová je austrálska autorka píšuca romány pre ženy. V preklade jej vyšli dve knihy – Spoznal som ťa bosú a Keď som ťa stratila. Pokladám sa za romantickú dušu a aj práve preto som sa rozhodla siahnuť po knihe Spoznal som ťa bosú. Romantická kniha musí mať niečo z čoho bude moje srdce pišťať šťastím a budem fandiť hlavným protagonistom. V tejto knihe som toto nenašla. Kniha rozpráva príbeh Lilah a Calluma. Stretli na trajekte, ktorým každé ráno chodievajú do práce. Ona je právnička. On marketingový expert. Ani jeden nehľadá nič stále. Sú až príliš rozdielni na to, aby to medzi nimi klapalo. Dej sa odohráva v austrálskom Sydney, čo je príjemným osviežením voči zaužívanému zasadeniu takýchto príbehov do amerických miest. Mať miesto, ktoré človek nazýva domovom, je skutočne krásne, ale nemala by to byť kotva, iba základňa, na ktorú sa vraciaš. Úprimne povedané, celá táto kniha je jedno obrovské klišé. Ona má tajomstvo, ktoré nechce prezradiť a tak jeho od seba odstrkuje. Bojuje sama so sebou a s citmi, ktoré sa postupne vyplavujú na povrch. Snaží sa síce držať si od neho odstup, no nedarí sa jej to. A tak isto aj Callum sa pomaly, ale isto zaľúbi do Lilah. Áno, v dnešnej dobe je neskutočne ťažké prísť s niečím novým a originálnym. Avšak ide o to, aby autor vzal už tisíckrát obohratú tému a pretvoril ju na svoj jedinečný obraz. Z tohto diela doslova kričí neoriginalita a nuda. Autorka akoby sa snažila zakomponovať sem všetko, čo ľuďom na romancách prekáža. Až do polovice knihy som nevedela prísť postavám na chuť. Lilah som ani neprišla, no o tom neskôr. Vždy sa pozastavím nad tým, ako sa dvaja ľudia môžu do seba zaľúbiť na prvý pohľad. Náklonnosť, príťažlivosť – to áno. Ale láska? To sa mi jednoducho nechce veriť. Preto ma aj vzťah Lilah a Calluma nechával chladnou. Kniha je písaná z oboch pohľadov. Callumov sa mi pozdával viac. Dá sa pochopiť jeho očarenosť Lilah a aj to, prečo ho to k nej ťahá. Šípi, že niečo tají, a postupne sa na to snaží prísť, no Lilah sa mu čoraz viac vzďaľuje. Nechápe, čo spravil zle, a ona o tom odmieta hovoriť. Z časti som ju chápala, ale tým, že mlčala, len zbytočne vytvárala drámu. Ak by sa normálne porozprávali a boli by k sebe úprimní, bolo by to aj pre ňu ľahšie. A potom, obklopená ozvenou všetkých tých lží v ich vlastnej prázdnote, si navrávam, že aj ja si zaslúžim byť šťastná, aj keď iba na krátko. Zvláštne je to, že mojou obľúbenou postavou je Lilahina matka. Síce sa tam mihla len občas, ale aj to stačilo, aby si ma získala. Podporuje svoju dcéru, ako len môže. Jej mierna a príjemná povaha má svoje čaro. Dohovára dcére. Chápe jej obavy, no chápe aj to, že ak to tajomstvo zostane tajomstvom dlhšie, mohlo by ublížiť vzťahu Calluma a Lilah. Počas čítania som dúfala, že Lilahino tajomstvo bude zaujímavé. Niečo, čo nepoužili už desiatky autorov. Dúfala som márne. Po odhalení sa možno Lilah viac otvorila, avšak bolo už neskoro. Lilahine činy som sa snažila pochopiť, ale nech sa na to pozerám z akéhokoľvek uhla, príde mi to nanajvýš sebecké. Nehľadela na nikoho okrem seba. Pre ňu to bolo vykúpenie, no ja by som to nazvala úplne inak. Ak som sa od Lilah niečo naučil, tak to, že katastrofa môže číhať za každým rohom – nikdy však nemôžeme vedieť, kedy sa rozhodne zasiahnuť nám do života. Príbeh mal hluché miesta, ktoré sa dali spracovať lepšie a zaujímavejšie. Čo ma najviac dostalo, bol záver. Istom okamihu som chcela autorke tlieskať, že to ukončila reálne a pochopiteľne. Avšak potom prišla tá prekliata scéna, ktorá sa náramne podobala na záver inej knihy a ja som zostala vytočená. Musela som čítačku na pár minút odložiť a až potom som mohla knihu dočítať. Spoznal som ťa bosú je príbeh o prekonávaní strachu. O nájdení spriaznenej duše. Aj o tom, ako sa váš život môže otočiť o stoosemdesiat stupňov behom okamihu. Hovorí o tom, aby sme si vychutnávali každý moment, lebo nikdy nevieme, ktorý bude posledný. Existuje láska, ktorá je nosným pilierom života, a láska, ktorá tvorí jeho základy. Kniha je oddychovka, ktorú by som odporučila hlavne nenáročným čitateľom. Možno som ju čítala v nesprávnom čase. Možno som ju nemala čítať vôbec. Faktom zostáva, že vo mne nezanechala dobrý dojem.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Eva Lucia

    Also posted on Eva Lucias blog Anmeldt for Lindhardt & Ringhof Ah, another story about star-crossed lovers... “Mig uden dig” er skrevet af Kelly Rimmer og det skal først og fremmest siges, at det er en smuk roman. Callum og Lilah forelsker sig, selvom de er de største modsætninger. Lilah er miljøretsadvokat, hader at gå i sko og er inderst inde en ægte hippie. Callum arbejder i reklamebranchen, går til frisør så ofte han kan og går meget op i de overfladiske ting. Det viser, at deres relation b Also posted on Eva Lucias blog Anmeldt for Lindhardt & Ringhof Ah, another story about star-crossed lovers... “Mig uden dig” er skrevet af Kelly Rimmer og det skal først og fremmest siges, at det er en smuk roman. Callum og Lilah forelsker sig, selvom de er de største modsætninger. Lilah er miljøretsadvokat, hader at gå i sko og er inderst inde en ægte hippie. Callum arbejder i reklamebranchen, går til frisør så ofte han kan og går meget op i de overfladiske ting. Det viser, at deres relation bliver et tydeligt bevis på, at modsætninger kan komplimentere hinanden og man ser, at de to karakterer udvikler sig og at de lever i symbiose af hinanden, særligt Callum finder sig selv i kærligheden og indser pludselig de ting i livet, som er vigtige for ham. Det er en skøn forelskelse, når modsætninger mødes. Dog er der noget, som truer deres kærlighed. Vi får hurtigt afsløret, at Lilah er syg og dette præger de to karakteres kærlighedsrelation. Romanen er interessant opstillet, da den skifter fra Callums synsvinkel til Lilahs dagbogssider. Hvis man kan slippe af sted med skift af synsvinkel mellem flere karakterer (hvilket Kelly Rimmer kan), så er det altid spændende at få historiens gang fra forskellige vinkler. Det er oftest, at Callum beskriver kærligheden som noget fantastisk og ubeskriveligt, hvorimod Lilah forsøger at tage afstand fra den, selvom hun stadig falder i med begge ben på grund af hendes kærlighed for Callum. ”Vinteren kom alligevel. Det lykkedes mig at ignorere efteråret og se bort fra de gulnende blade og den kølige luft, der nærmede sig. Men en dag vågnede jeg og vidste, at håbet havde forladt mig” Fortællingen finder sted i Australien og det er tydeligt, at hele stemningen er sanseligt spækket og en illusion af det paradis, som de to karakterer har sammen; deres kærlighed. Naturen, lyde og dufte danner rammen om de mange oplevelser, som de får sammen og minderne fylder pludselig mere end de praktiske aspekter i livet. Dialogerne er spændende og ofte spækket med minder, erindringer og fortællinger om begges fortid. Vi hører om deres familier, deres roller i livet og hvordan de er blevet som de er, og dette gør, at man som læser føler at man kender både Callum og Lilah. Man kommer virkelig ind under huden på dem! ””Vi kom sammen i et par måneder. Det gik aldrig rigtig galt. Det var mere... Jeg ved det ikke. Jeg vidste, at det ikke førte til noget”. ”Fordi hun ikke var perfekt.” ”Nej,” sagde jeg, og øjeblikket efter var det, som om mit hjerte forlod mit bryst, idet det gik op for mig, at jeg kunne sige ordene uden, at det ville forværre denne situation, som i forvejen havde ramt bunden. ”Fordi hun ikke var dig”. Der er ingen tvivl om at ”Mig uden dig” er en smuk og interessant kærlighedsroman, og man bliver til tider også enormt rørt. Dog vil jeg mene, at romanen desværre oftest er langtrukken og diverse monologer om følelser gør at handlingen oftest mangler – hvilket er rigtig ærgerligt, for fortællingen og idéen bagved er veltænkt og inspirerende! Det er helt tydeligt, at idéen om ”star-crossed lovers” sejrer igen og vi lapper det i os som læsere. Romeo & Julie-konceptet virker hver gang og man drages af læsningen og føler nødvendigheden af at bladre videre. Blog ~ Facebook ~ Instagram ~ Youtube ~ Spotify ~

  26. 5 out of 5

    Leah

    When I spotted Me Without You up for requests on Netgalley, I was intrigued! The cover is a very beautiful affair, and I thought the synopsis sounded really intriguing. I requested it and was super pleased to be accepted to read the book! It sounded like a super emotional novel, and it’s been a while since I’ve read a book that requires tissues that I WILL actually use – I’m a sensitive person, telly shows make me cry all the time, but it takes a lot for books to make me cry. It happens, but not When I spotted Me Without You up for requests on Netgalley, I was intrigued! The cover is a very beautiful affair, and I thought the synopsis sounded really intriguing. I requested it and was super pleased to be accepted to read the book! It sounded like a super emotional novel, and it’s been a while since I’ve read a book that requires tissues that I WILL actually use – I’m a sensitive person, telly shows make me cry all the time, but it takes a lot for books to make me cry. It happens, but not as frequently as books make others cry. (If it did, I would re evaluate the books I’m reading.) I thought the book was an emotional rollercoaster, and it surprised me more than I expected! Kelly Rimmer is a brand new author, and as far as I know Me Without You is her debut novel. I’d like to tell you off the bat that it will draw inevitable conclusions to JoJo Moyes’ novel Me Before You, as their plots are quite similar, although it takes ages before you learn exactly what Lilah is keeping from Callum, but the title of the novel rather gives away what happens, not that it lessens the impact any less, let me tell you. I liked both Kelly and JoJo’s novels equally, and I just think it will be the horrible nasty bitter people who will say they’re exactly alike – they’re not, at least I didn’t think so, but there are similarities and I just think that’s inevitable about any novel dealing with death. What I liked best about Me Without You is it’s the purest love story I have ever read. Callum and Lilah meet on the ferry ride home, with Callum noticing (and disliking) Lilah’s dirty feet and that, as they say, was that. Love at second sight (because Callum hates bare feet). One of my biggest wants when I read a book is a love story that’s just a love story. It’s not about anything else, but the passion and love between two people and this is that novel. Of course there are obstacles – Lilah’s secret, and the fact she keeps trying to push Callum away, but Callum never goes far and there’s reason behind Lilah’s actions. It’s very unselfish of her, actually. I was hooked right from the start, and it was just the most beautiful portrayal of falling in love I’ve ever read. It’s the type of love you dream of and want for yourself. It’s wistful and easy. The narrative is very easy, very fluid, with long, long chapters from Callum’s perspective allowing us a glimpse into their lives and then we get diary entries from Lilah which peel away her layers, until we fully understand why she acts like she acts. How she came to be an environmental lawyer unafraid of shouting in a restaurant for false advertising of MSG, and how she refused to allow her and Callum to be anything other than a day by day thing. It reminded me of the HIMYM episode where Barney & Robin are lying about being boyfriend and girlfriend, lying to themselves, not their friends. Kelly Rimmer has done an outstanding job with Me Without You, it’s engaging, it warmed my heart to the very core, and then tore it out and stomped all over it. (Quite meanly, may I add?) I knew it was coming, I knew the ending was inevitable before the first page, but the depth of Rimmer’s writing and Callum’s narrative slated me, and I ended up in tears. It was both sad and beautiful at the same time, and I admire Lilah for living her entire life on her own terms. I will miss Callum and Lilah. They stole into my heart, their story is one I will long remember and Me Without You is an unforgettable tale that I couldn’t recommend more…

  27. 4 out of 5

    christine danielle (Bibliophilic Madness)

    Full review posted on my blog: Me Without You Cover: 5 Plot: 5 Characters: 5 Overall Rating: 5 Me Without You was such an incredible read and I am so ashamed to say that I almost did not want to finish it. This book started out slow and to be really honest I didn't like the first half of the book due to its slowness. But after finishing the book I realized that the slowness of it was needed in this book. (See my eloquent use of the word 'slowness') I loved how that the book changes from Lilah and Call Full review posted on my blog: Me Without You Cover: 5 Plot: 5 Characters: 5 Overall Rating: 5 Me Without You was such an incredible read and I am so ashamed to say that I almost did not want to finish it. This book started out slow and to be really honest I didn't like the first half of the book due to its slowness. But after finishing the book I realized that the slowness of it was needed in this book. (See my eloquent use of the word 'slowness') I loved how that the book changes from Lilah and Callum's PoV sibce it offers both their sides to the story and it makes it whole. Lilah was full of life and vitality and always gets what she wants. I loved her character and I really feel that the decision she made in the end was right for her even if it is frowned upon by society since all she wants was to not let Callum get hurt. Callum was a sweet guy though I felt he wasn't the man in the relationship. Though after meeting Lilah he got a little bit manlier. This book was very realistic and though the ending may have injured me for life, it gave me a new perspective on how to view things and learn that life isn't all black and white. Received digital edition from publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review

  28. 4 out of 5

    Renita D'Silva

    This is one of the most beautiful books I have read and I don’t say this lightly as I read a lot. I stayed up late last night finishing it even though I have work today because I could not bear to tear myself away from Lilah and Callum’s wonderful story. This book is heart wrenching and life affirming – you will cry and equally, you will smile through the tears. There is gut wrenching tragedy and loss but there is also much humour interspersed throughout this book, the little joys of daily life This is one of the most beautiful books I have read and I don’t say this lightly as I read a lot. I stayed up late last night finishing it even though I have work today because I could not bear to tear myself away from Lilah and Callum’s wonderful story. This book is heart wrenching and life affirming – you will cry and equally, you will smile through the tears. There is gut wrenching tragedy and loss but there is also much humour interspersed throughout this book, the little joys of daily life that are magnified when you are sharing them with the one you love – Kelly Rimmer portrays this so beautifully. I loved the repartee between Callum and Lilah, the way Callum slowly learnt to let go and enjoy life,and revelled in his discovery of the wonderful city he had lived in but not ever delighted in. This book is about loss yes, but what it is, most important of all, is the celebration of life. One message it so clearly gives is to spend every minute wisely. Please do read this book. I assure you, it is time wisely spent.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Babus Ahmed

    This Australian romance set in Sydney is about Callum who meets Lilah and both become inseparable despite their very different approaches and attitudes to life. Neither one of them were looking for a serious relationship but for very different reasons. This funny and plucky romance was easy to read and become invested in, with idyllic settings, which provided effective backdrops for two people to fall in love. However, this is far from a feel good romance and readers should brace themselves for This Australian romance set in Sydney is about Callum who meets Lilah and both become inseparable despite their very different approaches and attitudes to life. Neither one of them were looking for a serious relationship but for very different reasons. This funny and plucky romance was easy to read and become invested in, with idyllic settings, which provided effective backdrops for two people to fall in love. However, this is far from a feel good romance and readers should brace themselves for heart-wrenching tragedy. However despite the sadness, this was a very good read and one I would k d recommend even though I am not a huge romance reader.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Nathaly

    Celá recenzia http://nathalys-reading.blogspot.sk/2... Ak máte romantickú dušu, možno by vás táto novinka zaujala, no ja som z nej dvakrát nadšená nebola a zdalo sa mi, že dosadenie choroby do príbehu bol ťah spisovateľky, aby čitateľovi zabrnkala na city a vylepšila celkový dojem z knihy. Mňa neoklamala, nerozplakala, neočarila. Ľutujem...

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