Friday, 6 June 2014

Me Without You by Kelly Rimmer

What They Say:
If you enjoyed Me Before You by JoJo Moyes, One Day by David Nicholls, orThe Notebook by Nicholas Sparks – then make time for Kelly Rimmer’s stunning, heartbreaking new novelMe 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.
What I Say:
I would like to thank Bookouture, Kim Nash and Kelly Rimmer for sending me a copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review.
Lilah and Callum meet on the ferry, after Lilah flirts with Callum, the chemistry is on show between the two instantly.
I like both main characters, especially Lilah her actions show how much she really loved Callum.  I also loved how the book was written from Callum's point of view, so very often a stroy is written from the woman's point of view this was refreshingly different.
I really like that the book was set somewhere totally different and Kelly really described Australia in so much detail that you felt you where there with the characters, especially the night they first meet when Lilah takes Callum to the beach.
I laughed and cried in equal measure at this story. It is a beautiful, tragic love story that has you glued from page one. I don't want to go into too much detail but this really is a heartbreakingly beautiful story.
5 out of 5 stars
About The Author

When Kelly's childhood friends grew out of make-believe games, she realised she'd have to become a writer (or join the real world with them, but that seemed far too dull).
Several decades later, she lives in rural Australia with her husband Daniel and their two young children, and when she’s not reading, writing, or daydreaming about reading and writing, she has one of those unfathomable IT jobs which no one outside of the industry really knows about. 

Twitter @kelRimmerwrites

Chapter One

It was absolutely not love at first sight.
I saw a filthy bare foot out of the corner of my eye. I tried not to look, but facts
are facts—bare feet in public places are inexcusable, and at that point I hadn’t realised what the body the foot was attached to was like. I’m sure I grimaced, but I did try to keep my eyes on the laptop I was working on. Evidently I failed because she caught me staring.
‘My eyes are up here,’ she said, but she sounded amused and I glanced up to see if I’d misread the tone.
That’s how we made eye contact. And that’s when I fell in love with her—so maybe it was actually love at second sight.
Lilah was all kinds of wonderful, in ways words could never quite capture. She was barely five feet tall and so skinny it seemed she’d break if you held her too tightly. That day, her deep auburn hair was in a glossy bun without a single flyaway and I remember thinking of the joke I’d heard about corporate types thinking hair that moved was a sign
 of weakness. Lilah somehow knew how to wear a plum suit with chunky wooden accessories and still appear flawlessly professional.
There was something so wrong with the polished top half of her image juxtaposing the homeless-esque foot situation. Although I was embarrassed to have been caught staring, I just had to ask.
‘Why aren’t you wearing shoes?’ 

1 comment:

  1. This sounds like a book I would love! Great review and very helpful!