Title: Me Without You
Author: Kelly Rimmer
Genre: Adult, Contemporary, Romance, Sickness, Death
Release Date: June 6, 2014
Published by: Bookouture
Format: ARC from publisher through Netgalley
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.
There is love that forms the pillars of a lifetime, and there is love that forms the foundations of a lifetime.
I was never a believer of love at first sight or first meeting, hence my view against instant love, but this book showed me that love can overstep any boundaries. I am sure this book should be under the adult level, not because it contains chapters of sex scenes, but because the love, the relationship, and their story was so mature in a way that you know these two people were “it” for each other.
Callum and Lilah were both firm non-believers of marriage, or even love. Both were two career driven souls who wouldn’t bother being alone most of the time. But after that fateful meeting on a ferry back to their respective apartments, they can’t seem to find a way to stay away from each other. These two were total opposites it was like magic seeing them so compatible you want to tie them together, forever, if that’s even possible.
I was clueless about this book and never saw that this book was going to make me cry like a baby. I thought it would be just like those cheesy love stories that would have a dramatic conflict to make the story have some bumps on the road and then a happily ever after ending, but this was not. It was one of those love stories that would touch your heart and make you appreciate what you have in your life now. I love how Kelly Rimmer told the story from Callum’s POV because it was nice seeing love unfold from a male perspective. It wasn’t full of drama, instead it was honest and direct to the point. It was refreshing to see how guys have this internal debate when it comes to relationship, that guys too, sometimes tends to over think things when it comes to the person they love and care about.
Nobody decides magnets will attract; it’s just what they do.
The story mainly focused on the couple’s love story and I couldn’t have asked for more. It made me wish for a love like theirs, a love that you can’t avoid and can’t stop from happening because when destiny does its job there is no running away from it. It wasn’t about the grand gestures, the flowers, or the sweet talks. It was more of how two strangers who were total opposites seemed so compatible, that simple conversations and time spent together developed their relationship into something more no label can describe. I don’t know if this is a spoiler, but this book broke my heart. If you think The Fault In Our Stars was evil in making you bawl then you better try this one and compare which story broke your heart more. As I was reading this I can’t help but compare these two and think that this is definitely a mature version of TFIOS.
Overall, I really loved this book and I am highly recommending this to everyone who would like to experience love in a different level, mainly a more mature level. A love that will make you appreciate “the moment” and not bothering for time to move fast because you’d rather have it slow. Because when you’re with someone you love, the rush of thoughts slows and the present is potent enough to not mind things that might, or will, happen tomorrow.
5 out of 5