Friday, 6 June 2014

Me Without You - by Kelly Rimmer

Original Cover
My own copy
The blurb:

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.

My Opinion:

*Book provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review*

Thank you Kim from Bookouture for sending me this book, I enjoyed every single minute of it.

The story is about Lilah and Callum and they’re both telling us their story from their perspective. I really liked that both characters were able to tell their story and it all felt so real throughout the whole novel.

When they met Lilah is determined not to go into a real relationship ship, cause she just doesn’t want real feelings to get involved for when she…
I’m not telling you more here, but Lilah has a secret and the reader only finds out after a while and as for Callum, he’s confronted with it even later on.

These two are the perfect couple, they are very different, but what they feel for one another is so real and honest. They don’t have to say anything, it’s in the way the look at each other, the way the hold each other…
I just loved their chemistry and wanted them to have a proper relationship.

Lilahs secret kind of made that impossible and that’s why she ended things with Callum after a while. Callum is struggling, but through Lilah’s mother Peta he finds a way back into her life and now they were going to enjoy every single minute of it.

This story is full of love and it shows that you have to hold on to the people you love and enjoy every single minute with them you have. This novel took me on a journey full of emotions. I was laughing at one point and sad at another. Get your tissues ready, you need them!!! Kelly’s writing is brilliant, I felt like I was part of the story and I didn’t want to leave anymore.

Every single scene between Callum and Lilah was so sweet and adorable. Callum is amazing and romantic at heart ;) I found myself a new book boyfriend ;)

They story was manly about their love, but we also learnt a lot about their past and their families, which was great.

I fell in love with this amazing book after the first sentence and would read it all over again. A wonderful mixture of emotions, real love, secrets, laughter and sadness. If you want a gripping and touching story, here it is, read it now!!!

Oh and I almost forgot: This book is set in Australia, in lovely Sydney and Manly and we get to read about some beautiful places. Please, can I go there now?!


My possible cast:

Lilah: Jane Levy

Callum: Ben Barnes

Kelly on Twitter: @KelRimmerWrites


  1. This sounds like an amazing book, great review! I really want to read it now!

  2. I am adding this to my summer list. It sounds like the perfect summer read. Fabulous review.
    -Flirting with Fiction

    1. Thanks Stephanie, hope you'll enjoy :) Have the tissues ready though ;) xx