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.
Kelly Rimmer is the USA Today bestselling women’s fiction author of five novels, including Me Without You and The Secret Daughter. She lives in rural Australia with her husband, 2 children and fantastically naughty dogs, Sully and Basil. Her novels have been translated into more than 20 languages.
My review: ☆☆☆☆
I have confession to make. One way for you to check if I really liked a book is to ask me : ‘Did it make you laugh? Or did you cry?’. If a book makes me laugh at the conversation and some turn of phrase, then you will know I really liked it. But if it made me cry, then you’ll know that I loved it!
Kelly Rimmer’s ‘Me Without You’ is one that really made me cry. But before I cried, I smiled through the way Lilah and Callum met and how they hit it off so beautifully. The book is told in alternate points of view from both of them.
The author has done a stellar job with both characters – you’ll love them and yet, get frustrated with their choices, from time to time. But most of all their deep emotions expressed so well, will make you cry.
The ending is heartbreaking and yet you will celebrate a triumph of love winning over everything else.