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Why can t I just love what I have So what if things aren t perfectI think it s just life It got the better of us Lindsay Detwiler is a new Author to us and we were so intrigued by the synopsis to Without You that we jumped in eagerly, it sounded so different and emotionally charged From what we understood this was a story about two couples whose paths cross when both relationships are in the danger territory people fall into ruts, couples drift apart, and temptations threaten to overth Why can t I just love what I have So what if things aren t perfectI think it s just life It got the better of us Lindsay Detwiler is a new Author to us and we were so intrigued by the synopsis to Without You that we jumped in eagerly, it sounded so different and emotionally charged From what we understood this was a story about two couples whose paths cross when both relationships are in the danger territory people fall into ruts, couples drift apart, and temptations threaten to overthrow the power of marriage It sounds so simple, but it isn t anything of the sort How do you reconnect with yourself when it feels like all of the pieces are misplaced, scattered by experience, sorrow, and time We identified with many aspects covered in Without You, but we have to be honest and say that we were quite surprised at times too Whilst beautifully written we found it quite slow for the majority of the story only to feel rushed toward the end We felt that after such a large proportion of time being spent on setting the scene and warring with emotions and justifications for what was to come it was over without us experiencing the afters Yes, it had us riveted and we were desperate to see how it would all end up we just would have lovedWe, victims of our own senseless carelessness and bad luck, are forced to trudge through life without the missing item, big or small We are, as the old saying goes, sometimes unaware of the value of the particular thing until it s gone Now, whilst in some respects this is primarily Jenna s story, we have to say she was our least favourite character in this book, in fact, we disliked her immensely Now, don t get us wrong we understand where she was coming from in many respects However, overall we just found her a petulant spoilt princess who thought the grass was greener and wanted her cake and eat it too There was not emotional connection there sadly Maybe distance will help us rekindle the passion, the love we had not long ago If nothing else, maybe a change of scenery, a break from my humdrum routine is what I need Her behaviour, reasoning s and not my fault attitude was immature and disproportionate to the years married and her age It felt all wrong, especially after a very emotionally distressing event which Jenna appears to treat as an inconvenience she never convinced us of her heartfelt love and compassion We think, if these characters had been older with actual real problems it would have been a whole different story, maybe Thus, sadly Jenna s the reason we just didn t love this book no matter how hard I try to focus on other things, he s always invading my thoughts He s always invading my thoughts He s always the whisper in my heart, the voice incessantly resonating in my head, He s the roadblock in my future, whether I want to admit it or not He s the constant what if, the constant why not, the constant regret ViNow, Violet we fell in love with her and actually she was the complete opposite of Jenna She came across mature and took responsibility for her actions In many ways the two couples were a mirror image and showed two different perspectives We didn t really get to know Liam really as he didn t feature throughout the story but we understood their journey Ray Violet s best mate was a confusing part of their story which was never really resolved We did love the relationship he had with Vi, though..as much as I love you, I can t ask you to give up your dreams to let me follow mine Don t you see It s not fair to either of usWe can t forget to mention Camden, the hero in this story The man who loved with his whole heart and never faltered Talk about throwing someone who can t swim in at the deep end, poor bloke We understand parts of why Jenna struggled in her marriage to Cam however give the man a chance to understand your issues and try and work through them We couldn t blame him for his confusion, despair and sudden isolation in what is a partnership.So, whilst we didn t love this story, we did enjoyed it and liked how different it felt with a new and varying perspective We will definitely look out forfrom this Author.Come say hi and follow us at TotallybookedBlog TB on Facebook TB on Twitter TB on Pinterest (((Read E-pub))) ☟ Without You ↿ We sealed it with a kiss, and with the kiss, we sealed what would eventually become an engagement, a marriage, a Cape Cod, a dog, grilled cheese sandwiches on Mondays, and everything in betweenMarried life isn t easyAt twenty seven, Jenna Landsen has a seemingly perfect life Rational, beautiful, and smart, she s a successful businesswoman married to the sexy construction worker, Camden Landsen After five long years with the man who stole her heart over a cup of coffee, there s one major problem the spark in their marriage has fizzled, and it might be gone for good After turmoil with Camden explodes, Jenna leaves for an extended business trip to New York and decides to explore who she really wants to be However, a major surprise makes her rethink everything she thought she knew about what she wantsDreams require sacrificeAfter college, the fearless Violet Streiff chased her dream of opening a bakery Her career goals required sacrifice, especially when it came to love Heartbroken after losing Liam Coffman, the charming finance major with dreams of his own, Violet s not sure she ll ever find love With only her eighteen pound cat, Bob, to keep her warm at night, she s desperate to find Mr Right and avoid being forever aloneRules aren t always meant to be brokenWhen a gorgeous yet heartbroken hunk named Camden wanders into the bakery, Vi s convinced fate has delivered her Mr Right until she discovers that Camden s married As their friendship threatens to turn into something , will Violet and Camden be able to ignore the spark between them, or will temptation lead them down a road of regrets Two raw, realistic perspectives on love remind us that married or single, matters of the heart are never simple This standalone romance is light on heat and heavy on angst with an HEA for both protagonists Why can t I just love what I have So what if things aren t perfectI think it s just life It got the better of us Lindsay Detwiler is a new Author to us and we were so intrigued by the synopsis to Without You that we jumped in eagerly, it sounded so different and emotionally charged From what we understood this was a story about two couples whose paths cross when both relationships are in the danger territory people fall into ruts, couples drift apart, and temptations threaten to overth Why can t I just love what I have So what if things aren t perfectI think it s just life It got the better of us Lindsay Detwiler is a new Author to us and we were so intrigued by the synopsis to Without You that we jumped in eagerly, it sounded so different and emotionally charged From what we understood this was a story about two couples whose paths cross when both relationships are in the danger territory people fall into ruts, couples drift apart, and temptations threaten to overthrow the power of marriage It sounds so simple, but it isn t anything of the sort How do you reconnect with yourself when it feels like all of the pieces are misplaced, scattered by experience, sorrow, and time We identified with many aspects covered in Without You, but we have to be honest and say that we were quite surprised at times too Whilst beautifully written we found it quite slow for the majority of the story only to feel rushed toward the end We felt that after such a large proportion of time being spent on setting the scene and warring with emotions and justifications for what was to come it was over without us experiencing the afters Yes, it had us riveted and we were desperate to see how it would all end up we just would have lovedWe, victims of our own senseless carelessness and bad luck, are forced to trudge through life without the missing item, big or small We are, as the old saying goes, sometimes unaware of the value of the particular thing until it s gone Now, whilst in some respects this is primarily Jenna s story, we have to say she was our least favourite character in this book, in fact, we disliked her immensely Now, don t get us wrong we understand where she was coming from in many respects However, overall we just found her a petulant spoilt princess who thought the grass was greener and wanted her cake and eat it too There was not emotional connection there sadly Maybe distance will help us rekindle the passion, the love we had not long ago If nothing else, maybe a change of scenery, a break from my humdrum routine is what I need Her behaviour, reasoning s and not my fault attitude was immature and disproportionate to the years married and her age It felt all wrong, especially after a very emotionally distressing event which Jenna appears to treat as an inconvenience she never convinced us of her heartfelt love and compassion We think, if these characters had been older with actual real problems it would have been a whole different story, maybe Thus, sadly Jenna s the reason we just didn t love this book no matter how hard I try to focus on other things, he s always invading my thoughts He s always invading my thoughts He s always the whisper in my heart, the voice incessantly resonating in my head, He s the roadblock in my future, whether I want to admit it or not He s the constant what if, the constant why not, the constant regret ViNow, Violet we fell in love with her and actually she was the complete opposite of Jenna She came across mature and took responsibility for her actions In many ways the two couples were a mirror image and showed two different perspectives We didn t really get to know Liam really as he didn t feature throughout the story but we understood their journey Ray Violet s best mate was a confusing part of their story which was never really resolved We did love the relationship he had with Vi, though..as much as I love you, I can t ask you to give up your dreams to let me follow mine Don t you see It s not fair to either of usWe can t forget to mention Camden, the hero in this story The man who loved with his whole heart and never faltered Talk about throwing someone who can t swim in at the deep end, poor bloke We understand parts of why Jenna struggled in her marriage to Cam however give the man a chance to understand your issues and try and work through them We couldn t blame him for his confusion, despair and sudden isolation in what is a partnership.So, whilst we didn t love this story, we did enjoyed it and liked how different it felt with a new and varying perspective We will definitely look out forfrom this Author Come say hi and follow us at TotallybookedBlog TB on Facebook TB on Twitter TB on Pinterest When the sparkle evanesces to dust, the glorious days are just memories, Jenna is trying to keep the magic alive, trying to save her marriage from falling apart When the opportunity presents itself Jenna flees away, thinking a break might be the answer she is looking for For Vi, things turn upside down when a handsome man, who is wrapped in a halo of gloom, who disseminates dreariness, walks into her bakery The attraction is immediate and mutual Ergo, the mayhem starts.This was my second When the sparkle evanesces to dust, the glorious days are just memories, Jenna is trying to keep the magic alive, trying to save her marriage from falling apart When the opportunity presents itself Jenna flees away, thinking a break might be the answer she is looking for For Vi, things turn upside down when a handsome man, who is wrapped in a halo of gloom, who disseminates dreariness, walks into her bakery The attraction is immediate and mutual Ergo, the mayhem starts.This was my second Lindsay detwiler book and she didn t disappoint My personal favorite is voice of innocence though D After reading the synopsis I thought I kind of knew what will happen, but what I predicted didn t take place, and I was completely surprised The story is told in two point of views Jenna and Vi s I liked Jennathan Vi, mostly because Jenna tries The characters were lovely, but my only problem was I loved the protagonists individually and not as couples Reason For me, hey This is important now I repeat again For me, Camden didn t substantiate as bae material Sorry, Camden, your place is taken by Corbin okay, I am obsessed with voice of innocence, just can t help it I am sure most people will instantaneously fall in love with Cam.I gulped this book down in two sittings It was so cute, fast paced and a few quirky details here and there doesn t hurts, right I enjoyed without you, and if you have read Voice of innocence you ll know how beautiful Lindsay s writing style is I recommend this book to romance lovers I received a review copy from the author This review is based on an ARC provided by the author and or publisher via Xpresso Book Tours in exchange for an honest opinion.This contemporary romance was full of angst If angst isn t your thing then you should probably move along I wasn t real happy with it, but then I think that is me and my personality issues coming out to play, too I didn t care for the main female character here, not at all I want to connect with and like my heroines. Just my humble opinion of a married woman Marriage is serious matter, we don t take a break from it because things are fizzled , or you reach a hard place or you seem to have doubts You don t go away in a extended trip to work things out in your head IMO The blurb was ridiculous and poor enough to not decide to read this book.https www.goodreads.com review show Just my humble opinion of a married woman Marriage is serious matter, we don t take a break from it because things are fizzled , or you reach a hard place or you seem to have doubts You don t go away in a extended trip to work things out in your head IMO The blurb was ridiculous and poor enough to not decide to read this book.https www.goodreads.com review show When the wedding bells stop chiming and the last of the confetti is thrown, the newly minted couple begin the first step of an uncharted journey through life What if they begin to wander off the singular trail they are blazing What if one of them seems near clueless and the other uses a business trip to take a time out from marriage Jenna and Camden were the perfect couple, comfortable, financially sound, successful in their careers, but their once close relationship has come unglued, and the When the wedding bells stop chiming and the last of the confetti is thrown, the newly minted couple begin the first step of an uncharted journey through life What if they begin to wander off the singular trail they are blazing What if one of them seems near clueless and the other uses a business trip to take a time out from marriage Jenna and Camden were the perfect couple, comfortable, financially sound, successful in their careers, but their once close relationship has come unglued, and they have wandered off their path and into the ruts so many fall into The lure of the freedom of being single, independent and fancy free sounds good, but in practice, Jenna finds her anger with Cam dissolving, the longer her business trip takes Even the bright lights of the big city are losing their shine, but is it too late Back in their small town, another woman is starting over, alone and determined to make it in a small time bakery, where the warmth of the atmosphere is matched only by the smells of fresh baked goods Violet was dumped when Liam left her to pursue his dreams When the sad, yet handsome Cam walked in, Violet thought her heart had found a new home Ever proper and clearly crushed by his estranged wife, they kept a warm, yet platonic relationship, until Violet wantedHad she crossed an unspoken line Was it possible to undo the damage Maybe their friendship could become , or maybe that woman staring in the shop window would bring her hopes crashing down.The highs and lows of love, of commitment and internal struggles come alive as Lindsay Detwiler reveals her latest romantic tale, Without You, as a young married couple lose sight of why they are together and another dissolves as their live paths split Ms Detwiler has added everything one needs to live alongside these people, feeling their pain, sensing their confusion and realizing how difficult being a couple can truly be Beautiful, heart wrenching words come from Ms Detwiler as she brings her story to life in a way where no one is the villain, but the stories ring as realistic as a chapel bell Within her words, one can see that, yes, a happily ever after is possible, but not without work and not necessarily the way one thinks Beautifully written, filled with raw, emotional turmoil I received an ARC edition from Lindsay Detwiler in exchange for my honest review.Publication Date December 1, 2015Publisher Limitless Publishing LLCGenre Contemporary RomancePrint Length 222 pagesAvailable from For Reviews More I received a copy in exchange for an honest review This does not influence my opinion in any shape or form.Before I even start this review, can we please talk about this cover I mean look at it It s absolutely beautiful and I seriously cannot wait for the day that I can both of Lindsay Detweiler s books on my shelves There is something beautiful, haunting, gut wrenching and truthful about the way Lindsay writes It is one of the many reasons I wanted to read this book I loved Voice of Innoc I received a copy in exchange for an honest review This does not influence my opinion in any shape or form.Before I even start this review, can we please talk about this cover I mean look at it It s absolutely beautiful and I seriously cannot wait for the day that I can both of Lindsay Detweiler s books on my shelves There is something beautiful, haunting, gut wrenching and truthful about the way Lindsay writes It is one of the many reasons I wanted to read this book I loved Voice of Innocence, which I m sure you have figured out if you ve seen my blog I rave about it any chance I get So to say that I was absolutely looking forward Without You was an understatement I knew that her second book would be just as amazing as her first and I was right Without You is a story of four people, Jenna, Violet, Camden and Liam Jenna and Camden have been together for a while and were once madly in love and passionate but suddenly the honeymoon staged kicked in and things got well comfortable It leaves Jenna wondering if there is somethingout there Violet and Liam were madly in love but dreams and different career goals were a deciding factor One that left the other wondering if they should stay together and risk feeling resentment towards the other for never pursuing those dreams To be honest, it was an honest portrayal of a relationship Lindsay honestly showed us what a real relationship looks like and not the kind we are so use to seeing with the sunshine and butterflies and petty fights over misunderstandings This was the real deal This was what an honest and real relationship It pretty ugly and it was pretty hurtful and sometimes hard to understand but it was real What interested me the most of the story was how these four people were connected I couldn t wait to see how these characters were going to be connected and how this was going to play out I was really curious and I kept turning the page trying to find out what was going on In the end, I was pretty content with how the story played out I thought it was realistic and that I loved most There were some things I would have liked for example Liam and Camden s point of view of the story I kind of wantedof Liam and Violet s relationship But those are just minor details in the story Everything else I enjoyed The writing was good Should you read this Yes A million times yes Note to myself You don t be nice to a skank who wanted your man no matter what, hell no never Note to myself You don t be nice to a skank who wanted your man no matter what, hell no never My Rating 4.5Favorite Quotes Things have irrevocably changed There is no going back I hadn t planned on the night going this way I hadn t planned on having a relationship altering fight tonight I hadn t planned on burning truths to explode to the surface, honest assessments of our failing relationship shining through But I guess that s the thing about life It doesn t always follow our plans Wasn t that the natural progression of life Don t we all, married or single, sometime My Rating 4.5Favorite Quotes Things have irrevocably changed There is no going back I hadn t planned on the night going this way I hadn t planned on having a relationship altering fight tonight I hadn t planned on burning truths to explode to the surface, honest assessments of our failing relationship shining through But I guess that s the thing about life It doesn t always follow our plans Wasn t that the natural progression of life Don t we all, married or single, sometimes lose ourselves in the day to day routine Don t lots of people wake up, suddenly wondering if they re living life right, if they re getting the most out of it The feeling during our kiss may have been wonderful, but the feeling now is awful Rejection is never fun, even if it s for a logical, moral reason.It s funny how it takes a woman I hate to make me understand my love for Camden is unconditional, unequivocal, and unbroken.No matter what anyone says, no matter what the love stories and movies try to sell you, the truth is marriage is hard Just plain hard My Review Without You was a highly introspective and emotive read It was also highly relevant, well written, insightful, and despite the angsty subject manner easy to follow I saw myself in this story, maybe a bit too much Like the last quote, marriage is hard, and we all get busy and tired at times But Jenna and Camden had slid into a rut which proved to be unsettling and unsatisfying for Jenna, whom I would label as beingthan a bit of diva with a prickly personality The writing was observant and full of feels as Jenna appears to process her early mid life crisis she is only in her late twenties She views her marriage as stale and wonders if it is worth continuing Most of us have experienced similar pivotal life points and wondered, Is this all there is I know I ve been therethan once, and not just in reference to marriage Ms Detwiler approached this process with a fresh angle and interesting style, and I was quickly drawn into the story I enjoyed the welcome hits of humor, which helped to offset the angst and also provided some of the cringe worthy self revelations made by both women This was my first experience with Ms Detwiler, but her entire listing has just been added to my TBR