A Place Without You
The Law of Henna and Bodhi: When love breaks, fall inward, fall together, and fall hard. Then let time pick up the pieces. Everything feels temporary when you’ve experienced tragedy—until Henna Lane meets Bodhi at a music festival. Young and spontaneous, they have a lust for seizing the moment, falling hard and fast. When Bodhi is forced to leave without a goodbye, Henna thinks she’ll never get over him. But then she meets Mr. Malone, her sexy, new guidance counselor. They are reckless. They are forbidden. When their secret is discovered, Henna has to choose between finishing school—banned from seeing Mr. Malone—or dropping out to follow her nomad dreams. Henna chooses her dreams. Over time, she learns that life is not a destination or a journey, some things are more than temporary, and the forbidden can never be ignored. But if she returns for him, will he still be hers? A Place Without You is an emotional story of young love, shattered dreams, and impossible decisions.

A Place Without You Details

TitleA Place Without You
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseDec 31st, 2018
PublisherJewel E. Ann
Rating
GenreRomance, Contemporary Romance, New Adult, Contemporary, Did Not Finish, Young Adult, Academic, Teachers, Adult, Drama, High School

A Place Without You Review

  • Christy
    January 1, 1970
    5 stars! The Law of Henna and Bodhi: When love breaks, fall inward, fall together, and fall hard. Then let time pick up the pieces. I've read a few of Jewel E. Ann's books, and I have to say, this is my favorite. It was completely captivating, addictive, and an epic romance. I highlighted so many quotes, didn't want to put the book down, and it is seriously the best kind of forbidden love. Henna and Bodhi are a couple I will always remember. I love this kind of love story. The kind that sets 5 stars! The Law of Henna and Bodhi: When love breaks, fall inward, fall together, and fall hard. Then let time pick up the pieces. I've read a few of Jewel E. Ann's books, and I have to say, this is my favorite. It was completely captivating, addictive, and an epic romance. I highlighted so many quotes, didn't want to put the book down, and it is seriously the best kind of forbidden love. Henna and Bodhi are a couple I will always remember. I love this kind of love story. The kind that sets your heart on fire. When Henna and Bohdi meet, it's fate. It's meant to be. And the universe always seems to pull them together when they need each other. They fall fast and they fall hard for one another. Henna is 18 and Bodhi is a few years older, but it's clear that they belong to one another. Due to an accident Henna was in, she is behind a year in school. When she starts her senior year of high school the very last thing she expects to find is Mr. Malone, her sexy guidance counselor, aka Bodhi, the man she is head over heels for. Bodhi's family situation is complicated, and it's not like he can just quit his job because of it. This puts them in a bit of a bind. “You’re trouble.” Do I want trouble tonight? Do I want to go down this rabbit hole? Giving her the once-over while she does the same to me, the answer is clear. Interlacing our fingers, she pulls me toward the van. “Oh, you have no idea.” As things progress with this couple, there are even more obstacles that arise. Some so much more serious than the student/counselor thing. My god this book was angsty as hell. I was so stressed while reading it. But I still loved it so much. These two went through so much. Even when it felt like things could never work, I had hope, because they are meant to be. And even when they hated each other and their situations, their love always always prevailed. “I missed you beyond words,” I whisper. His eyes open, looking a few shades darker blue beneath the curtain of my hair around us. “You hated me.” “Yes.” I drop soft kisses all over his face. “But I loved you more.” Sobs. I just loved it so much! Henna and Bodhi were both fantastic characters, but my favorite of the book may have been Bodhi's dad. I adored him and I so loved the relationship he had with Henna. And there was a scene with he and Bodhi I straight out sobbed while reading. Seriously the best dad ever. This book was full of passion, angst, and epic love. It's the kind of romance that I crave. Even though it had my stomach in knots, I loved every single page! This is definitely a must read for all lovers of romance. Henna: Hi. Remember me? Bodhi: Hi. I’m pretty sure you’re still my greatest memory.
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  • Patty Belongs To Kellan~Jesse~Lautner~Miller~Jack~Racer~Rafe~Liam~Prince Nicholas~Hayes~Simon~Gianluca & Archer
    January 1, 1970
    *****FIVE++++++++++++ STARS*****{ARC Generously Provided by Author}”Bodhi paints me with his emotions, plays me with his body, takes what’s his, and gives me everything in return.”“I love this girl with more love than I thought I had left in my heart. Henna takes everything that’s good in my life and multiplies it.”“Love is not a rational emotion. It jumps out of planes and dives off cliffs. It leaves a permanent mark on everything it touches. I can do the right thing or I can love you, but I ca *****FIVE++++++++++++ STARS*****{ARC Generously Provided by Author}”Bodhi paints me with his emotions, plays me with his body, takes what’s his, and gives me everything in return.”“I love this girl with more love than I thought I had left in my heart. Henna takes everything that’s good in my life and multiplies it.”“Love is not a rational emotion. It jumps out of planes and dives off cliffs. It leaves a permanent mark on everything it touches. I can do the right thing or I can love you, but I can’t do both.”This story was EPIC!!My first "Best of 2019" read.Jewel E. Ann is one of the greats! Her stories take me to my happy place. The characters she creates leave an indelible mark on my heart. I never know exactly what I’m going to get from her stories, but one thing I do know is that she is going to take me down a wild journey filled with crazy love and painful angst. This is the woman that drove me to drink during one of her stories but let me tell you, I will NEVER forget how amazing that book was and it made me one of Jewel's fangirls for life! If you’ve never read any of her books, you need to make it one of your New Year’s resolutions. Get ready to be swept away by Bodhi and Henna’s passionate all-consuming romance!!I knew early on this book was going to be something extraordinary. Bodhi and Henna are both beautiful characters and their love for each other burns something fierce but they each have endured great tragedy and loss which places huge obstacles in their paths and turns their relationship into the ”forbidden”. Bodhi and Henna meet at Coachella and spend an incredible weekend together. The chemistry between them ignites fast and furious. While they think at first that they’re only meant to be in each other’s lives for a brief moment in time, it becomes clear within a few hours that something epic is happening before their eyes and they’d give anything to not have to part ways, life is often unfair and even though they are two pieces of a puzzle that fit perfectly together their timing is all wrong.They’ll eventually be reunited after their memorable weekend at Coachella and what should be a happy twist of fate, ends up being a painful and heartbreaking reminder as to why they can’t ever live their happily ever after. Brace yourself for the ugly cry and to have your heart twisted due to some painful angst but all I can say is that this story is SOOOOOOO worth the torture because it is simply AMAZEBALLS!!Here are my overall ratings:Hero: 5+++++++Heroine: 4.5Plot: 5+++++++Angst: 5Steam: 5Chemistry Between Hero & Heroine: 5+++++++A PLACE WITHOUT YOU releases on January 2nd. I predict that this is going to be on a lot of reader’s ”Best of 2019” shelves. Amazon: https://amzn.to/2ApZXGRAmazon Worldwide: http://mybook.to/APlaceWithoutYou
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  • Jewel Ann
    January 1, 1970
    NOW LIVE!! FREE in KindleUnlimited!Join in on the discussion in my spoiler group on Facebook! Talk all things A PLACE WITHOUT YOU and check out my video Q&A that I did on 1/6/19 talking all about A Place Without You.>>Spoiler Group<<GRAB YOUR COPY TODAY:AMAZON US: https://amzn.to/2Ap6ul4AMAZON UK: https://amzn.to/2QdEG8hAMAZON CA: https://amzn.to/2Ami0xpAMAZON AU: https://amzn.to/2LGUn7gPAPERBACK: https://amzn.to/2QgHKRgLove the reviews that are coming in!>>Read Chapter One NOW LIVE!! FREE in KindleUnlimited!Join in on the discussion in my spoiler group on Facebook! Talk all things A PLACE WITHOUT YOU and check out my video Q&A that I did on 1/6/19 talking all about A Place Without You.>>Spoiler Group<<GRAB YOUR COPY TODAY:AMAZON US: https://amzn.to/2Ap6ul4AMAZON UK: https://amzn.to/2QdEG8hAMAZON CA: https://amzn.to/2Ami0xpAMAZON AU: https://amzn.to/2LGUn7gPAPERBACK: https://amzn.to/2QgHKRgLove the reviews that are coming in!>>Read Chapter One<<------------Subscribe to my newsletter to get the latest info AND to read my newsletter exclusive story.>>Subscribe<<
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  • Hulya Kara Yuksel
    January 1, 1970
    He grins. I grin.“Hi. Remember me?” Bodhi rubs his lips together and nods slowly. “I’m pretty sure you’re still my greatest memory.”2018 was an amazing year for me, not because I read so many great books but I also discovered Jewel's phenomenal books. :) I read 12 books of her in 2018 and they were all so freaking awesome. <3 So as you can see, there is no surprise in here. This book was just another 5 stars for me and from beginning to end this beautiful story spin my head and gave palpitat He grins. I grin.“Hi. Remember me?” Bodhi rubs his lips together and nods slowly. “I’m pretty sure you’re still my greatest memory.”2018 was an amazing year for me, not because I read so many great books but I also discovered Jewel's phenomenal books. :) I read 12 books of her in 2018 and they were all so freaking awesome. <3 So as you can see, there is no surprise in here. This book was just another 5 stars for me and from beginning to end this beautiful story spin my head and gave palpitations to my heart. I'll never forget Bodhi & Henna's story. <3 Jewel, thank you so much for this unforgettable journey. <3 I'm pretty sure this book is one of my favorites now.... :) *ARC kindly provided by author in exchange for an honest review. ❤❤❤ ----------------------Read Chapter One - Now! 😍https://www.jeweleann.com/a-place-wit...Expected publication: January 1st 2019BLURB : The Law of Henna and Bodhi: When love breaks, fall inward, fall together, and fall hard. Then let time pick up the pieces. Everything feels temporary when you’ve experienced tragedy—until Henna Lane meets Bodhi at a music festival. Young and spontaneous, they have a lust for seizing the moment, falling hard and fast.When Bodhi is forced to leave without a goodbye, Henna thinks she’ll never get over him. But then she meets Mr. Malone, her sexy, new guidance counselor. They are reckless.They are forbidden. When their secret is discovered, Henna has to choose between finishing school—banned from seeing Mr. Malone—or dropping out to follow her nomad dreams. Henna chooses her dreams. Over time, she learns that life is not a destination or a journey, some things are more than temporary, and the forbidden can never be ignored. But if she returns for him, will he still be hers?
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  • KAT ♕ Kitty Kats Crazy About Books ♕
    January 1, 1970
    Don’t sweat it. everything is temporary ‘A PLACE WITHOUT YOU’ Is a full length contemporary romance stand alone novel by Jewel E. Ann MY REVIEW: can also be found on my blog: ➽ KITTY KATS CRAZY ABOUT BOOKS God as soon as I started this the world around me ceased to exist, this was the exactly the kind of book I wanted to start the New Year off with, a book that I couldn’t put down, an author that is known to throw us all the feels, the angst, the forbidden love that set my emotions ree Don’t sweat it. everything is temporary ‘A PLACE WITHOUT YOU’ Is a full length contemporary romance stand alone novel by Jewel E. Ann MY REVIEW: can also be found on my blog: ➽ KITTY KATS CRAZY ABOUT BOOKS God as soon as I started this the world around me ceased to exist, this was the exactly the kind of book I wanted to start the New Year off with, a book that I couldn’t put down, an author that is known to throw us all the feels, the angst, the forbidden love that set my emotions reeling. You can tell this is a seasoned author because it was just utter perfection. Unique, Un-put-downable, Un-predictable, Undeniably epic, this author has set the bar high for any other book to follow in her footsteps for 2019!!Henna and Bodhi will stay in your hearts forever more. Henna is such a free spirit, a butterfly ready to take the world by storm.Bodhi is trapped in a world he didn’t ask for, responsibilities wearing him down, he’s given one week a year to just breathe. This put me through the paces, so many emotions were wrung out of me but at the end of it my heart is full, no words can really convey how much I loved this book, the characters, they touched such a special spot in my heart, I giggled, swooned, cried, I felt all the feels in the world. This author just cemented me to her words even more with this book.      
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  • ◆ Anna's ƦªϻƁℓℹռg$ ◆
    January 1, 1970
    3 StarsNot exactly a stellar beginning of the year for me: my first Jewel E. Ann book that wasn't epic.My GR buddies know how crazy I am about this author.You see, there are hundreds of different romance authors on my shelves and Jewel E. Ann is the fourth most read author. Fourth. She's also second on my favorite authors list. Second.I've read all of her books. All of them. And apart from a book or two, I rated them all five stars. All except this one.Sadly, I would have loved this one too if i 3 StarsNot exactly a stellar beginning of the year for me: my first Jewel E. Ann book that wasn't epic.My GR buddies know how crazy I am about this author.You see, there are hundreds of different romance authors on my shelves and Jewel E. Ann is the fourth most read author. Fourth. She's also second on my favorite authors list. Second.I've read all of her books. All of them. And apart from a book or two, I rated them all five stars. All except this one.Sadly, I would have loved this one too if it hadn't been for the heroine. I found her behavior and actions immature, reckless and annoying, which is a first for me because I always adore Jewel E. Ann's heroines.My second issue is the connection (or lack of thereof) between the main characters in the first part of the book. I really, truly, honest to God did not feel it. By the time I reached the last half it was too late.Okay, so this book wasn't epic for me but that doesn't mean it's bad. I still think you should give it a chance to experience the awesomeness that is Jewel E. Ann.
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  • Bibi
    January 1, 1970
    I finished! Okay, so what if I skimmed (a lot) or barely cared about the forbidden love affair that was Henna + Bodhi. One thing that bugged me though was Jewel's attempt at transplanting Woodstock to Coachella. This read like it should have been set in 1969, considering all the nudges to flower power, the VW bug van, the smoking of weed, and the weird love child thing that Henna had going on, And oh, lest we forget the names! Henna and Bodhi! *snort*In any event, I read this and now I'm done. I finished! Okay, so what if I skimmed (a lot) or barely cared about the forbidden love affair that was Henna + Bodhi. One thing that bugged me though was Jewel's attempt at transplanting Woodstock to Coachella. This read like it should have been set in 1969, considering all the nudges to flower power, the VW bug van, the smoking of weed, and the weird love child thing that Henna had going on, And oh, lest we forget the names! Henna and Bodhi! *snort*In any event, I read this and now I'm done. I'll take any small mercies. TYVM.
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  • Dri ✰
    January 1, 1970
    ★ 2 STARS ★▬⋆▬⋆▬⋆▬⋆▬⋆▬⋆▬⋆▬⋆▬⋆▬⋆▬⋆▬⋆▬⋆▬⋆▬ “Vulnerability takes more strength than anything else in life. You have to be willing to feel absolutely every emotion. Vulnerability is the sharpest knife, the longest marathon, the highest mountain.” A new year has started, but my honest opinion will remain the same.Sooo, here I am again in the minority team... *sigh*Henna não é o tipo de heroína que me agrada muito. Mesmo ciente de tudo o que ela enfrentou e em certas situações até mesmo conseguir com ★ 2 STARS ★▬⋆▬⋆▬⋆▬⋆▬⋆▬⋆▬⋆▬⋆▬⋆▬⋆▬⋆▬⋆▬⋆▬⋆▬ “Vulnerability takes more strength than anything else in life. You have to be willing to feel absolutely every emotion. Vulnerability is the sharpest knife, the longest marathon, the highest mountain.” A new year has started, but my honest opinion will remain the same.Sooo, here I am again in the minority team... *sigh*Henna não é o tipo de heroína que me agrada muito. Mesmo ciente de tudo o que ela enfrentou e em certas situações até mesmo conseguir compreender suas atitudes, ainda assim esta personagem me irritou bastante. A achei imatura demais em determinados momentos e egoísta em outros. Não fui capaz de sentir uma simpatia por ela. Bodhi foi outro personagem que não me ganhou completamente. Pra mim ele não foi um mocinho forte, apesar de ter suas qualidades, não conseguiu deixar sua marca.Pra ser honesta, não fui capaz de me conectar com nenhum dos dois. Eu gostei de como o relacionamento dos dois se iniciou, de como se conheceram. Entretanto, conforme a trama foi se desenrolando e principalmente o caminho que ela seguiu não me agradou. E, a partir de determinado ponto a relação acabou perdendo o brilho pra mim. O comportamento e algumas das ações do casal me decepcionou. Sei que todos os relacionamentos têm seus altos e baixos e que nada é de fato perfeito, porém há certas situações da qual eu não consigo aceitar ou simplesmente relevar. Muita coisa foi desnecessária e outras poderiam ter se desenrolado de maneira diferente...A história tem sim pontos e momentos que se destacaram, algumas partes carregadas de emoções e sentimentos, porém não foi o suficiente pra mim. Não sei explicar ao certo, mas não consegui sentir tudo aquilo que era suposto sentir. Não me tocou como deveria. O final foi um pouco corrido na minha opinião e devido a toda trajetória dos personagens, dos altos e baixos e da história em si, gostaria que o desfecho fosse mais elaborado. Acho que deixou a desejar, ficou faltando algo... De modo geral, não foi um livro que me impressionou, tentei muito gostar, mas não consegui pois a irritação que senti ao longo da trama se sobrepôs a qualquer outro sentimento. Como eu disse, não procuro por personagens perfeitos ou histórias de amor onde só há flores e corações. No entanto, o que li aqui não me convenceu, não teve um sentido completo e também não é algo que eu realmente goste de ler.Este é o segundo livro que leio da autora e assim como o primeiro, eu gostei muito da escrita dela. Mas, infelizmente, este livro não funcionou pra mim, não foi nada do que eu imaginava e esperava. “No matter where I am on this earth, I’m loving you… forever.”
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  • Jenny••Steamy Reads Blog••
    January 1, 1970
    Jewel E. Ann, you have the talent to literally take over my heart with your writing.. You had my heart racing, then melting, then mad. You made it skip beats, with the sobbing I did. My heart, it got put through the ringer during this read but In the end, my heart thanks you for completely and utterly making it feel, feel so fricken happy, and full for the love of your stories!! "Hey, I'm pretty sure you're still my greatest memory." Full review to come.....when I can form my thoughts😜 ********* Jewel E. Ann, you have the talent to literally take over my heart with your writing.. You had my heart racing, then melting, then mad. You made it skip beats, with the sobbing I did. My heart, it got put through the ringer during this read but In the end, my heart thanks you for completely and utterly making it feel, feel so fricken happy, and full for the love of your stories!! "Hey, I'm pretty sure you're still my greatest memory." Full review to come.....when I can form my thoughts😜 *********************************************** This book. I’ve sat and thought, how do I put this book into words. Simple, read this book and please don’t flash to the end to cheat. So amazingly written to me, it sucks you in and it literally holds you hostage until the end.Bodhi & Henna, Henna & Bodhi, I cant say I’ve wanted a couple to be happy as I’ve wanted this much deserving couple to have that. Hands down, my heart fell in love, hard, with Henna & Bodhi. Bodhi & Henna. Henna & Bodhi. Still reeling from these two 😍Bodhi is dedicated to taking care of his physically challenged father from an accident and now battling cancer. He feels he doesn’t deserve happiness, definitely doesn’t deserve love, heck never looked for it. He simply does what he has to do to take care of his father and pay the bills. So when he meets Henna, what happens when she takes ahold of his heart, and won’t give it back. Here begins the journey of Bodhi & Henna.Henna, fought death and won, so what better way to live it to its fullest by being happy, and carefree, and taking what you deserve. So when meeting and falling for an incredibly sexy man, how far will she go to be with him, stay in touch with him?Without giving anything away about how much these two endure during this journey, be prepared for all the emotions. But, I promise, in the end, that journey comes to a remarkable end. I relished in the connection, the chemistry, the way this book flowed, and dang did I fall even more in love with the writing this author creates. Perfection!
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  • Pavlina Read more sleep less blog❤❤
    January 1, 1970
    <3 5 stars <3"Henna and Bodhi...It's like my body knows that he's mine to touch."Such a beautiful story, I have no words.My heart is so full, I adored everything about this story.But most of all the romance which is epic.Bodhi and Henna were both unique, not only their names but their personalities too.I fall in love with them slowly and I just couldn't get enough of them.I haven't read a lot of books from this author but I can easily say this is the best!I could keep going and going telli <3 5 stars <3"Henna and Bodhi...It's like my body knows that he's mine to touch."Such a beautiful story, I have no words.My heart is so full, I adored everything about this story.But most of all the romance which is epic.Bodhi and Henna were both unique, not only their names but their personalities too.I fall in love with them slowly and I just couldn't get enough of them.I haven't read a lot of books from this author but I can easily say this is the best!I could keep going and going telling how much I loved this story.It's a heartwarming story and i had butterflies in my heart with these two.Also it's intense and steamy.    
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  • Malene
    January 1, 1970
    **4.5 Stars**Phew.... This was a toughie to get through especially because of all the emotions and a certain topic I won’t spoil. Once again Jewel E. Ann delivers a story with characters that makes me feel and think about while reading and once I’m finished. Henna & Bodhi. Bodhi & Henna. Wow. These two made my skin tingle. Right off the bat their chemistry was palpable and intoxicating. They meet in a cab on their way to a music festival and sparks fly. I was completely entranced with th **4.5 Stars**Phew.... This was a toughie to get through especially because of all the emotions and a certain topic I won’t spoil. Once again Jewel E. Ann delivers a story with characters that makes me feel and think about while reading and once I’m finished. Henna & Bodhi. Bodhi & Henna. Wow. These two made my skin tingle. Right off the bat their chemistry was palpable and intoxicating. They meet in a cab on their way to a music festival and sparks fly. I was completely entranced with them. They both come with baggage and making a relationship work isn’t easy even though it feels like it. In their own bubble everything is right and easy but it all comes tumbling down when the “real” world sets in once they get home.I enjoyed Henna and Bodhi. Two flawed characters with so much heart. Together they feel invincible but Bodhi doesn’t feel worthy of Henna. It’s a difficult journey filled with love, loss and acceptance. They both love so fiercely and sacrifices a lot because of it. A Place Without You delivers all the feels and a story with a controversial topic. I can’t point out enough how much these two characters moved me. Not only with how strongly they love but by their actions as well. I could easily relate to both of them and their predicament they were in.Jewel E. Ann is a master storyteller. I’m challenged and never disappointed. That’s why she’s a unicorn author of mine.4.5 Limitless Stars
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  • Corina☞BookTwinsReviews
    January 1, 1970
    4 starsOMG this book WRECKED ME!!!!!!Beautifully written but tissues are a necessity!!! Buckle up everyone!!There were so many things I loved about this novel.I loved Henna's care free and wild spirit. Her gypsy like personality, not taking anything too seriously, living in the moment, and not wasting a profound connection with someone even if it's just meant to be temporarily. And the connection she shared with Bodhi was immediate, tangible, and epic.Bodhi was a DREAM!!! The mother lode actuall 4 starsOMG this book WRECKED ME!!!!!!Beautifully written but tissues are a necessity!!! Buckle up everyone!!There were so many things I loved about this novel.I loved Henna's care free and wild spirit. Her gypsy like personality, not taking anything too seriously, living in the moment, and not wasting a profound connection with someone even if it's just meant to be temporarily. And the connection she shared with Bodhi was immediate, tangible, and epic.Bodhi was a DREAM!!! The mother lode actually!! He was such an amazing guy, even with everything else that was going on. And the way he was with Henna - SWOON!!!! These two were a dream come true. They just fit. You know like Yin and Yang - two halves belonging together.But as it is often in life, timing is everything. And at times fate and karma can also be a bitch.For me Henna and Bodhi were meant to be. I loved them, actually adored them together. Their love for each other was beyond reason and without a doubt meant to be. It's just that life had other plans.The author wrote a gorgeous love story. Absolutely beautiful, meaningful and touching. I adored it until l got to the second half of the book. It would have been one of these magical stories that left me all glowing and and grinning like a maniac, because that's how much I loved it.But then the author went her merry way and ripped my heart out!! It became emotionally wrecking and left me with this huge hole in my heart. But besides all that, A Place Without You was exceptionally well written, crisp, clean, with dialogues that just jumped off the pages. It also helps that the author writes some of the most enjoyable characters.I just need to remind myself that she also excels in ripping out my heart when I least expect it.ARC generously provided in exchange for an honest review.✵ ✦ ✷ ✫ ✷ ✦ ✧ ✵ ✧ ✵ ✦ ✷ ✫ ✷ ✦ ✧ ✵ ✧ ✵ ✦ ✷ ✫ ✷ ✦ ✧ ✵ ✧ ✵ If you want to chat with me about books, find me on Instagram For more of my reviews:My Blog: Book Twins ReviewsFacebook Blog PageTwitterSubscribe to Blog
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  • DJ Sakata
    January 1, 1970
    Favorite Quotes:He eats one fry and hands me the last one. It’s oddly the most romantic thing a guy has ever done for me. The final french fry trumps a single red rose. At least, that’s how my mind works.“Are you still flirting with me?” “Always. Even when our kids think it’s gross and we’re too old to flirt, I’m going to tease you with my sexiness.”It’s hotter than a pot of Devil’s stew.Do people really use paperweights? I always think of them as unsuspecting weapons in murder mysteries.One of Favorite Quotes:He eats one fry and hands me the last one. It’s oddly the most romantic thing a guy has ever done for me. The final french fry trumps a single red rose. At least, that’s how my mind works.“Are you still flirting with me?” “Always. Even when our kids think it’s gross and we’re too old to flirt, I’m going to tease you with my sexiness.”It’s hotter than a pot of Devil’s stew.Do people really use paperweights? I always think of them as unsuspecting weapons in murder mysteries.One of his eyes pops open, followed by the other. “Oh my God! You’re not dead.” I drop to my knees and rest my forehead on the arm of his chair, grabbing his hand and squeezing it tightly. “Not today, young lady. But Christ … I hope the mortician does a better job of checking my pulse than you did. I don’t relish the idea of being burned or buried alive.” I’m pretty sure you’re still my greatest memory.My Review:I am not a fan of the angst which made this tragic story a treacherous and somewhat arduous trek for me to journey through, yet the writing was stellar and the cleverly alluring characters were enticing, complicated, and so incredibly nuanced; I couldn’t give up. I had to read all the words. Even the ones that greatly annoyed me. The storylines were shrewdly paced, and often heart-wrenching and multi-layered with complex issues and thought-provoking real-world dilemmas and obstacles that would be difficult for anyone to navigate, much less while in the throes of an epic love story. The writing was lushly descriptive, poignantly insightful, and relentlessly mined all the feels with panache. And oh, I have to mention the bone-melting sensuality... I may have been gasping... a few times. I struggled in how to rate it overall which proved to be quite the predicament as there were sections I truly struggled with as well as the unfortunate deployment of my least favorite trope, yet the superior quality and thoughtfulness of the writing couldn't be overlooked. While the HEA was hard won, it was well worth the effort and “quite the snack.”
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  • The Book Bee
    January 1, 1970
    REVIEW: 5 STARS"I want him to hold me in his arms the way I've held him in my heart."SHE'S FREAKING BRILLIANT.I cannot even begin to explain how amazing it is to me that someone can write a story that completely catches me off guard - but on top of that, has me still thinking of it days, weeks, months later because it affected me on some deeper level. A level that goes beyond normal. Jewel is most definitely that kind of author for me. There is a reason she sits on my favorites list each year. Y REVIEW: 5 STARS"I want him to hold me in his arms the way I've held him in my heart."SHE'S FREAKING BRILLIANT.I cannot even begin to explain how amazing it is to me that someone can write a story that completely catches me off guard - but on top of that, has me still thinking of it days, weeks, months later because it affected me on some deeper level. A level that goes beyond normal. Jewel is most definitely that kind of author for me. There is a reason she sits on my favorites list each year. Yet again, here is proof.Where to start with this one. If you know Jewel's writing from any of her previous books, you will know and understand her angst. You have felt the effects of how easily she rips you apart and puts you back together. You've seen the reality that encompasses all her stories and the triumph in the ending. It's what keeps me coming back for more. It's the reason I sign up for her brand of torture, every single time. Because she does it effortlessly. It's so good. Add the fact that nothing of hers is predictable or without their own special twists, that makes for a page turning read that is never boring. Ever. And the quotes? I could quote the whole darn book!!! "Attraction doesn't give a shit about time. It wants what it wants." I am such a slow, meticulous reader, so when the words are visual and the feelings are palpable, it brings the story to life. This is exactly how Jewel writes. Her words are electric when she tells a story. When Bodhi and Henna met, it was a sensual dance of flirting, smiling and winking. Their chemistry was immediate and intense, but I don't think it was unexplainable because it was destined to be. The buildup was told so well that I saw a strength in their vulnerability and I appreciated that. The angst was definitely there, but it was a softer angst. It wasn't the stomach twisting angst I've come to expect, but I liked that little switch up. It really worked for this story and it made their love that much more vibrant and alive. It wasn't an easy road to get from point A to point B, and there is no denying that, but it was one worth every single obstacle. Their push and their pull, their desires to do the right thing gave this book such a hard-hitting, emotional gut punch. I couldn't help but pore over the words that she was bringing to life. She made it easy to imagine how every decision made affected the characters, in turn allowing me to feel their turmoil. "There's a part of her no one will ever understand unless they see how she expresses herself without words." I connected very easily to both Henna and Bodhi, not by experience, but by emotion - which made them very relatable. I liked how stubborn Henna was. I liked how set Bodhi was in his convictions. Together, they made the story breathe. It was moving. It was fluid. Flawless, even though their actions may have been angering and the reasons may have been agonizing. Their relationship had charisma, but their fight for an undeniable love wasn't without it's battles. Their love was organic in every way. "I'm pretty sure you're still my greatest memory." I know I say the same thing every time I read one of her books, but when Jewel gives me deep characters, an engaging first meeting combined with a plot rampant with emotional truths, and buttoned up with an amazing ending...it's perfection. It literally is. I love her books. I just do. I love the way she tells a story, and it's as if she unapologetically showing us the truth behind a love that's destined to last through hardships, through thick and thin. Guaranteed.Once again, Jewel writes FATE like it was meant to be. (I'm punny) "Yeah, she's a torturous glimpse at a life I would have loved to live."~BEEAA AMAZON - Kindle Unlimited: https://amzn.to/2BRkXGoENTER HERE TO WIN AN ECOPY: http://bit.ly/2BSCaPS
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  • MELISSA *Mel Reader*
    January 1, 1970
    4.5 Stars!(ARC provided by Social Butterfly PR)-Life is meant to be lived and not chased, raced, or saved for another day... Henna Lane is an artsy free spirited 18 yr. old girl who lives in Colorado. She has a colorful life and personality, and is known to be unpredictable and spontaneous, so when she meets a gorgeous guy named Bodhi at a music festival she decides they could be great together even if only for a few days. She knows it's temporary, but when sparks fly you have to pay attention. 4.5 Stars!(ARC provided by Social Butterfly PR)-Life is meant to be lived and not chased, raced, or saved for another day... Henna Lane is an artsy free spirited 18 yr. old girl who lives in Colorado. She has a colorful life and personality, and is known to be unpredictable and spontaneous, so when she meets a gorgeous guy named Bodhi at a music festival she decides they could be great together even if only for a few days. She knows it's temporary, but when sparks fly you have to pay attention. When they touch it's electric, exciting, and undescribable. Their chemistry is magnetic, and they feel limitless when together. It's natural and easy between them, and neither want their time to come to an end. -“Henna, are you flirting with me?”-“Yes, Bodhi, I’m shamelessly, unapologetically, working-my-ass-off flirting with you. The universe has spoken. We can’t ignore the universe.”-He’s mine. Even if he doesn’t really know it yet- he’s mine.-Bodhi can touch me without lifting a finger. I feel him in ways I’ve never felt anyone before.-Attraction doesn’t give a shit about time. It wants what it wants. I know one thing for sure- long after our time ends, I will feel an invisible pull to her for the rest of my life. Yin and Yang. Positive and negative. Bodhi and Henna. Bodhi meets Henna and she's like a sexy goddess from the seventies made just for him. He's blinded by her light and in one day she makes a permanent mark on him. She's a stunning glimpse of a life he could have had. She makes him feel alive, and they share a weekend immersed in music and each other. They both feel something extremely powerful and life changing. Bodhi knows she will forever own a piece of his heart. They fall hard and fast, and then abruptly part ways only to eventually cross paths again. This is where their story takes an unexpected twist, and they have to decide if what they feel is worth fighting for. Jewel E. Ann always writes books that are unique, beautiful, and speak to the heart. This story is emotional, messy, complicated, and full of tragedy, obstacles, and angst. This couples road to love isn't easy, and is plagued with impossible decisions and circumstances. It's a second chance forbidden romance that is fantastic and unforgettable. I loved Henna+Bodhi so much! ***NOW AVAILABLE***https://amzn.to/2F16VG2
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  •  Sonya ♕Chatterbooks book blog♕
    January 1, 1970
    “He’s mine. Even if he doesn’t know it yet-He’s mine”. Jewel E Ann has never ceased to amaze me with her storylines. Every time I think I have this author figured out and what direction she’s going to go, she throws us a curve ball and blows us away. I knew this was forbidden and I approached it anyway because like a moth to flame, I just couldn’t help myself. With my heart guarded and hope on the line, I stepped into the greatest unknown.Like their namesake, Henna and Bodhi were both very un “He’s mine. Even if he doesn’t know it yet-He’s mine”. Jewel E Ann has never ceased to amaze me with her storylines. Every time I think I have this author figured out and what direction she’s going to go, she throws us a curve ball and blows us away. I knew this was forbidden and I approached it anyway because like a moth to flame, I just couldn’t help myself. With my heart guarded and hope on the line, I stepped into the greatest unknown.Like their namesake, Henna and Bodhi were both very unique characters. They were at different stages in their lives but one moment brought them together and solidified their stay in each other’s lives. Time was never on their side, and to the outside world, their love was forbidden but they had something more than that because they were MORE than that. They were Henna and Bodhi. “ Our love is forbidden and complicated. It’s hard and unforgiving. If we want it, we need to let it hurt sometimes”. What I really liked about this one was that as the story progressed, so did the characters. What started out as a laid back, free spirited feel, quickly became an emotional love story that dealt with sacrifice, betrayal, distance, and the ultimate gift of all: unconditional love. These two went through everything that you could have imagined and they were stronger and better for it. I did get frustrated a few times with some of the characters and their actions and I really wanted to throttle them but at the same time, I understood where they were coming from.If you’re going into this story thinking that you know exactly how this is going to turn out, think again. It’s different, beautiful, real, and it makes you crazy emotional.    
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  • Wendy
    January 1, 1970
    The moment I opened this book...I was hooked. I tried to read as much as I could before my eyes started to get too heavy and I knew I had to get some sleep. Don't start this one right before bedtime...you will be tossing and turning all night because all you really want to do, is finish it...When these two crossed paths, it was love at first sight. For them, but also for me. Both of them are awesome characters...bit together... they rock !! The Law of Henna and Bodhi: When love breaks, fall inwa The moment I opened this book...I was hooked. I tried to read as much as I could before my eyes started to get too heavy and I knew I had to get some sleep. Don't start this one right before bedtime...you will be tossing and turning all night because all you really want to do, is finish it...When these two crossed paths, it was love at first sight. For them, but also for me. Both of them are awesome characters...bit together... they rock !! The Law of Henna and Bodhi: When love breaks, fall inward, fall together, and fall hard.  This book started out so light and fun, but I should have known...knowing this author, it wouldn't stay that way. Even though it is obvious, right from the start, that their love is one for the ages...they don't get to travel the easy road...Their relationship is a bumpy ride...but the destination is so dammed worth it...I was smiling and blubbering while reading this one... Such a wonderful read !!  Highly recommended !!  My reviews are posted on Follow me  
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  • Dilek VT
    January 1, 1970
    I read the blurb and didn't like it.I read Chapter One and didn't like it, either. I have a feeling she is not my type of heroine but I may change my mind. I am waiting for more reviews...Jewel E. Ann is one of those writers whose books are either a hit or a miss for me. That's why I need to wait and decide wisely...
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  • Jenny - TotallybookedBlog
    January 1, 1970
    5 incredible stars! ‘I love this girl with more love than I thought I had left in my heart. Henna takes everything that’s good in my life and multiplies it.’What a way to start the reading year with this unforgettable epic, believable and all-encompassing love story! However, the love aspect is just a small part of A Place Without You, because this is so much more than a love story. This is a life story. This is a story that will engulf you in its pain, its beauty, its honesty, and its love. Th 5 incredible stars! ‘I love this girl with more love than I thought I had left in my heart. Henna takes everything that’s good in my life and multiplies it.’What a way to start the reading year with this unforgettable epic, believable and all-encompassing love story! However, the love aspect is just a small part of A Place Without You, because this is so much more than a love story. This is a life story. This is a story that will engulf you in its pain, its beauty, its honesty, and its love. The love between Henna and the tortured Bodhi, the love between Bodhi and his father, and Henna’s love for her Mum, Dad, and stepdad. There are so many layers to this story and every single one had us on the verge of tears – happy and sad – or ugly crying for so many reasons throughout. So many emotions! We’re confidently calling it early and saying, whilst this may only be our first read the year, this book will be on our Top Reads list of 2019. “You’re my boy, Bodhi. I might not be able to always catch you when you fall, but it won’t stop me trying.” Jewel E Ann has done it again with her inherently incredible talent for creating some of the most beautiful characters we’ve ever read, and Bodhi and Henna have been added to that list. There is a sincerity and quirkiness to her characters who never fail to worm their way into our hearts. Bodhi is the stuff book boyfriends are made of. His good looks secondary to his beautiful heart. What a man!! “ Love is not a rational emotion. It jumps out of planes and dives off cliffs. It leaves a permanent mark on everything it touches. I can do the right thing, or I can love you, but I can’t do both.”Our love is forbidden and complicated. It’s hard and unforgiving. If we want it, we need to let it hurt sometimes.” A Place Without You begins as forbidden first love, and despite the obstacles, Bodhi and Henna endure, and even during the time they spent apart, not once, not even for a single second, did we ever doubt the sincerity of their love. Their connection was intense, convincing, passionate and truthful. As we read, we knew this book was going to sear our souls, we could feel this book was going to break us and heal us, and it did exactly that in its poignant and moving prose.‘I know one thing for sure – long after our time ends, I will feel an invisible pull to her for the rest of my life.’A good story can make you reflect and think about your life, it can evoke memories, making you feel a deeper connection with the characters and that’s exactly what happened in A Place Without You. We love to feel a story, to really experience every moment with the characters, to understand their journey and we felt that way throughout Henna and Bodhi’s story. Not one single emotion was spared by the extraordinary writing of Jewel E Ann. The way this lady injects humour and warmth into the most painful moments, the way she merges passion, romance, despair and swoon with a dose of realism is the reason we desperately continue to devour her stories.Henna: Someday…I’m going to find you.Bodhi: Wouldn’t that be something?Henna: Oh, it will be.Henna and Bodhi meet at a Coachella festival, sharing an intense connection in a definitive moment, that would prove fate is one clever phenomenon. Bodhi is drawn to Henna’s spirited and carefree nature, something so very different from the life he leads. As the story unfolds (and we’re giving nothing away here because you must experience everything for yourselves) we learn about the guilt that consumes Bodhi, and his want to experience the life he could have with Henna and it’s crushing. “I want him to want me. Like the epic kind of love where he comes for me. The kind where he doesn’t take no for an answer. The kind that involves begging and groveling. I want him to chase me. Need me. I want him to hold me in his arms the way I’ve held him in my heart.” Never predictable, always moving, and tinged with moments of humour and swoon, we were completely swept up in a story that called to our hearts. Never on the peripheral, always feeling present in this telling of insurmountable love – love in so many forms. The undercurrent of family loyalty, sacrifice and responsibility spoke to our hearts, the romantic heart of the story moved us in a way we’ll never forget.‘So, this is what it feels like to understand that the world is not a place or a destination. It’s a moment. When we touch, it’s the world. It’s life.’Words are not enough to convey how utterly beautiful this story is, nor what we took away from this A Place Without You. From the stage at Coachella to the mountains of Colorado and the beautiful trips around the world, Jewel E Ann held us in the palm of her hand with every single page. Sweet, romantic, emotional, beautiful, compassionate, honest…one word sums it up..perfect!Be sure to make this your first read of 2019 – trust us, you won’t be sorry! Prepare for a tearjerking, wonderful and unforgettable experience. “Hi. Remember me?”“I’m pretty sure you’re still my greatest memory.” Now LIVE and available to purchase :Amazon USAmazon UKCome visit and follow us at:✲ TotallybookedBlog✲ TB on Facebook✲ TB on Twitter✲ TB on Pinterest
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  • Emma
    January 1, 1970
    Didn't like it. Too insta-love for my taste. Didn't like either of the MCs, she was childish and clingy, he was dull and weak. He knew she is a teenager and still lusted for her and she was ok to have sex with him even though she is a virgin.  Of course because the male lead is a man after all and he has needs, being in love with the heroine doesn't stop him from sleeping with others while she is still texting him and asking if he forgot her. Pathetic much? Yeah I know.She almost slept with anot Didn't like it. Too insta-love for my taste. Didn't like either of the MCs, she was childish and clingy, he was dull and weak. He knew she is a teenager and still lusted for her and she was ok to have sex with him even though she is a virgin.  Of course because the male lead is a man after all and he has needs, being in love with the heroine doesn't stop him from sleeping with others while she is still texting him and asking if he forgot her. Pathetic much? Yeah I know.She almost slept with another because she was hurt. Of course she couldn't, because she is a woman and her virginity is so precious and beautiful so she will give it to the man she loves... God! I'm gonna throw up, so I will stop. I stopped reading then anyway.I don’t have time to date. That’s not my life. But you can and you should.”“Well, if you’re not having sex, then why should I need to have it?”“Henna …” He shakes his head. I didn’t think he could look more pained. I was wrong. “It’s not that I … what I mean is …” Bodhi sighs.My stomach tightens and my chest constricts my lungs, making it hard to breathe. “Sex,” I say on an exhale of disbelief. “You don’t date, but you … Jesus!” Standing, I slide my bag over my shoulder. “I feel so stupid. Just…” I shake my head “…so fucking stupid.”She bends down and kisses me, framing my face with her hands. “I hate you for being with…” her throat bobs “…other women when I promised I’d find you.”“I hate myself too.” My chin drops to my chest. They weren’t just a means to fill a sexual need; they were a way to try and forget about Henna. I’m so fucking stupid because this woman is eternally unforgettable. How could I not know this?Of course!!
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  • Dee Montoya
    January 1, 1970
    FIVE +++ Bodhi And Henna Stars*****Two souls destined to meet in the desert, surrounded by music, covered in sweat, and with no other choice but to fall in love, forever and always. Both Bodhi and Henna carry pain from their pasts. Different pains, and different coping mechanisms but together they will help each other heal. From the moment Henna got into the Uber taxi that unbeknownst to her was sharing with the most beautiful man she had ever seen, she felt it in her soul that he was going to FIVE +++ Bodhi And Henna Stars*****Two souls destined to meet in the desert, surrounded by music, covered in sweat, and with no other choice but to fall in love, forever and always. Both Bodhi and Henna carry pain from their pasts. Different pains, and different coping mechanisms but together they will help each other heal. From the moment Henna got into the Uber taxi that unbeknownst to her was sharing with the most beautiful man she had ever seen, she felt it in her soul that he was going to change her life forever. She and Bodhi shared a magical afternoon surrounded by people, all there for the music, but these two were in a world of their own. Fries, ketchup, and a magnificent kiss made their time together utterly unforgettable, and no matter the time or the distance, their love was born unbreakable from the start. Physical pain, addiction, death, distance, taboo, and time, are some of the things that will try to come between Bodhi and Henna. But their love is wild, organic, simply made to be, and no matter if they are together or alone, near or far, even with other people, no place exists without the other. This book is a complete story. In true Jewel E. Ann fashion, she won’t leave one emotion untouched. You will feel it all. Every single character is so beautiful and completely relatable. Who hasn’t felt guilt, shame, been crazy in love, frustrated for what they wish it could be but isn’t? Reading this book is like reading a little piece of your own heart. You’ll know it, and you’ll feel it, once you emerge yourself in the pages of A Place Without You
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  • Lisa Aiello
    January 1, 1970
    5 "I'm pretty sure you're my greatest memory" starsI feel like I've just been put through the wringer, rehydrated and put back through a second time. I am exhausted after reading that. My stomach hurts and I'm caught in that weird place between crying and hysterical laughter. The story of Henna and Bodhi is nothing short of phenomenal. I will be the first to admit that it took me a while to warm up to Henna. I found her to be childish and immature and reckless to begin with. I had to remind myse 5 "I'm pretty sure you're my greatest memory" starsI feel like I've just been put through the wringer, rehydrated and put back through a second time. I am exhausted after reading that. My stomach hurts and I'm caught in that weird place between crying and hysterical laughter. The story of Henna and Bodhi is nothing short of phenomenal. I will be the first to admit that it took me a while to warm up to Henna. I found her to be childish and immature and reckless to begin with. I had to remind myself she was only 19 and I was looking at things from 35+ years of additional experience and life lessons. So, I cut her some slack. And you know what? I fell in love with her. And anyone who knows me knows I'm all about my heros and not my heroines!! But this girl. I have no words. I am so proud of her. Yeah, I'm proud of a fictional character!! And Henna and Bodhi together - pure perfection! There are some gut-wrenching things to experience in these pages. But there is beauty and healing and love...most of all, there is love.
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  • Sophie
    January 1, 1970
    4,5 stars At the time I am writing this review I am beyond exhausted. I had a very tiring and unusual week that’s left me emotionally exhausted.  The irony of it is that what Bodhi’s dad is battling with, the choice he made is exactly what went with my father in this past week. Exactly the same and I won’t give spoiler.Let’s just say that my beliefs and reactions were not the same as Bodhi and his sister. I had a hard time understanding their reaction.It had me angry and wanting to shout at the 4,5 stars At the time I am writing this review I am beyond exhausted. I had a very tiring and unusual week that’s left me emotionally exhausted.  The irony of it is that what Bodhi’s dad is battling with, the choice he made is exactly what went with my father in this past week. Exactly the same and I won’t give spoiler.Let’s just say that my beliefs and reactions were not the same as Bodhi and his sister. I had a hard time understanding their reaction.It had me angry and wanting to shout at the siblings as I thought they were selfish in their own way.Yet they wanted to do good but you know that saying about Hell and good intentions right?So anger and deep understanding were my first emotions while reading this book.  Not only did Jewel write about something deeply personal and fresh in my mind but she also portrayed the kind of character that I have huge difficulties to connect with: drug addicts or more accurately here pothead. Drugs and addictions are a big trigger for me in books.I avoid reading books with the MC being an addict like I would avoid the tax collector: fleeing.Yet Henna is dealing with her constant pain using weed to mute her suffering. Medical marijuana they say. Can you see my predicament and conflict? I hate junkies for personal reasons linked to my early teenage years yet I could not fathom the constant pain she must face every day.My dad suffered daily after being amputated from one leg. The surgery went wrong and he tried not to take too many pain killers yet he could not stand the unrelenting and ever present suffering. What made marijuana so different from other pain killers that my dad took daily? Nothing.I was put between a rock and a hard place forced to overlook my aversion for addicts because I had no other choice than to understand Henna’s choice. Conflict, confusion and commiseration three other emotions this book made me feel strongly. Talk about a very personal journey while reading this story! But if Jewel writes about hard topics she still has what I would call her “signature”: her own brand of craziness and humor. Henna was bold, free. She had a devil may care attitude and she was just perfect for serious Bodhi. She was his light, his breeze of fresh air. The Yin to his Yang.It produced an arresting mix or grave and light, serious yet fun, despair and hope, stability and adventure. But you will say, what is that book about? To sum it up it’s about girl meets boy at Coachella. They are in their timeless bubble for a few days. When real life comes back to bit their behind they meet again but their attraction and love story is forbidden.Girl is determined to still be in boy’s life and will push and push to earn her place.Only …boy does not think he deserves girl. He is anchored to earth, weighted down by some tragedy he caused years ago. He wants to set girl free. Urge her to find someone better. You have fated love then separation and heartache. But you’ll get a second chance yet …nothing will be simple. Is a third chance too much to ask for? This is first a character driven story. And you will love these flawed characters. They make or made mistakes but that does not mean they are bad, just that they are human. You will have conflicted feelings, hope for redemption yet guilt will be a constant companion. You will also have some choices that might hurt your beliefs. But these will make you think. Really think about the right choice that is not always the most common choice.  Recommend it? Absolutey! Have you read this author before? Thanks for reading! Sophie Find me on:Wordpress: Beware Of The ReaderFacebook: Beware Of The Reader Facebook group : Beware Book Boyfriends Alert Instagram: @bewareofthereader Twitter: @BewareOffReader
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  • Angela (Reading Frenzy Book Blog)
    January 1, 1970
    A Place Without You laid claim to my heart—pure and simple. In return, it generously gave me all the feels in which I am still happily reveling. The unforgettable characters are painted with strikingly bold colors. People around Henna can’t help but get swept up in her vortex of eccentric charm. Her infectious free spirit can’t be contained inside her 19-year-old body. I point out her age partly because I’m not comfortable with forbidden student-teacher romances involving minors, so that isn’t a A Place Without You laid claim to my heart—pure and simple. In return, it generously gave me all the feels in which I am still happily reveling. The unforgettable characters are painted with strikingly bold colors. People around Henna can’t help but get swept up in her vortex of eccentric charm. Her infectious free spirit can’t be contained inside her 19-year-old body. I point out her age partly because I’m not comfortable with forbidden student-teacher romances involving minors, so that isn’t an issue here. Henna’s age also speaks to her mindset. She is more worldly than most 19-year-olds, but there are parts of Henna that are immature, and she has escapist tendencies that allow her to avoid painful emotions. I love that she recognizes these traits and that the reader is allowed to watch her struggle with her areas of growth. Bodhi is Henna’s opposite. She tends to be irresponsible while he is extremely cautious. He is patience and goodness personified. Henna constantly pushes him outside of his comfort zone, and he is at his sexiest when he surrenders and lets loose. They are electric together.Some of my favorite parts of the book are those that take place at Coachella. The atmosphere is almost tangible—fun, romantic, and exciting. I felt like I was someplace magical where lifelong connections can be made in a matter of hours.The supporting characters are highly developed and integral to the story. I was incredibly moved by the ferocity of Bodhi’s love for his father, a remarkable man in is own right. I wish I could be a mom that’s half as cool as Juni. Yes, she is Henna’s mom, but she is also her very best friend and a constant source of nonjudgmental support.If you’ve read any of Jewel E. Ann’s books it would not surprise you to know that she dishes out humor and passion in one hand and punches you in the gut with the other. Consider this my public service announcement to have some tissues on hand. Hang on and enjoy this powerful romance.Recommended for fans of:Music loversFrench fries with ketchupForbidden romanceWanderlustClassic VW vans
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  • Sher❤ The Fabulous BookLover
    January 1, 1970
    DNF @ 32%Well isn't my year with books off to a fantastic start! 2 books read so far...both I dnfed and both are by the same author. This makes me so sad because I adore Jewel E Ann. Undeniably You was one of my fave books of 2015! That book will forever have a place in my heart. Here it goes: I HATE THE HEROINE! Like hate her the way I hate peanut butter and wet tissues. I just can't do it anymore. She was getting under my skin and her childishness was bothersome. And I felt no real connection DNF @ 32%Well isn't my year with books off to a fantastic start! 2 books read so far...both I dnfed and both are by the same author. This makes me so sad because I adore Jewel E Ann. Undeniably You was one of my fave books of 2015! That book will forever have a place in my heart. Here it goes: I HATE THE HEROINE! Like hate her the way I hate peanut butter and wet tissues. I just can't do it anymore. She was getting under my skin and her childishness was bothersome. And I felt no real connection at all between Bodhi and Henna (except the connection that their names go together like Sonny and Cher, wine and cheese...you get the picture.) There's so many things about this book that irritated me, some of it I can't even put my finger on. I may have continued reading, but life is too short and there's way too many books out there to experience.My GR friends loved this book so you may love it too. Unfortunately for me, this was way overdone and forced.
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  • ☾☆ Nikki. ✿
    January 1, 1970
    💛💛💛💛I love Jewel E Ann, I think her books are great. :)I love her writing style. Once I start reading her books I cannot stop. The main characters were great, I love their names! Henna and Bodhi.💛I also loved the van :D I WANT ONE!! <3 LOVE!! ✌Although I love this author, for some reason I didn't love this book as much as her previous books. I loved bits and pieces of this book but as a whole.. I did not love it 😟 oh and the cover for this book is lovely..!!😍 💛💛💛💛I love Jewel E Ann, I think her books are great. :)I love her writing style. Once I start reading her books I cannot stop. The main characters were great, I love their names! Henna and Bodhi.💛I also loved the van :D I WANT ONE!! <3 LOVE!! ✌️Although I love this author, for some reason I didn't love this book as much as her previous books. I loved bits and pieces of this book but as a whole.. I did not love it 😟 oh and the cover for this book is lovely..!!😍
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  • Wendy ⏃: ✦●•CCBH Blogger•●✦
    January 1, 1970
    ⭐⭐⭐ ALL THE STARS!!! ⭐⭐⭐Jewel E. Ann writes so deeply, so profoundly that it steals your breathe away! A Place Without You was all that and more! I'm once again blown away by this author's storytelling. She's raw. She's real. She doesn't sugarcoat things. She makes you feel. She makes you contemplate life. Her words are simply beautiful and everything all wrapped up in one!Bodhi and Henna's story is the essence of eternal love. The lyrics to the most beautiful, tragic, and happy song. Regret, gr ⭐⭐⭐ ALL THE STARS!!! ⭐⭐⭐Jewel E. Ann writes so deeply, so profoundly that it steals your breathe away! A Place Without You was all that and more! I'm once again blown away by this author's storytelling. She's raw. She's real. She doesn't sugarcoat things. She makes you feel. She makes you contemplate life. Her words are simply beautiful and everything all wrapped up in one!Bodhi and Henna's story is the essence of eternal love. The lyrics to the most beautiful, tragic, and happy song. Regret, growth, life, and everything you want love to be! Two characters who learned from each other and lived. There are no words at the moment I could use to describe the beauty of this book. It's truly special and I will carry this story in my heart always 💜*AN ARC WAS KINDLY PROVIDED IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW.*
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  • Ella Fields
    January 1, 1970
    What have I been doing on Christmas Eve when I should’ve been getting everything ready? Finishing the last 40% of A Place Without You by the incomparable Jewel E. Ann. I have no regrets. I cannot. I died so many times over this story. Jewel has this magical way of infusing real life into every page. Her storytelling is so vivid, her characters so alive, flawed and relatable. I was prepared to read this and have my heart torn out. What I wasn’t prepared for was to feel remarkably altered when I r What have I been doing on Christmas Eve when I should’ve been getting everything ready? Finishing the last 40% of A Place Without You by the incomparable Jewel E. Ann. I have no regrets. I cannot. I died so many times over this story. Jewel has this magical way of infusing real life into every page. Her storytelling is so vivid, her characters so alive, flawed and relatable. I was prepared to read this and have my heart torn out. What I wasn’t prepared for was to feel remarkably altered when I reached the last page. Exquisitely painful and beautiful, A Place Without You is so much more than just a forbidden tale. It’s a moving, unforgettable romance that illustrates how heartbreakingly wonderful it is to be tragically, impossibly and imperfectly human. “When love breaks, fall inward, fall together, and fall hard. Then let time pick up the pieces.”
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  • Aycan
    January 1, 1970
    The world is big, but our time here is small and precious. Life is meant to be lived, not solved. And love … well, it’s like a white T-shirt with french fries and ketchup. It’s messy, but worth the risk. 🎧 Forever For Now...Bu kitabı okurken ruhsal olarak ne kadar yorulduğumu, beni ne kadar yorduğunu anlatamam. Normalde aşırı güzel olan bir kitabı elimden bırakamam, nefes almadan okurum.. bu kitabı okurken ara vermem ve nefes almam gerekiyordu. Beni o kadar yoruyordu ki yüreğim sıkışıyordu. O The world is big, but our time here is small and precious. Life is meant to be lived, not solved. And love … well, it’s like a white T-shirt with french fries and ketchup. It’s messy, but worth the risk. 🎧 Forever For Now...Bu kitabı okurken ruhsal olarak ne kadar yorulduğumu, beni ne kadar yorduğunu anlatamam. Normalde aşırı güzel olan bir kitabı elimden bırakamam, nefes almadan okurum.. bu kitabı okurken ara vermem ve nefes almam gerekiyordu. Beni o kadar yoruyordu ki yüreğim sıkışıyordu. Okurken ya şöyle olursa, ya böyle olursa diye düşünmekten yorgun düşüyordum. Bana hissettirdiği duygular yüzünden halim kalmıyordu oturmaya ve okumaya. Bana hissettirdiği bu yorgunluk diğer kitapların verdiği yorgunluk gibi değildi. Daha çok güzelliğinin, yarattığı hislerin verdiği bir şeydi. Yapılan ter köşelerin ve sürekli diken üstünde oturarak okumamın da aslında güzel olan bir tarafı var. Her yazar bunu yapamıyor. Pepper bile bunu yapamıyor. Pepper'ın neler yazacağını tahmin edebiliyorum ama Jewel öyle değil ve bu onun okuduğum ikinci kitabı. Her iki kitabında da beni hırsız gibi soydu kadın. Bütün düşüncelerim patlayan balon gibi birden yok oldu okurken...He took my heart, and my whole fucking world. Then he gave it back. But I didn’t want it back.Hikaye ilerlerken alttan alttan mesajlar verilir ve sizde elinizde olmadan acaba böyle mi olacak dersiniz... Tam olarak böyle okudum kitabı ve inanılmaz bir şekilde aklımdan geçirdiğim hiçbir şey gerçek olmadı. İyi ki de olmadı. O kadar şey yazdım (sakin kalmaya çalışıyorum bu arada, içimde fırtınalar kopuyor.) ama kitabın güzelliğinden bahsetmedim. Bahsetmek istemiyorum da aslında... sadece çokçokçok yürek yakan, mide spazmı geçirten, beyni sulandırırken gözleri sulandırmaktan da çekinmeyen, 2 alana 1 bedava olarak sümüğü de hediye olarak veren, ayrıca çok sık yaşamadığım şu kalp sıkışması şeyini yaşatan bir kitaptı...Henna' biraz uçarı ve karakter olarak yakın olmak istediğim bir tipti. Biraz da kendimi gördüm onu okurken. Coachella'da Bodhi'yle takside yan yana geldikleri, bakıştıkları ilk andan itibaren hemen hayallere dalan, onun kaderi olduğunu düşünen biriydi ve bu kendini bilmezliği (!) onunla birlikte bir de ben yapardım sadece, sanırım. Yapmam gereken tek şey dışarı çıkıp bir Bodhi'yle karşılaşmayı ummak... Pardon, Türkiye'den çıkıp... Ters-köşe demişken:Henna'nın annesi Juni'de Henna'nın babasıyla Coachella'da karşılaşmış ve Henna zaten orada olmuş,bunları duyup, Henna'nın babasının bir grup üyesi olduğu aynı zamanda Bodhi'nin ergenken bir grubu olduğu duymak,bu da yetmezmiş gibi Juni'nin Henna'nın babasını bırakmak zorunda kalıp başka bir adamla karşılaşıp onunla evlenip, buna rağmen Henna'nın babasını hala sevmeye devam etmesini falan duyunca 'İŞTE' DEDİM 'LANET OLSUN. YİNE AĞLİCAM' ve kavuşamicaklar yine Allah kahretsin diyip orada depresyona girip gözyaşı dökmeye başladım. Burada bilmeniz gereken tek şey, benim yine ÇOK-FAZLAŞIRI önyargılı davrandığımdır. Gerisi spoiye girer. Ve kitabı okuyup kötü yorum yapan kimseyi görmek istemediğim için kimseye de önermeyi düşünmüyorum bu kitabı. O yüzden fazla övgü beklemeyin.. Kitap benim gönül sarayımda zevcelerimden biridir artık. Bunu böyle bilin dlfksf Bodhi'nin Henna'yla olamamasının nedeni, Barrett, okuldaki işe ihtiyacının olması çünkü babasına bakma yükümlülüğünün sadece kendi omuzlarında olması olayı ve daha bir çok yazmak istemediğim olay var çünkü hediye paketine delikler açıyormuş ve içindeki şeyi tahmin etmenize sebep oluyormuş gibi hissediyorum... şaşırmak, sayfa sayfa okurken kafayı yemek kitap hakkında bir şeyler duymaktan daha güzel. "How can I feel like I’ve loved him forever when I haven’t known him forever?” “It’s how love should be—no beginning and no end.” Kitabın isminin geldiği anlam... mesela When Life Happened okurken, okuduktan sonra isminin ne kadar -hikaye için- anlamlı olduğunu düşünüp dururdum. Bu kitapta öyleydi. Ben vıcık vıcık, anlamsız ilişkileri okumaya dayanamam mesela. Jewel, ilişkilerde farklı bir dünya yaratmış gözlerim dolu dolu okuyorum ve içinde kayboluyorum. Hikayenin normal öğretmen-öğrenci ilişkisi şeklinde ilerleyeceğini düşünmedim ama bu şekilde yol değiştireceği de aklıma gelmemişti. Kitapta o kadar zaman geçiyor ki... işte bu zaman geçişler bir anda 5 yıl olarak değil kısa kısa zaman dilimleri olarak geçtiği için ve olaylara bağlanıp onlarla yaşıyormuş gibi hissettiğiniz için kitabı kapatıp içinizde bir nefes çektiğinizde, aslında ne kadar çok şey olduğunu, yaşandığını o zaman hissediyorsunuz. Ve hikaye Henna ve Bodhi aşkını normal aşklardan öyle bir ayırıyor ki... Araya giren diğer etkenler, karakterler falan... bu kitabı 'asla unutmam' dediğim kitaplar arasına soktu. Kurgu aşırı iyi kurulmuştu ve sürekli unutmaya çalıştığım ama unutamadığım birini de aklıma getirmişti.. lanet olsun ki.. kabus gibi aklıma bir geliyor çıkarabilene aşk olsun. Okurken bir sahne vardı, unutmaya çalışma ve unutamamayla ilgili... oradaydı sanırım kendi nefretim ve onların aşkının güzelliğine ağladığım sahne.e p i l o g l a r d a n n e f r e t e d i y o r u m.gerçekten nefret ediyorum. keşke hiç yazmasaydı o epilogu. sevmememe rağmen sadece epilog yüzünden puan da kıramazdım. hiç okumamış gibi yapmayı düşünüyorum.oysaki 49 bölümün sonu nasıl da hayalimdeki sondu..... “Funny …” I shake my head. “Because after two years, a million new faces, and countless cities … every place was simply a place without you. So it doesn’t matter that everyone wanted that for me. I only wanted you.”“Bodhi is not a boy crush. He’s every love song I’ve ever heard. He’s all the colors of the rainbow. He’s—”“Temporary.”I squirt blue paint onto my palette. “Yes. I get it. I really, finally get it. Everything is temporary. We are nothing but now. Everyone and everything changes. And maybe Bodhi dies tomorrow. Maybe I go on and love again. But I don’t think feelings are temporary. Even when we’re no longer in love, or angry, or deliriously happy, we remember what that felt like. This feeling I have for Bodhi will linger inside of my soul long after we are no longer us. I will never forget what loving him feels like.”Bu de suratımın her yerinden kalpler fırlatarak okuduğum sahne:(view spoiler)[I turn toward my guy when the door closes. “I guess this is goodnight.” My shoulder lifts into a half shrug.Bodhi inspects me with a restrained smirk. “Guess so.”We lean against opposite walls of the elevator with the sexual tension so thick it’s hard to breathe. I’m on the fifth floor. He’s on the third, so it stops on his floor first. The door opens.“Nighty night.” I grin.His eyebrows lift into a slight challenge. “Night.” He steps out of the elevator.I let it go up to my floor then I push the button to the third floor again. Why? Why doesn’t he insist we have a goodnight kiss or something like … sex!? He plays me better than I play him. I suck at cool. I just want him. Period.When the door opens, he’s standing right there, waiting for me. “Jerk.” I grin.Bodhi pulls me out of the elevator and tosses me over his shoulder. “Tease.” He smacks my ass and carries me to room 312.This moment. This is life. (hide spoiler)] We are greater than every mistake, stronger than any lie, and our love is embodied in the truth.That is Henna and Bodhi.
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  • Heather❀Book and a Blanket❀
    January 1, 1970
    2.5 StarsUnpopular opinion ahead...First of all let me say that this book was my most anticipated read this month and I absolutely love this author and STILL DO! My low rating has nothing to do with the writing style and flow of the story, which was as usual, excellent. I found it extremely difficult to connect with this heroine. I viewed her as a spoiled, entitled rich girl and her behaviour was a bit immature for me. Ultimately her attitude and decisions turned me off this book. She does have 2.5 StarsUnpopular opinion ahead...First of all let me say that this book was my most anticipated read this month and I absolutely love this author and STILL DO! My low rating has nothing to do with the writing style and flow of the story, which was as usual, excellent. I found it extremely difficult to connect with this heroine. I viewed her as a spoiled, entitled rich girl and her behaviour was a bit immature for me. Ultimately her attitude and decisions turned me off this book. She does have a past and she suffered through a terrible tragedy but I still didn't feel it excused her behaviour. Henna has a flighty sort of fun personality that I at first found endearing but her actions were so selfish. She had no regard to Bodhi's job or living situation and the fact that their relationship could jepeordize his entire life. She seemed to focus on her own needs and wants and at this point I started to disconnect from her. Also this is described as a forbidden teacher student romance but I would say this love story was forbidden for a whole 2 seconds so if that's what you're looking for, this is not that. So I can't talk about the biggest problem I had with this book without giving away spoilers. If you have not read this book, then this next part of my review will probably be very confusing but here goes anyway...So something HUGE happens and while I personally don't believe this is right, that's not the issue I had. Henna plays her role in triggering the events that unfold and in my opinion, her attitude was too cavalier for something so monumental. I'm sorry but that's how it came off to me. There was no evidence that she did any reasearch on this topic and she let her emotions, in my opinion make a decision that affected so many lives. The level of betrayal was unforgiveable for me and I'm not sure how this couple found their HEA. I'm obviously in the minority and most people loved this book. So go ahead and check it out for yourself. I am and always will be a fan of Jewel E. Ann and this book will in no way deter me from reading future books from this author.2.5 StarsContemporary RomancePOV: DualHeat Level: ModerateHEAFollow me for your next comfort read!
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