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Without You [Kindle Edition]

E L Black , Cristy Bertini
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (91 customer reviews)

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Book Description

At the age of thirty-eight, Emily Larson's life is jolted, and everything she has counted on changes. As she struggles to find a new way, Emily gets involved with a devious, underhanded man and his brother. Will she find out too late what they are up to? Take an extraordinary wild ride with Emily through love, deception and renewal as she learns that with every thorn there is a rose ready to bud.

Product Details

  • File Size: 393 KB
  • Print Length: 258 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1627280049
  • Publisher: Lakshmi Books LLC (May 31, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00D4K9PT0
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #496,839 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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13 of 18 people found the following review helpful
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Although the writing wasn't too bad, it was so hard to get into this story. The plot was all over the place and felt like a bad Lifetime movie. Emily is a 38 year-old housewife who is emotionally and physically abused by her no-good husband, Jerry. Emily and Jerry are childless, as their baby was strangled at birth by his umbilical cord, one year prior. Jerry is a very good provider (not clear what he does), but is lacking in nearly every other aspect of being a good husband. Despite all this, Emily takes the abuse without leaving or even fighting back. The only person Emily can count on is her mother, who tells her over and over, to leave Jerry. She has no friends and after her mother's sudden death from an asthma attack, Emily feels alone and desperate for a way out. For some reason, although she is a former teacher and has a Master's degree, she cannot find any type of work. She meets a lawyer, Vincent through her tutoring ad on Craigslist. Vincent is a single dad and wants her to tutor his teenage daughter and he is one bad dude to be involved with. She stupidly begins an affair with Vincent, who she already knows through local gossip is suspected of murdering his wife. She soon meets Vincent's handsome, charming and much younger brother, Gio. To help Gio with his immigration problem, keep her lifestyle and a roof over her head, Emily makes a deal with the devil.
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8 of 11 people found the following review helpful
By Tah_Dah
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This feels like a badly written TV movie: a woman victimized by her abusive husband, falling into the clutches of a criminal mastermind but eventually stumbling into true love. Too much language, drug use, sex, shopping, and details that just didn't add up. The dialoge was also annoying with all the "I am" and "I will" sentences (what do self-published authors have against contractions? They're a natural part of our daily speech!) Mild spoilerish alert: there's no way that the police would have just let her go on her merry way at the end, as she clearly had agreed to money for an illegal act. And lastly, the ending - although mildly unexpected - was trite and disappointing. Final line: "It was the happiest day of my life, and I never felt lonely again."

I felt like I'd eaten a giant, greasy taco after finishing this book: annoyed with myself for finishing the whole thing and slightly nauseous.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Without You April 1, 2014
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Warning - do not read if you have lost a baby. I did not finish the book. Prologue was depressing and story continued to drag one down.

I will not finish it and doubt I will read other works by these authors. Remember this is my personal opinion and does not reflect on the authors .
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Without You March 20, 2013
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I haven't even finished this book yet and I'm not sure I want to. Emily has to be the stupidest heroine I've read about in a long time. Her decisions go from bad to worse and basically don't make any sense (especially for someone who supposedly has a Masters degree!).
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Must read more!!!! June 20, 2014
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E L Black has written such an amazing book. I was captured from the beginning. Such an amazing and powerful story, you would think you were right there alongside Emily as all the madness is happening to her. It felt so real as I was reading.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars worthy of a free book May 27, 2013
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I thought the book was about the quality of a high school English paper. It was very one-dimentional because none of the secondary charactors were expanded. What happened to the daughter? What about the existing wife? I was glad it was free.
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Read! April 23, 2013
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I found this book quite absorbing. I read 80% of the book in one sitting and would have completed it, if not for the chores of life calling me away; I finished it the next day. I connected with the main character wholly, not because I experienced any of the situations she faced in the book, but because I know at least one woman who has faced at least some of her challenges.
While this is book is fiction and modern, readers will find that the storyline is timeless and quite "true to life" as it addresses the many issues women are facing and have faced over time. Once you read it, you'll understand what I mean. I also enjoyed the fact that the E.L. Black left some of the other characters' motives or intent ambiguous. I love books that give me the chance to evaluate the characters on my own, and then in the end discover whether I'm right or wrong about them. Great writing there!
This book fulfilled the suspense and mystery craving that I enjoy so much, but at the same time it added a touch of romance and a yearning for hope.
An excellent book that I thoroughly enjoyed.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Recommended March 27, 2014
By Marcy
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I have read this book and would recommend anyone that can read it should, male or female. It will teach us to treat people with respect and to love one another.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
Just strange. :(
Published 3 months ago by Starprism
5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable, fast-paced read
Enjoyable, fast-paced book. I enjoyed the characters as well as the unexpected twists and turns. Would definitely recommend this book to others!
Published 3 months ago by nevadakim
5.0 out of 5 stars Great plot
This was a very good read. I finished it on three days. Great story line. Definitely would read another from this author.
Published 5 months ago by Aimee Harlan
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book
I found it hard to put down. Easy read and with real life event possibilities, I truly enjoyed the book.
Published 6 months ago by Easyreader
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book
Story line of book keeps you wanting to read more about all the characters. Many twists and turns throughout the book keeps you wanting to read more
Published 7 months ago by Patricia English
3.0 out of 5 stars Easy Read
Easy reading. Not a bad book but also not the best book either. Quick reading. Not sure if it was a book that would be a book I would remember.
Published 8 months ago by Shawn
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent read
I could not put the book down,sort of depressing what this woman went through.
The book was an excellent read.
Published 8 months ago by cj
3.0 out of 5 stars 2 men
she was involved with 2 dangerously men. she had to go through a lot to end up being happy. it was alright not one of the best boo Ljubljana a I read.
Published 9 months ago by slc
5.0 out of 5 stars This was a great read
I enjoyed all of her books and will try her other series in the future. Keeps you interested the whole way through. Truly enjoyed.
Published 9 months ago by Kathy
2.0 out of 5 stars Without You or Me
I cannot say I was a huge fan of this book. I disliked Emily, the main character, throughout the book. She was selfish and did not think things through. Read more
Published 10 months ago by AJ
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