A Place Without You by Jewel E. Ann

Posted May 28, 2023 by Debbie in Age Gap Romance, Book Reviews / 0 Comments

3.25 Stars

A Place Without You


Jewel E. Ann


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.


~ My Thoughts ~


I shouldn’t have read this book for many reasons, but mostly because it touched upon many factors that mirrored my life. Fiction conflicting with reality making me realize that the pain and heartache I thought I had compartmentalized are not tucked away like I thought, they are still there open and raw.  I’m not sorry I read A Place Without You, I’m just surprised at the effect it had on me.

The story is beautifully written and encompasses not only the deep seated connection between the two main characters, but the extended family members as well.

I loved how music was such a huge factor in the story as well as the way the author handled the taboo side of the budding romance.

The emotional impact of this story goes way beyond anything I have read in quite some time. There were places within this story that mirrored my own life experience and it surprised the hell out of me. At times I felt like I couldn’t breath as emotions I thought I had put to rest raged.

As with all of her books Jewel E. Ann has given us a story rich in emotion, with characters that are so easy to relate to. The storyline while complex, is such an easy read while dealing with some heavy real life issues. The love shared between the two main characters and their parents is written with such heartfelt realism and the deep seated hate blazes like flames across a raging fire.

A Place Without You is a story of love, pain, suffering, blame, guilt and learning to live. A beautifully written story that I think will stay with me for a very long time.


Jewel is a Wall Street Journal & USA Today best selling author with a quirky sense of humor. When she’s not saving the planet one tree at a time, you can find her role modeling questionable behavior to her three boys, binge-watching Netflix with her husband, and writing mind-bending romance.




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