*BOOK REVIEW* Without You by Julie Prestsater

I’m slowly catching up on writing reviews. I read too many books and then have a list a mile long of reviews to write. Today’s review is on Without You by Julie Prestsater.



When two people connect, they can make beautiful music together. But what happens when music is the thing that tears them apart?

Evan James had it all. Drop-dead sexy, brilliantly talented musician, a skyrocketing career and his high school sweetheart by his side. When he’s offered a golden opportunity to go on tour, he never imagined she wouldn’t go with him. Without her, he found his dream meant nothing. Three years later, bereft and alone, Evan stops at an open mic night and spots someone sitting in the audience, the beautiful face of a woman he’d never forget…Maddy, his one true love.

Madison Grey had only ever loved one man. When Evan broke her heart she had no choice but to move on with her life, start a career of her own, and she even finds a new love. Still, thoughts of Evan were never put to rest. And on one fateful night, she unexpectedly hears him pour his heart out into a new song. A song about broken hearts, lost love, and second chances. A song about her.

With the help of their scheming friends, Maddy and Evan are thrown into each other’s lives once more. While learning to love and trust again, there is only one thing left on both of their minds… Is life better with or without you?


In every song we write, in every word we write there is meaning. Without You by Julie Prestsater shone light in a charismatic narrative that dove into love and how a chance re-encounter after 3 years may ignite old feelings or destroy their emotions even more so.

I absolutely loved the narrative because Evan James is drop-dead swoon worthy I tell you. I fell in love with the incorporation of music and how like so many musicians that go on tour without the women they love drive so much raw emotion when united. Without You is a tale that brings the ‘true love will fight despite of distance, emotion or time passed.’ Madison was broken by the love of Evan that left her; I find that relates to so many different personal experiences and what people not only musicians go through. Julie made the narrative believable, the romance raw and the written word of lyrics powerful and beyond precious.

Overall, the narrative is like a sonnet of powerful words expressing ones love for what was lost and what was found again. I rated Without You a 5++ Lit Love. The musical lyrics brought heart and sole into a beautifully written piece by Julie Prestsater. Evan and Madison grew with the help of a few meddling friends to find love, trust and passion again. Without You is definitely a favourite of 2014.


Amazon US: http://amzn.com/B00IGVAFLO

Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00IGVAFLO

Amazon AU: http://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B00IGVAFLO