Review: A Place Without You by Jewel E. Ann

A Place Without You, an all-new emotional New Adult romance 


☆☆➹⁀☆ 5 stars ☆➹⁀☆☆

What It’s About:

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.

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My Thoughts:

A Place Without You is a tidal wave of emotions set on a continuous loop. I didn’t ugly cry but I had misty eyes through much of the book. I attribute the absence of the “ugly cry” to knowing that author Jewel E. Ann writes stories that tear your beating heart from your chest before she kindly patches it up with an amazingly appropriate ending.

Henna and Bodhi define yin-yang love. They could have been a nice Coachella memory if fate didn’t keep bringing them together (well, fate and Henna’s tenacity). These two characters are fabulous from the start. They are flawed. They have baggage. They are fierce and fragile in their own ways. They captured my heart and dragged me along for their crazy finding themselves and finding love journey. Is it true that if you let true love go, it will come back to you? Or, if you let the love of your life go to follow their dream, will they find bliss elsewhere?

At first, I had some trepidation about the story; I’m really not a fan of the teacher/under-aged student taboo lust story. However, our heroine, Henna, is not under-aged, and the author has carefully and very tastefully written this story such that it is impossible to not root for the characters to find a way to be happy together. Jewel E. Ann’s character development and storytelling is nothing short of masterful. Even when I’m not sure about the story premise, the author’s talent as a writer always wins me over.

A Place Without You is a story that sticks with you. It left me with a gigantic book-hangover; I simply can’t stop thinking about this book; yet, I also can’t come up with words that really conveyed how this book affected me. I can only say that it is such a moving and amazingly sweet story that I know with confidence will remain my top read for 2019.




About the author:  Jewel is a free-spirited romance junkie with a quirky sense of humor.  With 10 years of flossing lectures under her belt, she took early retirement from her dental hygiene career to stay home with her three awesome boys and manage the family business.

After her best friend of nearly 30 years suggested a few books from the Contemporary Romance genre, Jewel was hooked. Devouring two and three books a week but still craving more, she decided to practice sustainable reading, AKA writing.

When she’s not donning her cape and saving the planet one tree at a time, she enjoys yoga with friends, good food with family, rock climbing with her kids, watching How I Met Your Mother reruns, and of course…heart-wrenching, tear-jerking, panty-scorching novels.

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