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Life Without You

3.32  ·  Rating details ·  775 ratings  ·  118 reviews
Once upon a time in a land not so far away, a man and a woman fell in love. They were very happy. Until one day they weren’t – their happily ever after disappeared.

This is their story.


Have you ever been in love?
The kind of love that leaves you breathless and makes you feel like you can fly?
I have…. It was the biggest mistake of my life. I let him become my everythin
Published October 28th 2016
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Oct 31, 2016 rated it did not like it
Nasty hero, not redeemable. No grovelling. Only came back to the heroine when the OW who he was cheating on his wife with cheats on him. Heroine to me was second choice. I felt the passion of the hero's feelings towards the OW 10 times more than towards the wife (which should NOT be the case lol)

Sometimes I read cheating books to read about the journey of forgiveness. This felt unrealistically naive. The heroine was a pushover, the hero disgusting. He cheats on her, takes OW on a vacation his w
Chantal ❤️
Oct 29, 2016 marked it as read-when-i-am-brainless

Nikki ღ Navareus
Feb 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Only people who can handle cheating stories.
Finished re-read 8-22-20. This was just as awesomely angsty as I remember it being. I'm sure I'll be reading this one all over again in the future too.

Original Review:


I loved every second of this story. I bought this story as soon as it was re-released, and I could kick myself for waiting this long to finally start it. I adored SP West's Love, Hate & Us, and I had the gut feeling this story was going to be just as awesome. I was right.

SP West is one of a very few author
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Fre06 Begum
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Lu Bielefeld
UPDATE: I created this shelf as tribute to heroine: "heroine is a boring lay"
==>this woman is a waste of hair spray<=== LOL!
What he did was unforgivable.
He treated her like crap and said horrible things to her. He abandoned her at the time she most needed and behaved like a cheater bastard.
In his vision the wife was a boring, bad in bed and without ambitions and expendable. Kicked her on the curb like yesterday's trash and considered the mistress as the love o
Oct 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
*************Spoiler Alert*************

Facebook Lover

"I see that quite a few people had recently posted him messages of congratulations. Confused, I continue to scroll down until I see a message posted by a mutual friend, four days ago that read;

What happened with you and Summer? Are you getting divorced?

To which he hadn’t replied

A little way down, I finally see what everyone had been referring too. A small, innocuous little message that broke my heart that little bit more.

Alex Thorson is in
Reviewer said - SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER- the husband cheated and treated wife horribly when she found out and he told her she was bland in bed. And it seems he just wanted the wife back because ow dumped him. And wife was really quick in taking him back. Not romantic. Not a book I would ever read. I'm so thankful for SPOILERS ...more
Nov 03, 2016 marked it as dnf  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: editing-issues
Nope, I give up. This needs such a damn good edit, it's so bad it's totally detracting from the read so I've decided to call it quits at 20% - hence no rating.

There really is NO excuse to publish a book that lacks basic editing, and when I say basic I mean punctuation, missing words, tense changes, etc. Such a shame as cheating, arsehole zeroes, other women drama rama is like catnip but I can't see myself getting past the editing issues.
Oct 30, 2016 rated it did not like it

Stay Away...stay far away!!

Stay Away...stay far away!!

This books makes me want to curse everyone in it that breathes. Her husband messed up so bad, that the only way that he can be redeemed is to die. **spoilers- this book will be told in 10 sentences or less**

The author created a situation so vile and did a horrible job at redemption. Actually, the only redemption could be her marrying someone else, sexing him loudly with her ex nearby and having 6 babies.

Please don't read if you can't stom
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Lucia Franco
Oct 30, 2016 rated it liked it

I'm so conflicted with this book. I wanted to love it so bad. I really did. Cheating romance novels are my jam. Mean, alpha heroes, love triangles, adultery, forbidden-- they're all my favorite things to read. So when a reader suggested this novel to me, I immediately bought it and dove in.

I have to start off with the editing. It's horrendous. Some of the worst I've come across. At one point, I thought maybe the author uploaded the wrong file... like a beta file by accident. I actually feel ba
May 01, 2018 marked it as nope-nope-nope
I found this book after reading Love, Hate and Us, which I liked, but I dont think this one is for me based on reviews. I dont mind authors who delve into real world situations of cheating and whatnot but I think it comes to a point where some subjects aren't romance anymore and this strikes me as that. Based on the prior book I read of this author I feel there is a tendancy to have the hero think all these really cruel thoughts, and wants, and then whiplash you when he goes back on it all with ...more
S.P. West
Jun 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
I'm going to give it five stars because I wrote it :) ...more
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Ana Laura
Oh please !! I'm sooooooooo tired of these authors with pathetic excuses that they represent real life in their books!!! Whose real life ?? Them??? To think that way and write that kind of shit can only be! Because in MY real life, women learn from their mistakes, in MY real life, women value themselves! In MY real life women look for a man for a mate who respects them and truly loves them. In MY real life one person isn't responsible for the other's happiness. In MY real life, a woman after bei ...more
San-Dee Keefner
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If you don't like cheating in books this is NOT for you. It's written well, the author makes you HATE the H. I kept waiting for something that would show how truly remorseful he was for doing all this to the h but it never comes. There's no grand gesture or anything IMHO that redeems the H. In the end I was left feeling like he conned the h into another chance that wasn't deserved...just falls flat for me. ...more
Apr 09, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Jessica *The Lovely Books*
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Oct 30, 2016 rated it did not like it
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*~* Susie
Nov 04, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016
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Oct 30, 2016 rated it it was ok
Im usually very forgiving of first time auths and i commend this auth on writing a rom that has full blown cheating with dual povs. Very rare and very brave. Thats a big undertaking even experienced rom auths wouldnt touch and i think this auth deserves kudos for it-hence the 2 stars.

My basic philosophy about any book is regardless of subject matter, in this case cheating, a good book is a good book because good writing is about delving into any subject matter and making it enjoyable for the re
May 04, 2017 added it
I can't fairly rate this book in my opinion cause I did finish it which I questioned why several times over but, I just don't know how I feel about it other than disgust at Alex the hero. I have zero triggers when it comes to storylines so I already knew going into this that the infidelity wouldn't be a issue for me. With that being said I don't see how this book is classified as a romance, there's nothing at ALL romantic about it. I've read books with cheating heroes who I still liked at the en ...more
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Oct 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I do not read second chance books or angst. With that being said...this book blew me away. omg the emotions I went through were off the charts. I ugly sobbed..I laughed and even flung my kindle in anger. I loved every minute of it!!! This is one of those books that stays with you forever. Well over five stars for me!
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Apr 08, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: angsty, cheating
Gut Wrenching read!! With a HEA!

A very relatable story!! I've been a sounding board for a few friends..That have gone through similar issues and it will never get easier.. I'm one not judge since I myself don't know what I would have done if I were in their shoes.. Don't ever want to find out either!! But I am a gluten for these kind of reads.. I blew through this one.. Really enjoyed this new to me author looking forward to the next
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S.P. West has been many things in life (and has been called many things by other people). A proud mum, a wife, an introvert who loves to read, a former bellydancer, and servant to couple of feline overlords.
Having made up stories since she was a wee lass she decided to have a stab at writing. Starting out writing a few fan fiction stories, she give herself the goal to write a full length story; h

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