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Anna Romano had the picture perfect life. As a brilliant high school student and talented artist with a supportive family, she couldn’t imagine her life being any better. Her days were spent fantasizing about finishing high school, and dreaming of a future with her loving boyfriend.

Ryan Jacobs had his life figured out. He was enlisting in the Navy, and his high school swee
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Published April 18th 2017 by Jennifer L. Allen
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Natasha Carrere
Apr 05, 2017 Natasha Carrere rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2017-finished
Love, love, love!!! With every book Jennifer L. Allen writes she gets better and better. She made me feel the pain and horror that Anna was going through. Then to turn around and make me understand the love that Ryan still had for Anna; swoon. I felt I was right there in the story going along with every struggle that Anna was going through; she becomes your best friend. You will totally root for her to believe in her self again.

I loved Ryan and Anna; the emails back and forth were the best part
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Annmarie
Apr 14, 2017 Annmarie rated it really liked it
Shelves: reader-group
Here Without You was about Anna processing one fleeting moment that changed her outlook on life. Anna and Ryan had their future mapped out until one tragic moment sent Anna into isolation. Anna walked away from Ryan and her family in hopes of finding herself. For five years Anna remained numb, alone, and scared. Anna refused help because she was not ready to face the tragic event that changed her life.

Told in alternating points of view between Anna and Ryan. Ryan and Anna were the main characte
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Crystal
Apr 06, 2017 Crystal rated it it was amazing
What can I say about this book! It ripped my heart out, put it back in and then turned around and ripped it from my chest, threw it on the ground, stomped on it, and kicked it a few times for good measure. I shed a few tears at 12%, and was full-on crying at 78%, and was smiling like a loon at 100%!
This was such a touching story. I couldn't help but become emotionally attached to Anna and Ryan's story from the very start. The struggles they went through, only to become stronger in the end, had
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Jennifer McCarthy
Apr 04, 2017 Jennifer McCarthy rated it it was amazing
I absolutely fell in love with Ryan and Anna's story. What Anna experienced the day of the shootings changed her life. She was so lost and wanted to be numb. She left everything behind and let go of the love of her life. Ryan moved forward with his life and began his career with the Navy. When lives are supposed to intertwine fate will step in...Ryan comes back into her life when she is finally ready to go home and get the help she needs to move past the tragedy. I loved the long distance relati ...more
Liz
Apr 18, 2017 Liz rated it it was amazing
“I want to Live again… really live.”
Well it is difficult to decide where to start with this book, or even really share any little hints of its secrets for fear of ruining the experience for the person reading this. I know for sure this is one of those books that will stay with me forever. One I may want to keep in the back of my mind, as a guide to addressing many of the issues laid out in the novel with my daughter, should I ever be in these situations. Definitely pull out your favorite blanket
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Bobbi Wagner
Apr 18, 2017 Bobbi Wagner rated it really liked it
Here Without You by Jennifer L. Allen is kind of dark, emotional story about loss, PTSD and Depression. This story has a graphic situation that really kind of sets the tone for this story. I really enjoyed how the author has created characters that you will be able to relate to and connect to on some level. This story will take you on a roller coaster ride of emotions anything from compassion to anger. This story will really hit you in the heart and make you feel what the characters are feeling. ...more
Sue
Apr 18, 2017 Sue added it
Here Without You
Author Jennifer L. Allen
5 Stars

Five Years Previously
Anna and her sister Ronnie were out shopping for Ronnie’s prom dress. Anna loved the clothes that Ronnie always picked and used her fashion sense when it came to picking her own clothing. After the dress had been picked Ronnie wanted to go buy a new lipstick and the girls decided to meet up for coffee in the mall. Before Anna left the shop, she got a phone call from Ryan her boyfriend, he was telling her he missed her and could
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Laura Furuta
Apr 18, 2017 Laura Furuta rated it it was amazing
Here Without You
By: Jennifer L. Allen
5 out of 5 stars

The story Here Without You by Jennifer L. Allen is a New Adult/Military romance book. What happens when your life turns upside-down in one day? Anna Romano’s life was perfect. She was looking forward to the future with her boyfriend and taking the next steps in their lives together. One day changed everything for both her and Ryan. She cuts everyone out of her life and then runs. Then one day Ryan finds Anna more than two thousand miles from h
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Katie
Apr 18, 2017 Katie rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 5-star
5 star review
Here Without You is a heart breaking yet beautiful stand-alone novel by Jennifer L Allen. The story does come with a trigger warning of a mass shooting that takes place in the prologue but I will say that the story that follows this prologue is one of inspiration, bravery but with some very emotional moments. I wasn’t sure that I was going to like the story after reading the trigger warning but I’m so glad that I did. I found myself completely immersed in these characters lives and
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Sunday
Apr 18, 2017 Sunday rated it it was amazing
Here Without You by Jennifer L. Allen
Five Stars

Here Without You by Jennifer L. Allen is a tragically wonderful romance story. This book has a trigger warning and contains PTSD situations that sets the issues that occur in this book. The author has used such descriptive situations and characters it made me feel like you could reach out and touch them. My emotions varied from happy, to sad, to angry. I was pulled in from the first word to the last. I read this book in one setting and needed a box
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Rachel
Apr 18, 2017 Rachel rated it it was amazing
Here Without You is a standalone novel by Jennifer L Allen. It's a New Adult – Military contemporary novel and I just adored it. I read it all at once, no leaving the couch for anything. Glad my house wasn't burning down because I wouldn't have noticed!

This story alternates point of view between Ryan and Anna. They were high school sweethearts and had a long history of love and friendship until tragedy struck their senior year of high school. While they were both in the event together they both
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Nicole
Apr 18, 2017 Nicole rated it it was amazing
Here without you
By Jennifer L. Allen
5/5 Stars

Here without you by Jennifer L. Allen is about overcoming obstacles, self discovery and love. This is a standalone romance novel, with sensitive subjects. It may cause triggers for some. So, read at your owned risk. This is my first time reading a book by Jennifer Allen. And let me tell ya, this will not be my last!!
Anna and Ronnie Romano are not only sisters, they are best friends too. They are only 11 months apart and are even in the same grade
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Maura
Apr 18, 2017 Maura rated it it was amazing
Here Without You by Jennifer L. Allen –

***Trigger Warning*** A mass shooting takes place and is referenced in the book.

This is a difficult one for me to rate. I am waffling between 4 and 5 stars, so I’m going to write the review and reflect back on the book while writing it. This is also one of those reviews that I will write without referring to any specific incident in the book because I don’t want to give anything away. You can read the synopsis to know the basic overview of the story.

In a n
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Sam Sheerin
Apr 18, 2017 Sam Sheerin rated it it was amazing
Here Without You
Jennifer L. Allen
5 stars

This is one of those heartfelt novels where you feel very much with the characters, you feel their pain and their love. I couldn't put this down and read it in one sitting!

Anna and Ryan are your typical high school teenagers; in love and mapping out their rest of their lives and how even though they going separate ways that they will reunite at the other end. It all sounds amazing right? Tragedy strike just before Anna graduates, and her life has been thro
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Robin Rankin
Apr 18, 2017 Robin Rankin rated it it was amazing
Here Without You is a standalone novel by Jennifer L. Allen. I’m always a sucker of a tear jerker and this one started with the tears and I wasn’t sure if I was ever going to stop crying.

Anna and her older sister Ronnie were shopping for Ronnie’s Prom dress while Anna decided to shop later. It’s such a huge and joyful milestone in a teenage girls’ life. Ronnie goes to buy more of her favorite lipstick while Anna goes on ahead to the coffee shop to wait for her boyfriend Ryan and Ronnie. As she w
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Sue
Apr 18, 2017 Sue rated it it was amazing
Here Without You by Jennifer Allen is a standalone romance. It does have a trigger warning regarding a mass shooting that takes place in the prologue. This was difficult to read with what is going on in the world today and while the event itself is only a very small part of the book; the effects are very far reaching.

Anna Romano is brilliant, beautiful, talented and vivacious. She was really living an idyllic life with wonderful parents, a sister she can’t imagine living without and a boyfriend
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Dawn Daughenbaugh
Apr 18, 2017 Dawn Daughenbaugh rated it it was amazing
5 star

Here without you By Jennifer L.Allen

Here without you, By Jennifer L. Allen was my first book by this author. I absolutely loved this book, it's a mix of emotions, hope,love,and even fate.This book is for mature readers as there is a incident that happens  and it might be a trigger for some .This story is about Anna and Ryan.Anna and Ryan are inseparable they have big plans for after high school. While at the mall one afternoon with her sister,something tragic happens. Anna sees way more th
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Jennifer Pierson
Apr 20, 2017 Jennifer Pierson rated it it was amazing
Anna Romano had the perfect life, and couldn't imagine how it could be any better. It all came crashing down when she was in the wrong place at the wrong time, and the tragedy broke her. She lost herself, shutting out her family,
breaking up with her loving boyfriend, and finally just disappearing with no word. Five years later, she runs into Ryan, and he can't believe the change, but he talks her into going home again. But while she faces her demons, he has to keep going on with his life that h
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Amber
Apr 18, 2017 Amber rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Here Without You by Jennifer L. Allen is a military romance written In multiple points of views. This book had some tough parts and my heart literally broke thinking about Anna as she battled things most people have no idea about. Although some parts were tough other parts were hilarious and I had to control my laughter since it was so late at night. I loved their back and forth conversations. This was a love story like no other. It's true when they say if you love someone let them go and if it ...more
Amelia Carr
Apr 18, 2017 Amelia Carr rated it it was amazing
I thoroughly enjoyed this book and read it in one sitting as I could not put it down! I loved how this story played out as it was not your average romance. A lot of emotions went into this story and came through so well. I really enjoyed how we get a bit of both sides, both Anna and Ryan, and also getting a glimpse into their relationship reforming through their emails and chats. It was great and heartwarming to see their communication beginning very tentatively then reading them getting back in ...more
Shelley
Apr 19, 2017 Shelley rated it it was amazing
Here Without You by Jennifer L. Allen tells the story of a young couple ready to take on the world.

Anna Romano is finishing up high school and has her eyes set on art school. She had the talent to go far, especially with the support of her family and boyfriend Ryan.

Ryan Jacobs also knows what he wants from life. After he finishes high school, his plan is to spend the next four years defending his country in the Navy while Anna is in art school. Then, in a few years, they can settle down and st
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Krystal gaston
Apr 19, 2017 Krystal gaston rated it it was amazing
Here Without You Is written by Jennifer L. Allen. This was a very interesting read for me needless to say I loved it. Like stated by Jennifer L Allen this book does include a mass shooting and it is referenced throughout the book a few times. If you are willing to look past that and give the story a chance I am sure you will love it.
This is the story of Anna and Ryan. They had their whole lives planned out, or so they thought. Then one event changes both of their lives forever can two High Scho
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Angelina Frazzini
Apr 18, 2017 Angelina Frazzini rated it it was amazing
Here Without You By Jennifer L. Allen is the first book I've read by this author and I was blown away. This book is a standalone and does have a trigger warning due to a mass shooting that takes place. I read this book straight through. I couldn't put it down. It was fabulous even with its heart breaking moments. This book tells the story of Ryan and Anna.

Anna Romano has her whole life ahead of her. She's a great student, a wonderful artist, and she's got an amazing family and loving boyfriend.
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Rebecca
Apr 19, 2017 Rebecca rated it it was amazing
Here without you

Well what can I say. I loved this book from start to finish, they way Jennifer has written this sucks you in and you can't put it down.
Anna and Ryan's story is one that a number of people will be able to relate too.
Anna had the world at her feet the perfect boyfriend and her dream of going to art school. That all change one frightful day.
Ryan new where his life was headed and Anna was a big part of it. He was joining the Navy after his senior year but thanks to that frightful d
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Stella
Apr 19, 2017 Stella rated it it was amazing
Anna Romano and Ryan Jacob’s are high school sweethearts and they have their whole ife planned out. Anna was going to art school and Ryan was enlisting in the Navy, then they were going to spend the rest of their lives together ad live happily ever after. Then tragedy struck and threw their plans out the door. Anna wasn’t the same person after the tragedy, she changed and then ran away leaving behind her family and more importantly Ryan behind. Ryan was lost without Anna but he kept living his l ...more
Rebecca (Lee Lee) Cradock
Apr 19, 2017 Rebecca (Lee Lee) Cradock rated it it was amazing
Here without you

Well what can I say. I loved this book from start to finish, they way Jennifer has written this sucks you in and you can't put it down.

Anna and Ryan's story is one that a number of people will be able to relate too.

Anna had the world at her feet the perfect boyfriend and her dream of going to art school. That all change one frightful day.

Ryan new where his live was headed and Anna was a big part of it he was joining the Navy after his senior year but thanks to that frightful d
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Danielle Marlowe
Apr 18, 2017 Danielle Marlowe rated it really liked it
Here without you is written by Jennifer L. Allen. This is my first read by this Author. Jennifer L. Allen did a great job on this book. The story is well written. The two main characters are Anna Romano and Ryan Jacobs. Anna had the perfect life. She was a smart student in school, she was a great artist. Anna had a loving family, and the perfect boyfriend. Ryan was obsessed with Anna, she meant the world to him. Ryan couldn't picture his life without Anna. But one day, a horrible day, a tragedy ...more
Sara
Apr 29, 2017 Sara rated it it was amazing
Here without you by Jennifer L. Allen a five-star read worth fighting for. This is the first book by this author I have read, but it won’t be the last. I loved this story, it does have a trigger issue that may upset some people in the prologue and its referenced through the book, there is a mass shooting and people are severely injured and some sadly don’t make it, lives are changed and some will never be the same again, some people will remain broken over this event, but some may be broken in t ...more
Jackie Nolan
Apr 13, 2017 Jackie Nolan rated it really liked it
Wow! This book will most definitely take you on an emotional ride and make you feel all sorts of things. I really liked Anna and Ryan. My heart broke for them that they went through such a tragedy and the heartbreak that followed it. Building their relationship back up after being apart for several years went at a nice, steady pace.
Marissa Adkins
Apr 16, 2017 Marissa Adkins rated it it was amazing
This book is going to take you up and down, many times! Definitely different from her other books but so worth reading!
Love ,loss, betrayal, and the fight to overcome some of the biggest obstacles.
Anna and Ryan
High school sweethearts
A love like no other! But will their love be enough?! Read it to find out!!
Jennifer knocks it out of the park with this book. You definitely feel all the emotions with this book! Truly a story you won't soon forget!
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Jennifer was born and raised on Long Island, in New York. She relocated to South Carolina in 2002, where she met the love of her life. They got married and live their happily ever after just outside of Charleston with their fur-kids: a spoiled rat terrier and a cat who think she’s an MMA fighter. When she’s not reading or writing, she works as a behavioral therapist, and is an evening graduate stu ...more
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