Start reading Here Without You (Between the Lines Book 4) on your Kindle in under a minute. Don't have a Kindle? Get your Kindle here.

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

 
 
 

Try it free

Sample the beginning of this book for free

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Anybody can read Kindle bookseven without a Kindle devicewith the FREE Kindle app for smartphones, tablets, and computers.
Here Without You (Between the Lines Book 4)
 
See larger image
 

Here Without You (Between the Lines Book 4) [Kindle Edition]

Tammara Webber
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

Kindle Price: CDN$ 3.99 includes free international wireless delivery via Amazon Whispernet

Formats

Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle Edition CDN $3.99  
Paperback --  
Audio, CD, Audiobook, CD, Unabridged CDN $10.36  

Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought


Product Description

Product Description

Everyone has secrets. Some are buried so deep, their existence is forgotten. But a secret never told can turn into a lie. And in love, a lie is one thing: Poison.

Reid's in love with Dori, though she hasn't told her parents that she's fallen hard for the guy they'd forbidden her to see. Now she's leaving for college, and Reid's promise not to push her to go public is wearing thin, especially when she can't - or won't - return those three important words he wants to hear.

Five years ago, Brooke and Reid were a Thing. That relationship is long gone, detonated amid allegations of cheating - but they still share a secret that would stun everyone they know and alter public perception of them both if it ever comes out. And it's about to do just that.

Book 4 of 4 in the Between the Lines series  (Mature Young Adult / New Adult)

About the Author

Tammara Webber, New York Times bestselling author of Easy, is a hopeful romantic who adores novels with happy endings, because there are enough sad endings in real life. Before writing full time, she was an undergraduate academic advisor, economics tutor, planetarium office manager, radiology call center representative, and the palest person to ever work at a tanning salon. She married her high school sweetheart, and is Mom to three adult kids and four very immature cats.

Product Details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 423 KB
  • Print Length: 250 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0985661844
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00CUJVC0G
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray:
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #58,368 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
  •  Would you like to give feedback on images?


What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


Customer Reviews

4 star
0
3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
0
5.0 out of 5 stars
5.0 out of 5 stars
Most helpful customer reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Best story I've read in a long time Sept. 21 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
And that's saying a lot, considering I've read about 150 books in the last four months. Great writing. Spot on dialogue. Mature. I'm a bit of a stickler about grammar and word choice (faze vs. phase, etc) and this one was well edited. So enjoyable to read a series like this. My first five star rating. I'll be looking for more stories by Tammara Webber.
Was this review helpful to you?
5.0 out of 5 stars definitely a book/series i can not tire of Aug. 13 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
the ending of this series did not disappoint - well worth the wait! the characters grew so much since the first book
Was this review helpful to you?
Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)
Amazon.com: 4.8 out of 5 stars  125 reviews
18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars To readers who had the same anxiety I did before the release, fear not. Webber delivers. Aug. 6 2013
By Amazon Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
If I did GIF reviews, this would be the perfect book for it because I'm not sure I can fully express my journey with this book using mere words. My first reaction at hearing about this book was trepidation. A story about Brooke and Reid and Dori? My moans of despair echoed for five hundred miles, I'm sure. And then the cover came out! I saw one goodreads review fret "Did someone die?"

So of course, I had to buy the book the minute the pre order link came up and I had to read it the moment it was downloaded onto my reading device.

The saying that you only have one chance to make a first impression comes from the unfortunate fact that our opinion of people and events and objects is often formed by the first few minutes if an encounter. This is true with books and characters in books.

When we first meet Brooke Cameron in the Between the Lines series, she is a selfish girl who does not think for one minute of the damage she is inflicting on those around her in the pursuit of her own happiness and success. In other words, first impressions of Brooke are poor. Very poor.

And it is hard change people's minds, particularly 180 degrees from a previously held position. You may be able to convert a Methodist to Lutheran but transforming an athiest into a Christian is harder than threading the proverbial needle. So it is a testament to the writing that I went from loathing Brooke to actively cheering for her. What kind of writing alchemy is this?

This is Brooke, Reid and Dori's story because their lives are all complicated by Brooke and Reid's shared past. About five years ago, actors Brooke and Reid had a very serious relationship but at fifteen and caught up in the whirlwind of fame and pressures of clawing your way upward, they were too immature for their relationship to survive their raging insecurities. Reid treated Brooke poorly believing that she had cheated on him and Brooke responded by inflicting as much pain as possible in return. When Brooke becomes pregnant, Reid agrees that the baby should be given up for adoption and he puts the existence of his child out of his mind.

Fast forward five years and Reid is trying to convince his girlfriend, Dori, that taking a chance on him won't lead to bone deep hurt. Dori isn't so sure. Reid's reputation as a player in Hollywood is cemented already at twenty. Plus, she's completely disinterested in his world of fame and glamour. As a reader, it is convincingly delivered that Dori would prefer to not have a famous boyfriend. Her dreams likely included falling for a guy who was devoted to missionary work and together they would travel the world to deliver aid and spread love.

Reid not only knows this, he recognizes that Dori is the kind of girl he only gets a once in a lifetime shot at and he does not want to screw it up. Dori is such a sweetheart and she's opening herself up beyond her ordinary cautious limits to let Reid into her life. She is the catch for Reid rather than the other way around. He's never going to find someone like her again because girls like Dori just don't run in his circle whereas Dori is so amazing and so loveable that she's bound to find someone awesome if Reid fails to live up to the man he recognizes he can be when he is with her.

Dori's discomfort with the trapping of Reid's life results in her withdrawing. Her parents aren't welcoming of Reid and she feels dowdy and foolish around Reid's friends. At her college, students who've seen them together delight in sharing photos that show Reid with other females. Reid feels Dori slipping away and he's not sure what he can do about it. He really does love acting and he doesn't mind the fame and he enjoys the money but none of that is as important as Dori. He's got to figure out how to convince Dori that he is worth her effort and in doing so ends up making a mistake that pushes her farther away.

When Brooke is faced with the usual circumstances of her child being put into foster care after the death of his adopted father, Brooke is compelled to reassert her parentage. Brooke's past is littered with uncaring parents and step parents and she doesn't want this experience for her son. Motherhood changes Brooke. She is out for someone other than herself and she is fierce in her determination to provide for her son, regardless of Reid and anyone else who'll stand in her way. She brought the same passion to getting her son back that she approached everything in her life in the past and I suddenly got her and admired her.

Initially Reid is disinterested. A child with Brooke doesn't fit into his future with Dori. I liked Reid's casual dismissal of this child he has never seen or held. The child wasn't real to Reid and until the child became real, Reid wasn't affected emotionally by him. That changes slowly and believably over the course of the book.

Like I said, this is a story of Brooke, Reid, and Dori and I don't believe it could have been told any other way.

There were a few tiny things that kept this from being a perfect read for me. A few scenes were told from the point of view of the child and I felt those were unnecessary. I understand why they were included, but I wasn't invested in the child and so they didn't move me (or it could be because I have no heart, but either way, they felt extraneous to me). I would have liked a closing scene on campus between Reid and Dori, showing me exactly how they were navigating that particular part of their lives.

One of my complaints is petty. I'm not ready to stop reading about these characters. I want to see more of Reid and Dori just being happy. I want to see Brooke find a man who will love and adore her for the woman she is becoming. These people have become characters I care about and I want to continually revisit them. To readers who had the same anxiety I did before the release, fear not. Webber delivers.
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Top Pick! 4.5 Stars - Great ending to a wonderful series Aug. 17 2013
By Smitten by Books - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
There are few books I've anticipated this year like this one. After reading the entire Between the Line series last year, I'm not sure if I expected another one. I thought Reid and Dorie's HFN (Happily For Now) was a wonderful ending to the series. But I do have to say, I did wonder about the Reid and Brooke's child.

Enter Tammara's blog post about Here Without You, when she tells her fans there's one more book in the series. I was skeptical. I think I may have even commented on the post something to the effect, I don't know if it's possible to reform Brooke in my view.

Fans of Tammara Webber and the Between the Lines series will be happy to know that she does. Brooke is a flawed character--we saw that in Where You Are. But you know what, so was Reid. It was the two of them scheming to break up Graham and Emma (still my favourite couple). And she managed to make Reid not only hot but loveable (grade A hero material) in Good For You.

In Here Without You, we really get to meet the real Brooke with not only the warts but her frailties. We feel for her, especially those of us who are mothers, when she discovers that the son she gave up is in foster care. Even worse, he's four and doesn't speak. And he's the spitting image of his father. Seriously, River's situation is enough to bring you to tears. Brooke does what any loving mother would do, she goes about trying to get him back. And the things she's willing to sacrifice to make it happen not only reforms her to my satisfaction but makes her a winner in my book.

Now should you think this book is all about Brooke, it's not. But those events are the precipice of the story. Reid is very much in the picture--it is really his story--and River is his son. He's still dating Dorie, who is attending university. Their lives are quite separate though. When he gets time off, he comes to see her.

Her parents still don't approve of the relationship so that hasn't changed. I do get where they're coming from. They don't want to see their daughter hurt and let's face it before Dorie, Reid's reputation was not the best. But sometimes I had to grit my teeth at their disapproval and the way they continued to treat him. I mean, seriously people, there aren't many guys who--even if they could afford it--would fly your daughter home for an ailing animal.

For Reid, the hardest thing is, I think, coming to terms with what happened to his son and trying to figure out what he should do about it. He also needs to tell Dorie. Yikes. Not an easy thing when she's having so many doubts about them, especially once she believes he's getting back together with the super-gorgeous Brooke as they are trying to get their child out of foster care.

Thankfully, all's well that ends well. Tammara does a wonderful job giving her readers an emotional, well-written and heartfelt story. I was ecstatic to catch up a bit with Emma and Graham, who are, of course, still together and stronger than ever (I so love them). The ending is particularly emotional and brought a lump to my throat and tears to my eyes.

This is one of those books you don't ever want to end. When I turned the last page, I wanted another 300 more and I'm not sure that would still have been enough. My secret wish--okay not so much a secret--is that there's still another story, perhaps novella, somewhere in Tammara's oh-so-gifted brain with a wedding or two. ;)

Reviewed by Beverley

Originally posted on The Season website (www TheSeasonForRomance com)
9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars ends too abruptly Aug. 9 2013
By SK - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This is a continuation of Dori and Reid and Brooke's stories. Brooke's private investigator has finally found the son she gave up for adoption four years earlier. Now this long, lost boy complicates everyone's lives and threatens to tear Dori and Reid apart for good.

I really like this series. Brooke is a horrible person but she's a strong character and goes after what she wants. In this last installment of the series, she becomes a more likable--even admirable--person and has a number of funny moments.

Reid is a decent character, as well. I'm not generally into blonds but he still comes off as pretty hot. His reformation from the last book is still in place but it doesn't seem fake or contrived. You do believe he wants to be a better person, that he has just grown up into the person he was always supposed to be. I DID think the sudden changes in his relationship with his parents was a bit too facile, but that wasn't the main thrust of the story so it's easily dismissed.

The story is told from different characters' POV's which is interesting. But a few chapters are from the little boy, River's, POV and I found them to be written as if done by someone who has never had a four year old. I'm sorry but no four year old I've ever met (including my two kids, now 8 and 5) would ever say the things this kid says to the reader. Maybe an eight year old would say this stuff but not a four year old. It was pretty disingenuous.

However, none of the above constituted any major story issue for me. The real problem I had with the story is the same problem I had with the last book: Dori. I hate her. She is annoying and sanctimonious and a capricious wuss. For all that she thinks Reid is the shallow half of their relationship, I've always thought it was she. Her parents aren't much better but, sadly, I am unsurprised when I see deeply religious people who consider themselves "good Christians", only dispense such goodness to those they deem worthy (as we see here). They, also, are rude and manipulative and prejudiced. In short, Dori and her parents are depressing and boring and I was sorry they had to be in the story. I didn't care if Reid was with a "regular" girl but couldn't she have been as courageous and giving (to all!) and accepting of (all!) others as she was initially described as being? From the moment she met Reid, she made assumptions and just kept on doing it right through two books. The only person I liked in her family was her sister and now she's in a coma.

In any case, the story still had enough going for it that it kept my interest, if only to (briefly!) revisit characters I liked from previous books. But I thought the ending was too quickly wrapped up. I would have liked to have seen public reaction to Dori and Reid, to River...it would have been nice to see them together in the environment that threatened to tear them apart, but now handled and behind them. Maybe they could have been at an Oscar party for Brooke or...something. I just prefer a little more of a epilogue. This was barely enough to satisfy the reader, in my opinion.

Decent read. I still like this author but just feel a little rushed and slightly cheated.
Oh, and I still hate Dori. ;)
9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great addition to the series. Aug. 6 2013
By FayV1 - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition
I'll be honest, I was hesitant when I read this book had to do with Brooke. She was my favorite character to hate in the previous books and I wasn't sure if Tammara Webber could pull off keeping true to Brooke's character while making a reader want to hear her story.
Well, I'll be the first to tell you that Ms. Webber succeeded.
I loved every second of this book. It's such a nice and beautiful departure from everything out there right now, which is exactly what I needed. The writing is spot on and flawless. It's as if the author spends hours on every single sentence she writes. As a reader, I respect that.
As for the storyline, we get more from Reid and Dori, more from Brooke and even a little from a new character that just punched me in the gut every time. I loved this entire series. I love this author. I hope everyone who is a fan of this series gives this one a chance, because it is definitely worth it.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Autumn Review for Here Without You Aug. 15 2013
By The Autumn Review - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
It's funny to look back at my reviews of the other books in the series now that it's over. I had just started blogging when I discovered this series and it quickly became a favorite. My reviews of the first three books, however, did not do them justice and my review for this book, probably won't either. But, I'll do my best. The most important thing to note is that this was a perfect ending for a wonderful series!

In all honesty, I was terrified to read this book. I was so happy with the ending of Good For You and just couldn't imagine anything happening to Reid and Dori. But, there were issues that were unresolved and it did ultimately affect the future of their relationship. One thing is certain though, I'm finally, unequivocally, a Reid Alexander fan now. I didn't really like him all that much in the first two books in the series. He was selfish, arrogant, and spoiled. Reid has come a long way since then. He grew on me in Good For You. He needed to have something or someone really slap him in the face with reality. And Dori was just the person to help him do that. Well, I'm happy to say that his growth continued on in this book. Reid is now a mature, responsible, and self-less adult. I was really proud of the person he's become.

I can't talk about Reid without talking about Dori. I just simply love her. She's so perfect for Reid. She doesn't see him as the famous movie star. She sees him. Of course, their relationship comes with many challenges; she's heading off to college, he has a busy work schedule, she's trying to learn how to handle living in the spotlight, then...there's the secret. Was it wrong that Reid wasn't open about it right away? Yes. And I really do think that Dori's reaction was appropriate, even if it did make me a bit mad. But, I also understood why Reid handled it the way he did. There were moments I really thought the towel was going to be thrown, but as I said before, Reid has grown and Dori has been a catalyst to these changes. He won't live without her. I was so happy that he didn't give up on fighting for their realtionship.

Ok. Brooke. I hate to say this, but I still don't like her. However, I did sympathize with her in this book. And like Reid, I think she's matured significantly. Her life isn't just about her anymore. I appreciated Brooke's drive to make things right. Not only with her own situation, but with trying to resolve her friendship with Graham.

Speaking of Graham...He remains my very favorite character in this series. Fortunately for me, he does appear a few times throughout the book. I can't tell you how happy that made me. But, the stand-out for me was River. Oh...my...word. River broke my heart. I never expected the story to go the way it did. I "knew" about him, but that was it. I was so happy to read River's POV. Looking at his old life and his new life from his perspective was very emotional. I can't imagine reading this book without it. Or him.

Overall, I loved it. I'm so sad that the series has ended, but I really feel like everyone is where they're supposed to be. The ups and downs...the love and loss...the deceptions and truths-this series has had it all. It will forever remain a favorite series of mine. If you haven't read it, you're truly missing out. Go grab it now!

Quotes:
~"I'm such a coward-I'm terrified that if I meet River, he'll become important to me. And when everything ends with Reid, I'll lose him too."-Loc 2991

~"I'm asking you to have faith in one thing, for now: the fact that when we're alone, I'm just Reid, and you're just Dori, and we're going to love each other for the rest of our lives."-Loc 3140

~I've always said I would never need a man, and no boy would ever save me.
I was wrong.-Loc 3198
Search Customer Reviews
Only search this product's reviews

Look for similar items by category