NOT WITHOUT YOU
Not Without You examines whether true love between two people can really endure and withstand the test of time throughout a number of years and obstacles. Although Barrett attempts to establish a connection between the two characters, the novel doesn’t quite relay the feeling of intimacy and strong bonding. The idea of the story is romantic, however there is very little rapport and chemistry between Kate and Efrem, and the stages of their relationship go by too quickly for readers to really enjoy. The dramatic sequences that do remain are overdone and present highly unlikely results and major coincidences.