--About WITHIN THESE WALLS--
Within these walls, he became my solace, my sanctuary and my strength.
I am not strong. I am just a survivor of circumstance.
Isn’t that what we all do? Survive?
Each of us has our own set of circumstances to muddle through. Mine are just more…complicated.
Born with a severe heart defect, I’ve seen the inside of a hospital room more than my own bedroom.
I was drowning, a prisoner to the illness that owned me, until he appeared. He thinks he’s blocked out the world with his tattoos and hard exterior, but I see the real Jude, the one he so desperately wants to forget.
But is he the answer to my prayers or will he break my already damaged heart forever?
My name is Lailah Buchanan, and this is our story of hope, redemption and sacrificing it all for the one you love.
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I don't know about you all but I have read all of J.L. Berg's books and they keep getting better. Even though I said I was afraid to read this book, I'm glad I did. It's totally up there on my list of top books for 2014.
I was very afraid to read this book. After reading some of the teasers and blurb of the book, who wouldn't be? The main character has a heart defect. I don't know about you but usually when it has the words Heart or defect, you usually know it's not going to end well. From the beginning of the book you know that Lailah is the one with the heart defect but you don't really know how serious it is. But as you read you realize it's a pretty serious issue. I really felt sorry for Lailah, especially after reading about her life. She can't do anything normal such as: dating, going to the grocery store, going to the movies, going to prom, or going to the ocean. And the list is pretty much endless. Thank god she has a friend that is also her nurse, Grace. She is an awesome best friend to Lailah.
Jude, well I don't really know what to think of him at first. You do get some background information at the beginning so that helps on understanding where he's coming from. Not going to say too much more, but he defiantly did not have an easier life prior to where he is now.
Jude was exactly what Lailah needed. And Lailah was exactly what Jude needed.
Overall, it was a lovely story with heartache, romance, and two very lost people finding one another.
Congratulations to J.L. Berg on another release along with a great story!
J.L. Berg is the USA Today bestselling author of the Ready Series. She is a California native living in the beautiful state of historic Virginia. Married to her high school sweetheart, they have two beautiful girls that drive them batty on a daily basis. When she's not writing, you will find her with her nose stuck in a romance novel, in a yoga studio or devouring anything chocolate. J.L. Berg is represented by Jill Marsal of Marsal Lyon Literary Agency, LLC.
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