December 31, 2015

TBT #13 - Review: Within These Walls by J.L. Berg

Making it's appearance on this weeks #ThrowbackThrusday is Within These Walls by J.L. Berg. This is a simple, subtle and heart warming love story of two broken beautiful souls, which will make you appreciate little things in life! ♥

Title: Within These Walls
Author: J.L. Berg
Series: The Walls Duet #1
Genre: new adult, contemporary romance

From USA Today Bestselling author J.L. Berg, comes a breathtaking story that shows us how love truly can conquer all...even the most damaged of hearts.

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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Within These Walls by J.L. Berg
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

“WITHIN THESE WALLS, he became my solace, my sanctuary, and my strength. Within these walls, I gave myself to a man who said he would always fight for me and love me until the end of time. Within these walls, I gave my less than perfect heart to the man I loved. And then...he walked away.” 

Lailah was born with the heart defect. Most of her life she was in and out of hospital, never had normal life, and never lived until she met Jude a nursing assistant in the same hospital as her. Jude was locked up in his own misery; he was a broken man wandering in hospital where he lost his reason to live. Jude soon realises it’s because of his selfishness three years ago that Lailah is still in hospital with no transplant, since then he dedicates his life in making hers better, to redeem himself.

Jude spends more time with Lailah during his shift, he makes her happy in any possible way including her desire to have normal life by fulfilling her “someday list”


What started as friendship soon blossom’s into love, but will Jude be able to let go of his past and open his heart for Lailah? Or will time stand in Lailah’s way before she even gets a chance to live?

I adore Lailah for staying strong even when there was no hope, she never saw her life as a disappointed rather she felt it as a gift and wanted to enjoy it until she has time. “fire in her spirit and beauty in her soul” that’s how Jude sees her not as weak fragile heart patient who is counting her days! Jude♥ - yet another name in my BB list. Humble, charming and loving.

Within These Walls is simple, subtle and heart warming love story of two broken beautiful souls. This is kind of story that makes you appreciate little things in life-to live, to be happy you just need someone to share these small things!
“She was the solace I hadn't realized I was searching for. She gave me strength and peace and a reason to watch sun rise again.” 

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