An uniquely situated romance told within the walls of a hospital. Lailah was born with a severe heart defect and for the last 22 years of her life she has seen the inside of a hospital room more than her own bedroom. Treated with 'kid gloves' her mother has protected her from the world. All the sheltering has made Lailah shy and somewhat innocent.
Jude is a broken man trying to find solace within the walls of the hospital. A tragic moment has left him a ghost of himself. Going through the motions as a CNA is how he survives each day.
Lailah keeps a journal with all the things she'd like to do *if* she ever was well enough to leave the hospital. Jude discovers herSomeday wish list and works his way into her life as her CNA. He really becomes *swoon-worthy* each time he crosses off an item on her list.
"When you were living your life on borrowed time, every second you had to spend watching the days pass through a hospital room window was one moment less you had to be doing something meaningful."
WOW! I love that quote. It's one of those quotes that makes you stop and think about what you're doing with your life.
WITHIN THESE WALLS is a sweet story about two broken hearts struggle to be complete.
**Complimentary copy courtesy of publisher in exchange for an honest review.**
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.
About J.L. Berg 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. Connect with J.L. BergWebsite | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads | Newsletter