Within These Walls (The Walls Duet #1)
by J.L. Berg
Summary from Goodreads:
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.
This book was absolutely beautiful! I don’t even know how to describe it, there are no words. What I do know is that it’s one of those books that will stay with you long after you’ve finished reading. Right now there is a very special place in my heart for this story and truthfully, I’m kind of sorry that I read so fast because I didn’t want it to end. The author has done an amazing job here because in my opinion, everything about it was perfect.
Lailah is a sweetheart and all she wants is a normal life. She doesn’t take anything for granted and what she craves is to experience the little things in life. In a way, her character is like a life lesson for most of us.
Jude is a total heartthrob. I love that he is not perfect, he has his own emotional baggage and this just makes it more real. Jude and Lailah have been victims of life’s circumstances, but when they find each other, everything changes for them.
The other characters and their side stories also add to the plot and I loved them as well. Within These Walls was just heartfelt and breathtaking in every way. It’s a story where life is full of obstacles -it’s not perfect but something perfect does in fact come out of it.
P.S. Lailah’s Someday List at the end was totally the cherry on top for me!
*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review*
5 out of 5 stars