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.
***Due to some graphic language and explicit scenes, this book is not recommended for readers under the age of 18.***
Lailah has been in and out of hospitals all her life, never really fully living. She’s missed out on so much, but she isn’t bitter. She has a heart so big, it’s heartbreaking to know that her heart is the the one thing that’s holding her back. She is just so warm and loving, you fall in love with her instantly.
Then there’s Jude, ladies this man will melt your heart. He’s had major heartbreak in his past and is just a walking shell of what he used to be, that is until he spots Lailah eating pudding with her fingers and giggling one night as he passes her door at the hospital. How can he not stop and stare at the beautiful angel that sits before him?
Slowly Jude and Lailah start to form a relationship, Lailah shares with him her Someday list, and this is when your heart starts to melt. Jude does everything he can to help Lailah cross off things on her list. However things aren’t as easy as they seem. Jude and Lailah have a long road head of them.
Will they be able to deal with the stress and the fear that Lailah’s condition brings, or will it be to much and it tears apart something so amazing?
This was the first book I’ve read by JL Berg, and I think I’ve fallen in love! The story is so well written, you feel like you’re there with the characters and experience their feelings. I can’t wait to read more from this amazing author!
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.