Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Book Review+Tour Goodies: Within These Walls by J.L. Berg...GIVEAWAY!!

Title: Within These Walls

Author: J.L. Berg

Genre: Romance

Release Date: August 18, 2014


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.


My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Find this Review at Taryn Lee's Book Blog

A gifted copy was provided by the author for an honest review.

This book is neither over the top nor underdeveloped. It's special. You know those books that make you think ALL about how life is too short and too fragile to let things be without making the move to make them the life you want? Yeah that's this book in a nutshell!!

Lailah (btw the spelling is beautiful!) was born with a heart defect. Her whole life she's been protected within these walls of Memorial Hospital and within these walls of her mothers heart, and now she's realizing that at age 22, she's ready to explore what's outside the hospital walls. And she's hoping that her pudding fairy, aka secret admirer, aka Jude will help her find her way. If only Jude wasn't holding onto a dreadful past.

Overall, I found myself LOVING Lailah and Jude. She found her One and he found his second chance. I thought their love story was powerful and spoke well beyond the words on the pages. I'm giving this book 4.5 STARS out of 5 STARS. I would have liked to seen the book move and a bit of a faster pace. It felt a lot longer than it should have, but that's truly my only complaint about this incredible book!

Read by Taryn Lee on August 18, 2014
Reviewed by Taryn Lee on August 18, 2014
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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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