Monday, August 18, 2014

Within These Walls - J.L. Berg; Blog Tour + Giveaway

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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. 

“What is your deal, Jude?” she yelled, taking several strides toward me. “My deal?”  “Yeah, you’re sweet and endearing one minute and then brushing me off the next. I don’t get it. What do you want from me? Am I a charity case? Do you get off on hanging out with the poor sick girl but then tire of me easily?” Closing the last few inches between us, I got in her face. “You have no idea what you’re talking about,” I hissed. “No,” she answered, “I really don’t. You don’t tell me anything. You are this big, giant mystery that I know nothing about. Why is that, Jude?” “It’s too much,” I simply said. “You mean, I can’t handle it,” she inferred. “That’s not what I said, Lailah.” “No, but that’s what you meant. You’re just like everyone else. I’m too fragile. I’m too weak. Let’s sugarcoat the truth, so it doesn’t upset Lailah. God forbid that we upset her,” she said in a mocking tone. “Well, I’m neither weak nor fragile. I’ve endured more pain than most people see in a lifetime, so don’t think for one single second that I can’t handle anything you can.” “I know you can.” “Then, why put me through all this? Do you even care a little about me?” Her voice was quiet and timid. “I care too fucking much, Lailah.” Without a second thought, I grabbed the nape of her neck and pulled her body to mine before fusing our mouths together. She gasped in surprise, pulling back slightly, but then she surrendered, melting into me completely. My hands tightened around her waist as I deepened our kiss. I knew this had to be her first kiss, and I intended to make sure it was well worth the wait. 

I got this book for the blog tour, and this book was just PERFECTION! I really love getting ARC this good! J.L. Berg is an amazing author who knows how to capture you from the first page with story that will make you enjoy the escape and still have you center in the real word, a lot of authors are leaving that behind and I love that she capture this!

Lailah is this 22 years old girl that sadly the disease she was born with made her stay at the hospital and cutting her young years, she was really sweet but yet so full of life! That is something I loved and I know you will all love too is that as she is having all this restriction because of her heart she just want to live her life at the fullest and us which are thanks God in good shape are taking life fro granted.

This is something that I loved, it makes you see the life from another POV, this character will make you go up, do a bucket list and do every single thing you want. Because life is only one and we need to leave it at the fullest!

Now talking about JUDE, oh my Jesus, JUDE JUDE JUDE! He was an amazing character to read, accept Lailah even that he has a past that is hard to let go. You will cry with him, laugh with him, droll over him. This guy is everything, perfectly imperfect, caring, he is just a wonderful guy.
I loved how he try to fulfill Lailah's wishes, because thats what friends/lovers do when they love someone, make the other one happy and the best about this is that it was two way wish. Lailah wanted him to be happy just as Jude wanted her to be happy. They both connected on this path with ups and downs. But what is love without struggle? 
This couple is just PERFECT!

Breathtaking, emotional and down to earth. J.L. Berg bring all of this feels in one beautiful book.

I rate this book 10+ Stars and I make it on the top of my favorites of 2014!

PS. Get your money ready because the need of eating chocolate pudding will increase to the TOP!


A portion of the sales during the first week of release will go to a children's heart charity.

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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