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Beyond These Walls takes us into the life of Jude and Lailah and their after. We experience the challenges of a young couple that never thought love could ever be possible. A boy who merely existed. A girl who didn’t truly live. There is so much more to their story and their future.
“But you pulled me out of the darkness.”
You felt the apprehension of Jude and Lailah to be happy. Always waiting for the the shoe to drop. While their life seemed perfect, there are so many factors that can impact their life with each other and happiness. When choices need to be made, you feel their inner struggle to cope and understand what life has thrown their way once again. But their love never faltered. It was always constant. Their love was consuming and continued to shatter obstacles. But what happens when the obstacle means life or death? What if that obstacle threatens their foundation? What else can Jude and Lailah survive now?
“I realized that I could do nothing for the rest of my existence but tell you how much I love you, and it still wouldn’t be an accurate measurement of what I feel for you. My love is immeasurable, infinite and always evolving and you have it, all of it...”
Oh Jude. If any man could ever love me half as much as you love Lailah, I would be the luckiest girl in the world. Jude loves fiercely. Loudly. His love cannot be explained by words. Because there are no words for his love. His heart simply speaks his love for Lailah with every heartbeat. His love for her knows no boundaries. And Lailah? She demonstrates such strength this time around. Even more so than the first book. I was in awe of her character. Once again the author immerses us within the world of Jude and Lailah and this was a touching continuation of their story. Their powerful story of love, hope, and survival was full of raw emotion.
"I know you think that I saved you, but in all honestly, it was you who saved me..."
Love truly saves. Jude and Lailah saved each other. In so many ways. You don’t really understand the depth of their love and how much they truly mean to the other until you read Beyond These Walls. Jude was in perpetual darkness and it wasn’t until Lailah that he saw any kind of light. And Jude reminded her that there is life beyond the walls of the hospital. He recognized his own fear in her. But she made him want to be whole again. He wanted to FEEL again. Jude and Lailah’s story will challenge your ideas of love and what it can truly survive. The author doesn’t hold back with this story. That crazy thing called life? Jude and Lailah have endured so much within the limited time they’ve spent on this earth. But with love they overcame. For love truly conquers.
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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