Yours: A Standalone Contemporary Romance

Yours: A Standalone Contemporary Romance

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by Jasinda Wilder
     
 
When my husband Oliver died, my life ended. My purpose, my passion, my everything bled out with him on the side of the Pacific Coast Highway.

Ollie was an organ donor. His eyes, his brain, his lungs, his heart...parts of my Ollie went out and saved lives.

Then his heart, beating in another man's chest, found its way back to me, and I found myself

Overview

When my husband Oliver died, my life ended. My purpose, my passion, my everything bled out with him on the side of the Pacific Coast Highway.

Ollie was an organ donor. His eyes, his brain, his lungs, his heart...parts of my Ollie went out and saved lives.

Then his heart, beating in another man's chest, found its way back to me, and I found myself faced with an impossible choice: hold on to the pain and beauty of the past and the memory of the man I loved, or reach for a bold new future, knowing each heartbeat will be a reminder of all I've lost.

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I wasn't supposed to live past thirty.

My grandfather died at forty-five. Heart failure.

My father died at thirty-eight. Heart failure.

The doctors told me my whole life that I wouldn't see my thirty-first birthday. My heart was going to give out. It was just a matter of time: a rare blood type and an unusually large heart meant essentially zero chance of a transplant.

I proved them all wrong...by dying on my thirty-first birthday.

And then I woke up, alive, with another man's heart inside my chest, and his widow on my conscience.

I spent my whole life preparing for death, and now I have to learn how to live. Only, as I soon discovered, living is the easy part.

Loving, and allowing myself to be loved...well, that's a whole lot harder.


This is a standalone second chance romance like you've never read before.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940158203091
Publisher:
Jasinda Wilder
Publication date:
06/19/2016
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
432
Sales rank:
13,548
File size:
269 KB

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Yours: A Standalone Contemporary Romance 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous 6 months ago
So many emotions. I laughed, I cried, I was happy, I was sad. Oh my goodness! This was absolutely a wonderful book. Niall and Lock made it through so much. Please, don't hesitate to read this book. It is more than worth it. Jasinda, you amaze me more and more with each book you write.
Anonymous 6 months ago
As I nurse I could relate to many of the things in this book. I absolutely loved it, recommended it to my reading friends, and they loved it.
Anonymous 7 months ago
Loved it !
SusanReads1 7 months ago
Lyrics from the the song "Yours" by Russell Dickerson that inspired the book Yours 'I was one in one-hundred billion A burned out star in a galaxy Just lost in the sky wondering why Everyone else shines out but me I came to life when I first kissed you The best me has his arms around you You make me better than I was before Thank God I'm yours' (Lyrics from the the song "Yours") This gorgeous, heart wrenching, poignant story of love and loss is such an amazing book! It follows a journey of love, tragedy and learning to lift yourself from the fog of loss to live and love again. This amazing book took me on a tsunami of emotions. The ebb and flow of the pain, growth and love in this book is breathtaking! I laughed, cried and held my breath through this captivating journey that Niall and Lachlan endured and experienced. The writing is so precise and flawless that the author's talent effortlessly makes you feel like you are there experiencing the journey with the book's characters. Niall James met the love of her life one day after a patient in her care tragically dies. Oliver is everything she could imagine wanting and more. They become inseparable as a surgeon/ nurse stream for Doctors Without Borders. A tragic car accident ends their journey together. He is an organ donor and his death is able to save other people's lives. Niall knows that he was such a giving, caring person and would want others to benefit from his gift of life. The question for her is where is life for her in the face of being without him? She feels hopeless and is merely existing and not living until she meets a handsome stranger. Lachlan Montgomery, Lock as he goes by, is living with a congenital heart defect not expecting to live very long. He doesn't expect to live past thirty and chooses to sail the world and take great risks. On his thirty-first birthday he pushes himself too far and his heart stops. After several months of being kept alive in a coma and on machines he receives a new heart. One that was never expected due to his rare blood type and large sized heart that was needed. After his recovery and rehab he searches for a new purpose in life. That search draws him to meeting Niall. He is captivated by her beauty and spirit from their first meeting. Niall and Lock are two characters that have such depth and passion. They will be ingrained in me forever! There journey and destination are inspiring. Their strength and courage in the face of tragedy is awe inspiring. Their chemistry and attraction sizzles off of the pages. Their biggest obstacle is that they are both suffering from survivors guilt and Niall feels like loving another is the ultimate betrayal to Oliver. Lock is struggling to find his purpose in life that will be his true measure. Until he finds it he feels unworthy or Niall's love. Will his journey lead him back to her? One click Yours to experience their journey and to see if it leads them to each other in the end.
sugarpine721 8 months ago
"Thank God I'm yours." The book was inspired by the song "Yours" by Russell Dickerson. I wasn't familiar with the song before reading the book. Having listened to it several times throughout reading the story, it was the perfect companion. It is just one of those stories that touch something inside your heart. I read it in one sitting and loved every minute. Well done Jasinda Wilder, you've done it again! A favorite of 2016 for me! "You put a new heartbeat inside of me."