Vital Sign

Vital Sign I used to have a great life My little world was bright I had no complaints My perfectly simple life made the fall from grace that much devastating I plummeted from the heavenly little bubble that I sh

  • Title: Vital Sign
  • Author: J.L. Mac
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  • Page: 291
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  • I used to have a great life My little world was bright I had no complaints My perfectly simple life made the fall from grace that much devastating I plummeted from the heavenly little bubble that I shared with Jake I fell fast and hard straight into the fiery pits of hell The knowledge of how things used to be is a bittersweet torture that refuses me even one moI used to have a great life My little world was bright I had no complaints My perfectly simple life made the fall from grace that much devastating I plummeted from the heavenly little bubble that I shared with Jake I fell fast and hard straight into the fiery pits of hell The knowledge of how things used to be is a bittersweet torture that refuses me even one moment of respite I live in a painful reverie that I can t escape I had it good once That s gone now All of it disappeared like vapor into the ether I m a lost woman, wandering through grief and struggling to come to terms with my new title widow My family says I need understanding and closure I say a cigarette and a bottle of wine is a much better option for instant gratification I m the awkward, depressed one standing in the corner making everyone around me miserably uncomfortable I m the one with vacant eyes that society strives to help but can t I m the one who hands out tight smiles and derisive snorts I m the widow adrift in this world with no direction No meaning No hope No vital sign Sadie sets out on a journey to healing without knowing that things will get far worse before they get better Despite her general indifference to organ donation, she finds herself on a journey to seek out the only people who benefited from her husband s tragic death Resentment runs rampant as she meets the thriving organ recipients Anger and jealousy spiral, sending the delicate structure of Sadie s emotions into a tailspin Alexander McBride got a second chance one that he didn t necessarily want Alexander is a game changer for Sadie She hates him for his health but can t help feeling at home in his presence He soothes her grief in a way that is intoxicating, addictive even The heart that once fell in love with her now resides in Alexander McBride s chest It s a circumstance that forces her to wage an internal war fueled by grief, anger, guilt, love, lust, and loyalty Sadie must discover the things that are vital to going on with her life if she has any hope of finding her way through the all consuming grief that dominates every waking moment.

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    1. J.L. Mac

      Indie author, J.L Mac is the USA Today Bestselling Author of the Wrecked series, Seven Years of Bad Luck, Vital Sign and Oculus co written with LG Pace III Beginning with her debut novel in January 2013, J.L Mac has self published seven novels and has collectively sold than 100,000 e books to date J.L Mac s upcoming Social Series is highly anticipated and is set to release late spring 2016 When J.L was five years old, she came home from school and told her mother that she was ready to quit just as soon as her kindergarten year was complete When her mother asked why she wanted to quit school when she had only just begun, J.L simply told her mother that she could now read and write and that was all she needed Though she did not quit school, she turned out to be right Having successfully written and published seven novels in three years, J.L has become a household name in the Indie community with multiple bestsellers, audio editions and foreign editions of numerous titles J.L Mac lives in El Paso, Texas with her husband and three children Stay connected with J L MacTwitter twitter JLMacbooksFacebook facebook jlmacbooksBlog jlmacbooks

    690 thoughts on “Vital Sign”

    1. I probably need to write a review, but I am only going to add the passages I highlighted when reading this novel, as no amount of words can explain my emotional turmoil I had when reading this!“Don’t think. Just be” Firstly - I loved the authors DedicationI dedicate this book to every day that I’ve woken up thinking that I can’t write another word. This book is for every time I doubt my ability to sit down at my computer and tell a story worth reading. This book is for the part of me t [...]


    2. Title: Vital SignSeries: StandaloneAuthor: J L MacRelease Date: April 11 , 2014Rating: 4 starsCliffhanger:. No HEA:(view spoiler)[ Yes (hide spoiler)]Before reading Vital Sign I was expecting heartbreak and sadness, it was hard not to after reading the blurb, yet the intensity of it still wrecked me. It was so much more extreme than I thought! Every page contained pain and agony. The aching loss that the main character felt really touched me. It was impossible not to love this story. J L Mac’s [...]


    3. I used to have a great life. My little world was bright. I had no complaints. My perfectly simple life made the fall from grace that much more devastating.I liked this one. Sadie has been grieving for 2 years since the death of her husband, Jake.All of it disappeared like vapor into the ether. I’m a lost woman, wandering through grief and struggling to come to terms with my new title: widow.There is an instant attraction between her and Zander McBride but the guilt will not let her live her li [...]


    4. My casting for Zander (Alexander McBride) **** FULL REVIEW NOW POSTED ****Vital Sign was a beautiful, emotional story of finding second chances in the most unlikely of places.From the moment I heard about this book, I knew I had to read it. The synopsis made my heart squeeze and yet also gave me this jolt of excitement because this was a type of storyline I had never read before!!The story followed a woman, Sadie, whose beloved husband, Jake, was murdered in front of her one hellish night. Now [...]


    5.   This was most definitely one of my top ten favourite books of all time; their struggles were intoxicating. It was the most AMAZING and real feeling book I've read in a long, long time.


    6. ***Arc provided by the author in exchange for honest review***This review is posted on Way Too Hot Books"He died , other people got a chance to live, and I was left to stand awkwardly in the corner at every holiday, birthday, wedding, and reunion following it." Drawings at Zindy-Zone.Every loss is hard and painful, but death of a loved one is the hardest of them all. It is something that cuts you deep and marks you forever. A wound so deep which never heels and never stops to hurt. An emptiness [...]


    7. I cannot even tell anyone the amount of times I fell asleep while reading this book!!So I started this the day I left for vacation and one would think it be cool to read on the planes/trains/ airport waiting or just hanging aroundEvery single time in any of the above locations I tried to read I fell asleep.Dead asleep so I guess I'll have to thank the author for that.Frankly I cannot even remember most of this book even though I read it all.Not good for me. Good luck to everyone else!


    8. 4.5 Stars!!!!Losing someone you love is earth shattering. Your heart stops. Time stops. The world keeps moving, yet you’re standing still. It hurts to breathe. You would do anything, would give anything to go back in time. Vital Signs was a heartbreaking story sharing Sadie Parker’s journey through grief and healing. Yes, it may sound sad, but is a must read incredible story!!!Sadie is in love with her life-long sweetheart—her soul mate, her husband. They have a beautiful life. One tragic [...]



    9. OOHHHHH MYYYYYY!!!!!!I was given an ARC for an honest review, thank you J.L.Mac.5+ heart renching vital stars!!!! If I could I would give it 10.This book is at the top of all books in 2014 so far. I mean dammnnnn.This is my first book hangover in a long time.I abso-fricken-lutely LOVED this book. This is one of those books you just want to never ever end, like never.All the characters were awesome, I mean ALL of them. Of course Zander stole my heart as well, and if you read this book and he does [...]


    10. Five Valuable, Vital Sign StarsHave you ever lost someone you love? Of course you have. We all have, but not all of us have lost someone, our husband, the person we plan to spend the rest of our lives with, at the very young, tender age of 26.Sadie has lost her husband, the love of her life, her other half. She is left with so much grief, anger, loneliness, guilt, overwhelming sadness and no hope. All of the emotions that one would expect to come with such a tragedy.In my opinion Vital Sign was [...]


    11. DNF at 40%I tried, I really did. I forced myself to go back and complete reading this, but every time I started to relax, I got annoyed by something. It just never worked for me. I didn't like anything about the book, so I guess it was very hard for me to complete. In the end, I decided I shouldn't force myself to read a book I wasn't intrigued by, or enjoyed because life is too short! So I've watched a Korean drama called Falling For Innocence that has the same kind of story. The drama was very [...]


    12. Beautiful! That is the word I think best describes Vital Sign. This book was absolutely beautiful. I have never cried so much while reading a book but this story just really got to me. Sadie is an amazing woman who lost her husband and is overcome with grief. My heart completely broke for her. The love that she and Jake had was amazing. I don't know how you can ever get over that kind of loss but I love the connection she made with Zander - it was magical. I just really loved this book - it touc [...]


    13. This book grabbed me from the first page, had me totally on guard, then ripped me apart. We learned what happened on the fateful night that ruined Sadie's life. And then two years later, at the insistence of her concerned family, Sadie is on a journey to meet several of the people helped through her husband, Jake's organ donation. She is angry, depressed, lost, and striking out. Her life has no meaning for her. She sees nothing good or beautiful in the fact that these people lived due to Jake's [...]


    14. Though I try to get you out of my headThe truth is I got lost without youAnd since then I've been waking up toOnly half a blue sky (only half a blue sky)Kinda there but not quiteI'm walking around with just one shoeI'm half a heart without you. (Half a Heart/One Direction)This is the kind of book you will never get tired to read it over and over again*** 5+++ favorite book-loved Zander and Sadie stars!***"You are my truth. You are my constant. You are my proof of life. You are my Vital Sign. Wit [...]


    15. ***Received an ARC***Wow! Heartbreakingheartwarmingagicautifulere aren't enough words to describe the feelings that this book invoked within me while reading. There were times that I laughed and other times I got so teary eyed that I had to stop to get a tissue because the words on my kindle were getting blurry. J.L. Mac hit it out I the ballpark with this one! It is most definitely in my top ten favorite books of all time (and as I told the author I am an avid reader with over 1000 books on my [...]


    16. 4.5 StarsIf you are in need of a good cathartic release Vital Sign by J.L. Mac is just what the doctor ordered. This book is gut-wrenching, heart-breaking, and ugly cry inducing all in the name of love, loss, and healing. Vital Sign is a beautiful story about traveling the road to recovery, acceptance, letting go, and finding happiness when and where you least expect it.It’s not often that I am torn apart by a prologue but within the first few pages of Vital Sign I was left reeling and knew th [...]


    17. IF I COULD GIVE IT 10 STARS I WOULD!I was given a copy of this book in return for a HONEST review!! "Pushed. Squeezed. Cornered."Just reading the prologue made me almost have an anxiety attack and throw up!! HOLY SHIT!!I have to say that I felt like my heart was going to explode while reading this book. From the very beginning JL MAC has you. I love to read anything that this author writes because it is written with so much emotion that you feel it in your soul! She takes you on a journey with h [...]


    18. *I was given an ARC in exchange for an honest review*This book is definitely an emotional roller-coaster. Expect to be hooked by a prologue that will leave you feeling like you've just been sucker punched. J.L. Mac has the ability to make you feel the anguish that the characters are going through, and she does it so eloquently. “My love. My sweet love. Don’t leave me. Please don’t leave me.”The beginning of the book is concentrated on expressing the emotions that Sadie was going through. [...]


    19. 4.5 StarsSadie had the perfect life a husband that she had known since kindergarten who was a cop and her protector always, but one night changed all of that with an intruder both were shot but only she survived now 2 years later she's trying to find a way to live again. forced into finding three of the people who received his organs Sadie goes on a journey to see the lives of the people her husband has saved with his death. She's bitter and hates them all for having what she doesn't, a second c [...]


    20. ARC given for a honest reviewOMGWhat did I just read do I even think after this oneo days ago I open my e-mail to J.L. Mac here is your Arc for Vital Sign. responseHoly F*ck.Just the blurb to this book got me hookedSadie has the perfect lifeShe married her soul mate who she has loved since she was 5The in one blink of an eyeIt's goneShe's aloneHow does one survive without their soul mateher answer is you don'twhat you do is get pissed at the world and also get a snarky comedic sideNot only did I [...]


    21. ****4 Heartbreaking Stars****This book wasn't exactly what I expected it to be. It was so very much more! It was full of sadness, anger, heartache, despair, hatred, guilt, desperation, and more sadness. So many emotions fought a war within Sadie and it was often difficult to read about the torment that was her day to day life. I can only imagine but I thought it seemed pretty realistic behavior (view spoiler)[especially for such a young, newly married woman who finds herself a widow (hide spoile [...]


    22. 5+++ Heartbreakingly beautiful STARS! "My love. My sweet love. Don't leave me. Please don't leave me." So I've been trying to think of the right words to do this amazing book justicewell I don't have them so you'll just have to listen anyways!!! This book was a tragic, heartbreaking and beautiful tale of a random act, loss, heartbreak, guiltlove and so so so much more. J.L. Mac's books always gut me to the core and VITAL SIGN was no exception! She has a way with her words that are very poetic an [...]


    23. I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.Once again, J.L. delivers! Fans of hers will not be disappointed with her newest tale of two people who find their way to each other through the most interesting circumstance. How do you allow yourself to find love again after your one true love of a lifetime is ripped right out of your hands? This is a journey of healing and learning to let go of everything you thought to be true in order to find true happiness again. Sadie's life runs a close [...]


    24. I was lucky enough to acquire a complimentary copy of this book from the author.Goodness, where do I begin? Like Sadie, I lost someone I love with all my heart so suddenly, and yes I went through hell in my grief, but I was mostly angry. I was angry at everyone because it was unfair and i wasn't given a chance to say goodbye. I saw myself in Sadie and it was confronting, yet comforting at the same time because the emotions I went through was a mirror image of what Sadie went through. Then there' [...]


    25. The full review can be found at Romantic Reading Escapes.Vital Sign has managed to drain me emotionally and physically, as the author opened old wounds and resurrected a painful familiarity with her words. I am writing this review from raw emotion, but I must get out that this is a book to be read d experiencedif you have ever lost someone close to you. If you ever wanted validation for the feelings you may have felt at losing someone, J.L. Mac has validated those feelings and given hope on the [...]


    26. First I have to warn you ,mind blowing roller coaster ahead.This was a fabulous read and very near and dear to my heart.I am too married to a cop like Sadie is in the story, and you do wonder what each day holds, that any moment your loved one can be ripped from you.On with my review:Sadie starts off with the perfect life, a great husband and cookie cuter life. Tragedy hits, and just in a instant it's all gone. She makes a selfless decision to donate Jake's organs, her true love. After two years [...]


    27. 3.5-starsSadie's husband Jake was murdered right in front of her eyes. Her grief is deeply personal and excruciating painful. Then she meets Zander, a gorgeous stranger who has Jake's heart. This is a story about how Sadie finds her way to live again and her second chance for love. The novel has angst drama without jealous bitches or ridiculous OTP plot. The pace is slow because the storyline is dominated by Sadie's inner monologues. I admit there were few times I purposely tuned out her voices. [...]


    28. Let me start by say I absolutely adore you!!!! I was very honored to receive an ARC of Vital Signs and I have two words FREAKING EPIC!!!! By far my favorite book of the year so far. Without giving anything away this book will absolutely have you in tears before you hit the end of the first chapter. You will be on a roller coaster of emotions but it was so worth it. Amazing!!!! Thank you so much for letting me read this fabulous story before it was released!!! Note to everyone: GET THIS THE MOMEN [...]


    29. OMG J.l. Mace prologue just gutted me! You may have to check my Vital Signs after I read thisd it to your TBR list! Its gonna be good!


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