When You're Ready
By J.L. Berg
Review and Giveaway
Synopsis:Can his love mend the pieces of her grieving heart?
Years after suffering the tragic loss of her husband, Ethan, which left her alone to raise their young daughter, Clare Murray still holds the last letter he wrote with the words “When You’re Ready” written in his familiar messy handwriting, unable to break its weathered seal. Ready for what? He was her entire world, and Clare had accepted a life without him, without love. Until years later, fate brings her to an emergency room, and face to face with a stormy-eyed doctor intent on changing her mind.
Logan Matthews is the son of a billionaire who has spent his entire life trying to make his absent father proud. Years of living up to a man who was more ghost than father, and a publicly failed marriage has left Logan cold and emotionless until he walks into an exam room and discovers a woman who can stop his heart, make his body burn with desire and leave his entire world altered.
But how far are Clare and Logan willing to go for love? When their love is tested, is Clare ready to put her whole heart on the line again? Can Logan learn the true meaning of love, even if it means sacrificing his own happiness? When a second chance at love is given, Clare and Logan learn you never know if you are truly ready until you’re ready to risk it all.
I LOVED this book so much! Jennifer sent me an email asking if I would be willing to read her book for a fair review. After looking at the blurb and the high reviews I couldn't say no. You always start a book with high hopes that what you are about to read will be great and be different than what you have been reading. This book exceeded my expectations.
Clare was lucky enough to find love once and have a beautiful little girl but, fate stepped in and changed the whole direction her life was going. Not fully able to move on from her grief, she has mourned the loss of her husband Ethan for three years. Would she ever be lucky enough to find that kind of love again? She didn't think so and she was prepared to continue on single for the remainder of her life. Clare was still young and when Maddie gets sick and Hottie Mc. Hotterson, Dr. Matthews, walks into the room to take care of Maddie, feelings awaken in Clare that she hasn't felt in quite a while.
Logan Matthews, son of a billionaire, and a mother that gave him up and pretty much forgot about him thinks he doesn't deserve love. He doesn't think he is capable of giving or receiving what he clearly needs. To cover up his loneliness he fills the void with meaningless one night stands. That is until he meets Clare Murray. Logan isn't sure what it is about her and her precious daughter but he is drawn to them and feels an overwhelming urge to protect them both. They embark on a passionate love affair that changes both of their lives for the better.
I fell in love with Logan the most when I read the way he was with Maddie. I think every single mother hopes that any man she lets into her life will love her children as much as she does. And, he does for sure! Swoon!
When their love is tested will they be able to get through it, or will they both end up lonely and brokenhearted? This book took me through all the emotions one could feel while reading. I laughed, sobbed, yelled, and repeat.
I would definitely recommend When You're Ready by J.L. Berg. You will not be disappointed.
P.S. I was so hoping half way through that Clare's friend Leah would get her story told and it turns out that she will next! I am a fan of J.L. Berg's writing and cannot wait for more!
About the AuthorI’m a California native, who lives in the South – Virginia to be exact. I still prefer sushi to fried chicken, avocados to okra, and I absolutely loathe humidity. I do love watching the seasons change though. My husband and I have been here for ten years, and I still get giddy like a school girl every time it snows.
I’m married to my high school sweetheart. We were married young, barely out of high school. Everyone told us we were crazy and stupid. We’ll be celebrating 12 years of marriage this year, and I love him more every single day. We’re living proof that true love knows no age limit.
We’ve been blessed with two beautiful daughters who continue to amaze and inspire me, and are probably making me go a bit insane. I’m obsessed with yoga and pilates and am a complete chocoholic. I apologize in advance for the amount of sweets in my book.
I’m absolutely obsessed with romance novels (duh) and probably could have built a vacation home with the amount of money I’ve invested in them over the years. Romance novels take you to another place, making your heart race, emotions swell, passion run free. After so many years of meeting hundreds of fictional characters and discovering their worlds, I found myself creating my own.
My debut novel, When You’re Ready, a novel about about finding love after loss, will be released August 1st!
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