Monday, September 19, 2016

Review: When you're ready @authorjlberg

TITLE: When you're ready
SERIES: Ready #1
RELEASE DATE: July 18th, 2013
FORMAT: Paperback & ebook

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. 
Son of a billionaire, Logan Matthews has spent his life trying to make his absentee father proud. Without a family to depend on, all he's ever wanted is a place to call home. After a failed marriage, Logan believes he's unworthy of love...until he meets a woman who awakens his spirit and transforms his entire life in an instant. 
But how far are Clare and Logan willing to go for love? Can his love mend the pieces of her grieving heart? 
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 are never truly ready until you're ready to risk it all. 


I’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.

I am represented by Jill Marsal of Marsal Lyon Literary Agency, LLC.

Giving love a second chance is not easy, open up your heart after the pain and suffering is a process that takes time. Now, imagine being a twentyish widow with a four-year daughter, trust me I don't think it would be easy.

"When You're ready" is the story of Clare and Logan. She has lost her husband to a terrible illness and has been grieving since then. One domestic accident with her daughter takes her to the ER to meet a handsome doctor. Logan doesn't think he can be loved and after a failed marriage he is the typical player.

Their attraction is instant and very strong, of course they both have their own fears to overcome. The relationship flows naturally and it's romantic. The story is fast to read, the rhythm is constant and the writing is quite good.

There were a few things that were totally obvious but it still is a good romance.

1 comment:

  1. This one is new to me but I like the soft and sweet cover and your review has me curious. I like romances and this might be right up my alley.


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