When You're Ready

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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 ...
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When You're Ready (The Ready Series, #1)

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Overview

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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781493707737
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Publication date: 7/23/2013
  • Pages: 270
  • Sales rank: 1,101,096
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.61 (d)

Meet the Author

J.L. Berg is a California native living in the South. She's married to her high school sweetheart and they have two beautiful girls that drive them batty on a daily basis. When she's not writing, you can find her with her nose stuck in a romance book, in a yoga studio or devouring anything chocolate.
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  • Posted July 25, 2013

    Awesome book!  I fell in love with the characters and can't wait

    Awesome book!  I fell in love with the characters and can't wait until the next book!  

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 21, 2014

    Wow

    ## Wow. This was truly an amazing read. At approx. 200 pages it was the perfect length. I love how the author alternated between the hero and heroine's POV. That let us get to know the characters so much better. Normally, I hate stories that include dead wives or husbands because of the constant comparisons but this story was written beautifully. The connection between Logan and Clare was magnificent. My only complaint was that the hero once again slept with anything that moved which is always a huge turn-off for me. I get so tired of reading about how many women these guys have "nailed". But the rest was so fabulous I still had to rate this 5 stars. I will read again.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 11, 2013

    I'm  not sure that I can truly express just how exceptional this

    I'm  not sure that I can truly express just how exceptional this book is.  I absolutely loved the story line.  It's a story of love, loss, redemption, and second chances.  The depth of feeling that J.L. brought out with each of the characters is amazing.  I was completely pulled in and was laughing and crying right along with them.  What I really loved was that it was not totally predictable.  There were times I would find myself actually getting a little upset with Logan or Clare, thinking what are you doing, what are you saying, you can't mean that.  The scenes with Maddie, Clare's daughter, rang so true.  Children really do see things differently and sometimes just make what an adult thinks is hard seem so simple.  To put it in the simplest of terms, I think this book is brilliant and I can't wait for the next in the series.     

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 25, 2013

    LOVED LOVED this book. I had stumbled on J.L. Berg's blog and he

    LOVED LOVED this book. I had stumbled on J.L. Berg's blog and her book review on "Lover at Last" by JR Ward, since then I’d been biting my nails waiting on "When You're Ready" to hit the bookstore. It far exceeded my imagination of how awesome it would be.
    I connected and loved the characters and hoped everything worked out- happily. The strong draw of emotions was what got me the most. I'd be laughing one second, angry another and bawled my eyes out when the twist came. I screamed NOOOO at my iPad and then struggled to read the words on the pages after that. The tears were relentless at the end, made me wish I’d had a very large plate piled high with deserts like Clare.
    J.L. has an astounding talent in writing and making you feel like you are journeying right along with every character. Not just by their sides but in their shoes. I cannot wait to see what J.L. Berg comes up with next. Never stop writing.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 24, 2013

    This book is amazing!!! J. L. Berg is a new author, but you woul

    This book is amazing!!! J. L. Berg is a new author, but you would never know. She is extremely talented and definitely an author to keep your eye on in the future! I love that it is written from the point of view of both main characters so you get to see their interactions from both sides. The story line is great, with a little twist that had my heart breaking. What I love most about this story is how easy it was for me to connect with the characters. It was so easy to immerse yourself into the story and get wrapped up in the emotions the characters were feeling. One minute I'm laughing, the next I'm crying and then suddenly I'm angry and hurt with the sudden urge to throw my Nook across the room. For an author to make me feel that intensity and range of emotion is a rare and beautiful thing. J. L. Berg truly has the gift of words and I can't wait to see what she comes up with next!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 10, 2014

    It was a pretty good book

    I think it would of been great with out all the foul Language l hope you dont talk like that at home did not need it the book would of been alot better

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2013

    OMG...

    this book was unbelievable! I could not put it down. When my book girls told me I would need tissues I didn't really believe them. But OMG...tissues were needed and the laughs were there too. This book was FANTASTIC....I can't wait for book 2

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 24, 2013

    Perfect for a good cry

    A terrific combination of sweetness, sadness, and sexiness makes this book a treasure. The characters are realistic, reminding us that falling in love is scary business. It isn't curl your toes HOT; it's about loving again- the risk, the desire, the anticipation, the passion, the guilt, and the fear of giving your heart to someone else after it has been broken or lost. This one goes on my 'Favorites' shelf.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 26, 2013

    I love a good, emotion-packed romance and it seems I have run in

    I love a good, emotion-packed romance and it seems I have run into a slew of them lately. Maybe instead of rating books with stars, I should start rating them with tissue boxes because let me tell you, this is at least a 5 Tissue Boxes Book!

    In a nutshell, Clare is our spectacular single mom heroine. Mom to Maggie, her first husband Ethan, died of (what else?) cancer. He wanted her to go on with her life and prepared her as best he could, complete with a letter in a sealed envelope for "When You're Ready". *light bulb moment* Our hero is none other than player and ladies man, ER Doc Logan. They meet in side ER after Maggie takes a fall in ballet with feelings that alarm Logan. They meet again shortly after that and, well, the romance is on. I won't go into further detail but suffice it to say, after this point is where the tissues come in. ;)

    Ms. Berg really did a tremendous job of creating characters that seemed real and like people you could relate to. She made them frustrating, silly, frazzled, loving, and kind. She paced the book well, keeping some of the story hidden until the reader is ready to see it. It was an emotional roller coaster of the highest caliber, a first class contemporary romance. I cannot remember the last time I read a book like it.

    It's humorous...

    "Being a gentleman is highly overrated."

    Hot...

    "Clare, you have noticed I'm a guy, right? Because if not, I can pull this car over right now and make that abundantly clear."

    Tender and steamy...

    "I just want you to remember it. All of it. In vivid, technicolor clarity. And that can only be achieved if you're sober. When you and I come together for the first time, I want you to remember every touch," I ran my hand up her arm and down her back, causing her to shiver. "Every moan."

    And above all, had a Forever-type of Love...

    "I wanted you to know, because you are the only woman I've ever wanted to share my bed with, or bring home. Clare, you are my home."

    You absolutely do not want to miss this book!

    ***5 Tissue Boxes ;)***

    **3 Flames**

    *Note: I received this book in exchange for my honest and unbiased review. All opinions are my own and no further compensation was received.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 25, 2013

    **5 Star***

    Loved, Loved, Loved this book!!! Clare and Ethan were a perfect match!!! This hook has everything in it. It will have you laughing, crying, guessing. It will not leave you disappointed!!! I cannot wait for the next book!!! Great work J. L. Berg

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 24, 2013

    Awesome

    This is probably one of my favorite books ever. J.L Berg did a excellent job! Can't wait to read more from her.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 30, 2013

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    Wow! This book I just could not put down! The emotion was so heartfelt all throughout the story and one can easily connect with every character written! I was so afraid this would go the way of a Nicholas Sparks novel Thank You for a HEA ending! Looking forward to reading more of your stories!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 30, 2013

    What an Awesome and outstanding book this was., there are not en

    What an Awesome and outstanding book this was., there are not enough words to express the effect this book had..
    All can say is that this book was written by a truly gifted and talent author and i give her props, she deserves it
    that and a lot more then just the 5 star that are allotted ..what a mega story this was,.. strong characters, strong story line
    executed perfectly, strong and outstanding writing skills and style., passionate, loving, second chance, heroic,
    tear jerking, heartwarming, and that are just a few words that describe what you will find in this book.,(oh and heads
    up, you will need tissues, boxes of them)  I definitely looking forward to the next story by this author.,I recommend
    this book, it is definitely a must read for sure ;) <3 

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 12, 2014

    A lot of warm and fuzzy feelings in this book.

    A lot of warm and fuzzy feelings in this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 6, 2014

    Heart wrenching and beautiful

    The story was heart wrenching and brought me to tears, leaving me unable to see the script. Get tissues ready.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 23, 2014

    Awesome book and author!!

    This book made me laugh, cry and cheer! I had already read her second book before I knew about this first one. Believe me, they only get better!! I have read over 2000 novels, novellas, and short stories since I got my nook and this author is at the top of my must read again and again list! Her characters are so human and believable, you can't help but root for them all to find their happy ever after!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 24, 2014

    From the beginning

    This book caught me from the beginning. Could not put it down.

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  • Posted June 30, 2014

    So many books lately focus only on the romance and relationship

    So many books lately focus only on the romance and relationship aspect of the two main characters. I loved this book. The characters were three dimensional. Each character had their own struggles outside their relationship with each other. The author did an amazing job taking the reader through a variety of emotions. Each character has a back story and you get to know them, so you can relate and really connect with them. I loved that this story was about the characters, not just filler for certain scenes. It was exactly what a book should be a story with a purpose.
    I am extremely picky about which authors I read, and this is one author I plan to keep reading.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 10, 2014

    Awesome read !! I love Logan !!!! He's reeking havoc with my

    Awesome read !!
    I love Logan !!!! He's reeking havoc with my imagination, I couldn't put this book down, do yourself a favor and read it !!!!

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  • Posted May 8, 2014

    3.5 STARS Clare and Logan's attraction is instant and a bit surp

    3.5 STARS
    Clare and Logan's attraction is instant and a bit surprising considering the circumstances of their meeting in an ER. Clare's a widowed mother of a 4 year old. I haven't read that many books where there were small children from the onset. I was surprised by how much I liked this book and I bought the next book before I finished this one. I loved the back and forth between the characters and being inside both of their heads. I enjoyed the interaction with Maddie (4 yr old) in so much of this book. The realism of a single Mom trying to date was captured perfectly. I fell in love with Logan and Clare almost instantly and went along for a glorious ride. This was a nice, quick and fairly light read despite the characters going through difficult issues. Pick it up if you get a chance.

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