Saturday, June 4, 2016

When You're Ready by J.L. Berg (audiobook)

Title: When You're Ready
Author: J.L. Berg
My Rating: A
Narrator: Carly Robins and Scott Aiello

Genre: Contemporary Romance
Series: Ready #1
Main Characters: Clare and Logan
Release Date: February 2014 (audio)
Publisher: Audible Audio
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Sexual Intensity: hot

Story 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.
My Review:
Overall: 4.5
Performance: 4.25
Story: 4.5

Going into this book, I knew it would be a hard one. How can it not be with a widow left as a single mother? But I quickly fell in love with the story. I really liked how it was set up and how easily Ethan fell for Claire's daughter. I liked how he fell for her just as much as he fell for her mother. This is definitely a story about falling for an entire family.

This was an incredible audiobook. I've never read a book by this author, but this definitely won't be my last...although there were moments there at the end where I wondered if I'd made the wrong choice with taking a risk with a new author...some authors really like to rip their readers hearts out. While I definitely had tears, it did work out in the end.

Both narrators did an amazing job with the story. Toward the end, I was tempted to switch to my kindle version just because I can read it faster, but I didn't want to give up the "voices" of the narrators because they were definitely integral to my enjoyment of the story. I recommend it. 

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