When You're Ready
Author: J.L. Berg
Cover Design: Okay Creations
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 cannot begin to tell you how much I loved When You're Ready by J.L. Berg. First off, I will say the author is an absolute sweetheart and an extremely talented writer. Now that the indie romance community has skyrocketed, everyone thinks they can write a novel, but not many can actually write well. Yes, there are many decent indie romances to divulge into these days, but you know within the first page if a book is going to be a great read or a phenomenal read.
I haven't been this excited about a book since I finished Larkin's Letters by Jax Jillian. I must have a soft spot for novels about loves lost and the letters they leave behind. I don't want to give too much away but simply put, the storyline is flawless, the characters are realistic and engaging, and the pace of the love story is timely and smooth.
If you are looking to add a novel to your list of favorites, read When You're Ready. Not only will you lose sleep, because you cannot put it down, but you will never forget this heartfelt story.
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. J.L. Berg is represented by Jill Marsal of Marsal Lyon Literary Agency, LLC.