When You're Ready

Rated 5.00/5 based on 4 reviews
After losing her husband, Clare Murray is left alone to raise their infant daughter. She finds the strength to survive, but loses hope of ever finding love again. Fate steps in and she finds herself in an ER, face to face with a doctor who just might be able to repair her damaged heart. But how far are they willing to go for love? More
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About J.L. Berg

J.L. Berg is the USA Today bestselling author of the Ready Series. She is a California native living in the beautiful state of historic Virginia. Married to her high school sweetheart, they have two beautiful girls that drive them batty on a daily basis. When she's not writing, you will find her with her nose stuck in a romance novel, in a yoga studio or devouring anything chocolate. J.L. Berg is represented by Jill Marsal of Marsal Lyon Literary Agency, LLC.

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About the Series: Ready
Are you READY to fall in love...from the very beginning?

Sit back and Relax as the lovers in this series

Take you on a ridE of a lifetime.

Prepare to cry right Alongside of them

Cheer as all of their wilDest dreams come true...

It's what we all want: familY, future, and forever.

In this five-book Ready Series, J.L. Berg gives you a series of heartbreak, second chances, and sweeping love stories that will last a lifetime. It's passion, desire, and so much more. Get ready...

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Reviews of When You're Ready by J.L. Berg

Abdel zilpha reviewed on May 20, 2018

Totally awesome, this was truly a great book.
(review of free book)
Liberty Ann Ireland reviewed on Sep. 26, 2013

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."


"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.
(reviewed 17 days after purchase)
Autumn Delaney reviewed on July 26, 2013


Got an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

I was ecstatic when I opened my email and found an advance copy of this book. Again, thank you Jennifer!

"You're wrong, Clare. Nothing will ever keep me from you. I'll never stop chasing you."

I can honestly say this is the first book that I read that captured me from start to finish. I was with the characters all throughout. I was giddy when they first met, I was swept off with their first kiss, I was crying (and I'm not ashamed of it) during Ethan's death anniversary and I loved how they progressed with their first time together.

Oh, Clare, how things turned sour then sweet then sour again then uber sweet with your life. I loved how she was able to move on and have her second chance at finding her HEA.

I wish there are more doctors like Logan! Smart, independent, alpha and H-O-T-T hot!!! Logan, you melted my panties... You're my first book boyfriend.

I cant wait for the second book of this series!

Would I recommend this book? Abso-fucking-lutely YES!
(reviewed 22 days after purchase)
Linda Carr reviewed on July 25, 2013

Awesome book! You will fall in love with the characters. Can't wait until the next book!
(reviewed 22 days after purchase)
Jennifer Franco reviewed on July 9, 2013
(no rating)
WOW!! What a great story! I was given an ARC for my honest review. So here it is...an absolute MUST READ!! You may need a box of tissues as I found myself crying a few times. This is a very honest, sad, uplifting, loving, eye opening story.
You start off with Clare whom lost her husband to cancer, left to raise their daughter alone. After 3 years she is trying to live again but unable to believe she can, until an unexpected trip to the ER where she meets Logan. A man who feels he can never love or be loved. The attraction is instantaneous. Clare & Maddie end up bumping into him and there story goes from there.
Unable to stay away from each other there relationship grows & they learn about each others pasts, both ugly & sad. Then once everything seems perfect a twist develops, that will shock you in a way that you say to yourself, "no way! This cannot happen" Life can be cruel. But with love you can get through anything.
The first page and a half alone will make you want to cry. I literally downloaded this book, started it and didn't go to sleep last night because I couldn't put it down & had to finish it!
Very well written, you feel you know the characters & the settings the way J.L. tells you with her words. So many funny parts. And so many sexy parts too!! This is one of the better books I have had the pleasure to read in a while. So if you don't mind a few tears but love a great love story, I highly recommend this book!! Thank you J.L. for letting me in on this before others!
I just wonder, is there going to be a story for Leah & Declan??
(reviewed the day of purchase)
Lynnea Selleck reviewed on July 6, 2013
(no rating)
I LOVED this book! It is about a young widow who struggles with the death of her husband while raising their four year old daughter. She thinks she will never fall in love again...until she takes her daughter to the E.R.

Since this book has to do with a husband writing a letter to his wife just before he dies with the outside only reading "When You're Ready," I thought it might be too much like Nicolas Sparks' "Safe Haven" but I was thankfully wrong! It is a great story about love, loss, life and death. There is an unexpected twist at the end that made this story even better!

I can't wait to read more by J.L. Berg!
(reviewed 3 days after purchase)

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