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When You're Ready

Narrated by: Carly Robins, Scott Aiello
Series: Ready (Berg), Book 1
Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins
4 out of 5 stars (16 ratings)

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Summary

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.

©2013 J. L. Berg (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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To take a chance or not

I owe the author and the book an apology. When got about 2/3 through the novel. I needed an hiatus, as I was certain I couldn't handle the 'inevitable' drama from his past to come as 'test' their love.
What filled the last 100 pages was totally unexpected and although I didn't break down and cry uncontrollably, I did at various touching moments in the story shed a fair amount of tears.
The characters and their emotions were true and believable, with Leah as a welcome tension breaker throughout!
I will definitely recommend this and am already looking forward to the next book.

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  • Brenda
  • 04-03-16

Horrible waste of a credit

This book was so predictable. The pacing of the narration was often off and lacked expression. The child's voice made me cringe. Don't bother

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  • K. Edminster
  • 29-09-15

Tug at Your Heart Strings in Every Way

Such an wonderful book. It made me smile non stop, laugh out loud, and cry till mascara was all down my face. I saw people say it's predictable, well it's a romance novel of course it is! The point is the journey to get the happily ever after. The love between Logan and Claire is so beautiful your heart just squeezes. Hiwever, little Maddie stole my heart in this story. The instant bond between Maddie and Logan is what makes this one of my favorite romance novels.

The story is told from 2 points of view and obviously has 2 narrators. I loved the female narrated and thought she did a wonderful job. I didn't love the male narrators take on the female voice. Fortunately, the story was so great and usually told through Clare's pov that I got over it quickly.

I highly recommend this to anyone wanting a sweet love story that will tug on your heart strings. If your wanting major twists, mystery, and unpredictability pick another genre. This book kept my interest and I'll reread it again. I can't wait to start the next book, because all my laughs were caused by Leah and her lack of a filter.

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  • Briana
  • 01-03-16

I didn't finish this book because.....

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

anyone who likes to hear the 'f' word constantly

What was most disappointing about J. L. Berg’s story?

that I didn't get to finish it...the storyline was very interesting. I just don't understand why you think you have to use the 'f' word to keep interest.

Any additional comments?

Could you rate books so that we know what type of content it has before we buy?

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  • Jonella A. Moore
  • 29-01-17

Sweet story

This audiobook was sweet and romantic, with a jaded hero and a widowed mother with a young child. The story was entertaining , though at times it felt a little slow. The narration was excellent. Overall, good listening!

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  • Jessica Smith
  • 04-03-16

Heart felt!

I really enjoyed this book. Full of emotion. From teary eyed to LOL moments. Heart felt!!

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  • Bea Mo'
  • 05-08-15

Good read

I thought it was a touching story of love, perseverance, & devotion. it was a tad bit more cursing than I was used to. But overall, I believe this was a good read, which lead to the unfinished story of Leah.

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  • BecBibliophile
  • 17-05-15

A Beautiful love story

Loved this story about redemption, second chances and starting new. Logan was the local playboy.. Clare the young widow, thinking she had already found her soul mate but now he was gone.

Both help each other move past their failures and insecurities and guide each other towards a love that neither thought they deserved.

The narrators were great and kept me interested and ready for more.

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  • Ndulgent Bloggrs
  • 27-03-14

Squeezes Your Heart

When You're Ready (Ready #1) by J.L. Berg is beautifully romantic. The love story is sweet and tender. But there's nothing tender about how the words wrap themselves around your heart and squeeze. This poignant story will stay with you long after that final page. Loved it so much that we featured it on our review site!

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  • Amanda Stewlow
  • 04-12-19

robotic performance

seems like the narrator's just droned on and on. Little to no feeling or relatable in motion. The female narrator had the weirdest inflections, emphasizing strange words in the middle of the sentence that did not need or require it.

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  • Terri
  • 03-11-19

Audio Terrible

Could have been ☆☆☆☆+
The book is good, narration is good, audio, however, is maddening*. The volume of the audio has to constantly be adjusted. I would set it at normal levels, sound would either increase, or decrease, immensely and erratically.

It was constant throughout the book and really interferes with enjoyment of the story. This is the first time in 600+ books that I've had this issue.


*I did make sure that the problem was NOT on my system.