Never Been Ready
That’s all it took.
My disappointment with the male species started at an early age. Growing up the daughter of the town drunk and a string of bad relationships only solidified it.
Is it any wonder I’d all but sworn them off?
Or at least, that was my plan. Until I met Declan James — Hollywood’s most eligible bachelor. We swore it would only be one night. ...more
Well I was wrong. I took a look at the blurb – heroine gives up on love, Hollywood golden boy, womanizer changes ways for said heroine – doesn’t this sound like something I’ve read only 1000 times already? Though the book is based off of an overused and regurgitated premise, the earnest and genuine love Declan and Leah have cannot be denied and no matter how much I tried to be my normal cynical self, it was impossible to NOT fall for these characters.
I'm sure in the authors typical style the hero gets his shit together quickly, however, I just couldn't get into it after reading the sample.
But finally i finish this book. This book is OK although i do enjoy it more than the first book. Like the first book, everything about this book is sweet and OTT. The conflict and the resolution is too rushed. The characters also do not develop well. I do not get why they fall in love with each other.
It seems they just happens to fall in love with ...more
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Read Prologue here.
Received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
Well, wow! This is such an amazing read that I finished it up in one night. Oh how I wish for more!
This is Declan and Leah's story. It started as a one time thing but it's the start of their forever...
It was a sweet, hot and fun story. You can tell from the beginning that they clicked.
I am 100% happy that Leah was not a whiny, annoying, ...more
Never Been Ready is book two in JL Berg’s Ready series and Leah and Declan do in fact meet in the first book but this one works perfectly well as a standalone. There’s enough gaps filled in during the earliest part of the book to bring you completely up to speed so if you haven’t read When You’re Ready, you’re still good to go with this one.
Well, this was just a wonderful, feel-good romance. Declan, the main male protagonist performs a perfect Darcyesque style transformation from arrogant arse ...more
When I read the first book I was fascinated by Leah character and I really enjoyed reading Leah & Declan story and the way their relationship grow between them. And I liked and enjoyed the presence of Logan, & Carlar in the story.
The only complaint that I have is that, the storyline was very predictable! but still it was a good read for me =)
That is NOT the case with this book. It was well crafted with layers to the story that pull you deeper into their ...more
J.L. Berg did a fantastic job with the second book in the "Ready" series. For me, it was a better read than Clare and Logan's story ...more
Review Originally Posted at: Book Freak
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I can’t believe I’m reading Leah’s story!!!!
After finishing the first book, I got excited knowing that she too will have her story. This girl had gotten my attention being the tough, funny, naughty and super great best friend for Clare. Now that Clare had gotten her HFN with Logan, it was her time.
My heart went to Leah after a very traumatic childhood. No child should ever suffer and made feel worthless, much more unloved. Her father ...more
i made it fifteen pages before i threw in the towel. i read a lot of romance and i mean a lot. i can live with not liking one of the characters but not both of them, so i didn't like leah right away when she complained about the woman's birthing plan. she may have delivered a lot of babies (as is her job) but since she's never had one she doesn't really know what its like and especially for someone's first time. then she curses at the dad, if i was his wife and ...more
I thought When You’re Ready was an awesome book, but it doesn't compare to Never Been Ready. It was more intense, sexier, hotter and a more emotional. I love everything about it especially the characters.
Leah Morgan. If you've read the first book in this series, you’ll remember her as Clare’s best friend. They have been friends since forever. She’s the feistier of the two. A godmother to Maddie. The happy-go-lucky nurse who loves to volunteer and offer free service to other people. She’s hot and...more
~~ 5 Declan and Leah Stars ~~
So I have to say I loved this one just as much as the first book (When Your Ready) Even though these two books are completely different story lines and journeys for the heroines, they are both FABULOUSLY emotional reads. This book to me was flawless. The writing was smooth and quick paced. But J.L. Berg also knows how to tap into every emotion a reader has while reading a book. This book had me laughing at ...more
The general story line could ...more
So let me say, that the acknowledgment page alone would have made me read more! Leah is an awesome chick. How many people that had such a shitty upbringing could be so selfless? I mean, labor and delivery nurse, best friend and babysitter, volunteering at the old folks home? That stuff alone makes her ...more
Leah is a labor and delivery nurse, who is independent, loving, giving, spunky and also one who is broken but no one has ever known the whole ...more
One man, one women who will touch you in so many ways...Hold on tight because it's emotional, tear-jerking, a life altering change will blow you away...
The one night Declan James meets Leah Morgan, him and his friend Logan Matthews enter a bar...trying to keep a low profile because Declan is a Hollywood film star he really doesn't want to be seen.
now Logan see's his girlfriend Clare with her and they head over by them, and he is overwhelmed with Leah's ...more
Lea has always been the light of the series. With her spunk and easy-going personality, she is not difficult to love. I adore her strength throughout the story. Her love for Declan is undeniable. One scene I really liked was when she was told lies about Declan sleeping with this woman and instead of believing her and sulk and go away, which happens most of the time in other stories, she stood up and read ...more
Declan is Logan's childhood buddy. He is a hot successful hollywood actor who could not forget his tryst with Leah when he was in Virginia six months ago. So when his movie got the greenlight to shoot in Virginia, he sought Leah out to get her out of his system.
Leah is Clare's bff. Godmother to Maddie and Ethan. She is gorgeous, compassionate and is an ER nurse who also works with Clare's husband Logan. One night, Logan asked her to look after a kid ...more
It was only supposed to be one night, but with Leah in my arms...only forever would do.
J.L. Berg did it again!!!
Leah Morgan and Declan James' story ... totally mindblowing! I knew from the beginning that their story was going to be chock full of awesome!
I laughed, I got teary eyed, I snickered, I fangirled, I girl crushed, I oohed and I ahhed and it was worth every single emotion that ran through me while getting acquainted with these two!
I was also delighted to see my other two fave ...more
Declan learns a lot of things about life and relationships from Leah and its a beautiful journey. A huge twist happens in ...more
This had everything that I thought the first book slightly lacked; it flowed better and was a book that surprised me hugely. Leah had a reasonably large part in the first book, Declan was more fleeting, but both are unexpected characters and as much as I loved Logan and Claire, Leah ...more
The plot in this novel is simply perfect. Leah and Declan both don't really believe in love or at least, not in love for them. But fate thinks differently. Suddenly they discover that they might just be perfect for each other.
And then the past comes back to haunt them. Leah is in danger and Declan is faced with a huge decision.
Wow, wow, wo.
The characters are awesome, man, I really love Leah (especially after ...more
Leah is Clare's bestie and she has a Declan, Logan's bestie, a while back. He is back in town filming a new movie and turns up on her doorstep, hoping for more sexy time with her.
Leah just can't resist sexy Declan and it's not long before they start to move more into relatonship mode. These two are not only really cute together but their sex is off the charts hot.
There are lots of other storylines happening in the background, weaving their way into this story and ...more
This is Leah & Declan's story we know they hooked up in previous story. Their relationship starts off as casual sex for them both but as weeks go by feelings change. When something from Declan's past comes to light this changes EVERYTHING, I did not see this coming and it completes the story.
Great having more Clare & Logan. This story has everything a hot sexy romance, laughs and some very sad ...more