21 February 2014

Never Been Ready by J.L. Berg - Book Tour, Book Review, Giveaway

By J.L. Berg
Adult Contemporary Romance
Released February 4, 2014
Leah Morgan was done with men. After barely surviving a horrendous childhood, and a boyfriend who bailed when things got rough, Leah had given up on love. Then she met him, Hollywood’s new golden boy who suddenly had eyes only for her. She tried to convince herself that one night couldn’t hurt, but after six months, the memories of his mesmerizing gaze and searing touch still invaded her every thought.

Declan James had just one rule when it came to women. Keep it simple, and never linger. That all changed the moment he met Leah. Even across a crowded bar, he could tell she was different. Sweet, with just the right amount of sass, she made him break his golden rule and now he couldn’t walk away.

When casual becomes anything but, and emotions run deep, will Leah and Declan fight their fears, or let old insecurities destroy their one chance to discover true happiness? When Declan’s past comes roaring back in a way neither of them could have expected, will they stand united or be torn apart by the challenges that lie ahead?

It was only supposed to be one night, but only forever will do.
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my review -

 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 drunk himself to oblivion when her mother walked out on them. Furthermore, her boyfriend bailed on her when things get tough. So why would she waste any more time on men and love? Then Declan came along – they had an amazing night, but it was just that ONE NIGHT, or so she allowed herself to believe.

Now he’s back and HE WANTS HER ON HIS BED.

Hollywood star or not, I was amazed on Leah’s self control when she decided not to become his booty call. If he wants her on his bed – it would be HER decision. NOT HIS. If Declan is going to keep this casual, the game was on.
Declan had a way of turning me inside out, twisting me in knots, and just when I thought I had recovered, he’d do it all over again.
Declan was desperate to give her everything she wants for her just to be on his bed.
She haunted me, filled my dreams and made me ache.
 He can’t believed that someone refused him, he was not used to it. But this was Leah – she was something else, she was different from every girl he knew.

He tried to keep it casual, to keep his emotions in check, but Leah was too good to pass up. How can you not fall in love with this selfless girl?  Despite being drunk, she constantly checked and bring groceries to her father, she dotes on Maddie, and even do volunteer works. She’s a superwoman!

Everything was going perfect until the past came back to them – it was a twist I really didn’t see coming and gave me a bit of surprised. It was unexpected, but again, Leah came to the rescue. This girl, despite being raised in an unconventional manner without really some parental guidance (so to speak), was amazing with people, most especially with kids. Her compassion is remarkable.

Watching them fall in love, and make it through the tough times had me teary-eyed. They were a really great couple who started out casually, and found out one couldn’t live without the other. Their relationship had withstood the strongest winds and storms – and none of them, most especially Leah, didn’t give up.

From a happy-go-lucky Hollywood actor, Declan made a 180 change and became someone worth of her. He got a little scared, which is normal, but he quickly realize that it is scarier losing Leah.

This is Leah’s fairytale – it has dungeons, dragons, her not-so-perfect prince charming, great sidekick friends, and most of all, a fairytale ending she really deserved.

J.L. Berg had once again done it. I loved the first book, and I loved this one too, truly a must-read series! I can’t wait for her next work! 
★ARC Copy was given in exchange for an honest review.★

the author -

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.

giveaway -


other book in the series -

★Ready Series Reading Order &Purchase Link★
Buy the book: Amazon
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* Can be read as Stand Alone.

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