When You’re Ready by J.L. Berg


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When Clare Murray suffers the tragic loss of her husband Ethan, leaving her alone to raise their infant daughter, she feels overwhelming grief seeping into her very soul. Weeks later, she stumbles upon an envelope with the words “When You’re Ready” written in Ethan’s familiar messy handwriting, but can’t bring herself to break the 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.

Logan Matthews is the son of a billionaire who has spent his entire life trying to make his absent father proud. Years of living up to a man who more ghost than father, and a publicly failed marriage has left Logan cold and emotionless until he walks into an exam room and discovers a woman who can stop his heart, make his body burn with desire and leave his entire world altered.

But how far are Clare and Logan willing to go for love? 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 never know you are truly ready until you’re ready to risk it all.


Shasta’s 5 Star Review

I was asked to read and review When You’re Ready by J.L. Berg. Let me start off by saying before you read this have some tissues nearby, this book can be extremely emotional. I am such a sucker for a good romance that I can get lost in to and of course you may think I am crazy, but I love the tear jerkers that you can relate to. I have absolutely fell in love with this book. You will laugh, and cry while reading When You’re Ready. Berg does not disappoint with this wonderful read.

Clare Murray, lost her husband Ethan to cancer.  After going through his things she finds a letter that he wrote to her entitled When You’re Ready, but Clare can never bring herself to open then letter. While thinking Ethan is her soul mate and one and only love, Clare decides to shut her heart to the possibility of ever finding love again and decides to be a single mother, caring for their only daughter Maddie. But when an accident leaves her in the emergency room covered in her 4 year old daughter’s vomit, Clare begins to panic thinking if something will happen to her daughter just like it did her husband.

Enter Logan Matthews, a sexy playboy, divorced doctor who is just trying to get through life one day at a time. With all of his past trust and issues on love, Logan feels he doesn’t know what the true meaning of love is, because he has never truly been loved.

“A knock on the door marked the entrance of yet another person. As I turned my head, I found

myself face to face with the real-life version of Dr. McSteamy entering the exam room. Is this our


Holy hell, I think I just whimpered a little.”

With Reassurance from her best friend, who is a nurse at the hospital, Clare finds herself talking about the sexy doctor right when he walks back in the door.

“Jesus, Leah. Just because I haven’t had sex in over three years doesn’t mean I’m dead. Yes, I’ll admit, he’s goddamn gorgeous. He’s like the Ian Somerhalder of doctors…he’s — oh shit,” Clare halted mid-sentence, and her eyes widened in surprise as she spotted me in the doorway. She looked like she’d just been caught with a joint in the school bathroom. Oh fuck, was she talking about me? From the shade of red her face was turning, I’d say yes.”

Can Clare and Logan both overcome their own personal issues to be together? Can she finally bring herself to open the last letter from her husband? Can Logan learn to love and trust in someone other than himself? Nothing in life is ever easy, but with a little trust and a little love everyone can overcome issues in life “When You’re Ready”.