Saturday, 22 February 2014

Never Been Ready Blog Tour - #giveaway & #review


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NEVER BEEN READY
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.    


About 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.

Website: www.jlberg.com
Twitter: @authorjlberg ; https://twitter.com/authorjlberg



Event Giveaway:
This giveaway will run from February 4th-27th.
(1)  Kindle Fire HD – US Only
(3) Print copies of Never Been Ready – US Only
(5) eBook copies of Never Been Ready - International
US Only:

 
International Giveaway:
  

Source: eARC for Honest Review from Author
Genre: Adult Romance

My Review...  

I absolutely loved the first book When You're Ready so I was ecstatic to read this one and find out what happens with Leah and Declan.  Never Been Ready is book two in this series but can be read as a stand alone book.  I liked that I read book first because it gave me more depth on Leah. 

Here we find out what is behind Leah's big personality.  Leah has not had a rainbow and unicorns past but she has settled for what is.  Even though her best friend has been lucky in love twice Leah knows its not worth it and doesn't believe there is anyone worth her heart.

Declan has been once burnt in the love department so he takes on the love em' and leave em' lifestyle.

Six months later after Declan and Leah have a one night stand they can't stop thinking about each other.  As Declan comes back to town they both agree to have a fling to get each other out of their system only to find so much more.


As the book starts the is a part where I thought 'Well that's random. How is this necessary to the story' then as the book progresses that bit of random makes a whole bunch of sense and then changed the book entirely. I loved it!

The further the relationship progresses from sex to feelings both Leah and Declan are forced to deal with their pasts but it only strengthens their new bond.   The progression of Declan being a bit of an ass to one of the sweetest things swells up my heart just thinking about it.
"Shit. I'm going to cry again. Why do I cry so much around you?"     "I don't know, but I'll hold you every time you do."
I don't want to say too much as it will ruin the surprise of the book but what I can say is I loved it!
 "You are the only woman I want. You and I are real. I could do a hundred scenes like this, and none of them would ever change the way I feel about you. You're it for me. I love you, Leah - only and always you."
This is such a great series. Well written with a good balance of emotions, angst and intrigue with story lines that are outside the box of normal romance fiction. J.L. Berg is becoming one of my favorite authors for sure.

4.5 So Ready Thumbs up!
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Lauren

1 comment:

  1. "J.L. Berg is becoming one of my favorite authors for sure." :D Thank you for participating in the tour.

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