Can his love mend the pieces of her grieving heart?
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.
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 was 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 if you are truly ready until you’re ready to risk it all.
My thoughts after reading...
All I can say is...I want more of Logan and Clare!
Oh. My. God. My heart hasn't been wrenched so much eversince Falling Into You by Jasinda Wilder! Like totally woke-up with über puffy eyes!! I mean, sure I always cry when I read about heartbreaking scenes in a book, but this...this one, made me empathize so much with Clare. Like I was really there, watching everything unfold before my eyes.
So the love story between Logan and Clare started when Maddie, Clare's daughter was rushed to the hospital for a stomach bug, and Dr. Logan Matthews was the doctor assigned in the E.R.
Long story short, fate stepped-in, they meet again and things developed from there. Both Logan and Clare had some emotional baggage to carry. Logan, has this notion that he is unlovable, and therefore, is also incapable of truly loving another person. And Clare, kinda became an emotional recluse due to the fact that her life took a 180...having to go through the whole process of taking care of a very sick husband, then becoming a widow at such a very young age and raising a toddler all by herself. It sure wasn't easy. If it happened to me, I'd probably just gave up on living. The pressure was definitely too much to bear.
The book was entitled "When You're Ready" because it was what Ethan, Clare's deceased husband, wrote on the envelope of the letter he wrote for her before he passed away. Speaking of which, reading Ethan's letter was just so heartbreaking and I ugly-cried through it. Plus, learning about Logan's situation, just broke me. I thought for sure Clare would lose her mind. But she remained strong through it all. And I admire her for it...
The most important thing conveyed in this story is that the heart is incredibly resilient...that its possible to have more than one true love... This is truly an inspiring story. Like I said, I would've wanted to read more about Logan and Clare starting a family...
To the fans of Present Perfect by Alison Bailey, Second-Rate Chances by Holly Stephens and Take This Regret by A.L. Jackson, this is a book you would definitely want to read. I strongly recommend it. I am surely gonna read it again myself! Just prepare the Kleenex beforehand!😉
Two thumbs up for Author J.L. BERG!