Death is easy.
Surviving it? That’s the hard part. Dr. Jake Jameson knows this all too well. Losing his mother at the age of eighteen, he walks away from his small hometown and the painful memories it holds, vowing to never return again.Twelve years later, he finds himself driving back down the coast of North Carolina. When his father leaves him a small medical practice, he has no choice but to heed the call until he can find someone else to take it off his hands. But coming back home means facing everything he left behind, including the one woman who might make it impossible to leave again.Molly McIntyre has spent her entire life in one town. Taking over her parents’ small inn, she’s settled into a quiet, happy life. But all of that comes to an abrupt halt when Jake shows up at her door in need of a place to stay.Molly loathes everything about this man, but she can’t find it in her heart to refuse his request. After over a decade, these former lovers quickly discover what once burned brightly between them has only grown in their time apart. Soon they must decide if the choices they’ve made have led them back to each other for a second chance or one final goodbye.
MY THOUGHTS AFTER READING...
I was so excited to receive this ARC! This is why I was happy dancing she's releasing a new book. I was literally counting the days! JL Berg is one of my top 5 favorite authors, and When You're Ready is hands-down, one of my favorite reads of all time... I cant remember how many times I've read it.
I just loooove how she tells a story... she has this gift of transforming simple words into something so vivid and heartfelt that you cant help but feel the same emotions the characters in the story is going through—their ups and downs, their anger, their anxiety, their love... how her characters evolve as the story goes on... and how she makes you ponder and realize about things while reading...
Needless to say I love, love, love it! Jake and Molly's story will certainly pull on your heartstrings... There are parts in the story that I definitely didnt see coming... This isnt your very typical second-chance romance, but a second-chance nonetheless.
This isn't just a mere love story... It's a story full of life lessons as well... It especially highlights the fact that we're always a decision away from a totally different life... that every choice we make, leads us to a different path... But even so, if God and Fate will work together, true love will always find its way.
I would've wanted a longer epilogue coz I wanted more Jake and Molly... thats my only complain...lol
This book is an awesome break from all the celebrity-romance I've read in the past couple of weeks. Its not a light read, but not crazy angsty and draining either... and just incase you're a softy at heart, have your Kleenex at arms-length.... Thats all I'm saying.