Wednesday, February 5, 2014

{Release Event + Giveaway} Never Been Ready by J.L. Berg

Never Been Ready
By J.L. Berg
Adult Contemporary Romance
Releasing February 4, 2014

Amazon – Not available until Feb. 4
Barnes and Noble – Not available until Feb. 4
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.

By J.L. Berg

Declan:  Declan, where do I even start?  Most of my beta and ARC readers can’t even say his name without swooning.  Leah calls him Hot Shot because he’s arrogant and cocky and knows it.  He’s an up and coming actor in Hollywood and is on everyone’s hit list.  He escapes to Virginia to shoot an independent film, and thinks he’ll rid himself of his obsession with Leah – the one nightstand that he hasn’t been able to shake for six months. 

Declan comes from a wealthy upbringing, and had a power hungry father who treated his mother like dirt.  He’s been taking care of her ever since.  Despite his carefree attitude, Declan takes responsibility very seriously, both with family and his work. 

In the book, Declan is described as tall, dark and of course, handsome.  His dark brown hair is constantly messy and tossed.  His hazel blue/green eyes seem to take on different hues depending on his mood, darkening a rich shade of green when he’s angered or ahem, turned on. J

(The author has provided her Pinterest page if you would like to see character pics:


By J.L. Berg

Leah:  Leah is a fan favorite since book one and it’s no secret that I based her on my own best friend Leslie.  While their personalities are similar, Leah is her own character with her own story to tell. 

Leah is strong willed and bold.  She doesn’t hold back when she has an opinion and she’s fiercely loyal.  She’s the first person to help when someone needs it, dropping everything to aid her best friend or family member. 

Leah had a rough childhood and she does her best to hide it, shutting her pain off from everyone, including those who are close to her.  Because of that, she doesn’t like to show weakness. 

In the book, Leah is described as tall, leggy and blonde.  Her blue eyes and year round tan makes most women want to murder her in her sleep and she’s always effortlessly put together, but never overdone. 

(The author has provided her Pinterest page if you would like to see character pics:

 The giveaway runs from February 4th-27th.
(5) eBook copies of Never Been Ready - International
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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.

Twitter: @authorjlberg ;


  1. thanks for the giveaway. I love the cover for never been ready!

  2. I love stories where the bad boy falls in love ;) Thanks for the giveaway!

  3. I love reading books and stories. Always have been my passion and escape from reality for a little while.

  4. Thanks for featuring this book! I hadn't heard of it until now. I'm adding this to my list of to reads.