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Publisher's Summary

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 tear them apart? 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.

©2014 J.L. Berg (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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Even James Fouhey couldn't save this one

CONTAINS SPOILERS. This audiobook was brutal. I hated the voice of Leah. I hated the cheesy, sex scenes.. "he entered me with one thrust"... ouch. It really bothered me that you'd get through one awful sex scene and a minute later there would be another. The most annoying part was that in reality, Leah should have become irritated with Declan. I mean she finds out her mom died and is upset, he shows up and has sex with her. Her dad beats her up, she is upset, he shows up and has sex with her. She has to babysit. He comes along and tries to have sex with her. Then she discovers he has a kid, he is shocked and upset... does he try to have sex with her then? no. If I just got beat up or found out my mom died and my hot boyfriend wanted to get laid... i would be livid. ughhh. it was annoying. Maybe it wouldn't have been so bad if there had been more of a plot or if the sex scenes were hot... but they were cheesy and I rolled my eyes through all of the ones I didn't fast forward though.

So why did I force myself to sit through 8 hours of this crap? I am a big fan of James Fouhey. His character was annoying but that wasn't his fault. I will definitely steer clear of this awful author in the future.

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Love Leah & Declan’s story

Never been ready was a sweet , sad and salty mix and it was a joy to listen to!
Leah and Declan’s story! So much Love for these two and all the joys and sorrows combined made this my new favorite in this series!

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be ready to cry

seriously loved this story. I found myself smiling, laughing, and crying. excited for the story to continue

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Such a heartfelt story

Leah and Declan's story was so endearing. Leah was such a strong and I woman having gone through so much in her childhood. Declan was such a guy but throughout the book, his greatest qualities proved to be redeeming.
I really enjoyed the witty banter, emotional discoveries, and romantic adventures within this book.
I flipped between reading and listening to the audio and I really loved the narrators. They were both perfect for the two main characters and really helped to bring the story to life.

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WOW!!

WOW, wow, and more wow. I don't think I have ever been so swoon over a book as I was with this one I mean DAMN it was literally another best book for me. What I loved most about this book was the family oriented atmosphere that it was always present throughout the whole book and everyone was welcomed. The happily ever after seas also very obvious in this story España to the people who needed it the most and it was inevitable despite their objections. The narrators were great I think they brought life to every chapter especially Declan's characters he was hilarious and kept me laughing. Leah's narrator eehhh she could have done better but she was good still made me laughed. What I didn't like about this book was that I felt it was a bit unrealistic with the whole plot of the story I was waiting for something to happen but it didn't and if it did it was not much. Everything was just too perfect, well with the exception of a few bad incidents, and although it was great it was a bit annoying. I still loved loved loved this story it was great.

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Good - Sweet

4 Stars for me!

My rating range throughout the story... 4 - 4.25 Stars

Main Character Ratings... H = 7 - h = 8

Scenes with heat. Plenty once the H gets out of his own way.

Heat Rating... 7
Clean - 1 or 2
Descriptive Sex - 5 or above
Beyond Descriptive Sex - 8 or above

The back story... The h's 4 year old daughter gets sick after a fall and takes her to the ER where she meets her personal Dr. McSteamy. The h has been a widow for 3 years after her husband died of cancer. The H is a known player who has an I don't care attitude due to his bad family upbringing.

The Romance... High lust - medium burn

The drama explosion... The H learns something about himself and decides to save the h by being an ass to her.

Final Notes... Overall a very cute story.

HEA or HFN? HEA

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Great audio book!

This has got to be one of my favorite audio books! It was such a great story, and well presented! I think I’m going to listen to it again!!

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An Absolute Must

You can figure out how this book is going to end within the first 2 chapters but the journey on how it all unfolds is phenomenal. It is definitely my favorite book of this series by far.

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Wasn’t ready.

I wasn’t ready for the narrator’s voices to keep going up and down. It was very annoying because I couldn’t hear what was being said until I put the speaker up to my ear or turned the sound up. And I wasn’t in a environment where I could use ear buds or keep turning the sound up. The narrator’s were good except for the under the breath an whispering.

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Never been ready

Great plot, the performance was good, and the heat and love between the two main characters was what we all wish for in our lives. I loved this book in this series. Great job!