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Ready or Not

By: J.L. Berg
Narrated by: Craig Jessen,Laura Jennings
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Publisher's Summary

Born into wealth and privilege, free-spirited Liv Prescott left it all behind when she realized there was more to life than living off of trust funds and barely skating by. Since then, she's worked and fought for everything she's earned and never looked back at the world or the family she left behind.

Jackson Reid is starting over with a new job in a brand new city. A single father to his son Noah, he hopes the change will help strengthen the bond that has seemed to suffer since puberty reared its ugly head. What he hadn't planned on was Liv - his exotic next-door neighbor who drives him insane with her wild, new age lifestyle, but still manages to leave him aching for more.

As challenges arise and feelings intensify, will these neighbors be able to look past their differences and find a middle ground? When love comes knocking, will they be ready, or not?

©2014 J.L. Berg (P)2014 Audible Inc.

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Actually... 0.5. Painful!

What disappointed you about Ready or Not?

It was sooooooo Predictable... There was no exciting story line. Just a girl with daddy issues and a single dad who somehow "got her". I gave up with 2 hours to go on the story. I just couldn't waste my time listening to it anymore.

What was most disappointing about J.L. Berg’s story?

See above.

What didn’t you like about Craig Jessen and Laura Jennings ’s performance?

I liked Craig Jessen's voice and the souther drawl but he read WAY TOO SLOW! On the flip side, Laura Jennings read too fast. I found myself constantly adjusting the play speed so that it would be a bit more tolerable to listen to. Also, Laura did a horrible job with the steamy scenes.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Ready or Not?

I'm not sure. So many of the scenes were just dumb. There were times when Olivia would get upset about something really stupid and I'd find myself feeling like I missed something. Talk about drowning in a cut of water. Sheesh...

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Loved this series! Felt all them feels!

this was my first experience with this author. she is awesome. about to start another series by her. the male narrator was dreamy. the female was inconsistent. sometimes she was fine, other times forced and robotic.

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Least favorite of series

Female reader sounded robotic. Difficult to enjoy story. I would rather have heard the entire story by the male reader.

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Surprisingly wonderful!

I had my doubts when this audiobook began, but soon adjusted to the voices. I’m a Southern gal and found Jackson’s accent was a little much. The story, however, was mesmerizing and I couldn’t quit listening. A feel good with a little angst, but well worth my time.

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It’s not often I give a book all stars, but there it is.

This story was beautiful. The female read in a clipped voice that made me feel like the character from her view was a bit snotty and that I was playing it at time and a half but the man… oh the man could’ve told the whole story and it would’ve been perfection in my eyes.
It didn’t end with the stereotypical pregnancy, which I loved. I felt like the story was more genuine for it. I didn’t care for the last book I read from this author but I’m a believer in giving an author a couple chances before moving on. This book is exactly the reason I do that.
The story is sweet and genuine and really explores the individualities of each character instead of just being like “oh, they’re hot. They’re mine now. I’m keeping them. I’m putting a baby in them as proof”, like most stories do.
This one also had a bit of originality to it compared to other stories, which I’m not super surprised about because the author’s last story I read was like that as well.

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Awesome

This was great but a bit too many trigger type things for listening before bed. Cool story, fun sets of friendships.

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Triggers being and assault with almost rape, child kidnapping, lots of aggressive swearing and betrayal. Not a bedtime story unless you’re into nightmares.

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*Warning* deals with topics of child kidnapping, home invasion, sexual assault, and parental abandonment.

Great book, easy to love these characters. I didn't read the first three books, but now I want to. Liv is lovely, but isn't as self-confident as she first appears. Jackson has his priorities straight from the beginning, putting his son, Noah, first. Excellent show of healthy masculinity, raising a son to be another healthy young man. If Noah ever got a story in the future, I would love to read it.

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Love in every way

I liked the storyline immensely, not your typical love story. It was real lifelike- emotional, humorous- I found myself laughing out loud.
The narrators were superb- I loved Craig Jessen’s accent and tone of voice. Thank you for sharing this amazing story, it sounds reminded me of my own life story.

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Simply southern

I absolutely adored the narrators southern accents. The storyline was interesting and kept me engaged.

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Wonderful love story

Wonderful love story that fan many events. Everyone should have a love like this.

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  • 07-08-22

lovely listening

just a very enjoyable read/listen, probably best narration I've heard. loved the characters and their journey's

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  • SD
  • 04-26-22

What a story

Loved this book! Written and narrated so well. Enjoyed it from beginning to end. Didn’t think I’d enjoy the southern accent so much!!

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  • 04-11-22

Brilliant

The narration was great and so was the storyline I loved it and could not stop listening!

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  • 12-05-21

Lovely story

A sweet slow burn romance. Easy enjoyable read. I cannot imagine a mother like Noah's mum. She is one piece of work. Love the ending.