Friday, July 11, 2014

REVIEW -- Ready to Wed

Ready to Wed
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Series: Ready #1.5
Author: JL Berg
Publication Date: June 16, 2014

Summary:
“You are my family, my future and my forever.”

After a long road filled with trials and tears, they’ve finally made it to the other side—a place where beginnings are made. Life is always an uphill journey, but together, they are ready for anything.

Be there when Clare Murray becomes Mrs. Logan Matthews…

Ready to Wed…a novella from the bestselling Ready series.

Includes bonus short story, Never Been More Ready, which gives readers a glimpse into the lives of Leah and Declan as they prepared for one of life’s greatest joys – parenthood!


**I RECEIVED THIS NOVEL AS AN ARC IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW**

Where to begin?

The book begins with Clare Murray, Logan Matthews and Clare's daughter, Maddie, are flying into a destination wedding resort to get married. After a few snafus, the couple get married. There really isn't much more to say about the plot of the book. It basically follows the couple around over the few days leading up to and their wedding day.

It had a few sweet moments... like Logan singing a song to Clare and Maddie asking if she could call Logan Daddy, but I felt those were the highlights of the book.

Honestly, Clare came off as very neurotic throughout the book. Everything was 'a sign' that they shouldn't get married... her dress being ruined when they landed at the resort when she hated it to begin with, Logan's fainting by the pool. It just aggravated me a little bit that she was reading too much into all these events. Airlines are NOTORIOUS for losing/ruining luggage ALL the time. If you don't eat something during the day and are in the sun, yes, you will faint.

The sex scenes were mediocre. That MIGHT be my fault, though... I read a LOT of BSDM/erotic books, so I am accustomed to NOTHING being left to the imagination. If you like your books to just brush along the edge of erotic scenes, Ms. Berg's portrayal will be right up your alley. But it just didn't do anything for me.

This book also included a bonus short story, Never Been More Ready, which focuses on Clare's BFF, Leah and her husband Declan. I wouldn't say it followed the couple as they prepared for parenthood, since it mainly centered around the night Leah went into labor (and all the hilarity of the beginning of labor), but it was enjoyable. I found it to be TOO short. I would have liked more about the baby's first year, like her first word and first steps.

Ready to Wed is available from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBooks and Kobo. You can also add it to your Goodreads bookshelves through this link.

FINAL THOUGHTS
Fun read. Easily readable in a day, if not less depending on your reading speed. Just don't expect it to be gritty and dirty.
STARS: 4/5
WOULD RECOMMEND: Yes

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