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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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  • Kindle Customer
  • 10-01-2018

Good story but...

The male voice actor whispered too much. Couldn't hear him (even on max volumel while listening in the car.

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  • Angela G.
  • 18-11-2017

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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  • Fabulous 30
  • 20-12-2016

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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  • Susan C. Vallese
  • 10-01-2018

Wonderful Listen!

I had previously read this book, so I was anxious to listen to it. The narrators- James Fouhey and Laura Princiotta- did a wonderful job of portraying the characters in the story. I am greatly enjoying this series and am going to jump right into the next audio!

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  • Rotten Banana
  • 10-11-2016

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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  • Karen
  • 01-09-2016

Wonderful

What made the experience of listening to Never Been Ready the most enjoyable?

I really loved how we had the dual narrators going from the female voice to the mail voice really added to the story.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Never Been Ready?

When she realized Declan was a father

What about James Fouhey and Laura Princiotta ’s performance did you like?

They both did an outstanding job of not making me feel like I was listening to two different people narrator the story they made me feel like I was listening to the actual characters

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Love conquers all

Any additional comments?

This is a wonderful story no matter how you read it. I read the kindle version first and was amazed how much I enjoyed the audio version
It is so worth a credit

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  • Jennifer B. Creamer
  • 07-03-2016

A must listen. Great narration, story everything

I've listened to hundreds of books of all genres and I have to say I think that I am loving JL Berg, and this was my favorite book so far. I love the story of Lea and Declan. Just the right amount of love and sadness, she is a good character not mushy, but still lovable. And I love book series that have a continuation of characters and this one has great characters. Just the right mix of reality and fantasy!

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  • Patrice
  • 21-06-2015

Loved it!

I laughed ... I cried. Loved it!
Great series. Can't wait for the rest of them!

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  • nilda Figueroa
  • 19-03-2015

Big Fan...Amazing Listen!!!

Would you listen to Never Been Ready again? Why?

YES....ABSOLUTELY!

Who was your favorite character and why?

Leah! No nonsense, sweet and genuine.

Which character – as performed by James Fouhey and Laura Princiotta – was your favorite?

Great, Narrators, very smooth and seductive voices, and I love that there is two narrators male and female it makes for a great listen and a better image....

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

Any additional comments?

LOVE IT!

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  • Beatrice
  • 25-11-2015

Loved it!!!

I how the story unfolded! I liked how the characters developed & that it wasn't a typical love story since no one's life is typical. I liked all the twists & turns & how vulnerable the author allowed the characters to be

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