Ready or Not (Ready #4)
by J.L. Berg
Summary from Goodreads:
Born into wealth and privilege, free-spirited Liv Quinn 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?
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J.L. Berg is the USA Today bestselling author of the Ready Series. She is a California native living in the beautiful state of historic Virginia. Married to her high school sweetheart, they have two beautiful girls that drive them batty on a daily basis. When she’s not writing, you will find her with her nose stuck in a romance novel, in a yoga studio or devouring anything chocolate. J.L. Berg is represented by Jill Marsal of Marsal Lyon Literary Agency, LLC.
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I haven’t read the other books in this series but I decided to read this one as a standalone. For anyone in this same situation, let me tell you that you can definitely enjoy this book without having read any of the others. However, having seen the way this group of friends interacts, I imagine it would be really nice to read each of their stories. And I might do just that.
Ready or Not caught my attention because of Jackson. I was drawn to the idea of a single, loving father as the main character but as I got to know him, I realized he was more than that. On the outside he is the hardworking attorney who’s always been focused on providing for his son. But he is also funny and witty and very sexy when it comes to Liv.
Liv on the other hand is a free-spirited hippie chick. During their first interactions I felt like there was not enough spark. Luckily, things picked up as the relationship progressed and Jackson was able to break down her barriers. He was definitely my favorite character of the two, although she was very likable as well.
*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review*
4 out of 5 stars