Review: The Lies I’ve Told by J.L Berg

The next on our big day of releases is the newest book by the phenomenal, J.L Berg.  This is definitely an emotional read.  It will definitely rip your heart out only for you to fall in love with the broken hero.  For my full review keep reading after the book blurb.

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Everything was going according to plan…

After years of working my way up the corporate ladder, it was finally my time to shine. I was about to receive the promotion of a lifetime.

But just like that, my life was destroyed with a single career crushing email.

Now, I am headed back home to North Carolina, under the ruse of an extended vacation to help run the family inn while my sister is on maternity leave. After all, what is family for? Plus, a few days at the beach could definitely help uncomplicate this crazy life of mine.

Enter Aiden Fisher.

Aiden is a guest at my sister’s inn. He’s wicked hot, a huge flirt and has one of the sexiest British accents I’ve ever heard. But beyond all that, I see a darkness in his soul, as if he’s carrying a great weight upon his shoulders.

I find myself pushing back my trip home to Florida in hopes that maybe I’ll look into those hazel brown eyes and finally see truth shining back instead of lies. That maybe he’ll stop running and tell me the truth for once.

But you know what they say about liars? It takes one to know one and I’ve been telling the biggest lie of all – I’ve fallen hopelessly in love with Aiden.

And isn’t that the scariest truth of all?

Review:

Aiden should be celebrating his success.  Instead the news he received makes him just want to get drunk and forget.  When he gets an email pleading for him to help out a town that he created a sculpture for previously.  He knows he needs to get away.  The email came just in time.  When he arrives he meets the very sexy Millie.  Millie is only helping her family with their Inn temporarily.  Though after her recent change she has no where else to be.  As they get to know each other, their feelings get tangled in the lies they hold onto.  Can Aiden and Millie find their way to each other?

I fell in love with this book.  It was so heart wrenching at times.  J.L Berg is so masterful in her story telling skills.  She grabs the reader and makes them feel for the characters.  You laugh with them and cry with them.  Aiden and Millie’s story encompasses all of that.  They are both at a crossroads in their life.  Finding themselves in Okracroke for different reasons feels like fate.  The journey these two characters take to take down the walls around their hearts is inspiring.  I loved that this story felt real.  The idea that no love really has a happily ever after.  That it is something that is worked for and through all obstacles.  I have truly loved all of the characters in this series.  I think though that Millie and Aiden had the most to lose and gain.  J.L Berg will definitely have you buying more Kleenex as you read this book.  With that being said….I can’t wait for the next book!

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Review: The Scars I Bare by J.L Berg

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The Scars I Bare by J.L. Berg
Publication Date: March 12th, 2018
Genre: Contemporary Romance

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Every scar tells a story…
Some are etched on the skin, for the whole world to see.
Others are buried deep, so deep, only the heart can truly find them.

Dean Sutherland was the quintessential guy next door. Strong and dependable, with a heart of gold, he knew exactly where his life was headed. Until one fateful night at sea ripped away everything. Now he’s adrift, a man without a purpose.

Cora Carpenter thought she had the perfect life. A successful career, an affectionate husband and a daughter who adores her. But soon that perfect world is crashing down around her, and she’s in need of a fresh start. Moving to a remote town on the coast of North Carolina seems like the perfect plan. That is until she finds herself face to face with a kindred soul from her past.

Dean and Cora have more in common than either are willing to admit. Both deeply rooted in their pain, they can’t help but find hope in each other’s eyes and passion entwined with every touch. But can two broken hearts make a whole?

Will the scars they’ve bared to one another poison their happily ever after, or can love truly heal all?

Review:

Dean is broken.  At least that’s all he sees everyday.  When Cora steps back into his life he can’t believe his luck.  But Cora is broken too.  When the two finally reunite, the missing pieces in their lives come back together.  Though they come together it takes a lot for two people beaten by life to accept the gift of each other.  When life comes back and hits the two of them again will they be able to come together or will this be the final straw?

I loved this story.  Dean and Cora are two incredibly powerful characters.  The way the two of them help each other recover from their wounds is inspiring.  Though some wounds aren’t seen but can be felt completely.  The pain is a tangible thing in this story but so is the hope.  Along with Cora and Dean is Cora’s daughter.  She is one of the best characters.  Her spunk and intelligence added a level of levity to a story that is rife with emotional strife.  I couldn’t wait to get my hands on this book and believe me when I say is doesn’t disappoint.  J.L Berg knows how to drag a reader into her story.  I guarantee you will not want to put this book down.

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Excerpt:

By the time I arrived at the inn for dinner, I was a goddamn mess. Sweat was running down my back from the heat, even after changing my shirt twice. I’d changed my mind three times on whether to bring flowers for Cora, doubling back to the house at the last minute to grab them after I firmly decided to leave them at home.

When I finally arrived, I was a solid twenty minutes late and probably looked like a psychopath from all the sweat and the mangled flowers in my hand.

But all of this was forgotten the moment the door opened, and Cora greeted me.

“Jesus,” I cursed, giving her a once-over before she even had the chance to say hi. “You look insane.”

“Insane is good?” she asked, pink staining her cheeks.

I’d never seen her in anything beyond scrubs and shorts. Granted, this woman could wear a paper bag and be the hottest woman in the room. Tonight though, she’d dressed up, wearing a short, strappy number with tiny pink flowers dotting the fabric.

“Insane is really good,” I clarified.

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Meet J. L. Berg:

I’m a California native, who lives in the South – Virginia to be exact. I still prefer sushi to fried chicken, avocados to okra, and I absolutely loathe humidity. I do love watching the seasons change though. My husband and I have been here for over a decade, and I still get giddy like a school girl every time it snows. It’s magical!

I’m married to my high school sweetheart, and we’ve been blessed with two beautiful daughters and two rescue pups I like to call my “coworkers”. I’m obsessed with chocolate, minions, anything Harry Potter and I love to watch re-runs of Friends and Gilmore Girls!

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The Scars I Bare by J.L. Berg
Publication Date: March 12th, 2018
Genre: Contemporary Romance

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Every scar tells a story…
Some are etched on the skin, for the whole world to see.
Others are buried deep, so deep, only the heart can truly find them.

Dean Sutherland was the quintessential guy next door. Strong and dependable, with a heart of gold, he knew exactly where his life was headed. Until one fateful night at sea ripped away everything. Now he’s adrift, a man without a purpose.

Cora Carpenter thought she had the perfect life. A successful career, an affectionate husband and a daughter who adores her. But soon that perfect world is crashing down around her, and she’s in need of a fresh start. Moving to a remote town on the coast of North Carolina seems like the perfect plan. That is, until she finds herself face to face with a kindred soul from her past.

Dean and Cora have more in common than either are willing to admit. Both deeply rooted in their pain, they can’t help but find hope in each other’s eyes and passion entwined with every touch. But can two broken hearts make a whole?
Will the scars they bare haunt them forever, or can love truly heal all?

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Meet J. L. Berg:

I’m a California native, who lives in the South – Virginia to be exact. I still prefer sushi to fried chicken, avocados to okra, and I absolutely loathe humidity. I do love watching the seasons change though. My husband and I have been here for over a decade, and I still get giddy like a school girl every time it snows. It’s magical!

I’m married to my high school sweetheart, and we’ve been blessed with two beautiful daughters and two rescue pups I like to call my “coworkers”. I’m obsessed with chocolate, minions, anything Harry Potter and I love to watch re-runs of Friends and Gilmore Girls!

Connect with J. L. Berg:

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Website: http://jlberg.com/

 

Review: The Realtor and the Rockstar (Once Upon a Rock Star Anthology) by J.L Berg

Today I get to bring to you an awesome anthology for anyone who like Rock Stars and romance.  9 of the best rock star writers contribute.  I will be bringing to you my review of J.L Berg’s The Realtor and the Rock Star.  This is just small example of J.L Berg’s awesome writing skills but it will definitely give you a taste of how great she is.  For my full review keep reading after the book blurb.

Book Blurb:

Pageflex Persona [document: PRS0000038_00074]Rockstar: a deliciously addictive person, who doesn’t follow the rules and is devoted to a life full of mayhem, sex and danger.
Some men aren’t meant to be tamed. Or so they think.

In this collection of short stories from 9 authors, you’ll laugh, cry, and watch the pages heat up while you find your happily ever after between the sultry pages of these sinfully sweet tales of rock stars and the only one who can bring them to their knees.

All proceeds from this anthology will go directly to G-Pact, a non-profit organization dedicated to assisting patients and their families affected by Gastroparesis.

Contributing authors include J.L. Berg, Kathy Coopmans, Molly McAdams, Erin Noelle, Jessica Prince, Yessi Smith, Rachel Van Dyken, Jennifer Van Wyk & Kristin Vayden.

Review:

Ryan is a hotshot realtor.  Kennedy is a hotshot rock star.  Their immediate attraction is over shadowed by the first impression.  Though Kennedy wants nothing more than a great home, Ryan immediately wants nothing more than to get in Kennedy’s pants.  Will these two find what they are looking for?

The more I read from J.L Berg, the more I love her writing.  This is a very short story that I really wish was longer.  I’m really hoping this is just an opening to another one of her awesome books.  Though this is short you develop a feeling for both characters.  The reader will be able to tell that they are both complex.  My biggest complaint is that this was almost too short of a short story.  It leaves the reader with more questions than answers.  This is why I am crossing my fingers that this is just a taste of what will become a great book by the phenomenal J.L Berg.

Review: The Choices I’ve Made by J.L Berg

Happy Sunday! Today I get to bring to you the wonderful J.L Berg’s newest masterpiece, The Choices I’ve Made. I know you will love this emotional journey just as much as I did. J. L Berg has easily become one of my go to authors. Be sure to check out my review after the book blurb.

Book Blurb:

35110095Death is easy.
Surviving it? That’s the hard part.

Dr. Jake Jameson knows this all too well. Losing his mother at the age of eighteen, he walks away from his small hometown and the painful memories it holds, vowing to never return again.

Twelve years later, he finds himself driving back down the coast of North Carolina. When his father leaves him a small medical practice, he has no choice but to heed the call until he can find someone else to take it off his hands.

But coming back home means facing everything he left behind, including the one woman who might make it impossible to leave again.

Molly McIntyre has spent her entire life in one town. Taking over her parents’ small inn, she’s settled into a quiet, happy life. But all of that comes to an abrupt halt when Jake shows up at her door in need of a place to stay.

Molly loathes everything about this man, but she can’t find it in her heart to refuse his request.

After over a decade, these former lovers quickly discover what once burned brightly between them has only grown in their time apart. Soon they must decide if the choices they’ve made have led them back to each other for a second chance or one final goodbye.

Review:

Jake never thought he’d ever step foot near the island he grew up on.  That all changes when his father passes his medical practice to him.  What he’s not prepared for is seeing the love of his life.  The last person Molly expects to find at her doorstep is her ex.  The ex that ripped her heart out before leaving.  When these two a together again will they catch fire or will all the hurt and memories destroy what could be?

This was a great heart wrenching book.  The emotional ups and downs that Molly and Jake go through are painful, even for the reader.  It really brings the reader into the lives that they chose.  It will make the reader really think about any every choice they have ever made.  Jake and Molly are such complex characters.  It really makes it interesting when they finally see each other as they are.  J.L Berg is a phenomenal writer.  She knows how to bring the reader right to the mind of her characters.  I can’t wait to see what happens to Dean too. If you haven’t picked up a J.L Berg book yet then you will want to grab this one ASAP.

Review: Fraud by J.L Berg

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From USA Today Bestselling author J.L. Berg comes a sexy standalone about love, lies and every dirty little thing in between.

It wasn’t just a job.
It was my way back to the top.
After losing my position as a journalist for one of the biggest news publications in the world, I knew I’d do anything to get it back.
Even if it meant breaking a few hearts to get there.
She was the hottest author in the country. Known only by a pen name, there wasn’t a person alive who wasn’t dying to discover her true identity.
And I’d figured it out.

Her real name was Kate O’Malley and not only did I plan on finding her, but I fully intended on learning every dirty secret she had and exploiting it for my own gain.
But I underestimated my prey.
I didn’t anticipate how her words would intoxicate me, or how the curves of her body would consume me.
I never meant to fall in love.
And now I had a choice to make.

Do I give up everything for the woman I set out to destroy, or walk away, making me the biggest fraud of all?

Review: 

Kate has a secret.  She’s a best selling author of a book that everyone is talking about.  Only no one knows its her.  She wants to keep it that way.  Her life is boring except for her sexy book written under a pen name.  That is until she meets Killian.  Killian is sexy and a dream come true.  But, Killian has his own secret.  Can the two of them find their way past their secrets or will the love they feel break once everything is revealed?

I loved this book.  It was so entertaining.  It draws in the reader and won’t let go.  Both Kate and Killian are unique characters.   Kate’s transformation from the woman she hides behind to the one she becomes with Killian was fantastic.  Killian goes through an equally dramatic transition from just his feelings for Kate.  This book is full of secrets and lies.  They both know their secrets could hurt their relationship but like all people they have a hard time being honest until they have no choice but to finally let all the secrets out there.  This was my first J.L Berg book.  It definitely won’t be my last.  Her writing is magnificent.  She brings you into her characters world and you feel you are them.  I can’t wait to read something else by her.  If you haven’t read anything by J.L Berg or you are already a fan, you need to get your hands on this book.  I guarantee a book hangover when you are done.

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About J.L. Berg

J.L. Berg is the USA Today bestselling author of the Ready Series, The Walls Duet, and the Lost & Found Duet. 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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