Review: Mending Michael by J.P. Grider

Posted March 4, 2015 by Katrina @ Bookish Things in Book Review / 0 Comments

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This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
Review: Mending Michael by J.P. GriderMending Michael by J.P. Grider
Series: Hunter Hill University
Published by Fated Hearts Publishing on 12/12/2014
Genres: New Adult, Romance
Pages: 371
Format: eARC
Source: Author
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Also in this series: Calling California
Also by this author: Calling California

There is a fine line between love and hate.

When bartender Mick Ross first sees Holly Buchanan walk into Donny's Bar, his heart comes to a halt. That is, until she serves him her fake ID and reveals her true nature when she's declined her drink.

Holly thinks Mick is an ass, and she has no clue why he can't stand her. Though, she does enjoy looking at his ass.

So, when Donny hires Holly to waitress at his bar, she must either deal with Mick's hatred toward her or give him a taste of his own medicine.

Tensions are high.
Comments are made.
Hearts are hurt.
But if there really is a fine line between love and hate, then Mick and Holly must decide on which side they stand.


When I first started reading I thought I was going to have a hard time connecting with Holly and Mick. On the outside they seem like incredibly shallow and bratty people. But the emotions they hide are so much more.

Holly is definitely seen as a bratty princess. But she fears disappointing her father and does whatever he tells her. In her eyes her father always knows what is best even if she hates the field of work he has chosen for her. She grows a lot throughout the duration of this book, and I am so grateful for that. She learns more about herself than she thought she would.

Mick seems like a complete jerk, but he’s got a lot on his plate. He has to deal with his sister and her issues, and try to keep an eye on his niece. He beats himself up over events that take place, and it brings about a few things from his childhood that he wishes he could forget.

The tension and frustration between Holly and Mick will keep you hooked. Neither of them want to give up control of their emotions. They fear getting hurt, and have so much going on in their personal lives that they don’t’ see how they could focus on a relationship.

If you want to read about characters that are more than what they seem, this is definitely the book for you.

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I'm a mom of two and love to read, listen to music, and rock out at concerts. Sometimes you can find me reading, or writing, in between sets at concerts. I read many genres, and have a TBR mountain.

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