Maximum Review- Mending Michael

Mending Michael

Book: Mending Michael (Hunter Hill #2) by J.P  Grider

Publisher: Faded Hearts Publishing

Published Date: December 12th, 2014

Pages: 371

Source/Format: ARC received from Netgalley (Thank you!) || eBook


Summary (from Goodreads): 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.

For a quick summary of what I think and if I recommend this book, check out the Final Thoughts section!

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Character Development

Woohoooo! This was a really big surprise for me while reading this one. I totally assumed that it was going to be consistant swoon, but most of the book was honestly about the different challenges both Mick and Holly went through. By the end of the book they were totally different characters. I loved watching Holly grow up, and take control of her life. Mick was a whole different story. I felt emotionally invested in watching him get over his addiction and be a leader for his family. By the end of the story I felt like I had been on this journey with both of them.

The Emphasis on Family

I thought that the way Mike and Holly worked together to bring Mike’s family back together was beautiful. This emphasis on family and family values were something that totally took me by surprise and added a new dimension to the story. There was so much love in the story that was portrayed through this plot line.

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Holly

Boring! She was dull. I felt even though she went through a lot of growth in the book, learning to become her own person and do what she wants should not be the only thing we learn about a character. By the end of the book I felt like I only knew that she loved music and wanted to be a social worker. We never really get an idea of what her friends are really like (although they are involved) or what her values were.

I Couldn’t Relate To or Understand the Romance

This was the strangest thing about this book, I would have liked it more as a contemporary. The romance was strange. We know right off the bat that Holly and Mick are attracted to each other, but the romance kind of doesn’t go much farther then there. Well, there is totally romance, but its not the kind of romance that made me swoon and fall in love with the couple or characters. It was nice, but I felt that the whole romance storyline was influenced completely by the family and compassion storyline, and that took away from the book.

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Mick has a problem

but Holly can’t only help him

more than just romance. 

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  • I recommend this book
  • I think Mending Michael is a nice fun read.
  • You do not have to read the first book in there series! Which is awesome!
  • The writing style was easy and nice to read so props!
  • This should be a paperback, not just an ebook.

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I liked this book! What kinds of books do you pick up for a light, fun read?

Sincerely,

Max

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