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4.08  ·  Rating details ·  2,518 Ratings  ·  195 Reviews
Gabby has finally started to break down the walls she has worked so hard to build up from all of the heartache she has felt through the years, just as ghosts from Bradley's past begin to show themselves. Will Gabby find healthy ways to cope with the new heartache she experiences or will she go back to running from the people who pose a risk of hurting her?
Published December 17th 2012
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Jaimi Shannon
Nov 04, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Here is the thing. I can go ahead and give this book five stars because I just had the pleasure of reading it. (Thanks JB, love beta reading for you) You readers who are patiently waiting for Mending to be released, please know that the wait is so worth it. You wont be disappointed, I assure all of you. I can also assure all of you that my friend and fellow writer, JB, is working tirelessly on getting Mending done and in everyone's hot little hands, just as soon as possible. This is what I have ...more
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Where to even start....the first thing is be prepared for this book to knock your socks off! It starts out right away with a bang and about 11% in I was chewing my nails and having some major book anxiety! I love when a book does that to me! I never seen half the things coming and I love the element of surprise! I could not put it down....5 stars!

Mending starts right off with the continuation of Gabby and Bradley's story, it also takes us back in the past so we see their relationship develop. Th
Sofia Lazaridou
Nov 02, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
More like 3.5 than 4 but who cares?

McGee must have seen the reviews from Broken because she fixed the change between the point of views.Now is smoother and prepares the reader.Again there is the switch between present and past.This time past is considered the months between the time Broken left us and Mending starts.
I got confused in a part though and I hope someone will explain it to me.In the part is sort of means Bradley and Gabby had sex but in the end says that finaly he will be able to mak
Dec 05, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
JB strikes again! This was a great read, and a quick read...too quick for my own good actually. It is over now and I have to wait for the next installment. I get the reason for making sequels and trilogies, but they are really hard for readers like me to wait and wait for their release. Alas, I will I enjoy JB's writing and the story she has laid out for us thus far. A sweet love story with it's share of baggage and struggles...question is, will they stand the test of time and baggage? ...more
Dec 10, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love "Mending" just as much as I love "Broken". J.B. McGee has done a fantastic job once again. "Mending" gives readers more insight into Bradley's background. I love how we got a chance to learn why he did the things he did. Bradley alone will make you fall in love with "Mending". Everything he does is just so "smooth" and his character is just so lovable. I cannot wait to read the 3rd book in the series.
Carmela Velez-torres killed me with that ending.....I Love it...absolutely love it... I dont want to say anything to spoil the book for the rest but all i can say is.. whatever your missing out in book 1, book 2 is totally worth it. Very well written. The time changing is very well adjusted and it wont make you confuse. Cant wait for the release day and for the rest of the fans to read it. Love it!!!!!
Terri Lou
Dec 12, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
As a beta reader for Mending, I can tell you all, you will be blown away! It is amazing! If ya loved Broken ya will totally love Mending. The story is fantastic. You really connect with the characters and feel as if you’re there with them. I am loving the trilogy and I promise you will not be disappointed. It will leave ya begging for book 3 already! Totally amazing! J B McGee you have done us and yourself proud again xX totally worth 5+ stars! Xx
Angela Mclaurin
Jan 01, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 4-star-books
This was a wonderful continuation of Gabby and Bradley's story! There was so much more angst and nail-biting in this one....yet still that sweet and swoony love story. Again I'm still in love with the locations of setting on a personal level and J. B. did it again with this one!
Kim Person
Nov 04, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Mending, yes the long awaited sequel to Broken, the second book in JB's This series! I couldn't wait to get my hands on this one! So when I had this baby in my hands I was..........................................

Where would Gabby & Bradley go from Broken? I knew they agreed to a "exclusive friendship" but being I've never been in one I couldn't wait to see what one of those looked like! Hmmm, just as I expected I mean come on Gabby Girl how could you NOT want something more with Bradley Ban
Dec 23, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc
J.B. McGee has done it! She has followed up Broken with an angsty romance that kept me reading until 2:00 in the morning. Mending picks up right where Broken left us, but be prepared. The first chapter has angst and shock all over it! In Mending, Gabby and Bradley are trying and succeeding at making a long distance relationship work...until this happens! Yes, that's the angst and shock I just mentioned. But, it doesn't stop there, peeps. At 21% <=== yes, that soon! ===> I had to put down m ...more
Jamie *Gypsy Smut-a-teer*

"You can't run away from anything that presents a risk or has potential to require hard work."

WOW, I have to start off by saying that this book was so awesome. After the first book I was a little hesitant to keep going with this series, but this book completely made up for the first one. This book had the same concept as the first book. It went back and forth to the present and this time the past which was now when Gabby and Bradley left off in the first book. Also in this one we got duel POV'
Jennifer Wolfel
Nov 25, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My Review of Mending by J.B. McGee

So I have been waiting a bit to write this review because I was still trying to form the words to complete my review. I have been read lots of books in the last year or so upwards of about 190+. I still cannot tell you what it is about Broken and Mending that have just taken me completely by storm. Oh well scratch that I can... I am totally and completely smitten with Bradley Banks and simply adore Gabby.

Mending picks up EXACTLY where Broken left off which is gr
Nov 25, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone who loves angst in their love stories
Recommended to Andie by: J.B. McGee the author...won ARC
All I can say is WOW! J.B. McGee definitely delivers in Mending, the second book in the "This" trilogy!!!! It continues where Broken left off...Gabby, a girl who is "broken" from the loss of her mom and the betrayal from an ex, starts the "mending" process with the help of Bradley and his love. Bradley, a man who didn't do commitment until Gabby came into his life, starts to prove how much a reformed playboy can change with the love of his soulmate. Bradley showers Gabby with his love, slowly bu ...more
Nov 27, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc
Mending by J.B. McGee is the second novel in the This Trilogy. I absolutely loved Broken and was so excited to have been given a chance to read Mending before its release.

Mending finds Gabby and Bradley working on their relationship. It’s obvious that they love each other deeply but will their love be enough to keep them together??

Mending is told from both Bradley and Gabby’s point of view, thank you J.B. McGee for giving us an even better look into these characters as I really enjoy them both.
Jan 23, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: books-from-a-z
It took me a little longer to finish this book then I anitcipated. I found myself having to put it down and come back to it later because the beginning just couldn't quite grab my attention. However, once I got farther in I couldn't wait to find out what was going to happen next. I'm really glad that Gabby was able to finally give her ex-boyfriend a piece of her mind. I am curious as to whether or not Ian and Veronica had planned the whole thing, or if it was just coincidence? The ending was ver ...more
Chris Kuhn
I gave another author some grief for taking me from one storyline and timeframe to another, back and forth - and unlike book 1, Mending does implement this literary device. However, it works pretty well for this book. You get a nice lay of the land so you can fill in the blanks over time and it all begins to make sense later. I enjoyed some of the romantic touches of this book - there's a few not-quite-believable plot turns but I won't hold that against the writer. Overall, it's about following ...more
Dec 31, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I must say...WOW!!!! I absolutely LOVED this book! Bradly Banks is AMAZING in every way! He knows what he wants & he goes after it! He was a "bad boy" at a point in his life & now he knows that's not for him since he met Gabby! He LOVES her with everything in him & he doesn't hold back! He understands her insecurities & her promise to her late mother to hold off losing her virginity until she is married! That makes me adore him even more! I was NOT disappointed in this book & ...more
Dec 10, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I think I actually said "oh no you didn't" out loud towards the end. Bradley is just perfect, but not in a way that makes him cheesy. When the pieces start to fall into place you find yourself wanting to punch any random strangers named Veronica and Ian, still very tempted to do just that.

Gabby and Bradley struggle in this book, and I can't wait for the next book. The back and forth chapters and time periods work so much better than I would have thought. You find yourself easily going with the
Lori DeMania
Dec 08, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
When I read Broken (the first book in this Trilogy) I thought the series could not get any better. Upon reading Mending I have come to the realization that J.B. McGee has outdown herself. If you are looking for a contemporary romance novel not all about sex but one that deals with love and trust and other matters of the heart then Mending (and this trilogy so far in general) is right up your alley. It will make you laugh, it will make your cry, and it will make your want to throw your Kindle/Noo ...more
Dec 03, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Received an ARC in return for an honest review. And I honestly devoured this book. Its all about the emotions, Gabby letting Bradley knock those walls down that she has surrounded herself with. I really loved the alternating POVs and hearing from other characters as well as Gabby. If you enjoyed Broken, you will really love Mending. Sweet, saucy and loads of sexual tension.
Scharme Grider
Dec 31, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
So, I read books one and two in one day. I am totally in awe of this wonderful couple. Of course, evil people have to try and ruin things, but that is life. Now, I have to wait for the next one to come out. Great Book and Kudos to you J.B. McGee. Two very enthusiastic thumbs up!!~~
Dec 28, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
LOVED! Very great way of writing! You'll know once you read it ;) "Forgiven" is one of my highly anticipated books to read for next year!! Excited!
Dec 12, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
I love this story...can't wait for the 3rd book!!
Romance Uninhibited
Great YA Story. Love the Characters, Easy read. Love Bradley! Once again I was left wanting more. Can't wait until book 3. I GOT THIS!
Ubon Inthongxay
May 01, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Crazy, crazy! I am loving the Gabby and Bradley romance. Can't wait to read book 3
Deserves more than 5 amazing stars...

"My soul needs him as much as my lungs need air. So much so that I feel like I'm suffocating just being away from him."... Gabby

OHMYGOD! I'm speechless right now. Just finished reading it and I have to admit I could not put it down the moment I started reading it. The first book was OKAY for me but this one...Gosh! I found this too addicting. "This" series is now one of my favorite romance series. I'm just so overwhelmed with all the emotions I have right
Nov 24, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites, series
4.5 Stars ~Mending is the second novel in the This Trilogy. I highly recommend that you read Broken first as it leads up to where Mending begins.

Continuing the story about four months after ‘Broken’ , Gabby Gerhart and Bradley Banks are working on their relationship. They love each other, but is it enough for a long distance romance and will it mend the hurt and allow Gabby to trust Bradley? Will Gabby’s trust issues be too much to handle and will Bradley’s playboy, man-whoring days come back t
Jennifer LaFon - Book Bitches Blog
I did the happy dance when I received a message from J.B. McGee asking if I wanted an ARC of Mending. More Bradley??....Hell yeah!!! Let’s see, where do I start? How about with the fact that I was hooked from the very beginning! This is not one of those books that you have to read for a while before you get to the good stuff….you get it all (or almost all) immediately!!

Mending picks up about 4 months after Broken left off but you catch up on all the in between by alternating past and present cha
Triin from T's Bookish Moments
From my blog.

**ARC provided by author for an honest review**

Emm... I have trouble remembering why I didn't like the first book that much... Because I seriously can't think of one single thing that bothered me in this book.

While the first book seemed choppy because of the ever-changing POVs (and no warning whatsoever), this one was divided into sections and each of them was from one single POV. It made reading and relating to the characters much easier. After the first book, where I never got
Jen [BestSellers & BestStellars]
I just finished reading Mending and I have to say, it was even better than Broken! I loved Broken, but Mending has got to be my favorite book out this series so far. I loved that we were able to have Gabby and Bradley's point of views. I was thinking while I was reading Broken that I would really like to see how Bradley viewed things and what he thought when he wasn't with Gabby. I was not disappointed and JB has me hooked even more! I loved being apart of the journey JB took me on throughout Ga ...more
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