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(Waters #2)

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Logan McKinley. My ex. I knew he was trouble from the first moment I laid eyes on him.

Fresh out of law school with a new job at one of San Diego’s biggest firms, I was supposed to focus on my career. No distractions, no men, and especially no office romances.

Then I met Logan. He was cocky, smooth-talking, and gorgeous—a hotshot associate on the fast track to a partner
Published February 7th 2018
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5 stars

"Life is like weather.You don't control it.You adapt yourself."

This was fantastic, I loved every minute of it!Mend is an emotional,intense and beautiful story.I devoured it, from the moment I read the synopsis I want it so badly!!I knew it will be amazing!Kivrin Wilson takes the reader on a journey through the issues that Paige and Logan have as a separated couple.Logan wants his wife back!

"She's my wife.She and the kids are my family.
Jessica  (Angie & Jessica's Dreamy Reads)
Can we talk about Kivrin Wilson for a minute, please? Thank you. So here's the thing. Last year, I picked up a little debut novel called Bend, which IMMEDIATELY became one of my absolute FAVORITE books of the entire year. I fell hard and fast for Wilson's authentic characters, her beautiful storytelling and her flawless writing style. You could say I was an insta-fan. So it'll come as no surprise when I say that I've been just a smidge anxious for more of her words. But the thing with debut auth ...more
Feb 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
"Some broken things can't be fixed. But it turns out, we weren't one of them."

3.5 stars
Mend is one of those books that rip me apart. Seriously. I have no idea how to rate this book and how to write my review. This is going to be a tough one. Mixed feelings toward a book are always hard to put into words. But I try.

Mend was my first book by Kivrin Wilson and I was intrigued by the blurb and this beautiful cover. The first thing I noticed was Kivrin's very rich writing style. I love how descriptiv
Anne OK
Mar 27, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Holy moly - talk about a roller coaster ride. This marriage was about to be sucked down the drain. And mercy what messes, secrets and troubles lay below the surface. I had this one pictured one way and it flipped me on my rear end when it totally went the other way. If you're all about the angst, hot chemistry and no holds barred sex, then this one's for you.

The author's writing is spot on, and the only minor slip for me was that it got a little repetitious and drawn out in my opinion. And the
Feb 14, 2018 rated it did not like it
I wanted so much to like Paige & Logan's story but honestly, I felt no chemistry with the main characters and there was so much bickering throughout the entire story that it gave me a mega headache!
You have a Hero with mama & abandonment issues, and a kiss-ass mentality in the work front because he has a need/ambition to become a partner. He stood by not saying anything when his boss said something derogatory about his own wife! That was a loathsome act that I could not recover from beca
Angie - Angie's Dreamy Reads
I enjoyed this one. Angsty, interesting. Good writing. Really good writing. However, it was a little drawn out. This couple is very dysfunctional and they argued the ENTIRE book! I wished for more “soft” moments, parts where I felt like I could breathe and connect to them as a couple. I never quite got them. There was an emotional disconnect for me because every interaction they had was so volatile. It was like this constant angst HIGH that you could never get off. It began to feel tedious and o ...more
Feb 02, 2018 rated it did not like it
This is a load of crap! For those of us who have not received a free copy from anyone and are not obligated to give a 5-star review just to kiss-ass, I can tell you the truth that this read gave me a headache! This is about a couple who has separated and is constantly bickering throughout the book - and I mean that literally as in NON-STOP!
Paige in particular is loathsome. Yes Hero was a douche bag for what he said & did (view spoiler)
Jan 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Paige Waters and Logan McKinley have been married for about a decade with 3 kids between them, and their marriage has reached a critical mass point where they are now currently separated, in the process of divorcing. Between a criminal law attorney and a family law attorney, it shouldn't be that difficult to figure out and finalize the details, but it is. Paige and Logan are both extremely stubborn, competitive, rise-to-the-challenge and don't-back-down-at-any-cost type of people. Not to mention ...more
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Jan 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I'm a demanding reader. There are times I feel the need to apologize to authors for demanding so much from them in a story. I know what I'm reading is fiction, I know the characters aren't real, but in contemporary romance, I want stories and characters grounded in reality. I want to care about what they care about, feel what they feel, understand their world and why it matters. I want to be pulled so far into their lives I can forget about mine for a few hours, but in the end, feel hope for us ...more
Feb 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This one will definitely be one of my faves of 2018. I absolutely love this author’s writing. Logan and Paige’s love story was full of angst and raw emotion. Definitely recommend this one!
I thought Bend was an excellent debut, so I expected a riveting, emotional second-chance story for Paige and Logan. I didn't expect to wind up struggling to finish it.

I disliked Paige from the outset, but that's what character development is for...right? Not so much. . She was by turns an arrogant cold fish or spiteful harridan, but no matter which, she loved to play victim. It took two to fuck up their marriage, but I don't know that she owned her side of it. Also, I felt like she resented her
Jan 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I received an advanced copy from Kivrin for an honest review. Having just finished reading Bend (Mia & Jay's story), I was curious to read about Paige & Logan and what was going on in their marriage. This read was so well written that I honestly felt that this couple was very real to me. The characters (& story) are so well developed that there were times that I wanted to bash both protagonists heads together for their stupidity & non-communication, while other times I just wante ...more
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Mend by Kivrin Wilson – 10 stars

Okay, okay…..relax heart we need to get ourselves together and write this review.
Ehh s***w it….I just can’t contain my happiness after reading this book!!!!!
OMG, this was such an amazing story I don’t even know where to start nor how to end it.

Kivrin Wilson totally KILLED IT with this one!
Without any doubt in my mind this is her best work so far, she outdid herself.
Like smashing it from the prologue to the epilogue!
It’s easy to see how much thought and work has be
April Symes

Mend by Kivrin Wilson is a complex and emotional read. Their story was so genuine, so real. I could feel the pain coming thru the pages and in the characters words. I was dying to read Paige and Logan's story after reading the end of Bend and seeing the pain Paige was in. Paige and Logan had the perfect relationship, everything was going well and then…well..Life is what happened. No one else was in the picture , no other drama . I could understand why Logan doesn’t get why his wife has filed for
Traci Parker
Jan 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I won an advanced reader's copy of this book and I was thrilled to do so.
I loved Bend and couldn't wait for Paige's story. I got so much more than I bargained for!
I'll be honest, it took me a while to warm up to Paige. Without knowing the full story, I felt Logan's pain and questioned why on earth is she doing this to him. Once the full truth came out I cried some tears for the two of them, for their kids, for their lost family.
Logan and Paige's story was so genuine. No added drama for the sa

I'm going to be completely honest with this review and I hate that I feel the way that I do because I so so wanted to give this book 5*. I'm sure this will not be a popular opinion/review but I just have to get this out.

I LOVED Bend, LOVED IT. So much so that I recommended it to all my reading friends and read it several times. Mend however I just couldn't get into. Don't get me wrong, the writing well, it was spot on amazing. Just how I remember from the first one.

BUT and this is a big BUT

Tish Cocktails & Fairytales
I had pretty high expectations going into this one because I loved Bend so much.....and I tell ya what, Kivrin Wilson didn't disappoint!! I was hooked from the prologue and didn't want to put it down. I really felt a connection with the characters and all of the struggles they are dealing with. I like a story that is so real and relatable.

This book was given to me at my request and I provided this review voluntarily
Jan 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Review to come. Loved it
Lori Webber
Feb 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Kivrin, you mentioned you struggled with this story about Paige and Logan, the second in your Waters series. We had very intriguing peaks into Paige and Logan’s rocky marriage and uncomfortable chemistry in Bend, the story about Paige’s younger sister. I had great expectations based on how wonderful Bend was. I imagine writing about a disintegrated marriage is quite hard. I mean, this is the romance genre so I assume the romance is pretty dead when a couple separates. But this is one of the most ...more
Marivi Sanz
This is a difficult book for me to rate. This is my first Kivrin Wilson book, and I've really liked it. I love her writing style, and I've loved the story. I wouldn't call this a romance, though.

Paige and Logan are two lawyers that met while they worked at the same law firm, and have been married for about ten years with three kids in common. We learn that something happened before Elliott, the youngest kid was born, and it caused them to split. We follow their separate paths from both POV, and
Caroline F
This was a fantastic, moving, second chance romance!

"From the moment I became aware of his existence, I knew in my gut that he could cause me grief. I was right."

When Paige Waters left her husband, Logan McKinley, she felt a measure of relief. However, one year on and they are still married and haven't resolved their legal issues. When they are thrown together on a case, Logan decides to try and break their stalemate and resolves to win her back, but there's too much history between them, and to
Deborah G.
Mend is the second stand-alone book in the "Waters" series & there was some hesitation before I could commit to reading the story about Mia's sister. I was doubtful that Paige would hold my interest, well...I was wrong.
Paige & Logan, together/married for about ten years with three children, are both attorneys, head-strong, very intelligent people who would more likely agree to lose a limb than admit to being wrong, at anything.
Logan, the golden boy at the company firm, works very late h
Michele Harrison
Feb 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I received an advanced copy from the author.

Fabulous! It took me a little while to warm up to Paige - she wasn't my favorite character in book 1 and it took a bit before I really got to know and understand her. Kivrin Wilson has a way of making you fall completely in love with her characters. Mend is about Paige and Logan's story, which was foreshadowed in the first book. A word of warning - if you haven't read book 1 (Bend), be cautious. This is a continuation a few years in the future and does
Jul 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
4.5 Good Girl/Golden Boy Stars

This one spoke to me, mostly for its originality. Add in the fact it was well written—I really started to connect to these complex, and sometimes elusive characters. I really didn’t start to “bond” with Paige’s character, until a significant way through the book. The way she started showing her vulnerability toward Logan, made me empathize with her all the more. I liked Logan, and didn’t quite understand the impasse between these two until much later in the book. Th
Kathy Coopmans
Feb 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved this book. A one click new Author for me.

Loved this book so much. A one click new Author for me.
A refreshing new spin on romance at its finest.
Bianca St.
I enjoyed 85% of this book but the ending was just such utter bullshit. Sorry but this is on my list of most infuriating endings...
Lisa Mcintire
Feb 14, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Kim Doe
Feb 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
The situation Paige and Logan are in is so relatable and just so...real life.

The characters are believable. They are human. They are real.

And the scene at the parents house. OMFG. Tears from laughing!!!! And cringing at the same time.
Ivette Pacheco
Jan 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing

Been waiting for this second book by Kivrin Wilson and thank goodness for ARC’s, I freakin LOVE Mend so different but as equally amazing if not more than Bend 😉
Definitely and a 100% Must read and re-read!!!♥♥♥
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