Bend - Kivrin Wilson


By Kivrin Wilson

  • Release Date: 2016-04-07
  • Genre: Contemporary
Bend book review score

4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 295 Ratings)

Bend Kivrin Wilson Book Review Score: ★★★★★ 5/5 stars


Jay Bradshaw. My boyfriend's best friend.

He was never supposed to be anything more—until he was.

When my college boyfriend betrayed me and left, breaking my heart, Jay picked a side. He chose me. He stayed, and for the past six years, he's been my rock, my anchor, my compass…

Now we've grown up, finished school, and have careers. Me as a nurse practitioner; Jay as a doctor. He's been everything I needed, but now I want more. I can't stop thinking about him, and I'm done hiding it.

It's time to find out if he wants me, too.


A friend. Not a lover. That's who Mia Waters is to me.

I've tried damn hard to make sure our relationship stays that way. I'm the shoulder she leans on, the last one to talk to her before she goes to sleep at night… And after six years, she means more to me than my own family.

The moment I met her, I wanted her. But she belonged to someone else, so I pushed the need down. I didn't take what I wanted. I'm not that guy. Her happiness meant more.

Until now. Until she asks me a question that shatters our unspoken boundaries. "Have you ever thought about having sex with me?" Six years of keeping her at arm's length, and I can feel myself starting to give in and lose control with her.

I can't let it happen. There are reasons I didn't get close. She hasn't let go of her ex-boyfriend, not really. And she has no idea about the lies I've told her.

What if she finds out about me? What if she finds out who I really am?

And what will she do when I leave?

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User reviews about this book

  • Happy Face

    By IowaCaligirl
    So well written. The characters are well flushed out. The emotions are exquisitely described. The joy in the tension are well-balanced. A GoodRead
  • To Graphic for my taste.

    By AMC1987
    I didn’t realize this was just word porn. Sorry not my style.

    By Iz.O
    The book reminded me so much of Flipped, just an adult version of it. I absolutely loved it! I love getting to see both sides of the spectrum and seeing how both characters feel. It just seems a lot more real to me. So much connection between Mia and Jay, it had me reading till 4am. I wish there was more to their story, I’m sad that I’m done reading it. Definitely recommend it!
  • Well written !

    By ewww....
    Very well written book. I can't wait till the next book by her comes out!
  • Loved this

    By Michelleee75
    This book was great. Struck a lot of chords with me, for many different reasons. Loved the characters, cried a few times, laughed and smiled too. Well worth it.
  • Bend BS

    By paigelikeabook
    Jay and Mia are supposed to be best friends but they don't come off that way at all. For people who've been besties for 6 years they don't seem close & that is a huge problem I had with this book, the lack of chemistry. Adding to their lack of chemistry is that that nearly the entire book Jay is reluctant to be with Mia, it feels forced that they are together. There's way too much inner monologue. It drones on with unimportant information that made this a struggle to finish. The concept was good but poorly executed. Side note: I tried to post a negative review of this book before & it wasn't posted along with other non 4-5 star reviews for other books. What's up with that iTunes? 🤔
  • Bend

    By mego_patricia
    Fantastic read. Loved the humor. Wish there were more books by this author.
  • Bend

    By Solie83
    Great read !
  • Bend

    By NV19
    What a story!
  • Taymarshall4

    By taylormar4
    Loved this book!

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