hate to love him, finally gives us more of brady davis, all around good guy and friend to the other leads residing in kendrick place. he's a mechanic who owns his own garage and is looking to expand to detailing luxury vehicles. he's also got a chip on his shoulder and his initial impressions and interactions with mia kendrick bring out his resentment full bore. also he's crazy attracted to her and doesn't want to admit it.
and while mia does come from a wealthy family and has had every privilege in the world at her fingertips, she's also not a snob. she doesn't believe she is entitled and doesn't act like it either. while she hasn't been on her best behavior with brady, she can't explain why he gets her back up every time they are in a room together. mia is also a businesswoman under pressure to prove herself to her brother and father in an impossible situation.
as brady and mia spend time together not arguing, they realize that the simmering attraction has the potential to be something real. but mia is keeping something big from brady. something that affects him personally and that if it weren't for the nda she signed she would reveal to him in a heartbeat. when brady stumbles across the truth there is anger and hurt to go around. because brady still has that chip. and it's a little easier to believe something you've always carried with you, than someone new.
but all mia needs is a little faith. she needs brady to trust that she will make everything right for him. because she cares deeply about him and about kendrick place. it's more than just her heritage, it's her home, it's the community of people who have become her friends. kendrick place is something worth preserving and she will do her best to make it happen. for the family of friends she's chosen at kendrick place, for herself, but also for brady.
**hate to love him will publish on july 17, 2017. i received an advance reader copy courtesy of netgalley/entangled publishing (bliss) in exchange for my honest review.