Sunday, May 25, 2014

Cut Too Deep by KJ Bell

A woman traumatized by her past, beaten, battered, and unwilling to trust.

A man held captive by his greatest failure, lost, and self-destructive.

Letters that unexpectedly bind them together.

Is their bond strong enough to survive each other?

As a web of deceit is revealed, will they be able to determine what’s real, and what’s worth fighting for? Or will they crumble under the weight of secrets that cut too deep?

Can Miller forgive himself and move beyond his fear of failing the one he loves?

Can Hadley accept the love she desperately wants but doesn’t believe she deserves?

Release Date May 27th

4.5  stars

That synopsis grabbed my attention and I knew this book would be something I would love. It even ended up surprising me and I love when that happens. 

So Hadley works in a building where she comes across a very good looking man. Her past makes her afraid to approach him though so she just watches him from afar, for years. Until one day she slips up and he talks to her. The excerpt I have below is from her first encounter with Miller, so make sure you read that!

So Hadley doesn't realize but Miller has watched her watching him as well. He knows there is something keeping her away, so he waits patiently for her to be the one to come to him. He doesn't want to spook her.

Then the un-thinkable happens. He is being held in Thailand by a group of people for something he has and refuses to give up. It is broadcasted on TV and they ask that people write to Miller to help make his captivity better. So Hadley writes him a letter that she has no intention on sending. However, somehow that letter disappears and a couple days later she gets a response from Miller. But in that letter, he propositions her for letter sex. Hadley is repulsed and writes him to let him know he is a pig.

This is where we start to get pieces of the puzzle about Hadley's past. And we see that Hadley and Miller are connected by their pasts. Through letters and text messages, they fall slowly in love with each other. 

This beautifully written story is one that will stick with me for a long time. It's so different from what I've read in the past and it's so refreshing to have a story that's fresh and new. KJ Bell knows how to weave a very intracate web full of twists and turns that I did not see coming at all!  

“Miss, are you coming?” Miller asked.

Hadley dragged her gaze from his neatly pressed trousers, stopping at his rugged and handsome face. Miller’s come-hither smile suggested he could make all of her fantasies come true. Not that she would ask him to.

She sought out the jagged scar that started in the middle of his chin and disappeared under his sharp jaw. It intrigued her. She had a similar one on her right cheek, faded and usually covered with foundation. His, thicker and more prominent, reflected a whisper of imperfection on an otherwise perfect male specimen. Only the stubble that typically shadowed his chin, hinted it bothered him. Hadley often wondered how he got it, but dared not ask. In truth, Hadley dared not speak to him, period.

“Miss,” Miller repeated, “are you coming?”

Am I coming?

Of course, Miller meant into the elevator with him, but Hadley interpreted it with an alternate meaning. His question rang out literally—the way Hadley dreamt about the previous night, Miller making her come until she begged him to make love to her. Her trembling thighs had woken her from the tantalizing dream.


About the Author

K J Bell currently lives in California with her husband and three children. As a mother of three, when she’s not writing, she’s usually carting one of her children to their various activities.
She enjoys reading, and music, and is equally addicted to both.
Writing is a passion she simply can’t live without.
She loves hearing from her readers and can be found on various social media sites

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