Monday, May 26, 2014

**Blog Tour - Review & Giveaway!** CUT TOO DEEP by KJ Bell

✦✦ Cut Too Deep ✦✦
by KJ Bell
Release Date:  May 27, 2014


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?



KJ Bell has done it again.  What has she done you ask?  She has written another fabulous story!  I’ve been a fan of this author for a while now.  And after reading Cut Too Deep, it gives me good reason to be.  I thoroughly enjoyed this book!  Every time I read a book written by Ms. Bell, it never fails, I get sucked right in and my whole world revolves around the story and its characters.  Her style of writing flows so smoothly, and before you know it, you’ve read well over 100 pages - love that.

The author does a great job at creating strong characters.  I always feel connected to them, and I can’t help but fall in love with them.  Her characters in past novels have always stuck with me long after I’m done with the book.  And that is exactly how it was with Cut Too Deep.  When I was not reading, I always found myself thinking of Miller & Hadley, wondering what they were going to do next.  I couldn't wait to get back to them.  The passion between these two was so strong and palpable.  I loved watching as their love for each other grew with the letters they exchanged from thousands of miles away.  Not only were the main characters amazing, the secondary ones were equally wonderful – especially Mac.  Miller’s family is quite lovable, too. :)

►Miller Genetti – sexy, powerful, protective, respectful, romantic & caring… I don’t know about you, but his name is enough to give me goose bumps.  He says just the right things at exactly the right times.

**Texts between Miller & Hadley**
H:  You’re different, too.  I’ve never met someone I wanted to try with.  You’re confident strength pulls me in, but scares me at the same time.  The gentle, tender side of you when we write makes me forget I’m afraid.  I think maybe you’ve had your heart broken.  Am I right?
M:  Yes, but before you worry, I’m over her.

H:  If I’m being honest, it bothers me.

M:  I appreciate your honesty, but it was a long time ago.  She was the wrong girl for me.

H:  How do you know?

M:  Because I wouldn’t change for her.

H:  Would you, for me?

M:  Oh, Love.  I already have.  (swoon)

►Hadley – suffered terribly as a little girl, as a teenager, and into her adult life.  She will capture your heart as she struggles to overcome and be the strong woman she’s always wanted to be.

Is there romance in this story? Yes.  Is this story much deeper than a romance?  Definitely.  Is it full of suspense? Twists & turns?  Absolutely!  And the author covers some pretty touchy subjects – physical abuse, sexual abuse, human trafficking – but she she approaches these topics, in my opinion, delicately and with grace. 

This book has parts that will:  

  • bring a tear to your eye 
  • make you happy 
  • have you biting your nails (a lot)
  • have you downright pissed off 
  • and sometimes make you smile or laugh 
This gets FOUR powerful & emotion-packed hearts from me!  Please read this book!




Excerpt 1

“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.

Excerpt 2

Dear Ms. Walker,

I know exactly who you are. You’re the beautiful and intriguing young woman who shakes like a leaf when I get near you, but watches me with heated intensity every morning when I arrive to work as though you would like to undress me.

I’m pleased to learn the little voice in your head won out and you decided to mail your letter. Perhaps with distance between us, I won’t intimidate you, and we can get to know each other properly. I would very much like to know more about you.

I am receiving many letters, but let me put your mind at ease. I’m not opening any of them. I’m not interested in words from strangers that are obviously looking for ten tiny minutes of fame. Yours, however, spiked my curiosity. I wasn’t sure if it was the same Hadley Walker that brightens my mornings until I smelled the delicate perfume on the outside of the envelope, and knew with certainty it was you.
You would like to know what I miss the most about home. I’m a man. Your answer, Ms. Walker, is sex. I’m accustomed to having a woman in my bed. There are no women here, and it’s lonely. Would you be willing to keep me company? Fucking through words can be very erotic. Chances are, you squirmed in your seat, shocked by what I’ve written. Your panties are wet, and you’re reading the above sentence over again. Perhaps you’re cursing me, but it won’t stop you from reading on. You said you’re drawn to me, and I am rather enamored with you as well. There is nothing for you to be “curious” about. It’s purely sexual attraction that draws you to me and me to you. I’ve wanted to have you since the first time I saw you watching me. The other morning when your big doe eyes peered up at me, and you knew I’d caught you, I wanted to drag you into the elevator and fuck you until you screamed my name so loud, the entire building heard you. I’ve thought about nothing else since. I saw in your eyes that you wanted me to make you come right there in the building lobby. I’m hard thinking about it.

What do you say, Ms. Walker, would you care to have letter sex with me? When I’m free of this shit hole, I promise to deliver the real thing, and then you can determine if I’m still mesmerizing.

Miller Genetti


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.

Instagram: kjbell_author


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