Title: Cut Too Deep
Author: KJ Bell
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
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.
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.
Where do you go when you have hit bottom and life is bleak? There is only one way... nowhere but up and out of misery. But in the meantime, while you are gathering your strength, or trying to heal so you can find your strength, you are stuck looking for a way out. Until you find love and it inspires you to find your way out of this mire.
Hadley is such a survivor. She has battled guilt, depression, foster homes, abuse since she was eight years young. With no family to care for her, her life has been lived in dark shadows, submitting to the inevitable horrors of a life ruled by a perverse guardian.
One individual in her life, the policeman that was in charge of her parents homicide, is the ray of hope. Unable to do more, Don (the policeman) has guided her to a therapist who for years now has been trying to help her find her way out of this misery.
Our story is about Hadley's survival as she finds inspiration and strength to pursue her dreams and independence. It is also the story of a fated romance and forgotten memories that give her the strength to grow and blossom into the woman she was meant to be. Miller, Hadley's love interest, proves to be the inspiration for Hadley. Their love affair is tender, passionate and full of the love Hadley has been craving. He shows her the possibilities of a life full of family, love and a way to fulfill her dreams.
Written from Hadley and Miller's POV, we learn the truth of Hadley's parents homicide. With all the rawness of the white slave trade of young women, our author walks us through the perversity of some men with pedophile urges and what they will do in order to feed their addiction.
This book turned out to be intriguing, thrilling, and most of all entertaining.
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.