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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 t
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Paperback, 1, 504 pages
Published July 23rd 2014 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (first published May 25th 2014)
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Nic
Oct 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, favorites, beta
5++++ INCREDIBLE Stars! And yes, I'm using shouty capitals!!! I promise this is one read you won't want to miss out on!

I was lucky enough to read this book in its early stages and instantly fell in love with its original storyline and brilliant characters. KJ Bell's writing has amazing flow and I was sucked in from the get go, I needed to know where the story was going. I thoroughly enjoyed the fact that Ms. Bell surprised me at every single turn, I had no idea what she was going to hit me with
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So, I Read This Book Today
May 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Too many young women suffer the horrors of Rape, Incest and Abuse - and MEN suffer these same horrors. Please help fund The Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) with your purchase of Cut Too Deep. Thank you!
As a firm believer that more needs to be done to prevent sexual assault as well as bring offenders to justice, KJ Bell is donating a percentage of week one sales for Cut Too Deep to rainn.org. RAINN The Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) is an American anti-sexual assault
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Kindle Crack Book Reviews Cheri
Title: Cut Too Deep
Author: K.J. Bell
Release Date: May 27, 2014
Rating: 4.00 – 4.50 stars – really good!!!
Cliffhanger: No/Standalone
Spoiler-free Review

Hadley is a women with a past full of violence and dysfunction. Her abusive father kills her mother, and she kills her dad in self-defense. Her life went from bad to
worse. Hadley is placed in custody as a ward of the state since no other family wanted to take her in. Her guardian turns out to be an abusive child molester who brutally attacks her. Ha
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Reanell Tisdale
May 19, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, angst-filled
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 b
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Becca
Apr 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing
What an amazing story of survival. I absolutely loved this story and let me just say one word...MILLER!

This book had twists and turns that kept me glued to the page and every time I had to put the book down (damn those kids for needing to eat) I was rushing back to see what happened next.

Highly recommend this book!
Jennifer Wolfel
Apr 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Full review to come... This is one of those books I wish I could unread to experience all over again for the first time. I'm seriously still absorbing it. Review to come soon. ...more
K3
Oct 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing
K.J Bell is BRILLIANT! One of my TOP FAVORITE READS of 2014!!!
Have you ever read a book that just stays with you? This is definitely one of those books. My fear is that my review won’t do this story any justice.
Hadley hated her memories, but most days, they were the only reminder she was still alive
Hadley is a survivor. Not only is survivior but she has somewhat defied the odds of how she ended up. Most girls who go through what she has gone through become, hookers, druggies, or end up in jail
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Desiree Gorman - A Love Affair With Books
As a blogger, cultivating relationships with authors, fellow bloggers and even our followers is an absolute must. And as many authors as I have met, there are only few that I would consider friends. KJ Bell has been one of those authors since go. I have admired her work, every since sentence and the emotions she has stirred in me with each novel.


I have to admit, I read so many books that sometimes characters get lost in the shuffle. Every one of KJ's characters have meant something to me. I eag
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Aisha
May 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing
this was such a captivating heart wrenching story! there are few books where when I'm done I think I need a sequel. this had a great ending and it fulfilled everything,I just want more more of their future ya know.please please consider writing more even if it's just a novella! Top 5 fav books ever!!! ...more
Jess-i-ca ~Sometimes a Gif Witch~
Maybe I'll eventually come back to this one....Struggling with too much internal dialogue. ...more
Farah
Jul 01, 2014 rated it liked it
DNF 40%
The writing isn't my style! Pissed me off!
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Jennifer
Jun 19, 2013 rated it really liked it
Cut Too Deep
By KJ Bell

Synopsis: 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 fea
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D
Aug 15, 2013 rated it really liked it
I can't get enough of Miller!!!! Finding love in an unlikely and unexpected place.
I love when I can get lost in a book that doesn't have the cookie cutter book boy with the cookie cutter sex scenes and the cookie cutter HEA.
KJ Bells's CUT TOO DEEP had me turning the page from the very first chapter. The initial relationship between Miller and Hadley developed over letters. Although the physical attraction may have already been there, the emotional connection between the two became the foundatio
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Margreet Asselbergs
DNF

I rarely not finish a book, and can count the times this has happened on one hand. I had my reasons. I started reading this book twice, with a two week break, and took it right from the top my second time around, thinking it might have been my mood that affected me negatively the first time. But I found myself irritated by the same things once again and there wasn't enough for me in the characters or the story to keep me sufficientlly engaged.

I felt bad, as I always do, because the promise
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Purpinkrose
This book intrigued me from the blurb. I read it from start to finish in one day. I loved everything about it. The Characters, the plot, the pace. Everything was just right.

This book can be upsetting if you don't like hearing about child abuse. Its a bit violent in parts but in context with the story. Its full of angst, suspense, violence and emotional moments.

Hadley is a woman who has survived her past. And what a past she had. after witnessing a murder that she had to defend herself in, then
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Amazeballs Book Addicts
May 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing
If you are looking for a fluffy, sweet, easy read, this is not the book for you. However, I strongly suggest everyone put this book on their TBR list right now!! I started out not really into the book. I mean there was nothing wrong with it, I just thought oh it's gonna be an ok book. Man, was I WRONG!!! This book is amazing!! Hadley is written as a true survivor who has experienced more abuse and heartache than any one person should ever experience. She starts out being very closed off, doesn't ...more
Rumpled Sheets Blog
Mar 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: review
Poignant‚ heartfelt and engrossing novel.

Cut Too Deep is a riveting tale about a young broken and traumatized woman who has a hard time to move forward and learn to live again. A young woman who has to discover that she is worth loving‚ that she deserves love and happiness and that she is strong. And a tale about a man with his own demons and secrets that haunt him. A man who will also discover the healing power of love. A tale about two flawed souls destined to be together.

Hadley and Miller´s j
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Pamela
Apr 07, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle, reviewed
While I liked the story, I didn't love it. Same can be said about the characters. There wasn't anything about them that excited me. There was chemistry between Hadley and Miller, but not enough that would have firecrackers going off. There are a couple of scenes where the couple have sex, but if you're looking for anything descriptive you won't find it here. I did think the story dragged on a bit as it felt longer 417 pages. I love reading novels with several POV's. The issue here is that the PO ...more
Vicki
Apr 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This is a fabulous story about overcoming your past and finding happiness. And really, how could you not with Miller's attention? Hadley is an inspiring heroine who is getting on with her life after an unspeakable childhood (the stats in the back of the book are scary and mind boggling). As their mutual attraction heats up through love letters and texts, I fell in love with Miller right along with her. Yum. An emotional roller coaster in the best way possible! Loved it! ...more
Melisa
Mar 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Woah did not expect this story to be so good!! Really thought it was gonna be some depressing story! Kj Bell is brilliant the story lines are awesome!! Loved Miller and Hadley!
Letícia
Jun 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing
One word from me : AMAZING!!!!

What are you waiting for GO ...... Buy it and read it NOW!!!
Xx
Donna Lupley
May 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing
WOW! So many thoughts. I don’t even know where to begin. Review to come soon!
Tricia
May 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This book was incredible.

Kimberley-May McGurdy
Jun 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Cut Too Deep

5 Cut Too DeepStars

Author: K.J. Bell

You get introduced to Hadley first in this book.

Hadley is traumatized by her past, she has been beaten, battered and is unwilling to trust anyone but herself, can she overcome her fear and learn to love and trust someone other then herself?

Hadley works for a design company but she hides her potential within herself and corrects other peoples work.

Here you get introduced to Mac, while Hadley doesn't have many friends, Mac has managed to worm his wa
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Valerie H
Mar 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Interesting how the writer would write on every characters pov within the same chapters. I enjoyed it.
Sheila Coble
Apr 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Heart warming

This is an amazing read, not completely like her normal book but very much worth the read... keep writing so I can keep reading ❤️❤️❤️
❀ Crystal ✿ -  PEACE ☮ LOVE ♥ BOOKS
4 Love Letter Stars
Copy Provided by Author for Honest Review

Hadley has the world’s biggest crush on Miller Genetti, then again, who doesn’t? The best and brightest part of her day is when he she catches a glimpse of the CEO hottie. Like a stalker, Hadley can’t get enough. But Hadley has never said a word to Miller and she never plans to. Sometimes fate has other plans.

After a scary debacle in Thailand, Miller is detained by authorities and Hadley is more than worried she’s lost her chance to ge
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Lori R.
Mar 03, 2014 rated it really liked it
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 au
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Angela Goodrich
In short, Hadley has had a crap life. She lived with an emotionally and physically abusive father who targeted both her and her mother until a tragic night when, at the age of eight, she found herself thrust into a foster care system that placed her in homes that perpetuated and worsened the cycle of abuse. While not all of the placements were in unhealthy environments, the nice homes were overshadowed by an abusive court-appointed guardian who used his position of authority to force her into a ...more
Sarah - Books to Breathe
Jun 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I’ll admit it; I almost stopped reading this book. Not because it was bad per se, but it just couldn’t hold my attention for very long. I am here to say that I’m glad I stuck with it and have never been so glad to be so wrong. This review will be unlike most of my others in that you won’t see any quotes I’ve highlighted. Sometimes, rarely, I read books and just enjoy them for what they are; a journey. There were no profound speeches, nothing I could think to make graphics out of; I just simply e ...more
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