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Love, Cutter

3.94  ·  Rating details ·  31 ratings  ·  24 reviews
After an attempted suicide Carter finds himself in a coma. He is able to hear the world around him, yet he can't move. What he hears propels Carter to begin to see life in a new way, especially when one of his nurses, Kinley, shares parts of her tragic past with him. Soon, Carter realizes he is falling in love with her.

Months after being transferred from the hospital, to a
Paperback, 334 pages
Published August 28th 2018 by RopeSwing Press
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Paula  Phillips
Dec 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
Carter has had enough of his life and feels that he doesn't fit in and that he has no way out and if he left then everybody would be fine and get on with their lives. He commits suicide and is rushed to the hospital where he lays in a coma. Little does the outside world know that while in his coma Carter can hear. While in his coma, Carter starts to familiarise himself with the people surrounding him by their voices. One of those, in particular, is Kinley who works as a nurse in the hospital. Sh ...more
Nicole (TheBookWormDrinketh)
“Nobody just wakes up and says, “Today is a good day to kill myself.” Some people, maybe even you, are thinking, ‘Yes, actually, people do that. They must, or why else would that day be the day they did it?’ But you are missing the one word in my statement that matters most, just.”

At first, I thought I wasn’t going to like this book. Carter, in his vegetative state is able to hear those around him, and he just seemed so bitter I thought I was going to be annoyed by it… then a few chapters in I w
"I didn't say I would never want to, I don't know that. I said I would never try to again. That's the difference. "

I am a 3 time suicide survivor and this book had so many things that made me feel not alone. A reader doesn't need to connect with every character they come across, but when they do the story can touch them deeper. I gave Carter and Kinley my compassion and they gave me hope. So appreciative to Michelle Jester for writing this and Netgalley and RopeSwing Press for an opportunity to
Laura Hampton
This is the second book that I have read by Michelle Jester, it is also the second book that she has written. The title alone is what grabbed my attention and then reading the blurb had me hooked. I had pretty high expectations for this book as her first one was a great read. Love, Cutter fell a little flat for me. I think I expected more romance than I got from this and less of a YA feeling. The characters definitely grabbed my attention and drummed up plenty of emotion on my part. The storylin ...more
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I received an eARC from the author in exchange for an honest review.

3.5 Stars!

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This story had an interesting take and kept me turning the pages as Carter and Kinley’s story played out. Though I had some issues with the writing and some of the story/character moments, I enjoyed it for the most part. It was thought-provoking, sweet, emotional at times and delved into some tough, real-life issue.

I liked it.

Carter d
Kim Owens
Oct 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
Wow! What a story! I had no idea what I was getting into, but I was not expecting to go on such a roller coaster of emotion.
Carter, seeing no other way through his pain, attempts to take his life, and ends up in a coma. Kinley, assigned to him as his nurse, spends time each day talking and reading to him. What she doesn’t know is that through it all, Carter can hear her.
Over the course of Carter’s time in the hospital, a connection is formed, though Carter has never seen or spoken to Kinley. O
Sep 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: contemporary, romance
Received from Xpresso Book Tours

Carter is in coma, after trying to kill himself. To the outside world he is unresponsive, but on the inside he is awake. He can think and hear what is going on around him. Through conversation around him and his story slowly reveal itself. He is in a very dark place in the start of the story. Stuck in his own head, it's like blessing in disguise for him-without being able to talk or run away, he gets to observe his family through their conversations and can reflec
Feb 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I really loved this book it was so good it was the best teary jerking book I have read in a long while. I loved the characters especially Carter and Kinsley I really loved how she talked to him while he was in the coma and I really liked their relationship after they met while he was awake. On the other characters Carter's family and the rest of the characters they were all well written I liked all of them very much. I really loved the plot how while Carter in a coma he can still hear everything ...more
Mack Black
Sep 12, 2018 rated it liked it
I don't really have anything to say except that this wasn't the book for me. It wasn't the subject matter, which is hard to read, as it deals with attempted suicide and depression, but more because I couldn't get on with the writing style.
It seemed like Carter (Cutter? I don't get that) was young and immature, but he was actually college age. Some of the things he said in his thoughts while in his coma, it didn't fit with the age. I really couldn't connect with any of the characters at all. I m
Claire Cronin
Oct 13, 2018 rated it liked it
So this is a bit of a mixed review for me - I liked the premise of the story, it was interesting and different and kept me turning those pages. There are a lot of issues dealt with in the story, which the author handled really well, but I think maybe there were just too many issues? The style of the writing didn't do much for me though, but the story itself was thought provoking at times dealing with such difficult issues as suicide, depression and self harm. It was also quite emotional in place ...more
Emma Louise
Sep 19, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc
This is one of those reviews I know I will struggle to formulate into words because my thoughts and feelings to this story are so mixed. That being said I’m going to divide and conquer.
What I liked: Love, Cutter covers many important issues like suicide, depression, self harm, trauma, prejudice – the list goes on. Truly there were so many social issues addressed and I commend anyone brave enough to tackle such things. Was there potentially too many issues addressed in one story – possibly, but
Sunny Shelly Reads
This book wasn't an easy one to read in the sense that it deals with some heavy topics: Depression, self-harm, suicide, prejudice and self-image. Carter has some major demons that he is fighting, and it all leads him to a suicide attempt. Except that he ends up in a coma where he can hear the conversations of those around him. But it's not only his family that he's listening to. Carter begins to fall for the sweet nurse, Kinley, taking care of him. So when he awakens from his coma, he sets out t ...more
So, I thought this book was YA the entire time. It seems immature for an adult read, but I didn’t deduct a star for it being (imo) classified incorrectly. I have one major complaint about the book itself and that was the Christian thing being approached as if Christians have a hard time selling books. Uh, this is abt one of the most ridiculous claims ever made. A book that brings up white privilege but wants people to think there’s not a Christian privilege as well is ridiculous. Especially when ...more
Sep 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
This book is full of potential and I felt like the handling of the issues of attempted suicide, trauma, and self harm were handled fairly well. I liked the characters but Carter and Kinley both felt rather immature. Carter was college aged but really seemed like a high-schooler and Kinley certainly felt too immature to be nurse. I did enjoy the connection between the two characters. I especially enjoyed Carter's search for Kinley and how he was connecting with the people that were a part of her ...more
Nov 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is a breathtaking read throughout. The emotions just pour out of every page and the storyline keeps you glued until the very end.

Carter and Kinley are superb characters who are extremely relatable to so many readers on so many levels.

The author did a fantastic job of portraying every possible emotion from each character in a very unique way. 

I loved how the characters meet one another and love how this story portrays hope when there feels like there isn't any left. The circumstances the two
Nancy (The Avid Reader)
Love, Cutter tells the story of one young man who attempted suicide and ended up in a coma. While he was in a coma his mother, father, brother, sister, best friend, a nurse among others would come to visit Carter and talk to him what they didn’t know was that he could hear what they were saying.

Carter had a lot of time to think while he was in a coma about his life and what he did. After listening to his parents talk he come to realize that what he thought about them was not exactly correct. Ca
Alicia Harrietha
Oct 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
Love, Cutter by Michelle Jester is the first book I have read by this author and I was pleasantly surprised. The story line was one that most people find difficult to read but I found it written in such a way that you can relate yet it not consume the whole story.

Carter was a man that appeared to have it all yet he was hurting and no one knew. Until the day he attempted to take his own life he was bitter and cold, he needed a change. When his failed attempt put him in a coma, he found a new out
Kelly-Jo Sweeney
Oct 06, 2018 rated it liked it
This was quite an interesting idea. Carter is in a coma and Kinley is his nurse. She talks to him and he gradually falls in love with her and learns more about his family and starts to deal with the problems in his life. Kinley has issues herself but finds herself drawn to Carter, as she learns about him from his family.

There were a lot of big issues dealt with in this book and it was a read that held my attention. Unfortunately, it didn't quite live up to the promise of its premise for me. It w
Oct 07, 2018 rated it liked it
This story had so much potential because it gave a different perspective on such a tough subject, unfortunately, the writing style over powered the story and it was hard to really "like". ...more
Amazeballs Book Addicts
Oct 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
Love, Cutter is an interesting read. It's different from the usually type of book I read. It deals with tough issues of depression and suicide. Carte is struggling with depression and suicide. Carter is struggling with his demons. Kinley is a nurse assigned to Carter. She spend time with him everyday. I very liked her. This one can be tough to read at points because it touches some tough issues. I really like the progression Carter's makes in the story, seeing his growth really made the story fo ...more
Oct 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Let me begin by saying that this story made me laugh out loud and ugly cry. I wasn’t sure what lay in store for me when I began reading Love, Cutter - but wow, it was just so much better than I could have ever imagined it to be!

There is so much emotion throughout and life lessons and just..I mean I find myself struggling to really give this book the justice it deserves. Love, Cutter is truly a book about second chances. Not just second chances but also learning to look within and accept yourself
C.C. Hrivnak
Jan 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
*I received an ARC copy via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not effect my review whatsoever*

Carter is battling his own demons of depression by trying to be who his family expects him to be, regardless of how he feels. His inner darkness takes the wheel and attempts suicide. He survives, thankfully, however, spends a good portion of the book in a coma. While asleep, he witnesses his families cries of sorrow, apologies, hopes for a better future together – but only one voice
Valerie - Cats Luv Coffee
Love, Cutter was an enjoyable read. It was very unique with Carter in a coma for a lot of the book. I liked it because it gave the other characters their moment to be truthful with themselves and with Carter. I thought it was great how Carter came out changed and wanting to do better, but still knowing that he wouldn't be perfect all the time.

While I enjoyed the relationship between Carter and Kinley, they both felt immature to me. It felt more like a YA read than anything. Michelle Jester has
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