Author: T.A. Anderson
Release Date: 7 July 2013
Setting off on her dream of culinary school, Ande finds herself knocked senseless by her incredibly sexy Chef Instructor, Daniel, who also happens to have the brains and heart to match.With her plan to keep herself from repeating history, she attempts to deny what could possibly break her. Ande finds out she is not the only one with a torrid past when a bright light is shed on Daniel’s former years.
When ghosts from her past find her in the middle of her trek through culinary school and an impending relationship with Daniel, her life takes a disastrous turn. She must find the strength to push through school alongside a man that drives her wild with lust, all while trying to figure out her relationship with a stranger from years before.With help from her friends, and a tad bit of alcohol, Ande navigates her way through the pitfalls of falling in love, being broken hearted and making lasting friendships.
An amusing love story filled with steamy sex, heartache, and surprises at every turn.
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Wow, what to say...this was such a rollercoaster, in the truest sense of the word- it was up and down, then I'd be thrown to the side, and then a loop-de-loop...not sure that's a real word, but you get the picture. There were twists and turns aplenty and I really enjoyed how unpredictable the story was, even if it messed with my emotions majorly!
Ande is trying to bury her painful past and achieve her dreams when she's finally accepted to a prestigious culinary school. She's so utterly relatable, I think that's her real charm. She makes mistakes, she drinks a bit too much, and she has such a great, sarcastic sense of humour. Although when there's an issue between her and Daniel, she does have tendency to not listen, cry/shout and run away without sorting anything out. It got a little frustrating, even when it was more understandable and he was being a total idiot.
Daniel is handsome, intelligent, kind and damn good in the bedroom...but he's hiding secrets. He repeatedly lets his past come between him and Ande, and it broke my heart a little bit every time he did it. Ande has such problems trusting people, and he gives her no real reason to trust him. I wanted to bash him over the head with my kindle in the last third of the book, he was just being an ass and I still don't really know why!
Blake was a very interesting character. At first he's the scumball ex-husband who shattered Ande's heart. But then we actually meet him....and he's different. It's not really noticeable at first, but as he opens himself up to Ande, we get to see the real Blake for the first time, and so does Ande. And I really, really like the real Blake....can I have him??
The rest of the characters are rather fabulous, and provide such a wonderful support system. They're awesome friends, and are always there for her. It was really impressive how developed the secondary characters were, they all had their own fantabulous personalities, and I definitely felt like I knew them and they could be my friends!
This book was packed with drama! Poor Ande, I would have keeled over if I had to deal with everything she did. As soon as something good happened and things settle down...BAM. Something happens to throw everything out of whack again. I loved how Ande acknowledges how crazy the drama is in her life, it makes it seem more amusing and realistic.
I found the first half of the book a bit slower, but as the plot thickened, I devoured the second half of it. I couldn't put it down, and I'm pretty sure I literally howled in disappointment when it finished...yeah....
I've been left with confused emotions, and I'm not sure what will come in the sequel, The Deepest Cut, but I know that I really, really want to read it! This was filled with pain, heartbreak, laughter, love and raunchy scenes that will satisfy the foodie in you ;). Seriously, go grab a copy.
*I received a review copy from the author for a blog tour. Thank you!
About the Author
I reside in Sunny Southern California. I recently self published my first novel, Cutting Deep. I wrote this during a quarter life crisis, and never dreamed it would ever be finished or actually published. I would say I have the worst sense of humor out of anyone I know, except my friends. I find things funny that others may find not so funny, but I cant help myself. I try to find the humor in everything in life. I’m addicted to tattoo’s and I’m not sure I know one person in my massive family that does not have a tattoo. Crazy Right?
I will leave you with this quote “Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing” -Ben Franklin.
I truly believe that every person is capable of doing great things. If you told me a year ago I would be self publishing my first novel I would have slapped you and called you crazy. But that is the point. We never think we are capable until we do the unthinkable.
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