Title: A Thousand Cuts
Series: Cell Block C
Author: Melissa Toppen
Genre: Contemporary (ex-con) Romance
Release Date: February 4, 2020
I used to believe in fairy tales.
But then I grew up and I realized that life isn’t like the books I once loved so much.
There are no princes riding in on their white horses.
No magic wands or fairy god mothers.
And no happily ever afters.
Ryland Thorpe taught me the hard way that good doesn’t always win and sometimes the people we trust the most are the ones that can hurt us the deepest.
At fifteen, my world began and ended with him.
He was my older brother’s best friend.
He was my protector.
He was the boy I had loved since I was old enough to understand what loving someone meant.
And he was a liar…
It’s been five years since I’ve seen him.
Five long years and the memory of him still haunts me like it was yesterday.
Only he’s not just a memory anymore.
Prison has hardened him, changed him, altered him in ways I never expected. But beneath it all I can still see a glimmer of the boy I used to love.
When lies are exposed and secrets are revealed, I find myself questioning everything I thought I knew.
They say the first cut is the deepest.
They were wrong…
Julia’s 🎩🎩🎩🎩🎩 hat review:
A Thousand Cuts is an emotional read with so much love its bursting from the pages! Not only did we get to see Ainsley and Ryland fall in love but we also got to see the love between Ainsley and her brother, as well as seeing her brother fall in love.
Ainsley is determined. I loved her spirit and her determination. She wants to make life better, so she’s working and going to college. But she’s always missed her brothers best friend. Ryland. Ryland has this soft and sweet side to him they’d you’d never expect. He’s so noble and such a gentleman. He’s honestly a big teddy bear.
While the story was pretty predictable, I still enjoyed it. Love and hate are a fine line. Watching that hate turn to steamy love was beautiful.