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“Are you his willingly?” Jackson demands, his blue eyes as dark as the clouds above our heads. “Tell me. Are you?”

Jackson Vale. My boss’s rival and the man I’ve thought far too much about since we were introduced last week.

Of all the - “I’m not his,” I sputter indignantly. “I’m just his employee. He doesn’t own me.”

And for some reason this sets off a flare of intensity and...satisfaction? in Jackson’s expression. That’s it, I officially give up trying to understand any of this.

But then Jackson leans over and speaks so softly in my ear I can barely hear it above the falling rain. 

“If you belonged to me, Miss Cruise, you wouldn’t look so disgusted. True ownership goes both ways. I would own you, but you’d own me, too. A concept I’m sorry to say Bryce Gentry’s never understood.”

My breath hitches and I pull back from the intimacy of his voice on my ear, only to get lost in the dark blue of his eyes. 

“Let me go,” I whisper.

He does, but before he turns to go, those brooding eyes pierce me one last time. “I’ll be seeing you again soon.”

And then he turns and is gone into the rain-soaked street, leaving me behind, breathless and confused.

Warning: Contains triggers and dark themes which may be distressing to some listeners.

This book is a dark romance with no cheating. It is the first book in the Cut So Seep duet.

©2018 Stasia Black (P)2019 Stasia Black

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A dark story

Those who enjoy dark stories, this is definitely for you. It's not for the faint of heart. There is no HEA. It's book 1 of a trilogy. The writing was done well, the characters were not flat, and the narration was really good. 🎧AudiobookObsessionReviewer

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  • AJ
  • 29-10-20

Ok But!!

The internal monologue from the main character is very long winded and boring and could be reduced by half and as a woman I would never let a boss do to me what Callie’s boss does to her. I get she’s trying to keep her head above water plus the fear of losing her son to his dead beat father but come on she could get him done for sexual harassment. (Moan over lol) I really enjoy books with more character interaction and this book just doesn’t have that. Also beware the main character Callie deals with sexual abuse so if this a trigger for you don’t listen to it.

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painful to listen too

this would have been a good book,but hated the way it was narrated didn't finish

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Dark and twisted

This one is very dark and gritty, enjoyably so. It also gale you on an absolute journey of twists and turns. Can’t wait to listen to the next one

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🎧Review for Audiobook Obsession 🎧

Stasia definitely knows how to write a dark, gritty, intense story of how someone who is in dire straights can be used, controlled and manipulated to their will. When trust doesn’t come easy, sense of worth has diminished and the reason, purpose to live has been torn from your life. Lacy & Scott really made this story come to life. 🎧 Reviewed for Audiobook Obsession 🎧

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Not sure

Narration was reasonably OK, but I'm not sure about the story. I liked the idea of the storyline, however the main character Callie just didn't appeal to me. She just seemed to stumble into so many terrible situations whilst proclaiming her independence and strength, with stubborn pride sabotaging herself. I get the need to fight back, but she could have fought better. She has a sad backstory which should have been emotive, but somehow didn't inspire these emotions in me. Jackson was the one positive that she could have used to help her, but didn't. I am going to listen to the next book, because I want to see this go somewhere positive.

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Great book!

The start of this series was absolutely superb. I loved all three main characters, especially Jackson. Callie is a great character who is strong and sassy and deserves a lot more than life has dealt her. Gentry is the real bad guy who eventually breaks her and she then rejects Jackson. I have already purchased the next book as I can't wait to find out what happens in the concluding book. The narration in this book is superb, her voice is great. close your eyes and listen to this book you won't be disappointed.

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Cut So Deep

Cut So Deep wasn't quite what I was expecting it to be. When it started out, I thought it was going to be about a hot and kinky office romance between a boss and his personal assistant but then it went in another direction and was about a custody battle and then it got twisted and went pretty dark. It's a good start to what I expect will be an intense series. I'm looking forward to listening to the next book in this trilogy. Lacy Laurel did a great job bringing this story to life. Scott Rider did well in Epilogue II which was all he was in, but I expect we'll hear a lot more of him in Break So Soft. 🎧AudiobookObsessionReviewer

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This Book is Dark!

Wow, this book was dark and intense it really takes you through it. I could not stop listening I cant wait to listen to book 2 🎧AudiobookObsession

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Cut so deep.

This is a dark, rough, and emotional listen/read. Its the first in the trilogy so you don’t quite get your HEA yet. Although this is not my normal style book i would def read the next books to see how it ends. The performance by Scott Rider and Lacy Laurel was incredible. #AudiobookObsessionReviewer 🎧AudioBookObsession

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  • Bette
  • 01-12-19

Terrific Story & Narration🎧 Dark & Intense!

Wow, this book blew my mind, it is well written and well told. Stasia Black takes you out of your comfort zone with this intense and dark story. This not a feel good type of story, it is the opposite of that, yet I could not put it down, I had to know what was going to happen next. The characters are complex and well developed, I had a love/hate relationship with the lead female Calliope “Callie” Cruise, she had a lot of great attributes, she was smart, strong, but she also had her weaknesses, mainly her insecurities which caused her to make poor decisions at times. She has had terrible experiences with men and history has a way of repeating itself. She pushes away the best thing to walk in to her life away, Jackson Vale, my favorite character in the book. I am looking forward to learn more about him in the next book, I am hoping he gets what he wants. Then there is Callie’s boss Bryce Gentry, a twisted man who is manipulative and evil. He is a man of power, does and gets what he wants. Stasia Black, thank you for this terrific story, I am looking forward to what happens next, I am rooting for Callie and Jackson. I listened to the Audible edition, Lacy Laurel and Scott Rider are fantastic narrators and voice artists. The characters are brought to life, each given their own voice and personality. Lacy’s portrayal of Callie was spot on, she captured all her emotions and projected them into her performance, great job covering the rest of he characters as well. Scott portrayal of Jackson was spot on, you could hear how much heart he put into it. Each are entertaining storytellers and a pleasure to listen to. Thank you for this terrific listen🎧 Thank you @AudiobookObsession 🎧AudiobookObsessionReviewer

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  • Megan Wells
  • 02-12-19

Dark story with very broken characters

This book was dark! You know how sometimes dark doesn’t always mean daaaark but this book was. Callie is a single mother fighting for custody of her son. She doesn’t have the money to get a good lawyer, so she takes a job where she knows she’s going to have to do some things she doesn’t want to. It all kind of tailspin’s from there. She realizes she is in way over her head with her crazy boss. There are triggers in here. Quite a few actually so take that warning seriously. #audiobookobsessionreviewer

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  • Sara
  • 30-04-20

This Bitch!

SPOILERS: Airheaded, ditzy, horrible life choices, repeatedly. whiney, again, repeatedly. Learns the hard way EVERY time. She literally gets naked with a bunch of old men voluntarily, with dangerous men, then tries to be the damsel in distress..gets raped. Is surprised! Then she thinks: Hmm maybe I should have walked away. Not the first time this has happened to her, she's an abuse victim from an early age but STILL trusts them. Gets gang raped. I can't believe how stupid she is. AND she's fighting for custody of her child. Then the gang rape scene goes on FOREVER. Theres not enough warning I can give for this book.

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  • Joe
  • 27-04-20

Not Dual narration.

I am so tired of dual narration turning out to be single. I'm sick of wasting credits. I prefer dual narration. The story had holes, it was extremely hard to finish.

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  • Ward hall
  • 27-03-20

Cut so deep

I like the book. It was very well written. I think every women should read the second book. I was scared that if would not end well, I know that real life doesn't alwAys end good, but I want my books to end well. Life is hard enough without having to read about somebody else's life ending like shit. It is ok if they have to go through some shit, but I want their life to end happy.

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  • IceWanda
  • 19-02-20

DARK!!! Goes to points of no return... Be warned!

This story is very dark. Will leave you disgusted. Not sure how the next book will take this feeling go away. She's too much of a victim. One thing after another. Keeps going. She's not too smart and is naive so her decisions are quite questionable. Story starts with her signing a contract without reading after her boss asked her to strip at her interview. Duh! This sums up her intelligence. It's hard to root for her because of this. Most of the book is inner monologues ... so much detail... bla bla bla... more than necessary at times. This slows down the progression of the story. At times its frustrating. The story is dark ... goes to points of no return. Be prepareider to have more air time. Mostly its Lacy Laurel. All the emotions are captured so well. Had I known it was this dark, I wouldn't have chose this book. Now that I have come this far... I'm going to Book 2 because I need this disgusted feeling to go away. I don't recommend this book unless you like DARK books.

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  • Jenny_15227 @AudiobookObsessionReviewer
  • 31-12-19

Well done all around

While I was a little put off by the early job interview scene, I soon found myself truly invested in the story. The realness of the love for her child, the want for a better relationship with her sister, the challenge of working through past mental/physical abuse, and her desire/ motivation to do better for herself & her son. Be warned though, what's advertised as dark is painfully dark at times. While reading certain scenes may have been hard, hearing the narrator portray the scenes got extremely difficult. Kudos to the range of this narrator. The twist in the final epilogue perfectly tees up the next book. I'm ready for it. #audiobookobsessionreviewer

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  • Jo Shepherd
  • 02-12-19

talk about cut so deep!! sheesh..

the author has cut me into little pieces.. next book in the series HAS to put me back together.. it just has to

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  • Dell
  • 05-11-20

Triggers

I can’t really tell you what I think of this book. I am moving in to the second book of the story. I can’t tell you why. A lot is bothering me but I want to se this as hole go down. If he doesn’t pay for his actions my review will be edited. The book has triggers. Rape and emotional abuse. Make your decision to listen with this in mind

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  • noladel
  • 06-05-20

Extremely Dark

There was too much technical dialogue. The female character was as dumb as a sack of nails for a supposedly brilliant student. The female narrator was just so so. The male narrator, who was superb, did not come on the scene until the last chapter. I have purchased both audible books. I hope the second one is not quite as dark as this one is.