RELEASE BLITZ & REVIEW — Cut Wide Open By Abby McCarthy

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One day you held my hand. One day you loved me.
Then you were gone.
At sixteen, I lost the only love I’d ever known. Thrown back into the foster system, pregnant and alone, I prayed that you’d come for me and save me from life’s cruelties. Only the next time I saw you, it was too late.
Doing what I needed to do to provide for my son, we were finally brought face to face. It should have been the best day of my life, but it was far from it. It was the worst.
That day a monster took me and held me captive.

I begged for my life. I prayed for my son. I dreamt of you, the memories keeping me alive.

You finally came for me. You were my heart. My Salvation.

But sometimes the heart is too damaged, too broken, to be saved.

And sometimes monsters have a way of coming back to haunt me.
*This is a dark story. It is intended for mature audiences. If you need a trigger warning then this book isn’t for you. I have other books of mine that I’d recommend like Current or Tainted by Crazy, but not this one.


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About Abby McCarthy

 Abby McCarthy is reader and a lover of words. She is a blogger turned author and released her first novel in May 2014. She is a mother of three, a wife and a dog person. She has always written, sometimes poetry, sometimes just to vent about failed relationships, however in parenthood she has found her voice to help keep her sanity. Words have flowed from her, to review and with the support of amazing friends in the Indie community she has decided to pursue her dream of writing! She loves to write and read romance, because isn’t that something we all yearn for? Whether it be flowers and hand holding or just the right tug on your hair. Isn’t that what life is about? The human connection?

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descriptiondescription First of all this cover is HOT. Like crazy smokin’ hot. Aside from that, it’s a good representation of the hero. The composition is very well done. The typography is eye-catching. Basically, I love everything about this cover!description

descriptionI want to say I loved this one but that seems a bit trite considering the subject matter. This book is hefty on the rape and torture of the heroine. In fact, it is one of the reasons it wasn’t a total 5-star read for me. I didn’t need chapter after chapter of fairly descriptive abuse towards the heroine to get the picture of what was happening to her. I would have much rather the author spent that page time building the relationship between Gunner and Charlie.

Which brings me to reason number two my rating is 4-stars and not higher. Gunner and Charlie are separated for 50% of this book. We see a little bit of them as kids/teens at the beginning, but then it isn’t until halfway through when Gunner rescues her that we get to see them as a couple again. And like I said above I would have much rather have gotten more page time devoted to their relationship and the heroine’s recovery than her abuse. Especially since I felt her recovery was a little rushed for all she had been through.

NOW that being said. I still really enjoyed this one. The author has a very readable way of writing. It was nicely paced. It had some good action. Had great side characters. An adorable kid. I loved the MC vibe and look forward to books featuring the other guys. So overall this one gets the two thumbs up from yours truly.description


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