Monday, August 12, 2013

{Review} {Giveaway} Cutting Deep by T.A. Anderson

So many things I want to say about this book, I hope I can get them all down without editing this 9million times because I forget something. 
So let's get started...

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.

My thoughts

"This was clearly the start of the biggest East Coast/West coast rivalry since Biggie and TuPac"

Comedy, sarcasm, love, sexual innuendos... frustration, heartbreak, steamy and every other damn emotion you can possibly imagine is in this book. It is a roller coaster ride that you ride blindfolded and backwards because you never see what is coming next and if you don't strap the fuck in you are going to fall the fuck out! 

You think I am being overdramatic but I'm not. Just when I got comfortable with this book it would take me head first into a loopy loop and I was sick, anxiety ridden and laughing all at the same damn time. I couldn't decide if I was loving or hating this book and yet I was eagerly turning the pages to see what was going to happen. I didn't stop until I got to the end and even then I was cursing the author that the second book was not out yet. 

Ande is a woman who is one hot mess when it comes to life and relationships. She was screwed over in her last marriage and she is now trying to get back on her feet, paving her own way in the world. She decides to take her passion to the next level and enroll in a very prestigious culinary school to become a chef. What she was expecting was hard work, training, new skills but what she was NOT expecting was a sexy as sin head chef, who makes her panties wet and  hyperventilate by just being in close proximity. 
She can't like this guy, he is her instructor and a certified "ladies man" or so she thought. 

"Ande, I'm glad to see you're doing well. I know I plowed into you pretty hard."

Along with this hotter than hell head chef making her school life crazy, there is one very colorful human being, Daisy, who was determined to make Ande's life a living hell. I didn't find out what her problem was until the end and I wanted to cunt-punch her all over the book. 

Stupid Crayola face. 

That is not the only thing Ande had to worry about though, Chef Delicious AkA Chef Daniel was in hot pursuit to get inside of Ande, very deep inside of her ;)! But Ande was adamant about taking things slow because she has too many demons she needs to overcome before this can happen. 
That is until Vegas when her EX-Husband, Blake comes back into her life. 

SO many up and down moments. 
Chef Delicious changes and starts to show that his demons might be the reason their relationship is ruined and then when a life changing moment happens, he completely becomes the asshole I was expecting Blake to be.
By the end of the book, I wasn't sure who I was rooting for. 
I wanted Chef Delicious to take his head out of his ass and see that he was losing something special but at the same time Blake was growing on me...
Blugh.. but can a tiger really change it's stripes?? 

The secondary characters, Ande's friends, were freaking hilarious and when they were all together it reminded me a lot of the movie Bridesmaids. Not the actions that happened but the vibe was there.  A bunch of bitches together causing trouble, getting wasted, sexual innuendos, and strippers. It was comical and when the book was intense it gave a nice relief. I was laughing at all the banter back and forth and I realized it is really relatable, especially with me, because of my personality and sarcastic ways, I felt like I was apart of the group
(also reminded me of The Chocolate Series by Tara Sivec the friendships and tight bond with one another, also the humor was of course there)

"I grabbed her face and laid a wet kiss on her lips while Charlotte snapped away. I pulled away when she tried to stick her tongue in my mouth, Charlotte egging her on"

This book was anything but predictable. You never knew what was going to happen next until it literally hit you in your face and you just had to sit there and take it. 
I was hit repeatedly with WTF moments and I was angry and so frustrated with the main characters I could barely see straight but I kept turning the pages, eagerly waiting for the next slap. 

One thing that bothered me was Ande and the way she claimed she wanted answers from Chef Delicious but when he tried to explain it to her she didn't want to hear it and would just run away and avoid him and not try to talk about it. It drove me a little crazy!! 

It's just like a woman to not know what she really wants and then being too scared to get it when it was sitting right there. 

But the best thing about this book is the originality. I am getting so burnt out with some of the books I have been reading lately, I feel like I am reading the same story over and over and this book wasn't like the others. It had its own flavor (pun intended) and I wasn't even sure where the book was headed until it smacked me in the face at the very end. It has so many things going on and god dammit I really want to know what was in that last package that was delivered to Ande from Daniel??!!! 

Well, while I go and cuss out the author (it will probably turn her on), I am leaving you with one last request and that is to READ THIS BOOK!! You will enjoy it and riding the roller coaster is fun yet frustrating, plus you will get a kick out of all the banter and funny moments that happens to Ande. You will swoon, become horny for no apparent reason, and then try throwing your Kindle at the wall because the ending is a dozy! 

I give this book a 4.5/5 and I am demanding the second book gets published ASAP!!! 


If you comment below and tell me the most outrageous thing you have done with your friends by August 14th, I will pick the best response and gift this book to you on August 15th. You can even make it up, it's not like I will know, I just want to see what you guys come up with or actually have experienced 

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.
When I'm not writing away, or enjoying a good book, I like to spend a lot of time in the kitchen. I am an avid baker, I roller skate at my local rink more then an almost thirty year old should. I have a sickness called "Disneyland obsessive disorder". I go almost every week, sometimes more. I never want to grow up, and Disneyland makes me feel like a kid when I walk through those gates.
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 have another sickness called "Jane Austen obsessive disorder". If I had a penny for every time I have read her books and watched the movies made from the books, I could buy The United States. 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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Here is the link to the book on Amazon for your Kindle.. 


  1. Ok let’s just say that I have several top picks for most outrageous. The first one was when my best friend and I want to hang out at a bar. When it was time to leave she decided that her boobs needed to air out. She is very busty. This led me to be driving down through the center of town and then on the highway with her out the moon roof with her shirt and bar off showing her breasts to anyone passing by. Lucky for us we did not get caught by anyone, however she did got stuck in the moon roof when she was trying to come back in, since she was still drunk as a skunk.
    The time at the beach for girls weekend and 3 of my friends and I went and tried to do yoga poses on the beach, next to the ones that really knew what they were doing. It was a sight since my friends and I are not skinny. We pulled up our shorts so our butts were hanging out some and watched the people’s faces as they walked by. Next year we want to get some neon colored shorts and shirts and walk down the boardwalk.

  2. OK,one night with my and my girls it was our town's festival,and us girls went to the Beer gardens. Cheep beers,good music,seeing old friends ect. well after a few hours we went back to my house,lost my flip flops along the way walking home. and for some weird reason i wanted to see the stars. so my drunk bright idea was to get on top of my garage roof. so i'm trying to climb a ladder no shoes and get on top of the roof. not a easy thing to do when you have had one too many LOL so we finally get up there and we are sitting up lookin at the stars. and all of a sudden the ladder fell.. there was no way we could jump down,and our phones were on the ground. we tried screaming for my hubby( couldn't hear us) after a an hour we all passed out on top of my garage roof.... hubby came out to go to work and see us girls sleep on the roof! LOL thankfully no one rolled off the roof! Hubby wasnt too happy with us! LOL