Cut to the Heart of It


Publisher’s Synopsis:
Writers live in a fantasy world, but CJ tries to keep a good head on her shoulders: a steady job, close to her mom, and only uses her free time to work on her dream of being a full-time author. After a weekend with a love interest turns out to be a huge mistake, she decides to get some distance from the gossip mill and catch up on some writing at a cozy cabin up the mountain.

Johnny is a simple man. He runs a business and rents out cabins. His main priority is his son that he raised alone for nearly eighteen years. When a bad storm hits the mountain, Johnny rushes to tell the only renter to evacuate, but he’s too late.

Stranded together at the cabin where CJ was hoping to get some writing done, will they go stir crazy, or will cabin fever heat the place up?

Point of view:
1st person. Alternating between CJ & Johnny’s perspectives.

Rellim’s Thoughts:
DNF @ 40%

I think some of this is just a mismatch of author’s writing style and me. Forced proximity is one of my favorite tropes and I loved the idea of older (40s) MCs and a fat heroine. I did like that CJ was comfortable with her weight and aging.

Ultimately I quit because too much time was spent building up to even getting to the point where the MCs were stuck in the cabin. The set up was convoluted (and kind of repetitive) for a forced proximity. CJ was needlessly snippy toward Johnny and I wasn’t really impressed with her attitude. It’s listed as a RomCom, but I didn’t find it funny.

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