Title: A Cut So Deep
Series: Thornes & Roses
Author: Dani René
Genre: Dark New Adult Romance
Release Date: July 23, 2020
Cover Design: Raven Designs
Cover Model: Karl Kugelmann
Photographer: Vincent Chine

USA Today Bestselling Author, Dani René, brings you a brand new emotional taboo, age gap romance with darkness and steam pouring from the pages. 
Handsome. Dangerous. Tortured.
From a young age I learned love is a smokescreen. It does nothing, but bring heartbreak and pain. My solace came from the darkness, from watching fear flicker in their pretty eyes. It’s all I knew. 
Until her.
We’re forbidden. We shouldn’t crave this. But there’s no longer a way out. 
Unless we find common ground, unless I let her in. 
Polished. Pristine. Broken. 
From a young age, I found solace in the dark, comfort in pain, and relief with a blade. It became normal to hide away, to watch the crimson trickle out as contentment flooded me. It’s all I knew. 
Until him.
It’s illicit. It’s morally wrong. But desire has a mind of its own. 
I thought I was free. But this love was a cut so deep, it would never heal.

Rating ⭐⭐

A Cut so Deep is a standalone, suspenseful romance novel (the first book in the Thornes &Roses series) with a darker tone that will keep you glued to the pages. I love Dani Rene's writing style, it's easy to follow, entertaining and emotional and this story was beautifully presented. 

The heroine of this story, battles with anxiety and depression and I think the author did a great job in the way these subjects are approached. This is the kind of story that grips your heart, with complex and relatable characters, twists, turns, and secrets to keep you on your toes. Nesrin and Damien are two emotionally scarred people that find solace in each other. Their relationship is forbidden because they are step-siblings and there's also an age gap between them but their connection is so strong from the first moment they meet that is impossible for them to keep their distance.  They complete each other, together they are stronger and can fight away from their demons. There were a lot of moments when my heart ached for both of them. Also, the secondary characters were well rounded and made the story even more appealing. Can't wait to know more about Cassian and Finn.

Overall this was a wonderful dark romance with a psychological twist that will tug at your heartstrings. I highly recommend it!

"With a Cut So Deep, Dani took me on a hell of a ride. The dirty secrets and the jaw dropping twists were perfection." - Award Winning Author, India R. Adams
"Dani knocked this one out of the park. She tackles sensitive topics but she deals with them with grace." - Author, D.L. Gallie
"A Cut So Deep written by Dani Rene, is an all consuming, enthralling and at times, utterly heartbreaking read." - Jennifer
"With this book, Dani René has showed yet again that she is the master of writing hauntingly beautiful stories which you will remember deep in your very soul even long after you read them!" - Ana 

Dani is a USA Today Bestselling Author of a variety of genres, from romantic suspense to dark erotic romance and even BDSM romance. She loves to delve into the raw, emotional journeys her characters venture on, and enjoys the dark, edgy, and sensual scenes that fill the pages of her books. Dani's stories are seductive with a deviant edge with feisty heroines and dominant alphas.