Cut Short (The Sublime Books 1) by Julia Wolf
Release Date: March 22nd, 2018
Cut Short is the first book I’ve read by Julia Wolf, and boy did I soak up every word! She did not disappoint with this book. Cut Short is one of the sweetest and heartfelt books I have ever had the pleasure of reading. Rachel and Joe are a duo that steal your heart away and then you watch it melt into a really cute gooey mess (if messes could be cute)
Basically the book is about Rachel who is a workaholic hair dresser. She has come out of a nasty marriage with a heaven-sent divorce 2 years ago. Since then she has worked non-stop, bought her share of a salon and become a well-known hair stylist since. Doing everything from managing, cutting, teaching and doing hair shows Rachel is at the top of her game and nothing will stop her. That is until she sees email Joe through her very own salon’s window….getting a damn haircut!
Joe is a musical teacher for a school in NY. On the side he enjoys playing any instrument possible and does a show here and there. Being in a band during college, he met Rachel at one of his concerts one night. Needles to say they were both drawn to each other and their relationship consisted of hanging out in mutual groups, and emailing each other late at night. Until Rachel poured her heart out to him in an email and then cut him off. Rachel has avoided him since, branding him as Email Joe
Reunited at the Salon Rachel and Joe still can’t stay apart from one another. They rekindle their long distance friendship and take things as they come. Both of them want more, Joe is ready for Rachel and wants to take their relationship to the next levels. But is Rachel ready this time, or will she run again out of fear?
Cut Short is absolutely an adorable book. But don’t let the sweetness fool you, there are plenty of some steamy moments too (fans self). I loved that Rachel was a strong independent woman, although her over-analyzing were a little over the top at times. I wanted say “hey girl, just relax you’re over thinking it”. But that’s every girls inner thoughts. Joe was very sweet and a little creepy at times but not in an overly creep way, and although the email gave him a bad rap in the beginning by the ending you understand the details of the why. Cut Short was a great read and one I highly recommend ❤
RATING: 4.5 / 5
Of all the towns and salons he could have walked into, he had to walk into hers…
Rachel Sachs finally has her life together— almost. She owns a salon in the town she’s always loved, dances the Running Man like nobody’s business, has regular wine nights with her girls, and does really good hair.
After a trail of failed Tinder hook-ups, she’s finally ready for something real…
Until she sees Joe Silver— the object of her high school obsession and the breaker of her young heart. That might be a little too real.
Fourteen years ago, Rachel ghosted when Joe made it clear she’d never have him. But now? He’s not letting her get away. And soon they’re right back to where they started, only instead of the all night instant messaging they did in high school, they’re blowing up each other’s phones with texts.
Rachel wants nothing more than to savor the slow, delicious burn of falling for Joe Silver again, but can she trust that what they’re building is the real she’s looking for? Or will history repeat itself and leave her with another broken heart?
Cut Short is a slow burn, small town second chance romance that is high on swoon and witty banter and low on angst (but just enough). It’s the first in a series of standalones, no cliffhanger, with a very HEA