Ashling tries too hard to make her characters broken and depressing. They talk about their problems every other sentence, and it doesn't feel genuine. Their angst gets annoying too quickly. It got to a point were I didn't even care. You're a drug addict?
It doesn't even last long enough to be interesting. It's insipid and it's like reading a sex scene over and over again, nothing changes Fourthly , the romance is again too much on the angsty side. It gets annoying pretty fast, and half the time they are either mad at each other or sad with each other. The only time their happy is when they're having sex So overall their relationship is pretty insipid.
If I could take back the time it took for me to read this book, I would. So, thanks a lot Ashling Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Cutting Cords by Mickie B. Cutting Cords Cutting Cords, 1 3. When Sloan Driscoll and Cole Fujiwara become reluctant roommates, neither man is willing to share too much.
Sloan is instantly attracted to Cole but knows it's a hopeless cause; Cole has a steady girlfriend. But one night they share a joint, and Cole opens a window neither anticipated. A relationship may be impossible-both men are living with heart-breaking secrets. While When Sloan Driscoll and Cole Fujiwara become reluctant roommates, neither man is willing to share too much. While Sloan is smart, sassy, and a brilliant graphic artist, he's also a pothead with severe body image problems.
Cole, a former major league pitcher, has his own personal crisis: Sloan and Cole are suffering on so many levels, they might not realize that the ultimate salvation could be within each other's arms. Published November by Dreamspinner Press first published Sloan Driscoll , Cole Fujiwara. New York State United States. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Cutting Cords , please sign up. Lists with This Book.
Please just slice me now. Oh the internal turmoil Sloan experiences cut me to a quick. It's a touchy subject for me since I'm a recovered cutter. I don't think any book as come as close to what cutting meant for me as this book did. I cried when I read how Sloan felt about himself. Ashling did a marvelous job at capturing the essence of why some people cut themselves.
I completely sympathized with Sloan. I can understand why Please just slice me now. I can understand why he cut himself and also know he is no painslut. The BDSM part to this book was interesting. Personally, I found Max to be a bit predatory yet in a seductive and okay way. I'm glad he ended up being a good guy. Still, his misunderstanding of Sloan caused me a bit of fury. Since I've tried impact play to replace the cutting when I was younger and learned quickly it didn't do it for me, I could easily predict Sloan's response.
Cole is another character I understand and this time, empathize.
To loose one's sight is a complete horrifying thought for me. For Cole, it's a complete game changer. His response to it and how he interacts with his family and friends is better than I actually would have anticipated. His interaction with Sloan was maddening at times. What confused me about this story was how quickly it resolved. One minute Cole and Sloan were just "coming together" and then it's a happily ever after.
The kinky BDSM is just a bonus. View all 3 comments. Mar 15, Trio rated it really liked it Shelves: What an excellent story! Ashling writes is so beautifully put together, the lengths she goes in researching topics always means I learn something fascinating and it adds a dimension to her stories that I definitely appreciate.
There's an interesting twist here which I can't discuss without using spoiler tags, but the whole thing was really nicely done and made for a truly creative story. I did the audio version and John Solo was spectacular as always.
Gah, his Max voice was so What an excellent story! Gah, his Max voice was so hot I seriously got shivers Apr 09, Don Bradshaw rated it it was amazing Shelves: I think that this was the most intense of Ms Ashling's books that I have read to date. It was a tough read for me because cutting is not something I understand nor a comfortable with. My heart broke for Sloan when time after time Cole hurt him with his denial.
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Both Sloan and Cole were so real and flawed that by the end I adored them both. Definitely no insta-love in this story but a slow burn to a love that saved both men. You nailed this one Ms Ashling. Mar 03, Jason Bradley rated it really liked it Shelves: I enjoyed the characters in this book. They were flawed and real. This audiobook was provided to me by the publisher through Hearts on Fire Reviews in exchange for an impartial review.
Sloan Driscoll and Cole Fujiwara are thrown together as roommates by their fathers. Sloan is trying to start over in a location far away fr Note: He has a history of drug abuse and possession arrests, and he also has a history of cutting. The problem occurs the moment he meets Cole and has to listen to his verbally abusive tirades.
He definitely will not tell Sloan. No how, no way. Apparently enemies attract, because the chemistry between the two men explodes one night when they are arguing, and Sloan ends up giving Cole a blow job. Cole has always refused to acknowledge his attraction to men, but now he has one more thing to struggle with besides his impending blindness. The two start a push-pull relationship, alternating between being hot for each other and Cole being frosty and aloof. In the meantime, Sloan has met a professional photographer who wants to give Sloan work as a high-paid fashion model.
Sloan, who has major body image issues, refuses to believe that anyone can desire him for his looks, but he does enter into an affair with the photographer. Just one more thing to complicate his life, and then the photographer turns out to be into BDSM and tries to make Sloan believe that pain is the answer to his problems. This story had a lot going on, but to be honest, I never felt the romance. After I finished the book, I discovered that this is the first in a series. Nov 24, Elizabeth rated it it was ok Shelves: It doesn't help this novel that I'm reading it immediately following Jenna Hilary Sinclair's 'Admit One', which was superb and showcased superior writing skills.
Hardly a fair comparison! At this point I feel more sympathetic to the character of Sloan than to Cole. I actually do like the choice the author made, presenting the novel through two different narrative view points. Not only is that disconcerting and messy but it lessens the power of the narrative choices, I think.
Add that to the inconsistent way the characters conduct themselves, and Cutting Cords is not winning me over. Jun 16, Leah rated it really liked it Shelves: I enjoyed this book a lot; more so at the beginning than the end. The slow build of Cole and Sloan's relationship was a treat to read.
That love helped them both conquer their individual psychological trauma was inspiring. Yeah I'm a kinky sap. I'm not saying they weren't hot, just strange. And while I'm typically an HEA kind of chick the last 26 pages or so felt rushed and too neatly resolved. Dec 25, britni leona rated it did not like it Shelves: I had to add a "eyeroll-worthy" shelf just for this book, because every other word I l I had enough.
He looked at me like I was some sort of bug. You were expecting filet mignon? Are you constipated or what? You want some ganja? Are you planning to teach? A pathetic blind man fumbling his way around his desk? This pity party of yours is getting really old. Thirdly , the sex I was engrossed with Cole. Coming to terms with losing your eyesight, that would be hard. I liked that he was having to work at accepting it. He wanted to make sure he was independent when the day came, but he was still half trying to deny that it was ever going to happen.
Sloan I enjoyed also. Cutting is a hard concept to find written well. This was done pretty well, without being to over the top.
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The kinky…wile good, I just wanted to get Sloan out of there. It didn't seem like it would be a healthy choice for him. But the little bit of scenes there were, were good. I also, didn't like him being with someone else. The ending was lacking. It just wrapped up to quick and easily. Idk how I think it should have ended, but not quit so abruputly.
Feb 10, Lacey rated it really liked it Shelves: This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Overall, I really I enjoyed this book. It wasn't until about halfway through that I began to have a few niggles. I generally like BDSM, but here it left me feeling sort of let down and uncomfortable at times - I think because it seemed to me like Max and Sloan we 3. I generally like BDSM, but here it left me feeling sort of let down and uncomfortable at times - I think because it seemed to me like Max and Sloan were developing a more serious relationship than he and Cole ever had until the very end.
In fact, we never really see Sloan and Cole's relationship much at all. Sorry if this doesn't make sense; it's very hard to explain unless you read it: Like I said though, this only takes up about a fourth of the book so I really liked it overall. Nov 11, Lou Sylvre rated it it was amazing. This book stole my heart and sold it to Sloan, the MC. More on that later. First a quick description, without spoilers.
A young Sloan heads east to New York to study graphic arts, a place to stay arranged by his domineering father—and the domineering father of Cole, a slightly older roommate who is losing his eyesight and trying to keep it secret. But Sloan has some pretty heavy secrets, too, and he's facing lots of choices, such as whether to do some top-of-the-line fashion modeling, and which o This book stole my heart and sold it to Sloan, the MC. But Sloan has some pretty heavy secrets, too, and he's facing lots of choices, such as whether to do some top-of-the-line fashion modeling, and which old habits to fall back to when things don't go well.
The story has some real highs that crash to real lows, while these two men dance around each other, and each man struggles to figure out how to manage being himself—not who he's expected to be or pretending to be, and how to come out of that struggle whole and just maybe strengthened and satisfied by love. The first time I saw the cover image for Cutting Cords , I was intrigued. I clicked over to read the blurb and an excerpt, and I thought it sounded like a good book, well-written, not pretentious.
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But I confess, I had a million other things on my mind, and lined up to read, and this one never quite made it onto the list. I read some reviews for this book's successor, Vessel. Several reviewers said that they so loved Cutting Cords , but hated —yes, that word was used— Vessel.
I like to be fair. So in response to the scathing nature of those reviews I decided I would read both books so that I would have the whole story and do my own reviews. This will be my review for Cutting Cords , and I'll review Vessel separately. The reader first meets Sloan at the airport as he's leaving for New York.
To be honest, I didn't know whether I should dislike Sloan as I did his father, perhaps, it turns out, somewhat unfairly. Sloan's attitude seemed too adolescent for his true age.
But as I've said, MIckie B. Ashling's prose is sleek—not at all showy but with a natural flow that carried me along. Then, too, as I've said I'd made a commitment to myself to read not only this book but the next. So I kept reading and before long I found myself inside Sloan's skin, hurting with him, fearing with him, and experiencing the horrible empty feeling of being completely impotent no, not sexually. He certainly still annoyed me some of the time, but not as much as love interest Cole annoyed me. Ultimately I stood foursquare in Sloan's corner. Since this is romance and a happy-ever-after is expected, I don't think it's a spoiler for me to say that when Sloan found his HEA, I rejoiced.
Ashling has presented some tough images in this novel, delved into some of the darker, more painful parts of the human mind and heart. It remained for me a fairly light read nevertheless, and to tell the truth I appreciated Ashling's dose of difficult reality. It took it from a good book, to a book that will stand out in my mind as having meaning.
Plus I really love Sloan. Oct 07, Elizabetta rated it it was ok Shelves: This one has been languishing for more than three years! It must have been the blurb that drew me to it in the first place: Guide Dogs of America. There is a hell of a lot going on in this story. The hodgepodge leads to awkward character development, the barest of world building, and a rushed romance. The dialogue is stiff and stilted. In fact most of them annoyed me most of the time. Cole is a cheater-- he cheats on his girlfriend and, then, on Sloan. And Sloan has such self esteem issues.
He has a nine-inch dong. And their parents… well, their fathers come out the worst here. They are two pushy, overbearing, harm-inducing people. The issues raised in the story listed above are heart-tugging and important. Nor do I feel a need to read any more in this series. May 13, Dustin rated it it was amazing Shelves: I was planning to give this story a four but decided I liked it enough to give it a five.
What I liked most about this novel was how real the characters were. I could relate to both characters in some form or another. With Cole and his low vision makes me think of my mom because she is considered legally blind and I can tell it sucks for her because she now has to depend on everyone around her. With Sloan, he reminds me of how we both have low self esteem and that we don't feel worthy enough to a I was planning to give this story a four but decided I liked it enough to give it a five.
With Sloan, he reminds me of how we both have low self esteem and that we don't feel worthy enough to anyone. It could be my main reason I haven't dated anyone. Even though Cole was an asshole to Sloan, I can understand him. He was going through the denial stage of being gay and I have gone through myself so I know what it is like. I hope other readers can understand that. Anyway, I will definitely be reading the other books to see how these two grow as a couple. Nov 28, Seregil rated it really liked it Shelves: The book was quite good, but I would rate it a bit under 4 stars maybe 3.
I know it was about getting the reader to actually know the protagonists and understand the intricacies of just how screwed up each one was in his own way and I wouldn't have minded if, after they finally decide they're meant to be together everything wasn't rushed. I would have real The book was quite good, but I would rate it a bit under 4 stars maybe 3. I would have really liked to read more about how their stubborn fathers found out, but it was only a short paragraph on that and it left me wanting more. Dec 28, Ayanna marked it as gave-up. I actually attempted this quite a long while ago, so I don't remember why I gave up.
I suppose it's an indication of something, though, that I couldn't force myself to finish it Some memories are vaguely trickling back.
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I think I thought it was just It's as Sherlock said: Both ends is too much work. I thin I actually attempted this quite a long while ago, so I don't remember why I gave up. I think I couldn't see how they could possibly help each other except in a deus ex machina way when they couldn't even handle themselves. Yeah, I get that some people are just like that - they can see how to help others but not themselves, but they didn't seem like the type; too damn self-absorbed for it to make sense that they'd actually want to help anyone for the others' sakes and not their own.
Aug 04, Amber rated it liked it Shelves: I've had this on my shelf forever and never got around to reading the series. Honestly individually both Sloan and Cole are fascinating characters and I would love to explore a story about each one of them. But I really don't want a story exploring a relationship with them together. Apply the Bandage Learn how to do a great job at this easy-but-important step in the process.
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There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. When I could not deny any more the toxic effect some people had in my life simply by being a part of it, I realized that the blame game doesn't work anymore. Someone behaves a certain way because that's where they are in their growth process.
Once I have imbibed my karmic lesson in my interaction with them, there seemed no meaning any more in being a dumpster for others' negativity. I tried different methods to take better care of myself. I then arrived at a place where I knew that while I had to take personal responsibility for the toxicity I had allowed into my life, I also had to acknowledge God's power and ability to aid me in cutting out the toxicity. I have used this book to do exactly that - invoking God's help in cutting the toxic cords of attachment with various people whose lives have crossed mine.
It has helped me immeasurably in improving the quality of my relationship with Life, with God, with Self. I have felt empowered enough to take on most cords myself, however for one particular super-cord, I didn't feel prepared enough to do it myself and so, had a session with Rose. I have experienced that using this book to do self-healing with Rose's guidance on paper is every bit as helpful as having a session with her.
Short of being able to hear her with my physical ears, her voice rings out to my inner ear through every word in the book! As with anything else in life, as you cut more cords, you get more fluent and capable doing it. I cannot stress enough how important it is to follow Rose's advice to cut minor cords for the first few sessions before embarking on cutting a major cord.
I wish you the very best of Life's blessings as you go through this process in your own life. Cheers to a more aware existence! Loka Samasta Sukhino Bhavantu! It has help me understand myself and Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. After reading some of her other books, I realized my first review was off the mark.
After reading Empowering the Empath, I realized this was material I really needed before cutting cords. It has help me understand myself and has changed my whole life. People I've been around have been unable to understand me nor have I been able to understand myself. I'm a full empath and welcome more information. I no longer think of myself as a flawed personality. It's been hell living for 80 years with this thing and having everyone put me down as silly.
Thank you, you wonderful lady. You have given me a life. One person found this helpful. I found the information valuable. I've been studying energy healing for a while now. I've tried other cord cutting techniques that didn't work, so I found the information in this book to be refreshingly insightful as it explains an effective cord cutting process in depth, unlike other resources I have explored.
One thing about this book that kind of rubbed me the wrong way was the annoyingly frequent plug of "Rosetree Energy Spirituality" the author's own trademarked system of energy healing to constantly remind readers that that is what we're practicing when we follow the system laid out in the book. It felt like I was being indoctrinated into some kind of religion. Nonetheless this book was a useful addition to my repertoire of energy healing knowledge that will, no doubt, help me to better formulate my own methods based on what works best for me.
Cut Cords of Attachment is written in a very fun and fascinating way. It describes the technique or I would say technology of how to cut the cords in a very detailed, step-by-step and easy to learn way. Cutting a cord of attachment can help improve a relationship or get over a traumatic one from the past.
That's what I was able to do after I read the book. But there are other implications. Whenever I cut a cord of attachment, it's not only healing a particular relationship, it's changing me from the inside. So with every cord cut some of the negative patterns of thinking that were holding me back in different areas of life are removed.