Books: Cutting Chords
BLUE VINE STORY #2
Facing the Music Could Mean Losing It All
Longing for a romcom with realistic characters that brings all the feels?
Cutting Chords is a second-chance small town romcom about two gifted musicians who've been torn apart. It reminds us that families are a beautiful mess, and perfect love finds its way back to imperfect people.
If you enjoy single mother romances, get ready to dive into the deepest story from the charming town of Blue Vine.
Eight years ago, I had two loves: music and the awkward yet brilliant guitarist Will Evans. When he ghosted me, I lost both. Then with new responsibilities—including helping Daddy save his vineyard—I stopped playing music and started playing it safe.
Now, Will returns with a scar on his chin and pain in his eyes, admitting he left because a secret had his heart locked away. I forgive him, but I’ve moved on. I'm growing my thriving wine store so I can take over the family business. Daddy's ready to retire from the back-breaking work in the vines.
The old fiery attraction between Will and me reignites as we make music together again, just like the old days. Except now it burns deeper, brighter, hotter.
But I have a secret of my own that could close Will’s heart forever.
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Terra Weiss did NOT disappoint! I LOVED IT! Can I give this book 20 stars, please? You see, the countdown to the March 1 release couldn’t come fast enough! I have been impatiently waiting for the release of Cutting Chords by Terra Weiss ever since I took a chance and read her first book in the Blue Vine series, Finding Yesterday. That book had me in stitches, and while I loved that first Blue Vine story and you should definitely read it, this one is my new favorite book because the author deeply layered her characters with flaws and foibles that allowed them a chance for redemption and a happy ending. In fact, her blurb said it even better than I can: “It reminds us that families are a beautiful mess, and perfect love finds its way back to imperfect people." WOW. JUST WOW. If I had to sum up this review in five words or less: I enjoyed the author's writing.
“When your world is obliterated to ashes, do as the heavens do—collect the dust and make a star.”
~ Cutting Chords by Terra Weiss
This quote from Cutting Chords really spoke to me on so many levels. And, this was just one of many sentences that I had to highlight in this book. I loved this story so much I bought it for a friend who could really use a sweet romance with all the feels. So many books are formulaic in their plots and character development, but Ms. Weiss dives deep into each character and their motivations, and then sprinkles each chapter with unique humor and inflection. I couldn’t help but laugh at Ms. Barb and the Silver Foxy Singles dating. And I swear, I waded in the trenches along with Emma as she is the thread keeping her friends, family, and the vineyard stitched together—even at the expense of her own wishes at times. And her relationship with Will kept me turning the pages when I should have been working (sorry, not sorry!), but I kept sneaking more pages to read and find out how Will, a hella-hottie musician, can win Emma’s heart once more.
If you like excellent writing, a well-developed plot, and complicated characters that step outside the typical romance trope lines, then this book is for you. It definitely was for me! Plan on devouring it all at once. Highly recommend.
~Tory, Goodreads Reviewer
This is my second book from this talented author, and I really enjoyed this one. These characters are easy to relate to, as the writing allows the reader to become involved and attached to their story. I appreciated how the character's idiosyncrasies were handled. This is an interesting storyline that kept the pages turning. I was at the end of the story faster than I wanted to be! I recommend this author and this book.
~ Claudia, Goodreads Reviewer
*Cutting Chords is a sweet romance with no cursing, light sexual innuendos, and a touch of steaminess that fades to black. This novel is not wholesome, inspirational, or Christian.
Published by Autumn Sky Books, LLC. 2022