Just Released + Official Review! Numb by Kathleen Maree’

Numb, a novella by Kathleen Maree’
Series: Cut #0.5
Genre: Romance Contemporary
Release Date: November 9, 2016
Playing local shows in seedy, downtown pubs when I was just Jamie with his guitar, and coming home to my girl who was waiting for me.
A girl I couldn’t imagine living without. That was my life. A life I loved.
A life that may not have been perfect, or filled with money and fame – but it was perfect to me.
Playing packed out stadiums in beautiful cities, where Jay Ryker is who they scream for; and coming home to an empty hotel and a bottle of bourbon waiting for me.
A bottle I wouldn’t dare try and live without. This was my life. A life I loathed.
A life that may seem perfect on the outside, filled with money and fame – but it wasn’t perfect to me.
After losing my world that meant everything to me; I need to find my way back to the living. 
I’m not sure I even want to. I don’t think I would survive any more pain.
It may seem weak, but it’s easier being numb.


I received a copy in exchange for an honest review.

Having become obsessed with Penelope, Jay, and Evan’s story in the Cut series, I couldn’t wait to delve deeper into the hot rock star Jay Ryker that stole reader’s hearts and rocked our world. Kathleen gives us a glimpse of Jay’s life and how it was spiraling out of control before he met and fell hard for Penny. Jay may be the lead singer and heart throb of The Cray but his shattered heart was to busy pining for Tahlia instead of basking in his stardom.

If I wasn’t in love with Jay and a part of Team Jay already, I would be now. Not only did I fall harder for Jay, I got to know his alter ego Jamie and see all the conflict and tribulations he endured before he found his rainbow at the end of the storm. It was heartbreaking to watch him hit rock bottom and experience the strained relationship between him and his sister Amy. We got to see his philandering, partying ways up close and personal and I couldn’t help but want to wrap him in my arms and comfort his troubled soul.

“Numbing the pain was how this all started, but now it was spiralling toward something far worse. And I didn’t like it one bit.”

Kathleen Maree delivers a tale of heart wrenching pain and loss of love and identity. I highly recommend Numb and the whole Cut series for a story filled with sorrow, strength, and all consuming love. Penelope, Jay, and Evan give us a world where wounds are cut open, scars are healed, and passion runs deep.

“It was obvious she was dealing with something. I, of all people understood what heartbreak and pain looked like and with this girl before me, I had a front row seat.”


“Another awesome read by one of my favourite new authors. Numb is a novella that can be read before or after the rest of the series.” – Reader Review

“Numb flows so perfectly into Cut and is a MUST READ!!” – Reader Review

From the earliest age I was a born storyteller. 
Ask my parents and they will tell you I had a gift for making a simple event seem like an elaborate one. Purposely? No. Innocently? Yes. It was my imaginary world that initially led me to believe I wanted to be an actor. All of that role playing and living in fantasy… it was an obvious direction for me. However, becoming quite uncomfortable with the limelight quickly saw that dream diminish.

Over the years I turned my world of fantasy into stories, and eventually began writing them down. Before I knew it, ‘Cut’ had been completed.

When I am not busy writing my next story, I am a working mum, housewife and sometimes hockey wag 🙂 In other words, probably some kind of circus act who specialises in juggling 😉

I hope you enjoy my blog, where I will be posting thoughts, other books I am currently reading and even sneak peeks of my novels. I encourage any feedback, comments or direct messages via my contact page should anyone wish to get in touch.

I am so thrilled to be sharing my journey and hope you enjoy my stories as much as I enjoy writing them.


Dream often. Believe always.



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