Book Review – Cutman by Josie Kerr

Cutman by Josie Kerr




Cutman (DS Fight Club Book 5)

This was my first Josie Kerr book and I was not disappointed!

This book is a must read for all!! There are few books in life that reach in and touch something within you. This is one of them.

While it may be a touchy subject for some LGBT – m/m. I thoroughly enjoyed it.
Well written and angsty, it covers real life issues (PTSD) in a real life way (I’m big on reality).

Josie presents Ryan and Junior in such a heartwarming manner, that you immediately feel that you are one with them. Their hurt, pain, humaness, progress, mistakes and love are yours.

It shows that these big, tough men are also just human and experience the same confusions, hurts, love and mistakes that straight couples do. Just because they are men loving men makes them no different. I love their dynamic and chemistry. The way their friends and family root for them, encourage them and accept them.

It shows Ryan and at his absolute worst and how he works himself back up to being his best, one day at a time. Junior is with him all the way and makes his own mistakes. Communication as always is a huge thing and we are shown what happens when it goes wrong or is misinterpreted.

There is so much I could say about this book (all good), but, you need to read and experience it for yourself. You will be amazed, awed and inspired.

An extremely well deserved 5 star rating! A definite must read. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND this book to all!!!

I voluntarily read this ARC and am giving my honest and unbiased opinion about the book as I experienced it.

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The Cutman
Ryan Richards returned from Afghanistan with more than a shattered body. His heart was in tatters, too. For the three years since then, renovating houses and patching up fighters has been the only thing to quiet his demons—those foisted upon him and those he has created himself. At DS Fight Club, he has a purpose. And when he spends time with sexy trainer Junior Maldonado, he feels more like a real man than a shadow of one.

The Trainer
Injured in the Middle East while an Army Ranger, Junior shared an instant camaraderie with wounded corpsman Ryan…and more than a little bit of attraction. And although Junior has reunited with his high school boyfriend, Ryan’s haunted whiskey eyes are never very far from his mind. He knows Ryan is hurting, and wants the best for his friend.

When Junior returns to Atlanta after his second-chance romance fails, he finds Ryan careening toward rock bottom. Overwhelmed by uncontrolled physical and emotional pain, Ryan is fighting for his life…and hiding the truth. It’s up to Junior to help him see that real men come in many forms, and they are all entitled to love.


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Amazon at .99c (at time of posting)


Josie Kerr is transplanted West Texan living on the edge of semi-profoundly rural Georgia, a.k.a. the southernmost edge of the northernmost county in Metro Atlanta.

She has an M.Ed. in Secondary English Education, but discovered that she hated high school more the second time than she did the first, so she decided to meld her love of technology with her education background and became an Instructional Designer. When not writing articles about how to fire someone without getting sued or why you should really not apply for jobs using your email address, she writes steamy romance novels that feature grown-up Heroes and Heroines.

Her first novel, A Bad Bit Nice, comes out in September, exclusively on


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