This is War, Baby by K. Webster
Series: War & Peace #1
Published by Self-published on February 29th 2016
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My life had a plan. Until he invaded it and stole it all away. My captor took me and I became a pawn.
His strategy changed and he sent me away to WAR, because money is everything in this world.
In my WAR, though, I found peace.
I couldn’t help but find love where I least expected it, with a man who lived a battle every day of his life…all inside his head.
But then my captor came back for me.Yet, this time, battle lines had been drawn and I was protected.
So we thought.Even though my WAR was raging,my captor would fight to the death.
The good guys always win, right?Not always.
All’s fair in love and WAR, right? Not this time.
***WARNING***This is War, Baby is a dark romance. A really dark one. So dark you’re going to wish you had a flashlight to see yourself to the end and someone to hold your hand. Human trafficking, dubious consent, and strong sexual themes that could trigger emotional distress are found in this story. This story is NOT for everyone.
I was beyond unsettled during the first part of This is War, Baby to the extent I considered giving up and not finishing it. Before I began, I was aware the beginning would test my resolve and it didn’t take long to wade into my red zone of discomfort. Several times I shut my Kindle, only to open it again because I was told the story would turn around. It has been two days since I finished and it’s only now that I have been able to muster my thoughts into order.
Baylee is a perplexing character and given the time-frame of events in the story, her reactions to people and situations were unexpected. There are a lot of situations yet to be explained but I expect this will be covered in the next book. Survival and endurance took on a new meaning in this story.
The biggest dilemma I had was wondering if the first part could have done the same job had it been reduced and toned down. The second part of the story was easily worthy of 4 or 5 stars but my struggle with the beginning haunted me and impacted my overall rating.
I’ve been deliberately vague in relation to the content of the story. By reading the synopsis, it is clear this won’t be for everyone. The prior knowledge of the horrendous abuse being over with and not continuing into the second half of the book helped me to keep reading. I can imagine curiosity is bound to boost my braveness and I have a strong feeling I will be reaching for the next book in this series.
Lily’s Rating: 3.75…possibly more Stars
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