Monday, March 7, 2016

~*★Blog Tour with Review★*~ This is War, Baby ( War & Peace #1) by K. Webster

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This is War, Baby by K. Webster
Publication Date: February 29, 2016
Genres: Contemporary, Dark Romance

This is War Baby FRONT ONLY

Blurb

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.


Title: This is War, Baby
Author: K. Webster
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Series or Standalone: Standalone Series (War & Peace #1)
Rating: ★★★★
Reviewer: Melyssa
K. Webster has made a believer out of me.

This is only my second book by the author, but much like the last story I read by her, this one went above and beyond my expectations and even though it’s been a day or so since I finished, is still sticking with me long after it’s finished. Probably due in part to the way it ended. (Yes, we have a cliff-hanger/open end here people)

I don’t think I’ve ever wanted a book in my hands as bad as I do with the follow-up to this one. Darkness and all. The reason for that is simple, too. I need answers, but even more than that, I need some more of the freaking light.

This book should be looked at in two parts. Before War and With War (There is no After War. War is it, baby). Darkness and Light. Hell versus Heaven. It’s all of these things and more.

This book deals with some pretty heavy issues, as previously mentioned in the blurb by the author, so if any of those things isn’t your thing, you might wanna stay away from this book. The author doesn’t shy away from throwing you straight into what I can only imagine to be a very realistic hell on wheels when the story first begins and for some, I know that’s going to be hard to take.

But if like me, you want to see what can happen once you trudge through said darkness and have the possibility of coming out the other side, then this is a good book for you.

The first part of this story was agonizing for me. At times, the pain so realistic it felt as though I was right there with Baylee as she endured every part of it. My hat is off to the author for going to such a dark area and somehow managing to come out the other side, because this kind of darkness, even in the fictional setting is a hell of a lot to take. I sympathized with Baylee, I felt for her, I cried for her. As dark as it was, it was masterfully done because it connected me.

War.

War is beautiful.

Seems like a weird statement to make, but I assure you, the more you read the more it becomes true. And it’s a name that couldn’t be more true given the man the bears it.

War is a flawed man. Trapped in his own head on a day to day basis in what appears to be a battle he can’t seem to win. At the end of his rope, ready to end it all, by some twisted stroke of luck, a moment in time he witnesses that becomes apparent later in the story, he’s saved.

Baylee and War together was just plain beautiful, even if the circumstances that brought them together is as ugly as it can get. And the way in which the author brings them together, the pacing of each moment of them together, made it even more beautiful. Where it could have been rushed and forced almost, it wasn’t. It was a pleasing slow burn, as we not only learn more about War and Baylee as people but we get to witness them fall in love, step by step.

In a story I expected to be darker than the ace of spades, we not only get the sweetest love story, but one of growth, surrender, sweetness and the strength of spirit as well. Walls being brought down, hearts and minds being open, all while just in the background of it all, there’s just the right level of intrigue and suspense of what is really going on with her family that you can’t help but keep turning pages in order to get answers.

In this story I got to bear witness to two seemingly broken people come into their own, and be damn near perfect for one another in the process. I don’t think any amount of words I string together in this review will adequately do it justice, so you’ll have to give it a try for yourself, but it definitely left one hell of an impression on me.

My thanks to the author and all others involved in giving me the chance to read this before its official release. This was a journey, though hard at times, I’m really glad that I took.


About the Author

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K Webster is the author of dozens romance books in many different genres including contemporary romance, historical romance, paranormal romance, and erotic romance. When not spending time with her husband of twelve years and two adorable children, she’s active on social media connecting with her readers.

Her other passions besides writing include reading and graphic design. K can always be found in front of her computer chasing her next idea and taking action. She looks forward to the day when she will see one of her titles on the big screen. You can easily find K Webster on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and Goodreads!






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