Published by Self-Published on February 29th 2016
Genres: Dark Romance
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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?
All’s fair in love and WAR, right?
Not this time.
The author warns us in the very beginning that “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...” and by god, she was not exaggerating. I’ve read dark romance before but for some reason, the first part of this book had me so unnerved.
The story is about Baylee who was living a normal teenage life up until she was taken by a man who her family undoubtedly trusted. From then on, her entire existence is turned upside down. Her captor does so many unspeakable things to her. Things that made my stomach turn. What was even more hellacious was the details that were added into each scene. I honestly thought it was over- the-top disturbing and felt pensive about how the author was going to be able to convince me that all of that was worth it.
The question is did she? Unquestionably! K. Webster did such an exceptional job getting things on the right track. Days later and I am still amazed on how she was able to manipulate something with so much darkness and mold in into something this unexpectedly beautiful.
I walked into this book thinking it was a Stockholm Syndrome type romance but it isn’t. It is something so much more. And although I felt unnerved in the beginning and highly disappointed that it ends in a cliffhanger to me, “This Is War, Baby” is still well worth the read.
First let me start off by saying that K. Webster was right with the warnings at the beginning of This is War, Baby. It is a very dark, disturbing book that will take you places that you never thought you would go. I read a lot of dark romances and rarely do I get creeped out by certain things. Well, great job Ms. Webster you officially creeped me out and it’s very hard to do! That being said the first part of the book broke me.
It opened every dark, hidden scar that I had tucked deep inside my heart. I bled with Baylee, I cried with her, but most importantly I understood her. When I thought my heart couldn’t take it any longer K. Webster started to stitch it back together one open womb at a time. Like Liezel said she took something so dark and made it so beautiful! This book isn’t for the fate of heart but if you can get through the darkness, the light is so worth it! Even the cliffhanger!