Monday, March 14, 2016

Review: This is War, Baby by K. Webster

This is War, Baby
War & Peace #1
by K Webster
Release Date: 29 February 2016

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.

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.

( 4 stars )

Eww... this book has its dark and sick moment. At least for the first quarter and the cliffhanger in the end. The middle part seems to be more pleasant. There are some scene that is just gag worthy. Even though I can be freaky, but there are some lines that can't be cross. One of them is no playing with food.

When I saw the title of the book, I thought is a crime thriller or a comedy, I'm not expecting kidnap and sex trafficking. You might need to brace yourself during the part whereBaylee underwent sex training by her captor, Gabe. Other books that depict sex slave training will make it feel erotic, but this one is far from erotic, at least in my opinion. I don't think Webster intend to make us fall for Gabe. 

After Gabe sold Baylee off to a mysterious man, with a promise to come back for her later, the story took a turn in direction, from dark to something more pleasant. 

The mysterious man turned out to be Warren McPhersonaka War. Compare to the other OCD characters I've read, War seems to be one of the extreme to the effect that he don't leave his home, eat only vegetables and don't ever touch other people. His brass, rude and unpleasant attitude hide a lonely man plague by his inner demon. 

I enjoyed reading the part whereby Baylee and War seems to start understanding and slowly develop feelings for each other. War is not an easy man to love, but Baylee was able to see past his illness and embrace his flaws. On the other hand, we also have quite a suspense in regards to Baylee's parents. I'm racking my head thinking of possible reason for her parents to be acting weird. 

I can't wait to get all my questions answered. Something tells me that the sequel is gonna be another twisted one, seeing the crazy cliffhanger we have. I'm not sure how can I handle it.