REVIEW – THIS ISN’T YOU, BABY (War and Peace #4) by K. Webster

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SYNOPSIS:

I was a pawn.
Weak and someone easily manipulated.
To be played with as he saw fit.
Until YOU.

YOU shone light in my now dark world.
It was YOU who made me smile.
For the first time in this game, I had hope.
All because of YOU.

The more powerful pieces on the board, however, were a threat to YOU and me.
They would win at any cost.
Two kings ruling with an iron fist.
Allies or opponents, it was hard to tell.

YOU promised to save me.
Told me we would win.

But then I was on the wrong side of the board.
This isn’t YOU, baby.
And I don’t know what to do.

The game is almost over and I’m counting on YOU.
Tick, tock…

Warning:
This Isn’t You, Baby is a dark romance. Strong sexual themes, excessive drug use, and violence, which could trigger emotional distress, are found in this story. If you are sensitive to dark themes, then this story is not for YOU.

This story will make YOU smile.
This story will make YOU angry.
This story will make YOU crazy.

I hope YOU love it, baby.

*****Patty’s Review*****

*****FOUR STARS*****
{ARC Generously Provided by Author}

”Love is strange, baby. It comes in all different forms and sizes. Sometimes it makes sense like the love I have for you and your mom. Other times, it’s confusing. Sometimes you have love for a person that doesn’t even know you. One day, you’ll find yourself all twisted up over love. It’ll make your heart hurt and your mind messy. But, sweet girl,” he says in a fierce tone, ”don’t ever let it get away. You deserve love. And in this family…” He chuckles and lets out a tired sigh. ”In this family, we do some crazy things for love . In this family, we don’t let love go.”

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Well, K. Webster definitely takes us on another dark and scary roller coaster ride of emotions in this fourth installment of the War and Peace series. Although Gabe isn’t in the book all that much, the moments that he does make an appearance, either through flashbacks or brief visits during the present, leave a lasting impact. I found my heart warming up even more to this psychotic killer. He’s definitely guilty of performing some heinous acts but when he loves someone, he does whatever he can to protect them and the love in his heart knows no bounds. I enjoyed all the flashbacks between Gabe and his daughter Brie. They were poignant and even sweet. The main characters this time around are Gabe’s daughter, Brie, and Baylee & War’s oldest son, Ren.

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War had assigned Ren the task of keeping an eye on Brie. They both had agreed to look out for her while Gabe promised to keep Hannah safe. After Gabe’s disappearance and her mother’s murder, Brie ends up being adopted by a wealthy man with questionable ties to some Columbian drug lords. Ren gets a job as the family’s landscaper and it is then that he witnesses the inappropriate obsession the man has over Brie. Brie and Ren become fast friends and soon it turns into much more. They’ve fallen hard for each other but Brie’s adopted father has major plans for her future which will cause a problem for the young lovers.

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Heath Berkley has promised his adopted daughter to one of the sons of the Colombian drug lord that he is partners with. At first, it was hard for me to get on board with this new development because I wanted Brie to be with Ren, but as time goes on, K. Webster has you warming up to the man she ends up marrying – Duvan Rojas. He seemed to be of a devious nature when he is first introduced but we quickly learn just how much he really cares for Brie. Things go awry with Brie and Ren, which has her deeply heartbroken and Duvan is there to help her pick up the pieces. But Ren never stops loving Brie or being concerned for her safety.

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I don’t know why I had thought that this one would be on a lighter scale than the other books. I guess I had thought that this was going to be Brie and Ren’s love story and both were so innocent, but boy was I wrong!! There’s quite a good amount of rape and drug usage in this one and yet again, we have a heroine who seems to be the obsession of almost every male character in the story. I found Brie to be mostly juvenile but to be fair she is only eighteen. And I was pretty shocked by how much I ended caring for Duvan.

There is a crazy twist at the end that I didn’t predict and we’re left with a promise of more to come in the next installment titled, THIS IS ME, BABY.

I enjoyed this story but it definitely wasn’t my favorite amongst all the other books. I did really love the moments we get of Gabe. You actually will end up feeling pretty bad for this man who is stuck between a rock and a hard place. He’s in love with a woman who is a billion times more psychotic than he is and has to isolate himself from his loved ones to protect them from sadistic little Hannah. I’m actually rooting for a happily ever after for Gabe when this series finally comes to an end. I feel like he is the true star of this crazy story!

THIS ISN’T YOU, BABY is available now. Be sure to one-click because this is a series you do not want to miss!!

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