Remember when we parted ways in Germany? It was the day I broke your heart. What you didn’t know was that I was breaking mine too.
I thought they’d be enough–my husband and my son. That I’d get home and everything would go back to the way it was . . .
Before the war.
Before the ambush.
But, no matter how hard I try, I can’t erase the trauma we shared. I can’t seem to forget the way my heart beat in time with yours.
The truth is I’m lost without you.
I thought the nightmare was over when they pulled us from that hole in the ground, but nothing could have prepared me for the war I’d face at home.
I know it’s selfish of me to ask, but, please, I have to see you one last time. . .
All my love,
I am two different women, living in two separate worlds, in love with two different soldiers. In the haze that’s now my life, clarity is all I pray for.”
I must warn you that while I genuinely thought this story was INCREDIBLE, you are sure to suffer emotional turmoil while reading it. This was not an easy read AT ALL!! At times, I wondered if I was going to be able to get through it. It’s incredibly DARK and GRITTY at times and it was written in a way that I could envision it up on the big screen! HEARTBREAK WARFARE is one of the angstiest books I’ve ever read!! It is going to set off certain triggers for some readers and I know there will be some who won’t be able to read it because of the ”Love Triangle” and I will say this, it’s not an easy pill to swallow. There is no obvious good guy vs. bad guy in this story. Gavin and Briggs are equally awesome in their own way, and while I did end up loving them both, there was one who captured a bigger piece of my heart, but I’ll be keeping that little tidbit to myself.
There was never a moment when I felt like this was being written by two different authors. Their writing style complimented each other seamlessly. You can tell that they did some major research during the scenes in Baghdad. The BRUTALITY that ensued was extremely painful for me to read. While I wished certain parts of the story could be changed I understood why the authors were adamant to keep them as is. There is no way in hell that you aren’t going to be affected by this story!
While I do believe that Katy found herself in an impossible situation, I was often angry with her character. I felt like screaming some sense into her and while I was also terrified for her, I did think she could have avoided so much heartache if she had made different choices, but my version of how things should have gone would have had this book ending after the first chapter and that would be a true travesty. I was so completely caught up in this book that I felt like I knew these characters personally and I became so emotionally invested in their lives.
I know that there are some readers out there that avoid angst and love triangles at all costs, but I do believe they’d be missing out on one amazing story! I have a strong feeling that this is going to be a HUGE HIT for Kate and Heather!
Here are my overall ratings:
Chemistry Between Heroes & Heroine: 5+++++++
HEARTBREAK WARFARE is currently available!! My advice—get yourself a buddy to read this with. You’re going to need someone to help you get through it!!
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Well Patty I avoide love triangle and angst yet I loved this one! You did a wonderful job beta reading 😉