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.
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.
This novel is magnificent! As much as some scenes turned my stomach, the sweet and genuine scenes made my heart wriggle around like a pile of puppies!! This story draws you in and does not let you go till the very last sentence. This story will not be for everyone so if human trafficking or abuse is a trigger for you then STOP READING RIGHT NOW!! But if you are okay with those themes then I beg you stick with this wild ride because I wholly believe the bad times are totally worth the good times!
Baylee is your typical high school senior until she is stolen in the night and begins to face the toughest challenges in her entire life. One of the closest confidants in her life becomes a living nightmare that she will do anything to escape from but will it be like going from the frying pan and into the fire in this new man’s home? Will he break her and twist her world around like the man before him did? Or will he be her savior in his own dark and twisted way? Initially she was scared but now she understands that this is War and she is captivated.
War is dark inside, ugly, broken, and ruined. The demons come out of his head to play at the worst times and he is exhausted. Exhausted of freaking out, exhausted of the loneliness that wants to consume his soul, and so very, very exhausted of living. She is his last chance to come back from the dark abyss. Baylee. She fills his life with hope and light but it’s torture not being able to reach out to her, touch her, and even the unthinkable…kiss her. But regardless of their physical closeness, he has already claimed her and he will never let her leave.
Gabe is obsessed. Baylee is his and just because he loaned her out for a little bit doesn’t take away his ownership. He’s ready to come get his baby back and nothing and no one will stop him. He will break her down again and mold her into his perfect little wife. She will love him and love all of the deprave things he wishes to do to her. Ready or not Baylee, your nightmare’s come back to play.
This story was told in first person points of view of Baylee, Gabe, and War. There were also past/present points of view presented as well. This novel is a lot to swallow but that’s what makes it so unbelievably good! My favorite character hands down is War! I love him, I love him, I love him!!! His hardships cut me to pieces but when he found his peace I was just elated for him!
Ultimately, this is a fantastic dark romance novel that should be totally picked up by readers that like dark twisted reads!! This story does end on a killer cliff hanger but I’m positive the second installment in this series will make up for it!! Baylee seems like she will come into her badassness so I can’t wait to read what is in store for this trio!! All in all, if you love dark romances with a sweet tortured hero this come check out This is War, Baby and I promise you, you won’t regret it!!!
I couldn't have said that better myself! Reading is huge passion of mine. And I'm glad that books not only expand my world view but that they bring the wonderful people who created them into my life. You can always find me with a book and an eclectic mix of music on. I am a HEA junkie extraordinaire! I am a Beta reader, who loves helping authors bring their characters to life. As well as an avid romance reader (every and anything ;D) turned aspiring author.