Book Review: This is War, Baby by K Webster

13 Mar 2016

Book Title: This Is War, Baby
Author: K Webster
Series: War & Peace #1
Release Date: February 29th, 2016
Genres: Dark Romance, Erotica
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.

***WARNING*** 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.

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Sometimes I'll just dive into a book on blind faith or simply due to a recommendation of a trusted book friend. That was the case with This is War, baby. I'd never read a book before by K Webster but the dark premise of it called out to my inner dark-read whore.

Not going into a lot of detail on plot, this book is definitely of the darker nature but far less dark than a lot of books out there. This author credited Pepper Winters for dark-read advice and that's a great comparison. It's a human trafficking/captive trope but also morphs into an unconventional love story with her "buyer."

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Warren McPherson (aka War) is a very rich, tortured and lonely man when he wins Baylee in a human trafficking auction. He's a social recluse and I loved loved loved how K Webster built his character. I found it refreshingly different and put a fresh spin on a rather overused plot device. Baylee is his muse...his kryptonite and I loved the progression of their love story. It was unhurried and kept my interest, anxiously anticipating his backstory explaining why he is the way he is. 

Let's just say War gets so much more than he paid for with Baylee. Within the darkness of his mind and overall theme of This is War, baby, we are gifted with patience and understanding on Baylee's part, healing and hope on War's.

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So yah, there's some darkness, especially in the beginning. Some is a bit graphic and if you're a fan of cucumbers in your salads, you a break from them for a while after reading this book.

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But all things must come to an end a head with this massive cliffhanger. Luckily the next book is out March 29th. It can't come soon enough. Another new author for me in 2016 that I'll be sure to stalk in the future. I love this resolution to try new's not let me down yet!


K.  Webster

K Webster is the author of dozens of romance books in many different genres including contemporary romance, historical romance, paranormal romance, and erotic romance. When not spending time with her husband of twelve years and two adorable children, she's active on social media connecting with her readers.

Her other passions besides writing include reading and graphic design. K can always be found in front of her computer chasing her next idea and taking action. She looks forward to the day when she will see one of her titles on the big screen. 

You can easily find K Webster on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and Goodreads! 


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