Wednesday, April 6, 2016

This is Love, Baby (War & Peace, #2) by K. Webster [REVIEW + GIVEAWAY]


My War was over and I had lost. My captor reminded me I was nothing more than his pawn.

His strategy never changed…it was always me.

But what he didn’t know was that LOVE always wins.

In my War, I’d found not only peace but LOVE as well.

I’d been through a battlefield with my War and LOVE was what brought us to the other side.

Our LOVE was beautiful and pure. Undying.

My captor thinks he has won this war. That I will LOVE him.
What he doesn’t know is this time, I’m the one with a strategy. I’m always thinking several moves ahead of him, my War taught me that.

I will outsmart him and find peace again.
This is a war I will win.
My LOVE will conquer all.

This is Love, Baby is a dark romance. Strong sexual themes and violence which could trigger emotional distress are found in this story. Terrible, terrible things happen to our poor heroine, so you’ve been properly warned. This story is NOT for everyone.

4.5 This is Love Stars
This is Love, Baby is the concluding story to the War & Peace series. This is series is the type of series that once you are finished reading, you want to reread again. It’s engaging, gripping and a mind-trip. It’s exactly the kind of suspenseful book I look for in a read.

This is Love, Baby begins where This is War, Baby ends. Baylee is kidnapped from Gabe again and we question if War is dead or alive.  I’ll have to say this book is for the Gabe fans. I love Gabe. He’s the super villain I love to hate. He’s ruthless, cruel and delusional. I also love that he loves Baylee so much. It’s just too addictive to read.

There is even a POV from Brandon, Baylee’s original boyfriend. Remember he went down on her before Gabe kidnapped her? I’m in the mixed about Brandon. Although I did like getting his POV because I found him entertaining, I think I would have liked it if he was more in the first book, so he didn’t feel as new to me in the second book. Throughout the book you question Brandon’s motives as he searches for Baylee, which added a little suspense to the book.

You don’t know if War is dead or alive, but you do get flashbacks, which is a little treat. I wish there were more treats, but I know the author was keeping us on our toes. I think the one major heartbreak of the book is that I craved WAR throughout the read. I wanted him to have his epic storyline. He is the sort of book boyfriend you didn’t think you would be into until he makes you fall in love with him.

The best thing about this series is the writing style. I love the way K. Webster writes. She can write a book with little bits of the Hero sprinkled throughout the read and it still makes me love this book. Her writing flows, the storyline seems well thought out and I love the surprises along the way.  

I also love that Baylee is stronger in this book, she chooses not to the victim and she fights tooth and nail to escape. It’s nice seeing her character change and develops throughout the two books.

Overall, I love this series. Do I crave more? Yes.  I think I will always crave more though because I feel so invested in the characters. I wouldn’t mind another book that kind of rounds out the lingering feelings I have, but regardless, I am satisfied.

An ARC was provided
 The door protests when I open it and it’s loud.  There’s no turning back now.  I have to go.
 I push through it and stride down the steps.  The memory of a few months before—him chasing me through the woods—is at the forefront in my mind.  If anything, it only spurs me to go faster.  With long strides, I ignore the bite of the gravel driveway on my bare feet as I put as much distance as I can between me and that godforsaken cabin.
 “Goddammit, Baylee!”

 His furious words from behind me make my heart freeze and I almost stumble.  Ignoring the hateful way his words echo in my head, I run faster than I ever have toward the road.  Heavy footsteps and frustrated grunts can be heard behind me.  My panic overwhelms me with fear and tears well in my eyes, blurring the world around me.  When my bare feet make purchase with the smooth, chilly concrete of the road, I almost cry out with joy.  Running becomes a thousand times easier and I soar with long strides. 
 I focus on the road ahead of me and the prize is my ultimate escape.
 I don’t count my steps.  I don’t worry about his punishments.
 Gabe will not catch me this time.
 The grumble of an engine just around the bend is just the spark I need.  My long legs carry me farther and faster than ever before.  I risk a glance behind me and nearly cry out.
 A monster chases me.

 Bare feet and bare chested, only jeans covering his long, powerful legs.
 Dark hair flapping in the wind.
 Eyes black with rage.
 Muscled chest flexing with the promise of recapture and retribution for my actions.
 His mouth is contorted into a horrifying snarl, and I wonder if he’ll tear through my flesh upon catching me.
 He will not catch me this time.

 Jerking my head forward, I pound along the freezing pavement toward the vehicle that now comes into view.
 Thank you, God!
 The black truck is barreling down the road.  Too fast.  Too out of control.  It’ll hit me, I think.
 The threat of tears burn in my throat as the sound of screeching tires echoes around me.  The truck never makes impact, though, and instead slams to a complete stop.  A door flings open and I charge toward it.

 “H-Help!” I croak, my voice dry and hoarse from exertion. 
 A man steps out and looks past me.  “Get in the truck!”
 The voice is comforting and familiar.  I don’t think twice about running past him and crawling into the cab of the truck.  When I lift my gaze out of the windshield, I see just how close Gabe is.  But instead of running right for us, he veers off to the tree line and reemerges with a large, thick branch.
 “Let her go and I won’t crack your skull open,” Gabe barks out at the man whose face is hidden from me.

 I could slam the door shut and drive off.  Leave the man to deal with the monster on his own.  The thought is fleeting and I don’t let it win.  If I left the man, Gabe would slaughter him.  It would be that man’s death sentence.
 “She’s coming with me, Gabe.”
 The voice.  Familiar.  Warm.  Easy.  And how does he know his name?
 Before I can contemplate much more, a gunshot goes off, shattering the early morning tranquility.  Gabe’s shoulder jerks back and he gapes at the man in shock.  He doesn’t take another second before turning and hauling ass back to the cabin. Another gunshot goes off but it misses Gabe’s retreating form. 
 “Baylee,” the voice whispers.  “Jesus, my Baylee.”
 The man steps into the open doorway of the truck and dips his head down to look at me.  Pained, green eyes assess me.  I’m so shocked, I simply stare at him with my mouth agape as he shoves the gun into the back of his pants.


This is War, Baby #1 AMAZON | REVIEW

This is Love, Baby #2 To Be Release March 29
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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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