Review: This is War, Baby, by K. Webster

This is War, Baby (War & Peace, #1)This is War, Baby by K. Webster
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Wow! This was fan-freaking-tastic! I kept seeing all the rave reviews for this book on my friends’ pages, but I waited a while to finally read it. Honestly, I’m I expected it to be over-hyped. Now that I’ve read it, I can confidently say that it wasn’t all hype. I devoured this book!

Kidnapped by her neighbor, seventeen year-old Baylee is forced to grow up quick. She’s forced to endure things that nobody should have to. Overnight, she goes from regular teenage girl to sex slave.

When her captor, Gabe, puts her up for sale at an illegal auction, Baylee comes face to face with men more depraved than she could have ever imagined. The prospect of being sold to one of them terrifies her more than the thought of returning home with Gabe. Nonetheless, she is sold to the highest bidder.

Baylee’s new owner, War, is an absolutely incredible character. I loved every minute of this story told from his POV. The way his mind worked was amazing and so completely fucked up! The author really did a great job of letting the reader inside his head. Despite all of the abnormalities in a his thought patterns, I felt a connection to him right away.

Similarly, Baylee was a character that I connected with easily. Although I didn’t understand how she could just “roll” with some of the things that took place, I appreciate that everyone handles things differently. Until you’re in that situation, you don’t really know what you’d do.

I don’t want to give too much away, but I will say that the story almost feels like 2-3 stories. This isn’t due to lengthiness, but rather the fact that there are 2-3 major “mood” shifts. The author breaks the book into Parts, which I think worked quite well in this case.

The story begins sweetly, but quickly shifts into a very dark, erotic story. Then, the story takes on a sweet and heartwarming feel. Lastly, the book ends with a huge, suspenseful cliffhanger.

Again, I don’t want to say too much. Just know that this one blew my mind! Yes, I guessed many of the things that happened. However, the story didn’t go where I thought it would in the very beginning, so there were some surprises. The characters were fabulous and the writing was impeccable. I loved this story and jumped right into the next one.

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