LIVE EARLY!!! Heartbreak Warfare by Heather M. Orgeron & Kate Stewart is available now + FREE in Kindle Unlimited!!!
“If I could rate Heartbreak Warfare 10 stars, I would. And if I had to describe it in one word… epic.” – A.M. Madden
“Heartbreak Warfare is THE book to read this fall, so clear your calendar… 6+++++ stars!!” – Totally Bex
“This book was EVERYTHING!!! … if you only read one book this year, make it this one.” – The Romance Cover
One word – MASTERPIECE!!! I have been a fan of Kate Stewart for a long time and every book I read tops the last one. Heartbreak Warfare is a collaboration with author Heather M. Orgeron (who I have never read in the past) and I am going to say their writing is SEAMLESS and this story is EPIC. Best of this year!!!
Okay so, I feel like this book warrants a few warnings but I can see why the authors did not do it. I cannot reveal any warnings either without spoiling it. I think you just have to go in with an open mind. This story happens in war time and you know war is a total mess. The unimaginable happens, and no one comes out of it the same person ever again. The hero and heroine in this book is FLAWED, BROKEN and DAMAGED physically and emotionally. It’s not an easy book read. It is INTENSE and BRUTALLY HONEST. Some parts I could not stomach and needed a break from reading. I felt sick because I know it is the absolute TRUTH!
Katy and her husband are both soldiers in the military. Katy left her husband and son for a tour of duty in Iraq. There she met a group of people and they bonded. One man Briggs, especially stood out from the group. Briggs is a shameless flirt. He has no problem letting Katy know how he felt and he knows the chemistry that is sizzling between them isn’t one way. Katy fights off her attraction for Briggs until the unthinkable happened. After months of tortuous nightmares and the trauma that Katy and Brigg suffer they finally come home. What they did not expect was that their lives were forever changed. No matter how hard they tried, what they shared on those fateful days in Iraq cannot be forgotten. God, I have to say I am very conflicted about Katy and Briggs relationship but you know the saying “you cannot judge people until you have walked in someone else’s shoes” – that is exactly how I feel. Blame it on the circumstances or whatever … but one thing’s for certain – the heart does not choose who to love. What I love most about Kate Stewart is that she is honest in her story – edgy, controversial, complicated – no APOLOGIES. Like it or not she is who she is!!!
Heartbreak Warfare is so much more than a love story though. It’s heartbreaking, raw, emotional, and haunting. It’s depicting what war can do to people. War is UGLY. It wrecked people, leaves SCARS and CHANGES people!!! It makes me think long and hard about the heroes out there protecting our country while I am in my warm bed at night. It is about forgiveness to others and oneself. I have read reviews that the ending wrapped up what appears to be happily ever after all around but personally I don’t think of it that way … I don’t think anyone can be “fixed” and “cured” after a few rounds of therapy. The hero and heroine are surviving. It will always be a work in progress of getting heathier each day. Am I sad that innocent people got hurt in the process? YES! But in reality, everyone moves on and that is part of life.
Heather and Kate are truly BRILLIANT in both their writing and creating this EPIC love story!
This book CHANGED ME!
Remember when I said we couldn’t speak after parting 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,