Review: This is War, Baby by K.Webster

Title: This is War, Baby
Author: K.Webster

Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: K.Webster

Pub Date: February 29, 2016
Rating: 2 Stars

Our thoughts...

I went into this book thinking it was going to be a dark thriller, but alas I didn’t get that at all. *SPOILERS AHEAD*

We have Baylee the heroine who is a high school sweetheart in love with her boyfriend Brandon at the ripe age of seventeen who has the personality of a typical teenager. Her mother is in desperate need of a liver transplant, and her dad is an honest blue collar worker trying to make ends meet for the family. 

We meet Gabe at the beginning who is Baylee’s dad’s best friend. Baylee continually makes references to how hot he is and how she has dirty thoughts about him. The girl has a major crush, but of course, she is in love with Brandon, and they are going to get married and have lots of babies together. Until…

Que the kidnapping of Baylee by none other then Gabe himself. There was no mystery surrounding the kidnapping it was all laid out for us right at the beginning. Gabe plans on selling Baylee in two weeks time at a sex slave auction and he plans to “prepare” her for training until then. I never once felt scared for Baylee, nor did I feel Baylee felt that way. She tried to run once but that only ended in her getting beat among other things. Two weeks later and he has her all “cleaned” up looking lovely and carting her off to the show.

She makes no attempts to get away from the place she is. She is not frightened or scared. She just acts like she doesn’t care at all. I don’t know about you, but if that transpired I might fear for my life a little bit more knowing I was going to be sold to a possible sadistic man who might torture me until I died.  I still feel nothing from her character. 
Quickly she is sold for a cool five million from an anonymous donor. Gabe takes her away and throws her into the limo that houses the mystery man. We finally meet War.

War is an entirely different individual than I would have thought him to be. He is OCD to the max, and of course, there is a reason which we learn in the end. Baylee makes no attempts to fight him either and lays down to his every whim. He immediately falls for her for no reason at all. Why did he fall for her so quickly? How did she “calm” him right at the start? Was it her looks? Was it her personality? I could never figure out why in the hell he fell for a complete stranger in a matter of seconds. I was told everything, and shown nothing with the exceptions of a couple of scenes. I was very disconnected in context and that made this book go down a notch. 

War and Baylee form a relationship, and she tries to learn about him and all of his problems while waiting to hear from her parents.  She send emails, but only hears a few vague ones in an attempt to get her to return home. (This part of the story is in the back round for awhile, and we still don’t know what's going on with her parents at the end.)

Baylee turns eighteen, and that’s when War and Baylee seal the deal. Right at midnight. Yep, you heard it here.  After that guess who shows back up to take Baylee back? I guess you will have to read it to find out. The ending was not as shocking as I would have hoped. So if you wanted a great review for this story, I just can’t give it to you know matter how hard I want to. It just wasn’t edgy enough for me. The editing was great and the whole story behind War being OCD as well as writing an OCD character were on point, but everything else was extremely cliché or overdone in my opinion. If only I felt a connection to Baylee things might have gone differently for me.

Two stars.

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