on November 1st, 2018
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Military Romance
I received this book for free from in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Remember when we parted 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,
We are celebrating the release of HEARTBREAK WARFARE by Heather M. Orgeron & Kate Stewart! Don’t forget to one-click this heart-stopping, emotional story today!
Hands down, Heartbreak Warfare is the most gut-wrenching books I’ve read in this year, at least in my most recent memories! I cannot convey more strongly how this crushed me, then built me back up again. I started this with my heart pounding. I could hear the blood rushing through my head, and this didn’t let up the entire time. I absolutely could not put it down. Centered around medic Katy Scott and Private Chris Briggs the story speaks to the savagery of war and shows how trauma creates a bond between people.
I read this is in one afternoon and when I woke in the wee hours of the morning, after having slept for all of 3 hours, I found myself thinking about this book and wondering how the heck I would write a review. How could I talk to the profound impact that the trauma of the experience of being on the ground in a war zone holds? The trauma of being the spouse or a child and fearing the loss of their being (physically and mentally). And the story, the conditions the authors wrapped around the characters. It’s certainly not a romance, and yet maybe it is. It’s definitely a love story, and most definitely a hate story. There are some particularly brutal moments (that could be triggers for some) and these left me sobbing. There are moments that I think I read, I certainly recall the outcome, but I don’t recall the details. I think my mind went away for a moments at a time. And some of these are on US soil. It’s just so tragic and there are times bad decisions are made that left me reeling.
“It’s the one relationship I can end on my terms. Even as my body forces tears of mourning from me, I rebuke them for weakness, and instead of cleansing me, it fuels me. Because I’m still angry. And this time it’s got everything to do with the choices I’ve made because of the foolish muscle.”
I don’t think I have to say it, but the writing is stunning. Heather and Kate create an outstanding story of extraordinary circumstances and the havoc it wreaks upon a person and their family. I expected drama and I was surprised by everything else. I was heartbroken for Gavin and Noah, but mostly for Katy. I was heartbroken for Chris and I flipped and flopped on what I wanted the outcome of his story to be. When I thought my heart couldn’t take anymore Heather and Kate gave me reason to hope and want things to end the way they did.
~Review by Cyndi
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About the Authors:
Heather M. Orgeron is a Cajun girl with a big heart and a passion for romance. She married her high school sweetheart two months after graduation and her life has been a fairytale ever since. She’s the queen of her castle, reigning over five sons and one bossy little princess who has made it her mission in life to steal her Momma’s throne. When she’s not writing, you will find her hidden beneath mounds of laundry and piles of dirty dishes or locked in her tower(aka the bathroom) soaking in the tub with a good book. She’s always been an avid reader and has recently discovered a love for cultivating romantic stories of her own.
A Texas native, Kate Stewart lives in North Carolina with her husband, Nick, and her naughty beagle, Sadie. She pens messy, sexy, angst-filled contemporary romance as well as romantic comedy and erotic suspense because it’s what she loves as a reader. Kate is a lover of all things ’80s and ’90s, especially John Hughes films and rap. She dabbles a little in photography, can knit a simple stitch scarf for necessity, and on occasion, does very well at whiskey.
Contact Kate- Emailfirstname.lastname@example.org