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HEARTBREAK WARFARE by Heather M. Orgeron & Kate Stewart
Release Date: November 8th, 2018
Contemporary Romance – Stand Alone
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,
4 ‘Running together’ Stars!
ARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.
Well, what a journey. WOW guys, just wow. I am 100% emotionally drained after finishing this book. Heartbreak Warfare is a roller coaster of emotions and I was not expecting it to be what it was. I literally do not have words to explain it. You just have to experience it to understand how heartbreaking and gripping this love story is. Also, this is not just a romance novel, it’s a tribute to the American soldier. I just want to say, well done Kate and Heather for such a fantastic piece of writing!
So, Heartbreak Warfare is a standalone novel and it’s the first collaboration between Heather M. Orgeron and Kate Stewart. This is Katy Scott’s story, a soldier who is leaving on tour and she is also leaving a husband and a son home. She and her best friend Muggins leave the US and that changes their lives forever. There they meet a group of men and they become friends. There Katy meets Chris Briggs. They feel a connection from the very start but they can’t and won’t act on it. And then, being in war, reality makes its appearance. And it’s extremely tragic.
We’re safe. As long as we’re connected, we’re safe.
I still don’t exactly know how to explain what I am still feeling, hours after finishing this book. Heartbreak Warfare is not easy to read. At all. It’s a very real vision of what happens in war and of what can actually happen to soldiers in their missions. It gets that bad that it’s almost unbearable to read at times. Unbearable because you feel so many emotions that you can’t stop crying. I simply cried my fucking eyes out sometimes. Many times. Also, you have to understand really well the whole situation to read between the lines of what happens between Katy and Briggs.
I am two different women, living in two separate worlds, in love with two different soldiers. In the haze that’s now my life, clarity is all I prayed for.
I was hooked to this story from beginning to end. I could not stop reading. I stayed until late to finish it because I wanted to stop feeling so heartbroken about the whole situation. Because after everything, Katy and Briggs are changed forever. They are not the same people and that is what affects to the love triangle in this story. Katy is married to Gavin, a husband that adores her and they have an adorable kid called Noah. Gavin suffers because he wants his wife back, the woman he fell in love with but Katy is re-leaving the nightmare of war every day. Also, she feels that only Briggs is able to understand her because of the connection that united them while in war.
And you probably know I am not a massive fan of love triangles but I am also a massive fan of Kate (and now Heather!) and I will literally read anything she writes. It was very complicated, painful and intense. I literally wanted to shake Katy so much for the whole situation sometimes because I was suffering for all of them. It took so many difficulties to finally reach a good point and a decision but it was completely comprehensible. Fate has its ways. And, as I said, Heartbreak Warfare is not an easy read but it also is totally worth it. Besides the love story, it is a raw portrait of the American soldier.
There are only two things in life I’m sure of: my love of this country and my love for you.
Therefore, my rating for Heartbreak Warfare is 4 STARS because Kate and Heather simply wrote an excellent book and their collaboration worked fantastically. The writing and the brutally frank emotions were written remarkably well, the characters are complex and stellar and the love story was unique, angsty and extremely moving. Again, not an easy read, especially because of the theme of war and also if you are not a fan of love triangles. But still, I am not a fan of them and I still recommend reading this book. So yeah, go blind, do not look for any spoilers and go read it!
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.