Title: War Poppy
Author: Nicole Lynne (Stevie J. Cole & LP Lovell)
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: 02-06-2017
Genre(s): Military Romance
Page Count: 285
Heat Level: 3.5 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5
Love and war. Two words that should have little association, but to me the two go hand in hand. Both are a tragedy. They rip you open and spit you out. The war killed my husband, Connor, shattered my will to live, and took my best friend. Brandon may not have physically died in that war, but his soul did. And now we’re left to pick up the wreckage. Expected to move on when all that is left is the ruins of a life we once had.
War. It took everything from me, even myself. When you’re only able to exist, death seems like a blessing. Pain…a welcome distraction. I ran from everything associated with my past, and then she found me, fighting, drowning myself in whisky, trying to forget. She reminds me of Connor, of what I’ve lost—what we’ve lost. In the midst of destruction, she’s a salvation I don’t deserve.
I shouldn’t love him.
I shouldn’t love her.
Love is a war we never should have fought.
War Poppy was a great 5 star read.
I don’t even know where to start with this review. I am a complete sobbing mess and am emotionally exhausted. This story involves a very serious topic, PTSD.
Brandon has been struggling since his best friend’s death. He went AWOL from the military because he is haunted by what happened, why was he the only one that survived?
They say the people who are left behind are the ones who suffer the most when it comes to death and ain’t that the truth?
When Poppy finally finds Brandon, he is completely lost. She tries so hard to get him back, just when things are going great something happens that triggers bad things. Brandon does illegal fighting to relieve some of his stress.
Polly has flashback memories from when they were all teenagers, we quickly discover who her first choice was and why she needs Brandon to help her heal. Can they help each other?
You bring me peace when all I know is war.
This isn’t goodbye, only see you later.
I can’t say much more because I don’t want to give anything away. I really liked all of the secondary characters, they really added a great element to the story. These two authors have done a great job with this series and have completely obliterated my heart. I couldn’t put the book down until I was done. Be warned that this is not your typical story and you will be left with a shocking conclusion. I am looking forward to reading more from this series. I found that Pre-War is currently free on Amazon and I have 1-clicked so that I can get the back history on these best friends. 1-click and get started today but keep the kleenex handy.