PoppyLove 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.
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
What a powerful, raw and gripping read! War Poppy devastated me. It wrecked my soul and I am still overwhelmed from all the emotions it put me through. I feel like my heart was put through the grinder!
Excellent writing for a very heavy and sensitive topic. Trauma and PTSD are portrayed honestly and with great care by our two authors.
This is not an easy book and the characters’ lives are not fairytales. The story is real and it doesn’t sugarcoat. It will make you think and it will surely make you feel. It is not a story for the faint of heart; it has triggers and it has pain.
Still, I highly recommend it because it was very refreshing; a breath of fresh air in a saturated genre. I couldn’t put it down.
I won’t go into plot details. Just read it.
Because sometimes characters need to be flawed.P.S. Stevie’s greatest fear is the impending zombie apocalypse. Think about it: swarming armies of decaying, oozing corpses stumbling around with clicking teeth, trying to eat your face. Nothing about that is good. NOTHING!
Lauren Lovell is an indie author from England.She suffers from a total lack of brain to mouth filter and is the friend you have to explain before you introduce her to anyone, and apologise for afterwards.
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