Heather M. Orgeron & Kate Stewart
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,
Hold onto your heart if you read this book. I mean the title tips you off that you’re going to go through the wringer of emotions.
I REALLY don’t like love triangles BUT I’m making an expectation for this book. It was well done. And had me trying to figure out how it will all end.
But what caught my attention for reading this book was the role reversal. The woman was the one leaving her husband and son behind as she serves her time in the military. In the military books I’ve read it’s the guy going off to serve his time and leaving his family behind. So, that piqued my interest.
There are 3 POV and each one is likable. In a love triangle, there’s usually one character who is a jerk which makes it easy for the reader to root for the other person to be with the main character.
But that wasn’t the case in this book. There are no bad guys unless you count what happens to two of the characters while they were serving.
Katy goes off to war as one person and she returns as a changed person from the trauma she suffered while serving. Being a prisoner of war flipped her life upside down: she is captured with another soldier. To survive what they endure they form a bond and that bond is something they aren’t able to free themselves of once they are rescued.
The story felt very real and has probably happened more times than we know in real life. It really showcased what trauma can do to a person and how it can change their inner core.
My heart hurt for all the characters in the book.
HEARTBREAK WARFARE will rock the reader to their core.
Audiobook source: Hoopla
Narrator: Aaron Shedlock & Tracy Marks
Length: 11H 3M