Do you have that one friend who you love but he/she does the stupidest stuff? Yes? Let me tell you about this book.
I went back and forth in my mind for 2 days trying to figure how to rate Heartbreak Warfare by Heather M. Orgeron and Kate Stewart. In the end, 3 STARS is all I can give.
This was my first Heather M. Oregon book and my third Kate Stewart book. I don’t regret reading this story but there was a disconnect somewhere for me.
I can’t promise I won’t get a bit messy but I’m going to do my best to keep it pretty.
Let’s start with what the author has to say. . .
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,
First I want to state that this book is beautifully written. I can see how hard they worked to create the world within the pages. I don’t want to discredit that by any means. My 3 STAR rating is based on the story itself.
Katy/Scottie is a 25 y/o solider who goes off for her first tour of war.
Gavin is Katy’s husband of 6 years and the father of her son. He is also a captain in the army.
Briggs/Chris is solider who Katy meets while she is overseas working for her country.
Of course 1+1+1= Love Triangle
Briggs and Katy end up going through some crazy as fuck shit overseas that brings them close together. It’s really heartbreaking if I’m being honest. It is this and only this that forces me to give 3 STARS. It was beautifully fucking written. I felt that it to my core. I wouldn’t wish that situation on my worst enemy (maybe I would actually).
It’s this situation that creates a huge emotional affair between Briggs and Katy. Honestly, any man or woman put in their position would have an emotional affair. Some things are just going to happen.
Here’s my issue – 67.5% of the following decisions the characters made afterwards were like nails on the chalkboard.
Katy reminded me of that one stupid friend that just won’t listen. You know you should feel a bit bad about it because they’ve gone through so much but they are trying you patience?! We all have one. You’re probably thinking of yours right now.
That was Kate or Katy or Scottie. Whatever her name was. 🤦🏾♀️
I wanted Gavin step the fuck up. I wanted Briggs to get his life together. I wanted Katy to find peace and happiness all the while to grow the fuck up. I wanted her to stop using her trauma to justify hurting Gavin and Briggs. I feel 42% sorry for saying that because I knowing the girl was going though some heavy shit but enough was enough when it came to other peoples emotions. Nope. Sorry, not sorry. I just couldn’t following her reasoning.
All in all, I can see why so many other people enjoyed it. I would have lived my best never being exposed just fine.
Do I recommend this book? I don’t know. Its one some may love and others won’t. It’s personal preference. It’s on KU if you want to give it a try.
Will you read another book by this author? Kate Stewart – yes. Heather M. Orgeton – IDK, maybe.
Look, I kept it pretty! Yay me 💃🏾💃🏾💃🏾
TTYL, lovers. . .
Remember to follow all things messy. . .
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2 thoughts on “Heartbreak Warfare by Heather M. Orgeron and Kate Stewart”
Well Danielle I totally respect and love your review. All that you said is true. I guess my rating of 5 stars was because how not perfect Katy was, how much I wanted tp tell them to choose I also felt that she was a victim. Of her emotions. Of the situation. And even if I wanted to scream “woman up” (lol) I also thought that we are quick to judge but every person reacts differently to a trauma. She never asked for it. So I was drowned in a lot of conflicting emotions and heartbreak. And that’s what I ask from a book. To make me feel.
Thank you loads, Sophie! This book for a tough one for me to rate. In the end, it just didn’t work for me. I felt terrible about what she went through. It made me feel for those with PTSD more than I did before.