A War Like Ours

Saffron A. Kent
A War Like Ours
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The Wild Rose Press Inc (Scarlet Rose)
Release Date
February 2017
Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance, New Adult

Three weeks ago, James Maxwell's wife died in a car accident, but he hasn't been able to tell his five-year old daughter the heartbreaking truth behind her mother's death. Instead, he packs them up and leaves for a summer resort in upstate New York to spend a few peaceful weeks and to gradually break the news. But a spirited and outspoken maid at the resort has figured out his secret.

After witnessing her mother's violent death at the hands of her stepfather, Madison Smith has turned aimless and bitter toward the world—men, in particular. Her dead-end job at the local resort and her convenient girlfriend barely keep Madison from falling apart. When she meets James, however, she's driven to protect his child from the darkness she sees inside him.

But Madison doesn't expect to find that very darkness irresistible. Drowning in guilt and memories, neither does James expect to be drawn to the sharp-witted woman who has made his life miserable. When their tempers flare, a brutal kiss triggers a need that blurs the lines of hate and desire. As their lust spins out of control, they must decide if their attraction is worth fighting for or if love is the real enemy.

Book Review by Rachel's Willful Thoughts (reviewer)
Oct 16, 2017   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
25 people found the following review helpful
As an avid reader, it takes a lot to surprise me. Author Saffron Kent not only delivered an angsty story with A WAR LIKE OURS, but she grabbed me by the heartstrings and made me ugly cry.

While some readers might have difficulty if they aren't comfortable with a bit of LGBT material, I was blown away by the plot twist. Not only was it perfect for this storyline, but the author did a phenomenal job explaining the relationship between Madison and Julia. The very idea that Madison and James would be attracted to each other seemed a bit far-fetched, but to see it unfold was impressive.

One of the biggest strengths of this story is the character development. The author didn't pull any punches in creating truly broken characters. Just when I thought I had a solid grasp, another detail emerged. Madison's character provided such a contrast with her emotional ups and downs.

The end result is a story that will leave a mark on readers, whether to be aware of the quiet suffering of others or to embrace life with both hands. Despite the ugliness found within the events, this was a beautiful story.
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