Brandon O'Keiffe was my first crush, my first kiss and the first boy to break my heart.
I cannot tell you how much of a roller-coaster ride of emotions I have been on with War Poppy. I made so many notes of the beautiful and heartwarming words I could make teasers over and over.
I felt every emotional push and pull of the characters. A story of love and loss,moving forward and the battles with ptsd.
This isn't a true story but I can personally say I know someone dear to me who went through the exact same battles and lost the war. I can't even go into details about this book without it hurting, it broke me. I enjoyed the relationships aspects and at some points it felt like a love triangle with the angst even though it's not. These two authors are brilliant writers and combined dynamic.
I hope other fighters in this story get a book I did love that part of the plot but Brandon hurt my heart.
A beautiful childhood to adulthood best friends love story.
I finish this book heartbroken, Brandon broke my heart and I commend the authors for a beautiful and heartbreaking story, one I won't forget for a while.
Arc gratefully received for honest review:
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.
Release Date February 6th