Remember when I said we couldn’t speak after parting 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,
5 Star Review by Lorena
This book was EPIC!
My heart was broken so many times that it feels like I can't fully put it back together yet. I was consumed with this story from beginning to end.
Kate Stewart always slays me with her books ALWAYS! This was one hell of a collaboration. I haven't read anything by Heather before this book, but now she's going on my "to read" list because this book was EVERYTHING!
Three people in a love triangle for sure. What can you expect when you go to war and are stuck with another soldier for days, weeks, months! Briggs and Scottie were each other's lifeline at one low point in their lives and once Scottie went back home to her family safe and sound, she was beyond broken that it was hard for her to get back on track.
Scottie's husband and her son were her everything before she went to Baghdad, but once she came back a changed woman, it was hard to tell if everything would go back to normal.
I didn't know who I was rooting for because it was such a hard decision, she could have gone either way because both men loved her unconditionally. Both soldiers had everything she's ever wanted in a man, so how do you choose? Technically though, your heart is the one who chooses for you and even though it was hard and painful, I think it went the way it had to.
Both men were wonderful, sweet, kind, both were different in their own ways, but both owned Scottie's heart, which was the hard part.
I can't tell you how much this book is stuck in my head and in my heart.
Heartbreak Warfare will forever be a favorite of mine.
5 Star Review by Ashley
My heart. Heartbreak Warfare slayed me. Tore my heart to bits- more than once. Don't even get me started on my misty eyes. From page one I was pulled in and my heart was already on the line. Kudos to Heather M. Orgeron and Kate Stewart for not holding back and making this book real and raw.
There was something about Katy that just made me want to hug her. She was so strong and determined to make the most of her time away from her family. She would keep her nose to the ground, do her work, miss her family like mad while counting down the days and then go home. What she wasn't expecting was the likes of Briggs. With an ego as big as his...He liked that she was immune to his jokes and innuendo.
But nothing could've prepared them for what happened next. Goodness me. I literally jumped. My heart was pounding and breaking. And that was just the beginning of what Katy and Briggs would suffer through. It was brutal. I had to put the book down more than once because I couldn't see through the tears. Here's your warning- it's hard. It's painful. It's life changing. Something changed between Katy and Briggs during that time too.
I thought things were going to be alright once the rescue happened, I was dead wrong. Both Briggs and Katy's life spiraled out of control. They were battling demons nobody could see. Nobody could know. They coped the best they could, but something just wasn't clicking. Something was missing. Each other.
There was a lot of pressure on Katy and I have no clue what I would do if I was in her shoes. There were hard decisions to be made. Choices that would effect not just her but her husband and son. And all Briggs could do was wait and hope and pray that in the end, Katy's choice would heal his heart too. I won't say much more because it feels like I've said way too much already but I've truly only scratched the surface.
I finished this book days ago and I still can't get it out of my head. Or my heart. Heather M. Orgeron and Kate Stewart took military romance and turned it on its head. Heartbreak Warfare devastated me. Briggs and Katy's story touched on some heavy topics. While it wasn't an easy read, it is one that will stay with me for ages to come. Read it. Feel it. Take that journey. Experience the pain, the struggle, the hope. the loss, the love. I promise you it is more than worth the beating your heart will take.
About the Authors
Heather M. Orgeron is a Cajun girl with a big heart and a passion for romance. She married her high school sweetheart two months after graduation and her life has been a fairytale ever since. She’s the queen of her castle, reigning over five sons and one bossy little princess who has made it her mission in life to steal her Momma’s throne. When she’s not writing, you will find her hidden beneath mounds of laundry and piles of dirty dishes or locked in her tower (aka the bathroom) soaking in the tub with a good book. She’s always been an avid reader and has recently discovered a love for cultivating romantic stories of her own.
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Texas native, Kate Stewart lives in North Carolina with her husband, Nick, and her naughty beagle, Sadie. She pens messy, sexy, angst-filled contemporary romance, as well as romantic comedy and erotic suspense because it's what she loves as a reader.
Kate is a lover of all things '80s and '90s, especially John Hughes films and rap. She dabbles a little in photography, can knit a simple stitch scarf for necessity, and on occasion, does very well at whiskey.