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PoppyLove 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. Brandon 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.


Book 2, War Hope is releasing May 2, 2017


*** ARC provided by author in exchange for honest review ***

20. Estimated number of veterans who take their own lives every day in the U.S. alone. (US Department of Veteran Affairs)

‘War Poppy’ by Nicole Lynne captures and engulfs you in the life of a male; Brandon O’Keife, who has severe PTSD. He tries to outrun his thoughts and emotions with alcohol and fighting in an underground club, but the one woman who he does not want to see shows up at his doorstep and tries to not let the darkness consume him. Poppy Turner Blaine, lost her husband and best friend in war. She is barely surviving so she hunts down the one man who she believes will help her heal. As it turns out, she is lost just as much as Brandon is and both seem to be in a tailspin of life.

“They say the people who are left behind are the ones who suffer the most when it comes to death...”

Two lost, broken souls reconnect. Poppy is the light to Brandon’s darkness even though she struggles with her own pain. Will they let each other fall or will they help each other overcome the grief and hurt? Will the darkness consume them or will light shine through?

This is not your typical romantic novel. This story is a emotional rollercoaster that you will need a box of kleenex close at hand. As a military spouse myself, this was hard to read, but Ms. Lynn has written a poetic novel of what PTSD can do to a veteran. She has a way with words that gives the reader, the emotional picture of abuse that a veteran holds inside after a traumatic event.  

5 Emotional Stars

Reviewed by: Allyson S.

Stevie J. Cole

Stevie J. Cole lives deep in the woods of Alabama with her husband and two precious daughters. She studied Epidemiology concentrating on cancer research but has always had a passion for writing. Some of her stories will strip you bare, some will give you nightmares, but the one thing she can promise is that she will always give you stories that make you feel.Raw. Gritty. Love. Because sometimes characters need to be flawed.P.S. Stevie's greatest fear is the impending zombie apocalypse. Think about it: swarming armies of decaying, oozing corpses stumbling around with clicking teeth, trying to eat your face. Nothing about that is good. NOTHING!

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LP Lovell

Lauren Lovell is an indie author from England.She suffers from a total lack of brain to mouth filter and is the friend you have to explain before you introduce her to anyone, and apologise for afterwards.

She's a self-confessed shameless pervert, who may be suffering from slight peen envy.LP loves to hear from readers so please get in touch.

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