The good guys always win, right? Not always…
Seventeen-year-old Baylee Winston had plans for her life, including a plan to lose her virginity to her boyfriend, Brandon. While she and Brandon take it all a step at a time, Baylee can’t help mentally acknowledging her father’s close friend and next door neighbor, Gabe. Sure, he’s a lot older, yet Baylee can’t help her harmless fantasies.
While she and Brandon are in the middle of fooling around, it all comes to an end when Brandon is attacked, and then Baylee is abducted from her room. When Baylee eventually wakes up and finds herself in a dark pit, she discovers her captor: Gabe.
What is Gabe’s motive? To prepare Baylee for sale. Insisting that buyers will want to take her in all sorts of ways, Gabe takes it upon himself by doing disgusting things to her, all the while claiming he loves her, that she’ll eventually enjoy what he does to her. It’s for her own good, he reminds her, and that she’ll be better equipped to handle what’s coming her way. So disgusting! After Baylee is sold, Gabe promises to come back for her. Baylee fears the worst, until she meets her buyer: a man in his late 20s, who’s filthy rich, yet he’s battling his own trauma that lead to his paranoia of germs. So why did he purchase Baylee? What’s with his random episodes? And why did Gabe betray Baylee, a girl he’d known since she was a child?
As K. Webster’s books advise, read at your own risk. They’re not for everyone. This Is War, Baby is the first book in the War and Peace series, and it involves human trafficking, rape, violence, consensual sex, and realities based on victims of Stockholm Syndrome. Despite the many graffic scenes, I do enjoy the storylines. There were enough scenes that made me cringe, yet I read on. After getting to the cliffhanger ending, I told myself I’ll have to purchase the second book. I love cliffhanger endings, by the way. Feel free to post your comments. Happy reading!