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This is War, Baby (War & Peace #1)

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My life had a plan. Until he invaded it and stole it all away. My captor took me and I became a pawn.

His strategy changed and he sent me away to WAR, because money is everything in this world.

In my WAR, though, I found peace.

I couldn’t help but find love where I least expected it, with a man who lived a battle every day of his life
…all inside his head.

But then my captor
Kindle Edition, 261 pages
Published February 29th 2016
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Jennifer Kyle

”In a game where only he knows the rules, I’m helpless in finding a strategy to win.”


This is my first book by K. Webster and it sure won’t be my last. The story was consuming, horrifying, exciting, and once War enters the story…perfectly imperfect and utterly captivating. My only criticism if any is that this book does end with a cliffhanger. The next and final book is set to release on March 29th. If you like dark books, broken sexy to die for heroes, please try this story o
SueBee★bring me an alpha!★

★★★★★! This is War, Baby, book 1 of 2. A dark twisted tale of girl’s fate after she is kidnapped & sold into sexual slavery!

“War is an ocean I’ll never be able to navigate.”

Books in War & Peace series should be read in order:
Book 1: This is War, Baby
Book 2: This is Love, Baby
Book 3: This Isn’t Over, Baby

In This is War, Baby (book 1) Baylee Winston, Bay is taken from her bedroom by a person she knows. Her captor rapes, abuses and violates her, then sells her to the highest bidder.

5 Stars!!


Wowza…what an intriguing, consuming book! Oh my…this author surprised me in such a good way. “This is War, Baby” was in a any another dark book I’ve read before. Not only for the fact that it’s starts with a bang, and dayum what bang, but it left me with my mouth hanging open so many f@cking times. Once I’ve read the prologue I knew I will love this book and I knew it will be as captivating as its title. And trust me it was! I couldn’t put it down! It was dark, twisted even d
Wow! This was fan-freaking-tastic! I kept seeing all the rave reviews for this book on my friends' pages, but I waited a while to finally read it. Honestly, I'm I expected it to be over-hyped. Now that I've read it, I can confidently say that it wasn't all hype. I devoured this book!

Kidnapped by her neighbor, seventeen year-old Baylee is forced to grow up quick. She's forced to endure things that nobody should have to. Overnight, she goes from regular teenage girl to sex slave.

When her captor, G
4.5 Stars


Wow. This is War, Baby started out with a bang. With that prologue alone, K. Webster snatched up my attention and did not let it go. Honestly, I could not put this one down. 17 year old, Baylee has her life all planned out, but when she is kidnapped, by a man she has always trusted, and secretly lusted over, everything changes.

"Sometimes, sweetheart, you have to make sacrifices. You, doll, are a sacrifice. Your part is small, but it is so significant."

Gabe wants Baylee, but he also wa
Jessica's Totally Over The Top Book Obsession
3 Peace and War Stars

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I hate writing middle of the road reviews. That is when I didn't hate a book but I didn't love it either. It was enjoyable but there were things about it I didn't care for. So bear with me please while I try to express my feelings on this book. This is War, Baby is the 1st book in the War & Peace series and I found it to be a pretty good read. I went into this read with really high expectations. The plot sounded so good. Almost all my friends loved it. It's got
Shelby *trains flying monkeys*
Seventeen year old Baylee is ready to go all the way with her boyfriend. Right as they are getting all freaky though, she is lying there dreaming about her dad's best friend. Who also happens to be her neighbor Gabe. Gabe breaks in as they are in the middle of it and kidnaps Baylee.
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Turns out Gabe is going to sale Baylee in the white market of sex slavery. But first he has to "train" her. This includes raping her, anal, and something with a cucumber that needs to be swiped from my memory.
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Jul 18, 2016 Bibi rated it did not like it
Shelves: dark
Say whaaaaaaaat?!! Can we please please pause the 5 star reviews because this is so not right.


We have Baylee, the 17-year-old female protag, who is abducted by a 40-year-old family friend.

He puts her in a hole for days without food or water ( to "condition" her ) then proceeds to rape (once with a cucumber) and degrade her and she, of course, gets off on the sexual "conditioning".

Thereafter, she is sold for $5m to a young male (War), who REALLY believes he was NOT purchasing a slave be
Hulya Kara Yuksel
Feb 08, 2016 Hulya Kara Yuksel rated it it was amazing
WARNING: This is a non-traditional M/F ROMANCE with a non-traditional ending. If you're under age 18, please think twice and then you read this book.
Ps. If you like to read dark / erotica / disturbing stories go ahead read it...

OH MY FUCKING GOD! My hands are shaking right now. And my heart, fuck I couldn't count how many times it beats in a minute.... (You'll understand me if you read the book!!! :))

God, why the hell I wait to read this book and why the fuck I did do this torture to myself cau
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༺**Complimentary Copy**༺ Provided by the author
"K. Webster" in exchange for an honest review..Thank you!!

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TITLE: This is War, Baby
AUTHOR: K. Webster
GENRE: Dark, Romance
RELEASE DATE: 29th February, 2016

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This book takes no prisoners, it's brutally dark, it's brutally raw, it's brutally beautiful, it's brutally twisted, it's brutally f*cked up, so all you brutally sick people *whispers like me* will love this book!!

Even though I've only read one other book other than this by this author
Jodi Bibliophile
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I’m about to lose my fucking mind. I want to cry, like I can’t fucking breathe!

Like did that just fucking happen?? Did I just read that fucking book??

Someone seriously needs to pinch my nipples or something! Because that has got to be a dream!


Or a nightmare, depending on how you look at it!

I have not been this engrossed in a fucking book since Corrupt…

I h

Wow, it's been a while since I've read a book that's similar to Beneath the burn. So, it's safe to say that I freaking looooved it!!! I love the raw and gritty and filthy stuff that the author throws at our 'innocent' minds. This is not a light-hearted read and it's definitely not for everyone. If you don't like sexual and psyhical abuse, humiliation and above all enslavement, then please move on. The rest of you perverted minds, welcome!


This story is devided in two main parts but for me there
Jan 22, 2016 Sophie rated it really liked it
Shelves: businessmen
4 I need answers STARS

Baylee is a normal 17 year old girl with a happy life, a boyfriend and a sick mother, who needs a new liver in order to survive her illness.

Everything changes when Gabe barges into her life and kidnaps her. Baylee's life will never be the same after everything that happens to her. The one who has captured her is deprived and has done a number on her, while preparing her for her buyer, since she knows that soon enough she will be sold to another sick monster. And that's when
I tried to finish this book, I really did, but my lord the amount of BS that is this book... I just couldn't, life is too short and all that.

Let's not suggar coat things and call them what they are, this book is porn on a darker side and a badly written one at that. The book starts with heroine having sex with her boyfriend and internally whining about him not being able to get her off. So while their at it, she is fantasizing about her father's friend who's been acting wei
Patty Belongs To Kellan~Jesse~Lautner~Miller~Garrett~Dean~Rafe~Liam~Prince Nicholas~Gianluca & Archer
*****FIVE STARS*****

I've read a bunch of K. Webster books so far but, DAMN, this was FANFUCKINGTASTIC!!!!!!

I am sitting here with a crushed heart!!
War better be OK!!!! AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!

On to book 2!!!!
ღFloღ the coffee addict
2 **prisoner of war** STARS

Oh well. That just wasn’t for me. I liked the idea of the book. The comparison to Pepper Winters and her Monsters in the Dark series intrigued me to no end, but for some reason I never really connected with the story or the characters.

This is War, Baby is the first part in the War & Peace series; a dark, kidnapping themed read. Baylee, a seventeen year old girl gets abducted by Gabe, her next door neighbour. He is in the market to sell her to the highest bidder but

RATING: 4 “More than okay.” Hearts!! :)

This is War, baby is an emotionally turbulent dark romance, making us audibly gasp and recoil from the horrors Baylee faces at the hands of her captor until we’re finally allowed that release of breath when an unexpected love interest steps on page.


In my fantasies, I can dream of a better time. One day maybe she’ll laugh with me. Until that time, I’ll dance with her in my head to the melody only she can create.

Dark romances can often be a source of str
Jacqueline's Reads
Mar 04, 2016 Jacqueline's Reads rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Jacqueline's Reads by: Paige
6 Beautiful and Crushing Stars

I took a gamble on this one. So many of my bookie friends mentioned how good this book was. Heck, my sister said she stayed up until 4am to finish reading it. I was instantly intrigued and well you can’t beat the raving reviews right?

This is War, Baby is a dark and twisted book. It will make you cringe and blush but you can’t help but keep on reading. You will be glued to the pages and nothing else matters until you finish. It’s also a beautiful story and I’m defini
NiCoLeTa E.
Feb 23, 2016 NiCoLeTa E. rated it really liked it
***4,5 "You're my Peace!!!" stars***

This was an unbelievably fucked-up story which i liked very much!!!

It started in a very sick way and you needed steely nerves to get through all this fucked up situation that our heroine had to get through and then it was giving you light in the darkness... and at the end... Bang!!! It took away your hope for once again and it left you with sorrow shining in your eyes and a bleeding heart!!!

But damn, it was a story that got imprinted inside my soul and i enj
Elfina Renee
Feb 27, 2016 Elfina Renee rated it it was amazing
Messed up, depraved, sinister and wrong on so many levels are a few words best to describe K. Webster This Is War, Baby.
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This extraordinary author delves into the horrifying nightmare of when a precious child is stolen. The unimaginable horror Baylee faces, the abuse of the psyche from a trusted family friend Gabe and the strong will to survive.
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Tho the content is extremely dark, not for the feint of heart, the quality of innocence glimmers through the pages in an unlikely hero. Talking about o
5 "Heaving" Stars

Holy Moly, K. Webster. Speechless.

This was superb. Unique. Dark but interspersed with giggles, passion and so much sweet.

This review is going to be sparse on details because it's one that needs to be allowed to play out. I was shocked over and over again as I read this dark yet delicious tale. While the warning is there for a reason, the story is not all doom and gloom. And just when I thought I knew where the story was going, jaw dropping twists showed me that I definitely did
Allison ❤️Will Never Conquer Her TBR❤️
Feb 29, 2016 Allison ❤️Will Never Conquer Her TBR❤️ rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Allison ❤️Will Never Conquer Her TBR❤️ by: Jennifer Kyle

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Sometimes I'll just dive into a book on blind faith or simply due to a recommendation of a trusted book friend. That was the case with This is War, baby. I'd never read a book before by K Webster but the dark premise of it called out to my inner dark-read whore.

Not going into a lot of detail on plot, this book is definitely of the darker nature but far less dark than a lot of books out there. This author credited Pepper Winters for dark-read advice and that's a great comparison. It's a hum
[insert gong sound]

"It is face the dark"


What the ever loving fuck???!!!!

What kind of ending is that?!

Ok, i ll go straight forward...and won't be writing the full review for book 1 until i get to the bottom of this...

But just to state this-it starts as dark as possible (i even had a moment of slight consideration of denying myself further encounters with a certain vegetable in question, yeah that sequence was a bit gross, even for me)

then the story turns onto a 360 degrees
Copy provided by author in exchange for an honest review

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 photo 368601c015d77cdeccfe6dfaef5ae2_zpsgldsy4jc.gif“After the hell I’ve endured over the past few days, this is heaven. The devil is my savior.”

In K. Webster’s wicked and twisted mind, she has once again delivered an epic mind-blowing, heart-pounding, dark, raw, gritty, devious and calculating romance that pushes boundaries. This is not a fairytale romance. There is no knight in shining armor. There is only darkness, torment, cruelty, and little hope. There is Hell where monsters exist. A
Jessica-❥Chatterbooks Book Blog❥
This is War, Baby is a dark romance that will have you hooked from the very first page. Seventeen year old Baylee is on the recieving end of a certain sexual act, trying desperately to enjoy it despite her sweet boyfriend's inexperience; when a masked man barges in her bedroom and kidnaps her. The masked man turns out to be, Gabe, a man she thought she knew very well. He is her 40 something year old neighbor and her father's best friend. Baylee soon finds out that she doesn't know him at all.

Beneath The Covers Blog
Feb 23, 2016 Beneath The Covers Blog rated it it was amazing
*I received and ARC for my honest review*

Holy Hell this book!!!!! So, normally in my reviews I like to give a little information about the characters BUT there is no way I can do it with this book because I don't want to give anything away.

If I thought that for one second I was hooked at the beginning of this book I was dead wrong because BOOM part two happens and I'm like WHAT!!!!??

To say I could not put this book down is a huge understatement, I'm talking every time I had to put it down I want
Mar 13, 2016 Amanda rated it really liked it
Shelves: dark-bdsm-kinky
Eww... this book has its dark and sick moment. At least for the first quarter and the cliffhanger in the end. The middle part seems to be more pleasant. There are some scene that is just gag worthy. Even though I can be freaky, but there are some lines that can't be cross. One of them is no playing with food.


When I saw the title of the book, I thought is a crime thriller or a comedy, I'm not expecting kidnap and sex trafficking. You might need to brace yourself during the part where Baylee under

I was hoping for another dark romance from K Webster. I'm not really enjoy her previous work (Dirty Ugly Toy) BUT this is so much better! It wasn't that DARK from my usual but DEFINITELY rock my world.

Baylee who is soon-to-be eighteen girl with a handsome boyfriend. She has to face the reality that she's been kidnapped by her own neighbor, Gabe. There is no going back. Gabe forced and trained her to be a perfect willing victim to face the world. Baylee need to obey in order to survive t
Dee Montoya
Aug 23, 2016 Dee Montoya rated it it was amazing

Dark, angsty and alluring!!! The perfect read!
Beatrice Masaluñga
Apr 22, 2016 Beatrice Masaluñga rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, adult
Thank you NetGalley for providing an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

Trigger Warning: This is a dark romance book. It has graphic scenes that will make you cringe.

Baylee Winston is a high school student who was kidnapped by someone. In her bedroom, in front of her boyfriend. Someone who is close to her family and a person she used to look up to. Gabe trained and ruined Baylee (don't get me into details.) beceause later on, he's going to sell her on a sex ring for a big sum of money. I swear
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K Webster is the author of dozens of romance books in many different genres including contemporary romance, historical romance, paranormal romance, and erotic romance. When not spending time with her husband of twelve years and two adorable children, she's active on social media connecting with her readers.

Her other passions besides writing include reading and graphic design. K can always be found
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Other Books in the Series

War & Peace (7 books)
  • This is Love, Baby (War & Peace, #2)
  • This Isn't Over, Baby (War & Peace, #3)
  • This Isn't You, Baby (War & Peace, #4)
  • This is Me, Baby (War & Peace, #5)
  • This Isn't Fair, Baby (War & Peace, #6)
  • This is the End, Baby (War & Peace, #7)

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“Get over it. It’s all in your head. I get so fucking tired of that line. Of course it’s in my goddamned head. If I knew how to get it out, I’d have already found a way to crack open my skull and scoop the shit out. Smear it all over the fucking walls and light it on fire. Watch it burn to the shitty-ass ground I have to walk on every single day.” 7 likes
“I like ‘em dirty. And you’re as dirty as they come. Soon, you’ll be just as dirty on the inside,” 6 likes
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