Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Wargasm (Payne Brothers, #3)” as Want to Read:
Wargasm (Payne Brothers, #3)
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview


(Payne Brothers #3)

4.08  ·  Rating details ·  473 ratings  ·  117 reviews
Marius Payne is the kind of soldier who makes me go commando.

He’s the only man I’ve let invade my foxhole, but now he’s occupying my heart.

And that’s when he drops a bombshell.

Marius is arrogant. He’s broody. And he’s wounded in more ways than one. The only way he can secure a cushy job in DC is if he softens his image and transforms from a rogue Navy SEAL into a family ma
Paperback, 386 pages
Published May 3rd 2019 by Independently published (first published May 26th 2018)
More Details... Edit Details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Wargasm, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Wargasm

Community Reviews

Showing 1-30
Average rating 4.08  · 
Rating details
 ·  473 ratings  ·  117 reviews

More filters
Sort order
Start your review of Wargasm (Payne Brothers, #3)
Emily (Mrs B's Books)
**My thanks to the author for providing me with a free copy for an honest review**

Although this book is part of a series you do not need to read any of the previous books in order to read this one, a bit like i have done.

Marius has only very recently returned home as a wounded veteran from the Navy and comes foul of Gretchen and her defence of the handicap parking place that he rolls up into.

Gretchen is a woman who has been turned upside down by the fact that he 58 year old father has decided to
Isha Coleman
May 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: first-reads
Wargasm is a serious story that never takes itself too seriously. Sosie Frost takes readers back to the town of Butterpond where the residents are as quirky as the name is cheesy and sets about stealing your heart. Marius and Gretchen are not each other's first choice. He's a bloody, battered soul. She's a touch neurotic. Yet despite the odds they fit. In life and love the greatest blessings are the one's we never saw coming, but are hopeless to live without. Heaven help my heart. ...more
Sosie Frost does it again. Hilarious! 1-Click it now. On sale for .99 cents ... includes BONUS stories ... first two Payne Family stories and While They Watch. Steal of a Deal AND they are good stories ... can't beat .25 cents a story ... get it while it's on sale or free to read with KU.

Review to follow ... soon.>

Jun 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc-review
Another good romantic comedy from Ms Frost. This is the 3rd in the series but the second book I have read. Marius is the moody, ex navy seal with a quick wit that is the perfect match for Gretchen. She is unconventional and a little crazy in a good way. The banter between the two is fun. The antics that the get into is unorthodox to say the least. It not a surprise that they think it is okay to have a baby so that Marius can get a good job in DC. The story is fun w
Miss D.
If "Babyjacked" is about second chances & trust and "Boyfrenemy" about hope & honesty, then you can add the third love story in this series, "Wargasm," to be about fear & acceptance.

Gretchen and Marius definitely have a meet cute that gets awkward fairly quickly. All Gretchen sees is a hot guy who is parked illegally. She flirts with him but is also about him not taking advantage of the law, not knowing he's actually using a prosthetic limb. Marius sees a sexy distraction he is enjoying flirting
May 30, 2018 rated it it was ok
This is the first novel by this author I have read, so I can speak from experience that you do not have to read the other novels in this series to enjoy this one.

And don't get me wrong, there is something to be enjoyed about this novel. To be frank, I think they did a phenomenal job with the inner demons faced by a lot of military members when they come home from war.

The rest of this... this whatever it was? Hahahahah NO.

I thought I was getting a story where two friends agree to have a child.
Sara Oxton
May 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wargasm by Sosie Frost a five-star read that will have you having lots of argasms. This is the third book in the Payne Brothers Romance but each book can be a stand-alone. This time it’s the turn of wounded War hero Marius Payne, he may be broken but he wont be beaten down, well unless that beat down comes in the form of a certain little lady Gretchen Murphy and what a lady, she will heard more that Geese in this crazy, wild story. Sosie Frost is one of those authors more people need to know abo ...more
Jun 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
I was given a copy of this to review.

I enjoyed this one too just like the first two books. I will admit though that this one is my least favorite so far. I say that because I saw that she is planning on writing another one. I was glad that everything worked out for Gretchen and Marius but I wasn't a fan with how it all went down. The reason being was that they were trying to have a baby for all the wrong reasons. Thankfully they got it all together in the end and everything was right.
Victoria  Williams
Favorite book in Series

I loved this book, there were so many laugh out loud moments, I thoroughly enjoyed every moment. I received this book as an ARC, and I have to say that Maurius and Grethen are my favorite couple in the series so far. I enjoy the quick wit, and the snappy responses. This is not your typical military romance, it is so much better, I totally recommend this book.
Nicole Benjamin-hardin
Quirky Read

This was an interesting take on an injured soldier returning from war. The way the author wove in the importance of loved ones helping in the healing process. I love that this story really intermingled with previous reads, and reiterated the the farm and how they are truly a family.
Sara Oxton
Jun 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Wargasm by Sosie Frost a five-star read that will have you having lots of argasms. This is the third book in the Payne Brothers Romance but each book can be a stand-alone. This time it’s the turn of wounded War hero Marius Payne, he may be broken but he wont be beaten down, well unless that beat down comes in the form of a certain little lady Gretchen Murphy and what a lady, she will heard more that Geese in this crazy, wild story. Sosie Frost is one of those authors more people need to know abo ...more
May 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

I. LOVED.THIS.BOOK! Sosie's books are always a good read. This book, by far is my favorite. The banter between Gretchen and Marius was amazing. And the humor. There are so many scenes throughout that had me rolling. I can't recommend this book enough!
Dec 15, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I felt that this book was well worth the read with the good storyline and characters that were so well detailed that I ended up reading this book in one sitting!
May 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

I laughed so much reading this book. Gretchen was a hot mess and just what Marius needed. Can’t wait to read what’s next!
Karen's Bookshelf
The Payne Family is back and next up in this series of emotionally and physically bruised brooding sexy bunch is Marius. Marius is a Navy Seal, at least he was until a career ending injury took that away from him and now he’s trying to figure out his new normal, whatever that may be.

Gretchen is just going through the motions as her father and his very young fiancée plan their happil-ever-after. Of course she’s not happy about their impending nuptials but she will go along with it as long as her
Jun 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely adore this series - I was laughing out loud half the time and describing what was happening to my hubby the other half. This series is a definite must read if you like humorous romance books, Marius was the one that i had been most intrigued about when I read the first 2 books and I'm so glad he got his story and his HEA - honestly this was just TOO GOOD. I never realized a dog could be so entertaining - oh, and the other animals on the farm too - I can't even describe the entertain ...more
Mick C
Jun 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This was such a good, heart-string puller of a book. What do you do when a wounded Vet is so angry at the world, but then you get a couple glimpses of the Knight in shining armor he really can be. And the war in your head that tells you to stay away from him, as you have your own agenda in life, keeps tearing away at that wall of stubbornness. Then an unexpected turn of events takes your Knight away from not only you, but his family that truly does need him. Will anyone be able to change his min ...more
Jenni LO
Jun 18, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I finished but I probably shouldn't have. I enjoy a good fucked up war hero turned destroyed lover type of romance but fuck all he had more problems than I could handle! The thing that got me was I imagine she was intended to be strong and determined but she just came off as clingy and needy. I couldn't do a one star because I did finish it and some of the scenes weren't terrible but it wasn't enough for me...Maybe a 1.5 stars. ...more
Jackie D
May 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book. Wargasm. WOW. It's the absolute best mix off the wall crazy, sexy, sweet, sadness and that much talked about insta-love!

Going back to the town of overpopulated Wildlife, and hilarious gossiping townsfolk Butterpond. The next Payne Brother to bite the dust is Marius- after a run-in with the local Geese Police Officer Gretchen, whose tirade about parking leads into territory beyond her duties- the two begin an all-out battle of wits... throwing in their whole bodies for leverage!
S Paschal
Dec 12, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Returned from his overseas assignment as a Navy Seal, Marius has lost a leg and his purpose in life. He's battling to make his body strong again after a lengthy hospital stay and multiple surgeries. When he first sees the quirky Gretchen stomping up to his truck parked in the handicap space, he is at times amused, at times angry, but mostly aroused as Gretchen attempts to evict him from the handicapped parking space.

Gretchen, an animal control officer in her hometown, takes her job as a civil se
Rebecca Austin
Jun 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: review-companies
Gretchen Murphy is 24 and the local animal control officer. She finds herself struggling with the idea that her dad is about to marry a woman, Chloe, who is younger than she is while she can't seem to find the right guy.

Marius Payne is a former Navy Seal who was injured while serving overseas and lost part of his leg. He has come back to the family farm but is not sure what he wants to do with his life and where he sees himself.

When Marius and Gretchen meet sparks fly over the parking spot where
Alex Davenport
May 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Wargasm by Sosie Frost is simply amazing! The Payne brothers are back and it’s Marius’s turn to get his HEA.

Marius is an injured SEAL recently returned to the family farm. He is coping (sort of) with his new life as an amputee and uncertain future. Being back in Butterpond is the last thing he wants and exactly what he needs.

Gretchen works for animal control and is Micah’s best friend. Along with her best friend and sidekick, her bordie collie Ambrose, she runs Butterpond’s Geese Police (you re
Jun 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
He needed her to heal!

But first, he'd have to let her in. Marius Payne and Gretchen's biggest problem was lack of communication. It was not love at first sight for them but there was definitely a spark. Gretchen was so hell bent on stopping her father from getting married again, she did not think that her father Elijah Murphy was using the right head. She was determined not to fall in love with Marius. But it was a done deal. He was not the kind of man she ever thought she would end up with. She
Viper Spaulding
May 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Butterpond is the kind of small town only its residents could love. This is the third book in the series about a family of siblings living and loving in this quirky locale, and as much as I absolutely adored the previous two books, I have to say Wargasm is my favorite so far.

I think I fell in love with Marius even faster than Gretchen did. He’s a broody yet flirty, smooth-talking, wounded veteran, a former Navy SEAL with a tortured soul who has come home to recuperate and figure out where to go
May 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Love this series and all those Payne boys. (Each book in the series features a different brother and/or the one sister.) This book it is Marius up to bat. He's a brooding injured former Navy SEAL. He's not allowing himself to heal after he returned home due to his injury (amputee.) Internally he feels less of a man and who is lost, not quite sure what to do with his life as a civilian. Although he has his family here at home, he doesn't feel he belongs, and despite their encouragement, he won't ...more
Jun 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
Some parts are funny, for example, the arguments between Gretchen and Marius.Their characters are great, a little bit crazy maybe, because they live their life dealing with the loss of his leg and and her fear to be lonely, so they make choices that nobody would do. Their attraction is undeniable even if they’re lying to themself to continue their relation. Their feelings are well described and their crazy idea about having a baby for a job and to not be lonely is crazy too…but so logical in the ...more
Dec 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wargasm is the third book in the Payne Brothers Romance series. Gretchen has always dreamed of a fairy tale romance, with an easy love at first sight, and a large family to care for. What she doesn’t expect is Marius, a sailor torn apart inside and out by war, a man who is taking her mind, body, and every thought. A man who closes himself off to the world, except when they’re close together. A man who is slowly stealing her heart. They may not be perfect for each other, but they are determined t ...more
Jun 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
The third visit to the Payne family farm and another winner from Ms Frost...
The very serious and poignant story of a war hero sustaining a life altering injury, then facing many insecurities and personal dilemmas because of it, is well balanced with great humour and family bickering which really lifted what could be quite a difficult subject. Once again the alpaca made me laugh out loud😂
Marius is really struggling to readjust his life to one outside the Navy which is all he has known and loved f
Stacey Timmons
May 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Gretchen & Marius

29th May 2018 to 31st May 2018

Wow! I loved Gretchen and Marius. They were perfect for each other. She was the only one who seemed to be able to get through all the defences he put up around himself, after his accident.
She could see him as a person, a man, and not an invalid, who lost his leg!
Marius was hell bent on being alone and not letting anyone in, including his own family. He was afraid to share his pain in case it made him look weak but Gretchen got past all if it!
He al
May 31, 2018 rated it it was ok
2.5 Stars
I received this as an ARC and voluntarily leave my honest review.
This is the first book I've picked up by this author and while I felt the book flowed along ok, I found the later parts to be more enjoyable then the first half and I struggled not to skim or stop all together, this one just didn't wow me sorry. This is book 3 in the series but I felt you can definitely read this one as a standalone with no issues.
I really couldn't love the two main characters, I found Marius hard to like
« previous 1 3 4 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »

Readers also enjoyed

  • Var (The Omega Collective, #1)
  • Rath (The Omega Collective, #2)
  • Prey (Coveted Prey, #1)
  • The Centaur in My Valley (Coveted Prey, #9)
  • Captured by the Wolven (Coveted Prey, #10.5)
  • The Centaur in My Forest (Coveted Prey, #8.5)
  • Wicked Designs (The League of Rogues, #1)
  • The Centaur in My Dreams (Coveted Prey, #10)
  • Trained for Their Pleasure (Coveted Prey, #4)
  • Teacher's Toy (Loftry University Playthings #1)
  • Daddy's Little Secret
  • Alpha's Vow (Shifter Ops, #2)
  • Alpha's Secret (Bad Boy Alphas #10)
  • Alpha's Moon (Shifter Ops, #1)
  • Defiant
  • Whimsy
  • Sidebarred (The Legal Briefs, #3.5)
  • Rogue Wolves Prison
See similar books…

Other books in the series

Payne Brothers (6 books)
  • Babyjacked (Payne Brothers, #1)
  • Boyfrenemy (Payne Brothers #2)
  • Sixty Nine (Payne Brothers, #4)
  • Roughneck (Payne Brothers, #5)
  • Romeo (Payne Brothers, #6)

Related Articles

  Adriana Herrera was born and raised in the Caribbean and now lives in New York City. When not at work as a trauma therapist, she writes...
19 likes · 0 comments