A War Like Ours
by Saffron A Kent Publication Date: February 24, 2017 Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
A liar…Three weeks ago, James Maxwell’s wife died in a car accident, but he hasn’t been able to tell his five-year old daughter the heartbreaking truth behind her mother’s death. Instead, he packs them up and leaves for a summer resort in upstate New York to spend a few peaceful weeks and to gradually break the news. But a spirited and outspoken maid at the resort has figured out his secret. A hater… After witnessing her mother’s violent death at the hands of her stepfather, Madison Smith has turned aimless and bitter toward the world—men, in particular. Her dead-end job at the local resort and her convenient girlfriend barely keep Madison from falling apart. When she meets James, however, she’s driven to protect his child from the darkness she sees inside him. A forbidden kiss… But Madison doesn’t expect to find that very darkness irresistible. Drowning in guilt and memories, neither does James expect to be drawn to the sharp-witted woman who has made his life miserable. When their tempers flare, a brutal kiss triggers a need that blurs the lines of hate and desire. As their lust spins out of control, they must decide if their attraction is worth fighting for or if love is the real enemy. Please Note: This book is intended for mature audience. 18+ ONLY.
War Like Ours is the debut novel by author Saffron A. Kent. This is a dark read that tackles subject matter that may not be for every reader. With that being said, if you are looking for a story with a typical HEA then this is not the book for you.
War Like Ours is the story of James and Madison, two people whose paths cross by chance but have a tremendous impact on each other's lives. The dark and twisted relationship that James and Madison develop allows them to actually see the flaws in themselves. It is through finally "seeing" these flaws that both Maddy and James are able to move forward to a better, healthier version of themselves.
While this story was intriguing, there were parts that went a little too far for my liking, the point could have been made without the extreme this author went to. If you are drawn to dark reads that have slightly sadistic tendencies then you will enjoy this story.