War Poppy by Nicole Lynne (Stevie J Cole and LP Lovell) Release Blitz with Theresa's Review

Title: War Poppy
Series: War #1
Author: Stevie J. Cole & LP Lovell
writing as Nicole Lynne
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: February 6, 2017



Love 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.


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.

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If you are looking for a book with a happily ever after that is light and romantic then this isn't the book for you. War Poppy is a story of guilt, of determination, of sadness, of the after effects of war. This book pulled at my heart and continued to do so with the turn of each page until the very end.

Brandon, Poppy and Connor grew up together and were best friends in every sense of the word. Connor and Brandon enlisted and were deployed when the unthinkable happens, an IED throws their world for a loop. The survivors guilt is too much for Brandon to handle and he goes AWOL. Poppy having just lost her husband needs her best friend more than ever but she has to find him first. Spending all the money from her husbands death, Poppy searches for Brandon until she finds him.  But what she finds isn't what she expected. 

The journey of both Poppy and Brandon once they are reunited is a rollercoaster ride for the reader that ends in the unexpected. 

I highly recommend this story. It will move you in more ways than you can imagine.

4 stars 


Book 2, War Hope is releasing May 2, 2017


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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