Tuesday, May 2, 2017

[Release Blitz + Review] War Hope by LP Lovell & Stevie J. Cole writing as Nicole Lynn























4 Stars from Tiffany!

Drama, Drama and more Drama.

Shew we, that was like watching a tennis match of feelings, back and forth, back and forth. Unlike War Poppy, War Hope is more of a love triangle of sorts. Chock full of broken and/or hurt people, which for some reason I seem to enjoy. 

"We used to be friends. How did I miss the fact that he's become so lost? Perhaps because I'm surrounded by lost people who are all just trying to survive the shit-show of losing someone they loved."

As a fixer, Hope has finally met her match with ornery Finn. Like Brandon, he still feels the effects of the war and it's causing him problems in his life. He's made mistakes, but has also gotten help for them and is trying to be a better man for his loved ones. Trying being the key word here. He is a gruff guy, a guy that needs no help from anybody, especially nosey Hope.

"Inch by inch, she’s worming her way in and there are things about me I don’t want her to know. Things about me she’ll never understand. But for right now, I’m just going to lie here and pretend that this could work. Because at this moment, it feels right. She gives me hope…ironically enough."

While the things he doesn't want her to know aren't life or death in my opinion, they are things Finn isn't proud of, even though he sought treatment for them years ago. We go on quite the angst-filled emotional rollercoaster with Hope and Finn for quite a while and then are thrown a bit of a loop when Hope's past comes back once again to wrench her life.

"I'll take the good, the bad, and the ugly, but please don't eff me over," 

The book is well written from dual points of view and while I enjoyed learning more about Finn and Hope, I didn't find myself as glued to the pages as I was with Poppy and Brandon. What I did really enjoy was the dialect. These guys and girls whip out the c-word constantly and for some reason it doesn't sound nearly as offensive as it does here in the U.S. I absolutely loved the way they talked! The book reads as a standalone, however for the full effect it would be best to read War Poppy first.




I followed my best friend to London thinking it would be an adventure full of excitement and bright lights, only to find myself in a shitty little corner of the city. 

I'm now immersed in a world of bad boys and dirty fights. 

My saviour complex is stretching to Finn West. He's dark, mysterious, grouchy, and a fighter. I can't help but want to push his buttons and see if I can crack that surly frown into a smile. 

Maybe the connection I feel with him is real, or perhaps it's just the fanatical imaginings of a lonely girl, wanting a lonely boy. After all, who wants to be alone?


I just want to be left alone, stick to my routine, but no. Hope McGrath sure as hell can't let that happen. 

I like order, control, I need it. She's like a tornado of sheer chaos, trying to rock my very structured life on it's foundations. She annoys the shit out of me on a daily basis, but somehow, I've come to enjoy her dragging me to her weekly bingo outings. 

No matter how gnarly I am, she always comes back for more with her long legs and her loud mouth. 

I don't need her in my life, even if I find myself thinking about her, her lips, her body...I don't need her.


***BOOK 1 - War Poppy on SALE for 99c for a limited time only!***

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.

Pre-war (War Series Book 0)


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.

Lauren is a self-confessed shameless pervert, who may be suffering from slight peen envy. 

LP loves to hear from readers so please get in touch.



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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