Summer Cooper: Bad War

Bad War is labeled military paranormal romance. Well, the military part is just the context, the first frame for the novella. Bad War is definitely paranormal and romance, it has a unique perspective on the subject.

I was asked to Bad War and of course, I was honored to do so! This request means, that my reviews are read ♥ So here are my thoughts on this novella.


Bad WarBad War by Summer Cooper & Stephen Kingston
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I enjoyed Bad War. It was a surprising novella that reminded me of some of the H.P. Lovecraft’s short stories, only Bad War had a happy ending and HEA in its true sense. If there were a genre “happy tale from the dark side”, Bad War would definitely qualify.

Zeb is a soldier in Vietnam, his only goal is to survive the ugly war so that he can return home to his wife and child. His unit is tight fellowship, everyone willing to risk their lives for the other. The war in Vietnam is gruesome, men hanging on the threads of their sanity in the jungle. Then one day of patrol Zeb is wounded and he is sent back to the States to recuperate. After rehabilitation, he is finally discharged and he is free to go home to his Mary.

Zeb ignores the peculiar gazes of the people in his hometown, he knows that the war has changed him and not just on the outside. He just wants to hold his Mary and finally meet their son. And there she is, waiting for him with open arms. The pain from his injuries subsides when he is with his wife and child. It feels like paradise, he has all that he needs.

But everything is not what it seems, something is wrong and Zeb needs his friend, Cherokee Joe from his army unit, to figure it all out.

Bad War is well written and I was taken by surprise how the story evolved, never saw those turn of events coming. Bad War is a romance, a story of a love so strong that it knows no barriers. Love so powerful that nothing can keep them apart.

If you want to experience something other than the ordinary HEA, I recommend Bad War.

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