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The moment Jude Warner walked into my life, he was just some handsome stranger in an expensive suit offering me a quarter for the fountain in my apartment courtyard. A moment later I discovered he was my neighbor, both of us new to the building. Then he was the knight in shining armor who rescued my place from a late-night plumbing fiasco. The prince charming who offered The moment Jude Warner walked into my life, he was just some handsome stranger in an expensive suit offering me a quarter for the fountain in my apartment courtyard. A moment later I discovered he was my neighbor, both of us new to the building. Then he was the knight in shining armor who rescued my place from a late-night plumbing fiasco. The prince charming who offered me refuge and ice cream during a storm-fueled power outage. The bona fide saint who volunteered to accompany me to my crazy sister’s wedding back in North Carolina. Falling for him was easy. Finding out exactly who he was? Earth-shattering. Now he’s left me no choice but to finish a war I never started. Only when I stumble upon a second revelation, I find myself caught between throwing my final grenade … or surrendering to the enemy.


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The moment Jude Warner walked into my life, he was just some handsome stranger in an expensive suit offering me a quarter for the fountain in my apartment courtyard. A moment later I discovered he was my neighbor, both of us new to the building. Then he was the knight in shining armor who rescued my place from a late-night plumbing fiasco. The prince charming who offered The moment Jude Warner walked into my life, he was just some handsome stranger in an expensive suit offering me a quarter for the fountain in my apartment courtyard. A moment later I discovered he was my neighbor, both of us new to the building. Then he was the knight in shining armor who rescued my place from a late-night plumbing fiasco. The prince charming who offered me refuge and ice cream during a storm-fueled power outage. The bona fide saint who volunteered to accompany me to my crazy sister’s wedding back in North Carolina. Falling for him was easy. Finding out exactly who he was? Earth-shattering. Now he’s left me no choice but to finish a war I never started. Only when I stumble upon a second revelation, I find myself caught between throwing my final grenade … or surrendering to the enemy.

30 review for War and Love

  1. 5 out of 5

    Dilek VT

    Something between 2-2,5 stars - but not 3 When I saw that the writer of one of my favorite books, Absinthe, has published a new novel, I didn't think twice. However, this one has been a huge disappointment for me. Shortly, I can say that the book is plain simple and boring without much passion. I had to skim and scan a lot just to get to the end of it. A billionaire ex-husband hires a musician, who is desperately in need of money, to seduce her ex-wife. If he can make her fall in love with him and Something between 2-2,5 stars - but not 3 When I saw that the writer of one of my favorite books, Absinthe, has published a new novel, I didn't think twice. However, this one has been a huge disappointment for me. Shortly, I can say that the book is plain simple and boring without much passion. I had to skim and scan a lot just to get to the end of it. A billionaire ex-husband hires a musician, who is desperately in need of money, to seduce her ex-wife. If he can make her fall in love with him and marry him, the ex-husband will give him one million dollars. All he wants is to get rid of the huge sum of alimony he has to pay her ex-wife for the rest of his life unless she remarries. At first I thought that the plot was not very alluring but the way it is dealt with would have made a difference so I just hoped. Sadly, the story lacks passion. I didn't understand how they fell in love with each other. I couldn't feel it. The characters felt too flat. Also, it lacks enough vengeance as far as I am concerned because I am not an "easily forgiving" person. I would have expected more groveling on the lover's side and more suffering on the ex-husband. SAFETY: No cheating - no OW/OM drama Short separation time P.S. This is the first time I have come across a female named "Love". It is done in my language but this is the first time I have seen it in English. Is it only me but doesn't it sound stupid???

  2. 4 out of 5

    Coco.V

    🎁 FREE on Amazon today (1/23/2019)! 🎁 Blurb: The moment Jude Warner walked into my life, he was just some handsome stranger in an expensive suit offering me a quarter for the fountain in my apartment courtyard. A moment later I discovered he was my neighbor, both of us new to the building. Then he was the knight in shining armor who rescued my place from a late-night plumbing fiasco. The prince charming who offered me refuge and ice cream during a storm-fueled power outage. The bona fide saint who 🎁 FREE on Amazon today (1/23/2019)! 🎁 Blurb: The moment Jude Warner walked into my life, he was just some handsome stranger in an expensive suit offering me a quarter for the fountain in my apartment courtyard. A moment later I discovered he was my neighbor, both of us new to the building. Then he was the knight in shining armor who rescued my place from a late-night plumbing fiasco. The prince charming who offered me refuge and ice cream during a storm-fueled power outage. The bona fide saint who volunteered to accompany me to my crazy sister’s wedding back in North Carolina. Falling for him was easy. Finding out exactly who he was? Earth-shattering. Now he’s left me no choice but to finish a war I never started. Only when I stumble upon a second revelation, I find myself caught between throwing my final grenade … or surrendering to the enemy.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Alla

    3.5 stars

  4. 4 out of 5

    BookAddict

    Love is trying to figure out who she is after divorcing the man she thought she would be with forever. But money can change people, and not for the better, and the man she married is now a man she doesn’t recognize. Her ex, Hunter, goes so far as to hire and threaten Jude to get Love to fall for Jude and marry him, simply so Hunter can get out of paying alimony. Jude is caught between a rock and a hard place. He has valid financial reasons for agreeing to the deal, but he isn’t prepared for the Love is trying to figure out who she is after divorcing the man she thought she would be with forever. But money can change people, and not for the better, and the man she married is now a man she doesn’t recognize. Her ex, Hunter, goes so far as to hire and threaten Jude to get Love to fall for Jude and marry him, simply so Hunter can get out of paying alimony. Jude is caught between a rock and a hard place. He has valid financial reasons for agreeing to the deal, but he isn’t prepared for the Love he gets to know or the feelings she stirs in him. What a terrific read! I almost didn’t take advantage of the early copy of this book, but I’m glad I did. This was such a beautifully woven story – authentic, humorous, tender, heartfelt, steamy and just all around amazing! Love was such a wonderful heroine, fresh from the dissolution of a disillusioning marriage, but trying to discover who she was while her innate goodness and generous spirit remained intact. Jude was fascinating to watch as he struggled with a bad choice made out of desperation and his trying to reconcile that with falling for Love. Their story was so perfectly crafted it practically read itself, keeping me glued to the pages until the wee hours of the morning. This one is certainly 1-Click worthy! *I reviewed this book freely and voluntarily, having made no commitment to provide a review and receiving no compensation of any kind from any source for this review.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Shireen Hakani

    4.5 Stars

  6. 5 out of 5

    Vanessa (nessreads)

    *I voluntarily read and reviewed an ARC of this book* 4.5 Stars!!! War & Love was was every bit suspenseful and filled with intrigue. With a Hero you couldn't help but adore and root for. I couldn't turn the pages fast enough, needing to know what was going to happen next. This book kept me on the edge of my seat, and I loved every second of it. Love, recently getting out of a very long relationship that was way overdue. And finally being rid of a selfish, manipulative, conniving, ruthless, cold he *I voluntarily read and reviewed an ARC of this book* 4.5 Stars!!! War & Love was was every bit suspenseful and filled with intrigue. With a Hero you couldn't help but adore and root for. I couldn't turn the pages fast enough, needing to know what was going to happen next. This book kept me on the edge of my seat, and I loved every second of it. Love, recently getting out of a very long relationship that was way overdue. And finally being rid of a selfish, manipulative, conniving, ruthless, cold hearted sob. She's through with the life she once had and set to live the life she's wanted to live. And to do that, she's set out to do good and make a difference. And along the way, a mysterious man is about to impact her life in a big way. Jude is a down-to-earth hardworking man. He'd do anything for his family. Including agreeing to an offer he can't refuse. Without knowing that this offer will test his conscience. Getting close to Love was supposed to be easy. Though Jude didn't expect to develop real feelings for her. Now, Jude will have to choose, continue with the ruse, or walk away with his heart in pieces. Either way, Jude is bound to lose. Love and Jude were everything sweet. They made me smile so big. Their easy banter was refreshing and I lived for it. I'm giddy just thinking about them. I couldn't get enough of these two and just wanted more even after I finished the book. War & Love was the first book by Winter Renshaw that I've read. I thoroughly enjoyed it and I've found a new author to stalk, I mean follow *wink* I will definitely be reading more from this author.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Myla

    Jude Warner is trying to make ends meet doing odd jobs here and there to help his sister with two kids. He's also a struggling singer who plays the guitar well and definitely a sight for sore eyes. One day while submitting a demo, he got an offer he can't refuse. After a bitter divorce, Love Aldridge swear off a romantic relationship with any man. She wants to concentrate on her project to organize a non-profit org.-- Agenda W. A project that will empower women. When Jude and Love crossed paths un Jude Warner is trying to make ends meet doing odd jobs here and there to help his sister with two kids. He's also a struggling singer who plays the guitar well and definitely a sight for sore eyes. One day while submitting a demo, he got an offer he can't refuse. After a bitter divorce, Love Aldridge swear off a romantic relationship with any man. She wants to concentrate on her project to organize a non-profit org.-- Agenda W. A project that will empower women. When Jude and Love crossed paths unexpectedly there's an attraction. Denied! Denied! Denied! That's what Love told her self. While Jude isn't afraid to show that he's smitten by Love's beauty and charming personality. And that's where the complication begins. Of all the books I read by this author, this is definitely a favorite already. The plot of the story is quite refreshing and vivid characters will keep you entertained. I really have a great time reading this book. Highly recommended! I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!

  8. 4 out of 5

    Halime Yazıcı Mimaroğlu

    Not good or special.. Just dull and plain nahhhhh....

  9. 4 out of 5

    Jos

    4 Solid Stars OK, I loved this story and the writing was great BUT I felt like it was still "missing" a few "somethings". Their story played out so fast and it had a few "weak" spots for me that it was hard to feel 100% invested too! I did love the Epilogue BUT again that for me could have been so much more than we were given. Hey, I am greedy when it comes to my romance endings and I felt like I needed "more than I got. 4 Solid Stars OK, I loved this story and the writing was great BUT I felt like it was still "missing" a few "somethings". Their story played out so fast and it had a few "weak" spots for me that it was hard to feel 100% invested too! I did love the Epilogue BUT again that for me could have been so much more than we were given. Hey, I am greedy when it comes to my romance endings and I felt like I needed "more than I got.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Fantasy Land Romance Reader

    Winter did a wonderful job with this story. A friend to enemies to lovers to happily ever after kind of story. I know sounds confusing but to be honest it really isn't. I loved it. Everyone has a reason for what they are doing in this story. A family is reason number one. You have to admit when it comes to family you will do anything for them. Another great story by Winter. Another reason she is a go-to author! Winter did a wonderful job with this story. A friend to enemies to lovers to happily ever after kind of story. I know sounds confusing but to be honest it really isn't. I loved it. Everyone has a reason for what they are doing in this story. A family is reason number one. You have to admit when it comes to family you will do anything for them. Another great story by Winter. Another reason she is a go-to author!

  11. 5 out of 5

    Denise

    DNF @ 45%. The synopsis intriguied me but I found that I never really connected with the characters or their "love" story. It felt like they went from being friends (albeit fake) to jumping into bed together after one kiss. It felt completely unrealistic and rushed to me. DNF @ 45%. The synopsis intriguied me but I found that I never really connected with the characters or their "love" story. It felt like they went from being friends (albeit fake) to jumping into bed together after one kiss. It felt completely unrealistic and rushed to me.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Deborah G.

    Love Aldridge is recently divorced from a very nasty man. She met Hunter in college, both had humble beginnings in small towns & married very young. Hunter became very successful, then very controlling to the extent he chose what she wore. He became unrecognizable to her. Now, happily single, free & with a huge alimony sum in her bank account, Love ventures on a business project to help other women in need. Her new financial freedom also allows her to live in a very prestigious apartment & this Love Aldridge is recently divorced from a very nasty man. She met Hunter in college, both had humble beginnings in small towns & married very young. Hunter became very successful, then very controlling to the extent he chose what she wore. He became unrecognizable to her. Now, happily single, free & with a huge alimony sum in her bank account, Love ventures on a business project to help other women in need. Her new financial freedom also allows her to live in a very prestigious apartment & this is where she meets Jude Warner, her new neighbour from across the hall. Jude has worked hard all of his life, had a sad childhood along with his sister & did everything he could to protect & support her. She is a single mom of two, one child having many medical issues that cost money that they do not have. After an unexpected meeting, Hunter (Love's ex) sees the desperation in Jude & makes him an offer too good to be true. Jude & his sister's money problems will be a thing of the past if he is successful & completes the task to Hunter's satisfaction. Jude is a decent, caring & thoughtful guy. Scamming people is not part of his personality, in fact throughout this process he feels loathsome & guilty. He is determined to confess & reveal everything to Love when this scheme is over, & maybe, just maybe she will understand & see the situation from his point of view. I enjoyed this story, loved the characters (except for the nasty Hunter) & found the plot moved at a nice pace. The author was generous with her character development between Love & Jude & their coming together felt natural. A very enjoyable read.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Amy Malek Concepcion

    War and Love Another Winter Renshaw book that pulled me in right away. I don’t usually read blurbs but this came up on the screen after I finished my last book by her and I couldn’t help but get intrigued by it. So I threw my TBR list aside and picked this up instead. And I’m happy I did so. Jude had good reasons for agreeing to Hunter’s plan to get reventón his ex-wife but Love wasn’t anything like Jude was lead to believe. He fell for her so easily and the feelings were reciprocated. That’s whe War and Love Another Winter Renshaw book that pulled me in right away. I don’t usually read blurbs but this came up on the screen after I finished my last book by her and I couldn’t help but get intrigued by it. So I threw my TBR list aside and picked this up instead. And I’m happy I did so. Jude had good reasons for agreeing to Hunter’s plan to get reventón his ex-wife but Love wasn’t anything like Jude was lead to believe. He fell for her so easily and the feelings were reciprocated. That’s when things get even more difficult for Jude. I won’t explain the whole storyline but it definitely kept me turning the pages. I’m sure I’ll be reading more of Winter’s books in the future.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Michelle Krystel

    I was given an advanced readers copy of this book and have decided to leave a voluntary honest review. I'm just loving this author more and more. War and Love was so unexpected by that I mean the story line. I love how this author goes out of the box it makes her story's so much better. I laughed and cryed with this one. I also couldn't wait to see what was gonna happen next. I believe deep down Jude is good man he just made a really bad decision. But then again he was putting his family first. I was given an advanced readers copy of this book and have decided to leave a voluntary honest review. I'm just loving this author more and more. War and Love was so unexpected by that I mean the story line. I love how this author goes out of the box it makes her story's so much better. I laughed and cryed with this one. I also couldn't wait to see what was gonna happen next. I believe deep down Jude is good man he just made a really bad decision. But then again he was putting his family first. Love is sweetheart I liked her so much. She was guarded but after what she went through you can't blame her. Hunter I'm still reeling about I think deep down he could be nice guy just the money and fame over shadowed it.

  15. 4 out of 5

    ☆☆Hannah☆☆

    Overall I enjoyed this book. I liked Love and Jude. I felt bad that her ex husband thought so little of her. Thankfully she was nothing like what he was saying but then most exes are petty. I was thankful that in the end Jude could get out of the contract and that they could have their HEA.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Stephanie

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. My biggest pet peeve reading? Weak characters. I’m not talking physically weak but when a character has no back bone I immediately disconnect with the story. With ‘War & Love’ I was intrigued with the blurb and decided to give it a shot. I’ve had an awful reading year so far with not many good ones so I’ve been very hesitant to read especially from new to me authors. I wanted to break the curse and thought this one might do the trick. I should have ran not walked away from this story. The issue My biggest pet peeve reading? Weak characters. I’m not talking physically weak but when a character has no back bone I immediately disconnect with the story. With ‘War & Love’ I was intrigued with the blurb and decided to give it a shot. I’ve had an awful reading year so far with not many good ones so I’ve been very hesitant to read especially from new to me authors. I wanted to break the curse and thought this one might do the trick. I should have ran not walked away from this story. The issue was Love. No not the emotion, the heroine and yes that’s her name. She is probably the weakest heroine I’ve ever read. She tried to pretend to be tough and closed off to any type of relationship after her disastrous marriage but then the first guy to show her a smirk and some sweet words and all that ‘I am woman hear me roar’ was thrown out the window. I can’t stand wishy-washy characters. Especially when a pretty face is all that changes what their beliefs are. Then we reached the climax of the story. The big reveal. The betrayal. I was thinking ‘Ok this is her time to grow a pair and really go off on this guy’. And what do we get...NOTHING. Yep you read that right. She does nothing. Her plan at first is to continue the relationship and ‘smother him with attention’. No joke. That’s her revenge. To give him more of her time and affection and even tell him she loves him. She claims this is all part of her evil plan but then it backfires. He starts acting distant (because he’s trying to work up the courage to tell her) so SHE starts questioning what’s wrong. By this point I was DONE with Love. There would be no redeeming herself after this and honestly I didn’t even care. I started skimming just to see and wasn’t shocked to discover all ends well for both with an engagement and words spoken of love. So I gave a random book a chance to help my funk and it backfired in my face. Lessoned learned. I’m going to take a break from ‘romance’ for a while and try my luck at thrillers or maybe even horror. Blood and guts might be just the thing to recover this horrendous reading year. 2 Stars!

  17. 4 out of 5

    Catherine

    I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review. (Thank you for sharing :D) To start I really did not like her name. (I’ve always had a distaste for anyone who tries to use “love” in a faux affectionate or almost demeaning way. Usually men trying to show fake feelings.) Her sister's name also bothered me. Unless she’s named after the jewelry but even then I still think it’s an odd name choice. I enjoy unique or different names usually but these just didn’t do it for me. Then as I read I felt li I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review. (Thank you for sharing :D) To start I really did not like her name. (I’ve always had a distaste for anyone who tries to use “love” in a faux affectionate or almost demeaning way. Usually men trying to show fake feelings.) Her sister's name also bothered me. Unless she’s named after the jewelry but even then I still think it’s an odd name choice. I enjoy unique or different names usually but these just didn’t do it for me. Then as I read I felt like she places most if not all blame on Hunter for their marriage crumbling. A man can be the human equivalent to a trash can(Hunter definitely is), but relationships take two and no one comes out innocent when a marriage ends. I didn’t understand why after all he put her through, plus her self declaration of no interest in a relationship or being married again that she seemed quite smitten with Jude almost immediately. Despite his similarities to Hunter (MAJOR RED FLAGS). As much as she said she had her guard up she’s offly trusting of a complete stranger. A lot of their interactions came off cringe worthy because of this. His reasons for doing all this didn’t add up to me either. On one hand it’s a family thing but for the most part it’s about his career. Even after he meets her realizing she isn’t what Hunter made her out to be, he still keeps doing it. Although he seems remorseful that doesn’t negate what he’s doing. How does a plumber pretend he’s a businessman anyway with 0 experience? Mostly I think things escalated really quickly. After maybe a week or so he already felt he was falling for her. More out of guilt maybe than anything else. I’ll give him that. At least he knows what he’s doing is grotesque. Not that it stops him. I’m not sure what her motivation was when it came to Jude. But it’s clear she was in denial about what she really wanted after her marriage was over. Over all I still enjoyed reading because I love winters work, even if the characters and their story aren’t my favorite.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Stacey Timmons

    As with all of Winters books, I blitzed through this. I couldn't get enough of Love Aldridge (yes, Love is her real name, lol) and it's a perfect name for her because I loved everything about her. I was torn between loving Jude. I really didn't like him in the beginning but that was due to the task he got blackmailed into. Then as the story progresses, you wonder if he can change. Will his conscious get the better of him? Or will he go through with everything that's been planned?! The chemistry b As with all of Winters books, I blitzed through this. I couldn't get enough of Love Aldridge (yes, Love is her real name, lol) and it's a perfect name for her because I loved everything about her. I was torn between loving Jude. I really didn't like him in the beginning but that was due to the task he got blackmailed into. Then as the story progresses, you wonder if he can change. Will his conscious get the better of him? Or will he go through with everything that's been planned?! The chemistry between these two was hot and they hit it off remarkably well and Jude could see just how wonderful Love was and nothing like her douche of an ex-husband described. Jude was a contradiction for Love at first but then his true personality shines through and she enjoys spending time with him. Even if she did say she weren't going to date but he gets past all her defenses. I liked the secondary characters, too. Especially Tierney. She was funny with her "pregnancy angry moments" I didn't mind her sister but not truly a big fan of her. I also liked that Love didn't rush to forgive Jude either. I also wanted a longer epilogue, just cos I'm greedy and was happy to see Hunter get his comeuppance. He totally dererved it.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Sara Oxton

    War and Love by Winter Renshaw a five-star read that will blow you away. This was a great read, compelling and beautifully written, I have been lucky and read some amazing reads recently and this is one of the ones that stood out to me, Love Aldrige is a character that you will adore, as you read the story you will be both wishing for her to wake up but loving her at the same time. Jude is a hard one as at first I didn’t gel with him for reasons you will see as you read, but like a good story it War and Love by Winter Renshaw a five-star read that will blow you away. This was a great read, compelling and beautifully written, I have been lucky and read some amazing reads recently and this is one of the ones that stood out to me, Love Aldrige is a character that you will adore, as you read the story you will be both wishing for her to wake up but loving her at the same time. Jude is a hard one as at first I didn’t gel with him for reasons you will see as you read, but like a good story it comes good in the end. This was a great story and there may be elements you have seen before but the author has managed to put them together in a way that feels fresh and new and real, you can hear the words Jude hums on the breeze as you get so sucked into the story. Thank you Winter Renshaw for a great read.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Chasidy

    Love has just come from a nasty divorce that was plastered all over the tabloids and is working on finding herself again. Jude, was hired to seduce and marry Love within six months. There is only one problem, Love is nothing like her ex made her out to be. Will he be able to keep it strictly business? What happens when real emotions come into play? How will Jude ever be able to tell Love the truth and keep her? They were destined to fail from the beginning. War and Love is a great read. I enjoyed Love has just come from a nasty divorce that was plastered all over the tabloids and is working on finding herself again. Jude, was hired to seduce and marry Love within six months. There is only one problem, Love is nothing like her ex made her out to be. Will he be able to keep it strictly business? What happens when real emotions come into play? How will Jude ever be able to tell Love the truth and keep her? They were destined to fail from the beginning. War and Love is a great read. I enjoyed the characters and their story. I loved watching Love grow throughout the story. This is a great read and I recommend it.

  21. 5 out of 5

    deityreads

    I wouldn’t even read this if it’s wasn’t for the cover model. Ever since reading Bossman by Vi Keeland, I’ve been obsessed with Chase Parker who happened to be this model. So, when I saw the cover I didn’t even care if this author is unknown to me, I just decided to try it. Sad to say, the only good thing about this was the cover. The story and the characters were flat. The writing lacked substance and the h just annoyed the hell out of me. DNF at 35% Not for me. Plot: 2 Writing: 1 Hero: 3 Heroi I wouldn’t even read this if it’s wasn’t for the cover model. Ever since reading Bossman by Vi Keeland, I’ve been obsessed with Chase Parker who happened to be this model. So, when I saw the cover I didn’t even care if this author is unknown to me, I just decided to try it. Sad to say, the only good thing about this was the cover. The story and the characters were flat. The writing lacked substance and the h just annoyed the hell out of me. DNF at 35% Not for me. Plot: 2 Writing: 1 Hero: 3 Heroine: 1 Chemistry: 0 Safe: DNF HEA: DNF OVERALL RATING : 1.4 ⭐️

  22. 5 out of 5

    Space Cowgirl

    Change, Changes. Wake Up and Be a Different Man🐺💔 Love💃💋, yes her first name is Love, has been drug through a bitter divorce from Hunter👹, the only man she's ever known or loved. When they were just a poor young couple, they were happy. Then, Hunter👹 wrote some code and his software became wildly successful, and Hunter was caught up in making money. Now he owns a music company ,an app for buying it, and has produced many gold and platinum recording artists. Compounding money and success, has left Change, Changes. Wake Up and Be a Different Man🐺💔 Love💃💋, yes her first name is Love, has been drug through a bitter divorce from Hunter👹, the only man she's ever known or loved. When they were just a poor young couple, they were happy. Then, Hunter👹 wrote some code and his software became wildly successful, and Hunter was caught up in making money. Now he owns a music company ,an app for buying it, and has produced many gold and platinum recording artists. Compounding money and success, has left Hunter👹 an empty and fake money grubbing tightwad. He and Love💃💋 grew apart, and finally she couldn't take his continuous efforts to make her into a Stepford Wife. Love💃💔 got a good lawyer and divorced him, taking half of his riches with her and getting a huge alimony payout. The alimony , eight figures per year, ends if she remarries. Hunter👹, ever the phony and Mister Grinch, wants to hurry her into another marriage. He goes so far as to hire and groom Jude Warner🐺🍆🌋🎸, a tall, handsome plumber turned musician, to lure Love💃💔 into marriage. Hunter👹 offers him a million plus a sure fire recording contract and stardom. Jude🐺🍆🌋🎸 is supporting his sister and her two kids, one of which has costly medical problems. He takes the offer from Hunter👹, thinking Love💃💋 is a terrible person and he won't care if he tears her heart out again. Hunter👹 gives him six months, a credit card, and a luxury apartment across the hall from Love💃💋. He buys clothes for Jude🐺🌋🎸 that he thinks will impress Love💃💋, not realizing he is attempting to mold Jude🐺🍆🌋🎸 in his image. An image that Love💃💔 finally had to brokenheartedly💔 reject. Love💃💋 Is setting up a non profit charity for women who need a hand up to reestablish themselves in the working world after divorce or breakup. She wants to do some good with the 💰money from the divorce. The book📑 is all about Jude🐺🍆🌋🎸 and his attempts to form a romantic relationship with Love💃💋. Early on, he realizes she is nothing like what Hunter👹 makes her out to be. Jude🍆🌋🎸 is realizing he has a conscience and he is starting to have real feelings for Love💃💋. Yet, Jude has made up a phony life and job as a consultant. How is he going to explain all the lies and deceit to her? How is he going to tell her Hunter👹 put him up to deceiving her in return for money and fame? ARC Received from HG. I also got The book📑 from KU. This is a well written book📑 and totally enthralled me. This type of divorce scenario happens often , not with the amount of money involved, but with the husband thinking everything should belong to him, as if his wife contributed nothing to the the marriage or relationship over the years.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Caroline F

    Thoroughly enjoyed this latest offering from this author! "In all his glorious perfection, he's got heartbreak written all over." Love Aldridge has been through a nasty divorce and is just getting back on her feet emotionally. She's focused on what's next in her life and is not really considering another relationship just yet. However, when she meets her hot new neighbour, she can't deny the attraction she feels towards him. "There's something fascinating about Jude, something contradictory in the Thoroughly enjoyed this latest offering from this author! "In all his glorious perfection, he's got heartbreak written all over." Love Aldridge has been through a nasty divorce and is just getting back on her feet emotionally. She's focused on what's next in her life and is not really considering another relationship just yet. However, when she meets her hot new neighbour, she can't deny the attraction she feels towards him. "There's something fascinating about Jude, something contradictory in the way he looks so high brow but speaks to me like the boy next door." Jude Warner is on a mission. He has responsibilities on his shoulders, and his current job is hopefully going to help set him up on the road to success. He just needs to do his duty and then get paid. However, everything he's been told about Love Aldridge doesn't match up with what he finds in the flesh. He's got his work cut out for him and, in the process, he might just lose his heart. "I can't keep my hands off her. I don't know what it is, but I'm hooked. I'm addicted. I can't quit her." This was a great story - easy, sexy reading, with a fluid plot and great characters. Love is sweet but strong. She's determined to do good in her life after her terrible divorce. Between Jude's persistence and her own vulnerable heart, it was thrilling to see her giving in to her desire for Jude. She's no dummy and could see that there were little things that didn't add up about him, but her excitement in being with him was palpable. Jude is actually a really decent, solid and dependable guy. He's not comfortable in his new role but his heart is in the right place. I loved that once he realised that his feelings were seriously engaged, he wanted to do the right thing. The novel was fun, full of chemistry and heartwarming. A lovely read!

  24. 4 out of 5

    Paula Phillips

    Love Aldridge has just divorced from her prick of a husband and is now trying to regain her life and live it the way she wants too, by buying herself the apartment she wanted with a view of the park and starting up a scholarship foundation for Women. I liked the character of Love as she was written as a genuinely nice person and you felt for her instantly and loved Love. Her ex-husband has to pay her a substantial monthly amount of Alimony and as you guess he's a right grade A jerk and will try Love Aldridge has just divorced from her prick of a husband and is now trying to regain her life and live it the way she wants too, by buying herself the apartment she wanted with a view of the park and starting up a scholarship foundation for Women. I liked the character of Love as she was written as a genuinely nice person and you felt for her instantly and loved Love. Her ex-husband has to pay her a substantial monthly amount of Alimony and as you guess he's a right grade A jerk and will try anything to get out of it. He even stoops as low to hire someone to fall in love with his ex-wife, marry her and then break her heart as that means he won't have to pay up. Jude Warner is ex-military and a musician at heart and finds himself in a tight spot as his sister's daughter is sick. He finds himself blackmailed to falling in love and marrying Love. As he starts to woo her, he realizes she is nothing like the woman her ex Hunter painted her as and soon War finds himself torn as he is truly developing feelings for her and vice versa. What will happen when Love finds out about Jude? Will Jude stand up to Hunter and his threats and together will Jude and Love find a way to bring down Hunter once and for all and all Hunter's plans backfire on him. I have to admit as I was reading this book, for the character of War - I kept imagining Jude Law. For an awesome romance read, check out War and Love by Winter Renshaw today.

  25. 4 out of 5

    R Rais

    Ms. Renshaw done it again! A new sweet, heart warming, romantic, swoony and so passionately contemporary romance. War and Love simply a page turner you would devour in one sitting. Cause Jude and Love just...sigh😍😍😍 From the first page, actually from the blurb, i know i just got to read Jude and Love's story. A rich newly divorcee and a fraud. An ex army man with baggage who is being hired to put a ring on her finger, Jude never expect this warm, down to earth, beutiful and full of passion. While Lov Ms. Renshaw done it again! A new sweet, heart warming, romantic, swoony and so passionately contemporary romance. War and Love simply a page turner you would devour in one sitting. Cause Jude and Love just...sigh😍😍😍 From the first page, actually from the blurb, i know i just got to read Jude and Love's story. A rich newly divorcee and a fraud. An ex army man with baggage who is being hired to put a ring on her finger, Jude never expect this warm, down to earth, beutiful and full of passion. While Love, after a bad divorce, never wants a relationship and being a solitude in her apartement until she meets this stranger who happen to be her neighbour. A simple hello. A simple look. A simple throwing a coin in a fountain failure...two hearts would find their way to each other. I love how Ms. Renshaw string her story. Its beutiful. I can see it come to life on a big screen. I love Jude. He is every day kinda man. He is a big brother and uncle who would do anything to protect his family. I love how normal he is. Give me hopes there's still good guy out there in real life😁 And Love. I love how strong she is. She survive being un worthy trophy doll to her ex husband. She doesn't break down and be that plastic rich widow. The way she handle Jude's fraud...its normal. It may not something i would do. But definitly a lady like of Love. The whole scene, their chemistry is just beutiful. Oh how i wish to see their story come to life

  26. 4 out of 5

    Karina

    Absolutely loved this book. The story line was original and different from books I have read recently. Love Aldridge is a woman who is recently divorced and trying to make a new life for herself. The man she fell in love with in college is not that man anymore. The money he started to make changed him. He began to treat Love unfairly and kept her on a tight budget as well as cheated on her. She won a great settlement in the divorce. Money didn't matter as much to her and she decides to start a n Absolutely loved this book. The story line was original and different from books I have read recently. Love Aldridge is a woman who is recently divorced and trying to make a new life for herself. The man she fell in love with in college is not that man anymore. The money he started to make changed him. He began to treat Love unfairly and kept her on a tight budget as well as cheated on her. She won a great settlement in the divorce. Money didn't matter as much to her and she decides to start a non profit group to help women like her start over again. Jude is a man who has been dealt a hard life. He helps care for his sister and her two daughters. He is struggling to get by. An opportunity presents itself when Hunter, Love's ex offers him a million dollars and a music contract. Jude accepts the job and later on starts to question whether what he is doing is right. He is to make Love fall in love with him and marry her. This is a great story with a lot of twits and turns to it. I could not put this book down until I finished it. The love story between Love and Jude is so hot. This is a very well written story and will keep you pinned to your seat the entire time. I also found Love's friend Tiereny very funny. i highly recommend this latest book by Ms Renshaw. I absolutely loved the HEA. I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Tricia

    I thoroughly enjoyed War & Love. A great storyline, which flowed perfectly and held my attention throughout, made this a book I didn’t want to put down. Fed a boatload of lies by a bitter ex husband, Jude finds himself in a situation which he hopes will solve all his financial problems. Disliking the ex was a given, but I really didn’t like Jude at first either. His actions and his “role” made him seem rather cold hearted. However, chapters from his point of view let us see that he is actually a I thoroughly enjoyed War & Love. A great storyline, which flowed perfectly and held my attention throughout, made this a book I didn’t want to put down. Fed a boatload of lies by a bitter ex husband, Jude finds himself in a situation which he hopes will solve all his financial problems. Disliking the ex was a given, but I really didn’t like Jude at first either. His actions and his “role” made him seem rather cold hearted. However, chapters from his point of view let us see that he is actually a really sweet guy who may be coming to regret his decision. The struggles he had with his conscience went a long way to redeeming him in my eyes. Love Aldridge is a great character. Strong and selfless, she’s no pushover. If I’m allowed to say this about a fictional character, I was rather proud of her. She’s driven to succeed without being temperamental about it and there’s a certain vulnerability that makes her hugely likeable. Extremely well written, I loved this story. I will say that although this book will tug at your heart strings, it is low on angst, with a great balance of romance, friendships and family. There’s humour courtesy of supporting characters and lots of steamy chemistry. War & Love is a beautiful book and I highly recommend it.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Keri Loves Books

    He sold his soul to the devil, but at what cost? A man who thought he had nothing to lose, finds that destroying Love is just too high a price. Love Aldridge is starting over. Since the age of eighteen, she was with the same man. Married young and then growing apart from her money and power hungry spouse, Hunter. Once a boy she couldn’t say no to, now a man she can’t even stand. But taking half of his wealth, all of which was earned during their marriage, does not sit well with Hunter. Hunter want He sold his soul to the devil, but at what cost? A man who thought he had nothing to lose, finds that destroying Love is just too high a price. Love Aldridge is starting over. Since the age of eighteen, she was with the same man. Married young and then growing apart from her money and power hungry spouse, Hunter. Once a boy she couldn’t say no to, now a man she can’t even stand. But taking half of his wealth, all of which was earned during their marriage, does not sit well with Hunter. Hunter wants her to marry again, so he can stop paying alimony! And Jude Warner is the man he finds for the job. Jude Warner’s a hardworking guy who enjoys playing music and works by day as a plumber. He lives with his sister and two neices and they are barely getting by. So when Hunter offers him a ton of cash and a record deal, he can’t say no! But the deal involves getting Love to fall for him! Is selling your soul worth the price? Love and Jude were instantly attracted to each other. Getting her to love him was a challenge, but the fall was sweet and sexy. All Jude’s secrets and deception may just tear them apart. Love is going to have to decide if he’s worth it! Lo, Cameo and Tierney were great supporting characters! Enjoy this unconventional love story!

  29. 5 out of 5

    Skip

    Winter Renshaw is the mistress of complex situations, and her new book, War and Love is no exception. Love Aldridge and Hunter LeGrand were the "It" couple for years. Together since college, the two of them went from poor students to millionaires in the blink of an eye. They loved each other madly, but money changes everything. Now divorced, Hunter hires Jude Warner ("War") with both a carrot and stick: get Love to marry Jude (and terminate the alimony payments Hunter makes), and Hunter will mak Winter Renshaw is the mistress of complex situations, and her new book, War and Love is no exception. Love Aldridge and Hunter LeGrand were the "It" couple for years. Together since college, the two of them went from poor students to millionaires in the blink of an eye. They loved each other madly, but money changes everything. Now divorced, Hunter hires Jude Warner ("War") with both a carrot and stick: get Love to marry Jude (and terminate the alimony payments Hunter makes), and Hunter will make sure that the record company he invested in gives Jude the break he needs as an up-and-coming singer-songwriter. Fail at this or divulge any information relating to this agreement, and Hunter will not only blacklist Jude forever, but will sue him and ruin him. Hunter has painted Love as a grasping, cold and shallow cow, so Jude has little compunction about playing a gold-digging player. Jude's nearly empty bank account combined with the huge hospital bill for his fragile little niece make this a no-brainer. Until, of course, he actually spends the time to get to know Love. Great storyline, fabulous characters and genuine emotions made this ARC a truly wonderful read.

  30. 4 out of 5

    April Symes

    War & Love by Winter Renshaw is a complex, intense and unexpected romance read. Love has just recently gotten out of a very long relationship that was way overdue. Her ex-husband was a total sleeze and he did a number on Love. She is just getting back on her feet emotionally and is ready to focus on what's next in her life. Enter into her life is Jude , her new and sexy next door neighbor. When they meet, she didn’t expect the attraction to spring up like it did . Jude, an ex-army man , seems li War & Love by Winter Renshaw is a complex, intense and unexpected romance read. Love has just recently gotten out of a very long relationship that was way overdue. Her ex-husband was a total sleeze and he did a number on Love. She is just getting back on her feet emotionally and is ready to focus on what's next in her life. Enter into her life is Jude , her new and sexy next door neighbor. When they meet, she didn’t expect the attraction to spring up like it did . Jude, an ex-army man , seems like a good and honest man but he is hiding a wealth of secrets. Jude is struggling with what he has to do yet at the same time, he has fallen head over heels in love with Love. He knows it just a matter of time before his house of cards comes tumbling down. Will Love forgive him? What will end up happening to him? Will these two get the HEA they truly deserve ? This is a story that will make you think, will make you angry, will make you tear up and will have you smiling. Sometimes all at once and other times, in many a different order. This is a story full of FEELS, full of emotions, and intrigue. I loved the characters in this story. They came off as very real life. I didn’t want this story to end. I needed more of Jude and Love. Ms. Renshaw writes her characters with such life, such freshness and excitement. I look forward to see what is next by this author. My Rating: 4.7 stars ***** “I received an advanced copy of this book from the author at no cost to me."

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