Saturday, April 20

Blog Tour: Broken at Love Review


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Title: Broken at Love

By: Lyla Payne

Series: Whitman University

My Copy: Ebook for Blog Tour

BookWhisperer Rating:

two books


When a knee injury ends twenty-year-old Quinn Rowland’s pro tennis career, he’s not only dumped by his hot Russian girlfriend but ordered to attend college by his disinterested billionaire father. A rich kid who’s not used to being disappointed by life, Quinn and his sociopathic half-brother Sebastian create a frat house game intended to treat girls how they see them—as simple game pieces to be manipulated for their pleasure.

College sophomore Emilie Swanson knows Quinn’s reputation—after all, he did send one of her sorority sisters into therapy earlier in the semester—but the game and his charm bring them closer together and soon she starts to believe there’s more to Quinn than people think.

But what if the more is something darker than a game of toying with emotions and breaking hearts?

Quinn and Emilie might be falling for each other, but there are secrets he’s not ready to tell—and lifestyle changes he’s reluctant to make. She willingly stepped on the court, but if Emilie finds out she started out as nothing as a pawn in Quinn and Sebastian’s twisted game, she might never forgive him.

To his surprise, Quinn finds that he might finally care about someone more than he cares about himself…even if that means letting Emilie walk away for good.

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our thoughts

I think I could have liked this book more if Quinn hadn’t been the king of all kings A-hole. Now I want you to know that I love a man with some snarky-ness in his attitude but Quinn took it to a whole new level, a level that I really disliked. Quinn didn’t even possess that alpha male mentality that might have made me forgive him for the entire jerk like things that he did on a day-to-day bases. He would reel Emilie in, capture her heart, and then throw her back multiple times throughout this book; when was this girl going to learn? Now granted, he did do this with other girls but he only broke them once. He continuously did ripped Emilie apart thinking that she could find someone better suited for her than himself (okay, kind of noble but the way he did it was too harsh.)

“Broken At Love” had some great character inner self-torment that kept me reading because I wanted to see that moment when the characters changed and how it was going to affect them. A tortured soul is a weakness I have for books.

I do believe that I could have liked the plot better if Quinn’s character was toned down a little. I know that he needed to be jerky but 99% of the time I felt that Emilie was just too good for his character.

Author Bio:

I’ve long had a love of stories. A few years ago decided to put them down on the page, and even though I have a degree in film and television, novels were the creative outlet where I found a home. I’ve published Young Adult under a different name, but when I got the idea for Broken at Love (my first New Adult title), I couldn’t wait to try something new – and I’m hooked. In my spare time I watch a ton of tennis (no surprise, there), play a ton of tennis, and dedicate a good portion of brain power to dreaming up the next fictitious bad boy we’d all love to meet in real life.

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