Saturday, April 27, 2013

BLOG TOUR: My POV of Broken at Love by Lyla Payne

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. 


Can you still love someone knowing the worst things about them? Emilie Swanson has no fantasy about who Quinn is and even knowing all the things he has done still doesn’t affect the way she feels about him.

Quinn Rowland is playing a dangerous game. Bedding most of the women at Whitman University is not a goal he has set for himself but what can he do when Sebastian his half-brother is holding a secret over his head? With every bet Quinn seems to be losing more and more of himself.  He feels that there is no end to his misery until Emilie becomes a player in this game.

Emilie Swanson is an art student determine to prove to her father that her choice of career can be a respectable and profitable way of life. She is a strong character and finds herself fighting not one but two uphill battle. One is the battle with her father. And, two, binging a friends or more to Quinn. Quinn challenges her almost beyond her limits and it seems like her parents will never understand but Emilie knows what she wants. 

Quinn and Emilie’s relationship seemed hopeless almost to the very end. I was so worried after every chapter but it finishes perfectly! In many respects their lives are similar in that both of their hopes and dreams are viewed as worthless by people who are supposed to be their ultimate supporters. 
This was a great read with unforgettable characters. There is so much I want to know about these two and I hope we get more!

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.
Broken at Love on Goodreads
Twitter: @lyla_payne

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  1. What an exciting review. Really want to read this now.
    Nice surprise to discover you are having a giveaway too!
    Thanks so much.

  2. I really liked Broken at Love. I thought it was a good read. Thanks for the great giveaway.

  3. I would like to read it because I am always curious how broken people overcome.