Monday, January 13, 2014

Review: Broken At Love by Layla Payne

About The Book
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.

My Rating and Review:
"It's as though my heart had spent the first twenty years of my life scattered in chunks and every minute we spent together helped me find one more and paste it back in place"

I'm a huge fan of bad boys and also of broken characters who fight their way towards the road to healing so the title and the summary were very inviting and tempted me to read the story of Quinn and Emilie. 

I honestly did not like Quinn for about the first half of the book, but I stayed with it, in the hopes that I would see the side of him that Emilie could see. I knew there had to be some sort of redeeming quality to him to make me change my mind, and sure enough, the tides turned and I too fell in love with him. 

Layla Payne continues on with the Whitman University series and I've already added the next book,  By Referral Only (focusing on Emilie's roommate Ruby) to my want to read list. 

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