Review: Broken at Love (Whitman University #1) by Lyla Payne

Book Description: 

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.


 

I’ve had this book on my mind since I first heard about it. It stuck with me. Lol, I even forgot the title of it but the description stuck with me and bugged me because I couldn’t remember which book it was. Then, miracle of miracles, I came across it during a search for my next book. I think I did a happy dance, but I knew right away that I was starting it right away. And less than 24 hours later, I was done with it.

I really enjoyed this book. Quinn was the definition of bad boy. But he was also someone that was spiraling out of control because his planned future had been pulled out from under him. Emilie really had his number though. She saw through his act and his lies. She forced him to be read, act real, and experience real emotions. Because of this, I wasn’t sure how she would react/deal with the news of Quinn and Sebastian’s game (and you just know that she’ll find out). But I ended up liking her reaction.

My biggest complaint with this book was I wanted more Quinn. I wanted to see into his head more (and you do get his POV). I wanted to really see his emotions. I also wanted to see more of his interactions with Emilie through him. But, those complaints are minor considering I couldn’t put this down once I stared it and I enjoyed it immensely.

I can’t wait to read more from this series and more from this author.

My reviews can also be found on Goodreads.




 

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