BROKEN AT LOVE Synopsis:
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.
This is a story that will grip you from the start and not let you go without a good hard fight, and a few games as well. This is a story all about lust, seduction and redemption.
“It had to be her heart, too, or I lose. Sex and feelings. Shame and regret. That was the game.”
Quinn is the resident ladies man, everyone wants a piece of him even if they know that many before have also has a piece of him and it may only last an evening. His pattern of using and then loosing women admittedly willingly is suiting him just fine and keeping his crazy step brother off his back that is until he meets Emilie.
'He’s never been loved so he has no idea how to love anyone...'
Quinn is the kind of character you really want to love but it can sometimes be a tad difficult as he can be so darn frustrating and you end up feeling over protective towards Emilie, he is someone you will warm up to until you are scorching hot and breathless. He has only ever been used as a cash cow by family members or perused for women purely for who he is, how will he respond to someone who genuinely gains feelings towards him for all the right reasons?
“Quinn Rowland. God could not be serious with that face, on that body, with those eyes…”
Emilie is strong, smart and sweet individual that instantly steals the heart of the reader as she has issues with her parents and their dislike of her art course in favor of something more academic. One night she decides to attend a party with her flatmate and ends up catching the eye of the infamous Quinn who is known for his womanizing ways and the flurry of girls he leaves broken in his wake.
“I’m afraid you’re going to break me, Quinn.”
“Don’t let me.” The challenge in his eyes intensified, heating up and pouring strength into me. “Don’t you let me f~cking do that, Emilie. Don’t let anyone break you. You’re stronger than that.”
With a not only a bet but blackmail on the line what will happen between these two young lovers and will they stand against everything that is thrown in their path or will they succumb to the pressure and part ways with only a their memories and a broken heart?
“Time to dig deep and find a Quinn Rowland capable of convincing Emilie to let me f~ck her, because losing wasn’t an option. There was too much at stake, and my pride was the least important item on the list."
An amazing 4/5 star read.
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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