Lyla Payne


Blurbs for Broken at Love:

quotes“Both she [Emilie] and Quinn are fighting with their parents’ expectations for them, and it’s Emilie who actually has enough courage to go for her dreams and who inspires Quinn. …she owns her choices and doesn’t blame them on anyone else. She’s very much characterized as being way stronger than Quinn in just about every respect, which is awesome. …if you like romance, I recommend Broken at Love, because it was hard to put down, which is a high commendation.” – Amazon Top 1000 reviewer Christina, from A Reader of Fictions

“If you like Abbi Glines, you’ll love Lyla Payne…Broken at Love is a sexy New Adult novel that will leave you breathless for more!” – Denise Grover Swank, USA Today bestselling author of After Math

Broken at Love is sexy, engaging, and unputdownable! Emilie and Quinn sizzle on the page!” – Jennifer Iacopelli, author of Game. Set. Match. (Coliloquy, May 2013)

“This story is exciting, steamy, and will keep you on the edge of your seat to the very end…it’s a heartwrenching look at two complex half-broken characters who are desperate for a type of love they don’t even know they need.” – Alessandra Thomas, author of the New Adult hit Picture Perfect

“The chemistry between these two was wonderfully written and the interaction between them is intense. I was so engrossed in the story itself that I couldn’t put this book down! I picked it up just before bed and stayed up way too late just to finish it. I adore this author’s style and I’m in awe of the fact that she made me fall for a guy who, in my opinion, was irredeemable at the start of the story. I’m absolutely looking forward to more of Payne’s stories!” – reviewer Jaime Arkin, of Fiction Fare

Lyla Payne’s Biography:

Lyla has long had a love of stories. A few years ago she decided to put them down on the page, and even though Lyla has a degree in film and television, novels were the creative outlet where she found a home. When the idea for Broken at Love (my first New Adult title) arrived, Lyla couldn’t wait to try something new – and she’s hooked.  In her spare time, Lyla watches a ton of tennis (no surprise, there), plays a ton of tennis, and dedicates a good portion of brain power to dreaming up the next fictitious bad boy we’d all love to meet in real life.

Lyla Payne is represented by Kathleen Rushall at Andrea Brown Literary Agency. 

Broken at Love Summary:

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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Contact Links:
Twitter: @lyla_payne
Whitman University Site

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