Monday, October 13, 2014

REVIEW: Broken by Lauren Layne


Lauren Layne’s heart-wrenching novel tells the story of a girl with secrets, a guy with scars, and a love that could save them both . . . or destroy them.
When Olivia Middleton abandons the glamour of Park Avenue for a remote, coastal town in Maine, everyone assumes she’s being the kind do-gooder she’s always been. But Olivia has a secret: helping an injured war veteran reenter society isn’t about charity—it’s about penance. Only, Olivia’s client isn’t the grateful elderly man she’s expecting. Instead, he’s a brooding twenty-four-year-old who has no intention of being Olivia’s path to redemption . . . and whose smoldering gaze and forbidden touch might be her undoing.
Paul Langdon doesn’t need a mirror to show him he’s no longer the hotshot quarterback he was before the war. He knows he’s ugly—inside and out. He’ll do anything to stay in self-imposed exile, even accept his father’s ultimatum that Paul tolerate the newest caretaker for three months or lose his inheritance. But Paul doesn’t count on the beautiful twenty-two-year-old who makes him long for things that he can never have. And the more she slips past his defenses, the more keeping his distance is impossible.
Now Paul and Olivia have to decide: Will they help each other heal? Or are they forever broken?
Praise for Lauren Layne’s Isn’t She Lovely
“A fresh new voice in the New Adult genre . . . I loved this book! Such a fun read from start to finish. You won’t want to put it down!”New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jen McLaughlin
“Fresh and authentic, Isn’t She Lovely packs intelligence, wit, and an addictive romance into one fantastic read! I loved the bold characters, the slow-building yet steamy romance, and the raw and painful edge of self-discovery. I couldn’t put it down!”New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Cora Carmack
Isn’t She Lovely is full of complex characters you want to root for—and a hero that will make you swoon.”New York Times bestselling author Monica Murphy


First of all thank you to NetGalley and Random House for providing us with a copy of this book so that we could bring you this review.

Okay don't say I didn't warn you. Tissues are needed when reading this story. We all know I love all books that have something to do with the military and our soldiers, but some I love more than others. Paul being a wounded Marine just melted me. Now with that said Paul is a real ass. I wanted to smack him upside his head most of the book and tell him to get over himself. He thought just because he had a few scars he would be looked at differently. The way he treats those who are trying to help him is bad, but the fact that he wants to do it because he doesn't feel worthy of love they want to give him is sad.

Olivia is a great character. She does such a great job in getting Paul out of his funk. She doesn't sugar coat anything or treat him like an injured man. She treats him like the ass that he is. Its perfect and wonderful and exactly what he needed to get past his issues and rejoin the life of the living. She also has such a great way of getting him to workout. I thought it was ingenious. And even though she is a bit of a spoiled rich kid, so is Paul and they both prove they don't want to live off of daddy's money their whole lives.

Happy reading... Adri

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