September 08, 2016

TBT #45 - Review: Broken (Redemption #1) by Lauren Layne

★TBT #45★
Lauren Layne's Redemption series (1 & 2) is on this weeks #ThrowbackThrusday. Another great series from this author. It is sweet, romantic, steamy and entertaining all at once.

Title: Broken
Author: Lauren Layne
Series: Redemption #1
Genre: new adult, romance

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 Timesbestselling author Monica Murphy

Amazon US | Amazon UK


“5 Disney stars”

I loveeeeeed it!!!


It was everything I needed, everything I was looking for in a book- it made me feel soooo romantic. This happens to be my second 5 star book this year (Ya, no surprise there!) and for once, I didn’t want to judge a book, just wanted to feel the love and enjoy it. Story was simple yet so full of life, there was so much depth to it and characters were so real and relatable, not all gooey or charming; the kind that makes you want to cuddle with them but the ones who are broken, sarcastic and most probably at their worst. It’s like you are stuck between reaching out to hug them and slap some sense into them.

What can I say about the author which I haven’t said before? Her writing is simply beautiful; she has some kind of magical portal in her books that just sucks you in and trust me, I didn’t want the fairy tale to ever end!

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