Sunday, October 6, 2013

Be My Downfall Tour

Be My Downfall
Author: Lyla Payne

Toby Wright has always prided himself on being one of the most normal guys at Whitman University. He loves his parents, has a great job lined up after graduation, and with the exception of attempting to cross the unbalanced Sebastian Blair sophomore year, has kept his nose pretty clean.

But the rich never have empty closets, and memories long stashed away come spilling free when notorious party girl Kennedy Gilbert almost dies in his bathroom.

Nobody really knows how Kennedy manages to stay in good standing at Whitman–she never goes to class, doesn’t pretend to care about her future, and as far as people can tell, is never sober. This isn’t her first meeting with a stomach pump, but it is the first time she’s woken up to Toby’s concerned brown eyes. Despite the fact that she prefers life without friends, he gets under her skin with his insistence on playing her guardian angel.

No one knows better than Toby that people can only be saved if they want to be, but the realization that she has no one else draws him back into the shadows of Kennedy’s life–and eventually into her bed. But she long ago came to terms with a truth that Toby refuses to accept: she doesn’t want to be rescued, she only wants to forget.

Unwilling to give up on her, Toby’s dragged under by this broken girl and her dark, twisted Whitman University he never guessed existed. If he struggles to the surface, he’ll abandon someone he loves for the second time in his life. If he doesn’t, it won’t be long until they both drown.

I rated Be My Downfall with FOUR AND ONE HALF LEAVES! Guys!! This is a must read! I was intrigued by this book from the very start. I hadn't read any of the other books in the series so it took me a bit to learn the characters, but when I did, I fell in love. The story is about Toby, who is on Spring Break with his friends. The story is also about Kennedy, who is the school party girl. She drinks ALL the time and is constantly high. This story is all about the natural way we want to help people in our lives, but sometimes they don't want or need to be helped. 
Toby has been through a lot in his life, even though on the outside it doesn't look like it. He tries his very best to stay away from Kennedy, because the last thing he needs is to try and save someone who doesn't want to be saved. Toby and Kennedy spend one evening together and Toby realizes that he is already in too deep. 
This is such a wonderful book because the characters are both SO wrapped up in each other. I love them both. Read Be My Downfall and find out how Toby and Kennedy end up. It might just surprise you how much they save each other! 


 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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