Blog Tour & Giveaway ~ Broken by Kelly Elliott




Layton Morris and his brother Mike grew up not knowing what it would be like to live in a normal home. With no running water or electricity in their home, no parents around to protect them, they quickly learned how to survive and depend only on each other.

When a tragic accident takes Mike away from Layton, and the only other person that he ever let into his heart walked away from him, leaving his heart shattered, Layton focuses all of his time and energy into the ranch he and his brother dreamed of. He makes a vow to himself to never let love in again. The last thing Layton needed or wanted was more heartache.

Whitley Reynolds grew up in a privileged home in upstate New York. When she landed the star football player in high school no one was surprised, not even Whitley. She dreamed of a life with Roger living in New York City and happily followed him there.

The first time Roger hit her for arguing with him about a dinner party, she forgave him. The more it happened, the further Whitley withdrew from her friends and family. One fateful day things go to far. Whitley makes a promise to herself and finds the courage to do the one thing she thought she’d never be able to do.

Fleeing with her best friend Courtney, Whitley was determined to put her past behind her and start a new life in the small town of Llano, Texas, where no one would ever find out about her past.

Will they both ever learn to trust and love again, or will their pasts come back to haunt them, them both alone and…




“Court, you need to change jobs. I know you’re looking for that perfect guy, like the ones in all those books you read, but you’re never going to find him. He doesn’t exist.”

“Okay, first off, that’s my job. It’s so not fair to drag my job into my manhunt. I love being a freelance editor, Whit, you know that. Plus, my ass can live anywhere I want…hence, being able to pick up my life and move to Texas with you!”

“I know you love your job, but the whole reason you’re not with anyone is because you keep comparing them to the men you’ve read about in those stupid stories.”

“Gasp! I can’t believe you called them stupid stories. I’m so not buying you a Kindle for Christmas. Hey, I get more pleasure from my books than anything. I love to read, and you should do it more often. It might give you some hope, Whit. Prince Charming is out there, babe. Don’t give up.”

“First off, you buy more books than anyone I know when your damn job is reading other people’s books.”

“That’s different. I’m working when I read those. I need pleasure reading.”

“Yeah, pleasure reading. How many vibrators have you gone through because you get turned-on by those books?” I placed my hands on my hips.

Courtney started laughing. “Oh my God. Are you jealous of my Kindle? You want a hot story, Whit? I’ll recommend one to you. I’ll even buy it in paperback for your ass.”

I shook my head. “Puh-lease. No book would ever get me to the point where I needed to reach for a vibrator. Ever!”

The smile that spread across Courtney’s face said it all.

Ah hell, I’m in trouble.

“One hundred bucks says I can get you reaching for one.”

I stood there, staring at her. “No way.”

“You’re a chicken.”

“I’m not a chicken, you bitch.” I turned and walked toward the stairs.

“Two hundred then.”

I stopped and looked at her. “You’re really willing to put up two hundred bucks to see if a book will turn me on enough to need a vibrator?”

“Oh yeah. Just to prove your ass wrong. Baby girl, you have no idea what you’ve been missing out on during the last few years you spent with that asshole Roger.”

Just the mention of his name caused a shudder to travel through my body. “Fine. One book. I’ll read one book, and if it doesn’t work, I don’t ever want to hear about how hot your latest book boyfriend made you one night.”

The smile on her face scared me slightly.

Oh dear God. What is she gonna have me read?

As I turned to head up the stairs, she called out, “Wait! What about tonight? Let’s just go and have a few drinks. I’d kind of like to see a cowboy or two, Whit. Please!”

I really didn’t want that Richard guy hitting on me all night, but I did want to relax a bit and grab a few beers. Anything to keep my mind off of Roger and New York.

“Fine, but I’m only going to stay for a couple of drinks.”

“Yes! You’re the best!”

The next thing I knew, she was flying past me and up the stairs.

“Jesus, what’s the rush?”

She turned and looked at me like I was nuts. “I have work to do—shower, shave, search for an outfit, do my makeup and hair. My God, Whit, it takes work to get beautiful.”

I shook my head. “Pesh, if they don’t see you for how beautiful you are without going through all that shit, then fuck ’em.”

“You can say that. You’ve given up on men for all eternity. I just want one good fuck. I haven’t had sex in way too long.”

My mouth dropped open as she turned and walked into her room.

“You’re kidding, right, Court? Court?”

Oh God…she didn’t just say she wanted to be fucked, did she? This is going to be one long night.


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OH MY GOD did I love this book!!! I forgot how magical Kelly’s writing really is.  Broken is a fantastic book about characters that you will fall instantly in love with.  I knew from the very beginning this book would be very hard to put down and it was.  It is one of those books you dont want to end but you cant put it down so it ends far too quickly. Broken has it all!! Amazing characters, keep you on the edge of your seat story line, laugh out loud moments, drama and some SMOKING HOT sex!!  Layton and Whitley have both been damaged in the relationship department.  Both vowing to never love again, you just knew they would connect.  Believe me their connection jumps right off the page and you cant help but root for them.  I loved their sassy banter with each other.  Normally I dont really dig the instalove relationships but with Kelly’s amazing writing style and character development you want them together and living happlily ever after from the very beginning.  Not only did I love Layton and Whitley but the rest of the characters each hold there own and I cant wait to learn more about them.  Whitley’s best friend Courtney is a HOOT!! She cracked me up!! Oh and there is a mega bitch by the name of Olivia that I wanted to slap silly!!  All in all this was an amazing book and I can not wait for the next book in the series!! Courtney and Reed’s story should be awesome!!


♥ Sophie

About the Author

Kelly Elliott

Who is Kelly Elliott?

Really I’m just a wife to a wonderful Texas cowboy who has a nack for making me laugh almost daily and supports my crazy ideas and dreams for some unknown reason…he claims it’s because he loves me… I’ll just go with that one!

I’m also a mom to an amazing daughter who constantly is asking me to make her something to eat while she has her fingers moving like mad on her cell phone sending out what I’m sure is another very important text message!

Oh…and I like to sit down and write in my spare time!

I live in the Texas hill country and one of my favorite things to do is go for hikes around our property with my second favorite man, Gus….my chocolate lab and my sweet girl Rose, our golden retriever. When I’m not outside helping the hubby haul brush or move rocks or whatever fun chore he has in store for me that day, you will find me inside reading, writing or watching HGTV and soaking in a nice hot bubble bath…..yeah that last one I just made up but it sure does sound nice!!!

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