Blog Tour and Giveaway: Staying On Top by Lyla Payne

Sam Bradford is the #2 tennis player in the world, he has it all, fame, women and money.  Well, he had money, that is until his accountant stole more than 30 million dollars from him.  When his accountant’s daughter shows up wanting to help, its none other than Blair, the girl he wanted to date but she turned him down numerous times.  What Sam doesn’t know is if he can trust her or not, she could be just like her father or is she really just wanting to help?

I absolutely loved Sam.  He was rich, but when everyone else would have completely lost their minds over what happened, he was upset but also knew that there was the possibility that he would never see that money again.  Sam was also real, he had fears like you or me and was more down to earth that I thought he would be.  He wanted to completely trust Blair because of the connection he felt towards her, even though her father was the one who stole from him.   

Blair, I had issues with her throughout the entire book.  I just couldn’t get passed her attitude towards everything that surrounded her father and her part in it.  She was a total bitch to Sam at times and others who were helping them.  She dragged him around, lying, and basically playing with his emotions in regards to his money and her.  She does redeem herself a little at the end but for me it just wasn’t enough.  Sam deserved so much more and she deserved to have to work harder at earning Sam’s trust but also his heart. 

I will admit, for me this is not one of my favorite books of this series, but it was still pretty good.  I have looked forward to each new book in this series and have had the honor of reviewing them since the first book, Broken At Love was offered for review.  While Staying On Top, for me didn’t rank as high as the rest, it’s the entire series that is a must read in my opinion.  Lyla Payne has written a series about rich college kids and college life and it’s not all sunshine and butterflies, but in the end there is always a HEA even when it’s a rough road getting there.


Lyla Payne Bio:
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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