Breaking Him (Love is War #1) 
by R.K. Lilley 

Self Published by R.K. Lilley

Pages : 383 

Purchased from  Amazon



Book Synopsis 


It was the kind of relationship where I invested more than I had to spare.

I gave it everything.

And so when it failed, I lost myself.

It changed me. He changed me.

I went down with the ship.

My soul, burnt embers in the aftermath.

The fire of him ravaged it all.

He burned me.

Broke me.

Scarlett had always dreamed big. She was headed straight for Hollywood. Destined for silver screen greatness.

But in her wildest dreams she never imagined she’d be broke and single at twenty-eight, doling drinks at thirty-five thousand feet.

She was a glorified waitress in the skies.

It had been years since she’d seen him.

But one day, there he sat, gazing intently at her, ready to set everything ablaze once more.

Dante wanted her. Again.

Sure, she’d play along…but this time, it was his turn.

She was breaking him.

After all, love is war.

Love is a battlefield… and a machine gun—WOW! Talk about a “hate and love” relationship. Between the main characters, Scarlett and Dante, you get that they have a history that I would say is “unfinished”. The story brings the past and the present together, allowing the readers to sort of understand who they are and why they hate each other so much. Back in high school, they were good friends that turned into something more. I mean, holy hotness! They were so drawn together that you can feel the chemistry they had for one another and suddenly BAM! It ends. Their relationship hasn’t been the same and we don’t know what happens….Cue the over dramatic Gif…


Remember friends, we can’t always keep our past behind us. Even if we bury it, throw cement on top, construct a building, and forget about it over the years. Scarlett freaks out that she see him again but this time she tries to play the whole “hotstuff” card on him thinking he only want some sexy time…. but it may not be just that. I like that you are in her POV because let me tell you she doesn’t like him at all. I mean, you can practically feel the hatred against him. I get it, I have an ex like that (sorry not sorry).


Near then end you get excited because it was getting back on track as the train was completely derailed but that would be too good to be true. So what do you think the author introduced? The ending. No warning sign, no “Hey Vee, this is going to go south very fast”, no “Oh I am going to rip your heart so prepare for it”, NOTHING! C’mon! Let me go dwell in my loneliness and try to figure out what a life I can have after this book.


R.K. Lilley’s “Breaking Him” was such a hot mess of emotions that I truly enjoyed. It literally starts on the first page of the book and it keeps going to the end. The other characters that were introduced in the story were so evil and perfect for the plot that I was actually “high fiving”  at those moments. Her style of writing was actually easy to read and it flowed very swell (it kind of felt she was talking more than feeling like a tradition style of writing).  I am glad that the part two is out because I need to know what the hell happens. Thank-you for the cliff-hanger….I feel miserable!