Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Book Review+Tour Goodies: Used (#1) by Lynetta Halat

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Title: Used (Unlovable #1)
Author: Lynetta Halat
Genre: New Adult Romance
Release Date: January 19, 2014
Series: Unlovable


I am a slut. No worries. I've come to terms with it, and you will too. I’m not one of those girls who thinks she’s too plain, too fat, too skinny, too shy … no, I don’t have that kind of luck. I’m the girl who knows she’s just right for everyone. — Denver

A reputation as a manwhore–with–a–heart–of–gold tends to precede me. But, I don’t do girls with issues, that is until this girl. It's this girl I want to fix. This girl I want to protect. And maybe … more. — Ransom

Being in love with the same girl your entire life isn't all it's cracked up to be. She uses me in every way imaginable. How does she see me? I am her perpetual one-night stand. No strings, no attachments. Just mind-numbing sex ... for her anyway. — Greer

Feeling like the life is being choked out of her in the small town of Anaconda, Montana, Denver Dempsey craves the escape that college offers … even if that means leaving her “best friend with benefits” and looking for a new way to forget. Thinking she's found the perfect hookup in Ransom, Denver's outlook on college is bright. That is, until Greer shows up looking for a second chance, and Ransom's interest turns to hatred.

Love. Hate. Triangle.

Who's using who?

                           Used by Lynetta Halat 
Used (Unlovable, #1)My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I was given a copy of the book by the author in exchange for an honest review

Denver Dempsey is a hot mess. She's been told how low she is her whole life so now she actually believes she is a real life slut and that's all she will ever be. I hated how self deprecating she is. I just wanted to shake her and tell her how she's wanted and loved and respected by everyone around her. She's caught in a love triangle between her long time "friend-with-benefits" Greer and the bull rider she's always been a little obsessed with Ransom. The book takes place at a college in Montana where they all participate in competitive rodeo.

This book is really good. But I was so upset when it just ended! There was no big cliffy but we get absolutely no resolution. Just a nice "Check out the next book..." So that frustrated me a bit. But other than that I think the book was really emotional. The book lands on certain subjects that others have a hard time dealing with such as abuse and rape, but it gave the book dimension and was well plotted.

I really like Ransom. Greer is... well you'll have to read to find out. But I just felt bad for him throughout the whole book and then suddenly I could care less for him. You'll have to read to find out why. But back to Ransom. He's the man that Denver needs. She's already petty tough and strong, but she needs a man that will see how precious she is and never let go for fear of breaking her.

Overall, I think this was a wonderful book. I think it's a coming of age type of book. I'm giving this book 4 STARS out of 5 STARS. I cannot wait for the next book in the Unlovable Series!!

Read by Taryn Lee on January 20, 2013
Reviewed by Taryn Lee on January 25, 2013

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About the Author

Since the dawn of time, Lynetta Halat has lived to read and has written innumerable stories and plays. A lover of good books, bad boys, and kickass tunes, she'd always dreamt of penning books that people could connect with and remember. She also has a secret penchant for wringing the emotions out of unsuspecting readers, and she collects reader's tears in much the same way that wine connoisseurs collect their favorite vintage.

Her first novel, Every Rose, was the perfect catalyst to launch her into the world of publishing, effectively burrowing her way into the hearts and minds of readers throughout the world. Everything I've Never Had was her follow-up adult romance novel. Now, she has penned Used, a New Adult Romance that she hopes sinks its teeth into you and doesn't let go.

Her love of the English language prompted her to pursue a Master's degree in English from Old Dominion University in Virginia, where she also minored in snark and interpretive dance. She lives somewhere along the Mississippi Gulf Coast with her adorable husband, two amazing sons, and two loveable dogs. When she's not writing riveting stories, she likes to focus on her macramé art and her scouring of eBay, where she buys locks of hair from her favorite rock stars, most especially Bret Michaels and Dave Grohl.

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