Title: Used (Unlovable #1)
Author: Lynetta Halat
Genre: New Adult Romance
Release Date: January 19, 2014
Hosted by: Love Between the Sheets Promotions
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?
I read this book in like 5 hours flat. LOVED every single minute of it.
Denver is broken. Empty. Fucked up to the max and she knows it. Hell, she owns it. She hates it, but she owns it.
I’ve never read any of Lynetta’s other works, and I’m so glad that this was the first one I picked up by her. Her writing style is amazing. The complexity, and obvious thought, she puts behind each and every one of the characters, is absolutely astounding and mind blowing. I say this a lot in my reviews, but I honestly feel like I was a part of this story.
I felt every ounce of self abhorrence Denver felt for herself, and I think I hated it just as much as Greer did. I felt every single ounce of hate Denver had for her mother, and let me just say….while reading this book, please remember how much you all love your e-readers. Because mine suffered a few blows.
While, I typically can’t STAND a female lead who relentlessly hates on herself, it totally works in this book. And yes, it’s a little “in your face” at times, but again, it totally works in this book. I can’t even get into how much of a mind fuck this story was. I DON’T DO LOVE TRIANGLES. I hate them, absolutely loathe them. But, I’ll say it one more time; it totally works in this book.
Ransom, Ransom, Ransom. I just have to say….HOT DAMN!
That is all. I’ll leave you all to figure out what the hell I’m talking about when you buy this book and read it for yourselves!!!
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.