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 signed up to read this ARC not realizing it was part of a series. I thought I got lucky and got a standalone. I did get lucky but not with a standalone. I got lucky with a great story! I had not read a story like this one before. I started reading with no idea where this book’s storyline would take me.
I am not even sure what to say about the story without giving anything away. I don’t want to ruin any part of your reading experience.
Denver grows up in a home with her rich mother and husband number seven. These ‘step-dads’ aren’t really that great. After rumors of her proclivities spread through her high school she now only has one friend.
Greer and Denver have been best friends from the womb since their moms were besties. Greer is always there for her.
Denver and Greer part ways to go to college. Denver and her roomie go to a college party and she meets Ransom.
Ransom is a senior at the college and a famous bull rider that Denver has always been a fan of. She always wanted to be a bull rider but I suppose that isn’t a thing girls do since she was laughed at.
You’re probably thinking you can’t have a love triangle without the third person being there, right? Greer shows up at the party!
He has one last plea for Denver. She has to decide if she wants be with Greer or Ransom. But Ransom doesn’t want a woman like her.
This book was very well written. It gives us the back story and history of how close Denver and Greer are and leads us right into the present love/hate triangle situation. With all that the two of them have been through together, how could Denver possible consider trying to be with a guy who doesn’t even want her? Because she is a slut?
There is a bit of a cliffhanger but I think enough story is given and things are explained enough that it isn’t a drop to the death. You will survive until the next installment. There will be a total of three books in this series. All are set to be released this year. I know this because I contacted the author when I realized I had finished the book and the story wasn’t done. GAH!
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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.