May 19, 2014

Title: Used
Author: Lynetta Halat
Series: Unlovable
Publisher: self-published
Published: January 19, 2014
Genre: New Adult Contemporary

Synopsis: 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 received a copy of this book,
but that did not influence the review**

4 stars What a great story. I hate love triangles, but I have to admit, this one pulled me in…bravo to Ms. Halat for that!!

I liked Denver, but her self-loathing was exhausting at times. And she wasn’t a slut so I’m not sure why she kept saying that. It didn’t make sense.  I wish Denver would have said she was afraid of becoming her mother, afraid of having slut-like behavior..but she didn’t sleep around and have sex and she wasn’t her mother. I guess it was probably immaturity and that that the author’s word selection was in the wrong context. I know that’s supposed to be the funny thing about it, but it just didn’t work for me.

Greer. Yeah. I hate spoilers so I don’t know what to say that won’t give anything away, but yeah. You’ll have to read to find out. I loved him immensely in the beginning…and I’m not supposed to anymore, and I don’t, but just… f*ck. UGH. Read it and let’s discuss.

Ransom was just OK at first to me, and his chemistry with Denver was initially just words on paper… but then the way things down, and the it all moved slowly, it really made the chemistry burn up. He is H O T.

The ending. Hmmm *taps chin*. It kind of came out of left field. While interesting, it didn’t flow with the story, taking it slow, etc. I think that “preference” could have stayed out of the spotlight until the relationship goes further.

Would I rec this? YES. It was a love triangle that totally worked.

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