Used (Unlovable #1)

By: Lynetta Halat
Released on January 19, 2014
Approx 276 pages


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?

4.5 Heart Racing Stars
My heart longed to ride the untamable, pissed off beast. To show him, and the world, that no matter how much shit they gave me, I could hold on for as long as I needed to bring it home. That, no matter what, I’d live my life on my own terms.
Expect the unexpected is the first thing that comes to mind as I sit here trying to wrap my head around USED.

Denver Dempsey is a strong young woman that has lived nearly her entire life only being loved by her best friend, Greer Tanner. Denver is jaded after years of watching her mother give all her attention to men and the money they would bring with them. 

Greer Tanner is the all american cowboy. He is strong, steady and OH SO YUMMY! Greer worked on Denver’s family farm nearly his entire life. His only hopes and dreams are all wrapped around Denver and ranching.

Greer and Denver appear to have the perfect set up to ride off in the sunset and live HEA. They have been BFF’s since childhood, they have a fierce attraction to one another and they both want to run a ranch someday. Only problem is Denver sees herself too much like her mother and therefore thinks Greer is too good for her. Their relationship gets very complicated when they try to become more than just friends.
“Because I’d rather be somewhere with you, over anyone and everyone else in this world. Because when it’s not you I’m with, my mind makes it so. Because I’m sick of playing games. Because it’s always been you, chicken. I want you beside me in my truck. Beside me at school. Beside me in life. I want you. Every single day.”
John Ransom “Ransom” is just larger than life! He is the number one bull rider in his circuit and he is driven. It is apparent that he holds his personal life close to his chest all while living a very public life.

As you can see, we have ourselves a love triangle forming. I will tell you that I normally pick a “team” and never waiver BUT this theory was put to a test while reading Used. For most of the book, I was head over heels in love with one of the guys but just past the halfway point I had a shift that was largely due to the TWIST I NEVER SAW COMING!!!

Used will pull you through a range of emotions. But that is why we all love reading, right? I will admit that I wanted to beat some ass a few times. I also laughed and cried A LOT! This is definitely one of those stories you will devour. Lynetta Halat is an extremely talented author who brings it to the table.  I highly recommend all her books for anyone who loves passionate and addictive romance novels.

It is a cliffy but really not to painful. The next book, FREED is due out on April 29th.

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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