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.
Ok so most of you know I love Lynetta Halat and think she is beyond talented with words. You probably know that I absolutely loved her first two books and gave them both 5+ star reviews. I know you noticed the 4 star on this one. I know I couldn't believe it either. You know those books you read and you just aren't sure about? That is how I am with this, I mean I like it but it was not a LOVE at first read. I liked the story and thought it was good BUT I didn't love it or feel wowed by it. This one I just had a hard time at the beginning getting into it and I had heard such great things about it. I kept going and was glad I did. I liked Denver I actually loved her right from the start and just loved her more by the end. I loved that I could feel how she felt about herself and how she struggled with not wanting to be like her mother. I loved her feistiness and strong personality. I also loved the rodeo and cowboys (I'm a southern girl) but I didn't get into the whole love triangle. The two main male characters Greer and Ransom were both hot and sexy cowboys but not enough that I loved either of them or even liked either of them more than the other. They both had their sweet moments and they both had their ass moments. So, it just wasn't one that I could fall in love with every part of but I did like it and enjoyed it. It still had me thinking about it a few days later. I even went back and reread it. Guess what? I liked it more the second time of reading it but I still think Denver could do better and find someone else but if I had to choose a side or guy in this case I think I have to go with Greer. This one was very different from either of Lynetta's other books but I do look forward to the other books in this series.
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.