Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Blog Tour - Used by Lynetta Halat




 
Title: Used
Series: Unlovable #1
Author: Lynetta Halat
Genre: New Adult Romance
Release Date: January 19, 2014
 

 
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 I’m Torn Hearts****


Friendship, Love, Sex, Slut, Whore, First Love, Lies, Betrayals, Cowboys, Pain, Hurt, Romance,  Self Worth and Love Triangles pretty much summed up USED by Lynetta Halat.

USED by Lynetta Halat left me feeling used and torn.  I rarely read books that have love triangles because of the angst and it always messes with my emotions. And usually the one I’m rooting for always gets the short end of the stick. I’m one of those readers that likes everyone to get their happily ever after. So when I decided to read USED, I will first say the blurb caught my attention and my curiosity was piqued especially as the heroine Denver Dempsey classified herself as a slut.    

What can I say about Denver Dempsey but I really feel bad for the girl. She has major mommy issues, toss in some daddy issues that has a major impact on her feeling unworthy of love and self-worth. Her life growing up was not pretty since her life involved a revolving door of new step dads. The only person who truly LOVES Denver is her childhood best friend, Greer Tanner. Personally, I believed that he loved her so much that it drove him to do anything in his power to just make her his. When Greer thought he could finally get Denver to love him back, John Ransom enters into the picture. Ransom was the top collegiate bull rider whom Denver couldn’t stay away from.  She was attracted to him and vice versa.  So who does Denver pick? Team Greer? Team Ransom?
 


My thoughts:

Used has left me feeling torn. I started out really loving Greer and wanted him to get Denver. I just wanted to shake Denver and say why can't you see and hear what Greer's been trying to get through to you. Then 65% into the book, I started to like Ransom. Ugh this is why I hate love triangles!!!! One thing is for sure, Denver is simply a HOT MESS!! Denver was the real problem for me... It just bugged me that she couldn't see her self worth and I really wanted her to see what Greer and Ransom have been trying to get through her. I know majority of the readers will favor Team Ransom especially towards the end. Personally, I do admit that with the new shocking revelation in the book, it has me leaning towards favoring Ransom but I still have hope in Greer. I will not excuse what Greer did but that letter just about killed me and I truly believe that he really really loves Denver and plus I have always been drawn to the best friend to lovers relationships.

Personally, I thought this book had too much rodeo stuff and I would have preferred if it wasn’t so prevalent. I can 100% say that I love the secondary characters Maggie and Austin. These two help relieved the angst and tension of the brewing love triangles between Denver, Greer, and Ransom.  

I really hope in FREED that redemption can be found for Greer and that Denver can finally find her self worth. I really hope that she can be finally free with all this negativity she has about herself. As for Ransom, I really do believe that he cares for Denver and who knew this bull rider was a little Alpha D!! I do see that he might be the one to help Denver. This is why I can't do love triangles...the angst and the guy that I always root for always ends up not getting the girl. So I'm hoping that in Freed, that Ms. Halat can shock her readers and maybe this time the guy I favor ends up getting the girl. Or maybe Denver doesn’t have to end up with either one. I truly believe that Denver needs to be able to love herself first before she can give her heart to either men.  

**There is a cliffhanger ending. Not a major cliffy but will have you wanting to know what Denver will decide.**

~ Review by Michelle
 

 


 
For as long as she can remember, Lynetta Halat has lived to read and has written countless stories and plays since she was a young girl. A teacher by day and an avid reader and closet writer by night, she has always dreamt of penning books that people could connect with and remember; and her first novel, Every Rose, is the perfect catalyst to launch her into the world of publishing. Her love of the English language prompted her to pursue a master's degree in English from Old Dominion University in Virginia. A self-proclaimed "Coast Girl," she lives in Mississippi with her adorable husband, two amazing sons, and two loveable dogs. She is currently at work on her second book.



 

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