Thursday 6 February 2014

Blog Tour and giveaway - Used (Unlovable #1) by Lynetta Halat

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



I am a slut. No worries. I've come to terms with it, and you will too. Im not one of those girls who thinks shes too plain, too fat, too skinny, too shy no, I dont have that kind of luck. Im the girl who knows shes just right for everyone. Denver

A reputation as a manwhorewithaheartofgold tends to precede me. But, I dont 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?

ARC received for an honest review

When is a slut not a slut?  When she is Denver Dempsey.  After gaining the reputation in high school, she had decided to own it.She is looking for a clean start when she moves away to college, as part of the university's rodeo team.  

 Her best friend Greer, and hot as hell "best friend with benefits" follows her to uni, he wants more and he wants her to give him a chance.
Ransom. Bull rider.  Hot as hell, and completely into Denver.  At least until he hears of her reputation.  He can't believe what he hears about her, until he hears it from her.  
There is a lot more than meets the eye with all their stories.

Used is a story of love and hate. Lust. Lies. Hope and Betrayal.

It took me a while to warm up to Denver - who would go around announcing that they are a slut?  She has some issues that have formed the wall around her heart, and left her feeling empty.  

And Greer and Ransom... hmmm the one who has loved her his whole live, the one who could love her forever.

I  started out really liking Greer, heck he gave up his college plans to follow her to school and be there for her.  I believe he really really does love Denver, but OMG some of the things he does!  It tore my heart out as I was reading.

Ransom - doesn't want to be attracted to Denver, but he can't stay away.

Who will be the one who is there for Denver?  For that you are going to have to read for yourself.

Used had me all over the place.  I loved Greer but hated what he did.  I loved Ransom, but hated him for being so pig-headed.  I loved Denver but hated how she thought of herself.

I wanted to shake Denver and get her to see her self worth. Seriously girl, snap out of it!  I am hoping that in the next 2 books, Freed and Redeemed, she can pull her head out of her backside and see herself as Greer sees her!  But I guess she was not all pitiful, woe-is-me, damsel in distressy.  She is actually pretty strong all things considered.  She is a contradiction,.

And ugh, the love triangle - why do we always have to have a love triangle!!  I am still undecided who I think Denver should be with, and I am hoping Ms Halat can take us along more of a rollercoaster until we find out.

I enjoy Ms Halat's writing, having read her other two books and liking them too.  The character development in all 3 main characters was well rounded and I liked that we didn't have the complete 180 degrees personality transplant within 3 chapters with them.  It was a gradual, realistic change.

Now, here's some Ransom inspiration....

I also loved the secondary characters, Maggie and Austin.  Their light-hearted, flirty and fun personalities even out the angsty, dark places that the story gets taken to, and I hope we get more of them in the following books.

I love a book that takes me on a bit of a rollercoaster journey, and Used achieved that for me.

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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.