Monday, May 12, 2014

Freed (Unlovable #2) by Lynetta Halat


Rating 5/5 stars
Publication Date: May 5th 2014

Blurb:

Truth. Pain. Freedom. 
An awakening like no other. 

When life is determined to buck you off, dig in and ride hard. 

The bull. The most dangerous lies are the ones we tell ourselves. To survive, I have to face the truth. Easier said than done when it’s not all black and white. There’s the in-between, and this murky void is where I always tend to land. 

The horns. Lies don’t always hurt. My lies protected me, but when they are exposed and I can no longer outrun the many shades of truth, I’ll be in for one hell of a reckoning. 

The ride. From the outside, my life looks like one big adventure after another. But, there is no freedom in anarchy, and that’s the way I’ve lived my life. Until now. Until Ransom. 

Denver Dempsey was a slut for oblivion. Now, she’s a slut for love. And it’s that kind of thinking that got her in trouble in the first place. Ransom awakens Denver in ways she never imagined, but when her true feelings send her reeling, will they catapult her into the arms of Greer—her ex best-friend-with-benefits? After never loving anyone, herself included, she now loves two. One kept her alive. One teaches her how to live. If they didn’t both love her … if hearts weren’t bound to be broken, it would be the stuff dreams are made of.

Will Denver remain locked up in the bullpen, or is she strong enough to open the chute and be freed?

Review:

Can you guess who finished the book with a smile on her face? I did. In this book I felt one with the characters and reading it was a pleasant experience. Ransom's mom is great and if hasn't got her happy and I would have demanded it!

Austin's future looks promising. Greer might not be liked by some, but he is still one of my favorite characters in the book and I was so glad to see him pull himself together and find his way towards a better life. Maybe he can find his happy place and a girl to keep. A girl that will make him happy, love him with all her heart and tell him so every day.

Denver grows up in the book. If she were a flower she would blossom. Ransom is there to help her and both of them are happy. They have a beautiful relationship.

Ransom has a little huge surprise at the end for the Denver and us. I had to read that part three times to make sure I had read it correctly. I was wondering why Ransom hadn't said anything earlier about it.

The book felt like an end to Denver and Ransom's story. A much needed epilogue if you ask me. Both of them are happy and in love with each other and I want the third book to be about someone else so it won't brust their bubble.

Author Bio:

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.