Saturday, July 19, 2014


ISBN: 9781495317040
Pages: 380
Source: Giveaway
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 preceded 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 its 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?

Hey! So this is my first book review (yay!!!) and I'm really excited! Hopefully it'll be almost half as good as Riv's and Jenn's. I don't think I'll rewrite the summary in my own words the way Riv does. I'll just get straight to it. Well.... wish me luck~

This book has mature content in it, so if you're not comfortable with that, then I would definitely not recommend this book. Mature content doesn't usually bother me, but this book made me cringe during some parts.

Overall, I didn't think this book was that good. I wouldn't exactly recommend the book, but I wouldn't stop you from reading it either. I've never been a big fan of "friends with benefits" because we all know how that turns out: messy. I also couldn't relate to the character very much.

First, there's Denver, a self proclaimed slut. She is most definitely NOT a slut! I hate how she keeps thinking that. I understand we all have our insecurities and we perceive ourselves differently from other people, but Denver calls herself a slut way too much (we get that you see yourself as a slut, calm down there... jeez). I read the book a few months ago (I put off writing a review because of school) and the one thing I clearly remember about the book is Denver repeatedly calling herself a slut. It was okay the first 500 times, then it got annoying. A slut is someone who sleeps around with a bunch of different people. The only person Denver has ever had sex with is Greer. So what if they're "friends with benefits," that doesn't make her a slut. Don't get me wrong, I don't think Denver's a horrible person who hates herself. She's definitely strong, ambitious, and talented. She has a really messed up family and she could have turned out worse. Her mom is just plain old terrible. I can't think of any words right now to describe my feelings towards Denver's mom.

Greer is so cute! He is totally head over heels in love with Denver and will do anything for her, even take her virginity. He loves her so much and is always there for her, like saving her from getting raped by her step-father (which is very ironic). When Denver asks Greer to take her virginity he's very hesitant because he loves her and doesn't want to hurt her, but he does it because that was what Denver wanted. He even followed her to college (which I think is really stupid). I hate the way Denver treated him, like he was nothing more than a fuck buddy.

Then there's Ransom. I'm very ambivalent about him. At first he was a jerk who wrote Denver off as a slut just because he overhear a conversation between her and Greer and she called herself a slut (again). He was so rude and mean; it annoyed me so much. But then, after a series of events, he becomes really nice and caring. So, I'm not sure if I like him or don't like him.

There are some funny parts and some cute parts in the book so it's not all bad. I absolutely LOVE the side characters like Austin, my favorite. He is so funny and loyal, I just can't get over him. I also liked Lynetta Halat's writing style. It's too the point and no Charles Dickens paragraphs (by that I mean she doesn't spend a whole chapter describing how the town was hungry, like in The Tale of Two Cities). The story progresses nicely, although there isn't that much character development in Denver. She goes from not wanting to date anyone because she doesn't want to hurt them to agreeing to be in an almost relationship. I love how Halat reveals what a character is really like as the story progresses. At first, I got so frustrated with Denver for not loving Greer, but as I read on, I began to understand why (I was still really frustrated). This is only the first book of the series, so hopefully Denver will develop more throughout the series. As of right now, I am most likely not going to read the second book of the series.

3 out of 5 stars

Thanks for reading my first review! I hoped I did okay and you enjoyed it. Keep your eye out for my next review (might be a while, who knows). 


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