January 27, 2014

Blog Tour: Review & Giveaway ~ Used & Confused (Getting Inside of V #1 & #2) by Kate Lynne

used & Confused Blog Tour

“There’s only one kind of medicine that works for me, sweetheart. Are you sure that you can help?” I ask seriously. I trail my hands up my body until I reach my breasts.

**Mature Content Warning** 
Recommended for ages 17+ due to language and sexual content. 

The name's V...

I'm beautiful in every sense of the word physically. But on the inside, I'm a black pit. 

If you're expecting a happily ever after, a white picket fence and 2.5 kids; then this isn't the story for you. 

There aren't any happily ever after in the works for me or those whose lives I poison. 

I hold the key to my pleasure and I'll be damned if I ever give it up again. 

God forsake those that stand in my way of ultimate gratification. 

You may regret me, but you'll never forget me. 

Use or Be Used, there are no other options... 

  *This story contains dirty words, dirty sex and an even dirtier twist.*

My Review
My Rating: 5 / 5
Source: Review copy
Have you heard the expression about being unable to look away from a train wreck even though you know you should? That's how I felt taking a look into V's life - I should look away but couldn't. There's something darkly fascinating about this character and how she chooses to live her life. She has to be one of the brashest female characters I've come across in, well, ever. She will poison your life as promised. 

I didn't hate V as she expected - rather, I was entranced and almost hypnotized by her. She has this tough exterior shell but inside is a wreck and vulnerable, which I think is why I didn't hate her. USED may be a quick read, but Kate Lynne doesn't waste one word in introducing you to V's world. By the end, I felt as though I had read a full-length novel rather than a novella - THAT much happened. 

Most of USED is narrated by V, but you also get a look from two other characters' point of views. I believe V can be a bit delusional about her exterior - I don't think she fools everyone like she believes she does. There has to be someone who see right through her. The ending is quite chilling and sets up for the next novella in a way that makes me want to grab it right away. Luckily, I have a copy of CONFUSED waiting for me!   

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 (Please note this is a Novella)

**Mature Content Warning** 
Recommended for ages 17+ due to language and sexual content. 

You didn't honestly think you could get rid of me just yet, did you? 

New town, new faces and by far my biggest conquest yet. I will have him. There is no doubt in my mind.


His name rolls right off my tongue and drips deep down to my core. 

Tall, dark and undeniably handsome.  

Seducing is the name of the game, but he's not falling for it... Yet! 

Of course that doesn't deter me. You should know me better by now. 

The only thing left to do is up the ante'. My cold, dead heart at the center of the prize table, up for grabs to my next victim. 

Until it suddenly starts to beat again. 

Don't panic, I know I'm not. Temporary malfunction, that's all! Nothing more, nothing less. 

My heart must be confused. Simply. Fucking. Confused.

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**Mature Content Warning**
Recommended for ages 17+ due to language and sexual content. 

My finger is on the trigger. 

Steady. Aim. Fire.

I'm determined to finish what I've started.

I am a lot of things, but a quitter isn't on the list. 

I'm not asking for love, hope or even pity.

In fact, if you give me any of those things, it may be you with the gun aimed at your heart. 

All I've ever asked is to be understood. 

Unfortunately, for the person that finally does, they'll be the one to take the bullet.

23 Years Young.
Manager for an assisted living program working with mentally challenged adults.
Currently pursuing my degree in Music Therapy.
Loves Music, writing and reading.
Has a cockapoo dog named Jezebella that is closest thing I have to a child. She's a handful, but I love her.
Currently resides in Michigan, USA.
Addicted to Lip Gloss, Oreos and Sleep.

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Blog Tour Hosted by: Limitless Publishing


  1. Thank you for your review...I hope that you enjoy Confused!! <3 I really appreciate your words!! xoxo
    Kate Lynne

    1. You're welcome! I'm about halfway through Confused and am loving it! :D Thanks so much for stopping by, Kate! :D

  2. These sound great, especially for when I am getting tired of young adult and want to branch out. The covers are pretty eye catching, too.

    1. I agree - I don't think I've ever read anything so different, and I loved it! I'm close to finishing the second one - I would have been done already but had a book to read in the middle of it - and I love it, too. I'm looking forward to the third one! The covers are definitely eye catching - the cover model is exactly how I picture V.

  3. It's amazing to me when a novella can pack enough into it that you're left feeling like you've read a regular novel. Those are really the only ones that I like. The blurbs absolutely fascinate me. I love the way they are written. I bet this was an interesting read for sure. Thank you so much for sharing! Jaclyn @ JC's Book Haven.

    1. The blurbs really hooked me - I could tell just from reading those that this character V was going to take the reader on a wild adventure, and I was right! It's crazy how much happens, and I had to take a breather after I finished reading to process everything. V is so complicated, but there's something about her that doesn't make me hate her. It's almost like she dares you to and wouldn't believe you if you told her you don't hate her. Thank you for stopping by, Jaclyn! :D

  4. Dirty words, dirty sex and dirty twists? Yes, please! LOL. I'll be adding these to my TBR, Jennifer :) Thanks for sharing.

    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

    1. LOL! I needed to laugh today, Lexxie, thank you! ;) Yep, all of that's in here and more! Such a great read - I loved USED and am close to finishing CONFUSED. V is so different and interesting from most female characters. She kind of burns herself into your brain, lol. Thanks for stopping by, Lexxie! :D


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