Used by Kate Dunbar #RomanticSuspense #bookreview @KDunbarWrites @alyssamg89

This is all of me. The good, the bad, the used, and the broken…

Heartbreakingly beautiful and completely engrossing, A young woman’s life takes a disturbing and utterly fascinating turn as the past she’s put behind comes back to haunt her.  USED is packed full of twists, turns, and a gripping romance sure to leave readers emotionally spent and asking for more.

USED, a brand new standalone romantic suspense from debut author Kate Dunbar is OUT NOW! Grab your copy today!

“USED was amazing. Like seriously amazing. I can’t remember the last time I hated to put a book down so I could go to sleep and then immediately pick it up to finish it the next morning. And yet, here we are and that’s what I did.” ~ Samantha Chase, New York Times Bestselling Author

“Rarely have I read a book so vividly described, so rich with emotion, that I felt like I lived it. USED is the kind of book that engages your heart and takes you on a journey that leaves you hopeful and empowered by the end.” ~ Erika Kelly, Award Winning Author of the Rock Star Romance Series

About USED (Coming 3/8/2021):

At the age of seventeen, after a decade of lies, hurt, and severe abuse by her brother Lucas, Sabra Valentine is able to breathe.

Lucas is behind bars thanks in large part to Sabra’s quick thinking and self-preservation-even if that’s one more secret she has to keep.

Now, seven years later, life is moving forward, and Sabra is starting to heal, live, and love again with her friends and Trevor Collins by her side. He’s tall, dark, and sexy, and he doesn’t fall for Sabra’s games. The future is finally looking bright-until one phone call shatters everything.

Used is a romantic suspense with domestic thriller elements. Please be aware that there are topics that may be triggers for some readers, and this work is meant for mature readers.


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5 stars!

Excellent, especially for a debut novel!

There’s a darkness to this story that some readers may shy away from, but it made for a powerful, page-turning story I couldn’t put down.

The trauma Sabra suffered as a child through her teen years shaped who she is. At first, she comes across as a young woman who enjoys having men chase her, only to turn them away after she gets what she wants. But as the story unfolds, we see how she came to be that way. It’s not that she’s hard-hearted. She’s protecting herself the only way she knows how.

Trevor is the perfect book boyfriend. Smart, sexy, and completely devoted to Sabra. He doesn’t run like she thought he would when he finds out the truth of her past. If anything, he seems to love her even more and admires the strong woman she’s become. It takes a certain inner strength to survive all she has, and still face the day with a smile, even when the shadows are lurking nearby whether imagined or real.

With a strong heroine and hero, enough drama and tension to carry through the entire book, and steamy scenes that had me cheering for Sabra and Trevor to get their happily-ever-after, Used is a book I couldn’t put down.

Five stars. Two thumbs up. It was phenomenal!

*Disclaimer: The review above is only my opinion. I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

Heartbreakingly beautiful. This book isn’t about angst and pain. It’s about a fighter-a survivor-that we all attain to be. The story tears you apart in the best ways and builds you back up in the most beautiful.” ~ Nichole Chase, New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author

“Used is a raw, heart-wrenching story of surviving trauma, but it’s also so much more. It’s a romantic, emotionally gratifying tale of unflinching, all-in love. I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough.” ~ Brenda Rothert, Author

USED is being narrated by Stella Hunter is out now!

About Kate Dunbar:

Kate Dunbar is a wife, mom of three, and obsessive tea drinker who loves a great story. She’s passionate about people and learning what makes them tick. You can find her eavesdropping, people watching, and living her best life wherever the winds take her.







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