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A Sucky Love Story

Overcoming Unhappily Ever After
Narrated by: Brittani Louise Taylor
Length: 7 hrs and 3 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (459 ratings)

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Summary

What if falling in love meant almost losing everything?

Where does a moderately popular internet star who never leaves her house look for potential suitors? Online. Tinder, Bumble, Match.com, OkCupid - I tried them all. My 31-year-old self clicked and swiped her little heart out, leading to more dates than I could count, and more disappointment than I was prepared for.

Maybe you can relate. Maybe you know all too well the perils of modern dating. But let’s say, eventually, you meet someone. You think to yourself, “Wow, they’re perfect! Take me off the market, put a ring on it, knock me up, the whole enchilada, because they are ‘the one.’” Let’s also say that they “feel the same way” about you. Your life starts to make sense! All the pain, heartbreak, and frustration from past failed relationships was worth it. Slow clap.

That’s how I felt about Milos. He was from Europe, a doctor, wealthy, athletic. He had an accent and a dog. Milos was textbook marriage material. For him it was “love at first sight”, but for me, it was “anxiety on every date”. Something was telling me to run - but for two years, the only running I did was straight into his arms.

If only I would have listened. This isn’t a love story. It’s my story of survival.

©2018 Rex Films LLC (P)2018 Audible, Inc.

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an intriguing story with some narration problems

The constant upticks in the narrator's voice were irritating at times and distracted from the story. It is her story and she should be the one to tell it I just wish she received some coaching first.

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One of the best books I ve ever red!

This book is amazing and I learnt so many things from it! Never trust anyone! Britanny you are a true empowering woman!

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Not my usual read but enjoyed it.

Very engaging lady. A modern love story with a bitter twist. Really felt like she was telling me her story over coffee.

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Loved it!

I loved the narrative and how I kept wanting to listen to her story. having gone through something similar in my life, I thought it was brave of her to share her story and I appreciate how real she kept it.

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People are often not as they present times 100

Well written and engaging.....it just confirms how truth is often more surprising than the best fiction.

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Powerful!

Having the book read by Brittney herself was extremely moving and would not have been the same without it. A crazy story, I was hooked and had to listen in one sitting.

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Brilliant. Touching and with a happy ending

if you or anyone you know have ever been abused, listen to this.
its brilliant

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True story of bravery

I gave this a 4 out of 5 because the narration left a lot to be desired. She is very monotone which at first made this hard to listen to but the true story itself is very interesting and maybe I would have enjoyed it more actually reading it.

It is a shocking and brave story to tell and I applaud her for being so strong and sharing her experience so hopefully others can glean from it (and gain strength to change their situation of needed).

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yess

I loved this so much my heart is so full for this moving story well done Brittani

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I stopped listening as I wasn’t engaged by the narration at all - didn’t realise the narration played as big a part as it clearly does

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  • Kristin Pollard
  • 06-12-18

beautiful work

I've watched Brittani on YouTube for a long time and seeing her grow as a person and then take this journey as a mother. you'd never know all of this was happening to her. she has such incredible grace and poise in every thing she's done and this book is no exception. it makes the reality of domestic violence a lot more relatable and it shows that it doesn't have a template or a set of rules. It's awful but it's in how you handle it. she's a gem and this book is beautiful. It's honest and a reflection of her as a person. overall beautiful work.

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  • ahealthier#life
  • 10-12-18

Entertaining and insightful!

I loved that this story was told as if we were living it with Brittani. Telling it in this way makes it easy for people who haven’t been in abusive relationships to understand how so many women find themselves falling for these people and stuck in the abusive cycle. I was also conned by my first love, not to the this extreme but women need to be more aware to protect themselves! This is an entertaining story and good audiobook!

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  • Alisha Milot
  • 05-12-18

Bravery

This is the first time that I finished a book in a short time. what an amazing story, I'm so glad you go out and are safe.

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  • Kat
  • 06-12-18

Heart break. Raw. Real. A love story to her son!

I’ve been watching Brittani since I was 13 and remember when this was happening to her real time. I knew something was up and knew she would tell it when the time was right. Everyone must read this! It’s raw and from the heart. She is so real and was able to over come such a heart ache. You see her love she has for her son and what she had to do to protect him at all cost! Just simply amazing!

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  • Samantha Brewer
  • 24-02-19

Great story, badly narrated

This is a great story and I really respect the authors courage to share with such honesty. My only complaint is that her tone of voice and inflection makes it difficult to listen to at times. I would have preferred to have just read this one.

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  • Amanda Kelly Van Winkle
  • 12-12-18

I feel for her, but the narration was awful.

I have utmost respect for a survivor coming forward with their story. Blessings to her and to her son for the calm they now have after such insanity and calamity.

That being said the valley-girl like inflections were taxing, the timeworn cliches exhausting and the syntax lackluster. I get it, a youtuber, not a writer. However, one would expect words conveyed through a camera to be delivered similarly to that through a recording microphone. Comparable to other reviews I've read, the naivete was unbearable. Not lacking empathy for her situation, but astonished by how devoid she was of common sense.

I'm flattered for her to see all the positive reviews, though I'm left aghast to know that very few who have read this know what decent reading is.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 14-02-19

Could have been better..

Okay, so I don’t like giving negative reviews especially on a story like this one. It really, really sucks that she has gone through all of this and no one deserves to be treated this way. I, myself, am a victim of abuse and it’s unreal the tactics these people use to have control over someone. BUT I feel like this book could have been written much better and there was no emotion in her voice which made it super hard to continue, but I just really wanted to hear her story. I also can’t get over how naive people can be even at her age. I was very young when I experienced the abuse which is to be expected for someone at my age (being naive), but in your 30’s taking advice from a “doctor” telling you NOT to use birth control and that the “pull out” method is safe? Seriously.... I just wish this story was written better and sounded like it was being told by a grown adult, not a 16 year old...

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  • crystal sparks
  • 10-12-18

Amazing gut wrenching exciting sad

Omfg I've waited for sooooo long for this story and it's CRAZY I never woulve thought ANY of this happened

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  • CoCo_Fiend
  • 10-12-18

Great book iffy narration

I’ll be honest, I wasn’t in love with Brittani’s narration of the audio book. It was as if she was reading her own story for the first time. The different voices were great but the enthusiasm and personality were missing from the narration. As far as the story, I think it was a pretty crazy and scary story. I feel for Brittani having to go through such turmoil but unfortunately it’s how we learn our most valuable lessons. Love is so powerful. And it’s so crazy how from the outside I could predict the lies as she was narrating because I too have been in a similar situation and know what to look for. When you’re in the thick of it though it’s so hard to see past what you want and rely on what you feel.
As far as Milosh goes, it’s sad that people find more joy in manipulating folks than they do in finding love within themselves. Karma does not discriminate and with his lies being as amateur as they are he will indeed get caught.

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  • Maurissa Amezcua
  • 29-03-19

Wow

Brittani's narration was a downside to this. It was robotic and monotone. It came off as cheesy and awkward at times. In the beginning chapters of the book, she seemed detached from the story. By the end, I felt her narration improved and she had more emotion in her voice with the seriousness of the book progressing. I enjoyed listening to the story and it was a simple read. My heart goes out to Brittani and her child and I am glad she was able to overcome this.

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