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 (5,010 ratings)

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Publisher's 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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I wanted to like it so much

The narration was TERRIBLE! I really wanted to like the book and I really tried, but I had to keep turning it off because of her voice!

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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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Pretty good story, annoying reading voice & style

The story was pretty interesting and it was a good, easy listen since it wasn't overly complicated. However, the author's voice was tough for me to listen to—her style was slow and somewhat low and one-note, and in my opinion, she sounded surprisingly bored and detached considering it was her story and words. I'd recommend listening to the sample first to check it out, just because I found her performance of the book pretty distracting throughout.

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Amazing!

This is an amazing story of Brittney becoming a strong female and escaping domestic violence! This is such a good book and everyone should listen to it!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-10-19

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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  • Amazon Customer
  • 04-09-19

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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  • Triona
  • 02-19-19

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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  • Jade muldoon
  • 05-08-20

Amazing

Very real and raw truthful brilliant book she's a funny youtuber as well highly recommend

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  • Adele
  • 03-08-20

Wow

This book has helped me a lot I’ve been through so much never knowing why me and it helped me realise I’m not alone

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  • Arnold Seivwright
  • 02-09-20

well now...

it's hard to describe how this book made me feel, it's well worth a listen no doubt, the complex slow descent of blinders on a person's perception is always hard to describe, there hardly any words, listen, learn from the pain, learn to fight the people who take things which cannot be returned.

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  • Isobel Storey
  • 02-06-20

Just whoa...

I started listening this with no clue as to what had happened. I used to watch Brittani's YouTube videos but stopped around the time she had Rex because I too, had my daughter. To come across her book and hear just how a relationship that looked so magical in videos had been so horrific - I'm speechless. Books don't usually make me cry but I had tears rolling down my cheek during this, especially the ending.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-23-20

really a sucky love story

it is a good book it really shows you how bad people can be !!

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  • Omhamdan
  • 07-28-19

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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  • philip g brady
  • 05-22-19

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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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-17-19

Don’t bother

I wasn’t sure what to expect, but this wasn’t it. I disliked the voices she put on, the words did not paint pictures in my mind. Yes it’s not a good thing to happen to someone but her monotone voice was just not working for me. It could have been so much better.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-21-19

Drone on

Absolutely terrible , monotonous tone and just who cares! Worst audio book I’ve listened to , why is this even published?

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-03-19

Eye opening!

I had to keep listening.Very good! Frightening though that such people can exist! Thanks for sharing Brittani.

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  • Indochine
  • 04-27-20

LOVED! Really hit home 💔

I do agree, Brittani isn’t the person you want to change your Navman voice to, or have as a voice alarm in the morning.
Would I have wanted this story spoken by anyone else? NO, this story is hard to hear and inspires courageousness & to embrace the hardships of life and also has found a way to add a few laughs in.
This is Brittani’s personal story and would NOT have tugged on my heart strings as strongly as it did, had Brittani not been the one to tell it.
I love this book, I love the message it sends, I love that Brittani is normal and relatable.
10/10

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-17-19

Awesome listen

It's awesome I didn't want it to end I didn't want to stop listening thank you so for inspiration

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-26-19

A Sucky Love Story... sucked me in.

This is an amazing story and it really provided an amazing cautionary tale. My only note is that it was read quite slowly but once I upped the listening speed the story carried well. It provided great entertainment for my weekend but also left me with some thinking material.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-06-19

Great story, unfortunate narration

She sounds a bit like a teenager talking and the sentences sound like statement after statement rather than a connected story, but overall the story was really interesting. I could never really ignore the bad narration, but am still happy that I listened to the book. It would be worth being re-recorded using somebody else, sorry Brittani.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-01-19

good book

She tells the story in a way that engages you. I couldn't wait for yhe next chapter to see what happened next. Unfortunately it is a real life story but overall a good book

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  • Emily Martin
  • 06-18-19

Interesting sorry but terrible narrator

I enjoyed the story but Brittani’s narration sounded the claws going down a chalk board. She ends every sentence, raising her voice slightly to make it sound like she is asking question. Book was written like she was a 12 year old girl writing in her diary. Very cliche choices of words.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-02-19

Amazing

I just want everyone to know that this book is an amazing read, and listen.

If I could, 10 stars!!!