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A Sucky Love Story: Overcoming Unhappily Ever After

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3.79  ·  Rating details ·  4,153 ratings  ·  537 reviews
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 thirty-two-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 fo
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Hardcover, 256 pages
Published December 4th 2018 by Post Hill Press
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Carolyne
Jul 15, 2018 rated it liked it
Edit: Changed the 'Brittnai' to 'Brittani'.

Edit 23/12/18
Lowering to 3 stars. The more I sit on it, the more the writing style grates on my nerves. Again, this has nothing to do with her story of survival, just the style in which this book was written.


3.5 maybe 4?

First and foremost, it's really hard to accurately review and rate a book that details events in a persons life. I rarely leave reviews for books based on true events because it's so easy to say things like 'If that were me, this would
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Sara-Grace Kelly
Dec 09, 2018 rated it did not like it
Update: I still stand behind everything I said in this review, but I wholeheartedly believe that if you want to know this story, I recommend you going and watching Shane Dawson’s conspiracy YouTube video. She tells then story in its entirety and some more stuff that she may have left out but you can tell how she actually truly feels about the situation and a lot of the after math. Plus it’s just a good video. And Shane edits some of her hard proof in, with video evidence of stuff happening. It’s ...more
Tasnia
Dec 05, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2018
I came across this book on my Instagram feed and ended up watching some of Brittani's videos and I was just instantly curious about her story so I downloaded my first audio book. I actually did not follow Brittani on YouTube before. First of all I have to say that it is a fascinating and terrifying story. I have to commend her on being able to write this and I'm so glad that she and her son are safe.

Although the story is really interesting and worth telling, the book is just not very well writt
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Ryan Buckby
Dec 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
actual rating: 4.5

Trigger Warning: Abuse, Domestic Abuse

I've been watching Brittani since i was in high school and i've always loved her upbeat and bubbly personality and found her to be different to everyone else on youtube and still do to this day.

I remember watching each video year after year, i still remember when she started vlogging her daily life i was interested as most of her subscribers were how she lived her life in the youtube world. I also remember when she announced that she
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Kimberly Mccune
Dec 17, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2018
I want to preface this review by stating that my opinion is not a reflection of the trauma Brittani suffered or an invalidation of what she experienced. I am so glad that she was able to escape from a toxic situation and that she is now working on processing and healing and I wish her all the best.

TW: abuse, sociopathic behavior, domestic violence

This is the first time I have ever returned a Kindle book for a refund.

Although I was able to finish it in twenty-four hours, this book was difficult t
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Meredith Inglis
Dec 25, 2018 rated it did not like it
I had to return this Kindle book. This is a rare occurrence for me. I can’t think of the last time I’ve returned one- if ever.

The writing is so poorly done; I could not finish.

I read the book gets better towards the end- but the editor should have ensured ALL the content was written well.

I will look up online what ended up happening. Maybe. I don’t care all that much, tbh.

I think I stopped caring after the comment towards clinical depression- like it’s something annoying to her. (THAT was a c
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Bonnie Wells
Mar 04, 2019 rated it it was ok
I've never watched Brittani's videos before, but I first heard just a tiny bit about her book when she was on Meghan Rienks podcast, then a lot more about it from Shane Dawson's conspiracy video. Honestly, the Shane video pretty much tells you what you need to know, but I was just so interested that I picked up her book to see if there were some more details.

Her story is absolutely insane. I kind of hate myself for being so interested in it because it was horrible what happened to her, but a re
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Ellen
Dec 18, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2018, audiobooks
Look I don't want to downplay the fact that Brittani deserved to tell this story and I am extremely glad she got out of this situation and got to tell this story because what she details in this book is inconceivable and horrible and noone should ever have to experience it.
However, everything about this could've been done better.
The writing was, in my opinion, absolutely awful. It was entirely juvenile and the sentences ran into each other and there were grammar mistakes and hanging clauses eve
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ashleigh
[I am not going to put a rating on this. It just feels weird to do when this is a book about someone’s trauma and their abusive relationship. That being said there are two points which you can make of as you please: ]

1) This is intense. I can’t even imagine going through this. It’s almost hard to believe that this was something that actually happened. There were moments that were heartbreaking especially that last chapter. I think there is a lot to take away from this

2) This is a fast read. I li
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 Sarah Lumos
I liked this book a lot more than I expected to. Although it was not perfect, I found it to be a compelling read. I picked this up because I was in a huge reading rut. I would pick up book after book, only to put it down because I got bored after the first few chapters. But I listened to this book in its entirety.  

It is so hard for me to review this book because I understand Brittani was brave and vulnerable in outlining all of this. It is easy for readers to judge her or call her naïve when yo
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Amelia
Apr 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is worth the read!!
Srna
Feb 16, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This is the writing of a 12 year old with the (emotional) intelligence of someone the same age.
Honestly, I find it kind of disturbing that it's written by a woman in her 30s.

I don't know what she went through before Milos to be so superficial and a virgin until her 30s. But it left obviously her emotionally stunted.

She falls in love with this guy solely based on his look and a fictional character she co-created with him. She constantly talks about how she doesn't like him, but continues to go o
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Kellie Detter
Nov 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
Finished this book in one day. It is completely insane that this story is true and there are really people that crazy in the world. I do feel like some information was glossed over but then again you are getting one side of a story. Though even with that I found the book to be impowering. All women should read this so they can know what an abusive relationship looks like and see the warning signs, know they aren't alone, or simply have empathy for those that have been in these situations. ...more
Christina
Dec 05, 2018 rated it liked it
3.5 stars

As with many memoirs, this book is difficult to review since it deals with a person’s real life trauma. I admire Brittani for writing this book, and surviving such a horrible, manipulative relationship. Unfortunately, I did find a handful of typos in the book, and the writing can oftentimes feel disjointed due to its colloquial nature. However, that doesn’t take away from Brittani’s journey. With hindsight, I often wanted to interject and tell Brittani not to believe Milos, or to leave
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Heather Corvere ☠️
Dec 08, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: non-fiction, adult
*2.5

I want to start this off by saying that this story is completely insane, and it is a story that absolutely needs to be told. My issues with this book lie solely with the writing.

A Sucky Love Story is the true story of Brittani Louise Taylor, who is a vlogger on youtube, and it tells the story of her abusive relationship. I became familiar with Brittani when she posted her video "I'm Pregnant and Engaged" which was about the man who abused her, but none of us viewers knew anything was wrong.
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Chandelle
Dec 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Wow. Listened to this on Audible and I believe it made the story even more impactful. Hearing Brittani recount the terrible and unbelievable things she went through with this man was difficult but moving. She is so brave for having gone through everything that she has and continuing to charge forward in life, not allowing her struggles to hold her or her son back. An incredible cautionary tale in this time when so many connections are made online, and a reminder to always make sure that you know ...more
geena ✨
Feb 20, 2019 rated it it was ok
(lowered my rating from 2.5 to 2).

i have a lot of thoughts, i am a little scared of sharing some because they will sound very harsh but i really feel like getting them out of my system so, i'll take criticism. just know that my opinions are not fixed, and i am very open to discussion. alrighty now that i got this out of the way, let's actually review the book.

I want to start by saying, what Brittani went through is terrible. i have so much empathy for her and her family, and i hope this experien
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Nicole
Dec 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This memoir took me on the emotional roller coaster that was Brittani's life during her time with Milos. Like many other readers, there were multiple times I had to remind myself "this is real" "this really happened" "this is a memoir, not fiction." Once you read Brittani's story, you will completely understand what I mean.
I had no idea who Brittani Louise Taylor was before I started her memoir. I saw the cover somewhere on instagram and thought it looked cute. It was difficult at first to trul
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Jeanette Magaña
Mar 09, 2019 rated it it was ok
One star was given for the importance of speaking about and out against domestic violence and the author’s insistence that those dealing with to get help any way they can.

The second star was given for the author’s mom, Barbara. I feel she was the key reason her daughter was able to have the strength to get away from such a horrible situation.

I listened to this via audiobook. Excruciating. I suffered through the author’s lackadaisical prose for one-third of the book. The remainder of it was liste
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Indrė
Feb 21, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
It's Shane Dawson's fault that I picked up this book. A lot was covered in his conspiracy video, but I was intrigued to read it all. It was her first book, and a true story, so naturally it wasn't a literature miracle. She writes the way she speaks, and if you ever seen any of her videos, you know what I mean.
It was like catching up on some sweet and yet disturbing gossip. I kind of knew what happened, just needed to fill some gaps. Also it is funny, how sometimes, when she makes a video about
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Loes Loves
Dec 04, 2018 rated it it was ok
Love a good survivors story... this ain't it ...more
Heather
Dec 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I’ve never wanted to give an author a hug so much in my life. I cried at work. Thank you for writing this down.
Maddy
Dec 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I only read the free iBooks preview, but it was enjoyable thus far! Some say that she "rambles" too much, but I find that her "rambling" is important because it provides background information and a look into her personality, which is critical for those who don't already know who she is. Regardless, from her detail, I learned a lot about her and her past that she did not mention on social media.

Some reviewers said that Brittani is semi-judgmental in some parts of the review, but if you know Brit
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Angela
Jul 01, 2019 rated it liked it
In the middle of an awful reading dry spell, I stumbled upon this book on my Goodreads newsfeed. The synopsis sparked my interest enough that I googled Brittani Louise Taylor and was surprised to find out she is a popular YouTuber. After seeing videos featuring her fiancé and son, my curiosity was piqued enough that I decided to check out her book.

I would be remiss if I didn’t mention that Brittani is not an overly profound writer. Her writing style is conversational, with a heavy dose of I-spea
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ambsreads
Feb 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
t/w: domestic violence, verbal abuse, manipulation, slut shaming, cheating

it’s usually me recommending books to my best friend carla but this time it was the other way around
this story was honestly slightly similar to what my mum went through with my biological father. not on such a large scale but my bio father and his family were ready to kidnap my sister and i and take us back to Russia. my bio father tried to kill me due to jealously. it’s all a mess and i felt for Brittani as a young first
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Hayli
Jan 19, 2021 rated it liked it
First read of the year... and it’s almost February! 😬
Since I learned that my place of business is closing its doors earlier this month, I haven’t been in the mood to listen to audiobooks. In order to fix that, I picked up this quick listen while I ran errands!

Brittani’s story is that of movies. Think of the Netflix adaptation of Caroline Kepnes’ YOU. The handsome man she met on Tinder was definitely more than he seemed.
I enjoyed listening to all the little bits in between that the author didn’t
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Laurel Ann Marie
Jun 17, 2019 rated it did not like it
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Alyssa Nicole
Dec 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
If I had to give one word to describe this book it would be INTENSE.

I received this book today and finished it a couple hours after starting it. Why you may ask? Because I could not put it down. Literally not once did I put it down. First let's start with the writing. I felt like Brittani was sitting across from me and telling me this story herself. The writing was personable and 100% hers. I loved the added humor even when humor didn't seem needed. I loved how real everything was when it came
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Bobbi
Feb 19, 2019 rated it did not like it
The only reasons I am giving this book a single star:
• 0 stars isn’t an option.
• I learned that Rex is her sons actual name and not just a strange nickname like I thought it was.

This book was a disappointment. It was poorly thrown together, riddled with typos and full of annoying tangents that had nothing to do with the actual story line. Apart from that this book also shined an unpleasant light on Brittani. I’ve been following her YouTube channel for several years and if I were younger I would
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Marin
Dec 06, 2018 rated it did not like it
How this book got over four stars is beyond me. I've followed Brittani since she announced she was pregnant and I'm honestly shocked that she's kind of a terrible person. I don't want to discredit her "story of survival" but I just find some details hard to believe. I feel as if she blew tons of things out of proportion and ended up making herself look like an oblivious ass. The book, in general, is just terribly written, I understand it's her first book but at least TRY and catch spelling mista ...more
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