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A Sucky Love Story

Overcoming Unhappily Ever After
Durée : 7 h et 3 min
4.5 out of 5 stars (14 notations)
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Description

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.

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  • Global
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  • MJ
  • 03/01/2019

Breath taking

I can't even start to understand what Brittani went through. What a story ! Loved the book. Wishing you all the very best Brittani.

  • Global
    4 out of 5 stars
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    4 out of 5 stars

It felt like a movie

Man, do I feel bad for Brittanni and her kid... listening to this felt like watching a mafia movie. Everything was picture perfect until things started to crumble. Congrats to Brittani for making the narrative so interesting, great read!

  • Global
    3 out of 5 stars
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    3 out of 5 stars

Brittani's abusive relationship with a con artist

I first watched Brittani's videos in 2007. I've since lost touch with her content until a video announcing her pregnancy and engagement was suggested to me by youtube. And then, two years later, I hear she released a book !
Well, turns out the fiance was a con artist ! I will not spoil the details of the emotional abuse she went through, I will let you read it for yourselves. It is not the best written book, but it is easy to listen to.
I felt bad for Brittani, she reminded of a sweet, well intentionned, hopeful friend of mine who always falls for the wrong guys.
She does come off as naive but I try not to judge her too harshly. As they say : "Love makes us blind".
I am glad Brittani is doing better. I truly hope she works on her self-esteem and surrounds herself with positive people and professionnal help, especially since she had a child with said con artist.

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    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Kristin Pollard
  • 06/12/2018

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
  • 10/12/2018

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
  • 05/12/2018

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
  • 06/12/2018

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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  • crystal sparks
  • 10/12/2018

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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  • Skittles
  • 10/12/2018

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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    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 05/12/2018

Prepare yourself

This book was amazing. I finished it in two days, only stopped reading to sleep because I didn’t want to miss a moment. Thank you for your strength Brittani, you’re amazing.

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    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Katie Parker
  • 05/12/2018

Couldn’t stop listening...

Listened to the entire book in 9 hours. Amazing. Such a strong woman to have gone through all this and come out on the other side! I wish Brittani and her family nothing but the best, she deserves it!

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  • Annah
  • 10/12/2018

Moving and compelling cautionary tale

I listened to this every spare second I could find. I remember watching Brittany’s vlogs during the time after she announced her pregnancy and engagement. I really cannot believe she was going through such hell, and how strong of a woman she is. I hope this story reaches everyone who needs to hear it and I hope also, that Brittany is living her “happily ever after” because she deserves it!

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  • Amanda Kelly Van Winkle
  • 12/12/2018

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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  • Mariana
  • 13/12/2018

Suprised

As someone who has been watching Brittani for a long time, I didn't know what to expect because she is always such a happy and bubbly Person. I guess I am one of those who were really susprised about her Ex and the sudden Pregnancy BUT I never would have guessed what had been happening behind the scenes. I really really liked the "Book" and couldn't stop listening. I don't know Brittani personally but I'm really proud of her! That she went there till the End for her little Rex.. Before the Book I saw Brittani as a happy and maybe a little insecure (but who isn't) Person, but now I really see her as a powerful Woman and Mother. Good Job Brittani!

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  • Ashley Young
  • 13/12/2018

great for fans

push through the first 2 chapters to get to the real emotions. overall a great listen for youtube addicts

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  • Tt
  • 05/03/2019

It sucks what happened to her.

You can tell that she is not a professional audiobook narrator. so her voice can get a bit annoying after some time. but it's nice to hear true emotions as she is speaking because it happened to her.

Also, I feel like she was/is also just really naive, in the relationship and in the incidents. Most of the time it sounds like she is overreacting and making things bigger than they are. (like the porn thing...) if you look at the way she was speaking about the book and her story on Youtube and other social media. It feels like she just wants you to buy the book. She makes it really dramatic like she was about to be trafficked into slavery or something. I get that she for sure needs money after all of that and that she wants to warn others and tell them there is a way out if you are in an abusive relationship. But it just feels like she is milking it.
Don't get me wrong I think it's awful that she had to go through all of that. that she felt that fear. nobody should!

But I also feel like, maybe it's a cultural thing, that she doesn't get his culture at all. I am not from Serbia but from Europe. everyone calls babies they're baby. and East European mothers have a totally different sense of family than Americans do. I get that his mom was annoying and I would have been enraged too. but on the other hand, it is, for real, a cultural thing. she was acting totally normal for a Balkan mom (with the baby)

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  • Lisa Steinheuer
  • 28/02/2019

A Must Hear!

I follow Ms. Taylor on her YouTube channel but even so the revelations in this book were unexpected. I applaud her bravery and strength of character in sharing her story. This book is simply a must read for anyone beginning a new relationship in this day and age. Highly recommended.

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  • Anonymer Hörer
  • 24/02/2019

cried so much

the story makes your heart go faster and it's so worth listening to! i was a big fan of the collaboration videos of brittani and shane and i couldn't believe what had happened to her and i was so curious to find out more to the story so i downloaded this app just to hear it. brittani if you're reading this, i am sending love to you, your momma and your sweet baby son ❤️ i hope you will someday (no rush) find someone who you can trust and gives you the love you deserve sooo much!! loved the book and i was so happy to hear your voice reading it. i heard it through in one day because i just couldn't pause it. great book, eye-opening subject, real feeelz man and i love how you still are that sparkly ray of sunshine you have always been, love from austria, ricarda

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  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Chiara
  • 16/01/2019

Wow

An unbelievable story of a wunderful person. I see Brittani in a whole new light now, even after watching her for years and years on YouTube.
Listened to the book in just one day and I‘m still thinking about it the next day nonstop. Wow.

  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Yana M.
  • 19/12/2018

Omg, omg, omg that’s crazy!!

I couldn’t leave the book until I knew how it ended! This is a crazy “love” story! Omg, the poor woman! How is it possible that such people exist?! It’s a brilliant plot for a movie.. but I wish no one to go through something remotely similar. Resect for the author! A brilliantly written book and a brilliant woman. Way to go, girl!!

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  • Samantha
  • 07/12/2018

What a sad and overwhelming story

Even though the story is sad and so unbelievable, I am glad that Brittani's family is now happy and safe. Very well written and recorded!

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  • Anonymer Hörer
  • 07/12/2018

so important

I finished this story in 2 days and feel bad for enjoying it so much, since it is real. Thank you for sharing your experience and maybe giving others the strength to stand up for themselves!