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-one-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.
This book was quite shocking to me, I think I’m in a minority of readers who bought this book having never heard of Brittani Taylor before. Having gone through a rough break up myself, the synopsis and the title caught my attention on Amazon and I downloaded it. To anybody unaware of the author’s story, this book is actually a lot darker (ie. grooming, domestic violence, a close call with human trafficking with her and her baby – oh my goodness) than the average dating horror stories you read about. From what I can gather, writing this book was the only way Brittani could legally tell people the full details of what she’s been through, good on her! For this reason I think the author can be forgiven for having nonprofessional writing skills, I’m truly horrified at what this woman has been put through by her ex and I’m so glad she and her baby son are now safe. It’s an important book that serves as a warning to the Tinder generation, we all need to be careful and not ignore any red flags or bad feelings when it comes to dating.
My Rating ☆☆☆☆ 4 out of 5