Cover Design: Regina Wamba / Mae I Design & Photography
Release Date: April 13, 2017
It was a bad idea from the beginning. He was my brother's best friend and the definition of unavailable. But I didn't care. I had loved him for as long as I could remember. He was worth the risk. He was worth everything. But then he broke my heart as easily as I fell for him. He watched me fall, spiraling out of control, and as I reached for him, he wasn't there to catch me. So I ran. Four years later, I never expected to see him again. He was still my brother's best friend, and he was more unavailable than ever. He looked every bit the bad boy I knew he was, covered in tattoos and a crooked smile. Guarding my heart from him was top priority because Parker James was where good girls go to die. Unfortunately for him, I wasn't a good girl anymore.
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Where good girls go to die seems like a fitting title for the book. The cover is very good and the story had potential. I liked the secondary characters and I hope the next books will be about them. They were one of the storing points of the book and they make the reading experience better. Unfortunately for me, the book as a whole didn't manage to deliver what I was expecting. I would have loved an explanation on why Liv ended up where she did (you will find out in the first chapter) and what she did in college. There was no explanation on that one and it was just weird.
I don't usually mind the flashbacks in a story, but I felt like they had no reason to exist in this one. I found myself saying (out loud), "No more flashbacks please" Maybe if they had been less and more on the point I wouldn't have minded or if they didn't lead to a flop. I was not happy with the way they ended things 4 years ago. I feel like these flashbacks stole valuable time from the much-needed development of the characters and I was stolen from a good resolution. There were some misunderstandings in the past and they were just mentioned in the grand gesture. They were passed on very quickly to my disappointment.
Call me a hypocrite, but I didn't mind the cheating when it came to this book because Parker sleeps with Liv and not some random woman. The bad thing is that Parker is in a relationship with someone else for a very large portion of the book. It created some angst, but I would have loved to see him and Liv in a relationship or as a couple who tries to find out a routine instead of wondering when he is going to break up with his other lady.
Overall, the book had something about it that saved it from being a complete disaster, but my feelings about it are lukewarm. I will read the second book because I feel like the series has potential even if the first book is a rocky start to the series. I am not sure if I would recommend the book, but if you do decide to read it I hope you will enjoy.
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About the AuthorBookaholic, firm believer in grand gestures, and obsessed with happily ever afters. Holly Renee is from the small town of Maryville, TN where she was born and raised. She currently lives with her husband and fur baby, Luna. (Yes. She was named after Luna Lovegood from Harry Potter.) Holly Renee is the author of her debut novel Letting Go. During the day, Holly spends her time as a nurse, but once her shift ends, she falls deep into her passion of reading and writing.
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