Where Good Girls Go To Die by Holly Renee

Posted July 8, 2017 by Debbie in Book Reviews / 0 Comments

Format: eBook

Where Good Girls Go To Die


Holly Renee

3.85 Stars

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

~ My Thoughts ~

Some people purchase books based on recommendations from friends.  Some purchase books based on the synopsis and some based on cover art.  Me, well I bought Where Good Girls Go To Die based on the title.  There was something about it that grabbed my attention.  I read it and saw visions of cruelty, devious characters and brutality.

You know that saying never judge a book by it’s cover?  Well let me tell you, never judge a book by its name.  Where Good Girls Go To Die was not what I expected.  It was a story that I fell in love with.  That title though … those words “Where Good Girls Go To Die” they continue to haunt me.

Where Good Girls Go To Die is a story of one brother, one sister and her brother’s best friend. A story that exposes the characters deepest emotions, brutal truths, misconceptions of the past and desperation and confusion of the future.

The story is filled with a wonderful cast of characters.  Each character has that one trait that distinguishes them.  It defines not only their personality and physical appearance it also adds luster and vitality to the storyline.  Some you fall in love with, some make you laugh and some make you cringe with disgust.  All characters are well-rounded, interesting and play a vital role in completing the storyline.  That said, the story really centers around the two main characters, Livy and Parker.  It was impossible not to become immersed in their lives.  To feel their every emotion, thought and desire.  To hope for, root for and pray for the ending I so desperately wanted to happen.

“And until you feel it, the loss of air, the panic crawling through your skin, the desperation to inhale just one more time, you could never understand what it was like.”  

~ Livy ~

Running … from her family, her past and her mind.  Desperate to know the why, to escape the memories that flood her every waking minute, Livy sells her soul one song at a time.  Each night she prays the music will drown out the heartache of the past, and prays the strangers will provide her the strength to forget, even for a moment … just how broken she really is.

“Spiraling out of control. I never wanted to stop, because for the first time in a very long time, I felt like I wasn’t broken anymore. The madness inside me settled, and I knew, that no matter what happened from this moment forward, I would never recover from Parker James.”

~ Parker ~

Safety.  It’s mean to be.  Shamed by guilt Parker believes this is his fate.  He did the right thing, he knows it in his heart.  Does Parker have the ability to pave the road of fate, of what was meant to be, or does he just believe deep down inside that he could never measure up to what he feels she deserves.  Is it destiny or is it all just a lie?  Sometimes the realization of what we think is best and truth are two totally different things.  Sometimes letting go hurts more than holding on ~ and sometimes we realize that living with the consequences of our decisions, is not living at all.

  “she finally released a deep, shuddering breath, and it was as if I could feel it filling my own lungs. It was the deepest breath I had taken since she stole it so many years ago.”  

The story Livy and Parker is a beautiful story of two people discovering themselves and the love they share.  It’s a story of truths, lies, deception, pain, heartbreak and the memories that cloud your every thought.  It’s a story of family, hope and desperation.  It’s confusion, desire, frustration, lust, love, pain and joy.  It is a story that grabbed my attention from word one and kept a tight hold until the story came to a close.  I really enjoyed the story of Livy and Parker.  It was a fast paced, interesting and creative way of joining family, friends and lovers.

Where Good Girls Go To Die ~ those words make sense to me know.  At first they intrigued,  then I read and they gutted me to my very core.  Here’s the thing … knowing what those six words mean …. I’d go … I’d go a thousand times over after I discovered where it was that good girls go to die

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