May 08

Where Good Girls Go To Die by Holly Renee Review

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4 Smooches!

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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.



Where Good Girls Go To Die was my first time reading Holly Renee, and I really enjoyed it. When I first received this title from my blogger boss, I was expecting something along the lines of a mystery/thriller/romantic suspense. I was surprised after reading the blurb to discover that this was actually a big brother’s best friend/second chance romance.

The story shifts between present day and four years earlier, and it’s through those flashback chapters that you see the teenage Parker and Liv fall in love and what drove them apart. When they meet again a few years later, it’s under extremely awkward circumstances. Liv winds up returning home after that incident, and despite their efforts to avoid each other, fate and their friends intervene, and slowly their lives begin intertwining with one another’s. There were parts where my heart truly hurt for this couple. There was so much pain and heartbreak between them, but the love was also still there and so was their unmistakable chemistry. Things aren’t quite so cut and dry, though, and they have a lot to deal with on the way to their reconciliation.

Where Good Girls Go To Die is jam-packed with emotion and angst, and Holly Renee did a fantastic job using it to build the layers of this couple’s relationship. Four smooches from me!

~ Danielle Palumbo