on 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.
4 Tainted Stars ⭐
Where Good Girls go to Die is my first read by Holly Renee and I am super excited to continue with this series. This is book one in an interconnecting ‘Good Girls’ series featuring siblings and friends, but can be read as a standalone. I was immediately sucked in with this author’s writing even while feeling uncomfortable the entire time…in a good way.
It’s the story of when young love ends badly, and all the good feelings turn ugly. Bad decisions are made from spite and anger to mask the heartbreak.
Livy had been in love with her brother’s best friend Parker for what felt like an eternity. Although Parker reciprocated her feelings, their love was a dirty secret. Being young at the time, neither were able to deal with the fallout. This prompted Livy to take matters in her own hands and leave.
“Not because my story was one of tragedy, but it was one of heartbreak. I let a man destroy me, and as a result, I became a coward.”
Present day sees Livy embracing a new persona as a stripper leaving her life behind. When caught in a compromising position she has no choice but to return home to face the music. But home is Parker, and Parker has moved on. Can a person die a second time?
“I may have been a good girl then, but you destroyed every piece of her. I actually feel bad, because you, Parker James, are where good girls go to die.”
You may think Parker is the villain, but he always believed he had Livy’s best interests at heart. Unfortunately, his good intentions failed. And there is no denying he’s in a bind. One that involves a new love and an old love he destroyed.
The road to forgiveness is tainted. But god this journey was worth it. This story is gritty and emotional yet so satisfying to read. I cannot wait to sink my teeth into the next book.