This book was a great read. It lured me in from the beginning and I couldn't stop reading. I love the author's writing style and I liked the story in general. The reason I couldn't give 5 stars is because, when I was at the ending, a few things didn't quite fit.
- the title indicates that the story is dark. when she says Parker is where good girls go to die, I thought he'd done something horrible, something inexcusable, but in the end, it was all because he cheated on her which didn't even happen which brings me to the next point
- who leaves just like that without talking it out first? she thought he cheated on her, and she left just like that. would you just leave the love of your life without demanding an explanation first? I know this often occurs in books but I hate that, it's frustrating...
- the brother said he knew from the beginning that Parker was in love with her. if that was the case, he also knew that she left because of him. why didn't he solve the issue between them if he loves his sister so much?
- I didn't quite get the character of emily. at first, she seems like a nice girl, then she's a total bitch during the wedding plans, and then she's all understanding and nice when she's in hospital
- I didn't quite grasp how she ended up as a stripper. yeah her life turned upside down but she was smart and a good student. if she became a stripper, I would have expected a bit more to her story, a bit more detail about the past that drove her to such extreme actions.
- why did it take so long for them to get together? just because her brother was his best friend? why is that a reason to keep a relationship a secret? i think you can tell your best friend if you're in love with his sister.
maybe I'm too harsh - I'm an author, too, so I tend to be quite critical. All in all, it was a good read, and I love the cover :)