REVIEW – DON’T GO THERE (Awkward Love, #5) by Missy Johnson


Vodka should come with a warning:

Mixing with Karaoke will make you do stupid shit, like sing that song you wrote when you were fourteen, about the boy who broke your heart.

At least he didn’t see it.

Oh wait. He did.

I should’ve just stayed home. The only reason I came was to stop Lily from doing something stupid, like crash her ex-boyfriend’s wedding.

When I open my hotel room door to find Adam standing there, that sexy smirk tells me he’s hasn’t changed. He’s still the same arrogant asshole who made my childhood hell.

He insists on driving us home, and while he’s the last person I want to be around, he and I both know it’s a bad idea for Lily to be anywhere near that wedding.

I’m on the road trip from hell with my heartbroken cousin, and the one guy I can’t stand.

What was I thinking?


*****Patty’s Review*****

*****FOUR STARS*****
{ARC Generously Provided by Author}


DON’T GO THERE is a crazy and hilarious second chance romance which at times felt like the female version of the blockbuster hit movie, ”The Hangover”. Katie winds up in Vegas after her cousin Lily, convinces her to accompany her, but what she doesn’t know is that Lily’s ex-boyfriend is getting married and she wants to confront him before he walks down the aisle. The girls end up in a Karaoke bar and after having a little too much to drink, Katie gives the performance of a lifetime, singing a song she wrote when she was fourteen for her high school crush. The next day she finds out her cousin video recorded her singing and that it’s been sent to everyone on Lily’s contact list.

Adam, the high-school crush, happens to be in Vegas as well. He’s actually the best-man at Julian’s, Lily’s ex, wedding. A friend shows him the video of Katie and soon enough he’s on a mission to find Katie and her friends, under the guise of keeping them away from Julian. He has ulterior motives and the story got a little confusing until almost three-quarters of the way through it.



I think the comedic banter between Katie and Adam, and the plot with regards to Lily trying to break up the wedding was truly enough to make this an entertaining story. There wasn’t really a need for all of the other twists in the plot, and Adam’s tragic family history felt out of place. The story would have been even better if the author had stuck with the comedic aspect.

I can’t say that I didn’t enjoy this one though. There were several times that I laughed out loud and I loved the chemistry between Adam and Katie. The ”Awkward Love”series is one of my favorites written by Missy Johnson.

Here are my overall ratings:

Hero: 4
Heroine: 4
Plot: 3.5
Angst: 2
Steam: 4
Chemistry Between Hero & Heroine: 4.5

DON’T GO THERE is currently available.




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