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Stranded. Broke. Will taking the easy money change her for good?

Kandace is running out of options. With her family miles away and her boyfriend skipping town, a job offer seems like a blessing. But during her trip to see her father, she never expected she'd consider dancing at a St. Louis gentleman's club…

With the spunky April showing her the ropes, Kandace learns she
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Mandy Williams Definitely not a romance. More of a coming-of-age story with suspense/thriller elements.
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AnisaAnne
Aug 14, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Carlene Inspired
What starts as a story about a young woman trying to hold her family together with absentee parents becomes a confusing coming-of-age story with a lack of true direction. I was unable to finish Goodbye, Good Girl after finding myself unable to keep up with the characters and unsure of what the book's direction was really meant to go in. I felt like we only saw the true Kandace when she was pole dancing or thinking about pole dancing, otherwise she was as unreliable as narrators come. Her ...more
Chaya Nebel
Aug 16, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Kandace Santellan is 18, and feels like the adult in her family. Her mother has a wicked opioid addiction due to a car accident, and her younger sisters depend on her to run the house. Her father has been absent for several years for unknown or mysterious reasons but calls to check in from time to time. They struggle to make ends meet on the pittance her dad sends her.

One day Kandace is confronted by "Volvo Man" who apparently has broken into the home looking for her father. Kandace takes it
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Rissa
Aug 21, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5

Thank you so much to Revolve via netgalley for sending me an ARC copy of Goodbye, good girl by Renee Blossom. Goodbye good girl will be released on October 3, 2017

Kandace is just trying to get to California to see her dad and get away from her mom, a cross country drive with her boyfriend what could go wrong. Now i dont know about you but i cant handle being trapped in a car for more then five hours without almosting killing someone so this trip was doomed from the start.

Once her boyfriend
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Lena (The Printed Girl)
I have to admit that I was not a fan of this book. It had a lot of potential, but almost none of it came through. I was expecting a book with a lot of depth, about a girl who has to make life changing decisions in a couple of days or even hours. Going from a good girl, who lives with her mom and has a normal job, to a girl lost somewhere with no other choice than to become a stripper to make money to get back home (I’m not a good story teller, but you get the picture). Well… It wasn’t like that ...more
Jen
Aug 15, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Megan Luff
Sep 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I received Goodbye Good Girl by Netgalley for an honest review. I really enjoyed this book by Renee Blossom. It's about a girl name Kandace that basically goes on a road trip to find her father but then her boyfriend ditches her. So then she meets this girl April who helps her out and she starts stripping to make some quick cash. i don't want to say too much about the story because I don't want to spoil it for anyone. Its also a contemporary coming of age story and about family issues..I will ...more
Susan Angela Wallace
Goodbye, good girl by Renee Blossom.
Her father hid the truth from her. What she didn't know is how far he would go to protect her.
Although slow in places I did enjoy this book. I kept telling her father off.
This was a good read with good characters. Little slow in places. 4*.
Agnes (BeaderBubbe)
I was given this book as an ARC through Netgalley (available October 2017) and when I started reading it I wasn't sure I would like it. But somehow I got into this book about Kandace and her life at home. Her priorities such as school and finding her father was heartwarming.

The story takes us on the adventure of 18 year old Kandace, not only trying to find her father, but through the choices she makes when faced being alone and broke. She hooks up with April who turns her on to fast money by
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 Natasa
I admit, I was a bit disappointed with this book. For me, this was a light reading, even too light for my taste.

So, Kandace is the oldest of the three daughters in the Santellan family. While her father is away because of his job and her mother is recovering from a severe operation, Kandace takes on herself a lot of family responsibilities. For this eighteen-year-old, dance is a passion but also an escape from the burden of reality of her everyday life. When one day, in front of their house, an
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Angela (Books of a Shy Girl)
Goodbye, Good Girl by Renee Blossom is a Young Adult contemporary book. The protagonist is Kandace, an eighteen-year-old girl who has been taking care of her family for years since her father is always away. But when a man visits her at home to know where her father is, and her mother ends up in the hospital, the only thing Kandace can do is set off find her father.

It’s hard when you don’t enjoy a book. I felt the characters flat and the plot missed some chunks of story.

A series of things made
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Anna Ehler
Goodbye Good Girl is coming of age story of how Kandace finds herself working at The Palace, a well known strip club, whilst searching for her father. Trust me when I say this book is nothing like you would expect.
Unlike most books which talk about the terrors of strip clubs and have the main character spiral into a dark hole, this book actually promotes stripping and has it as a means of Kandice "coming to terms" with her life.
Now before I get into this I feel I must say that I personally do
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Cláudia
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Thank you to NetGalley for the opportunity to read this book in advance and review it.

Kandace is an 18 year old girl living with her two sisters, Amelia and Coral, and her mother. However she feels like the only adult in her house, her dad lives in another state and sends them money, but there is not enough money for them to pay the bills and get food.

The story is about Kandace trying to find her father, along the way she meets someone who tells
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Alan
Nov 20, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I won this book in a Goodreads First Reads giveaway.

This book is what I would call an ok book. There are many reviews that give you an idea as to what the story is about, many of which I agree with. Although this book didn't quite grab me, I would however be happy to read more books by this author.
Jo Manton
Dec 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Absolutely brilliant ...had me hooked from the start and to be honest read in one sitting it was just to good to put down .
Giselle
Nov 16, 2017 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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Robyn
Feb 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Kandace Santellan life is not an easy one. Her mother is addicted to opioids following a major car accident and Kandace is tasked with taking care of her unwell mother and her two younger sisters. Her dad has not been around for the past two years due to his job, which Kandace does not fully understand. Right now, she is the glue holding her family together. She scrimps and saves every last penny, not earning nearly enough as a professional pole dance instructor, in order to take care of her ...more
Wit & Wonder Books
***ARC provided by Author in exchange for an honest review ***

The title of this book is exactly what you get!!! In her debut novel Goodbye, Good Girl, Renee Blossom gives us a coming of age story full of life lessons. A great display of how a split-second decision can change your life for good or for bad. Like the glass that’s half full or half empty, it all depends on how you look at it.

At only eighteen years old, Kandace takes care of her mother and two younger sisters. She has put her life
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Bella Mcqueen 💜
While I like the serious underlying issue that this book addresses (young girls going off alone and being seduced into a different world).. I just couldn't get into it!
I did not connect at all with Kandice!! In fact I actually really really disliked her! I found it hard to read because of my feelings for her!

I don't even know what to say about this book.. it just wasn't for me
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Judy Churchill
Jul 02, 2019 rated it it was ok
Didn’t really like any of the characters and the book seemed to wander around. I found it depressing.
Stace
Sep 14, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Thank you Pikko's House for sending me the ARC of "Goodbye, Good Girl" by Renee Blossom via NetGalley. The final book will be available for the public on October 3, 2017.

This is ultimately a coming-of-age story. At the brink of adolescence, Kandace Santellan tells the turning point of her life that leaves her innocence behind and on to learning the harsh reality of becoming an adult. In her case, this means choosing between being "the only adult in the family" who mothers her two younger sisters
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Mandy Williams
I won this book through Goodreads giveaways. Thank you Goodreads!

This was definitely a light read. Like many reviewers, I felt like the book lacked direction. It tries to be a thriller, but it just doesn't quite get there. Kandace as a main character is completely unlikable through the majority of the story. She has a very selfish attitude, which just doesn't mesh well with her primary motivations in this book. She is supposed to be a young eighteen year old who has aspirations for college and
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Cranky - The Book Curmudgeon
3 Cranky Stars


This book has the premise to be really interesting - coming of age, oldest daughter is taking care of mother who is addicted to pain medication following a car accident and pretty much raising two younger sisters while Dad is pretty much MIA. Kandace is pretty sure that her dad is not a traveling chef, but what exactly is it that he does do? When a bad guy shows up at their house looking for him, she decides she has to find him to warn him. Then there is the hacker friend, the
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Jill
Dec 04, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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From the very first sentence the reader is thrown into Kandace’s life. We quickly learn she is without her father (as he is a “chef” away travelling for work…for the last two years) and her mother has suffered some extreme medical issues relating to a car crash. Kandace is clearly upset by the fact she has not seen her father in some time and is unable to reliably reach him. There are clear undertones steering the reader to assume Kandace’s father is more likely an undercover federal contractor ...more
Candyce Kirk
2.5 stars

This book is described as a coming of age story and doing everything for family no matter the cost. This sounded like it was going to be very interesting. I have to say the first few chapters were. We read about Kandace and her mother. They've been having some hard times since an accident and she does what she can. Her father really isn't around and he is very missed. This is when the story got kind of weird. Out of nowhere there is some guy at her house, asking about her Dad and where
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Gwen
Sep 16, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Alfred J. Coscia
Jun 15, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A Good Plot

This is difficult for me to review fairly, because I was an "exotic" dancer 20 years ago and I take issue with a lot of the often preposterous details the author wrote of dancing in clubs. Her fairytale description and details are nothing like any in the three states and 23 clubs I worked at. That written (for now), I will happily admit her concurrent mysterious plot is compelling, there is some crass, but hilarious, dialogue. I did enjoy the book, despite glaring typographical
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Courtney Payne
Aug 28, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a sort of coming of age story, where the main character is on a journey to find her dad but ends up finding out things about herself as she goes. The story was intriguing and full of adventure. I was completely absorbed by Kandace and her story and could not put this book down.

Kandace is 18 years old and the oldest of her parents three daughters. Since her dad left two years ago, on some job related trip that never ends, her mother has become weak and prescription drug dependent
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Amy Ingalls
May 11, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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***************This review contains spoilers**************************



I won this book in a giveaway.

I'm not really sure what to make of this book. It was a fast read, with lots of dialogue, but it almost seemed like two books in one. We have the Kandace from the beginning of the story-- the Good Girl. She is responsible and struggling to keep her family together. She is vocally against trying any drugs, and throws away her addicted mother's excess pain pills. So when she is stuck in St. Louis,
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Christy Ngo
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“April watched the rain a beat. “You need a lift to California, and you need money to do that. I’ve got a guy who can help you.”
“But you don’t know me. I don’t know you.”
“Yeah, but that’s how everyone starts out,” April said.”
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