Six Feet Under – Whitney Barbetti


Six wasn’t the hero I needed.

But he was the man I wanted.

And it was my selfish craving, the desire to own him, that would be our undoing.

No one tells you that love is a disease. An infection that tears your heart apart, leaving you half the person you were before. A malady that leaves open wounds. An invisible disorder tracing scars in the places you couldn’t see if you weren’t looking for them.

I was sick, but love didn’t heal me.

Instead, it festered in my marrow, and drove me to unforgivable mistakes.

Six was my first mistake, but he wouldn’t be the last.


I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review

My Rating: 5 Stars

Psssst – hey, you. Yes you, who else would I be talking to? Are you ready to have your heart ripped out of your chest and stomped on? I’ll answer that for you because yes you do. I won’t lie to you, this isn’t a light book – its dark and gritty and so damn beautiful that you NEED to read it.

The main character, Mira, is definitely hard to love. She’s selfish and self-destructive. She pushes everyone away, including Six, who only wants to care for her. I found myself cursing her on more than one occasion, but her story arc is just so incredible. No, she never stops being selfish, but she grows, slowly but surely.

There are so many romance books out there that feature meet cutes and light fun romances. Those are fantastic, but what I really loved about Six Feet Under was its basis in reality. Six and Mira could be a true story, easily. There isn’t anything light or funny about their romance, its deep and complicated, certainly not healthy.

Barbetti did such an incredible job of drawing me into the story emotionally. Its a long book, and I read it in school, at work, at stoplights. I just couldn’t put it down – I needed to know what would happen next. I think I spent 24 hours with a perpetual knot in my chest, knowing that things could not end well, especially considering this is a duet. The end of the book broke my heart, it was honestly a gut punch and I am DYING for the next book. I need to know what happens in the next installment so desperately.

My Takeaway: Six Feet Under isn’t an easy read. It isn’t a romantic comedy. It features real characters, with real problems and a relationship that requires so much work. It was gritty and dark and absolutely wonderful. Well done, Whitney. 

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