Title : Twisted Bond
Series : Holly Woods Files #1
Author : Emma Hart
Release Date : June 11th, 2015
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I’m an Italian-Texan woman in a family full of cops. I’m passionate and shoot before I think. You only f*ck with me if you’re stupid.
Photograph cheating spouses. Hand over the evidence. Cash my check.
That was my plan when I returned home to Holly Woods, Texas, and became a private investigator.
Finding the dead body in my dumpster? Yeah… Given the choice, I think I would have opted out of that little discovery, especially since all three of my brothers are cops. And my Italian grandmother is sure the reason I’m single is because of my job.
Of course, my connection to the victim is entirely coincidental. Until I’m hired by her husband to investigate her murder and shoved bang-smack into the path of Detective Drake Nash.
My nemesis, a persistent pain in my ass, and one hell of a sexy son of a bitch.
Shame he still holds a grudge from that time I shot him in the foot twelve years ago, or we could have something. In another life.
So now all I have to do is avoid my nonna’s blind dates, try not to blackmail my brothers into giving me confidential police files, and absolutely do not point my gun at Drake Nash. Or kiss him. Or jump his bones.
All while I hunt down the killer.
Sounds totally simple—until a second body proves that sometimes things that start as coincidences don’t always end up that way…
(Twisted Bond is book one of the Holly Woods Files series and while it does not end in a cliffhanger, it is not a standalone.)
* A review copy was provided by the author for the Blog Tour *
~ 5 “Cupcakes and Mystery” Stars ~
Wow!!! What an amazing ride this book was. I have to be honest….I truly think this just might be my favorite Emma Hart book. (and that saying something because I love her Stone Men 😉 )
Twisted Bond was a story filled with suspense, mystery, intrigue and some romance….oh and a crazy italian grandma who loved setting up Noelle on blind dates. This book also had some humorous moments too. I will warn you though, after reading this book you are going to want to have some cupcakes handy 😉
Twisted Bond is the first book in Emma Hart’s new Holly Woods Series. This book isn’t a standalone, but don’t worry there is NO cliffhanger. This mystery is solved by the end of the book. This is more of a To Be Continued ending, because you just know there is more to the story coming in other books. This book was totally different from other Emma Hart books. In the past most of her books revolve around the Hero and heroine and the love story between them, well in this book it is the mystery of the storyline that is the main focus. The love story between Drake and Noelle kind of takes a back seat in this book. This book left me guessing all the way through.
I am not going to talk about the storyline of this book because you need to unravel this story all on your own. This book is filled with twists and turns all the way through, that I was completely shocked at the end with how it all worked out. I never saw it coming!!! I have to say I am a huge sucker for a great romantic suspense story.
As for Drake and Noelle….I have to say I am addicted to these characters. Noelle was such a strong heroine and feisty too. She comes from a family of men who are all cops, so to say she knows how to defend and protect herself is an understatement. All I have to say is don’t mess with a woman who knows how to use a gun 😉 Drake was all kinds of sexy!!! The love/hate relationship these two had going on was humorous. Talk about two characters who didn’t want to back down at all!!! I loved their dynamic.
I also loved all the secondary characters that were introduced into this book. I am interested to see what the other books in this series brings for these characters.
So if you are a fan of Emma Hart, you don’t want to miss this book!!! I would also recommend this book to anyone who is a fan of a romantic suspense story. If you like a book that is full of twists and turns, mystery, and intrigue…..then PICK this book up, you won’t be sorry!!!
“Can I get my purse before you manhandle me across town?” His lips thin, but he releases me so I can grab it. No sooner have I locked my office door than he’s got my arm in his vice-like grip again and is dragging me down the stairs. “Gee, thanks for the gesture, but I can escort myself out.” “I have no problems coming up with an imaginary charge and arresting you for it.” “Do you realize you’ve mentioned arresting me twice in as many days? Are you fantasizing about me in handcuffs, Detective? Because I’m all for a little kink, but those things hurt like a bitch.” Drake swings me around and my butt bumps into his cruiser. “Yeah? And you’d know would you?” “Actually, I would.” I smirk. “If you’re a cop dating a cop, it’s a given.” Drake’s eyes change from angry to smoldering before I’ve finished my sentence, and he leans in. “Noelle, if the handcuffs hurt, then he didn’t fuck you properly.” “Sounds like someone uses his cuffs off duty.” He grabs the door handle, his fingers brushing the side of my ass, and I ignore the sharp breath my lungs are begging me for. “Get in the car, Bond.” “And here I was thinking you were about to promise to show me how to use handcuffs properly in bed.” He tugs on the door so I all but fall into him. I’m only steadied by the grip he still has on my arm, although it’s softened a little now. “If I ever get desperate, I’ve got your number.” He’s lucky he moves away, because I’m two seconds from jabbing my heel into his foot and giving him another scar to go with the bullet one I gave him twelve years ago. “Good to know I need to change my number,” I mutter, settling into the car.
By day, New York Times and USA Today bestselling New Adult author Emma Hart dons a cape and calls herself Super Mum to two beautiful little monsters. By night, she drops the cape, pours a glass of whatever she fancies – usually wine – and writes books.
Emma is working on Top Secret projects she will share with her followers and fans at every available opportunity. Naturally, all Top Secret projects involve a dashingly hot guy who likes to forget to wear a shirt, a sprinkling (or several) of hold-onto-your-panties hot scenes, and a whole lotta love.
She likes to be busy – unless busy involves doing the dishes, but that seems to be when all the ideas come to life.