All is well in Holly Woods.
My best friend’s love triangle is now a happy little circle. My sister-in-law just gave birth to my gorgeous new niece who is the world’s best cuddler, and Nonna’s not on my back every ten minutes about the fact we’re getting married in one month.
Until the mayor’s niece—our baker for the wedding—commits suicide. At least, that’s what the note says. My gut says we’re talking a different kind of ‘cide.’ My gut also says I should stay well away, and in the interest of Drake’s sanity, I plan to.
But when life throws you an unexpected curveball… Sometimes the best laid plans need tearing up.
Even if you don’t mean to do it.
Happily ever after…
If Holly Woods survives this.
(Twined Bond is the seventh and final book in the Holly Woods Files series, and picks up roughly 9 months after Burning Bond)
* A review copy was provided by the author for the Blog Tour *
~ 5 Amazing Ending Stars ~
OH!!! How sad am I that the Holly Woods Series is over. I am going to truly miss these characters.
Emma outdid herself with this last book. Twined Bond was the perfect ending for this series.
As with all of my reviews of the books in this series, this is going to be short and vague because I don’t want to spoil any of the fun for other readers.
As I know I have said for other books in this series, I truly believe this book is Emma’s best work to date. If I am completely honest this whole series is Emma’s best work!!!
Twined Bond is the 7th and final book in this series and CANNOT be read as a standalone. This book takes place about 9 months after the ending of Burning Bond (Book 6). This story is the conclusion of Noelle and Drake’s storyline. I truly believe Emma did this couple justice and gave us the best ending she could for this amazing couple. But she not only gave us a great love story, she filled this book with another amazing mystery!!! I was sucked in from the very beginning and didn’t want it to end. This story kept me guessing all the way through. Although I did guess one thing towards the end and I was thrilled that I was right!!! I always find it kind of fun to figure out the twists authors give us in their books 🙂
As with the other books in this series, she gave us the always funny and entertaining banter between Noelle and Drake, but she also showed us a serious side to these characters. I also loved that we get the ever funny antics of Nonna, Gio, and the rest of Noelle’s family. This group of characters are always good for a laugh, and I sure did that while reading this book.
As I stated earlier, this book is NOT a standalone and the other books need to be read before reading this one. I would highly recommend this series to everyone. If you love a great love story that spans over time and a great murder mystery, that will keep you guessing, then this is the series for you to read. Definitely a MUST READ SERIES!!!!!
“Tell that to my ovaries.”
“I think I did last night when I hugged Casey.” He winks at me.
I playfully shove his chest. “It made me think. That’s all.” I slide my hand down his stomach and, in a small voice, say, “I think you’d be a great dad.”
He smiles, pressing his lips to mine. “And you’ll be a great mom. When you figure out how to be an adult.”
I hit him again. Much harder this time.
He laughs, stepping back and moving to the coffee machine. “Stop getting your panties in a twist over every little detail, okay, babe? Take everything one step at a time and let me help you. Instead of freaking out in your office alone, call me.”
“What if you don’t answer?”
He shrugs, hitting the button on the machine. “Leave me ranty messages and I’ll come with cupcakes,” he says over the gurgling of the coffee spitting into his mug.
“And just like that, he makes me forget why I was ever worried about marrying him,” I tease.
He simply looks over his shoulder, smirks, and throws me a second wink.
And an idea flies through my head.
A crazy, stupid, ridiculous idea.
The moment the coffee machine stops, the kitchen fills with silence.
One that makes my idea buzz loudly.
“Mhmm?” He turns around, still stirring sugar and cream into his coffee.
“What if we did it? Got married. Eloped but kinda didn’t.”
“You’re confusing me now, sweetheart.”
I’m confusing myself. But still… “We’re registered, right? We both have each other’s rings in the safe in the closet. Why don’t we just…do it?”
He stills, but his blue eyes swing from his mug to meet my brown gaze. “Are you suggesting we blow off the ceremony, grab our rings, and go see Father Luiz right now?”