Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Blog Tour: Excerpt and Review of Tangled Bond (Holly Woods #2) by Emma Hart

The next book in the Holly Woods series is here and it's fabulous! Just check out the excerpt and teasers and you can see for yourself!


TANGLED BOND (Holly Woods Files, #2) 
RELEASE DAY: July 30 

One date with the sexier-than-sin Detective Drake Nash. Simple. 
Until you take into account that my brother finally proposed to his girlfriend, so Nonna is on a warpath—and the crazy old bat has Cupid by the balls. 
The upcoming mayoral elections has everyone running on full speed, and while I couldn’t give any less craps about the corrupt Holly Woods mayor’s office, a dead body in the middle of a campaign speech has me thrown right into the middle of it. The victim is close to the mayor, but all he cares about is minimizing the damage to his campaign, so he hires me to work alongside Drake to close the case as quickly as possible. 
Bad news for our tentative relationship. 
We disagree far more than we agree, but being at loggerheads won’t get this murder solved… Or deal with the arrival of someone from his past. 
The mysteries behind the murder aren’t the only things unraveling, and despite being knee-deep in lies and corruption and bonds so tangled they’re almost indecipherable, I have to figure out if I’m willing to fight for Drake the way I do justice… 
Or if he’ll be my one who gets away. 



Excerpt

“So,” she says to us, turning back to her cooking. “You come-a together?” 
I choke on my water and thump my fist into my chest. “Excuse me?” 
“Dinner. You come-a together?” 
Unfortunately, I catch Drake’s eye. He’s grinning at me. Bastard. 
“Yes,” he tells Nonna. Double bastard. “We came together.” 
“So you-a dating? Noella! You-a dating?” She spins around quickly, the spoon still in her hand. White sauce splatters across the cupboards. “You-a really-a dating?” 
“Dating is a strong word,” I hedge, shooting a fuck-you look to Drake over the top of Nonna’s head. “We are…trying not to kill each other every time we see each other.” 
“So you-a dating.” 
“Not every relationship has to be defined, you know.” 
“So you-a admit-a it is-a a relationship?” 
“Not all relationships are romantic ones. Some of them really do come with murderous tendencies.” I scowl at her, but it goes right over her head. 
“Oh! Noella, you-a dating!” She drops the spoon and shuffles into the front room. “Antonio! Noella is-a dating!” 
“You’re dating?” Dad and Trent ask at the same time. 
“You’re taking the word of this crazy old woman? I’m already married inside her head!” Seeing her hopeful grin, I point my finger at her. “No. No. Put those wedding bells down, Nonna!” 
“You’re dating?” Trent repeats, turning on the sofa so he’s facing us. “Really?” 
“No!” I protest. 
“We’re apparently tryin’ not to kill each other,” Drake adds. “Which is a good start, I reckon.” 
“Well, if that’s what you’re callin’ it,” Mom sighs, “then no wonder she thinks you’re dating. Her whole marriage was spent trying not to kill Nonno.” 
“She’s crazy,” I tell her. “Look at her. She can’t walk to the car without her cane, but she’s dancing—why is she dancing? Dad, make her stop dancing. That ain’t right.” 



Review

★★★★★ stars

My second foray into Holly Woods was just as good and amazing as the first. You'd think things would calm down for Noella Bonds but things are nowhere near settled. She's still trying to get away from Detective Drake Nash, her grandmother is still trying to set her up, and a new case has just come out of the woodwork, drawing her back into everything.

I loved how interesting and complicated the case was. Every time I thought I had something figured out, there was a new twist or reveal. There was no possible way I could guess the identity of the killer, and I tried. It got to the point where I stopped guessing and just got caught up in the story, and boy was it juicy. There are lots of secrets revealed that left more than Noella shaken. 

Noella and Drake once again had the same amazing chemistry. I loved the way they didn't back down when it came to their careers, priorities, and even each other. I may or may not have swooned when Drake worried about Noella being in potentially dangerous situations. Okay, I definitely swooned. The two are really passionate and it shows in how they act when they are together. They're still really hot to "watch" and read about. They also have similar large-and-in-charge-personalities. It was interesting watching them figure out what they wanted to be to one another. I liked getting to know their hangups and seeing them try to work around them.

I love how family is emphasized in the book. I loved seeing Nonna and Noella interact with her brothers and parents. This book is full of laughs, some tears, and a whole lot of mystery and suspense. I love how Emma Hart managed to make my heart drop as much as she made my sides hurt from laughing. Tangled Bond is the perfect mix of drama, deceit, romance, mystery, and comedy. It's an attention getting page turner and I can't wait for the next book in the series. I wonder what Noella and Drake will have to deal with next!

*Thank you to the publicist for providing a copy in exchange for an honest review.  All opinions are my own and I was not compensated for them in any manner.*




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Other Books in this Series


Twisted Bond: 
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.) 

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Author Bio:
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. 
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