Friday, July 3, 2015

Review: Twisted Bond by Emma Hart

Review: ★★★★★ stars
Date published: June 11th, 2015
Publisher: self published
Synopsis: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.)

What I Thought:

I absolutely loved this book. There isn't anything I wanted to change except for the fact I didn't want the story to end. I don't think I've laughed this much or this hard while reading a romantic suspense novel since I read One for the Money by Janet Evanovitch. In fact, if you're on the fence and you're looking for a comparison, go with that one, but hotter. 

If you've ever read a book by Emma Hart before, and I have, you know she writes great romantic tension. This book had it in spades. Noelle and Drake were unbelievable. Their verbal sparring and attempts to out do each other while working on a case were phenomenal. I loved Noelle's attitude towards her job. She worked hard and loved it. She's one tough woman and so fierce! 

I loved Noelle's interactions with her family. It was clear how much they loved one another, even when they bickered and teased each other. I absolutely loved Noelle's Nonna. That woman was mostly infuriating, but she was so entertaining! Her machinations to get Noelle a man were inspired. 

Another aspect of this book done really well was the suspense. I was on the edge of my seat while reading and trying to find out what was going to happen next. At no point during the story was I able to judge the identity of the killer. I loved how each page brought something new to the case. 

I'm so glad there's another book coming. I don't think I can ever get enough of Noelle, Drake, and her family. I'm really looking forward to more shenanigans and laughter from them. I really think this is the best book Emma Hart has written so far. If you're looking to read something different, something that'll make you laugh, pant, and get your adrenaline up, this book is for you!

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About the Author

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.

*Thank you to the publicist for providing me 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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