Thursday, February 25, 2016

Release Day Review
Tied Bond
(Holly Woods Files #4)
Emma Hart
Release Date: February 25, 2016
~ Synopsis ~
Holly Woods is going to hell in a handbasket—but this time, Satanists aren’t to blame. Halloween is.
Nonna doesn’t understand why there are skeletons and demons everywhere. Mom is threatening to stitch a devil into Nonna’s pillowcase if she doesn’t shut up. Bek is bumbling over a date with Jason, the handsome FBI agent who conveniently got himself relocated to Austin, and I… Well. I’m considering running away to a town without the crazies.
Nothing new here.
Everything is going smoothly—too smoothly—and I can’t shake the feeling that something is about to happen. Drake insists I’m being paranoid… But when a body turns up at the Holly Woods Halloween party, we have a whole lot more than a murderer to worry about.
Because the prime suspect is his mom.
And it’s my job to prove she’s innocent.   

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~ Review ~
More Drake, Noelle and Bond Family antics....yes please!  I couldn't wait to catch up with these characters and see what chaos  Emma would bring to Holly Woods this time around.  Please remember that this is a series and must be read in order to fully understand the storyline.

This time around the turmoil in Holly Woods hit close to home causing tensions to run high between the Bond siblings and Drake when the lead detective is forced to sit on the sidelines.

Noelle finds herself again in the middle of the murder investigation but instead of looking to prove their guilt she is working to prove Drake's mom innocent.    But when your client refuses to share information except on a need to know basis it can be hard to know where to start.

I love that we get the usually Bond family antics.  The interactions between Nonna and Kellie are just as entertaining as they were in book one.  Nonna has no filter and her own agenda.   The stubborn streak carries right through as we watch Noelle and Trent battle each other at opposite ends of the investigation.  

With Drake's hands tied in the investigation Noelle recruits him to assist her.  I truly cannot get enough of these two.  Even when they fight they are sexy as hell.  Every time Drake raises an eyebrow at Noelle I can feel myself melting.  The man ooozes sex appeal even when he is in his worst mood.   I have enjoyed watching Noelle and Drake's relationship grow over the series and as this series progresses so does their relationship.  I understand Noelle's struggle to give up some of her freedoms {Emma really got me with her bra analogy}.  Her adding a comical twist to serious discussions eased her anxiety about the changes they were experiencing.

I enjoyed catching up with Bek and Carlton from Bond P.I. and I love that Emma kept Jason around from Tethered Bond.    I would like to know more about him so hopefully he will be popping up in the last  two books in the series as well.

Did Gianna commit murder? Will she be found guilty or innocent?  We get  unexpected help in solving this case in Holly Woods but the story and characters are truly and entertaining bunch.   Grab your copy today and catch up with all things Holly Woods.

~ Rating ~
See where it all began…….

Twisted Bond
(Holly Woods Files #1)
~ 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.)

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Tangled Bond 
(Holly Woods Files #2)
~ Synopsis ~
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.

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Release Date: November 13, 2015
~ Synopsis ~
Detective Drake Nash: hot, alpha, bossy, and… mine.
Now, if someone could tell his ex that... I don’t care if the summer fayre is coming to Holly Woods and she’s on the planning committee. What I do care about is sugar-filled food, bright lights, late nights… and danger. The type that won’t come in the form of Nonna’s new cantankerous British parrot, Gio. (Please see the damage done to Mom’s new curtains.)
Unfortunately, when the danger comes, it comes in the form of something Holly Woods has never seen. The town is rocked to its core, and once again, I’m in danger. Only this time, it isn’t because of my clients—this time, I’m in danger because of who I am… Because of my heritage.
And despite the HWPD’s best efforts, the bodies keep on piling up.
Drake’s determined to protect me. I’m determined that I can do it myself.
Danger. Mystery. Darkness. Malice.
It’ll be a miracle if any of us make it out of this with guns unfired, cupcakes still frosted, and hearts intact…

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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.

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