New Review – TWISTED BOND by Emma Hart

Fresh new book from Emma Hart. It’s a must read!!


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.)


Emma Hart has taken on yet another genre with her brand new mystery/suspense series, the Holly Woods Files. Yes, Noelle Bond has the usual sass, and yes, Drake Nash is irresistible, but Twisted Bond is unlike anything Emma has written before.

Again, yes, there is romance but that’s more of a slow burning, background thing. The main focus of the book is very much the mystery surrounding the death of a local girl, and it follows Noelle as she tries to find her killer, all while trying to manage her match-making Nonna.

This book kind of drove me a bit insane. But in the very best way! You see, when it comes to twists, I can usually spot them a mile off. It’s my “thing.” But with Twisted Bond, I could not figure it out! With every piece of new information, I was no closer to finding the answers I was desperate to know!

This book just had me hooked! From page one to the very end, I was intrigued, addicted, and hanging on every written word. Emma Hart continues to find new ways in which to hook her readers, and that is why she is one of the best, most versatile authors around.

Hey, he’s handsome. Catholic. Italian. It could be worse.


*ARC received in exchange for an honest review*

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By day, New York Times and USA Today bestselling New Adult author Emma Hart dons a cape and calls herself Super Mum to a terrible two year old and growing bump, due September 2013. By night, she drops the cape, pours a glass of juice and writes books.
She likes to write about magic, kisses and whatever else she can fit into the story. Sarcastic, witty characters are a must. As are hot guys. Emma is currently working too many books to even count – including Playing for Keeps, the companion book to the New York Times and USA Today bestselling novel, The Love Game. She likes to be busy – unless busy involves doing the dishes, but that seems to when all the ideas come to life.


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