Twisted Bond by Emma Hart
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.)
It has been awhile since I have read a book that captivated me. I know this was published a few years ago (I must have been living under a rock) but I will say, THANK YOU Emma Hart for getting me out of my book funk! Twisted Bond was exactly what I needed.
Growing up in a cop family, it was a given that Noelle would became a cop. After all, her grandpa was a cop, her father was a cop and both of her brothers are cops. When she walked away from her career in law enforcement, it was destiny that she would become the BEST P.I in Holly Woods, Texas, owning her own company.
Noelle Bond is hysterical, smart and witty- not to mention beautiful. She is a girly girl but is also a tom boy. She is tough when she needs to be and vulnerable too. From being a police officer to opening her own P.I Business and being the best human lie detector as well as owning some fabulous shoes, hands down this woman has it going on.
Her FAMILY is NUTS! Between her Nonna and her mother fighting about the kitchen and demons. Her Nonna’s obsession with getting her hitched and planning weddings for her brother. Her father’s laid back ignorance is bliss attitude as well as her brother’s. They put the funk is your typical dysfunctional family. Something I defiantly can relate to.
Then you have… Drake Nash
Mr. Nash is the local police departments detective, her brother’s best friend and a giant, sexy, smart and handsome, pain in her a$$. It is a love hate relationship. One that is hot, sizzling and hilarious. Two peas in a pod with a twist of War of the Roses.
Without giving too much away, let me just say. Dead Body + her property = her having to work with Mr. Nash.
I am hooked! I read 4 out of the 7 books in this series in 1 day! This book has it all! It is suspenseful, hilarious, frustrating, sexy and heartwarming.
I am a fan of all things Emma Hart right now and I cannot wait to dive into her other stories.