Saturday, 21 November 2015

Review - Tethered Bond by Emma Hart

Title: Tethered Bond 
Series: Holly Woods Files #3
Author: Emma Hart
Release Date: November 13, 2015

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…

I absolutely love this series. When these books pop up on my kindle, I dive right in and don’t come up for air unless I have to! 

Drake and Noelle are back again and there’s another killer on the loose in Holly Woods. Their relationship is put to the test as they are working together again on this case. With a serial killer out there, an annoying ex, a crazy parrot, and an equally crazy Nonna, will Drake and Noelle come out of it all with their relationship still intact?

Drake and Noelle give me all the feels. I love their banter, their constant fighting, and their inability to stay away from each other. I can’t wait to read the next book in this series. I love the mystery and the romance of these books. They keep me guessing as to who the killer is while Drake and Noelle steam up the pages. 
~ Review by Leah

OMG, I couldn’t wait to crack open the latest craziness of Noelle and Drake’s story. And Emma Hart did NOT disappoint. 

The lazy little town of Holly Woods, Texas has doubled in size since the annual summer fair vendors and crowds started to arrive. This annual event brings out the people and the crazy and the crazy people. Yes, that includes Nonna.

Noelle and Drake find themselves in unknown territory—a relationship. A boyfriend/girlfriend, “you’re mine, I’m yours” relationship. And God help anyone who tries to come between them—or tries to insinuate that it’s something more right now. Come Hell or…. Well, actually, it could be considered Hell dealing with Noelle’s family. Especially once the bodies start showing up. 

Noelle and Drake are embroiled in yet another trail of dead bodies, but this time it’s not necessarily random. This time there’s a method to the killings—and no one is safe, especially not Noelle. 

I loved everything about this book. Every. Thing. Noelle and Drake are so real in their reactions to their circumstances. Noelle and her independence but trying to be a little softer, a little more loving, a little less argumentative. And she tries so hard—even self-medicating through sugar. And she’s pretty damn successful until Drake opens his mouth. 

Poor Drake—he’s just trying to be a good guy, a good boyfriend, and a good cop. He wants everyone in his world to be safe, protected. But, man he really fucks it up sometimes with Noelle. But their make-up scenes are sure fun… Speaking of fun and crazy—Nonna! Now with a parrot that speaks Italian and pirate. Good God. When is Tied Bond releasing?? 
~ Review by Missy

“Hot wench! Hot wench!” 

Fucking hilarious! I can’t tell you the last time I laughed this hard, this loud and this often! I could sit and just quote my favorite funnies from this book and you’d laugh so hard you’d pee your pants, change them and then do it again. My current living situation means my laugh echoes and so then I laugh even more! My abs still hurt! Thank you, Emma Hart! 

Noelle Bond loves cupcakes—Gigi’s Cupcakes to be specific—and so do I! She also loves being in charge, sky high heels, and telling all the men in her life what to do! Noelle, I think we can be BFF’s. You can have the Champagne cupcakes and I get the Raspberry ones. Deal?! Deal! 

“It’s hard to be a cupcake-loving, treadmill-hating woman these days.” 

DAMN Straight! Thank you, Noelle, for setting the record straight! I have a love-hate-hate relationship with my treadmill, but a love-love-love relationship with Gigi’s Cupcakes! Um hum!!!

In Tethered Bond, Nonna takes on a whole new role… Holy guacamole. I’d both love her and want to strangle her… and Gio! “Hot wench!” 

Per usual, Noelle is after a killer. We all know she doesn’t work well with Drake, but she can’t work without him in Holly Woods, Texas so learning to get along is half the battle, right? Her sassy, alpha woman, comedic attitude is super fly! Drake can’t help but worship her and her Jimmy Choo’s, or whatever she’s wearing that day! But when Noelle has to find out who is wreaking havoc on her town, it takes shoes, Gigi’s Cupcakes, loads of coffee, Beks and Brody, Trent, Dev and Drake to all help with this investigation! 

And don’t we all know this chick…. 

“And she needs to go have sex with a cactus. She’s so prickly she wouldn’t feel a thing.” 

AMEN Sister! I can’t wait to share this one with my girlfriends! Just wait Emma! This is going to be quoted all over Texas and beyond! 

If by now, you haven’t realized that this book is slap-your-mama funny, you just may not get it! Grab a cupcake, a glass of vino, or even some spaghetti and meatballs and Tethered Bond! You’ll be glad you did! 
~ Review by Heather

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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