Twisted Bond by Emma Hart
4 Star Review by Ashley
Twisted Bond is my first Emma Hart book and I am kicking myself for that fact because I loved every moment of this one! This book had it all. A great cast of characters, drama, humor, steam and suspense.
The writing was so on point that I felt as if I knew Noelle and could hear the sarcasm pouring out of her. This woman is an absolute rock star. She is bold, sassy, fearless, loyal and has just enough vulnerability to give her that soft side. But when a dead body turns up at her office, her organized chaotic life takes a turn into the strange. Not only is she hired to figure out whodunit, Noelle is brought face to face with the person who irritates her most; Drake Nash (and that is saying a lot, especially since her Nonna was always trying to set her up on blind dates).
Drake is an interesting character; equal parts broody and sexy. He takes his work very seriously and no time in his life for distractions, let alone the firecracker that is throwing herself into his investigation! But as they uncover more, more questions arise. When Noelle is threatened, all bets are off and Drake's protective side comes out. These two fight hard and it was only a matter of time before all that tension went somewhere. Did I think Noelle might end up shooting Drake again? Yes. Did I think Drake would actually use his handcuffs on Noelle. Double yes!
Throughout all of the intensity of the investigation into the murders, yes, there was more than one that landed on Noelle's doorstep, there was the hilarity of Nonna's blind date set ups. Noelle's connection to her family is what really made this book so relateable. Her relationship with her brothers was very realistic. There was plenty of good-natured ribbing and joking but when push came to shove, they all had each others back. Especially when Noelle comes up with a crazy plan that they all think just must work do draw out the killer.
Luckily, or not, her plan works. But the real shocker is who the murderer is. I didn't see that twist coming at all. WOW! How Noelle put it all together was beyond awesome. And Drake's reaction to the confrontation had a big ol' smile on my face. And his proclamation at the end was what I had been waiting for. And Noelle's response was so perfectly her that I can't wait to see what is in store for these two next.
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 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.
Twitter username: EmmaHartAuthor
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