If I thought Holly Woods was crazy before, I was wrong.
Devin is finally married. Nonna's on the wedding warpath. Drake might be getting ideas. His mom just dropped a bombshell, and Bek is caught between a hot as hell FBI agent and my super-sweet little brother.
And I still don't have the shoe closet Drake promised me when he moved in six months ago.
At least there's one positive: the old, abandoned Holly Woods Theater is about to reopen, and there's nothing like a theater opening to bring people together... And make crazy grandmothers forget proposal agendas.
Until that theater comes with a dead body. A very, very, very dead body.
Chaos is coming to town.
Everything I've ever known about Holly Woods might just be about to change.
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 bestseller, The Love Game. She likes to be busy - unless busy involves doing the dishes, but that seems to be when all the ideas come to life.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
For a small town, Holly Woods, TX, has seen its fair share of crime. Lucky for the good folks of the town that Noelle Bond and Drake Nash are around to set things to rights. When the latest whodunit is a case that hits very close to home for Noelle, she's not stopping until the she has the answers she needs, and the town can rest easy again. Let me start by saying that I love Emma Hart's books. Sassy heroines, sexy badass men, and plots that do not disappoint. That being said, I am somehow a newcomer to Emma's Holly Woods books. How can this be? How did I miss these? I've got some catching up to do. Noelle is awesome. Super Sass x gazillion, this is one lady that can hold her own, whether she's dealing with the bad guys, with Drake, her nemesis-turned-lover, or her Nonna, one heck of an old school Italian grandma, who's not afraid to let Noelle know what she thinks of her living arrangements and life choices. Noelle, formerly of the Dallas, TX, police department, is doing what she does best, which is using her intuition and her connections to help solve crimes in her hometown. When an unidentified body turns out to be the answer to a decades old cold case, Noelle is on it, working alongside Drake and her brothers over at the Holly Woods P.D. There is plenty of suspense, and Emma's red herrings will help to keep the reader guessing up until the end. What I really enjoyed about TWIRLED BOND, though, is the characters and their relationships that Emma does such a wonderful job of fleshing out. Even in just reading this one installment, it's evident that Noelle is changing, and, although I wouldn't use the word softening, per se, she's open to things that she apparently hadn't been earlier on. And Drake, mmmm, Drake. I love him for many reasons, but mostly because he sees Noelle for who and what she is, and, rather than trying to change her, loves her because of it. Even for all of their back-and-forth, he really is her biggest fan, and the perfect yang to her yin. The supporting characters, especially Noelle's brothers and her Nonna, make every scene funnier, and lend lots of charm to the story, making it that much more readable. Having started this series, I have got to go back and catch up, and I am also looking forward to reading BURNING BOND, Bek's story. TWIRLED BOND is 4.5-stars worth of sass, steam, and suspense, and I couldn't recommend it more.
I LOVE this series. For so many reasons. The characters have attitude, charisma and heart. Throughout the series Noelle has remain the same sassy, take charge, take no crap woman she has always been. But her love for Drake has grown and it's really beautiful. Out of all the Holly Woods books to date, this story definitely has the most heart & emotion. I laughed, I swooned, I cried happy tears and I cried sad tears. Maybe because Noelle has a stronger connection to the murder victim in this story than the previous ones. I've probably said this before, but I'll say it again. Emma Hart writes sexy murder-mysteries so well! The story lines are always clever and unpredictable. I'm going to be sad to see Noelle & Drake's story come to an end as these characters have really found a special place in my heart.