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Twisted Bond (Holly Woods Files, #1)

no. 1, Holly Woods Files

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"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 b*tch.
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…

Customer Reviews

Review: Holly Woods Files #1: Twisted Bond

Twisted Bond by Emma Hart is the first book in her brand new series the Holly Woods Files. Set in the small town of Holly Woods, Texas this first book focuses on Noelle Bond and Drake Nash. While this book completely stands on its own, if I HAD to compare... I would say it's 3 parts Stephanie Plum and 1 part Kay Scarpetta, and of course, 100% awesome.

Noelle is proud owner of her own business. A Private Investigation firm in Holly Woods. She used to be a cop, it was in her blood, her grandfather, father, and brothers... all cops. When she was on the force in Dallas, something went wrong and she decided to return to the small town that was in her veins and put her exemplary cop skills to use as a PI. For Noelle, it's all the investigative fun without any of the takedown and capture drama. Plus she makes enough that she can buy pretty shoes (and cupcakes) and who doesn't want more pretty shoes (and cupcakes)?

Drake Nash is the bane of Noelle's existence. When a dead body shows up in the dumpster behind her building her life begins to go a little off track. Drake is always around, the investigation is too personal (her dumpster, her building...)

This story is fabulous. It is funny, suspenseful, intriguing. The sexual tension between Drake and Noelle just builds and builds... AND BUILDS. It is off the charts in the panty-melting tension department.

I'm very excited to read more in this series and cannot wait to see what happens next for Noelle and Drake.


This is an author I’ve become pretty passionate about. The balance between action, romance, and sass is perfect. The main character is fantastic, along with the rest of the group. I bought the rest of the series, and it just gets better. Completely worth every penny.


All of other reviews I did agree, at first. But, I can not keep reading when God's name - in different versions is repeatedly put in almost every paragraph - in cussing...not in reverence. I won't be finishing this book. Other writers have written great books without blatant profanity! I gave it 2 stars...because it was witty and kept wanting to keep reading of the verbal sparring between the P.I. and the Detective.

Twisted Bond (Holly Woods Files, #1)
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  • $3.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Suspense
  • Published: Jun 11, 2015
  • Publisher: Emma Hart
  • Seller: Smashwords, Inc.
  • Print Length: 356 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Series: no. 1, Holly Woods Files
  • Requirements: This book can only be viewed on an iOS device with Apple Books on iOS 12 or later, iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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