Contemporary Romance/Romantic Suspense
Published: February 25, 2016
Series: Holly Woods Files #4 – Not a standalone
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review
Holly Woods is going to hell in a handbasket—but this time, Satanists aren’t to blame. Halloween is.
Nonna doesn’t understand why there are skeletons and demons everywhere. Mom is threatening to stitch a devil into Nonna’s pillowcase if she doesn’t shut up. Bek is bumbling over a date with Jason, the handsome FBI agent who conveniently got himself relocated to Austin, and I… Well. I’m considering running away to a town without the crazies.
Nothing new here.
Everything is going smoothly—too smoothly—and I can’t shake the feeling that something is about to happen. Drake insists I’m being paranoid… But when a body turns up at the Holly Woods Halloween party, we have a whole lot more than a murderer to worry about.
Because the prime suspect is his mom.
And it’s my job to prove she’s innocent.
(Tied Bond is the fourth full-length book in the Holly Woods Files series and does not stand alone.)
This is a humorous murder mystery series that reminds me so much of the Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evanovich except it takes the funny to another level. Noelle Bond runs her own P.I. firm in Holly Woods, Texas and is close with her family. Noelle is super sassy, intelligent, sarcastic, and has the best sense of humor. Her P.I. business specializes in cheating spouses.
Her grandmother who goes by the name Nonna speaks in a hilarious exaggerated Italian accent that just makes the the words that come out of her mouth even funnier. Noelle’s boyfriend Drake Nash is a police detective with the Holly Woods police department and is sweet enough to put up with Noelle and her family’s antics. The witty banter between and him and Noelle is highly entertaining. I love that the whole cast of characters is vivid and bright. You never know what will come out of their mouths next.
In this installment, Noelle finds herself connected to yet another murder mystery that she is out to solve before the police department can. She is close to the prime suspect in this latest murder, so she feels the pressure to solve this case quickly before the authorities can. The suspense and mystery is woven wonderfully with the humor. Emma Hart has a winner with this series and I hope it goes on for a long while.