Friday, November 13, 2015

Release Tour + Review + Excerpt + Teaser: Tethered Bond by Emma Hart

Title: Tethered Bond
Series: Holly Woods Files
Author: Emma Hart
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publish Date: November 13, 2015
Review Source: ARC

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…

We are given the chance to see what is happening in our quaint little town in Texas, Holly Woods.  Meeting back up with our sexy Detective Drake Nash and his private investigator girlfriend Noel Bond, they are yet again thrown into a mystery of murders happening in their small town.  Will they be able to keep their new relationship afloat while trying to find out who is causing the latest round of killings?

As we all know Nonna is  at her best trying to get Noel married off as soon as possible, but this time she is taking things a bit further.  As lovable as she is, now she has gained an obnoxious sidekick named Gio, who is a green feathered, foul mouthed parrot, who manages to get on everybody's nerves.

With each of the Holly Woods files they get better and better.  Whether it is because we have gotten to know the family of characters, or that the suspense seems to be building more and more within each book I am not sure, but what I do know is that once I start them, I can't put them down.  As in the first two books Emma Hart manages to throw some pretty funny and witty comments among each of the characters, especially Noel and Drake.  God I have to say that I love these two.  For as much as they drive each other insane with each wanting to control every situation, they can shift and become just as hot and controlling in the bedroom.

I can say that I hope that Emma gives us another suspenseful and romantic story with our favorite investigative team in Holly Woods.  I am holding my breath waiting for Drake to finally shoot off the proposal to Noel and to see what Nonna's reaction will be, and if it will take place before the all to dreaded 30th birthday.  And if it should finally happen what will the rest of the Bond clan have to say about it?  So fingers crossed that we will be able to stay tuned in to this full blooded Italian Texas family.

And what would be a review about Drake and Noel without adding in some of their famous banter.

"Admit it.  You, the big, bad wolf, hate needing to ask this little piggy for help." ~Noel~
"Shut it or this wolf is gonna eat you." ~Drake~

"Lost kitties are rarely lost.  They're usually stuck up trees.  Therefore, they have something in common with excitable genitals.  At least half are guaranteed to be up something they shouldn't be." ~Noel~

Where's that minion with the fire alarm when you need it?  I need it. Beedaw. Beedaw. Beedaw.  There's a fire down below.  I need an extinguisher for my vagina please.

and last but not least... Oh Victoria it looks like I discovered your Secret.

It’s better for my sanity if I get this conversation with Nonna over and done with.
Oh my fuck. I have to meet the parrot, too. Holy fuckballs. What if the colorful rat sides with her?
Oh, who am I kidding? Of course it’s gonna side with Nonna.
Shit. Clearly, I can be swayed by the desperation of my future sister-in-law. I’ve really gotta get a handle on that crap. This should be Devin having this conversation, not me.
That thought hits right as I pull up behind Mom’s car on the drive. I take a deep breath, apprehension coiling in my lower stomach, and get out of my car. This feeling always hits whenever I get to my parents’ place, but today, it’s particularly strong. I know that Nonna will play the innocent card and make everything a lot harder.
I walk across the front yard, and a loud squawk rings in my ears. My heart stops for a brief second, and I bite my tongue. That thing is loud. How are Mom and Dad coping with that?
I knock on the front door twice before I push it open.
“Ye cruel wench! Ye vile wench! Cazzo! Cazzo!”
Nice to meet you, too, Gio.
“Hello,” I call hesitantly, closing the door behind me.
“Aye! Ye bloody wench!”
“Oh, shut up, you little shit!” Mom yells.
I walk into the front room in time to see her cover the offending bird’s cage with a bedsheet.
“Wench! Wench!” Gio squawks from beneath the black sheet.
Mom smacks the cage. “I’ll wench your beak real soon!”
Oy vey. Things have sure gotten violent in the Bond family home.
Nonna shuffles into the front room and, upon seeing Gio covered, gasps. “Kellie, you-a let-a him go-a!”
Mom snorts. “Believe me, Liliana. If I could imprison the little shit, I would! My curtains are ruined!”
I glance at the window. There’s a giant rip in one of the drapes. The ones she bought two weeks ago.
Nonna gasps and rushes across the room, her cane nothing more than a steadying tool. “Gio!” she exhales, whipping the sheet off. “You-a okay?”
The concern on her face is comical. Oh, Nonna.
“Vile wench! Vile wench!” Gio shrills, violently flapping his bright-green wings. “Kellie, ye vile wench!”
I squint. Doesn’t seem like Gio’s conversational skills are up to much unless he’s going to hop on the Black Pearl.
“Hello?” I try again, stepping fully into the front room.
Nonna is leaning forward, cooing at the parrot, and ignores me. Mom turns, her nostrils flaring.
She’s mad.
“Nonna, do you know you can hear that thing halfway down the street?” I inquire.
“He is-a no thing,” Nonna murmurs. “He is-a Gio!”
Yeah, whatever.
Gio’s wings flap again, and Nonna stands. Two beady, black eyes focus on me, and it’s surprisingly uncomfortable. A high-pitched noise that sounds awfully like a whistle emits from the cage, and I blink harshly.
“Did he just—”
Gio interrupts me with a loud, unmistakable wolf whistle.
Holy shit. The parrot just wolf-whistled at me.

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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