Series: Holly Woods Files #5
Genres: Alpha Guy, Contemporary Romance, Law Enforcement, Mystery, Romance, Small Town Romance
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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.
I’ve made no secret how much I love this series, it is without a doubt one of my favorites, and I love how quickly they ahve been releasing (I am not patient when it comes to books I love). So when this book showed up on my Kindle I was super excited. This is not really a book that can be read without reading the other books in the series, I mean you would be able to follow the murder just find, but you would miss out on all the personal things that have happened relationship wise, so read the other books first, you won’t regret it.
So I have to admit I was wondering what type of crime Emma was going to tackle next, and this one is just without a doubt a sad one. When the book starts its the 15th anniversary of a girl name Daniela disappearing from Holly Woods, she was in 9th grade and close friends with Noelle. And of course, pretty quickly a skeleton was recovered and everyone thinks it could be Daniela. I admit this crime I think hit me more than the ones in earlier novels. She was so young when she died, and Noelle has a real emotional connection to the case, and there are moments when everything is unfolding where everything just hits Noelle and you can tell its heartbreaking for her. The whole case was just really sad, Daniela was so young, and the family was so affected by what had happened.
Another thing that really stuck out to me in terms of me really enjoying this book was how far Noelle and Drake have come. I mean its really obvious in this book that they are really partners in life, not just people who are dating, they really have entered into a stage where they really understand each other and just fit, they complement each other. The great thing is they didn’t lose any of their banter that they are so well known for, and the heat is definitely still there for the two of them.
And of course you can’t have a Holly Woods book without mentioning Nonna, who is just as crazy as always. Nonna is on a mission, she wants the Noelle to get married and she is not willing to stop until it happens, and oh my goodness does she really know how to piss off Noelle. And don’t even get me started on Gio the parrot, the best part was when Noelle’s mom puts the parrot in time out for going to far and using the wrong curse word.
Throughout this book you see the little love triangle going on between Bek and her two guys, and its all leading up the next book being told from her prospective (I’m not excited for this and bummed I don’t get Noelle’s snarking inner monologue). This was a great continuation in the series, and I can’t wait to see how it all turns out (we only have TWO more books, so sad!).