Series: Holly Woods Files #6
Genres: Alpha Guy, Contemporary Romance, Law Enforcement, Love Triangle, Mystery, Romance, Small Town Romance
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Brody Bond. The youngest homicide detective in Holly Woods. My best friend’s younger brother.
Off. Freaking. Limits.
I’ve told myself that for the past five years, and I’m going to keep telling myself that. Besides—I’m kind-of dating Jason. I don’t need Brody. I shouldn’t even want him, but want him, I do.
Not that I have time to think about it. With Noelle and Drake in Mexico for two weeks, I’m holding down the fort at Bond P.I. Or I was… until I stumbled upon a young woman who’d been attacked while walking my dog.
Jason thinks it’s the latest in a long line of gang-rapes happening across three states. Brody thinks I’ve added a target to my back. Getting to the bottom of it is at the top of my to-do list.
Two men, both determined to protect me.
I think I could love one. I’m almost certain I’m in love with the other.
Ride or die just got a whole lot realer.
I absolutely am in love with this series. There is no way around that. That being said, I was more than a little apprehensive about this book, because it doesn’t follow the heroine we have all come to know and love, Noelle, but instead follows Bek, Noelle’s best friend and co-worker. Truth be told there has been quite a lot of build up coming to this book, is Bek with Jason, or does she like Brody? Well this is the book where all of those questions are answered. Since this is a mystery/suspense I won’t give many details about the plot line, but I’ll still try to explain why I loved the book.
So I have always like Bek, she’s just as crazy as Noelle, she’s clearly one of the family, but she also balances our Noelle and vice versa. She’s also funnier then I thought she would be, but not in the same way that Noelle is, which was awesome cause I was kind of worried Bek was going to end up being Noelle 2.0. While Bek does manage to find herself in a scary situation after stumbling upon a rape victim and becoming a target herself of a crew of murders, Bek is a bit more, I think I would call it reserved when it comes to danger. She doesn’t go full force charging into the fray, but that’s not to say she backs away either. I liked that she soldiered on trying to get to the bottom of things even though she was scared.
Now for our two males! I always seems to be on the lookout for a good love triangle. I just like the idea of them in books (only in books though, cause in real life who needs that kind of drama). Brody easily becomes my top pick, I mean it’s almost a little sad how quick I determined Brody was my guy. He’s just kind of lovable. And honestly, he knows Bek, and doesn’t try to fight her on who she is, he is ready to be by her side. Jason on the other hand, I didn’t love him in this book. Which totally bummed me out, I mean I actually really liked him in the other books. But in this one, he is so worried about Bek for her safety, but he expresses so badly. Plus the juvenile fighting that he and Brody have going on just annoyed me as much as it did Bek. It was easy for me to be #TeamBrody.
That being said, the scary plot really worked for me. Sometimes the hijinks that Noelle finds herself in is totally over the top, but in this one, the situation was totally believable, and that’s what made it so disconcerting. Bek is so easy to root for in this book, and I can honestly understand why she had such a tough time figuring out which direction her heart wanted to go in. Plus we also get to see a little bit of Drake and Noelle in this book, it has me wishing that the next installment in this series would hurry up and get here because I love Noelle’s cupcake lovin’ brand of crazy.