Series: Holly Woods Files #7
Genres: Alpha Guy, Contemporary Romance, Law Enforcement, Mystery, Romance, Small Town Romance, Thrillers
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All is well in Holly Woods.
My best friend's love triangle is now a happy little circle. My sister-in-law just gave birth to my gorgeous new niece who is the world's best cuddler, and Nonna's not on my back every ten minutes about the fact we're getting married in one month.
Until the mayor's niece—our baker for the wedding—commits suicide. At least, that's what the note says. My gut says we're talking a different kind of 'cide.' My gut also says I should stay well away, and in the interest of Drake's sanity, I plan to.
But when life throws you an unexpected curveball... Sometimes the best laid plans need tearing up.
Even if you don't mean to do it.
Happily ever after...
If Holly Woods survives this.
I have loved this series from the very beginning. I love the moments that make me laugh out loud, I love the moments of tenderness between Drake and Noelle, I love the times I’m sitting on the edge of my seat waiting to see what happens next, and so much more. When I found out this book was going to be the last book in the series, I have to admit that I wasn’t excited about reading it, because honestly I don’t want this series to be over. But I buckled down and read it, and I have never been so happy to love Emma Hart as an author, I think she did the characters so proud, and at the end I felt sad that it was over but happy with the outcome (which honestly is rare for me when a series comes to an end).
So much of this book is a spoiler, and I really think if you are a fan of the series, that you need to experience this book without knowing the spoilers ahead of times. So basically this is going to be a hard review to write because I don’t want to spoil anything. So if you have gotten this far in the series you know that Drake and Noelle are super solid at this point, they are engaged, and I couldn’t be happy for them. This book really brings them even closer together in more ways then one, which I loved. These two of course have some conflict as the book goes on, but they always have conflict, and it mostly has to do with how Noelle is always involving herself in dangerous situations. On the one hand I of course understand where Drake is coming from, he wants to keep the love of his life safe. On the other hand, I get Noelle’s point of view, this is who she is so being anything different is both hard and unlikely.
I will say that the way the case in this book progresses was a little bit different then in the other books. I don’t think I can actually say why. I mean it’s still a town murder case, and all the usually players are involved, but it still was different in the way everything progressed. All your favorite side characters make great appearances too, from snuggly new babies, to Bek and her new love life situation, all of Noelle’s family, Gio has some seriously funny lines, and of course everyone’s favorite Nonna. And Nonna man, she has some great moments in this book, you get to see her in her normally pushy self, and she also some really great tender moments that made me fall in love with Nonna even more.
Honestly this book was everything I really wanted it to be. I feel so good about the characters and where they ended up. I wish this series could go on forever, but honestly, I think the way everything went down was exactly the way it needed to be, and pushing for anything more would just chance ruining such a wonderful story. I’m so excited to see what Emma comes up with next.