Never cut the drugs--leave them pure.Guns are meant to be shot--keep them loaded.Family is everything--betray them and die.Harley McKenna is the only child of North County's biggest criminal. Duke McKenna's run more guns, cooked more meth, and killed more men than anyone around. Harley's been working for him since she was sixteen--collecting debts, sweet-talking her way out of trouble, and dreading the day he'd deem her ready to rule the rural drug empire he's built.Her time's run out. The Springfields, her family's biggest rivals, are moving in. Years ago, they were responsible for her mother's death, and now they're coming for Duke's only weak spot: his daughter.With a bloody turf war threatening to consume North County, Harley is forced to confront the truth: that her father's violent world will destroy her. Duke's raised her to be deadly--he never counted on her being disloyal. But if Harley wants to survive and protect the people she loves, she's got to take out Duke's operation and the Springfields.Blowing up meth labs is dangerous business, and getting caught will be the end of her, but Harley has one advantage: She is her father's daughter. And McKennas always win....
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Barbed Wire Heart Reviews
This book was very different from what I normally read. I was a little nervous going into it as I thought maybe I wouldn't like it but as you can see from my rating I really enjoyed it!
We meet Duke and Harley. They are an unstoppable Father/Daughter Duo and they are tough as nails. They are the McKennas and if you live in the area you know that the Mckennas run this town. This book definitely tackles some hard subjects however if you really think about it it's also taking us through a fa ...more
This novel made me question the way I define "good people" . I don't know that the main charachter, Harley, could be described as typically good. Tess Sharpe brings to life a world that I know nothing about. Her protagonist, Harley is a strong intelligent woman raised by the leader of a major meth ring. Through the use of alternating past and present chapters the reader gains more insite into Harleys motives than than they do into most characters in most novels.
I was surprised by how much I enj ...more
Violent, Angry, Abusive, Drugs, Revenge, Child/Wife Abuse - this is not a pretty read.
Not my kind of read but it held me to the end. I don't enjoy reading real life like abuse, drama, and death. The MC was an emotionally abused woman raised to be a drug lord. Her life is a solid mess, she has a heart but can never show it. I did love the ending, well done.
Finished reading: February 26th 2018
"Sometimes you've got to save people from themselves. Even if they don't want it or know it."
*** A copy of this book was kindly provided to me by Netgalley and Grand Central Publishing in exchange for an honest review. Thank you! ***
As much as I love the mystery/thriller genre, plots can start sounding similar after reading one too many of them. This is probably part of the reason why I ended up enjoying Barbed Wire Heart that much; this t ...more
3.5 stars. Barbed Wire Heart is an entertaining and dark thriller, but overall, I thought it was just okay. I love what Tess Sharpe attempted to do, but it didn’t pack as much as a punch as Far From You did.
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One of the few recent arcs I’m glad to have taken a chance on! I knew as soon as I heard the pitch ‘feminist Breaking Bad’ that I had to have this book, and I ended up actually enjoying it a lot despite some minor qualms.
The novel follows 25 year old Harley, daughter of Duke McKenna, the infamous crime boss of her home, North County. The novel recounts Harley’s unconventional childhood as well as attempts to stop an impending turf war with the Springfields, the people responsible for the death o ...more
The feminist Breaking Bad we all needed.
Hi everyone, Tess Sharpe here!
I just wanted to drop the link to a list of Trigger Warnings for the book for anyone who needs it: Trigger Warnings for Barbed Wire Heart