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....
|Title||:||Barbed Wire Heart|
|Number of Pages||:||416 pages|
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Barbed Wire Heart Reviews
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Barbed Wire Heart is the story of Harper McKenna, the daughter of the most powerful criminal in North County. Her father's biggest rival, Carl Springfield, is starting to make moves against them, specifically with an eye on Harper herself, and if she wants to avoid a bloody and violent turf war, she must stop him at any cost.
I don't know many authors better than Tess Sharpe at writing compelling mystery thrillers. There's something about the way she writes that just k ...more
A brash and dark story that doesn’t skimp on violence and dark emotions. Harley is a one-woman assault team and reckons with her past in order to carve out her future.
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
I read almost half of this and I am calling it quits. I absolutely loved this author's YA debut, Far From You. But this book was a big hot mess and not for me at all.
Everything felt forced. The violence, the drama, the abuse, the explosions and stabbings all felt put there just for the sake of having it in there. In my opinion it went too far. Look, I read a book about a drug lord carving his initials into the love interest's back, so I can handle violence. But the author must do a convincing j ...more
Damn. If you need some hardcore feminist rage in action--and who doesn't?--this book is GOLD.
A super special thank you goes out to Tess Sharpe for sending me a physical arc copy of this book. I'm sorry it's so late and you are so amazing! All thoughts and opinions are my own! Any quotes used come from an arc and may not be in the final version.
tw: click on this link to be taken to a list of trigger warnings that Tess has so kindly offered on her tumblr. Can I just say that this is an awesome idea? More authors need to do this!
Tess Sharpe can write. Goddam, can she write. She made me c ...more
BARBED WIRE HEART is the feminist thriller I didn't know I'd been waiting for. I read it in two days because I couldn't put it down. Propulsive & gritty, Harley McKenna's world of North County will take your breath away. & Harley herself is a badass, often conflicted, but tremendous protagonist – the action will keep you flipping pages, but Harley will have you reading carefully (& re-reading!)
Thanks to Grand Central Publishing for the ARC. Couldn’t put this down, read it in one day. Some of the most compelling characters I’ve met in a long time!!!