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
The feminist Breaking Bad we all needed.
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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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.
Tess Sharpe is a new name for me since I don't read much YA nowadays. However, I might have to check out her other books because this her first novel for adults blow my mind. I can honestly say that I was both surprised and delighted on how good the book is. Now, I felt right from the start, reading the first chapter that this felt right, it caught my attention and I was sucked into Harley's world. A friend on twitter called this rural noir and that is a fitting description of this book.
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I am obsessed with this book. Once I started it I couldn't put it down and after I finished it, I kept thinking about it. I think this was pitched as "feminist Breaking Bad" and I see that, but it reminded me so, so much of Justified. So if you like Justified or Breaking Bad or just, you know, damn good books, I HIGHLY recommend this one. It was intense and dark and real. Harley is an incredible main character and I loved her from page one. She has such a protective instinct for the women in her ...more
PSA: Tess Sharpe's Adult novel BARBED WIRE HEART is a masterfully crafted feminist brutal tale about love and family and the lengths you're willing to go to for those you love. It's dark and bloody and horrifying, but it's real. If you loved her masterpiece FAR FROM YOU and read Adult, consider checking this one out. It's damn good.
Note: There are extensive trigger warnings needed for this book. On Sharpe's twitter she links to a page with all of them listed. Be careful. <3
4 riveting stars
Boy was this intense! This was my first Tess Sharpe novel & it certainly won't be my last. From beginning to end, Harley demanded my attention. She is strong, stubbornly determined, brazen, & most of all, she is a complexly flawed human being. There were times I could understand her logic; occasionally I shook my head & could only buckle myself up for the ride. One thing's for sure: Harley is a women on a mission & you do not want to get in her way. Several snippe ...more