Barbed Wire Heart

Barbed Wire Heart

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 ou Never cut the drugs--leave them pure. Guns are meant to be shot--keep them loaded. Family is everything--betray...

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Title:Barbed Wire Heart
Author:Tess Sharpe
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Genres:Fiction
ISBN:1538744090
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:416 pages pages

Barbed Wire Heart Reviews

  • Ashley Blake
    Feb 13, 2018

    "Never cut the drugs--leave them pure. Guns are meant to be shot--keep them loaded. Family is everything--betray them and die." This is a brutal and violent family drama set in the mountains and forests of poverty stricken North County. This is redneck country, where men who rape an...

    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 ...

    Audiobook 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...

    Though it is early yet, sometimes there are novels that surprise me when it comes to the lack of public attention and those that seem to receive more than the novel deserve. Barbed Wire Heart by Tess Sharpe is one of the novels that surprise me when it comes to the lack of publicit...

    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 --TS ...

    LOOK WHAT'S ON NETGALLEY READ NOW it's a morally ambiguous drug dealer girl written by Tess Sharpe herself feat. this COVER REVEAL and overall @ Tess: you're doing amazing sweetie ...

    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 tim...

    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 ...

    4 Stars! 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 tou...

    The feminist Breaking Bad we all needed. ...

    DNF @ 16% Southern Gothic is my jam and Barbed Wire Heart sounded right up my alley. Of course, when you compare anything to Winter?s Bone I?m even more on board. Harley McKenna?s character did in fact, read a lot like Ree Dolly with her badass nature and overall inability to ...

    4 stars Thank you to NetGalley and Grand Central Publishing for allowing me to read and review this book. This is tale not unlike the Hatfields and McCoys. But in this more contemporary story we have the Springfields and McKennas. Like the Hatfields and McCoys there is no good guys...

    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 fo...

    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 bookwas kindly provided to me by Netgalley and Grand Central Publishing in exchange for an honest review. Thank you! **...

    Damn. If you need some hardcore feminist rage in action--and who doesn't?--this book is GOLD. ...

  • Magdalena aka A Bookaholic Swede
    Feb 22, 2018

    "Never cut the drugs--leave them pure. Guns are meant to be shot--keep them loaded. Family is everything--betray them and die." This is a brutal and violent family drama set in the mountains and forests of poverty stricken North County. This is redneck country, where men who rape an...

    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 ...

  • Traci
    Mar 31, 2018

    "Never cut the drugs--leave them pure. Guns are meant to be shot--keep them loaded. Family is everything--betray them and die." This is a brutal and violent family drama set in the mountains and forests of poverty stricken North County. This is redneck country, where men who rape an...

    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 ...

    Audiobook 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...

    Though it is early yet, sometimes there are novels that surprise me when it comes to the lack of public attention and those that seem to receive more than the novel deserve. Barbed Wire Heart by Tess Sharpe is one of the novels that surprise me when it comes to the lack of publicit...

    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 --TS ...

    LOOK WHAT'S ON NETGALLEY READ NOW it's a morally ambiguous drug dealer girl written by Tess Sharpe herself feat. this COVER REVEAL and overall @ Tess: you're doing amazing sweetie ...

    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 tim...

    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 ...

    4 Stars! 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 tou...

    The feminist Breaking Bad we all needed. ...

    DNF @ 16% Southern Gothic is my jam and Barbed Wire Heart sounded right up my alley. Of course, when you compare anything to Winter?s Bone I?m even more on board. Harley McKenna?s character did in fact, read a lot like Ree Dolly with her badass nature and overall inability to ...

    4 stars Thank you to NetGalley and Grand Central Publishing for allowing me to read and review this book. This is tale not unlike the Hatfields and McCoys. But in this more contemporary story we have the Springfields and McKennas. Like the Hatfields and McCoys there is no good guys...

    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 fo...

    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 bookwas kindly provided to me by Netgalley and Grand Central Publishing in exchange for an honest review. Thank you! **...

    Damn. If you need some hardcore feminist rage in action--and who doesn't?--this book is GOLD. ...

    I received this book through Goodreads First Reads. Unfortunately, this one didn't do it for me. I think the author had a good idea going, with this book, but it just felt flat to me. I did respect, what the main character was trying to accomplish, but it was marred down by a lot of...

    I read an early manuscript and absolutely loved it. Could not put it down. A feminist Sons of Anarchy - tense, violent and real. But what really carries the book is the relationships. Love in a myriad of forms, some unexpected, some unforgivable. Difficult choices between the future an...

    Thank you NetGalley and Grand Central Publishing for this arc. I loved Harley! Fierce, smart, ferocious, manipulative and stubborn! Did I mention smart and fiercely ferocious. Loved the story. Very fast paced, just enough going back in their individual histories to be able to cat...

    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,...

    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 ...

  • Yodamom
    May 10, 2018

    "Never cut the drugs--leave them pure. Guns are meant to be shot--keep them loaded. Family is everything--betray them and die." This is a brutal and violent family drama set in the mountains and forests of poverty stricken North County. This is redneck country, where men who rape an...

    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 ...

    Audiobook 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...

  • Mrs Mommy Booknerd http://mrsmommybooknerd.blogspot.com
    May 25, 2018

    "Never cut the drugs--leave them pure. Guns are meant to be shot--keep them loaded. Family is everything--betray them and die." This is a brutal and violent family drama set in the mountains and forests of poverty stricken North County. This is redneck country, where men who rape an...

    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 ...

    Audiobook 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...

    Though it is early yet, sometimes there are novels that surprise me when it comes to the lack of public attention and those that seem to receive more than the novel deserve. Barbed Wire Heart by Tess Sharpe is one of the novels that surprise me when it comes to the lack of publicit...

    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 --TS ...

    LOOK WHAT'S ON NETGALLEY READ NOW it's a morally ambiguous drug dealer girl written by Tess Sharpe herself feat. this COVER REVEAL and overall @ Tess: you're doing amazing sweetie ...

    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 tim...

    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 ...

    4 Stars! 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 tou...

    The feminist Breaking Bad we all needed. ...

    DNF @ 16% Southern Gothic is my jam and Barbed Wire Heart sounded right up my alley. Of course, when you compare anything to Winter?s Bone I?m even more on board. Harley McKenna?s character did in fact, read a lot like Ree Dolly with her badass nature and overall inability to ...

    4 stars Thank you to NetGalley and Grand Central Publishing for allowing me to read and review this book. This is tale not unlike the Hatfields and McCoys. But in this more contemporary story we have the Springfields and McKennas. Like the Hatfields and McCoys there is no good guys...

    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 fo...

    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 bookwas kindly provided to me by Netgalley and Grand Central Publishing in exchange for an honest review. Thank you! **...

    Damn. If you need some hardcore feminist rage in action--and who doesn't?--this book is GOLD. ...

    I received this book through Goodreads First Reads. Unfortunately, this one didn't do it for me. I think the author had a good idea going, with this book, but it just felt flat to me. I did respect, what the main character was trying to accomplish, but it was marred down by a lot of...

    I read an early manuscript and absolutely loved it. Could not put it down. A feminist Sons of Anarchy - tense, violent and real. But what really carries the book is the relationships. Love in a myriad of forms, some unexpected, some unforgivable. Difficult choices between the future an...

    Thank you NetGalley and Grand Central Publishing for this arc. I loved Harley! Fierce, smart, ferocious, manipulative and stubborn! Did I mention smart and fiercely ferocious. Loved the story. Very fast paced, just enough going back in their individual histories to be able to cat...

    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,...

    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 ...

    4.5 stars Wow. This was. Wow. First things first: this might be on your radar because you loved Far From You (that's why it was on mine!) but it's important to note some things. This isn't gay (i mean, there are some references to side characters being in an m/m relationship and th...

    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. Read my full review on my blog! ...

    *eARC kindly provided by Grand Central Publishing via NetGalley* There's nothing stronger than a woman who's risen from the ashes of some fire a man set. This was good! I didn't love it, but I appreciated a lot about it. It went in a different, (better) direction than what I wa...

    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, y...

    Finally another book from the author of Far from You, about damm time, like four years since this is coming out 2018. Also, what an amazing premise? Need it now. ...

    Galley provided by publisher 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 wan...

    FirstLine ~ I'm eight years old the first time I watch my daddy kill a man. This book is super good. I am surprised that I have not seen it online more or on other book lists. It was plotted really well, had great dialogue and was original and engaging. I adored the main character an...

  • Jessie  (Ageless Pages Reviews)
    Mar 24, 2018

    "Never cut the drugs--leave them pure. Guns are meant to be shot--keep them loaded. Family is everything--betray them and die." This is a brutal and violent family drama set in the mountains and forests of poverty stricken North County. This is redneck country, where men who rape an...

    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 ...

    Audiobook 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...

    Though it is early yet, sometimes there are novels that surprise me when it comes to the lack of public attention and those that seem to receive more than the novel deserve. Barbed Wire Heart by Tess Sharpe is one of the novels that surprise me when it comes to the lack of publicit...

    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 --TS ...

    LOOK WHAT'S ON NETGALLEY READ NOW it's a morally ambiguous drug dealer girl written by Tess Sharpe herself feat. this COVER REVEAL and overall @ Tess: you're doing amazing sweetie ...

    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 tim...

    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 ...

    4 Stars! 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 tou...

    The feminist Breaking Bad we all needed. ...

    DNF @ 16% Southern Gothic is my jam and Barbed Wire Heart sounded right up my alley. Of course, when you compare anything to Winter?s Bone I?m even more on board. Harley McKenna?s character did in fact, read a lot like Ree Dolly with her badass nature and overall inability to ...

    4 stars Thank you to NetGalley and Grand Central Publishing for allowing me to read and review this book. This is tale not unlike the Hatfields and McCoys. But in this more contemporary story we have the Springfields and McKennas. Like the Hatfields and McCoys there is no good guys...

    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 fo...

    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 bookwas kindly provided to me by Netgalley and Grand Central Publishing in exchange for an honest review. Thank you! **...

    Damn. If you need some hardcore feminist rage in action--and who doesn't?--this book is GOLD. ...

    I received this book through Goodreads First Reads. Unfortunately, this one didn't do it for me. I think the author had a good idea going, with this book, but it just felt flat to me. I did respect, what the main character was trying to accomplish, but it was marred down by a lot of...

    I read an early manuscript and absolutely loved it. Could not put it down. A feminist Sons of Anarchy - tense, violent and real. But what really carries the book is the relationships. Love in a myriad of forms, some unexpected, some unforgivable. Difficult choices between the future an...

    Thank you NetGalley and Grand Central Publishing for this arc. I loved Harley! Fierce, smart, ferocious, manipulative and stubborn! Did I mention smart and fiercely ferocious. Loved the story. Very fast paced, just enough going back in their individual histories to be able to cat...

    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,...

    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 ...

    4.5 stars Wow. This was. Wow. First things first: this might be on your radar because you loved Far From You (that's why it was on mine!) but it's important to note some things. This isn't gay (i mean, there are some references to side characters being in an m/m relationship and th...

    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. Read my full review on my blog! ...

    *eARC kindly provided by Grand Central Publishing via NetGalley* There's nothing stronger than a woman who's risen from the ashes of some fire a man set. This was good! I didn't love it, but I appreciated a lot about it. It went in a different, (better) direction than what I wa...

    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, y...

    Finally another book from the author of Far from You, about damm time, like four years since this is coming out 2018. Also, what an amazing premise? Need it now. ...

    Galley provided by publisher 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 wan...

    FirstLine ~ I'm eight years old the first time I watch my daddy kill a man. This book is super good. I am surprised that I have not seen it online more or on other book lists. It was plotted really well, had great dialogue and was original and engaging. I adored the main character an...

    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. ...

  • Amy
    Oct 24, 2017

    "Never cut the drugs--leave them pure. Guns are meant to be shot--keep them loaded. Family is everything--betray them and die." This is a brutal and violent family drama set in the mountains and forests of poverty stricken North County. This is redneck country, where men who rape an...

    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 ...

    Audiobook 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...

    Though it is early yet, sometimes there are novels that surprise me when it comes to the lack of public attention and those that seem to receive more than the novel deserve. Barbed Wire Heart by Tess Sharpe is one of the novels that surprise me when it comes to the lack of publicit...

    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 --TS ...

    LOOK WHAT'S ON NETGALLEY READ NOW it's a morally ambiguous drug dealer girl written by Tess Sharpe herself feat. this COVER REVEAL and overall @ Tess: you're doing amazing sweetie ...

    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 tim...

    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 ...

    4 Stars! 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 tou...

    The feminist Breaking Bad we all needed. ...

    DNF @ 16% Southern Gothic is my jam and Barbed Wire Heart sounded right up my alley. Of course, when you compare anything to Winter?s Bone I?m even more on board. Harley McKenna?s character did in fact, read a lot like Ree Dolly with her badass nature and overall inability to ...

    4 stars Thank you to NetGalley and Grand Central Publishing for allowing me to read and review this book. This is tale not unlike the Hatfields and McCoys. But in this more contemporary story we have the Springfields and McKennas. Like the Hatfields and McCoys there is no good guys...

    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 fo...

    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 bookwas kindly provided to me by Netgalley and Grand Central Publishing in exchange for an honest review. Thank you! **...

    Damn. If you need some hardcore feminist rage in action--and who doesn't?--this book is GOLD. ...

    I received this book through Goodreads First Reads. Unfortunately, this one didn't do it for me. I think the author had a good idea going, with this book, but it just felt flat to me. I did respect, what the main character was trying to accomplish, but it was marred down by a lot of...

    I read an early manuscript and absolutely loved it. Could not put it down. A feminist Sons of Anarchy - tense, violent and real. But what really carries the book is the relationships. Love in a myriad of forms, some unexpected, some unforgivable. Difficult choices between the future an...

    Thank you NetGalley and Grand Central Publishing for this arc. I loved Harley! Fierce, smart, ferocious, manipulative and stubborn! Did I mention smart and fiercely ferocious. Loved the story. Very fast paced, just enough going back in their individual histories to be able to cat...

    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,...

    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 ...

    4.5 stars Wow. This was. Wow. First things first: this might be on your radar because you loved Far From You (that's why it was on mine!) but it's important to note some things. This isn't gay (i mean, there are some references to side characters being in an m/m relationship and th...

    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. Read my full review on my blog! ...

    *eARC kindly provided by Grand Central Publishing via NetGalley* There's nothing stronger than a woman who's risen from the ashes of some fire a man set. This was good! I didn't love it, but I appreciated a lot about it. It went in a different, (better) direction than what I wa...

    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, y...

    Finally another book from the author of Far from You, about damm time, like four years since this is coming out 2018. Also, what an amazing premise? Need it now. ...

    Galley provided by publisher 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 wan...

    FirstLine ~ I'm eight years old the first time I watch my daddy kill a man. This book is super good. I am surprised that I have not seen it online more or on other book lists. It was plotted really well, had great dialogue and was original and engaging. I adored the main character an...

    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. ...

    Advanced reading copy won through Goodreads giveaways. So normally when I think of California I think of Real Housewives, so this book was total culture shock for me. When I first started reading the book, the setting was so reminiscent of Appalachia that I had to Google Northen Cal...

    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 treme...

  • ♥ Sandi ❣
    Jul 17, 2018

    "Never cut the drugs--leave them pure. Guns are meant to be shot--keep them loaded. Family is everything--betray them and die." This is a brutal and violent family drama set in the mountains and forests of poverty stricken North County. This is redneck country, where men who rape an...

    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 ...

    Audiobook 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...

    Though it is early yet, sometimes there are novels that surprise me when it comes to the lack of public attention and those that seem to receive more than the novel deserve. Barbed Wire Heart by Tess Sharpe is one of the novels that surprise me when it comes to the lack of publicit...

    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 --TS ...

    LOOK WHAT'S ON NETGALLEY READ NOW it's a morally ambiguous drug dealer girl written by Tess Sharpe herself feat. this COVER REVEAL and overall @ Tess: you're doing amazing sweetie ...

    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 tim...

    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 ...

    4 Stars! 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 tou...

    The feminist Breaking Bad we all needed. ...

    DNF @ 16% Southern Gothic is my jam and Barbed Wire Heart sounded right up my alley. Of course, when you compare anything to Winter?s Bone I?m even more on board. Harley McKenna?s character did in fact, read a lot like Ree Dolly with her badass nature and overall inability to ...

    4 stars Thank you to NetGalley and Grand Central Publishing for allowing me to read and review this book. This is tale not unlike the Hatfields and McCoys. But in this more contemporary story we have the Springfields and McKennas. Like the Hatfields and McCoys there is no good guys...

  • Bonnie
    Feb 26, 2018

    "Never cut the drugs--leave them pure. Guns are meant to be shot--keep them loaded. Family is everything--betray them and die." This is a brutal and violent family drama set in the mountains and forests of poverty stricken North County. This is redneck country, where men who rape an...

    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 ...

    Audiobook 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...

    Though it is early yet, sometimes there are novels that surprise me when it comes to the lack of public attention and those that seem to receive more than the novel deserve. Barbed Wire Heart by Tess Sharpe is one of the novels that surprise me when it comes to the lack of publicit...

    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 --TS ...

    LOOK WHAT'S ON NETGALLEY READ NOW it's a morally ambiguous drug dealer girl written by Tess Sharpe herself feat. this COVER REVEAL and overall @ Tess: you're doing amazing sweetie ...

    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 tim...

    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 ...

    4 Stars! 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 tou...

    The feminist Breaking Bad we all needed. ...

    DNF @ 16% Southern Gothic is my jam and Barbed Wire Heart sounded right up my alley. Of course, when you compare anything to Winter?s Bone I?m even more on board. Harley McKenna?s character did in fact, read a lot like Ree Dolly with her badass nature and overall inability to ...

  • Elizabeth May
    Apr 21, 2018

    "Never cut the drugs--leave them pure. Guns are meant to be shot--keep them loaded. Family is everything--betray them and die." This is a brutal and violent family drama set in the mountains and forests of poverty stricken North County. This is redneck country, where men who rape an...

    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 ...

    Audiobook 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...

    Though it is early yet, sometimes there are novels that surprise me when it comes to the lack of public attention and those that seem to receive more than the novel deserve. Barbed Wire Heart by Tess Sharpe is one of the novels that surprise me when it comes to the lack of publicit...

    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 --TS ...

    LOOK WHAT'S ON NETGALLEY READ NOW it's a morally ambiguous drug dealer girl written by Tess Sharpe herself feat. this COVER REVEAL and overall @ Tess: you're doing amazing sweetie ...

    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 tim...

    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 ...

    4 Stars! 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 tou...

    The feminist Breaking Bad we all needed. ...

  • PerishTheThought
    Nov 28, 2017

    "Never cut the drugs--leave them pure. Guns are meant to be shot--keep them loaded. Family is everything--betray them and die." This is a brutal and violent family drama set in the mountains and forests of poverty stricken North County. This is redneck country, where men who rape an...

    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 ...

    Audiobook 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...

    Though it is early yet, sometimes there are novels that surprise me when it comes to the lack of public attention and those that seem to receive more than the novel deserve. Barbed Wire Heart by Tess Sharpe is one of the novels that surprise me when it comes to the lack of publicit...

    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 --TS ...

    LOOK WHAT'S ON NETGALLEY READ NOW it's a morally ambiguous drug dealer girl written by Tess Sharpe herself feat. this COVER REVEAL and overall @ Tess: you're doing amazing sweetie ...

    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 tim...

    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 ...

    4 Stars! 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 tou...

    The feminist Breaking Bad we all needed. ...

    DNF @ 16% Southern Gothic is my jam and Barbed Wire Heart sounded right up my alley. Of course, when you compare anything to Winter?s Bone I?m even more on board. Harley McKenna?s character did in fact, read a lot like Ree Dolly with her badass nature and overall inability to ...

    4 stars Thank you to NetGalley and Grand Central Publishing for allowing me to read and review this book. This is tale not unlike the Hatfields and McCoys. But in this more contemporary story we have the Springfields and McKennas. Like the Hatfields and McCoys there is no good guys...

    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 fo...

    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 bookwas kindly provided to me by Netgalley and Grand Central Publishing in exchange for an honest review. Thank you! **...

    Damn. If you need some hardcore feminist rage in action--and who doesn't?--this book is GOLD. ...

    I received this book through Goodreads First Reads. Unfortunately, this one didn't do it for me. I think the author had a good idea going, with this book, but it just felt flat to me. I did respect, what the main character was trying to accomplish, but it was marred down by a lot of...

    I read an early manuscript and absolutely loved it. Could not put it down. A feminist Sons of Anarchy - tense, violent and real. But what really carries the book is the relationships. Love in a myriad of forms, some unexpected, some unforgivable. Difficult choices between the future an...

  • charlotte
    Mar 06, 2018

    "Never cut the drugs--leave them pure. Guns are meant to be shot--keep them loaded. Family is everything--betray them and die." This is a brutal and violent family drama set in the mountains and forests of poverty stricken North County. This is redneck country, where men who rape an...

    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 ...

    Audiobook 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...

    Though it is early yet, sometimes there are novels that surprise me when it comes to the lack of public attention and those that seem to receive more than the novel deserve. Barbed Wire Heart by Tess Sharpe is one of the novels that surprise me when it comes to the lack of publicit...

    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 --TS ...

    LOOK WHAT'S ON NETGALLEY READ NOW it's a morally ambiguous drug dealer girl written by Tess Sharpe herself feat. this COVER REVEAL and overall @ Tess: you're doing amazing sweetie ...

    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 tim...

    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 ...

    4 Stars! 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 tou...

    The feminist Breaking Bad we all needed. ...

    DNF @ 16% Southern Gothic is my jam and Barbed Wire Heart sounded right up my alley. Of course, when you compare anything to Winter?s Bone I?m even more on board. Harley McKenna?s character did in fact, read a lot like Ree Dolly with her badass nature and overall inability to ...

    4 stars Thank you to NetGalley and Grand Central Publishing for allowing me to read and review this book. This is tale not unlike the Hatfields and McCoys. But in this more contemporary story we have the Springfields and McKennas. Like the Hatfields and McCoys there is no good guys...

    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 fo...

    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 bookwas kindly provided to me by Netgalley and Grand Central Publishing in exchange for an honest review. Thank you! **...

    Damn. If you need some hardcore feminist rage in action--and who doesn't?--this book is GOLD. ...

    I received this book through Goodreads First Reads. Unfortunately, this one didn't do it for me. I think the author had a good idea going, with this book, but it just felt flat to me. I did respect, what the main character was trying to accomplish, but it was marred down by a lot of...

    I read an early manuscript and absolutely loved it. Could not put it down. A feminist Sons of Anarchy - tense, violent and real. But what really carries the book is the relationships. Love in a myriad of forms, some unexpected, some unforgivable. Difficult choices between the future an...

    Thank you NetGalley and Grand Central Publishing for this arc. I loved Harley! Fierce, smart, ferocious, manipulative and stubborn! Did I mention smart and fiercely ferocious. Loved the story. Very fast paced, just enough going back in their individual histories to be able to cat...

    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,...

    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 ...

    4.5 stars Wow. This was. Wow. First things first: this might be on your radar because you loved Far From You (that's why it was on mine!) but it's important to note some things. This isn't gay (i mean, there are some references to side characters being in an m/m relationship and th...

    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. Read my full review on my blog! ...

    *eARC kindly provided by Grand Central Publishing via NetGalley* There's nothing stronger than a woman who's risen from the ashes of some fire a man set. This was good! I didn't love it, but I appreciated a lot about it. It went in a different, (better) direction than what I wa...

    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, y...

    Finally another book from the author of Far from You, about damm time, like four years since this is coming out 2018. Also, what an amazing premise? Need it now. ...

    Galley provided by publisher 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 wan...

  • Janet Newport
    Jun 10, 2018

    "Never cut the drugs--leave them pure. Guns are meant to be shot--keep them loaded. Family is everything--betray them and die." This is a brutal and violent family drama set in the mountains and forests of poverty stricken North County. This is redneck country, where men who rape an...

    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 ...

    Audiobook 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...

    Though it is early yet, sometimes there are novels that surprise me when it comes to the lack of public attention and those that seem to receive more than the novel deserve. Barbed Wire Heart by Tess Sharpe is one of the novels that surprise me when it comes to the lack of publicit...

    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 --TS ...

    LOOK WHAT'S ON NETGALLEY READ NOW it's a morally ambiguous drug dealer girl written by Tess Sharpe herself feat. this COVER REVEAL and overall @ Tess: you're doing amazing sweetie ...

    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 tim...

    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 ...

    4 Stars! 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 tou...

    The feminist Breaking Bad we all needed. ...

    DNF @ 16% Southern Gothic is my jam and Barbed Wire Heart sounded right up my alley. Of course, when you compare anything to Winter?s Bone I?m even more on board. Harley McKenna?s character did in fact, read a lot like Ree Dolly with her badass nature and overall inability to ...

    4 stars Thank you to NetGalley and Grand Central Publishing for allowing me to read and review this book. This is tale not unlike the Hatfields and McCoys. But in this more contemporary story we have the Springfields and McKennas. Like the Hatfields and McCoys there is no good guys...

    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 fo...

    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 bookwas kindly provided to me by Netgalley and Grand Central Publishing in exchange for an honest review. Thank you! **...

    Damn. If you need some hardcore feminist rage in action--and who doesn't?--this book is GOLD. ...

    I received this book through Goodreads First Reads. Unfortunately, this one didn't do it for me. I think the author had a good idea going, with this book, but it just felt flat to me. I did respect, what the main character was trying to accomplish, but it was marred down by a lot of...

    I read an early manuscript and absolutely loved it. Could not put it down. A feminist Sons of Anarchy - tense, violent and real. But what really carries the book is the relationships. Love in a myriad of forms, some unexpected, some unforgivable. Difficult choices between the future an...

    Thank you NetGalley and Grand Central Publishing for this arc. I loved Harley! Fierce, smart, ferocious, manipulative and stubborn! Did I mention smart and fiercely ferocious. Loved the story. Very fast paced, just enough going back in their individual histories to be able to cat...

  • Brittani
    Feb 04, 2018

    "Never cut the drugs--leave them pure. Guns are meant to be shot--keep them loaded. Family is everything--betray them and die." This is a brutal and violent family drama set in the mountains and forests of poverty stricken North County. This is redneck country, where men who rape an...

    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 ...

    Audiobook 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...

    Though it is early yet, sometimes there are novels that surprise me when it comes to the lack of public attention and those that seem to receive more than the novel deserve. Barbed Wire Heart by Tess Sharpe is one of the novels that surprise me when it comes to the lack of publicit...

    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 --TS ...

    LOOK WHAT'S ON NETGALLEY READ NOW it's a morally ambiguous drug dealer girl written by Tess Sharpe herself feat. this COVER REVEAL and overall @ Tess: you're doing amazing sweetie ...

    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 tim...

    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 ...

    4 Stars! 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 tou...

    The feminist Breaking Bad we all needed. ...

    DNF @ 16% Southern Gothic is my jam and Barbed Wire Heart sounded right up my alley. Of course, when you compare anything to Winter?s Bone I?m even more on board. Harley McKenna?s character did in fact, read a lot like Ree Dolly with her badass nature and overall inability to ...

    4 stars Thank you to NetGalley and Grand Central Publishing for allowing me to read and review this book. This is tale not unlike the Hatfields and McCoys. But in this more contemporary story we have the Springfields and McKennas. Like the Hatfields and McCoys there is no good guys...

    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 fo...

    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 bookwas kindly provided to me by Netgalley and Grand Central Publishing in exchange for an honest review. Thank you! **...

    Damn. If you need some hardcore feminist rage in action--and who doesn't?--this book is GOLD. ...

    I received this book through Goodreads First Reads. Unfortunately, this one didn't do it for me. I think the author had a good idea going, with this book, but it just felt flat to me. I did respect, what the main character was trying to accomplish, but it was marred down by a lot of...

    I read an early manuscript and absolutely loved it. Could not put it down. A feminist Sons of Anarchy - tense, violent and real. But what really carries the book is the relationships. Love in a myriad of forms, some unexpected, some unforgivable. Difficult choices between the future an...

    Thank you NetGalley and Grand Central Publishing for this arc. I loved Harley! Fierce, smart, ferocious, manipulative and stubborn! Did I mention smart and fiercely ferocious. Loved the story. Very fast paced, just enough going back in their individual histories to be able to cat...

    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,...

    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 ...

    4.5 stars Wow. This was. Wow. First things first: this might be on your radar because you loved Far From You (that's why it was on mine!) but it's important to note some things. This isn't gay (i mean, there are some references to side characters being in an m/m relationship and th...

    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. Read my full review on my blog! ...

    *eARC kindly provided by Grand Central Publishing via NetGalley* There's nothing stronger than a woman who's risen from the ashes of some fire a man set. This was good! I didn't love it, but I appreciated a lot about it. It went in a different, (better) direction than what I wa...

    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, y...

  • Meredith B.  (readingwithmere)
    Mar 05, 2018

    "Never cut the drugs--leave them pure. Guns are meant to be shot--keep them loaded. Family is everything--betray them and die." This is a brutal and violent family drama set in the mountains and forests of poverty stricken North County. This is redneck country, where men who rape an...

    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 ...

    Audiobook 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...

    Though it is early yet, sometimes there are novels that surprise me when it comes to the lack of public attention and those that seem to receive more than the novel deserve. Barbed Wire Heart by Tess Sharpe is one of the novels that surprise me when it comes to the lack of publicit...

    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 --TS ...

    LOOK WHAT'S ON NETGALLEY READ NOW it's a morally ambiguous drug dealer girl written by Tess Sharpe herself feat. this COVER REVEAL and overall @ Tess: you're doing amazing sweetie ...

    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 tim...

    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 ...

    4 Stars! 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 tou...

  • Eric
    Mar 17, 2018

    "Never cut the drugs--leave them pure. Guns are meant to be shot--keep them loaded. Family is everything--betray them and die." This is a brutal and violent family drama set in the mountains and forests of poverty stricken North County. This is redneck country, where men who rape an...

    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 ...

    Audiobook 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...

    Though it is early yet, sometimes there are novels that surprise me when it comes to the lack of public attention and those that seem to receive more than the novel deserve. Barbed Wire Heart by Tess Sharpe is one of the novels that surprise me when it comes to the lack of publicit...

  • Tess Sharpe
    Sep 30, 2017

    "Never cut the drugs--leave them pure. Guns are meant to be shot--keep them loaded. Family is everything--betray them and die." This is a brutal and violent family drama set in the mountains and forests of poverty stricken North County. This is redneck country, where men who rape an...

    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 ...

    Audiobook 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...

    Though it is early yet, sometimes there are novels that surprise me when it comes to the lack of public attention and those that seem to receive more than the novel deserve. Barbed Wire Heart by Tess Sharpe is one of the novels that surprise me when it comes to the lack of publicit...

    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 --TS ...

  • Trevor
    Apr 01, 2018

    "Never cut the drugs--leave them pure. Guns are meant to be shot--keep them loaded. Family is everything--betray them and die." This is a brutal and violent family drama set in the mountains and forests of poverty stricken North County. This is redneck country, where men who rape an...

    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 ...

    Audiobook 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...

    Though it is early yet, sometimes there are novels that surprise me when it comes to the lack of public attention and those that seem to receive more than the novel deserve. Barbed Wire Heart by Tess Sharpe is one of the novels that surprise me when it comes to the lack of publicit...

    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 --TS ...

    LOOK WHAT'S ON NETGALLEY READ NOW it's a morally ambiguous drug dealer girl written by Tess Sharpe herself feat. this COVER REVEAL and overall @ Tess: you're doing amazing sweetie ...

    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 tim...

  • MollyK
    Jan 28, 2018

    "Never cut the drugs--leave them pure. Guns are meant to be shot--keep them loaded. Family is everything--betray them and die." This is a brutal and violent family drama set in the mountains and forests of poverty stricken North County. This is redneck country, where men who rape an...

    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 ...

    Audiobook 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...

    Though it is early yet, sometimes there are novels that surprise me when it comes to the lack of public attention and those that seem to receive more than the novel deserve. Barbed Wire Heart by Tess Sharpe is one of the novels that surprise me when it comes to the lack of publicit...

    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 --TS ...

    LOOK WHAT'S ON NETGALLEY READ NOW it's a morally ambiguous drug dealer girl written by Tess Sharpe herself feat. this COVER REVEAL and overall @ Tess: you're doing amazing sweetie ...

    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 tim...

    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 ...

    4 Stars! 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 tou...

    The feminist Breaking Bad we all needed. ...

    DNF @ 16% Southern Gothic is my jam and Barbed Wire Heart sounded right up my alley. Of course, when you compare anything to Winter?s Bone I?m even more on board. Harley McKenna?s character did in fact, read a lot like Ree Dolly with her badass nature and overall inability to ...

    4 stars Thank you to NetGalley and Grand Central Publishing for allowing me to read and review this book. This is tale not unlike the Hatfields and McCoys. But in this more contemporary story we have the Springfields and McKennas. Like the Hatfields and McCoys there is no good guys...

    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 fo...

    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 bookwas kindly provided to me by Netgalley and Grand Central Publishing in exchange for an honest review. Thank you! **...

    Damn. If you need some hardcore feminist rage in action--and who doesn't?--this book is GOLD. ...

    I received this book through Goodreads First Reads. Unfortunately, this one didn't do it for me. I think the author had a good idea going, with this book, but it just felt flat to me. I did respect, what the main character was trying to accomplish, but it was marred down by a lot of...

    I read an early manuscript and absolutely loved it. Could not put it down. A feminist Sons of Anarchy - tense, violent and real. But what really carries the book is the relationships. Love in a myriad of forms, some unexpected, some unforgivable. Difficult choices between the future an...

    Thank you NetGalley and Grand Central Publishing for this arc. I loved Harley! Fierce, smart, ferocious, manipulative and stubborn! Did I mention smart and fiercely ferocious. Loved the story. Very fast paced, just enough going back in their individual histories to be able to cat...

    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,...

    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 ...

    4.5 stars Wow. This was. Wow. First things first: this might be on your radar because you loved Far From You (that's why it was on mine!) but it's important to note some things. This isn't gay (i mean, there are some references to side characters being in an m/m relationship and th...

    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. Read my full review on my blog! ...

    *eARC kindly provided by Grand Central Publishing via NetGalley* There's nothing stronger than a woman who's risen from the ashes of some fire a man set. This was good! I didn't love it, but I appreciated a lot about it. It went in a different, (better) direction than what I wa...

    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, y...

    Finally another book from the author of Far from You, about damm time, like four years since this is coming out 2018. Also, what an amazing premise? Need it now. ...

    Galley provided by publisher 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 wan...

    FirstLine ~ I'm eight years old the first time I watch my daddy kill a man. This book is super good. I am surprised that I have not seen it online more or on other book lists. It was plotted really well, had great dialogue and was original and engaging. I adored the main character an...

    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. ...

    Advanced reading copy won through Goodreads giveaways. So normally when I think of California I think of Real Housewives, so this book was total culture shock for me. When I first started reading the book, the setting was so reminiscent of Appalachia that I had to Google Northen Cal...

  • Holly
    Jan 15, 2018

    "Never cut the drugs--leave them pure. Guns are meant to be shot--keep them loaded. Family is everything--betray them and die." This is a brutal and violent family drama set in the mountains and forests of poverty stricken North County. This is redneck country, where men who rape an...

    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 ...

    Audiobook 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...

    Though it is early yet, sometimes there are novels that surprise me when it comes to the lack of public attention and those that seem to receive more than the novel deserve. Barbed Wire Heart by Tess Sharpe is one of the novels that surprise me when it comes to the lack of publicit...

    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 --TS ...

    LOOK WHAT'S ON NETGALLEY READ NOW it's a morally ambiguous drug dealer girl written by Tess Sharpe herself feat. this COVER REVEAL and overall @ Tess: you're doing amazing sweetie ...

    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 tim...

    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 ...

    4 Stars! 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 tou...

    The feminist Breaking Bad we all needed. ...

    DNF @ 16% Southern Gothic is my jam and Barbed Wire Heart sounded right up my alley. Of course, when you compare anything to Winter?s Bone I?m even more on board. Harley McKenna?s character did in fact, read a lot like Ree Dolly with her badass nature and overall inability to ...

    4 stars Thank you to NetGalley and Grand Central Publishing for allowing me to read and review this book. This is tale not unlike the Hatfields and McCoys. But in this more contemporary story we have the Springfields and McKennas. Like the Hatfields and McCoys there is no good guys...

    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 fo...

    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 bookwas kindly provided to me by Netgalley and Grand Central Publishing in exchange for an honest review. Thank you! **...

    Damn. If you need some hardcore feminist rage in action--and who doesn't?--this book is GOLD. ...

    I received this book through Goodreads First Reads. Unfortunately, this one didn't do it for me. I think the author had a good idea going, with this book, but it just felt flat to me. I did respect, what the main character was trying to accomplish, but it was marred down by a lot of...

    I read an early manuscript and absolutely loved it. Could not put it down. A feminist Sons of Anarchy - tense, violent and real. But what really carries the book is the relationships. Love in a myriad of forms, some unexpected, some unforgivable. Difficult choices between the future an...

    Thank you NetGalley and Grand Central Publishing for this arc. I loved Harley! Fierce, smart, ferocious, manipulative and stubborn! Did I mention smart and fiercely ferocious. Loved the story. Very fast paced, just enough going back in their individual histories to be able to cat...

    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,...

    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 ...

    4.5 stars Wow. This was. Wow. First things first: this might be on your radar because you loved Far From You (that's why it was on mine!) but it's important to note some things. This isn't gay (i mean, there are some references to side characters being in an m/m relationship and th...

    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. Read my full review on my blog! ...

    *eARC kindly provided by Grand Central Publishing via NetGalley* There's nothing stronger than a woman who's risen from the ashes of some fire a man set. This was good! I didn't love it, but I appreciated a lot about it. It went in a different, (better) direction than what I wa...

  • Yvonne (It's All About Books)
    Feb 26, 2018

    "Never cut the drugs--leave them pure. Guns are meant to be shot--keep them loaded. Family is everything--betray them and die." This is a brutal and violent family drama set in the mountains and forests of poverty stricken North County. This is redneck country, where men who rape an...

    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 ...

    Audiobook 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...

    Though it is early yet, sometimes there are novels that surprise me when it comes to the lack of public attention and those that seem to receive more than the novel deserve. Barbed Wire Heart by Tess Sharpe is one of the novels that surprise me when it comes to the lack of publicit...

    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 --TS ...

    LOOK WHAT'S ON NETGALLEY READ NOW it's a morally ambiguous drug dealer girl written by Tess Sharpe herself feat. this COVER REVEAL and overall @ Tess: you're doing amazing sweetie ...

    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 tim...

    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 ...

    4 Stars! 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 tou...

    The feminist Breaking Bad we all needed. ...

    DNF @ 16% Southern Gothic is my jam and Barbed Wire Heart sounded right up my alley. Of course, when you compare anything to Winter?s Bone I?m even more on board. Harley McKenna?s character did in fact, read a lot like Ree Dolly with her badass nature and overall inability to ...

    4 stars Thank you to NetGalley and Grand Central Publishing for allowing me to read and review this book. This is tale not unlike the Hatfields and McCoys. But in this more contemporary story we have the Springfields and McKennas. Like the Hatfields and McCoys there is no good guys...

    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 fo...

    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 bookwas kindly provided to me by Netgalley and Grand Central Publishing in exchange for an honest review. Thank you! **...

  • J. Taylor
    Aug 26, 2017

    "Never cut the drugs--leave them pure. Guns are meant to be shot--keep them loaded. Family is everything--betray them and die." This is a brutal and violent family drama set in the mountains and forests of poverty stricken North County. This is redneck country, where men who rape an...

    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 ...

    Audiobook 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...

    Though it is early yet, sometimes there are novels that surprise me when it comes to the lack of public attention and those that seem to receive more than the novel deserve. Barbed Wire Heart by Tess Sharpe is one of the novels that surprise me when it comes to the lack of publicit...

    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 --TS ...

    LOOK WHAT'S ON NETGALLEY READ NOW it's a morally ambiguous drug dealer girl written by Tess Sharpe herself feat. this COVER REVEAL and overall @ Tess: you're doing amazing sweetie ...

    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 tim...

    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 ...

    4 Stars! 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 tou...

    The feminist Breaking Bad we all needed. ...

    DNF @ 16% Southern Gothic is my jam and Barbed Wire Heart sounded right up my alley. Of course, when you compare anything to Winter?s Bone I?m even more on board. Harley McKenna?s character did in fact, read a lot like Ree Dolly with her badass nature and overall inability to ...

    4 stars Thank you to NetGalley and Grand Central Publishing for allowing me to read and review this book. This is tale not unlike the Hatfields and McCoys. But in this more contemporary story we have the Springfields and McKennas. Like the Hatfields and McCoys there is no good guys...

    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 fo...

    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 bookwas kindly provided to me by Netgalley and Grand Central Publishing in exchange for an honest review. Thank you! **...

    Damn. If you need some hardcore feminist rage in action--and who doesn't?--this book is GOLD. ...

    I received this book through Goodreads First Reads. Unfortunately, this one didn't do it for me. I think the author had a good idea going, with this book, but it just felt flat to me. I did respect, what the main character was trying to accomplish, but it was marred down by a lot of...

    I read an early manuscript and absolutely loved it. Could not put it down. A feminist Sons of Anarchy - tense, violent and real. But what really carries the book is the relationships. Love in a myriad of forms, some unexpected, some unforgivable. Difficult choices between the future an...

    Thank you NetGalley and Grand Central Publishing for this arc. I loved Harley! Fierce, smart, ferocious, manipulative and stubborn! Did I mention smart and fiercely ferocious. Loved the story. Very fast paced, just enough going back in their individual histories to be able to cat...

    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,...

    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 ...

    4.5 stars Wow. This was. Wow. First things first: this might be on your radar because you loved Far From You (that's why it was on mine!) but it's important to note some things. This isn't gay (i mean, there are some references to side characters being in an m/m relationship and th...

    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. Read my full review on my blog! ...

    *eARC kindly provided by Grand Central Publishing via NetGalley* There's nothing stronger than a woman who's risen from the ashes of some fire a man set. This was good! I didn't love it, but I appreciated a lot about it. It went in a different, (better) direction than what I wa...

    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, y...

    Finally another book from the author of Far from You, about damm time, like four years since this is coming out 2018. Also, what an amazing premise? Need it now. ...

  • Erin
    May 04, 2018

    "Never cut the drugs--leave them pure. Guns are meant to be shot--keep them loaded. Family is everything--betray them and die." This is a brutal and violent family drama set in the mountains and forests of poverty stricken North County. This is redneck country, where men who rape an...

    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 ...

    Audiobook 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...

    Though it is early yet, sometimes there are novels that surprise me when it comes to the lack of public attention and those that seem to receive more than the novel deserve. Barbed Wire Heart by Tess Sharpe is one of the novels that surprise me when it comes to the lack of publicit...

    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 --TS ...

    LOOK WHAT'S ON NETGALLEY READ NOW it's a morally ambiguous drug dealer girl written by Tess Sharpe herself feat. this COVER REVEAL and overall @ Tess: you're doing amazing sweetie ...

    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 tim...

    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 ...

    4 Stars! 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 tou...

    The feminist Breaking Bad we all needed. ...

    DNF @ 16% Southern Gothic is my jam and Barbed Wire Heart sounded right up my alley. Of course, when you compare anything to Winter?s Bone I?m even more on board. Harley McKenna?s character did in fact, read a lot like Ree Dolly with her badass nature and overall inability to ...

    4 stars Thank you to NetGalley and Grand Central Publishing for allowing me to read and review this book. This is tale not unlike the Hatfields and McCoys. But in this more contemporary story we have the Springfields and McKennas. Like the Hatfields and McCoys there is no good guys...

    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 fo...

    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 bookwas kindly provided to me by Netgalley and Grand Central Publishing in exchange for an honest review. Thank you! **...

    Damn. If you need some hardcore feminist rage in action--and who doesn't?--this book is GOLD. ...

    I received this book through Goodreads First Reads. Unfortunately, this one didn't do it for me. I think the author had a good idea going, with this book, but it just felt flat to me. I did respect, what the main character was trying to accomplish, but it was marred down by a lot of...

  • Kara
    Jan 12, 2018

    "Never cut the drugs--leave them pure. Guns are meant to be shot--keep them loaded. Family is everything--betray them and die." This is a brutal and violent family drama set in the mountains and forests of poverty stricken North County. This is redneck country, where men who rape an...

    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 ...

    Audiobook 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...

    Though it is early yet, sometimes there are novels that surprise me when it comes to the lack of public attention and those that seem to receive more than the novel deserve. Barbed Wire Heart by Tess Sharpe is one of the novels that surprise me when it comes to the lack of publicit...

    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 --TS ...

    LOOK WHAT'S ON NETGALLEY READ NOW it's a morally ambiguous drug dealer girl written by Tess Sharpe herself feat. this COVER REVEAL and overall @ Tess: you're doing amazing sweetie ...

    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 tim...

    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 ...

    4 Stars! 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 tou...

    The feminist Breaking Bad we all needed. ...

    DNF @ 16% Southern Gothic is my jam and Barbed Wire Heart sounded right up my alley. Of course, when you compare anything to Winter?s Bone I?m even more on board. Harley McKenna?s character did in fact, read a lot like Ree Dolly with her badass nature and overall inability to ...

    4 stars Thank you to NetGalley and Grand Central Publishing for allowing me to read and review this book. This is tale not unlike the Hatfields and McCoys. But in this more contemporary story we have the Springfields and McKennas. Like the Hatfields and McCoys there is no good guys...

    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 fo...

  • Ava
    Jan 10, 2018

    "Never cut the drugs--leave them pure. Guns are meant to be shot--keep them loaded. Family is everything--betray them and die." This is a brutal and violent family drama set in the mountains and forests of poverty stricken North County. This is redneck country, where men who rape an...

    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 ...

    Audiobook 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...

    Though it is early yet, sometimes there are novels that surprise me when it comes to the lack of public attention and those that seem to receive more than the novel deserve. Barbed Wire Heart by Tess Sharpe is one of the novels that surprise me when it comes to the lack of publicit...

    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 --TS ...

    LOOK WHAT'S ON NETGALLEY READ NOW it's a morally ambiguous drug dealer girl written by Tess Sharpe herself feat. this COVER REVEAL and overall @ Tess: you're doing amazing sweetie ...

    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 tim...

    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 ...

    4 Stars! 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 tou...

    The feminist Breaking Bad we all needed. ...

    DNF @ 16% Southern Gothic is my jam and Barbed Wire Heart sounded right up my alley. Of course, when you compare anything to Winter?s Bone I?m even more on board. Harley McKenna?s character did in fact, read a lot like Ree Dolly with her badass nature and overall inability to ...

    4 stars Thank you to NetGalley and Grand Central Publishing for allowing me to read and review this book. This is tale not unlike the Hatfields and McCoys. But in this more contemporary story we have the Springfields and McKennas. Like the Hatfields and McCoys there is no good guys...

    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 fo...

    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 bookwas kindly provided to me by Netgalley and Grand Central Publishing in exchange for an honest review. Thank you! **...

    Damn. If you need some hardcore feminist rage in action--and who doesn't?--this book is GOLD. ...

    I received this book through Goodreads First Reads. Unfortunately, this one didn't do it for me. I think the author had a good idea going, with this book, but it just felt flat to me. I did respect, what the main character was trying to accomplish, but it was marred down by a lot of...

    I read an early manuscript and absolutely loved it. Could not put it down. A feminist Sons of Anarchy - tense, violent and real. But what really carries the book is the relationships. Love in a myriad of forms, some unexpected, some unforgivable. Difficult choices between the future an...

    Thank you NetGalley and Grand Central Publishing for this arc. I loved Harley! Fierce, smart, ferocious, manipulative and stubborn! Did I mention smart and fiercely ferocious. Loved the story. Very fast paced, just enough going back in their individual histories to be able to cat...

    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,...

  • Chelsea
    Feb 01, 2018

    "Never cut the drugs--leave them pure. Guns are meant to be shot--keep them loaded. Family is everything--betray them and die." This is a brutal and violent family drama set in the mountains and forests of poverty stricken North County. This is redneck country, where men who rape an...

    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 ...

    Audiobook 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...

    Though it is early yet, sometimes there are novels that surprise me when it comes to the lack of public attention and those that seem to receive more than the novel deserve. Barbed Wire Heart by Tess Sharpe is one of the novels that surprise me when it comes to the lack of publicit...

    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 --TS ...

    LOOK WHAT'S ON NETGALLEY READ NOW it's a morally ambiguous drug dealer girl written by Tess Sharpe herself feat. this COVER REVEAL and overall @ Tess: you're doing amazing sweetie ...

    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 tim...

    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 ...

  • Chelsea
    Apr 22, 2018

    "Never cut the drugs--leave them pure. Guns are meant to be shot--keep them loaded. Family is everything--betray them and die." This is a brutal and violent family drama set in the mountains and forests of poverty stricken North County. This is redneck country, where men who rape an...

    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 ...

    Audiobook 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...

    Though it is early yet, sometimes there are novels that surprise me when it comes to the lack of public attention and those that seem to receive more than the novel deserve. Barbed Wire Heart by Tess Sharpe is one of the novels that surprise me when it comes to the lack of publicit...

    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 --TS ...

    LOOK WHAT'S ON NETGALLEY READ NOW it's a morally ambiguous drug dealer girl written by Tess Sharpe herself feat. this COVER REVEAL and overall @ Tess: you're doing amazing sweetie ...

    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 tim...

    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 ...

    4 Stars! 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 tou...

    The feminist Breaking Bad we all needed. ...

    DNF @ 16% Southern Gothic is my jam and Barbed Wire Heart sounded right up my alley. Of course, when you compare anything to Winter?s Bone I?m even more on board. Harley McKenna?s character did in fact, read a lot like Ree Dolly with her badass nature and overall inability to ...

    4 stars Thank you to NetGalley and Grand Central Publishing for allowing me to read and review this book. This is tale not unlike the Hatfields and McCoys. But in this more contemporary story we have the Springfields and McKennas. Like the Hatfields and McCoys there is no good guys...

    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 fo...

    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 bookwas kindly provided to me by Netgalley and Grand Central Publishing in exchange for an honest review. Thank you! **...

    Damn. If you need some hardcore feminist rage in action--and who doesn't?--this book is GOLD. ...

    I received this book through Goodreads First Reads. Unfortunately, this one didn't do it for me. I think the author had a good idea going, with this book, but it just felt flat to me. I did respect, what the main character was trying to accomplish, but it was marred down by a lot of...

    I read an early manuscript and absolutely loved it. Could not put it down. A feminist Sons of Anarchy - tense, violent and real. But what really carries the book is the relationships. Love in a myriad of forms, some unexpected, some unforgivable. Difficult choices between the future an...

    Thank you NetGalley and Grand Central Publishing for this arc. I loved Harley! Fierce, smart, ferocious, manipulative and stubborn! Did I mention smart and fiercely ferocious. Loved the story. Very fast paced, just enough going back in their individual histories to be able to cat...

    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,...

    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 ...

    4.5 stars Wow. This was. Wow. First things first: this might be on your radar because you loved Far From You (that's why it was on mine!) but it's important to note some things. This isn't gay (i mean, there are some references to side characters being in an m/m relationship and th...

    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. Read my full review on my blog! ...

  • Paromjit
    Feb 23, 2018

    "Never cut the drugs--leave them pure. Guns are meant to be shot--keep them loaded. Family is everything--betray them and die." This is a brutal and violent family drama set in the mountains and forests of poverty stricken North County. This is redneck country, where men who rape an...

  • Elke (BEroyal)
    May 08, 2018

    "Never cut the drugs--leave them pure. Guns are meant to be shot--keep them loaded. Family is everything--betray them and die." This is a brutal and violent family drama set in the mountains and forests of poverty stricken North County. This is redneck country, where men who rape an...

    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 ...

    Audiobook 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...

    Though it is early yet, sometimes there are novels that surprise me when it comes to the lack of public attention and those that seem to receive more than the novel deserve. Barbed Wire Heart by Tess Sharpe is one of the novels that surprise me when it comes to the lack of publicit...

    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 --TS ...

    LOOK WHAT'S ON NETGALLEY READ NOW it's a morally ambiguous drug dealer girl written by Tess Sharpe herself feat. this COVER REVEAL and overall @ Tess: you're doing amazing sweetie ...

    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 tim...

    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 ...

    4 Stars! 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 tou...

    The feminist Breaking Bad we all needed. ...

    DNF @ 16% Southern Gothic is my jam and Barbed Wire Heart sounded right up my alley. Of course, when you compare anything to Winter?s Bone I?m even more on board. Harley McKenna?s character did in fact, read a lot like Ree Dolly with her badass nature and overall inability to ...

    4 stars Thank you to NetGalley and Grand Central Publishing for allowing me to read and review this book. This is tale not unlike the Hatfields and McCoys. But in this more contemporary story we have the Springfields and McKennas. Like the Hatfields and McCoys there is no good guys...

    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 fo...

    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 bookwas kindly provided to me by Netgalley and Grand Central Publishing in exchange for an honest review. Thank you! **...

    Damn. If you need some hardcore feminist rage in action--and who doesn't?--this book is GOLD. ...

    I received this book through Goodreads First Reads. Unfortunately, this one didn't do it for me. I think the author had a good idea going, with this book, but it just felt flat to me. I did respect, what the main character was trying to accomplish, but it was marred down by a lot of...

    I read an early manuscript and absolutely loved it. Could not put it down. A feminist Sons of Anarchy - tense, violent and real. But what really carries the book is the relationships. Love in a myriad of forms, some unexpected, some unforgivable. Difficult choices between the future an...

    Thank you NetGalley and Grand Central Publishing for this arc. I loved Harley! Fierce, smart, ferocious, manipulative and stubborn! Did I mention smart and fiercely ferocious. Loved the story. Very fast paced, just enough going back in their individual histories to be able to cat...

    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,...

    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 ...

    4.5 stars Wow. This was. Wow. First things first: this might be on your radar because you loved Far From You (that's why it was on mine!) but it's important to note some things. This isn't gay (i mean, there are some references to side characters being in an m/m relationship and th...

  • Elise (TheBookishActress)
    Feb 24, 2017

    "Never cut the drugs--leave them pure. Guns are meant to be shot--keep them loaded. Family is everything--betray them and die." This is a brutal and violent family drama set in the mountains and forests of poverty stricken North County. This is redneck country, where men who rape an...

    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 ...

    Audiobook 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...

    Though it is early yet, sometimes there are novels that surprise me when it comes to the lack of public attention and those that seem to receive more than the novel deserve. Barbed Wire Heart by Tess Sharpe is one of the novels that surprise me when it comes to the lack of publicit...

    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 --TS ...

    LOOK WHAT'S ON NETGALLEY READ NOW it's a morally ambiguous drug dealer girl written by Tess Sharpe herself feat. this COVER REVEAL and overall @ Tess: you're doing amazing sweetie ...