Barbed Wire Heart

Barbed Wire Heart Review

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


Harley McKenna is the only child of North County's biggest criminal. Duke McKenna's run more guns, cooked more meth, and killed more men than anyone around. Harley's been working for him since she was sixteen--collecting debts, sweet-talking her way out of trouble, and dreading the day he'd deem her ready to rule the rural drug empire he's built.

Her time's run out. The Springfields, her family's biggest rivals, are moving in. Years ago, they were responsible for her mother's death, and now they're coming for Duke's only weak spot: his daughter.

With a bloody turf war threatening to consume North County, Harley is forced to confront the truth: that her father's violent world will destroy her. Duke's raised her to be deadly--he never counted on her being disloyal. But if Harley wants to survive and protect the people she loves, she's got to take out Duke's operation and the Springfields.

Blowing up meth labs is dangerous business, and getting caught will be the end of her, but Harley has one advantage: She is her father's daughter. And McKennas always win.

Title:Barbed Wire Heart

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  • Paromjit

    "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 forest...

  • Magdalena aka A Bookaholic Swede

    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...

  • Eric

    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 ...

  • Elise (TheBookishActress)

    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...

  • Tess Sharpe

    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 ...

  • Brooke

    4 riveting starsBoy 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, br...

  • Chelsea

    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...

  • Meredith B

    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...

  • Bonnie

    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 i...

  • Ashley Blake

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