Tied by Emma Chase
Published by Gallery Books on October 7, 2014
Genres: Adult Fiction, Contemporary Romance, Erotica, Humor, New Adult, Romance
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In the fourth sexy romance by the New York Times bestselling author of Tangled and Twisted, Drew and Kate can’t wait to tie the knot—if they can survive the pre-wedding festivities.
For most of my life, I never imagined I’d get married. But Kate did the impossible: she changed me. I think we can all agree I was pretty frigging awesome before, but now I’m even better.
The road to this day wasn’t all rainbows and boners. There were mistakes and misunderstandings worthy of a Greek tragedy. But Kate and I made it through with our inexhaustible lust, boundless admiration, and everlasting love for one another intact.
That being said, there were some unexpected incidents in Vegas last weekend that could have been a problem. It was kind of... my final test.
I know what you’re thinking—what the hell did you do this time? Relax. Let’s not judge, or call for my castration, until you've heard the whole story.
And hold on tight, because you’re in for a wild ride. Did you expect anything less?
THIS! This is storytelling at it’s best! I can’t think of another book couple that has not only captured my heart, but made me laugh, cringe, swoon, and cry big ugly tears, more times than I can count. I fell in love with Drew Evans within the first few sentences of Tangled and even though I find him infuriating and infuriatingly funny, I love him even more after finishing Tied. As for Kate Brooks, well I love her just as much simply because she’s the perfect match for Drew. She compliments his personality, she matches him in wit, exuding grace and charm. She is the yin to his yang for sure. Now that I’m finished reading Tied, I can’t but think this was our reward. Just like Drew and Kate, we stuck by them, living their story with them. It wouldn’t have been right to just end with them getting together and fading to black. We needed to see this through to the very end. The end of the altar that is.
Tied is the final curtain. It’s the end of the road, a story that has led through thick and thin to what we all hoped was a forgone conclusion, a wedding. Drew and Kate finally say “I do” but first they have to celebrate. The dreaded bachelor/bachelorette party. Drew, Kate, and all their friends go to Vegas for one last hurrah before the big day. There are so many funny moments, in true Drew style, you’ll find yourself laughing out loud and even wiping away a few tears. I’m still in awe of Emma and her ability to write a character as amazing as Drew Evans. She has managed to create the perfectly imperfect man. The men love him, the women love him, the kids love him, and I love him lol. Drew with his huge ego and enormous personality leap from the pages. I can’t even imagine someone not loving him. Actually I love all the characters. They’ve become friends or so I’d like to think. I want to know what they’re up to, make sure they’re okay. I want good things to happen for them. I can’t wait to hear their stories. I Revel in the their achievements, become disappointed with their poor choices, and swell with pride when I see them learn from mistakes. OMG I sound like their MOM! But that’s exactly what Emma Chase’s writing does for the reader. It envelopes you, takes your hand, guides you to a seat front and center and totally entertains you!
So the crew finds themselves in Vegas where as you can imagine debauchery ensues. There are loads of all kinds of juicy badness like, sex toys, fistfights, tons of alcohol, strippers galore, even a cat fight starring none other than Kate! Speaking of which, my favorite line in the entire book comes from Kate.
“His dick is a compass, and I’m due north–it only points at me.”
I know its totally out of context but when you get to that part you’ll be cheering like I was. Sigh….great moment. Tied was just as much fun as all the other books in the series. But I’d be lying if I said I was happy to see it end. I’m going to seriously miss me some Drew and Kate. Especially Drew. I could read a book in his pov any day, every day. I’m sorry to say goodbye and I can’t wait to revisit them again one day soon.
“The road to this day wasn’t all rainbows and boners. there were some potholes–mistakes–and misunderstandings worthy of a Greek fucking tragedy. But we made it through those times with our inexhaustible lust, boundless admiration, and everlasting love for one another intact.” – Drew Evans
At the end of the day all I can say is, Emma Chase is a phenomenal storyteller. I can’t wait to see what else she has in store for her readers. I look forward to falling in love all over again with a new story and new characters. I’m secretly hoping she can top Drew Evans! No pressure!
*A copy of this book was kindly provided by the author in exchange for an honest review*