Published by Gallery Books on March 25, 2014
Genres: Adult Fiction, Contemporary Romance, Erotica, New Adult, Romance
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Falling in love is easy. Staying in love is hard. In this heart-pounding follow-up to Tangled by New York Times bestseller Emma Chase, Kate reveals that there is trouble in paradise, when unexpected circumstances force her and Drew to "renegotiate" their relationship.
There are two kinds of people in the world. The ones who look first, and the ones who leap. I’ve always been more of a looker. Cautious. A planner. That changed after I met Drew Evans. He was so persistent. So sure of himself—and of me.
But not all love stories end happily ever after. Did you think Drew and I were going to ride off into the sunset? Join the club. Now I have to make a choice; the most important of my life. Drew already made his—in fact, he tried to decide for the both of us. But you know that’s just not my style. So I came back to Greenville, Ohio, alone. Well, sort of alone...
What I've come to realize is that old habits die hard, and sometimes you have to go back to where you began before you can move ahead.
DREW IS BACK!
Well sort of…Twisted by Emma Chase is book two in the Tangled series and told from Kate’s pov.
Before you get upset, because like me, we all LOVE Drew, it was important for this story to be told from Kate’s pov. Very important. So important that I’m positive the same story could not be told from Drew’s pov. You wouldn’t feel the same after reading it.
So here’s the deal, Emma Chase has proven that she can write. Just look at Tangled. If I didn’t know any better I would have thought a man wrote that book. Very few books have made me laugh so hard. Come to think of it, very few books have heroes that make me fall in love with them. I love Drew. There is no other character like him, he’s so real. So very very real lol. Too real sometimes, but that’s also what makes him so funny. Let me come back to Twisted though since that’s why we’re here. Emma Chase wrote an outstanding sequel/follow up with Twisted. She kept true to the tone of the story. She kept true to her tone of writing. Hard to explain what I’m saying if you haven’t read it. Let me see. You know how in Tangled Drew spoke to us? The same thing happens in Twisted. Kate speaks directly to you the reader. Some may thing that was reserved only for Drew and that this somehow takes away from the story but I disagree. I think it helps keep the continuity between the two stories.
Kate’s story really needed to be told in order for us to get the whole picture of their relationship. It’s naive of us to think that any relationship rides off into the sunset with rainbows and unicorns floating about. Relationships are fluid and stupid things happen all the time. Some are harder to overcome than others. Twisted is a great example of a relationship overcoming a big ole hurdle. A game changer no matter how you look at it. Hurdles can only be over come if there’s open, respectful communication. This often isn’t the case with couples and is evident in Twisted.
In my opinion, Kate and Drew couldn’t move forward until certain things took place. We all know that Drew is just one big giant man child who really needs to grow up. And we know that Kate had some very obvious unfinished business with Billy. He will always be an obstacle as far as Drew is concerned. Those things needed to be dealt with and in order for the happy couple to truly ride off into that sunset they both had to come to terms with those obstacles, even if that meant hitting rock bottom.
Kate and Drew’s rock bottom is a really bad place.
Obstacles in relationships can be very cathartic. You know when you both finally get to a mutual point, baring your souls, stripped down naked, with every laid out before one another. Only then can you really move forward, with love, sincerity, respect, and trust. Twisted handles many obstacles in Kate and Drew’s relationship and it’s how they’re handled that makes Emma Chase’s writing style stand apart from many others. Even in the really dark moments, she gives you humor and clarity.
So even though there’s a lot more angst in Twisted, there’s also many hilarious moments, head shaking moments, and most definitely sexy moments. I found myself breezing though this story in a matter of maybe three hours top. And as always, I was sad to see it end. The epilogue by the way, BEST EVER!! I think the epilogue alone made all the angst on the prior pages worth it.
I look forward to seeing what else Ms. Chase has in store for us!
*A copy of this book was kindly provided by the author in exchange for an honest review*