Tangled by Emma Chase

June 17, 2013 Adrienne's Reviews, Reviews 0 ★★★★★

This book may be unsuitable for readers under 17 years of age due to sexual content, drug and alcohol use, suicide, and/or violence.
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Tangled by Emma Chase
Series: Tangled #1
Published by Omnific Publishing on May 20, 2013
Genres: Adult Fiction, Contemporary, Contemporary Romance, Erotica, Humor, New Adult, Romance
Pages: 240
Format: eBook
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Drew Evans is a winner. Handsome and arrogant, he makes multimillion dollar business deals and seduces New York’s most beautiful women with just a smile. He has loyal friends and an indulgent family. So why has he been shuttered in his apartment for seven days, miserable and depressed?

He’ll tell you he has the flu.

But we all know that’s not really true.

Katherine Brooks is brilliant, beautiful and ambitious. She refuses to let anything - or anyone - derail her path to success. When Kate is hired as the new associate at Drew’s father’s investment banking firm, every aspect of the dashing playboy’s life is thrown into a tailspin. The professional competition she brings is unnerving, his attraction to her is distracting, his failure to entice her into his bed is exasperating.

Then, just when Drew is on the cusp of having everything he wants, his overblown confidence threatens to ruin it all. Will he be able untangle his feelings of lust and tenderness, frustration and fulfillment? Will he rise to the most important challenge of his life?

Can Drew Evans win at love?

Tangled is not your mother’s romance novel. It is an outrageous, passionate, witty narrative about a man who knows a lot about women…just not as much as he thinks he knows. As he tells his story, Drew learns the one thing he never wanted in life, is the only thing he can’t live without.

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I was looking for something different.  I needed a change.  The other books seemed so dull.  Been there done that.  Not that they weren’t good because they were.  But I just needed something different to brighten up my reading.  You know like when you really want something sweet and you remember there was ice cream in the freezer.  But you also know that if the kids know it’s there then it will be gone fast?  But you go and look anyway already defeated only to find that it’s actually in there!  It’s a small scoop but you get excited anyway cause…well…it’s the ice cream you were looking for.  Or how about when you go through the drive thru and get home to find extra fries!  Sigh….love when I get extra fries.  Well that’s what this book was for me.  Yup extra fries.  It was just that awesome.  I even thought about licking my fingers afterwards.  LOL seriously….

DREW

I can’t even think of one word to describe him.  He was arrogant, self-centered, egotistical, cynical, over bearing at times and smart as hell too.  He said it like it is and held nothing back.  I think I love him.  Here’s an example:

“Come on-are you going to tell me you never imagined that it was Brad Pitt sticking it to you instead of your beer-bellied husband? That’s what I thought.”

He’s a genius and unfortunately for us he’s also fictitious.  Life sucks.

I found his flu hilarious.  The idea that he had the flu or what made him think it was the flu.  LOL priceless.  It really was like a train wreck but a good one.  Is that even possible?  I wanted no needed to know more about his screwed up thinking.  This poor poor yet sweet and adorable man.  His problem?

He fell in love.

That’s it and it spirals his entire life out of control.  He didn’t bargain on love.  He’s the love them and leave them type.  The one night stand if they even make it to a bedroom.  No Drew was not made to fall in love.  He wasn’t looking for it.  Didn’t expect it.  Wasn’t sure he even wanted it.

I’ve never read a book quite like this one.  Being entirely narrated by the lead character.  Plus it was a guy’s pov all the way and I love that too.  Here’s more of Drew:

“I should have known then that it was too good to be true. The best things usually are: Santa Claus, the male G-spot, heaven-the list is endless”.

Drew learns a tough lesson in this book.  You’ll have to read it to find out what it is.  The change though is remarkable and sweet and funny and I was totally swooning in the end.

It made my heart happy.

I loved the way it ended.  Reminded me of MTV Cribs where they tell you to just get the hell out of their houses.

More Drew:

“My office door slams open, leaving a dent in the drywall. Here we go. “You are driving me crazy!” Her cheeks are flushed, her breathing’s fast, and she’s got murder in her eyes. Beautiful. I raise my brows hopefully. “Crazy? Like you want to rip my shirt open again?” “No. Crazy like the itch of a yeast infection that just won’t go away.” I flinch. Can’t help it. I mean-Christ.”

I feel like I could quote this book forever but then you wouldn’t need to read it.

“I don’t know. Do you speak anything besides Asshole?” I pinch the bridge of my nose. I feel an aneurysm coming on.”

Okay I’m done for real this time.  No more quotes.  I promise.  Go forth and read.  Tell me what you thought.  I hope you like it as much as I did.

Okay maybe just one more!

“Mackenzie raises her hand proudly. “I have a bagina.” I smirk.

“Yes you do sweetheart.  And someday, it’s gonna help you rule the world.”

“Johnny Fitzgerald has a penis.  He say his penis is better than my bagina.”

“Johnny Fitzgerald’s an idiot.  Vaginas beat penises every time.  They’re like kryptonite.  Penises are defenseless against them.”

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About Emma Chase

By day, Emma Chase is a devoted wife and mother who resides in a small town in New Jersey. By night she is a keyboard crusader, toiling away the hours to bring her colorful characters and their endless antics to life. She has a long standing love/hate relationship with caffeine.

Emma is an avid reader. Before her children were born she was known to consume whole books in a single day. Writing has also always been a passion and with the 2013 release of her debut romantic comedy, Tangled, the ability to now call herself an author is nothing less than a dream come true.

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