Author: Emma Chase
Series: Tangled #1
Published by: Gallery Books
Publication Date: August 2, 2013
Drew Evans is handsome and arrogant, he makes multimillion dollar business deals and seduces New York’s most beautiful women with just a smile. 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. 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.
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. As he tells his story, Drew learns the one thing he never wanted in life, is the only thing he can’t live without.
I friggin’ love Tangled! You know what I love about it? Everything! This is yet another book that I got so much more than I was expecting. This book was hilarious! I can confidently say that it will make a couple of my top ten lists this year: favorite couple, favorite male character, favorite read in general … yeah, this baby rocked!
Drew is a riot. He’s a hot shot investment banker who loves his job, it’s his number one priority. The story is told by him in narrative style, and I can’t even tell you how much I enjoyed that. It starts out with Drew isolating himself in his apartment because he has the “flu”, or that’s what he tells himself anyway. Truth is, Drew is feeling something he’s never experienced before – heartbreak. Then we are swept back four months so we can see just how Drew got in that predicament. I absolutely loved his take on everything, no matter how crude and blunt he got. In fact, that was one of my favorite things about him, especially since it was so damn funny.
The chemistry between Drew and Kate was off the charts. Oh, but there is no insta-love here. Well, Drew wants to insta-f—k, but things don’t go quite the way he wanted. They wind up becoming office “enemies”, and it is extremely entertaining. The relationship is something that happens over time, taking us on their rollercoaster of love. Was that corny? I can’t help it, that’s what it felt like. In the best way possible!
Secondary characters were an absolute blast. Delores … gosh I love that woman. She is one scary lady who will put a dude’s balls in a vice grip without a second thought, and boy is it funny. Alexandra, Drew’s sister, is another force to be reckoned with. The women in this book certainly are no push-overs; even Drew’s 4-year-old niece, who has him wrapped around her little finger. I love the wisdom he bestows on her. I got a huge kick out of all the guys too.
I am so glad I gave Tangled a chance, because I would’ve missed out on one fantastic read. Seriously, do not pass up this book! Once you do read it (you better!), make sure to read the novella that follows this book.
You know on TV when there’s one of those awkward, shocking moments and all you hear are the crickets in the background?
Well chirp fucking chirp…this is one of those moments.
It makes me want to kiss her and strangle her at the same time. I’ve never been into S&M. But I’m beginning to see its benefits.
Good guys are boring. You need a little bad to keep things fun. And nice guys? Nice guys have something to hide.
Jeffrey Dahmer’s neighbors thought he was a nice guy. Until they found those heads in his freezer
God, she’s beautiful. I mean, look at her. She’s like a volcano going off—fierce and fiery and breathtaking. If she doesn’t find a way to ugly herself down, I’m going to be spending an awful lot of time pissing her off. Which might not be such a bad thing in the end. Angry sex is awesome.