Tangled by Emma Chase

Posted November 5, 2014 by The Book & Alcohol Girls in Book Reviews / 1 Comment

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Tangled Book Cover Tangled
Emma Chase
Contemporary Romance
Gallery Books
August 2, 2013

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.


Our Take on It

“Newsflash ladies: We can’t read your thoughts and frankly I’m not entirely sure I’d want to. The female mind is a scary place to be.” 

On the very first page we meet Drew Evans. He is in the restroom of a nightclub and he is receiving “attention” from a busty redhead. He is crass and a disgusting male pig. And I love him. Finally, an honest man. He is hot, wealthy and extremely spoiled. He knows it, embraces it and is not one bit ashamed. He is only interested in women for one night stands. Hell, one hour stands are even better. Women are too complicated for him. He likes things simple in his life and is so used to getting his way that anything more would require too much work. 

“Edward Cullen can take his stupid heroine and OD on it. Kate is my personal brand of Viagra” 

Enter Kate Brooks. She is smart, beautiful, ambitious and his newest coworker. And she is also totally engaged. Of course this only makes Drew want her more. She is a challenge, but again Drew is so used to getting what he wants that he never even entertains the thought of her being unattainable. Sure she is attracted to him, but she wants to remain professional and faithful. She is also aware of Drew’s reputation, and knows that he is only interested in one thing. Their close working environment makes the sexual tension build even faster. 

Having a male narrator is pure genius. It is validation to women about the way men think. Drew is completely honest with his thoughts. So much of his thoughts and actions are driven by sex. I laughed out loud at his brazen honesty. To be able to put so much humor and heart into a romance novel was fantastic. And Kate is completely his female counterpart. She sees through his charm and bullshit, and gives it right back to him. Of course this is what eventually makes Drew realize that he wants more from Kate than just an hour of her time.

I loved everything about this book: Drew’s honesty, his relationships with his friends and family, his interactions with women, all of it. The fact is that he was just an extremely sexual and spoiled man, and aware of it. He is not broken; no childhood trauma caused him to seek out sex as his medication. He is simply hot and privileged and unashamed. The build up of their relationship was great. Yes, he was immediately attracted to her, but he did not have some innate need to be with her, their relationship grows and evolves. 

“Sex doesn’t get old. Not if you’re doing it right” 

Oh and the sex scenes are great! Drew is such a man. Even in his crass moments he makes you want him. You are just wishing that you could be one of his one hour stands. You would be willing to part with your first born to be Kate. The sexual tension and build up between them is unparalleled. By the time these two get together, you already know what he is capable of. Drew is going to ruin Kate in the best possible way. Of course, she ruins him right back. I cannot wait to read more of their story in Twisted!

5 very blazing hot stars and bottle of smooth bourbon! Enjoy!

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