Review: Tangled by Emma Chase

Happy Tuesday!  My review today is one that I’m excited to post.  I really loved this book and I will be lucky enough to meet Emma Chase on Saturday.  Her book, Tangled, was witty, fresh and unique in its narrator.  I know you will love this book the moment you open the book.  As always keep reading after the book blurb for my full review.   I hope you all have had a great beginning to your week.

18297707Book Blurb:

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


We meet Drew when he is home sick with the flu.  Well, that’s at least what he says at first.  But, Drew begins to tell us a very different story.  It all begins with his usual trolling for women at bars.  When he encounters this beautiful girl he is entranced and feels this is his next lay.  Unfortunately for him she turns him down flat and he moves on to the next easy girl.  The next day as Drew is going over his previous nights escapades with his colleagues he meets the new associate his father hired, Katherine Brooks.  He is floored when he realizes this is the girl who turned him down the night before. Katherine and Drew are thrown together as both competitors and partners.  Unfortunately, that only fans the flames between them.  When they eventually come together the ending isn’t as happy as either would like it to be.  But, Drew refuses to sit back and get anything but the happy ending he deserves.  The question is if Katherine is willing to forgive his multitude of sins and let him have things his way.

I adored this book.  It was such a refreshing take on a romance novel.  With this story being told so very blatantly from the male lead’s perspective it was unique and fresh.  Drew is one character that won’t be leaving me anytime soon.  It takes quite a talent to write what the male psyche holds.  Most of us have no idea what is going on and with Drew he confirmed what we all know…all they think about is sex.  I think one of my favorite parts about this story was that Drew was very plain in his speech and very unapologetic.  That being said made the dialogue and his inner dialogue so hilarious.  Now that I have gushed about our hot male lead I can’t forget our heroine, Katherine.  The was a wonderful foil for Drew.  It was like they were opposite sides of the same coin.  She was definitely a strong female character that refused to just fall to Drew’s feet.  The story of these two is such an instant classic almost like a pairing out of a Jane Austen novel.  But, you wouldn’t ever find some of the things Drew says, describes or does in Pride and Prejudice or Emma.  Overall,  this is definitely one I will be recommending to all my friends and I can’t wait to pick up the next book with Katherine and Drew, Twisted.


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