Series: Tangled #1
Published by Gallery Books on August 2, 2013
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Romantic Comedy Romance
Source: Self Purchased
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.
Tangled is the first book in the tangled series and I finally got up the courage to grab up this novel. I have had this book on my TBR for the longest time ever, and so I finally grabbed it from KU (and Scribd also carries it if you are a subscriber there too) and I will say that this book was the most unique that I have ever read from Emma Chase. I have really enjoyed this author’s writing style and most especially in how she handles dual POV in the majority of her books but I believe that this is the first time that I have ever picked up a book where its in 1st POV—with the hero’s perspective and boy I LOVED it. I know this is a much harder perspective for authors to write, but seriously I fell in love and it seemed so realistic. And Emma Chase knows how to handle a good flashback scenario. She writes it in such a way that I didn’t mind it at all. So BRAVO Emma Chase.
Tangled begins with our hero, Drew, which starts off with him being sick in his apartment. And he is more heart sick than anything else, because he has fallen hard in love and lost someone special and believes he has lost her forever so he then takes us back down memory lane. So we are taken back four months previous to the beginnings of the first chapter where Drew meets his lovely kickass lady…Katherine Brooks. Their first meeting happens at a club, and Drew is a ladies man, loves sex and isn’t ashamed of his one night stands. But there is one woman that draws his attention, but even though she seems amused by his antics, she is engaged and leaves him and Drew is a bit shocked. He doesn’t ever get turned down. But his shock comes when the sexy woman that he can’t get out of his mind is to work with him on projects for his work. And now he knows that he is trouble because he never ever mixes business with pleasure but Katherine is tempting him. But soon his father and his boss, forces Katherine and Drew to battle each other for certain projects and the war is on. And before either of them realizes it the angst between them turns to passion and fiery love that is never boring. But Drew makes a dreadful mistake and hurts Katherine in the worst way and now Drew knows he must win Katherine back. She is the only woman he could love and doesn’t want to lose her. But who will win this battle?
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.
I actually found this book to be quite amusing from beginning to end. I will mention that the pacing could have been slightly better. The first few pages really get you hooked, but the beginning part of the flashback is written a bit slower than how the book begins, so you do need to stick with it. But I did fall in love with seeing Drew’s perspective and it was so different than I was expecting going into this book. First off this author’s writing style of writing from the male perspective is hilarious and has such a realistic feel to it but I found it so relatable in the small ways. Its quirky and weird and fun. I was fine not having the heroine’s perspective because Emma Chase does a wonderful job in how she styles this story.
Edward Cullen can take his stupid heroine and OD on it. Kate is my own personal brand of Viagra.
There is LOTS of angst, especially in the first meetings between Katherine and Drew and boy these two really hate each other at first and loved the jokes they play on each other just for a job hehe I really couldn’t get enough of seeing what they would do next to each other. Then we see how that hate game that they are playing turns into passion and boy they could make the house burn down with the fiery hot desire they feel for each other. But we see that even though they do great in bed, they have great chemistry and intimacy that develops between them. And then the downfall and misunderstanding happens and yes men are idiots and we see the evidence of that in Drew. He is a flawed human being and he knows it. But he is also devoted to his family, loyal when he chooses and is a fighter. We see the true strength of his character and what he is willing to do to get his girl. Katherine is a badass heroine, she is smart, passionate, strong willed and goes after her dreams. But she has her own vulnerabilities and is all about relationships and doesn’t trust Drew after he hurts her and I like that she sticks with her guns in this book. She knows what she wants and she wants to be treated right and boy she really puts Drew in the ringer for quite a while but I loved seeing all his crazy schemes to get her to open up to him again.
Assume nothing. Even if you think you know everything. Even if you’re sure that you’re right. Get confirmation. That whole “ass” cliché about assuming? It’s right on the money. And if you’re not careful, it could end costing you the best thing that’s ever happen to you
Overall I found Tangled to be a endearing read of laughs, gumption and true love that is a battle but worth the fight!! FANTASTIC!