Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Quick Review: Tangled by Emma Chase

Tangled (Tangled, #1)
Tangled by Emma Chase
(Tangled #1)
August 2, 2013
Gallery Books
254 pages
Genre: Contemporary Romance 18+
(Contains: mature language, explicit sex)
Source: Personal purchase

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.

**This review will be quick, since I read it a while ago, but still want to take the time to review it.**

What I enjoyed about Tangled was getting a story from a man's perspective. Now, I know Drew doesn't represent all men, but it was interesting to see his views as player turned sap as he falls for Kate. Now I'm not a fan of "players" in general, but I will say that Drew as our MC is equally funny and engaging. His humor is also uncomfortable and even disgusting, but he is certainly entertaining as our narrator. He is also somewhat sympathetic as we watch his transition after bring struck down by love. Now I did not feel as tied in to Kate. I didn't feel their connection as strongly and felt like there was something missing with her. But I did enjoy watching their relationship unfold - humor, friendship, sexual tension and all. This was one of those books I was on the fence about reading, but ended up really enjoying it. 


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