REVIEW: Tangled (Tangled #1) by Emma Chase

Title: Tangled

Author: Emma Chase

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Purchase: Amazon

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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.

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Tangled is a breath of fresh air. I have read romance books before but never a romance book in the point of view of a guy. At first I was skeptical, will it work? I am used to love stories being told in the female first person or third person point of view but never have I encountered a book told in the male first person point of view. And surprisingly, it did work! And I love this novel so much. It’s unique, different, out of the box.

See that dashing, charming, oh-so-hot young man right there? That’s Drew Evans. He’s got everything, from hot girls falling to his feet to being the MVP of the company his working for to a loving family. He was living the dream. Everything he wants is within reach. And then Kate Brooks comes in. An attractive brunette who, unlike other women, can resist his charm. It doesn’t take a genius to figure out they fall in love with each other. But Drew being the idiot that he is– let me borrow one of his famous lines here– tucked it up. Blew it to smithereens. And now he is doing everything to get Kate back.

Drew Evans is a player, a self-absorbed bastard, an asshole in every sense of the word. What? Why are you looking at me like that? He said it himself.

These things are more than enough for you to hate him, right? But you know what? I don’t hate him at all, in fact I love him to bits. He’s straight forward, a realist. He doesn’t mince word and he doesn’t sugar-coat shit. And that’s fine. Great, even.

I like his outlook on life, his philosophy and determination. Even if he’s well-off he doesn’t slack off when it comes to his work. And he’s a go getter, just the qualities I like in a man.

I am all about self-determination. Will. Control. I determine my path in life. I decide my failures and successes. Screw fate. Destiny can kiss my ass. If I want something badly enough, I can have it. If I focus, sacrifice, there is nothing I can’t do.

Take chances. Don’t be afraid to lay it on the line. Even if you’re happy. Even if you think life is freaking perfect.

Ever heard of the expression, “the more you hate, the more you love?” In this novel, it’s so true and I enjoy Kate and Brook’s rivalry. Don’t expect to cry when you read this, instead prepare yourself for a hilarious read that will surely have you in stitches.

“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.”

Chase captured the way men think and I enjoyed every bit of Drew’s narration. And it was interesting to know that Drew thinks of romance as soft porn. That made me laugh out loud.

I like how Chase presented the story from a male POV and gives us advices from a man’s point of view and I think it’s a great style in presenting a story.

If you’re a sucker for a mix of romance and comedy just like me then I highly recommend this book. Plus, a second book is coming soon, it was confirmed by the author herself. Drew has a blog too, you might want to check it out.

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7 thoughts on “REVIEW: Tangled (Tangled #1) by Emma Chase

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  2. Hey! I finished reading this last night! I cannot even express my love for this book! I am such a sucker for chemistry and witty remarks! Love it! Thank God I saw your blog, otherwise, I wouldn’t be able to know and read this!! 😉 xoxo

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