Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Review and Giveaway: Tangled by Emma Chase


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.

4.5 star review

If you are looking for a fun, witty and sexy read then Tangled is definitely for you.  This is Emma Chase's debut novel and she did such a wonderful job.

Drew Evans is a sexy, arrogant, pompous ass who thinks he is God's gift to woman and yet I still managed to fall in love with him.  When we first meet Drew he has been holed up at his apartment for the last week with the flu, at least that is what he thinks it is.  His apartment hasn't been cleaned in a week, it stinks, garbage is all over the place and Drew is a complete mess.  That's what the flu will do to you, knock you out, cause you to be sick to your stomach to the point where you can't move and don't care about anything.  The flu will cause a workaholic like Drew to miss a week of work because he just can't seem to get himself out of bed.  Wait is that the flu or is Drew "ladies man" Evans in love? 

Drew has never had any interest in falling in love.  He doesn't do the relationship thing and certainly doesn't do love.  He is a "love em and leave em"  kind of guy and never rides the roller coaster more than once, his words not mine.  But when he meets Kate Brooks at a bar one night he finds himself drawn to her in ways he never knew existed.  But unfortunately for him, Kate is engaged and has no interest in being his next roller coaster ride.  Monday morning comes and Drew finds himself face to face with Kate again, only this time it is in the conference room at work. Kate is one of the newest employees that Drew's father has hired, so after trying to get Kate off his mind the whole weekend he must now try to find a way to work with the woman that he wants, but knows he can't have.  Drew's father assigns them the same account to work on which means getting Kate out of his head will most likely be impossible.  Drew isn't used to being rejected by a woman and when he wants something he usually gets it.  He finds himself falling for Kate and wanting her in more than just a sexual way.  Things between the two of them start to heat up, but Drew being Drew and thinking he knows everything about women manages to screw it up.  Guess what?  Drew may not know as much about women as he thinks he does.  Will Drew be able to cure himself of the flu and get up and fight for love?

"She's all I think about. She's everything I neber thought I wanted. She's not just perfect-She's perfect for me

Drew and Kate were so good together.  I loved Kate's character, she knew how to handle Drew and didn't take his line of crap that most woman would.  But at the same time she wanted him and couldn't deny the physical attraction.  But she also saw the real man beneath the arrogance.  I have to say that I loved Drew.  Yes, he was arrogant and there were those "Oh my god I cannot believe he just said that" moments.  But some of the things he said were just so outrageous that you couldn't help but laugh and smile at his comments.  You also begin to see that deep down below the surface, there is a sweet and romantic side of Drew Evans.  I think that Kate was a perfect match for Drew and definitely made him work for it in the end, which is not something that he is used to doing.  Two things in life that Drew Evans hadn't experienced before, were rejection and love, until Kate Brooks came along. 

"Fine's a funny word, dont' you think?.........How many men have told their girlfriends, "You look fine," when they really mean , "You need to go back to the gym and work out-a lot."  It's the universal way of saying we're just peachy-when we're really anything but."

Tangled is told from Drew's POV, but what I loved the most is the unique way that the author told the story.  It felt like you were sitting in your den watching a tape of The Drew Evan's Story while he narrated it all.  With him pausing at certain moments, and suddenly going off on some tangent about a past memory or his theories on life and woman.  He takes you on the journey that was his life for the past four months and gives the reader an inside look as to how he found the woman of his dreams and fell in love, and how he ended up on his couch for 7 days with the "flu". Drew may have been arrogant, and pompous and even obnoxious at times, but deep down he had a good heart and made up for it all in the end.  The relationship that he has with his niece was adorable and comical at the same time.  It made you love him that much more.  I love Drew and Kate's story and I know you will to.   Emma Chase did such a wonderful job with this story and connecting the reader to the characters.  I look forward to more from Ms. Chase in the future. 

I received an advanced copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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