Title: Tangled (Tangled #1)
Author: Emma Chase
Published: August 2nd 2013 by Gallery Books
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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Yet another book by Emma Chase that made me adore her as an author. I’ve read this as part of my weekly articles for Moody Melon and I can tell you right from the start that I loved it so much, despite all the issues that the reviewer in me cannot overlook.
Drew is the best at what he does. He has put so much of his time and talent in working for his father’s company, but, when competition comes along, his ego is hurt. Even more so when said competition is smokin’ hot. Since we don’t mix work with pleasure, he’ll have to “keep it in check”. Hmm… time for an exception to the rule, maybe. And so does our race start. Which one of them can close a major deal first? How fast will Kate give in to Drew’s charm?
“Tangled” made me laugh so much. I absolutely savored all the chapters and I got so tangled (pun intended) into the story that I completely forgot about the imperfections here and there. We have cute banter and a hate to love relationship. There is the feeling of betrayal and amending for mistakes. Drew is always looking for a challenge and Kate is that for him, until he falls victim of his own games. Kate is in a relationship already and not interested in infidelity. Everything seems to be so complicated, like most affairs of the heart are.
As a reviewer, I have to mention that this is not a perfect book. Starting with Drew’s decision to keep everything professional which is easily forgotten especially toward the end where there are several (I would say) embarrassing scenes at the office. His feelings for Kate seem to be clarified too fast and in general the conflict resolutions happen too fast.
Still, considering how much fun I had reading it, I cannot give less than 4 stars. I am well aware that I am judging this with emotions, not reason, but hey, reading’s supposed to be mostly emotional, at least my kind of reading.
If you want to read more of my thought on “Tangled” by Emma Chase, head over to the article on Moody Melon magazine, where I’ve originally posted the review. Until next time, happy reading!
About The Author
Emma Chase is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of romance filled with humor, heat and heart. Her books have been published in over 20 languages and the film adaptation of Tangled, Emma’s iconic enemies-to-lovers rom-com, was recently released by Passionflix.
Emma lives happily-ever-after in New Jersey with her husband, two children, and two adorable, misbehaving dogs.