Tangled by Emma Chase
Genres: New Adult, Romance, Contemporary.
When rich, handsome, and arrogant meets beautiful, brilliant, and ambitious, things are bound to get tangled
Drew Evans makes multimillion-dollar business deals and seduces New York’s most beautiful women with just a smile. 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.
When Katherine Brooks 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.
How can one woman turn a smooth-talking player into a broken, desperate man? By making the one thing he never wanted in life the only thing he can’t live without.
Book Review ~ ‘Tangled’ by Emma Chase – 5 Stars!
I cannot remember the last time that I have laughed so much at a book! I’m a soft touch when it comes to romance, and before I read ‘Tangled’ I had found myself leaning towards more emotional stories, but Emma Chase just drew me in to this story (pun intended) and showed me that contemporary romance can still be emotional even when you’re laughing your head off!
‘Tangled’ is the perfect ‘laugh-out-loud’ book and I knew as soon as I read the first chapter from Drew’s point of view that I was in for a treat. Emma Chase nailed Drew’s character, and I loved his internal monologues, and how perfectly ‘guy-like’ they were. When Kate entered the scene, a fiery, determined, career-driven woman, I howled at their sarcastic banter and the serious competition they gave each other to prove their worth and land the coveted client. Kate was the best heroine ever, and seeing how she completely wiped the floor with Drew, from drew’s point of view no less, was priceless!
I really liked the set-up of this novel, especially how it jumps from the present to the past and then catches up again. Seeing just how hopeless Drew is when it comes to women, and understanding their feelings was both hilarious and endearing. Just seeing him lay around moping, after we’re shown why he is hidden away with man-flu, and how it is his sister that has to beat some sense into him is something that will have women everywhere despairing.
I laughed and cried when Drew began his attempts to win Kate back, and despite the humour that was a crucial ingredient to Drew and Kate’s journey, I never once felt that the emotion and love behind their relationship wasn’t implicated enough. Emma Chase did a wonderful job at combining the witty banter and humour with an emotional undertone that showed just how much Kate and Drew love each other.
A fun, heartwarming read, Tangled is easily a 5 Star read, and I can’t wait to read more of these two characters.
*Review copy was kindly provided by ‘The Hot Bed, UK’ in exchange for an honest review*