Tangled by Emma Chase (Tangled #1)
Published August 2nd 2013 by Gallery Books
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
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.
Can I just say that I absolutely love this book. Emma Chase is the queen of rom coms in my opinion. Her writing style is so compelling, and her characters are fun to read about, and each one of her books is the perfect blend of witty banter, steamy scenes, and full on fluffy romance.
The book is told from the POV of Drew Evans. I love Drew, oh my god. He’s snarky, funny, and reliable with the laaaaadieeees (subtle Hamilton reference cause why not). He’s a womanizer and goes from one girl to another without an afterthought. He’s great at his job and he loves what he does. Kate is sexy, smart, strong, beautiful, and is just as good as Drew in their field that she often competes with Drew for clients. They’re both stubbornly competitive and could get really childish trying to one-up each other.
The story essentially follows the trope of the the playboy meeting a girl who’s different from all the others, who will be the one to make him change his ways. But I assure you, this book doesn’t even feel like a cliche. There’s that love-hate relationship that is so fun to read about. And the humor, oh my god. I was giggling so much for the most part.
I’d have to point out that I love Drew’s narration on this book. Not only getting to see his thoughts on certain things, but also the breaking of the fourth wall to make it more interactive to the readers. He even included analogies to further explain his points, which was really cool.
You ever watch Animal Planet? Women are kind of like a herd of elephants. They stick together for protection. And if one senses danger? They all stampede.
The presence of their friends and family as part of the story instead of being background characters is great. I loved them all – Delores, Matthew, Steven, Alexandra, even Mackenzie!
Overall, I love love love this book. Reading and rereading it was a fun ride, and this whole series is just really awesome! Go grab a copy and read this if you haven’t yet. This book lives up to the hype, I swear!