Galley Review: Tangled by Emma Chase

The below review is intended for mature audiences only. There may be content or language not suitable for anyone under the age of 18.

18297707Tangled by Emma Chase

Published August 2, 2013 by Gallery Books

254 pages

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.

My Thoughts

“It’s simple guy logic: If a woman is angry? It means she cares. If you’re in a relationship and a chick can’t even be bothered to yell at you? You’re screwed. Indifference is a woman’s kiss of death. It’s the equivalent of a man not interested in sex. In either case—it’s over. You’re done.” 

I was not expecting to be literally wetting myself when I agreed to review this book! But that is exactly what happened! Drew Evans is hilarious and if I didn’t know any better I would have thought that a man created him. His sense of logic about women cracks me up! Drew is your typical arrogant, handsome, rich, playboy bachelor. He is very good at his job and believes that he knows everything there is about women…until he actually falls for one. And what he does to get her back is so funny, it literally had me in stitches! 

“Newsflash, ladies: We can’t read your thoughts. And frankly, I’m not entirely sure I’d want to. The female mind is a scary place to be.” 

Kate has just been hired at Drew’s father’s firm. She is smart and nothing will stand in her way of success. So when Mr. Drew Evans himself comes onto her in a bar, she secretly does not let him know whom she is. And he has no idea that he will be shocked Monday morning at the office. What he cannot understand though is why his charm didn’t work on her when it always does?

“The point is, when you ask, “What do you want for dinner?” we’re thinking about screwing you on the kitchen counter. When you’re telling us about the sappy film you watched with your girlfriends last week, we’re thinking about the porno we saw on cable last night. When you show us the designer shoes you bought on sale, we’re thinking how nice they would look on our shoulders.

I just thought you’d want to know. Don’t shoot the messenger” 

Sparks start to fly in a friendly office competition on whom will get the account. Kate or Drew? Kate stands her ground and there are times that I wanted to kick Drew in the you know where! But, it made for awesome reading when the competition was heated and these two didn’t know whether they wanted to jump in the sack or beat the hell out of each other. 

“My office door slams open, leaving a dent in the drywall.
Here we go.
“You are driving me crazy!”
Her cheeks are flushed, her breathing’s fast, and she’s got murder in her eyes.
I raise my brows hopefully. “Crazy? Like you want to rip my shirt open again?”
“No. Crazy like the itch of a yeast infection that just won’t go away.”
I flinch. Can’t help it.
I mean—Christ.” 

Some of my favorite parts of the book were with Drew’s niece, Mackenzie. He was so sweet with her and that little girl had him wrapped around her finger. This brought out his softer side and I enjoyed very much getting a glimpse of him this way.

“Mackenzie raises her hand proudly. “I have a bagina.” 
I smirk. “Yes, you do sweetheart. And someday, it’s gonna help you rule the world.” 

So ladies, I insist that you either grab your kindle or race to your local book store and pick this book up! You will not be disappointed! We could all take some advice from Drew and learn what is floating around in a guy’s head!!! I cannot rave enough about this book and the next book, Twisted, comes out this month! It is from Kate’s POV and picks up 2 years after Tangled. I am super excited hear what Kate has to say because she is such a strong female and also to see more Drew!

 “No man wants to fuck a skeleton—and nibbling crackers and water like a prisoner of war at dinner isn’t attractive. It just makes us think about what a cranky bitch you’re going to be later on because you’re starving. If a guy’s into you? A cheeseburger deluxe is not going to scare him away. And if he’s not? Ingesting all the greens on Peter Cottontail’s farm isn’t going to change that, trust me.” 



*Thank you to Gallery books for the galley of this book!

h. Lee

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