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.
I’m kind of apprehensive to tell you how many stars I’d like to give this book. I’ve gone 5 star crazy lately and y’all are going to stop believing me soon because hell, who gives 5 stars out like they’re candy on Halloween?! Uh, apparently I do – at least in the month of May. I can’t in good conscience give Tangled anything less than 5 stars. It’s laugh out loud funny and hilariously entertaining. I don’t think anyone can write from the male POV quite like Emma Chase. What can I say?! She has one hell of a gift.
Have I mentioned that I love the way Emma writes? No? Well, I do. The story is told in such a way that it makes you feel like scrooge when he visits his past, present and future selves in A Christmas Carol. You’re kind of like that little creeper looking on from afar as Drew spills his guts. It’s almost as if you’re a silent participant in the story.
When you first meet up with Drew he’s lying on his own filth claiming to have “the flu.” It’s actually more of a broken heart, but what man wants to admit that? Obviously not this one. Figuring that we need a little back story, Drew begins where all stories should begin- the beginning. He’s kind of a player. I say kind of because he’s up front with the women he’s with. He doesn’t try to sugar coat things or promise them more than a night. He’s strictly a wham-bam-thank-you-ma’am kind of man; until he stumbles upon a sexy, petite, brunette at REM, a local night club. She’s drop dead gorgeous and laughs off his every advance. Oh, did I mention she’s engaged?
When Drew wants something he goes for it and Kate is exactly what he wants. After letting her go at REM, Drew is called into a meet and greet with the new hire at his company. Uh huh, you guessed it; that new hire is Kate. Yes, that Kate – the one from the club. You would think that Drew would give up. Who wants to mix work and pleasure? Isn’t there a law against that somewhere? I’m telling you now, nothing stops this man. He was raised a spoiled brat and is used to getting his way. It’s no different with Kate – only this time I think he’s met his match. Hence, the flu…
I should have known then that it was too good to be true. The best things usually are: Santa Claus, the male G-spot, heaven – the list is endless. You’ll see.
I cannot give this book enough praise. It’s spectacularly written. Honest to God! I want to read it all over again and I just finished it maybe 2 hours ago. (I’m not big on re-reading books, so for me to say that…yeah, that’s saying something.) To top it all off, this is a debut novel! A DEBUT NOVEL! I was floored when I learned that little tidbit. We’re talking sprawled out with my cheek smashed against the cold hard ground. There are people who can write and then there are people who can WRITE. Emma my dear, you were blessed with the ability to WRITE. I’m already jonesing for book 2. Please don’t make me wait too long!