Monday, May 27, 2013

Book Review: Tangled by Emma Chase

Title: Tangled
Series: Tangled #1
Author: Emma Chase
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Published: 05/26/2013 by Omnific
Republished: 08/02/2013 by Gallery Books
Genre(s): Contemporary Erotic Romance

DESCRIPTION

"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 (Short and 'Squeet'!)

Tangled is the singularly most hysterically entertaining...anything I've ever experienced! No exaggeration. I laughed so hard my throat hurt—needed lozenges...one...two. I laughed so often my muscles ached—needed ibuprofen...one...two. I enjoyed it so much I'm gonna have a brew and toast Emma Chase for making me so damn happy.

Cheers, Emma! You ROCK!!! Yippee!

My husband read it based solely on the fact that in 16 years he'd never heard me laugh like I did while reading it.  He gave it a thumbs up and laughed quite a bit too!

Recommended for:  Anyone who loves laughing and doesn't offend easily!

HIGHLIGHTS

*stop here or you'll get a taste of Drew's filthy mouth ;)

"For those ladies out there who are listening, let me give you some free advice: If a guy who you just met at a club calls you baby, sweetheart, angel, or any other generic endearment? Don’t make the mistake of thinking he’s so into you, he’s already thinking up pet names. It’s because he can’t or doesn’t care to remember your actual name." ~ Drew

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"But here’s a fact for you—once I’m done, I’m done. I’m not the kind of guy who rides the same rollercoaster twice." ~ Drew

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"First of all, if a chick wants me to respect her, she needs to act like someone worth respecting. Second, I’m not trying to be a dick; I’m just being a guy. And all guys talk to their friends about sex.

Let me repeat that in case you missed it:

ALL GUYS TALK TO THEIR FRIENDS ABOUT SEX. If a guy tells you he doesn’t? Dump him, because he’s lying to you." ~ Drew

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"What’s that? Yes, I went to Catholic school. You’re surprised? You shouldn’t be. My profanity has a certain religious flavor that can only be learned through a lifetime of Catholic education. Jesus H. Christ…Goddamn it…Jesus, Mary, and Joseph…fucking Christ Almighty…holy fucking shit—and that’s just what we heard from the priests. Don’t get me started on the nuns." ~

"When it comes to a woman’s past, no guy wants to hear about it. I don’t care if you’ve fucked one guy or a hundred—keep it to yourself. Let me put it this way: When you’re out at a restaurant and the waiter brings your meal, do you want him to tell you about every single person who touched that food before you put it in your mouth?

Exactly." ~ Drew

~*~

"Oh no. Not closure. Anything but fucking closure. Closure is a made-up word that women invented so they can overanalyze something and talk about it—to death. And then, after it’s been blessed and buried, closure gives them the excuse to dig the poor fucker up and talk about it—some more. Guys don’t do that. Ever. It’s over. Fade to black. The end." ~ Drew


Autograph from the Richmond Author Event 12/14/2013!


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