Tuesday, May 21, 2013

New Release & Review: Tangled by Emma Chase

Tangled by Emma Chase
Expected publication: May 21st 2013 by Omnific Publishing
ARC provided by the author

About the book:
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:
After seeing the synopsis for this book, I was immediately dying to read it. I love a book with romance AND wit. And since the book was entirely from the male’s POV – that alone intrigued me. This book had it all – humor, romance, sex, suspense, angst. The recipe for an unputdownable book!

Now, I will admit that Drew’s egotistical attitude and crude sense of humor turned me off in the beginning. I understand that most guys probably DO think and act like him, but it was a bit much for me at first. Thankfully, he started to grow on me. My advice for everyone reading this book – give it a chance! Don’t give up too quickly because it gets SO good.

Drew Evans is an extremely arrogant man-whore. Plain and simple. He is a very successful investment banker at his dad’s firm and when he’s not making millions, he’s out picking up one-night-stands on the weekends. He has zero desire to be in a relationship because he loves his life the way it is.

Kate Brooks is incredibly intelligent and beautiful and is the new associate at Drew’s father’s firm. She’s worked extremely hard to be successful and get to the place she is today. The weekend before her first day at the firm, she happens to run into Drew at a bar where he comes on to her. She politely declines because she’s engaged, despite the pull she feels between her and Drew. Something about her is so different that he can’t get her out of his head. And when he realizes she’s a new employee – he decides he’s got to have her, just to get her out of his system. Until his dad announces they are both competing for the same account.

They find themselves having to work together and the sexual tension is intense. Drew starts to realize this just may be the one girl who can bring him to his knees and change his attitude about love and relationships.

I love sarcasm and this book has it in spades. Once you get used to Drew, the book is really hilarious – he’s got some great one-liners. When Kate enters the picture, you started to see his transformation and realize there’s more to him then he lets on. And the supporting cast in this book is fantastic. You can’t help but love Drew’s family and his close friends.

There’s really a wonderful love story at the core of this book and the chemistry between these two was intense. Not to mention how entertaining their banter was – Kate never backed down and was such a strong admirable woman. You really felt their connection and it had me glued to my Kindle dying to know what would happen between them. I rarely finish a book in one day, but this one was too hard to put down!
I was thrilled with how it all played in the end. A wonderful read!  This is a new author to look out for!

4 Suns

For anyone that purchases Tangled ON release day 5/21, you can email your Amazon, Nook, Kobo, Chapters, etc. receipt to giveaways@emmachase.net and be entered to win a $25 Amazon Gift Card, or a $25 Omnific Gift Card, or a $25 B&N Gift Card!

Also, if anyone is coming to BEA in New York City, Emma is signing Tangled on June 1st from 12-12:30! Stop by and say hi!

1 comment:

  1. I am a big fan of sarcasm! This sounds like a good book, although I appreciate the warning, I would probably be thrown off by his crudeness at first too. I have added this to my TBR pile!