Saturday, June 8, 2013

Tangled by Emma Chase - Review & Giveaway

  Title: Tangled (Tangled #1)
Author: Emma Chase
Genre: Contemporary Romance, New Adult

Hi! It's Kelli and I just wanted to add to the buzz surrounding this book, because it truly is *THAT GOOD*.

Book 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 Review:
Okay, I used to think I'd never read a book as hilarious as Seduction and Snacks. Tara Sivec had me laughing harder than I do in most comedy movies. Along comes Tangled by Emma Chase and I'm now torn as to which was funnier. What a dilemma, right?

The chance to read from a guy's PoV is always my favorite. I mean, as a female, I KNOW how women think. It's getting into the man's head that is the treat, ESPECIALLY in the case of "romance" books. Anywho, I must say Drew Evans is more than a treat. He's like Halloween, Christmas, and Valentine's Day all wrapped up into one. He doesn't hold back ANYTHING, he's thinking. Which is good for us readers but not so much for his own cause.

Drew is a wealthy, successful investment banker and (you guessed it) player (womanizer, male slut, etc). He never double dips and has never been interested in a relationship. He's never wanted one. During one of his typical Saturday nights filled with debauchery, he runs into a gorgeous brunette who turns him down. Of course that following Monday, we learn she is a new banker in his (father's) company. Thus begins his quest to get her into bed. From there, several things happen and of course, nothing goes according to Drew's plan. Tangled becomes a book of getting Kate the co-worker back.

You're probably thinking this sounds boring and has already been done. I'd agree EXCEPT Emma Chase perfectly executed those stories from the other side of the fence. The narration is absolutely BRILLIANT. Seriously. The voice of Drew is so witty and funny, plus the way the story is told makes it as if you're standing alongside him throughout. He constantly says things such as, "Let's just pause here again, shall we?" and you not only feel as though you're watching these things take place, but also that you're a part of them.
There are entirely too many hilarious lines/quotes for me to mention, but one that had me rolling early on is:

"No, I haven't f***ed her.

Not that I wouldn't love to. Trust me, if she didn't work for me, I'd hit that harder than Mohammed Ali."

Funny? Hell yes. Inappropriate? Definitely. And that's the beauty of it. This book is filled with offensive comments and jokes. I loved it. Tangled is truly sheer brilliance. I won't post any spoilers, but will say that one of the funniest scenes happens at a family dinner (Thanksgiving, I believe). The addition of a four-year old girl makes this all the better.
OH! Before I forget, another reason this book is the shizz?? It references several kick ass movies. Which ones?
1. Pretty Woman
2. The Notebook
3. Alien
4. The Little Mermaid
5. BEAUTY AND THE BEAST - and may I add, he compared Kate to Belle because she was gorgeous and smart. :)

Tangled is a superbly written novel. I loved that we start in the present and go back in time to see how things played out.

SIDE NOTE:This book WILL cause a book hangover. It's one of those that is SOOOOOOOO good it becomes hard to choose or even get involved in another story immediately after reading it.

Enter to win a copy for you or a friend! I loved this one so much, I feel the need to share that love!

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