Thursday, May 23, 2013

Nikki reviews: TANGLED by Emma Chase

Series: Tangled #1


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

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"Do you see that unshowered, unshaven heap on the couch? The guy in the dirty gray T-shirt and ripped sweat pants?

That's me, Drew Evans.

I'm not usually like this. I mean, that really isn't me."
Those were the opening lines of the novel. I really, really loved the way this novel was written. Emma Chase is a friggin genius for thinking of writing some parts of this novel in a "voice-over" narration. And from a guy's POV, goodness!

I read this book on its release day when I was on medical leave (girl stuff, ick!) from work for three continuous hours (well, including tweeting about the book). I think that was one of the fastest reads of my life. I swear I couldn't stop and it felt like I was racing with Drew's brain until the end. Haha! Not a single nanosecond did I feel bored with this story. It's super fun hanging around Drew's thoughts! Not to mention, super hot too! ;)

The day after, I went back to work and was tweeting sporadically about this novel that I've read that I can't seem to get out of my head. Then out of nowhere I started thinking, "wait! there was a movie I've watched that has the same opening narration. What movie was it?!!!". It took me a while and a lot of random Google searches (you wouldn't wanna know what key words I used in the search engine) before I found out the movie title! I thought I'll be spending my whole afternoon (get this people, I was at work that time. Hahaha!) looking for it. But I was successful with that little mission, hooray! I was thinking about the movie LIMITLESS!
"You see that guy?
That was me not so long ago. What kind of guy without a drug or alcohol problem looks this way? Only a writer. Strangely enough nobody believed that I actually had a book contract."
Those are the opening lines in the movie. You getting what I'm trying to say here? It probably doesn't matter to you, but it fascinates me because I loved that movie and now I loved Tangled (not the movie) too! And I find it awesome because it feels like Drew's right beside you talking directly to you!  
Now, since that movie reference is out of the way I can proceed with my blabbing!

The story is about a good-looking, sexy as hell investment banker named Andrew Evans. He goes by the name Drew. He's involved in buy-and-sell-businesses business or some shit like that. He's got a bright and funny mind. He was once a player and never been in love. Until Katherine Brooks.
“... a guy can't become a man until he's met the right woman.” - Drew
Did I mention I love Drew Evans? No? Good god I didn't?! Well hell, I love Drew Evans! He is my ultimate book boyfriend since I finished the book! Who wouldn't want a guy like him? Not just because he is so yummy he could have been the sole ingredient in a whole cook book series (cook books can have series too right?) and ultra rich (he's driving an Aston Martin V12 btw *drools*), but definitely because he is soooo hilariously cute! Yes, cute! What, I can't use that to describe a steamy hot guy?! And the fact that he's so into his niece makes my heart melt and my skin tingly. This makes him just sooo... perfect? Ugh.

On the other hand, Drew is an asshat! But he is just too lovable to account that. I'm a girl and I shouldn't be agreeing with his take on things especially on his thoughts involving girls. Take this for example:
“Once I’m done, I’m DONE. I’m not the kind of guy who rides the same roller coaster twice… Don’t look at me that way. I’m not a bad guy. I don’t lie; I don’t sandbag women with flowery words about a future together and love at first sight… Okay, maybe that’s not exactly true. But I can’t help it if they see me, fuck me and suddenly want to bear my children.”
He's got a good and strong point there, right ladies? It made you want to re-think some of your nasty thoughts, yes?

There are a lot like of those stuff in this book and if you want to dig deep into Drew's awesome mind, READ THE BOOK.

You hear me? Go to one of the links above and grab a copy and read the book until you die.


If you're tired of some suicidal teens or kinky adults this is your chance to escape! This one's a fun read and the whole story's got a light-hearted vibe on it.

AND I AM TELLING YOU... After reading it? All the ladies, single or not, would want a piece of Drew Evans or more.




About the Author

By day, Emma Chase is a devoted wife and mother of two who resides in a small, rural town in New Jersey. By night she is a keyboard crusader, toiling away the hours to bring her colorful characters and their endless antics to life. She has a long standing love/hate relationship with caffeine. Emma is an avid reader. Before her children were born she was known to consume whole books in a single day. Writing has also always been a passion and with the 2013 release of her debut romantic comedy, Tangled, the ability to now call herself an author is nothing less than a dream come true.
Author links: Twitter | Website | Goodreads | Facebook

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