Saturday, January 11, 2014

Tangled (Tangled #1)

18297707Drew 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.

*May Contain Spoilers*

Emma Chase gives readers an in-depth look at the workings of a womanizer's mind in her novel, Tangled. Written entirely from Drew's point of view, when this one-night hero meets a woman that he can't have readers will revel in the hilarity and empathize with both Drew and Kate as their lives take a chaotic turn due to love. 

Drew Evans is an admitted chauvinist that has only ever been interested in a one-night stand. He is crude, blunt, cocky, and ruthless. Though, he is an excellent investment banker, excelling in every way. Drew presents himself honestly, which allows readers to instantly believe him and what he has to say. And though the characteristics don't present him in the best light, readers will form a bond with him. He's the classic womanizer who wants to be better, and Kate is the only woman who can help him do that. What female readers doesn't (perhaps secretly) love the bad-boy? What girl hasn't, at some point, thought they were the one to make him a good man? Therein lies the connection with Drew. 

The beginning of the novel presents Drew as a heartbroken, lovesick, lost-all-hope kind of man. Then the story moves backward through time to show readers what exactly caused this before moving forward from the present.  Chase gives readers the whole story, sparing no detail with a mix of humor, erotic situations, blunt dialogue, and a happy ending for most of the character cast. 

Rating: 3.5/5 Cups


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  2. This novel tells a lot about a man's perspective in terms of love. Because as we can see today, people tend to listen to every woman's heartaches. How about the pain of the men? Emma Chase is one of the writers i've been idolizing ever since. Looking forward on reading this novel while sipping my coffee that is made by my favorite coffee maker. 5 cups for this story!