*I received an ARC in exchange for my honest review.*
Just when I needed a good book to lift me from my heavy reading funk along came Tangled. This book was laugh out loud funny. My favourite part about it was probably that it was from Drew's point of view. Books that are purely focused on just male POV are so rare but the fact this one was funny as well? Pure comedic genius.
I loved Drew from the start. Sure if you were a feminist you may have taken offence straight away (the man does not mince his words)
"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"
But his style is very much tongue in cheek and he tells it like it is. This was not only hilarious but refreshing to me. I loved the beginning of the story, Drew was moping around like he had the worst case of man flu. Turns out that wasn't the case, it was something much worse for a man like him; he had fallen in love!
“It finally happened.” “What happened?” “What you’ve been wishing on me all these years,” I whisper. “I fell in love.”
Enter Katherine 'Kate' Brooks, the woman who turned Drew's world upside down. I loved Kate because I live for strong female characters and I loved when she put Drew in his place. For a serial playboy, Drew needed the challenge, he was used to women falling at his feet so the minute Kate turned him down she held his attention.
I loved the banter back and forth between Drew and Kate, asides from Drew's inner monologue their interactions were some of the funniest parts of the story. “It makes me want to kiss her and strangle her at the same time. I’ve never been into S&M. But I’m beginning to see its benefits.” But then again I loved the tender moments between him and Kate also.
There were also some great supporting characters, especially Alexandra, Drew's sister. I loved her strong will and 'fix it attitude'. But it has to be said Drew's niece MacKenzie quite easily stole the show. There were a few freakishly cute moments with her and Drew.
Emma Chase is a funny author, I loved the way she captured Drew's mind and detailed it all for us to see. He was sexy, charming and endearing; that man could sell ice to Eskimos. It did take me a little while to get into the writing style as Drew would often talk to 'us' the audience. That could sometimes pull me from the story but as the book progressed it was something I got used to. The pacing of the storyline was great and I loved that Drew had met his match in Kate. He needed a strong female to balance out his character. And he paid for his mistakes the hard way.
This book will have you smiling and laughing like crazy as you read so take note if you decide to read in public ( I learned this the hard way ;-))
I highly recommend Tangled to book lovers of romance, humour and good writing.
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.
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