Sunday, August 2, 2015

Book Review: Tangled (Tangled, #1) by Emma Chase

Author: Emma Chase
Publisher: Omnific Publishing
Pages: 256
Format: E-book
Published: May, 2013
Price: $7.99 -> Rp107.945 (Amazon)
Rating: 3½ / 5 stars

Date started: August 1, 2015 - Date finished: August 2, 2015

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.
*this review is intended for mature audiences (18+ up)
Drew Evans is a successful investment banker at one of the most prestigious firms in town, which also happens to be owned by Drew's father. Drew lives a constant, predictable life. During weekdays he works and when its the weekend he always went to a bar to search for girls to spend the night with. Drew is charming and the fact that he's a handsome guy means that every Saturday night, Drew always bangs different women each week.

But one day, when he was in a bar called REM scouring for his potential one night stand for the evening. He met a woman who piqued his interest more than any other women he'd ever seen before. That night he found out that that woman is engaged and was not subdued to his charm. This just made Drew more and more interested.

The next morning, Drew found out that the girl he'd met from the bar is actually the new associate in his office—Katherine Brooks. This is a bad thing for him because he vowed not to screw with his co-workers but on the other hand he still wants her. One day, their boss—Drew's father proposed a friendly competition between Kate and Drew on a very important client, during this whole competition they manipulated, lied, and sabotaged to be the best. Strangely, this made Drew even more attracted to Kate.

After that and some other things Drew realized that he can't live without Kate. But alas Kate is an engaged woman and Drew is not a "looking-for-a-relationship" kind of guy.
Once again, to the ladies out there—here's a fact for you: Men pretty much have sex on the brain twenty-four-seven. The exact figure is like every 5.2 seconds or some shit like that.
The first ebook I've read on my Kindle and finished (yes, I did buy a Kindle recently!). Somehow reading from an ebook reader was quite easy for me, it didn't take long for my eyes to adjust moving from paperbacks to ebooks. I seemed to have breezed through this book, I think it's also because this book was not a particularly thick book also.

Okay, so this was the second adult/new adult book I've finished besides Fifty Shades of Grey. I must say this is much more entertaining than that book. So, this book is written in the POV of the male lead character—Drew. The writer wrote this story in first person perspective, so the readers here will feel like the story is narrated by Drew himself (like he's in front of us telling his story to us). It flows really well and I didn't have any problems with it. Here, the readers also get the inside scoop on Drew's thoughts, opinions, also he told us what most guys think and do.

The thing that needs to be praised in this book is how the writer is able to make me feel like I knew the characters. My favorite characters being Drew, Matthew, Kate, Delores, Alexandra, and Mackenzie (I know, almost all of them). I feel like the most favorite would go down to either Delores or Drew. But, probably Delores because she's a bad-ass! And how cute is Mackenzie? With the whole "Bad Word Jar"? Brilliant idea!

The only problem I have from this book is the theme of the story. It is very common, and the writer didn't do anything to change it or make it different from others. A story about a guy who's afraid of commitment wanting a girl who's engaged and he's determined to change that just to be with the girl. I mean it is very common, right?
Women fall in love quicker than men. Easier and more often. But when guys fall? We go down harder. And when things go bad? When it’s not us who ends it? We don’t get to walk away. 

We crawl.
All and all, I'd recommend this book for someone looking to read a romance book from the perspective of the male lead character who is humorous, witty, sarcastic, and blunt. Drew certainly tells it like it is.

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