Series: Tangled #3
Published by Gallery Books
Publication Date: July 15th, 2014
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Also in this series: Holy Frigging Matrimony: A Tangled Series Short Story, Twisted
Also by this author: Holy Frigging Matrimony: A Tangled Series Short Story, Twisted, Overruled, Sustained
I received this book for free from in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
In the third unforgettable book by New York Times bestseller Emma Chase, Matthew Fisher—the best friend of Drew Evans from Tangled and Twisted—wants to settle down, but he’ll have to overcome the mistrust of the colorful and unique Dee Dee Warren.
Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: girl meets player, they fall in love, player changes his ways.
It’s a good story. But it’s not our story. Ours is a lot more colorful.
When I met Dee, I knew right away that she was special. When she met me, she thought I was anything but special—I was exactly like every other guy who’d screwed her over and let her down. It took some time to convince her otherwise, but it turns out I can make a convincing argument when sex is at stake.
You might know where this story’s headed. But the best part isn't where we ended up.
It’s how we got there.
We return to Alexandra’s side and I can tell by his expression that he’s going to ask to be excused again. But then, Drew seems to decide on a different strategy. He smiles deviously. “Hey look—Squeaky’s here.”
“Who?” Alexandra inquires.
Drew gestures with his wine glass. “Curly haired brunette, in the blue dress near the bar.”
Lexi’s head bobs until she spots the lady in question. “That’s . . .Alyson Bradford.”
Drew shrugs. “She’ll always be Squeaky to me.”
“Why do you call her squeaky?”
Mentally I shake my head. Because Alexandra should’ve known better.
“She squeaks when she comes.”
Casually, Drew explains, “Like a dog’s chew toy.” He holds up his hand, opening and closing it. “Squeak, squeak, squeak, squeeeeeak. At least she did when we were seventeen, but I don’t think that’s a condition she’d outgrow.”
“How do you know that?” Alexandra asks, expectedly grossed out. “When did you have sex with Alyson Bradford?”
Drew looks to the ceiling, recalling the event. “Um . . .junior year. It was in the dark days following our loss to St. Bartholomew’s in the playoffs. I wouldn’t say she was my rock bottom, but she was close.”
Lexi turns away. “Eck . . .forget it, I don’t want to know.” If it’s one thing The Bitch can’t stomach, it’s detailed stories of her brother’s sex-capades. Which is precisely why Drew says, “She also does this nasty thing with her tongue . . .”
Alexandra clasps her eyes shut. “Alright! You know what? Fine—if you want to go that badly, then go. If you want to leave me in my hour of need . . .”
She never should have given him an out. Drew smiles brightly, puts his glass on the tray of a passing waiter and kisses her cheek. “You’re the best sister ever. Bye.”
“My life changed about four weeks ago. On a normal, average day-when i met a girl who was anything but average.”
So, I’m not sure exactly how to review this book. It’s not bad but it’s not my favorite. Maybe my expectations were high for Dee and Matthew? Maybe I’m still bitter about Drew’s bullshit from Twisted and it carried over? While Matthew is no Drew (Tangled-era Drew, not Twisted-era Drew) he can certainly hold his own when it comes to the sexy…
“By the end of this night, I’ll have you calling me ‘God’.”
as well as the funny…
“Delores is a gorgeous name, for a gorgeous girl. Plus, it rhymes with clitoris…and I really know my way around them. Big fan.”
there was nothing that really kept me invested in this story, especially knowing that Dee and Matthew get their HEA. I honestly don’t know what my expectations were that left me feeling so meh about it.
I wonder if had I read Tamed before Holy Frigging Matrimony I would be singing the same tune. All I know is that while I liked this book, I didn’t love it and each addition to this series has me questioning if I want to continue. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy the writing and the characters, but part of me is slightly wishing I would had stopped after Tangled because it was good enough to stand on its’ own.
As much as I enjoyed parts of this story (the chemistry between Dee and Matthew, as well as appearances from The Bitch and Mackenzie that had me laughing) I really don’t know if I needed to know how Dee and Matthew first got together.
If you are a huge fan of this series then I suggest you check it out because it isn’t bad. But if you’re more off-the-fence then on? I would probably tell you to pass.