Series: Tangled #2
Published by Gallery Books
Publication Date: March 25th, 2014
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Also in this series: Holy Frigging Matrimony: A Tangled Series Short Story, Tamed
Also by this author: Holy Frigging Matrimony: A Tangled Series Short Story, Tamed, Overruled, Sustained
I received this book for free from Gallery Books in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Falling in love is easy. Staying in love is hard. In this heart-pounding follow-up to Tangled by New York Times bestseller Emma Chase, Kate reveals that there is trouble in paradise, when unexpected circumstances force her and Drew to "renegotiate" their relationship.
There are two kinds of people in the world. The ones who look first, and the ones who leap. I’ve always been more of a looker. Cautious. A planner. That changed after I met Drew Evans. He was so persistent. So sure of himself—and of me.
But not all love stories end happily ever after. Did you think Drew and I were going to ride off into the sunset? Join the club. Now I have to make a choice; the most important of my life. Drew already made his—in fact, he tried to decide for the both of us. But you know that’s just not my style. So I came back to Greenville, Ohio, alone. Well, sort of alone...
What I've come to realize is that old habits die hard, and sometimes you have to go back to where you began before you can move ahead.
Twisted was a fresh, funny and emotional continuation of Drew and Kate’s love affair from Tangled. I was initially worried that Kate’s POV couldn’t compare to Drew’s because, well it’s Drew and he’s a tough act to follow. But I was pleasantly surprised by the wit and charm Kate possessed. She was funny (smegma, anyone?) sweet, and very likable, which is usually a tough for many heroines in books today.
This story was aptly named Twisted because it twisted and turned in directions I liked, and some I didn’t. I think the conflict could have been handled differently and as much as I love Drew, his charm didn’t exactly put him back in my own good graces. While I love the characters, the writing and most definitely looking forward to the following books in this series, I only liked this book.
Even though this wasn’t a 5 star read for me like Tangled was, I still managed to laugh, cry, and eventually swoon.
“Would you fucking stop! Why are you being like this?”
I glare up at him. “Because you don’t even care! I’m really upset here – and you don’t give a shit!”
His eyes open wide, incredulous.
“Of course I give a shit – I’m the one getting Jimmy Choos thrown at my head like Chinese freaking stars!”
“If you care so much, why don’t you apologize?!”
“Because I didn’t fucking do anything! I have no problem crawling on my hands and knees when I screw up. But if you think I’m gonna beg because you’ve been possessed by the Hormone Demon – you’re out of your mind sweetheart.”