Friday, October 17, 2014

Review of Tangled by Emma Chase

Tangled by Emma Chase

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

It's been a little over a year since I've read this book. After rereading it I really don't understand why I've only read it the one time. I absolutely love this book. I don't usually enjoy books in which the main character talks to the reader, but Ms. Chase does an excellent job with the way she has Drew tell his story. And there is no doubt about it, this is Drew's story and his unflinching honesty is what makes it so enjoyable.

Drew has no qualms about how he lives his life. He plays hard because he works harder and he's honest about his intentions with the women he hooks up with. While I understand that Tangled is written by a woman, the book's dedication makes it clear that Ms. Chase obtained the male perspective when developing Drew's character and my experience with my male friends is why I found Drew so believable. And for the record, yes it is possible to have male friends – I tend to bond well with my friends’ husbands and because I don’t shock or offend easily, they get rather comfortable in what they say to and around me and it has made for some rather enlightening conversations over the years. Drew’s unflinching honesty is what makes him so realistic – he says and does stupid stuff, he will make you laugh, he will frustrate you to no end, he will excite and stimulate you, he will make your heart ache, and he will make you fall in love. Or at least that’s what he did for me.

I had so much fun watching Drew fall in love with Kate that I cannot believe that I forgot how much I enjoyed it the first time around. Tangled has been added to my re-read list and I can only hope that I enjoy Twisted just as much as I will begin reading that momentarily. As much as I loved being in Drew’s head (and I REALLY did), I am looking forward to getting Emma’s perspective. Scratch that, Holy Frigging Matrimony: A Tangled Series Short Story is up next – I thought I could skip the short story but it appears that I cannot, but I’m not complaining because I get to spend a little more time in Drew’s head.

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