Review of Tangled by Emma Chase


Looking for a wild romp with no strings attached this summer?

Allow me to introduce you to Mr. Andrew Evans – Drew to those of us in his bed circle.

Drew is a successful investment banker, über-wealthy playboy, comes from the right family, has the right friends, is “devastatingly handsome,” driven, competitive, and probably a New York Post page 6 sweetheart. He also has an abundance of charm and swagger. Drew Evans has it all, including the cheeky grin. And he doesn’t mind sharing it…for just one night. That’s it. One night. One ride per customer. He does a lot of things, as in blondes, brunettes, and redheads. Drew even does twins, but one thing he does not do is relationships.

Before you start to judge, just give me a few moments. Let me tell you a little about how I found Drew when I first met him. The description above – the described self-assured, over-the-top sexy guy – that was not the Drew I first met. In fact, when I first saw Drew, he was a completely different man.

You know that saying “a shadow of his former self”? Well, when I first met Drew Evans, he was even less than a shadow of his former self. It was horrible. Drew Evans had . . .

The Flu.

And so began this entertaining romp through the mind and heart of Drew Evans. Told from Drew’s perspective, Tangled takes the reader through a well-practiced playboy’s journey from “Wham-bam Thank You Ma’am!” to The Dark Side, aka love.

He could have been a turnoff when one considers they are reading this story from the perspective of a…well…he’s basically a…hmmm…let’s just say that he gets around. But from the opening paragraph to the very last word, Drew’s honesty with himself, and the reader, about who he is and how he operates, adds a certain redeeming, and dare I say endearing, quality to his character. Drew’s inner monologues offer witty quips, strange insights into the male psyche, and even some useful tips, such as:

  • Go commando or NO?
  • Eat the salad or the club sandwich?
  • Pet names from the new guy…good or bad?
  • The front clasp bra…a gift from God or the spawn of the Devil?

He also answers some burning questions his audience might have always wanted to know. Questions like:

  • What happens when you put a frog in boiling water?
  • Can you put two pregnant hamsters in the same cage?
  • If you ever happen upon a Momma bear and her cubs, what should you do?
  • What’s a NILF?
  • What is CPS?
  • Which Disney Princess is the favorite among men?
  • When is the most important game in a rookie pitcher’s career?

The answers to these questions are not just entertaining, they are life lessons. These lessons all add to the telling of Drew’s fall into The Dark Side. It’s a slow slide for Drew, one he didn’t see coming when he wasn’t looking for it. From the moment he sees me Kate, he really is kind of well on his way.

With Tangled, Emma Chase brings us a wonderful story of love told from the male perspective…the simple, no holds barred, no games, “Braveheart” quoting, Will Ferrell movie loving, guy’s point of view. And this guy has absolutely no desire, nor inclination, to actually fall into that love trap.

The dialogue is laugh-out-loud funny. (Thanksgiving dinner: “I’m hit, I’m hit!” That’s all I’m gonna say.) You will not be able to put this book down! (I read it in less than 24 hours) It’s full of smiles, color, and life.

Drew Evans is, by far, my favorite book boyfriend. I know what he’s like…and I’d do him anyway 🙂

Do yourself a favor and pick this one up as soon as possible. I can’t think of a better thing to do this summer than get Tangled up with Drew Evans.

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You know, when I finished this story, I felt that familiar pang of loss, like saying goodbye. I turned out the lights, snuggled down into bed, and closed my eyes. Suddenly, I felt a small smile start to tug at the corners of my mouth, a smile that grew. I honestly couldn’t control it. I shook my head slowly as Drew-isms floated through my mind and my shoulders started to shake with quiet laughter.

As a reader, I sort of like to fall in love with my guys in the books I read. But for the first time, my guy turned out to be more than a book boyfriend – he was also a friend. As Drew would say, “I can’t imagine anything fucking better than that.”

Brilliant. BUY IT!

Paige Turner chick with book

4 thoughts on “Review of Tangled by Emma Chase

  1. I’m not sure as to which Disney princess is a man’s favorite. I want to say Rapunzel just because it ties in to Tangled….but I’m guessing Ariel because she shows the most skin. O.O

    Drew sounds hoTT.
    I want to read this!

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