Tuesday, May 21, 2013

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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.

Publication: May 21st 2013 by Omnific Publishing
Buy Link: Amazon

My Review:

Drew Evans...you are a first class jerk!!!


I love you!!!

Drew Evans is a great character and written very realistically. These guys exist. He is what we call a "hitter". And beings the story takes place in NYC, it is a very fitting local expression and explains him perfectly.

Every woman has a "Drew Evans" story. Whether directly or indirectly. He's that guy that is smart, successful, amazingly handsome and knows it, spoiled, get's what he wants at any cost, knows what he wants, charming, boyish, immature, irritatingly confidant, loves his family, good friends, just overall looks really great on paper. If you meet him, and are smart, you run the opposite way. Most women don't. Most women are very taken by these guys. Sadly. This is the guy that only wants you for the moment. Tells you this, but you still fall for him.

Kate is a smart girl. She went to Wharton for goodness sakes. You don't go to Wharton because you want too, Wharton has to want you. She is smart, confidant, beautiful, knows what she wants, a real go-getter. She has worked very hard for her success and deserves it. She is also fiercely loyal and engaged to her childhood boyfriend. Her only only boyfriend, naturally, she's a good girl. He's a guy who doesn't deserve or appreciates someone like Kate.

Drew and Kate's initial meeting is in a bar, of course. She passes him up. Something he is not used too and that makes him very intrigued with her. Momentarily of course. You see, Kate knows who Drew is. She is an I-banker, as is Drew, and just accepted a position at his father's company. Drew is stunned when he sees she is the new hire he was told about and even more surprised when his father wants him to mentor her.

This is where the hijinks begin. Drew is crass with Kate, let's her know he wants her. A human resources nightmare. But Kate holds her own with him. The drive to "have" her switches to the drive to "crush" her when he discovers he has to work with her on a new account. Now this is very unsettling to Drew, after all he does not share his toys. 

Their desire to win is hysterical. They both completely go out of their way to trip each other up. Pure comedy and very realistic  You can visualize their antics. All the while the smoldering attraction is still going on and a back drop to all their actions.

They eventually do get together which naturally only leads to hurt and heartbreak. But it also changes Drew. Well, actually it opens his eyes up to the fact that he just might really like Kate. There were signs but signs he brushed off with his usual explanations.

The story is told from the male POV, Drew's. Something that is a first for me. It is also told in a narrative style. Drew is telling you his story. Telling you as though you are sitting on the couch with him. I totally loved that. Again a first for me. I know of no other story told in a narrative of the male POV. Hooked me from the opening chapter.

Emma Chase did an amazing job telling you this story. I was completely engaged by the characters. The supporting characters including Drew's friends and family, especially his niece Mackenzie were just as engaging, entertaining, and rounded out the story line.

A definite must read for all the romantic comedy readers and a great start for Emma Chase. An author I will be keeping my eye on!  o_O

Many thanks to Enn Bocci of Omnific for sending me the story asking me to check it out. 

Absolutely loved this story and will forever be stalking the author! Review will also be posted on my Loved These shelf on Goodreads.

Giveaway Info & News

For anyone that purchases Tangled ON release day 5/21, they can email their Amazon, Nook, Kobo, Chapters, etc. receipt to giveaways emmachase.net and be entered to win a $25 Amazon Gift Card, or a $25 Omnific Gift Card, or a $25 B&N Gift Card!

Also, if anyone is coming to BEA in New York City, Emma is signing Tangled on June 1st from 12-12:30! Stop by and say hi!

Author Info:

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By day, Emma Chase is a devoted wife and mother of two who resides in a small, rural town in New Jersey. By night she is a keyboard crusader, toiling away the hours to bring her colorful characters and their endless antics to life. She has a long standing love/hate relationship with caffeine. 

Emma is an avid reader. Before her children were born she was known to consume whole books in a single day. Writing has also always been a passion and with the 2013 release of her debut romantic comedy, Tangled, the ability to now call herself an author is nothing less than a dream come true. 

Buy links are provided as a courtesy to the reader and do not constitute an endorsement by this blog or its owner.
ARC provided by Omnific Publishing

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