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.
Let me begin by telling you that I had the pleasure of both reading and listening to the audio of Tangled by Emma Chase. It was awesome! Tangled introduced me to one of my favorite book boyfriends, Drew Evans. If you haven’t met him yet, get on it right now. Tangled was written in Drew’s witty male point of view on life, dating and love. Drew met the lovely Kate and fell in love. They are one of my favorite couples and their story continues.
Holy Frigging Matrimony was wonderful too. You must read these before reading Twisted.
Now, on to Twisted.
Well, Emma has done it again. This is another amazing book. Seriously, I couldn’t put it down. Twisted is a little different. You see, it is written in Kate’s point of view. The story of Kate and Drew continues after two years of dating. All of the characters from Tangled are back. I loved meeting them in the first book. Dee Dee and Matthew are married. Mackenzie has grown and continues to be such an important little lady in their lives. Drew’s sister Alexandra and her husband are back too, with news of their own. Even Billy reappears. More on Billy later. Together, all of these characters along with Kate and Drew make this such a perfect story.
So, Are you ready for the twist? Well, sit down and enjoy the ride. This story is sure to keep you on the edge of your seat and teach you a little bit about the importance of clear communication along the way. You see, a simple misunderstanding can lead to well…. (no spoilers)
Kate has gone back to Greenville, her home town. Of course, she runs into Billy Warren, her ex. I must say though, he has grown on me. He demonstrated a mature side which made him more likeable. That “misunderstanding,” it is the reason Kate goes back home. That same misunderstanding, is what will keep you on the edge of your seat for most of the story.
There are so many parts of this story that I really loved. For example, I really enjoyed the alphabetical naughty name calling. I looked forward to the next letter to see what Kate would say. I also really liked the time Kate spent with Billy in Greenville. It made her realize so much about herself. And, there were many moments of angst and drama as well, making this story different from Tangled. As a writer, Emma has the ability to keep readers engaged almost as if they are watching the story unfold before their very eyes. That is how I felt while reading. I was living the story and the moments along with Kate and Drew.
My favorite part of this book has got to be The Epilogue. You see, The Epilogue is written in Drew’s point of view and well, I am a sucker for Drew.
I don’t want to give away the story because this is one book that you must read. You too will love the story of Kate and Drew. It just keeps getting better.
I look forward to reading more of Emma Chase’s words in Tamed, Tangled #3.
I gave this book 5 stars!!
I received an ARC from Gallery Books via NetGalley.
Some of my favorite lines: (Spoiler Alert)
“God, baby–you give the best head. You could teach a frigging class.” …..Dick Lick 101.
“You’re not alone Kate. And you never will be. Not as long as I’m breathing.”
“Ugg– it’s Matthew. I swear that boy can’t take a shit without calling to tell me what color it is.”
“Because I can’t live without you, Kate. I don’t even know how to try.”
“Don’t let him fuck his way out of this one. Multiple orgasms are just a Band-Aid, not a cure.”
“In the last two years, I’ve probably told you a dozen times that I would do anything for you. It’s time I put up or shut up.”
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About the Author:
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.