Tangled (Tangled #1) by Emma ChaseTangled by Emma Chase
Published January 2014
Series: Tangled #1
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Office Romance
Format: eBook
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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.

I discovered Tangled by Emma Chase while I was having a little sneek peak at the Amazon.com Top Books list in the Romance Category. I am not particularly drawn to such cheesy covers in the first place (thank god I have a Kindle, because if I had to be actually seen with a book like this, people would think I’m in need…), but anyhow, I was totally sold when I read that this book was written in a male point of view. From a really cheeky male point of view actually.

This story is about Drew Evans, a successful investment banker on Wall Street, and how his colleague Katherine Brooks might be exactly what he needs..

I was delighted to read this book since it was very, very funny – very fresh! I was however a bit disappointement because the story itself – the romance – is very flat. Actually, things move at a very fast pace, Drew’s actions to win over Kate’s heart are sometimes overwhelmingly cliché, and the happy ending kicks in way too easily. There is not much of an intrigue, nothing too highly intellectual – just pure cuteness and swooning action. And very funny too – did I already mention that?

And again, the plot gets redundant for those who know it too well (I’m talking about the professionally successful playboy who stops one-night-standing around when he finds the woman of his life who suddenly changes him and his ways completely), and the three words are spoken way too soon. But quite surprisingly, they emanate from the masculine character. But hey, it’s a funny summer-read, a total can’t-put-it-down kind of book and therefore totally worth the read. Even if it has a slight cheese factor and is slightly unrealistic.