Tied (Tangled #5) by Emma ChaseTied by Emma Chase
Published October 2014
Series: Tangled #4
Genres: Contemporary Romance
one-half-stars
Format: eBook
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For most of my life, I never imagined I’d get married. But Kate did the impossible: she changed me. I think we can all agree I was pretty frigging awesome before, but now I’m even better.

The road to this day wasn’t all rainbows and boners. There were mistakes and misunderstandings worthy of a Greek tragedy. But Kate and I made it through with our inexhaustible lust, boundless admiration, and everlasting love for one another intact.

That being said, there were some unexpected incidents in Vegas last weekend that could have been a problem. It was kind of…my final test.

I know what you’re thinking—what the hell did you do this time? Relax. Let’s not judge, or call for my castration, until you’ve heard the whole story.

And hold on tight, because you’re in for a wild ride. Did you expect anything less?

We’ve come very close to knowing Drew Evans and Kate Brooks’ story thanks to Emma Chase’s books Tangled and Twisted, and Tied should definitely not be read as a standalone. After experiencing their love-turns-to-hate relationship in the making and the unexpected addition to their couple, it is now time for readers to find out about them actually tying the knot!

Tied is around Kate and Drew’s bachelor(ette) parties in Las Vegas, so it’s a pretty standard plot around the usual Vegas temptation and their consequences on the impending marriage. I can’t say I find the concept very exciting but since I had just finished reading Tamed by Emma Chased (and I loved it) I gave Tied a go.

As (kind of) expected, I was a bit disappointed by this book. It still had the fun and the sass that the other Emma Chase books had, but the story as such didn’t really grip me. Although I really liked the first chapters, with flashbacks on Drew and Kate’s first steps as parents etc., the rest (basically when the Vegas part of the story started) mainly felt like a series of jokes patched together, and although they were funny, the story didn’t really grow or evolve from there.

We are back to hearing Drew’s POV, whose cocky behaviour and dirty mind readers have come to appreciate in Book #1, Tangled. I was one of those. I really liked Drew, and he was funny as hell. And in Tied, Emma Chase wanted to demonstrate that he become a better man: he is completely whipped by Kate, would stay faithful to her forever, and would never, ever hurt her. But apart from that, Drew’s character grew into a chauvinistic asshole, and that completely put me off.

I was sincerely tired of him calling female people – including Kate’s best friend – ugly names. Or just the way he describes curvier women and how he would never touch them with a stick etc. His whole vision of women really disgusted me, and totally tainted this book.

Worst quotes include:

“Bikinis as far as the eyes can see – some I wish I didn’t see. Remember, ladies, two-piece bathing suits are a privilege, not a right.”

“Women are like cleenex – soft, disposable, a convenient place to cum.”

“She’s sort of hot – in an aging-hooker, been-around-the-block, her-pussy-is-probably-as-wide-as-the-Lincoln-tunnel kind of way.”

The worst thing about it, is that you would think Drew would change after all he’d been trough but no, he didn’t. And he seems totally entitled to think those thoughts, which I do not support. Well, I’ll end that review on this note. If you don’t mind crude remarks a 17-year-old none-the-wise teenage player would say, and a story that’s mediocre fun and not necessarily earth-shattering, then you might enjoy Tied. If not, leave it to Tangled and Twisted, where Drew still remains somewhat decent and Kate doesn’t have to put up as a total chauvinistic douche as a husband.

Detailed Rating
Storyline
1 Stars
Characters
2 Stars
Writing
4 Stars
All the feels
1 Stars
Overall: one-half-stars