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.
I absolutely LOVE Emma Chase’s writing style and Twisted is a delicious treat for fans of Drew and Kate! This book begins two years after Drew and Kate begin dating, and they are living together in New York City. Their chemistry is still HOT and sizzling, of course, because this is the Tangled series after all, but a very serious misunderstanding occurs which threatens the couple’s Happily Ever After. What could be a simple event in the hands of another writer becomes an emotional roller coaster that kept me reading this book almost in one sitting.
There is tons of snappy dialogue and some very funny moments, mostly thanks to Kate’s friend Delores. There are a lot of great twists and turns in this book and although I thought I would not be “hooked” on Kate’s POV, I absolutely loved reading her POV. She is smart, witty, funny and sensitive. But I think my my favorite part of the whole book might be the Epilogue, which is written in my boyfriend’s (oops, I mean) DREW’s POV. The wonderful cast of supporting characters makes their appearances in Twisted, and I loved each and every one of them. Twisted is a funny, witty and very sexy book and I cannot wait for Tamed!!
“He pulls the blanket up over both of us and holds me tight against him. And it makes me feel precious. He makes me feel that way. Always. Cherished. Adored.”
“But to know perfection–to touch it, breathe it in every day–and then have it taken away? Loss is agony. And every inch of my skin aches with it.”
“Even when I hated you, I loved you.” – Drew
(ARC provided by the publisher in return for an honest review.)
– Reviewed by Ellen
I close my eyes and let his words wash over me. Drew has an amazing voice. Calm and soothing – but devilishly seductive at the same time. He totally could’ve gone into radio.
I press another button.
And this time his tone is teasing. “Kaate, you’re late. . Tell Delores to pick out her own god damn shoes. You’ve got a boyfriend who’s sitting in a big, frothy Jacuzzi all by his lonesome. Come home, sweetheart. I’m here waiting for you.”
If only that was true today.
There’s more – some are quick and to the point, some are downright dirty. And I listen to every single one. He doesn’t say ‘I love you’ in any of them – but he doesn’t have to. I hear it in every word. Every time he says my name.
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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.