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  • Anca Ilcu

Saturday Book Pick: Tangled by Emma Chase

...and finding happiness after a breakup.


I could spend hours describing my reading experience. I had so much fun reading it. It was such an emotions builder. That is the best introduction I can come up with after just finishing Tangled by Emma Chase.


Book Description


Oh, Drew! Classic player, hot shot finance guru, expensive lifestyle, rich background. However, the beginning of the book shows a different picture. Why? Because he has "the flue". Aha ;) Since Kate came into his life, nothing is the same. He “invested” a lot of effort into trying to make her fall in his arms (like all others and everything else for that matter) and she still maintained her firm position of an engaged woman. Until one day...

My Thoughts


There are many #controversial reviews out there. For me, this is one of those books that made me feel good. I laughed in the beginning just to feel a bit sad, then laugh some more. From writing point of view, the author was amazing in building the emotions and in preparing the reader for the next scene. There were pages where I felt #amused and then something shifts and I would feel either bad for our characters or saddened by the events. Emma Chase is great!

The story is told from Drew’s point of view. I must admit, he is not the most #likable character. He would use a woman (for their mutual pleasure) and then tell everything to his friends. He is sometimes #tooconfident, to the point of arrogance. But he is exceptional at his job. He lives and breathes to close a new deal. Until he meets Kate. Her intelligence matches his and her skills in the same field may one day rival his as well. Definitely, her looks help. She captivates and infuriates him. They are like fire and gasoline. Doesn’t matter how many attempts Drew has to woo Kate, she remains faithful to her fiancé.

We see Kate only from Drew’s perspective, but this doesn’t make the story incomplete. We have enough information to form a comprehensive opinion about her. She quickly wins the reader’s respect. I loved her interactions with Drew, she really is his equal. At the same time, she is also #vulnerable. His hot and cold attitude affects her emotions, as for any woman.

There are a few things which I did not enjoy, such as Drew quickly realizing that what he feels for Kate is more than a one night stand. His actions from the second part of the book are in #contradiction with not mixing work with pleasure. I feel that the work environment was contaminated somehow. To a part of the readers, Drew may appear as a #misogynistic bastard. So stay away from the story if you are sensitive with this type of behavior.


Favorite Quote

“Uncle Drew?”
“Yes?”
“Is you gonna die alone?”
I smirk. “I don’t plan on dying for a long time, honey.”
“Momma says you gonna die alone. She tol’ Daddy that you gonna die, and it be days till a cleanin’ lady find your rottin’ corpse.”
Lovely. Thank you, Alexandra.
“Wha’s a corpse, Uncle Drew?”
Wow.

You may ask why I have selected this dialogue. This young lady, Drew’s niece, although she appears in only one scene, is the highlight of the book. She was an absolute delight!


Conclusion


This is one of those books that make you feel good. I forgot about all the imperfections, I forgot all the “meh” moments and I simply enjoyed it. There were pages I savored, chapters that were an absolute delight. I enjoyed even the small graphical elements that appear here and there. In spite of everything else, I loved it! I recommend Emma Chase wholeheartedly and for sure she is an author you will read about in this section.


Goodreads link: goodreads.com/book/show/18297707-tangled

Amazon link: amazon.com/Tangled-Emma-Chase/dp/1476761779


  • Tangled by Emma Chase

  • Release Date (reprint edition): January 14, 2014

  • ISBN: 9781476761770

  • Language: English



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Ok, first question: can men change for a woman? Second: how fast would you find a rebound after a breakup? Would you look for one? I think I would. We all (men and women) look for someone that can boost our confidence. We want to feel appreciated, we want to feel loved (ok, even superficially, it helps for a short while). The pain may not go away, but it’s numbed a bit at least. Let me know your thoughts in the comments, don’t be shy. It’s just us here ;)

Until next time, love a lot!

 

Anca Ilcu

Columnist | Book Buff of Moody Melon Magazine

I've been a book blogger since 2016. Books have helped me escape my stressful job, keep a positive mind and nurtured my soul. While I mostly read Romance, I also like the Young Adult and Fantasy genres. Every chapter deserves praise and every book should be appreciated.


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