June 24, 2014

Book Review: Tangled


TANGLED-NEW-659x1024Ever read a book that really doesn’t need a sequel? That would be this one.

Tangled by Emma Chase won a Goodreads award and I was looking for something new, so I thought it was a good choice. Told from a male perspective, though written by a woman, I didn’t expect to enjoy this book as much as I did. Let’s dive in.

In a Nutshell
Drew is a top-notch investment banker at a privately owned firm, where his father is one of the founders, and Kate is a brilliant, yet new, member of the company’s team. Drew and Kate first meet at a club on the eve of Kate starting at the firm–unbeknownst to Drew–and do the flirty thing. Once Kate’s first day rolls around and subsequently Drew’s dad asks Kate and Drew to compete for a new opportunity, the gloves come off.

Yes, there’s still the sexual tension between the two of them, but aside from being co-workers and office rivals, Kate’s also engaged–a complication to their obvious attraction. There’s also the fact that Drew thinks, and quite often proves, that he’s God’s gift to women. His arrogance knows no bounds and Kate is less than impressed with his attitude.

More obstacles arise with Drew and Kate coming together–her engagement being the least of them. Drew proves to have some chivalrous moments, but his ego gets the best of him and jeopardizes everything.

Tara’s Take
I’m not sure why I thought I wouldn’t like this book, it was actually pretty funny. The situations and dialogue were entertaining. We may never know if Emma Chase truly captured the male point of view, but it seems pretty plausible to me. Kudos to her!

This is the perfect light-hearted summer read, ideal for the beach. It’s just fun. There are some pretty steamy scenes and again, humor is its backbone.

The only downside, if it can truly be called that, is that there are 3 more books after this one. This could easily be a standalone book and personally, I’m treating it as such. I didn’t see a need for there to be more artificially created angst going forward just to expand the storyline. So while I recommend giving this book a try, I can’t speak to the others. Happy reading!

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