Series: Tangled #2
Published by: Gallery Books on March 25, 2014
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
Source: The Publisher
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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. 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 received this book for free from The Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Also in this series: Tamed, Tied
Also by this author: Tamed, Tied, Overruled, Sustained, Appealed
One Line: Just as engaging and entertaining as the first!
In My Opinion: Add to cart!
Emma Chase won me over with Tangled, but she has definitely sealed her fate as a favorite author of mine with Twisted. While the beginning of the book, the so-called “twist” in their relationship got me all kinds of angry because that kind of misunderstanding shouldn’t have happened, it still fit with these characters that I have grown to love and I really enjoyed seeing how it all played out. While this story has a tried and true theme, I just loved the way Emma tells it and I was pretty much glued to the pages from beginning to end.
Things were just too good between Kate and Drew, but they were seriously lacking the communication department of their relationship. A misunderstanding occurs, inevitably, which causes Drew to go all jerk on Kate, and I really hated him for it, and for Kate to flee home and make sense of her life now. Boy did I want to smack Drew upside the face for what he did. But, when distance begins to be too much for them both, I was quite surprised with how Drew handled everything. And I was a bit miffed with Kate for how easily she forgave him. It was a bit too easy for my taste, especially with what he put her through. After that though, when the truth finally comes out, things fall into place and you really see these two work at their relationship.
Easily the best part of this book, or series so far, is Chase’s writing style. It’s so fun, hilarious, and engaging. I love how she is able to grab your attention right from the start, keep you entertained with her intriguing characters and a decent plot progression, as far as contemporary romances go. The dialogue is great and even the inner monologues keep you chuckling and smiling most of the time. Her books just have this sort of charisma about it that makes you want to read it and makes you enjoy it thoroughly as well.
I kind of wish I had listened to this as an audiobook like with Tangled though, because I felt like that’s how it should be done. The way the main character, in this case it was Kate, basically talks to the reader and tells her story, while I was reading it, I felt like I was hearing a friend describe this story to me.
Regardless of how you read it, I think readers of all kinds will enjoy this story and this series. You definitely get more of the characters and what they’re going through, and I really appreciated that. I also loved the slew of secondary characters, which definitely added vibrancy to an already stellar read. I highly recommend this series and I really can’t wait for the next book.
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.