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Drew Evans is a winner. Handsome and arrogant, he makes multimillion dollar business deals and seduces New York’s most beautiful women with just a smile. He has loyal friends and an indulgent family. So why has he been shuttered in his apartment for seven days, miserable and depressed?

He’ll tell you he has the flu.

But we all know that’s not really true.

Katherine Brooks is brilliant, beautiful and ambitious. She refuses to let anything - or anyone - derail her path to success. When Kate is hired as the new associate at Drew’s father’s investment banking firm, every aspect of the dashing playboy’s life is thrown into a tailspin. The professional competition she brings is unnerving, his attraction to her is distracting, his failure to entice her into his bed is exasperating.

Then, just when Drew is on the cusp of having everything he wants, his overblown confidence threatens to ruin it all. Will he be able untangle his feelings of lust and tenderness, frustration and fulfillment? Will he rise to the most important challenge of his life?

Can Drew Evans win at love?

Tangled is not your mother’s romance novel. It is an outrageous, passionate, witty narrative about a man who knows a lot about women…just not as much as he thinks he knows. As he tells his story, Drew learns the one thing he never wanted in life, is the only thing he can’t live without.

254 pages, Kindle Edition

First published May 20, 2013

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Emma Chase

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Emma Chase is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of romance filled with humor, heat and heart. Her books have been published in over 20 languages and the film adaptation of Tangled, Emma's iconic enemies-to-lovers rom-com, was recently released by Passionflix.
Emma lives happily-ever-after in New Jersey with her husband, two children, and two adorable, misbehaving dogs.

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March 25, 2015

Amazing. A must-read. Every single sentence from that guy's brain/mouth is priceless.

My mind is in awesome-coma, so I'm gonna try to show my feelings the best I can :))

This book:
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Best book ever to be written completely from the hero's POV!
I don't remember the last time I had so much fun reading something!

Seriously people, don't read too many reviews, just go in blind and read the book!!!!!!! You'll love it more!!! And it is completely awesome!!!!

Thanks V, Shelly and Rach for reading this with me <3

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3,861 reviews5,637 followers
July 11, 2017

*1.5 stars*

Okay, I know that everyone loves this book. But, honestly, I despised it.

This book sort of reminded me of a Kristen Ashley book. There was this stereotype of what a "guy" is, and how a "guy" thinks.


I've known a guy or two in my day. This book reads like what a GIRL thinks a guy is like.

Tangled had so many loathsome tropes. We get a magical vagina turning a pigheaded guy into a devoted man. We get the adorable niece (which can be replaced by doting younger sister in some books), who shows a dickhead's "loving" side. We get blatant misogyny and even SEXUAL HARRASMENT at work framed as "just teasing" and "all in good fun," offset by, of course, an even bigger asshole who "crosses the line" and shows that the MC isn't all that bad.

The male MC doesn't respect the female MC. He doesn't respect her boundaries, he doesn't respect her intelligence, and he doesn't show that he is worthy of her for a hot second.

I didn't think this book was funny. I didn't think this book was entertaining. I didn't think the male MC read like a man or how a man thinks.

The only reason this book gets an extra 1/2 a star is because the narrator did a nice job reading the story, but if I didn't spend good money on the ebook + the audiobook upgrade, I would have DNFed it (like I wanted to do!) ages ago.

No offense to my dozens of friends who loved this one, but the sooner I forget this book, the better.
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1,059 reviews74.8k followers
December 4, 2013

Hilarious, romantic, all-out FUN!!

Think Wallbanger meets Beautiful Bastard :)

You smiling yet?

I was hooked from the first line and smiling wide by the end of the first page. If you are a fan of enemies-to-lovers stories, you will LOVE Tangled!

I swear half my book is highlighted. I laughed out loud, grinned till my cheeks ached and just generally loved it!

The story is about Drew. In real life, Drew is a clean-shaven, well-groomed, expensive suit wearing professional. But, at the start of the story, he’s a miserable un-showered, un-shaven heap locked in a messy apartment overflowing with old pizza boxes while claiming to have the flu.


What he really has is a bad case of the Break Up.

See Real Life Drew was once a player. Why settle for one when there were so many willing ones tripping over themselves to be with him?

“I’ve never seduced a woman before.
Shocking, I know.
Let me clarify. I’ve never had to seduce a woman before, not in the typical sense. Usually it just takes a look, a wink, a smile. A friendly greeting, maybe a drink or two. After that, the only verbal exchange involves short, one-word phrases like harder, more, lower… You get the point.”
But he’s fallen in love. Finally. Problem is, she’s getting married… to someone else. Hence the miserable, moping, un-shaved heap. This is his story.

It starts off going back in time to when they first met. Drew meets Kate at a club one night and, despite the flirting, she walks away. When Kate gets hired by his office, it puts him in a frustrating situation because office romances are on his no-no list.

“Kate Brooks is officially scratched off my list of potentials. She is forbidden, untouchable, a no-way-never. Right next to my friends’ ex-girlfriends, the boss’ daughter, and my sister’s best friends.
Well, that last category is a bit of a gray area.”

We are told the story by Drew. He can be a bit of an asshat but you really just can’t help falling for him – he’s that lovable. He both narrates the events and breaks the 4th wall by talking directly to us as the reader. It’s totally awesome! It’s like he’s right there telling you the story. There are times when his commentary on what was going on just had me in stitches. Here’s a random quote:

“Once again, to the ladies out there — here’s a fact for you: Men pretty much have sex on the brain twenty-four-seven. The exact figure is like every 5.2 seconds or some shit like that.

The point is, when you ask, “What do you want for dinner?” we’re thinking about screwing you on the kitchen counter. When you’re telling us about the sappy film you watched with your girlfriends last week, we’re thinking about the porno we saw on cable last night. When you show us the designer shoes you bought on sale, we’re thinking how nice they would look on our shoulders.

I just thought you’d want to know. Don’t shoot the messenger.”

And if you like strong heroines, you will LOVE Kate. She is smart, confident, sassy and absolutely determined not to become another notch on Drew’s bed post. She has plans, dreams, goals and no time for a playboy.

“If we’re going to work together, Drew, I think we’re should get a few things straight. I’m not your sweetheart. My name is Kate — Katherine. Use it. And I’m not a kiss-ass. I don’t have to be. My work speaks for itself.”

Their banter and ‘sparring’ was just priceless! Tangled was essentially an enemies-to-lovers story about guy falling in love for the first time with a girl who goes toe-to-toe with him on everything. I loved watching them work through their issues. And when Drew finally decides to fight for Kate’s heart, the lengths to which he goes are just laugh-out-loud awesome!

“It makes me want to kiss her and strangle her at the same time. I’ve never been into S&M, but I’m beginning to see its benefits.”

The book wasn’t always funny per say, but the whole mood was light hearted. The sex was hot, the characters were lovable, the writing was witty and it has a happy ending :)

If you are looking for a FUN read, this is it!!!!

4.5 stars

Thank you to the publisher for providing me an ARC to review.


BLURB --> Drew Evans is a winner. Handsome and arrogant, he makes multimillion dollar business deals and seduces New York’s most beautiful women with just a smile. He has loyal friends and an indulgent family. So why has he been shuttered in his apartment for seven days, miserable and depressed?

He’ll tell you he has the flu.

But we all know that’s not really true.

Katherine Brooks is brilliant, beautiful and ambitious. She refuses to let anything - or anyone - derail her path to success. When Kate is hired as the new associate at Drew’s father’s investment banking firm, every aspect of the dashing playboy’s life is thrown into a tailspin. The professional competition she brings is unnerving, his attraction to her is distracting, his failure to entice her into his bed is exasperating.

Then, just when Drew is on the cusp of having everything he wants, his overblown confidence threatens to ruin it all. Will he be able untangle his feelings of lust and tenderness, frustration and fulfillment? Will he rise to the most important challenge of his life?

Can Drew Evans win at love?

Tangled is not your mother’s romance novel. It is an outrageous, passionate, witty narrative about a man who knows a lot about women…just not as much as he thinks he knows. As he tells his story, Drew learns the one thing he never wanted in life, is the only thing he can’t live without.

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May 24, 2013
5 stars.*****Review completed May 24, 2013

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“Fuck, yeah. That’s good. Yeah, like that.“
See that guy—black suit, devilishly handsome? Yeah, the guy getting the blow job from the luscious redhead in the bathroom stall? That’s me. The real me. MBF: Me Before Flu.

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So, like I said what you’re seeing right now isn’t the real me. I have the flu.
Have you ever noticed some of the worst sicknesses in history have a lyrical sound to them? Words like malaria, diarrhea, cholera. Do you think they do that on purpose? To make it a nice way to say you feel like something that dropped out of your dog’s ass?

Poor Drew. He looks like a zombie when he's got the flu. *pets* *evil grin*
Isn't it strange that every man who's got the flu is dying--right in front of your eyes. A sick man is always moaning a woman's ears off. Terrible.
Reminds me of my two little guys and my ex…all their antics…tsk-tsk...
My mom told me once that if men would bear kids, then the couples would never have more than one child. Men couldn't withstand the pain, they would cave in after the first delivery.

I apologize in advance for adding too many quotes and for getting a tiny bit long-winded. There's something you need to know, though. Drew is the perfect man-whore and Baba is the perfect quotes-whore. Ramps up the fun factor, it's all good. *cough*

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But I have rules—standards, you might say. One of them is no screwing around at the office. I don’t shit where I eat, I don’t fuck where I work. Never mind the sexual harassment issues it would bring up;  it’s just not good business. It’s unprofessional.
And she works here. In my office, where I have sworn to never…ever…screw around. Her warm, soft hand slides perfectly into mine, and two thoughts enter my head simultaneously.
The first is: God hates me.  The second is: I have been a naughty, naughty boy for most of my life, and this is my payback. And you know what they say about payback, right?
Yep. She’s one hairy bitch.
“Well, you could do the noble thing and bow out.” Yeah—like that’ll happen.
“In your dreams.”
I smirk. „Actually my dreams involve you bending over something…not bowing.”
She makes a disgusted sound. “Could you be any more of a pig?”
“I was kidding. Why do you have to be so fucking serious all the time? You should learn how to take a joke.”
“I can take a joke,” she tells me, sounding insulted.
“Yeah? When?”
“When it’s not being delivered by a childish jackass who thinks he’s God’s gift to women.”
“I am not childish.”
God’s gift on the other hand?  My record speaks for itself.
“Oh, bite me.”
I wish.
„Nice comeback, Kate. Very mature.“
“You’re a jerk.“
„You’re a…an Alexandra.”
She pauses a second and looks at me blankly.
“What the hell does that even mean?”
Think about it. It will come to you.

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Kate walks into her office and closes the door, leaving me standing on the outside. This is where men got the shitty end of the stick, people. When God gave Eve that extra rib? He should have given us something extra too. Like mental telepathy.
I once heard my mother tell my father that she shouldn’t have to explain why she was pissed.  That if he didn’t already know what he’d done wrong, then he wasn’t really sorry for it. What the fuck does that even mean? Newsflash, ladies:  We can’t read your thoughts. And frankly, I’m not entirely sure I’d want to. The female mind is a scary place to be.
Oh yeah. Just one more little detail you should know: I haven’t gotten laid in twelve days.
Twelve days.
Two hundred and eighty-eight sex-free hours. I can’t calculate the minutes—it’s too depressing. Remember all work and no play makes Drew a cranky boy? Well, at this point, Drew is practically a goddamned psychopath, okay?
Because you know how some people have gay-dar? Well, I have dump-dar. That means I can pick out a recently dumped female a mile away. They’re easy pickings. All you have to tell them is that their ex is an idiot for letting them go, and they’ll be begging you to nail them.
now falls into the aforementioned dumped category. Should be a sure thing, right?

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Just so you know, men don’t expect a woman to smell like Winter Pine or Niagara Falls or whatever the fuck those feminine products say. It’s a pussy—it’s supposed to smell like one. That’s the fucking turn on.
I read an article once that said having sex extends the human life span. At this rate, Kate and I are going to live forever. I’ve lost count of the number of times we’ve done it. It’s like a mosquito bite—the more you scratch, the more it itches.
I’m just glad I bought the extra-large box of condoms at Costco.

The man on woman action was hot and left Drew somewhat disheveled...

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The infamous Bad Word Jar…she's going to rob you blind, Drew. *smirk*

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Drew and his niece Mackenzie are so, so adorable together! Loved their interaction. CUTE. The man would do anything for that girl.

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The next part is spoiler-tagged in order to shorten my review. Just go ahead and read it, it won't spoil it for you. :-)

I friggin' loved it! Tangled was pure fun, fun, fun! You don't believe me? Seriously? You are missing out on a real winner.

Dear Drew,

Nice to meet you, darling. Um…I'm in awe. Honestly, I'm kinda speechless and I swear to you that happens not all the time. I'm sitting in front of my laptop, and I'm not sure how to review your story. I might as well do it short and sweet, right? No, you pervert, I didn't say I might as well do you. *stern look* Rein in your overly imaginative thoughts. Do some yoga, that should do the trick. See? That's more like it. By the way, did you know that yoga improves your sex life? Check this out:


Come to think of it, I'm not sure if you would survive even better sex coz your current sex life seems to be quite chirpy, and Kate is wearing you the f@ck out. Yeah, yeah, I'm going to throw a couple dollars into the Bad Word Jar. It doesn't bother me at all. Seriously? *rolls eyes endearingly* Will you stop it now! Shut. It. Drew. You shouldn't disturb me since I'm working on my review. I mean I need to focus on the heart of the matter, right? Hence, you wouldn't want me to screw it up. *a look of utter exasperation* Note to readers: Have you seen how exasperating and tenacious that man is? Whatever. Let's get down to business…

Did you know that if you put a frog in boiling water, he'll jump out? But, if you put one in cold water and heat it slowly, he'll stay in. And boil to death. He won't even try to get out. He won't even know he's dying. Until it's too late.
Men are a lot like frogs.

If, by some catastrophe, I might as well shave my head and move to frigging Tibet. I hear the monks are hiring.

Yeah, Drew, you are something else. Calling you arrogant with a supremely inflated libido doesn't even begin to cover it. You are crude, very outspoken, sexy as sin, handsome, a womanizer par excellence with an ego that encompasses a whole country. Nope, screw that. It encompasses the whole world, right? The best of the best. Your dick rules your mind and you excel at mouth-to-mouth insufflation among other appetizing things. Nom noms… I know that you never fell in love. Add in the fact that you don't do relationships on principle and we have the perfect premise for a great and absolutely entertaining story. Dude, you're going to fall hard, just saying. Yep, fasten your seat belt, you're going to need it badly. *devilish grin*

Come on, don't look so shocked, darling. Listen, I'm going to introduce you very carefully to your scary fate. Whew, what a shocking concept, right? Well, I gotta tell you something. As a matter of fact, when you're going to meet Kate (no, you jerk, I'm not talking about Kate Princess of Wales, I'm talking about YOUR Kate)…you know the adventurous, very demanding and utterly confident Kate…granted, I'm babbling. Anyway, you will be surprised and you won't be able to imagine what's going to happen to you. You'll be in for it, I swear. Ever heard of being pussy whipped? Hmm…please spare me your 'widening' eyes right now coz it's such a cliché in romance books. Frankly, it annoys the f@ck out of me and we're back to real life, aren't we? I do not need that crap. Thank you for being so forthcoming. *mwah* Huh? Did you just blush? Where was I? Oh, back to your story…

You have no idea how important regular sexual gratification is for us. It's crucial. Vital.
I'll explain.
In 2004, UCLA conducted a survey to determine how highly women valued getting off in relation to other daily activities. You know what they found? Eight in ten--that's eighty percent--said if given the choice between sex or sleep, they would choose sleep.
In that same year, NYU conducted its own study. With rats. They implanted electrodes in the brains of male rats and put two buttons in their cages. When the lucky little bastards pushed the blue button, the electrodes triggered an orgasm. When they pushed a red button, they were given food.
Care to guess what happened to all the rats?
They died.
They f@cking starved to death.
They never pushed the red button.
Need I say more?
Anyway, here I am. Stuck in my own little cage with no goddamn blue button. But…

Dude, I need to tell you that you've got one seriously warped mind. I'm not sure but have you seen a doctor recently? I mean it, man, since your brain seems to suffer from a serious overload of Ecstasy or cocaine. I actually thought that you could swallow a couple Valium. Um…you see I thought it could help you to ramp down your overactive mind. Honestly, what man's mind is working 24/7? What man is thinking all the freakin' time? What man is talking all the time? Does your dirty mind ever sleep? Gawd, doesn't it wear you out? Truth be told, that man doesn't exist. Hey, calm down, ok? Alrighty, I'll take it back. *goes on knees* There is the one and only Drew Evans! The man. The star. God's redundant gift to women. *gasp* I cannot believe I just said that. Yeah, yeah, spare me your smug smile, dude. I know you are enjoying yourself immensely. *huffs*

Would you please do me a favor? Tell your author that I loved her sense of humor. I loved her writing and it was an incredibly hilarious trip. I totally enjoyed being in your naughty little mind and writing Tangled in first person present tense from your POV was a real knockout. See? Here comes the much awaited praise from moi! Also, I really appreciated her choice of secondary characters. They were well drawn and added to the fun factor, for sure. Your interaction with Mackenzie was utterly priceless. Bagina, anyone? Well, all the power to the vaginas, I am so with you. You sure are an enlightened man, Drew. *grin* Tangled is actually a breath of fresh air among too many mediocre contemporary romance books.

I must admit, however, that I couldn't take you overly serious. Your character seemed to be kinda exaggerated, something like a parody, you know? Don't get me wrong. I loved it nonetheless, and many things you said were true. Seriously, I loved every single pearl of wisdom that came out of your crude delicious mouth. Well, I know you want me to get down and dirty now. Hah! I know you are waiting for me to hail you with praise for your sexual prowess. Yes, yes, yes, you can eat me all night long, ok? I mean what does it cost me to admit it, right? I'm not the jealous type. Nope. Me? No, of course not. See? I can be totally nonchalant. I swear I would never begrudge you your smexy times with Princess Kate. Never. Ever. Um…can I nail you too? I'm kinda desperate...

My oh my, it was a close call, don't you think? I'm talking about you almost missing the finish line. But you did it and I can't tell you how proud I am of you. Do you remember when you were talking about the best fu@@ing advice ever? Assume nothing. Even if you think you know everything. Even if you're sure that you're right. Get confirmation. Yes! *high five* You have learned your lesson, Drew. Besides, do you remember what else you told me? Yup. This relationship shit is exhausting. Then again you must admit it's so damn worth it, isn't it?

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Drew, darling, I need to come to an end now. You know I feel a little bit worn out; I'm not getting any younger either. Besides, my life is kinda busy. Though it was nice chatting with you, and I hope to see you around.

I wish you a life full of love, laughter and happiness.

All the best and take care.

Baba xxx

I have been laughing my ass off all the time. Tangled gets the Babalicious Stamp of Approval.

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Pussy whipped, thy name is Drew.
Yeah, I know. It's okay. I don't mind. 'Cause if this is the Dark Side? Sign me up. Seriously. Don't be surprised if I start skipping down the street singing, "Zip-a-Dee-fucking-Doo-Dah." I'm that happy.

I don't mind either. Sign me up. I'm happy. Seriously. Cannot wait to read the next book in the series!

P.S. Drew, dearie, just so know…the NILF comment was crude. *shakes head disapprovingly*
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158 reviews1,926 followers
December 4, 2013
So after seeing this book completely TAKE OVER my newsfeed in what could only be described as “ Goodreads Tangled-Gate of 2013”…

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I finally had to cave and read this book. And for the next two days… you wanna know what I was doing?


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And might I just say…


That’s some intense shit. ;)

But seriously, you’re going to be doing that ugly-laughing thing where you know, you hug lower body and mascara’s running down your face and you’re rolling on the ground making disturbing noises and people don’t know whether someone attacked you or if maybe you should be attacked.

I’m just saying!

It’s goin’ to happen.

So you better start writing that “Thank You” letter to your yoga instructor now.

Oh! And Drew Evans?

You and me, buddy.

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Oh! And Emma Chase?

You did good, girl…


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474 reviews2,411 followers
May 24, 2013


And reading this story from the point of view of a guy like Drew? Pure fun and entertainment, I assure you! ;)

Let's meet the man of the hour shall we...

"See that guy - black suit, devilishly handsome? The guy getting the blow job from the luscious redhead in the bathroom stall? That's me. The real me. MBF: Me Before Flu."

Yep, we're talking about no one other than the real Drew Evans --

He's the kind of guy who's used to always getting what he wants. He's the kind of guy who "never rides the same roller coaster twice". But now? Things have changed... He'll tell you he has the flu, but what really happened? Well, that's an entirely different story... One you're about to hear, the uncensored version, from his POV. He tells it like it is, straightforward and to the point.

Being inside Drew's head and getting the entire story from his point of view, is one of things I loved most about this book. Some of his thoughts literally made me laugh out loud -

"The first is: God hates me. The second is: I have been a naughty, naughty boy for most of my life, and this is my payback. And you know what they say about payback, right? Yep. She's one hairy bitch."


"Edward Cullen can take his stupid heroine and OD on it. Kate is my own personal brand of Viagra."


"Would he open his bedroom door and let some other guy screw his wife? Okay, that was too far. I take it back - considering his wife is my mother. Forget I ever referred to my mother and screwing in the same sentence. That's just wrong...on so many levels."


"For God's sake, don't let her watch Cinderella. What kind of example is that? A mindless twit who can't even remember where she left her damn shoe, so she has to wait for some douchebag in thights to bring it to her? Give me a friggin break."


"Kate, if I throw myself in front of a bus,
will you come visit me at the hospital?
PS - try not to feel guilty if I don't survive. Really."

Drew Evens is a typical womanizer. Girls line the streets for him and he's never had to seduce a woman before.

"I've never seduced a woman before. Shocking, I know. Let me clarify, I've never had to seduce a woman before, not In the typical sense. Usually it takes a look, a wink, a smile. A friendly greeting, maybe a drink or two. After that, the only verbal exchange involves short one-word phrases like harder, more, lower...you get the point."

But then he meets Katherine {Kate} Brooks --

When Drew meets Kate at a bar on a Saturday night, he's immediately drawn to her. She's beautiful and attractieve nu he's ready to make her his newest conquest for the night.

"She's magnificent - angelic - gorgeous. Pick a word, any fucking word. The bottom line is, for a moment, I forgot how to breathe."

But Kate Brooks isn't the one night stand- kind of girl and when she turns him down, he can't seem to get her out of his head, because that's just something that's never happened to him before. Then, when it turns out, Kate is the new associate at his father's business company, the situation is about to get even more messier.

At first, Drew doesn't realize is yet, but Kate is the kind of girl that will turn his entire world upside down.

Not only can he not stop thinking about her, she's also become his new close co-worker and if there's one rule he's never, ever broken beofre, it's that he never mixes business with pleasure. But for Kate he might be prepared to make an exeption...

"Women fall in love quicker than men. Easier and more often. But when guys fall? We go down harder. And when things go bad? When it's not us who ends it? We don't get to walk away. We crawl."

They finally give in to their attraction to each other and they do? Phew! The sex scenes from Drew's POV were just HOT!!! *fans self*

Then Drew did some things that were just not okay...

He messed up, badly .

But in the end, after some swoon-worthy Notebook-like attempts on Drew's behalf to make things right, the story does have a HEA.... *sigh*

There isn't one thing I didn't love about this book, from the dialogue to the main chracters and all the unique and funny side chracters like Alexandra aka "The Bitch", Mackenzie and Dee-Dee, I just enjoyed every minute of this fun, unique and hilarious story and ended up devouring it in one day...

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3,816 reviews32.4k followers
April 20, 2015
5+++ Fantastic and Hilarious Stars!!!

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If you are like me and you adore the lovable assholes, the jerks, and the manwhores... then Drew Evans is just the guy for you!!! This book had me hooked from the very first page and I couldn’t get enough! Being inside Drew Evan’s head was amazing! One of the funniest and most enjoyable stories I have read in a really long time!

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Meet Drew Evans. He is a successful business man, a handsome guy, he’s got great friends, a loving family, and as many women as he could ever want. Drew is hot and Drew knows it. Drew doesn’t do relationships. He never makes promises, he just does his thing.

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Throughout this story, Drew gives us a ton of fun facts and info:

Men are visual. We wouldn’t be fucking you if we didn’t want to look at you. You can write that down.

I control my dick. My dick does not control me.

I sleep naked, by the way. You should try it. If you haven’t slept naked, you haven’t lived. But thats beside the point.

For those ladies out there who are listening, let me give you some free advice: If a guy who you just met at a club calls you baby, sweetheart, angel or any other generic endearment? Don’t make the mistake of thinking he’s so into you, he’s already thinking up pet names. It’s because he can’t or doesn’t care to remember your actual name.

Deep down- I’m a momma’s boy. I’m man enough to admit it. And trust me, I’m not the only one. Explains a lot, doesn’t it?

Here’s a fact for you – once I’m done, I’m done. I’m not the kind of guy who rides the same rollercoaster twice

You get the idea of what kind of guy he is, yeah? Well, Drew hasn’t been himself. He has ‘the flu’. The last week he hasn’t been well. And it all has to do with one woman.

Katherine Brooks.
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Kate works with Drew. She is new at the firm and she is ready to succeed. She is smart, beautiful, feisty and she intrigues Drew in every way. There is something different about Kate. While competing against each other for the same account, these two bicker and banter back and forth... its hilarious! There is also some major sexual tension going on, but there are complications. They get to know each other better and Drew decides he wants Kate. Drew screws up a ton, but he is a guy, what do you expect? He goes through some great lengths to make it better.

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Some of the BEST lines:
It makes me want to kiss her and strangle her at the same time. I’ve never been into S&M. But I’m beginning to see its benefits.

Edward Cullen can take his stupid heroine and OD on it. Kate is my own personal brand of Viagra.

Twelve days. Its a frigging record. I haven’t had a drought like this since the winter of ninety-nine.

“God! Oh God!”

“God’s not the one fucking you, baby.”
“Drew... Drew... yes... Drew!”
Much better.

“You have no sense of self-preservation, do you?”
“No, not at the moment. I’m too focused on... fornication.”

I blame Adam. Now theres a guy who had the world by the balls. Walking around naked, a hot chick to satisfy his every whim. I sure hope that apple was tasty, ‘cause he really fucked it up for the rest of us.

This is how I looked a majority of the book:
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I can’t tell you how impressed I was with this debut novel! I don’t think I have ever read a book that has made me smile and laugh so much. I love the male pov and it was a treat to have the whole story written in the male’s pov! The whole time I was reading, I felt like Drew was talking to me. Drew is the best kind of character. He is funny, sarcastic, sexy and sweet! I couldn’t get enough of him! And I liked Kate too lol! The whole thing- It was great! Can I say there was nothing I didn’t like about this one! Loved everything it! Going on the favorites shelf for sure. Emma Chase- I will read ANYTHING you write lady! This was fantastic! Looking for a fun and awesome read... pick this one up!!!

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3,918 reviews69.3k followers
January 15, 2020
Douchebags, FTW! <--reread 2017
This one held up during a second reading, and I'd still recommend it to anyone who isn't looking for prince charming to actually be...charming.

In the story, Drew is a brunette, but since the beauty of books is that I can imagine whatever the fuck I want...


Original review: 2014

I laughed, and laughed, and laughed, and then I laughed some more. Sooooo good!
I have to say that I understand why some people found this book (Drew's voice in particular) offensive, rude, and obnoxious. He's a self-centered man-whore, and his inner thoughts are not even slightly redeeming. We first meet him while he's getting a BJ from a random redhead in a bathroom, and his immediate thoughts are only how quickly he can extract himself from her and move on to the next good time.
Because why in the world would he have sex with the same woman twice?
Hang on. Did she just say she had a twin?


Aaaaand we're back in business!

Is Drew honest, or is he just a horrible person?
Maybe a little bit of both.
Thing is, I married a guy who sounds like Drew. Many years later, I'm used to that particular brand of honesty, so it cracked me up on several different levels.
However, if you don't like leading men who aren't PC, then you'll want to steer clear of this one because this guy is guaranteed to offend you.
I get it, I do. It's just that my husband has used the excuse "because I'm not a giant vagina" to get out of doing so many things with me that I'm desensitized to it.
At any rate, I loved Drew and Kate's story, and I can see myself coming back and revisiting this book over and over again.

This a typical romance in that Drew is unbelievably sexy, unbelievably rich, and unbelievably skilled with women.
I should be annoyed with his lack of Real-World issues, but this was funny enough that I managed to overlook his...lack of flaws, I guess? Tangled is one of those stories that I just chalked up to complete fantasy, and decided not to let my sensible side squish the fun.


Mild Spoilers Ahead:

Here's what I thought the author did right:
First, when Drew realizes he's in love, he doesn't run off and deny it.
It doesn't make sense when they have characters do that, you know? If you're in love, you act the fool. You do the whole embarrassing PDA stuff, you talk about them until your friends want to strangle you, and you otherwise just act all goofy and stupid.
You don't run off. Not even relationship-shy dudes.
I think that's something certain people tell themselves when their love interest runs for the hills.
Oh, they're just scared of their feelings!
Ehhh. I think they just don't like you.
Maybe I'm wrong. I'm not.


Second, it takes Kate a reasonable amount of convincing to take Drew back at the end.
I know that some of you are probably thinking she took him back too soon, but let's face it, she was crazy about him. If you already want to believe someone, then it doesn't usually take much for them to convince you of something.
She hung in there longer than I would have...


I'm not sure how I missed out on this little gem, but I'm sure glad I found it.
If you haven't read this one yet, you need to check it out!

PS - You can thank Jeff & Trish for all of the extra Hemsworth gifs I had sitting around...
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October 31, 2018
Try this: read chapters 1-5, skip to 12, then read the last 2 chapters. Do you think you missed anything? Well, there you have it.
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March 13, 2021
I can see why people loved this in the early 2010s, but we have come a long way from loving misogynistic heroes who sleep around until they find the PERFECT girl that's not like other girls. How original. I liked the narrative choice the author made where it was actually Drew narrating and commenting on everything that happened as if he were retelling the story. But I hated Drew. He was just so gross. He slut-shamed girls so much even though he was the one who was also sleeping with them and sleeping with SO MANY WOMEN. I really hated that double standard. He was also SO IMPRESSED that Katherine would eat a turkey club and fries instead of a salad. HUGE EYE ROLL. He was so aggressive towards her and sexually explicit when SHE HAD A FIANCE that it was definitely sexual harassment and only wasn't considered that because he was hot. Any other guy, that would have been so wrong and problematic. He was just a pig. And I didn't root for him to have his HEA. I just feel like romance has definitely strayed from this kind of hero, or at least from books that are from the POV of this kind of hero. I hated every conversation he had with his friends and how obsessed with sex he was. I DID NOT CARE. Ugh. There was literally nothing good about this book and if I weren't reading this for a specific video, I would have definitely DNFd this.
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May 22, 2013

I don't remember when was the last time I enjoyed any book so much. I laughed, I was entertained, I swooned. Tangled, book with witty and sarcastic hero as narrator, is a MUST READ! This insight into man's head and thinking is fascinating and a lot of fun.

My Drew and Kate:

Drew Evans used to be always on the top of things, getting everything he wanted and enjoying life of a single good-looking bachelor. Until he got flu which changed him into whinning man, lying down on his couch and watching stupid movies for a whole week. Or was in not the flu that brought this strong man into this pathetic state?

After short prologue, story is set four months earlier to the times when Drew is successful gentleman who is enjoying services of various willing ladies every time opportunity arises. Yep, he is a man-whore. Also, Drew is extra confident person so when he meets woman he wants and cannot get, he is not willing to accept it. But what happens when proffesional competion and love gets into his way and complicates things? You get this superb and original romance story.

I loved "the voice" and style of writing in this book. It was magical, sarcastic, witty and funny. Perfection if you like to read something entertaining with well-thought storyline developement and sexy hero. I just completely adored Drew's inner thoughts and they were pretty hilarious too. I have never read about cockier hero than Drew Evans. But you will fall for him anyway, he is just that awesome. I personally will never forget him.

Kate was also awesome character. She was able to keep up with Drew all the time, matched his determination, even outsmarted him quite often. She was smart, gorgeous and ambitious. Dangerous combination when it comes to woman, right?

And story itself? It was flawless. There were moments that made me laugh, moments that left me all hot and bothered, as well as angsty or lovely moments. To be honest, I could not find single thing that I would not like about this book.

I hope this author will write more books in future. I will be reading it as soon as they come out. After reading Tangled, I am definitely her fan.

* ARC provided by author as an exchange for honest review. *

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August 10, 2016
If I could give it more than 5 f*****g stars I would ...

I must say this was one of the most enjoyable books I have read this year. And that is saying something because I read a LOT! Marked this TBR before it’s release date when I saw someone review it.

I have been burned in the past by jumping on the bandwagon and “one-clicking” the books with all the rave reviews. So, I was a bit wary of downloading this on the first day, without reading some reviews from friends. I needn’t have worried. It was fantastic. It was brilliant. It was funny. It was sweet. You see, books can be written well, without resorting to smutty language, shock factor writing – yeah, ye know what I am talking about….. It is written from Drew’s POV, which is very original – OK, we have read books before with the Hero’s point of view but not necessarily the whole book, at least I don’t think so. I swear I laughed out loud so many times in this book. The review might be a bit long-winded as I felt I had to comment on everything. I could have highlighted something from every single page in this book, it was that good. It was pissing rain here this morning, Tuesday, I had to work, but as soon as I started reading this book, it felt as if the sun had broken through the clouds….. now I am starting to talk like Drew. Just sit back and enjoy this book. You will not be disappointed.

Drew, Drew, Drew, Drew, Drew … my new Book Boyfriend – yes I am a complete slut…

Kate, Kate, Kate, Kate, Kate… my new Book Girlfriend … how she could put up with his Bullshit is beyond me …

Gotta love the cover for this book. If that does not inspire you to buy it, I’m not sure what will … maybe this review?

Work colleagues thrown together …

Yep, Drew, this says it all …

“I don’t care if you’re sixty, when a parent uses your full name, it pretty much sucks all the argument right out of you.”
- Tell me about it.

You’re a jerk.”
"You’re a ….an Alexandra."
"What the hell does that even mean?"
"Think about it. It will come to you."

- Still thinking about it – bit slow on the uptake here – don’t get it.

I like you, Drew...

No man wants to fuck a skeleton – and nibbling crackers and water like a prisoner of war at dinner isn’t attractive. It makes us think about what a cranky bitch you’re going to be later on because you’re starving.”

“That’s good, Kate. Fine. Love Billy. Marry Billy. Just please … God … please just fuck me.”

She whispers, “Fine.”
Fine’s a funny word, don’t you think? I don’t think there’s another like it in the English language that says so much while actually saying so little.
How many wives have told their husbands, “I’m fine,” when they really mean, “I want to cut your balls off with a butcher knife”?
How many men have told their girlfriends, “You look fine,” when they really mean, “You need to go back to the gym and work out – a lot.”
Its just the universal way of saying we’re just peachy – when we’re really anything but.

I really could keep adding quotes left, right and centre here, there are so many good ones…

Well done, Drew! Don’t think Daddy will be happy with you though!

If you have read it, you will get this one ..

Look forward to hearing you eat your words, Drew..

What’s that? Yes, I went to a Catholic school. You’re surprised? You shouldn’t be. My profanity has a certain religious flavor that can only be learned through a lifetime of Catholic education. Jesus H. Christ .. Goddamn it … Jesus,Mary and Joseph… fucking. Christ Almight … holy fucking shit - and that’s just what we heard from the priests. Don’t get me started on the nuns.

OMG, I fucking love it – so true – my language is dreadful so all I need to do is blame my fucking Catholic education and upbringing!!!

OK, now I “get” the “Alexandra” comment …. Took a while!

“We didn’t make it that far.”
“What do you mean?’
I smirk, remembering what an exhibitionist the girl had been.
“I mean that cab will never be the same again. And I think we scarred the driver for life.”
“You’re such a fucking dog, man.”
“Nah, I saved the doggie-style for when we were actually inside her apartment.”

This moment will come back to bite me in the ass later on …

Even some of the stuff his friends say are hysterical …

Shifting into pick-up mode, Matthew replies,
“Delores is a gorgeous name, for a gorgeous girl. Plus it rhymes with clitoris … and I really know my way around them. Big fan.”

Drew, you truly are a complete “Arse”

Yeah Jiminey “PISS OFF!”

My, oh, My, that sex scene was smokin’

Predictably my cock springs up, like Dracula rising from his coffin…

I don’t know where she gets these lines from but they are great.

I’ll never get tired of looking at her. Or kissing her. Pussy whipped, the name is Drew. Yeah I know. It’s okay. I don’t mind. ‘Cause if this is the Dark Side? Sign me up. Serioulsy. Don’t be surprised if I start skipping down the street singing, “Zip-a-Dee-Fucking-Doo-Dah.” I’m that happy.

Fuck. Me.
No, that doesn’t quite cover it.
Fuck me with a chainsaw.
Yeah – that’s about right.
You ever see a singing asshole?
Here’s your chance:

Ah, Billy, you tried....

I was so blind I didn’t know
How much it would hurt to let you go
I want to heal us, want to mend
Come back, come back to me again

Yes, Drew was really starting to draw me in and then he takes that phone call in front of Kate…. Seriously, Drew …


Aw, Drew, starting to like you again…

…. And so it starts …

But I think these ones would have been more appropriate….

Every girl loves a gift in a little blue box..

Sister Beatrice was a NILF!
I don’t need to spell that one out for you do I?
In those days, she was the youngest nun any of us had ever laid eyes on – unlike the bitter, black-robed hags who looked like they were old enough to have actually been around when Jesus was alive.
The fact that she was a woman of the cloth – forbidden – and in a position of power over us naughty Catholic boys just made it all that much more erotic.
She could’ve spanked me with a ruler any time.

OMG, Drew, you are going straight to Hell…..


OK, OK, my pet peeve just happened….. aargggh – yes some of you know what it is, what annoys me more than the hero shouting “You’re Mine.”? Ye can’t remember – well, I’ll tell you what it is… a friggin Oirish accent. I’ll tell ye again, we don’t all talk like Darby O’Gill and the Little People! Or Tom Cruise in “Far and Away” … We do say “ye” for “you” sometimes, at least I do. So please all you non-Irish out there reading this, we do speak with normal accents, yes they are Irish accents but they are not “stage-Irish” accents.

Gotta love a Best Friend – you go Dee Dee!

”So, I’m thinking you’re either a split personality caused by the raging syphilis coursing through your bloodstream – or you’ve got an itch for a good challenge. In either case, move along, jerk-off. Kate isn’t interested.”

“I don’t know. Do you speak anything besides Asshole?”

That doesn’t prove anything. Penises stick together.”

She tells it like it is.

Great, Alexandra, his sister and Mackenzie (his cute niece) have just shown up… this should be good!

Fuck fuck fuckity fuck. - Yep, Drew, that is how you should be feeling.

Closure is a made up word that women invented so they can overanalyze something and talk about it – to death. And then, after it’s been blessed and buried, closure gives them the excuse to dig the poor fucker up and talk about it – some more.
Guys don’t do that. Ever.
It’s over. Fade to black. The end.

Shame on you Drew, some of the best songs out there are in the Country Music genre..

I’m not really into country music, but Brad’s pretty cool. He’s a guy’s guy, even for a singer


Besides, I like the word “fuck”. It implies a certain level of heat. Passion. And it’s specific. If Congress had asked Bill Clinton if he fucked Monica Lewinski, there wouldn’t have been any question about just the hell they were talking about, now would there?


Now my life is a mess. In a good way. A giant unpredictable web of screw-ups and make-ups. Frustration and tenderness. Annoyance and affection. Lust and love. But that’s okay. Because as long as Kate Brooks is tangled up in that web with me?
Well, I can’t imagine anything fucking better than that.



Emma Chase has a link on her website - FROM THE DESK OF DREW EVANS ... should be interesting.
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422 reviews16.8k followers
June 26, 2016
“Women fall in love quicker than men. Easier and more often. But when guys fall? We go down harder. And when things go bad? When it's not us who ends it? We don't get to walk away.
We crawl.”

My hands have been itching to write a new review because, you know, it's more fun than highlighting the cases you have to know by heart. (I will not cry I will not cry I will not cry) So when God showed mercy and I could finally take a break and read a book before returning to the living hell known as Torts (I will not cry I will not cry I will not cry) I wanted something to cheer me up. Something yummilicious. Smexy. Something to leave me in the end smiling and giggling and cursing real life with its slim chances of finding Mr Perfect.
And Tangled was exactly what I needed!

“It makes me want to kiss her and strangle her at the same time. I’ve never been into S&M. But I’m beginning to see its benefits.”

Drew Evans is every girl's dream; successful, devilishly handsome and charming, he'll make you combust with one look and rip off your clothes (and his) with one touch. There's only one problem. The woman he can't get out of his head is rejecting him, and now they work in the same firm and they have to compete each other for a huge project. They fight, they share angry kisses and then they fight some more, until things happen and Drew gets the flu and he realizes that maybe his perfect life is not so perfect without Kate Brooks after all.
“Because I had a life once. A life I loved. It was consistent. Fun. It was reliable. Safe. And then one night, a beautiful dark-haired girl came along and blew it all to kingdom come.”

That's pretty accurate. Drew was delicious, his scenes with Kate were delicious, everything was delicious ! There's no female author that can write a male POV better than Emma Chase, she's the I-know-what-men-think guru! Is this a psychic thing? An otherworld ability? A pact with the devil? I don't know, but it's awesome! Given the situation between Drew and Kate and the reasons they could not be together at first, I'm not sure I would have enjoyed the story the same if it was narrated by Kate!
“Newsflash, ladies: We can’t read your thoughts. And frankly, I’m not entirely sure I’d want to. The female mind is a scary place to be.”

Drew could be a total jackass at some points, but he was a funny and occasionally sweet jackass. The way he talked to the readers, gave advice and commented on his story was extremely entertaining, it felt like there was a movie playing inside my head! And holy bananas! he was hot . I was so dehydrated due to his hotness that I couldn't even drool.
I still can't.

When you're in the mood for a book to cheer you up, read Emma Chase. When you're in the mood for a sweet yet hot love story, read Emma Chase. Just read Emma Chase people!
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289 reviews351 followers
May 24, 2013
Tangled By Emma Chase

Genres: Comedy/Erotica/Contemporary Romance

Kindle Edition, 254 pages
Published May 20th 2013 by Omnific Publishing


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Calm down you idiot! it is not about you!

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you should be happy that you are not involved in this disaster!!

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this book was so bad, i just want to break the damn tablet, but i like my tablet so i suck it up for its sake!
EVERYONE is reading this book, so i said what the hell lets read it....

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The fact that almost everyone gave this book 4-5 stars is absolutely ridiculous! The so-called "comedy" was SO forced the entire book. Now you will tell me that it was SUPPOSE to be sarcastic and funny, and that fact that it is from Guy POV play huge part in this.
I'll tell you darling this is bullshit!
First of all, if you know me you'll know that i LOVE books with boy POV , meaning i read a lot of those, this one was THE WORST!!!
And that is NOT a comedy! if you think so, then your sense of humor is dead .I'm sorry for your lost!

Some Authors can write HILARIOUS books and you feel that they come naturally. A high school student can write this before even taking writing 101.
Don't get me wrong the idea behind this book is funny and brilliant, but the most important thing here is how to turn this idea to an actual

I tried, i honestly tried to like it, like everyone else seems to, but i couldn't. I would read something and say hahah this is Fuu, funn,
no this is not funny!

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Maybe it's me, maybe i don't have a sense of humor?
NAAAH i have an excellent taste and this book is rubbish.

Don't get me wrong, there are things that i liked, or i wouldn't give this two whole stars, for instance:
The relationship between Drew Evans and his niece. ADORABLE
Mackenzie -the niece is adorable little girl , and i loved each scene she was in. And that what kept me going through the book.

There was some "wisdom" that Drew gave as a guy to women which i found helpful. To women out there which disparately -in my opinion they need to know about men and how they think:

"If a guy who you just met at a club calls you baby, sweetheart, angel,
or any other generic endearment? Don’t make the mistake of thinking he’s so
into you, he’s already thinking up pet names.
It’s because he can’t or doesn’t care to remember your actual name."

If he pees on you then he likes you!... stupid boys!

“Sally Jansen.”
I look at him blankly.
“Sally Jansen,” he says again, then clarifies, “Third grade.”
The picture of a small girl with light brown pigtails and thick glasses
comes to mind.
I nod. “What about her?”
“She was the first girl I ever loved.”
Wait. What?
“Didn’t you used to call her Smelly Sally?”
“Yes.” He nods solemnly. “Yes, I did. And I loved her.”
Still confused.
“Didn’t you get, like, the entire third grade to call her Smelly Sally?”
He nods again and, trying to sound sage, says, “Love makes you do some
stupid shit.”
I guess so, because…
“Didn’t she have to leave early twice a week to go to a therapist because
you ragged on her so much?”
He ponders this a moment. “Yes, that’s true. You know, there’s a fine
line between love and hate, Drew.”
“And didn’t Sally Jansen switch schools later that year because—”
“Look, the point here, man, is that I liked the girl. Loved her. I thought
she was awesome. But I couldn’t deal with those feelings. I didn’t know how
to express them the right way.”
Matthew’s not usually this in touch with his feminine side.
“So you picked on her instead?” I ask.
“Sadly, yes.”

Probbaly the best thing that has been said in this book. Sad i know!

"Just so you know, men don’t expect a woman to smell like Winter Pine
or Niagara Falls or whatever the fuck those feminine products say. It’s a pussy—it’s supposed to smell like one. That’s the fucking turn on."

I grew some respect for him here:

"Actions win wars. Actions heal wounds. Not words. Words are cheap.
Mine, in particular, have the combined value of pocket lint at the moment."


That's about it, I'm going to go, make myself a nice cup of tea and start reading a new book which actually WORTH reading.
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August 15, 2017

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★★★★★! Tangled, book 1. Debut by Emma Chase. A hilariously witty tale following a non-committal playboy man-whore in his descent into the oblivion after falling for a girl he can’t have.

“My stomach flips with regret and disappointment. What I wouldn’t give for a time machine.”

Books/BONUS chapters in the Tangled series should be read in (this) order:
Book 1: Tangled
Book 1.1: Working Late/The Kiss
– Best read after chapter 6 of book 1. PLUS Interview with Drew.
Book 1.2: The Bitch Strikes Back – 1 month after book 1
Book 1.4: What a Difference A Year Makes: Exclusive sneak peek into the future Tangled – 1 year later.
Book 1.5: Holy Frigging Matrimony
Book 2: Twisted
Book 3: Tamed

Tangled is just that a twisted, tangled tale about Drew and Kate, who met briefly in a bar only to, come Monday morning, discover that Kate is the new-hire at Drew’s Investment banking firm. Story is brilliantly told entirely from Drew’s POV and we get to follow him as he is thrown into what starts as an attempt at seducing a co-worker/sub-ordinate to a competition for an account and downhill from there…

I could go on and on about how much I enjoyed reading and stayed up all night to finish it. But this story is best experienced. As a matter of fact don’t even bother reading any further just hurry up and get your copy.Thanks Ms. Chase for an entertaining , witty all-consuming read!

If you are still reading this, not heeding my advice, I have included my thoughts on Drew and Kate below plus some quotes to give you an idea of the wonderfulness that is Drew, droll playboy man-whore extraordinaire!

“So that’s it. That’s my story. The rise. The fall. The end.”

Andrew Evans, Drew, the prodigal son; spoiled, jaded and privileged, with uncanny good looks, smarts, wit and sarcasm, has at age twenty-eighth already made partner in his father’s boutique investment banking firm. He spends his weeks masterminding, structuring and closing deals affording him both wealth and industry respect. While his weekends are spent in careless pursuit of his next one-night stand, earning him a scandalous reputation and a never-ending line of potential conquests. That is until Kate!

Reading from Drew’s POV was truly a joy. Five words to describe Drew: Sarcastic, witty, smart, insightful and unforgettable.

“I tell them how it is, give them a good time and then the cab fare home. Thank you, good night. Don’t call me, ’cause I sure as shit won’t be calling you.”

“Newsflash, ladies: We can’t read your thoughts. And frankly, I’m not entirely sure I’d want to. The female mind is a scary place to be.”

After meeting and getting to know Drew it was a pleasure to meet Katherine Brooks, Kate the woman who brought him to his knees or should I say sick-bed. From ordinary rather humble beginnings her intelligence, determination and ambition earned her a scholarship and a MBA at Wharton school of business. Upon her graduation she is hired by the prestigious Evans, Reinhart and Fisher. Her new job will prove challenging on so many levels much thanks to Drew. Not helping matters; she has also brought with her, to the big city, her high-school sweetheart and fiancé.

Five words to describe Kate: Smart, beautiful, assertive, classy and loyal.

“I’m Drew, by the way.” I hold out my hand. “And you are?”
She holds up her hand. “Engaged.”

And so their roller-coaster story begins; For Drew mostly a descent as his life spins out of control:

“Although my mind recognizes that Kate Brooks is now my rival, apparently my c~ck hasn’t gotten the memo.”

“I told you how I grew up. I never had to share my toys; I don’t plan on sharing my clients. Ask any four-year-old—sharing sucks.”

“I’ve gone cold turkey. Completely. I haven’t even jerked off. Not once. In nine frigging days. I think the buildup of semen is starting to affect my brain. Like sugar to a diabetic.”

Hero rating: 5+ stars
Heroine rating: 5 stars
Sex scenes rating: 5 stars
Sex scenes frequency: 4.5 stars
Storyline concept rating: 5+ stars
Storytelling skills rating: 5 stars
Story ending rating: 5 stars
Book editing rating (5 = no edits spotted): 5 stars
Overall rating: 5+ stars

Would I recommend this series: Yes.
Would I re-read this series: Yes!!!
Would I read future books by this author: Yes.

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622 reviews950 followers
July 13, 2016

5 Hilarious Stars!

NEW BOOK BOYFRIEND ALERT : Drew frigging Evans

Why it took me so long to read this book is beyond me. If there's a guilty-pleasure New Adult book that is worth your attention, it's Tangled by Emma Chase. It's funny as hell and so addictive. Emma's writing was also so delicious you just can't get enough of it!

The story centers around Drew Evans. It's told in his POV. Yes, guys. His and his POV alone. I don't normally encounter a romance book where the only one that speaks is the guy. It's fun and refreshing in a way. It's nice to know Drew's thoughts-- including the dirty and naughty ones. lol.

So one night, Drew met this alluring brunette named Katherine 'Kate' Brooks in a club and yes, there was insta-lust in Drew's side (in a not-annoying way, mind you). Since then, he was not able to take Kate off his mind. And surprise! He learned one day that Kate's going to be his new co-worker in the company he's working which is owned by his dad. Now I won't get that far into describing the plot. Let Drew do the talking. Listen to him and prepare yourself for a bunch of laugh-out-loud moments because you'll surely get them here... all the freaking time!

Picture me while I was reading this



You might think that this book only features tons of craziness and sexual nothings. Not. I learned a lot of things from Drew. His relationship tips are so sensible, I tell you guys. You want relationship facts and tips from the playboy's perspective? Drop your Cosmopolitan and listen to Drew.

As a sample,

"Assume nothing. Even if you think you know everything. Even if you're sure that you're right. Get confirmation. That whole "ass" cliché about assuming? It's right on the money. And if you're not careful, it could end costing you the best thing that's ever happen to you."

"Women fall in love quicker than men. Easier and more often. But when guys fall? We go down harder. And when things go bad? When it's not us who ends it? We don't get to walk away. We crawl."

... and so much more.

What also entertained me most was Drew's set of analogies and comparisons that he added in almost everything that he narrated in this book, like:

"She's like a Rubik's Cube. So frustrating at times that you want to toss it out the goddamn window. But you don't. You can't. You're compelled to keep playing with it until you figure it out."

There were no dull moments in this book. What it offered was pure entertainment. My favorite scene and the one that definitely had me cracking up was the dinner scene where Drew's little niece Mackenzie talked and spoke a vulgar word that had everyone immediately react in such a funny way. (Drew's dad choking, Matthew spitting up the juice right on Steven's face, etc.) LMAO. I laughed for about three minutes with that! Also, I didn't only admire Drew and Kate's characters but I also adored the secondary ones, especially Delores a.k.a. Deedee. She's one badass woman and I can't wait to read her story and Matthew's.

This book also built up a remarkable sexual tension which led to sexual frustration and then some. Basically, the relationship and character development was amazing here.

Tangled, as a whole, was a very entertaining rom-com book. It came packed with sizzling hot chemistry between the characters and it's simply designed to make you feel good and happy. I totally enjoyed Drew's POV here. The best! The ending was also wholly satisfying and it left me with a big smile on my face. This was my first Emma Chase book and it certainly won't be the last.

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735 reviews378 followers
August 30, 2021
4.5 stars

This is such an enjoyable read with great, strong characters and lots of humor.

My favourite part of this story is Drew's POV. He is the worst, but I couldn't help loving him. Being inside his head is so much fun.

I've read it a few times before, but this was the first time listening to the audiobook and I really enjoyed it. The narrator is excellent.
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152 reviews238 followers
March 1, 2016
Drew: I can't help if they see me, fuck me, and suddenly want to bear my children. That's not my problem.
Drew: Readhead put in quite an effort sucking me off, after all. She's earned herself a drink.
Drew: First of all, if a chick wants me to respect her, she needs to act like someone worth respecting. Second, I'm not trying to be a dick; I'm just being a guy.
Me: Hey Drew, stop right there... could you just stay still for a second?
Drew: Uh, what? Like this?
Me: Yeah, just... a little bit to the right. Okay, that's perfect. Stay right there.
Drew: Wait, what are you doin-

I don't have any time to waste on sexist assholes. DNF at 10%: NO FUCKS ARE GIVEN.
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555 reviews1,524 followers
June 17, 2013


I just hopped off the Drew Evans express and Well what can I say? first things bloody first, WHAT.A.RIDE. I didn't want to get off ... I unabashedly fell for Drew and Kate.

With that being said, Stop everything, drop everything and forget the following: food, housework, husbands, boyfriends, significant other, pets, social life, sleeping, etc. and READ.THIS.BOOK get your comfy spot, your kindle and dive right in.

I've got a total soft spot for a well put together book from the Male point of view. Judging from the front cover of this novel who wouldn't want to get into this males head. This story is completely Refreshing, Outrageously Funny and utterly Lovely, lovely, lovely and yes I enjoyed the verbal foreplay just as much, if not more than these fictional characters.

The author sums up this book by her very own words right around 59% mark:

"The dashing playboy meets the take-no-prisoners girl of his dreams, and she snags his heart forever."

You know the drill ~ he's a man whore, she's the sweetest thing to have graced a books pages. They flirt, they fall out, they can't imagine life without each other blah blah blah ...
No STOP, Its more than that, MUCH MORE. I mean it is all of the above, but written so fabulously that you will be hooked. It is Full of heart, comedy gold standard funny and at the same time Devilishly naughty.

She's his curveball 'The one'. He's the epitome of 'allergic to commitment twenty something' add to the mix that they come together in a showdown of all office wars and you get ~'Tangled'.



This brilliant author has written a book with an air of confidence and originality and I'm pretty convinced I'll stalk this author for future releases. With all of that being said Starting this book I originally felt as though I missed a female voice - yes I'm well aware that the male point of view was a selling point for the story and believe me I was sold too, so after a while I told myself to get over it and enjoy the Drew ride and i did! call me crazy (I'm well aware of that fact) But I have a book butterfly radar, you know the effect of a book stealing your book sanity, the swoons, heart thumping that 'feeling'? well that was missing for me in some ways, but the brilliance of this laugh out loud, fabulously witty book more than compensated and as I got to the end of the book I sat back with a huge smile on my face thinking I understand the hype ~ I.TOTALLY.GET.IT.

Standing ovation for this authors debut novel, here's a few of my favourite quotes (the whole book could be highlighted).


❤❤“Edward Cullen can take his stupid heroine and OD on it. Kate is my own personal brand of Viagra.”

❤❤“Newsflash, ladies: We can’t read your thoughts. And frankly, I’m not entirely sure I’d want to. The female mind is a scary place to be.”

❤❤“My mother always told me, “Anyone worth doing, is worth doing well.” Okay, she didn’t actually say those exact words, but you get the picture.”

Last words from me, this book is stunning, funny, brilliant, sarcastic, touching, amazing, fan- bloody-tastic, but don't take my word for it ... Read on beauties, read on.

5 Drew Evans and Kate Brooks forever stars.
March 5, 2016
5+++++ HILARIOUS DEBUT STARS! Cheers for Emma Chase!

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This entire book, I was like laughing my ass off. Seriously, full on asthma attack here people! This book is detrimental to your health. It should come with a WARNING -if you've got respiratory issues, a weak heart, just had a baby, had recent surgery- it'll seriously rip you the hell open!

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The stuff Drew would say.....

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My Drew-
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Drew Evans, egotistical, hilariously funny man-whore comes across a smokin' hot brunette in a bar. Time to turn on his charms- no woman can resist him. Oddly enough, this one does. And he can't get her out of his head. No worries as she's the new employee at his investment firm. Lovely. He doesn't "shit where he eats." No problem...he can resist Kate. No problem.....

My Kate-
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Katherine is beautiful, engaged to her high school sweetheart, and just got her dream job. When she meets this uber sexy guy in a bar while celebrating her job, she's surprised to find out he's the owner's son....but she doesn't let on. She just discreetly turns him down.

My entire review could be filled with Drew quotes. The entire book is his voice, as he's speaking to you, the reader. I loved that idea. We get a lot of first person POV in books, but this was different. When an author can throw something new and different into a genre that's saturated with sexy alpha males and make it as enjoyable as this read, it's a sure hit!

I laughed throughout the entire book. I found myself quoting Drew to anybody that would listen to me. I guess they don't get it....Drew has to be experienced. Bravo Emma Chase. Your debut book is all the buzz and it's well deserved. I'll finish with just a few (hard to pick) quotes that made me laugh.

By the way, Drew's niece Mackenzie deserves a huge shout out! Loved her! She's Drew's little sweetheart. She's got a mind like a steel trap and is a star of the show! I'll start with her....

Mackenzie raises her hand proudly. " I have a bagina."
I smirk. "Yes, yes you do sweetheart. And someday it's gonna help you rule the world."
"Johnny Fingers has a penis. He say his penis is better than my bagina."
"Johnny Fingers is an idiot. Vaginas beat penises every time. They're like kryptonite. Penises are defenseless against them."

And another goodie-
The jar? It was invented by my sister, who apparently thinks my language is too harsh for her offspring. It's the Bad Word Jar. Every time someone- usually me- swears, they have to pay a dollar. At this rate, that thing is going to put Mackenzie through college.

Then there's Drew's buddy Matthew and Kate's friend Dee Dee. Please please please give us their own book!-

“Delores is a gorgeous name, for a gorgeous girl. Plus it rhymes with clitoris … and I really know my way around them. Big fan.”

Ah, but our dearest Drew succumbs to "The Flu." This has never happened to him. Can he survive it? It'll be a struggle for sure......

"I'm going to make you so happy Drew Evans."
My arms tighten around her. "You already have. After this? Heaven's going to be a major disappointment."
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523 reviews19k followers
July 18, 2022
The beginning of chapter four was enough for me.
The misogyny and the overall weird description of women was horrible.

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489 reviews559 followers
December 4, 2013
I will keep this short..


You need to read this book...
You will love him and his mind...

this was Earth shattering. Off the Richter Scale.

This was so refreshing to read! I literally loved every sentence in this book! EVERY!

The characters were amazing! Even though Kate got on my nerves later but I can let that slip away because Drew makes up for everything!
You would say for him that he's an assh@le but to me he is not!
He is EPIC!

I swear to God I found the best fiction male mind ever!!!!! Whatever he said I was hooked! Whatever he said is true and you just can't help yourself and not love it! He is MY delicious "assh@le"! I would have quoted everything that came out of his mouth but that would be literally the whole book because he tells you the story how he got the flu :)


“You’re in dangerous territory, man. You see what Steven goes through. This path leads to the Dark Side. We always said we wouldn’t go there. You sure about this?” Matthew smiles, and in his best Darth Vader voice tells me, “You don’t know the power of the Dark Side.”

"I’ll never get tired of looking at her. Or kissing her. Pussy whipped, thy name is Drew. Yeah I know. It’s okay. I don’t mind. ’Cause if this is the Dark Side? Sign me up. Seriously."


"But this kiss? This is one I won’t forget any time soon. She tastes…Jesus, I’ve never done drugs, but I imagine this is what that first snort of cocaine feels like, that first shot of heroine. Goddamn addictive."

"But I can’t help it if they see me, f*ck me, and suddenly want to bear my children. That’s not my problem."


"To people like Kate and me, a dare is kind of like a hooker at a sex addicts’ convention. There’s almost no chance they’re going to get turned down."

"The sound of our bodies slapping and her breathy voice fills the room like an erotic symphony. The New York Philharmonic’s got nothing on us. “God! Oh God!” I smile as I pick up the pace, “God’s not the one fucking you, baby.” Sure, I’m in love, but this is still me here. “Drew…Drew…yes…Drew!” Much better."

read this book!!! you will laugh, you will love him, you'll swoon, you'll be fangirling, you'll take a cold shower, you won't believe the things he says and you WILL LOVE HIS EVERY F*CKIN WORD THAT COMES OUT OF IS MOUTH :D



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4,862 reviews5,006 followers
June 24, 2017
Oh, I see why romance novels are so rarely written from the point of view of the male love interest: because men are revolting, objectifying, self-centered, manipulative, potty-mouthed assholes.

Chase isn't a bad writer -- she's lively, anyway, and her narrator's voice is fairly consistent, except when she tries to insert the occasional sensitive or politically correct sentiment -- but I sincerely hope men aren't all as awful as she imagines them.

If it were possible I'd add half a star for having that rare beast, a woman who is actually good at her job (as opposed to the reader being informed that the woman is good at her job while she manifestly demonstrates otherwise). And moreover, good at a job that is competitive and ambitious and puts her into conflict with men. The lawsuit-worthy sexual harassment she puts up with at work is probably realistic, if the opposite of romantic.

Nothing in this book was romantic to me. The "hero" was a manipulative, spoiled slut, and even when he decided he was in love with his coworker he never displayed any thought for her feelings, desires, or goals. Pressuring her constantly when she's just lost her fiance of ten years? Stalking and harassing her? Humiliating her in the workplace (which he gets away with because he's the boss's son) and preventing her from working effectively? Blackmailing her for a date? None of those were within the realm of acceptable human behavior to me, much less romantic. Oh, but he loves his four-year-old niece* -- awwww. He must be a sweetheart really.

The most interesting thing about this book was its attempted intersection of male and female fantasies, although since the male perspective is mediated through the author's imagination of what men think like I'm not sure how useful that is. I preferred the two-author approach in Don't Look Down, where the man and woman were written by different authors.

*But not enough to refrain from having inappropriate and foul-mouthed sexual discussions in front of her.
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2,020 reviews12k followers
May 23, 2013
Alright ladies, see that amazingly sexy guy over there? Yep, that's the one, the hot one getting a blow job in the bathroom of a super trendy club

Meet Drew Evans, God's gift to women!

Drew is a smooth talking, sexy, successful, man slut. Did I also happen to mention that he's a grade-A asshole? No? Well that's ok, because he's an honest one. He just calls it like he sees it.
For those ladies out there who are listening, let me give you some free advice: If a guy who you just met at a club calls you baby, sweetheart, angel, or any other generic endearment? Don’t make the mistake of thinking he’s so into you, he’s already thinking up pet names. It’s because he can’t or doesn’t care to remember your actual name.

I mean, you can't fault a guy for his honesty, right? He does pretty much lay it all for you.
Don’t look at me like that. I’m not a bad guy. I don’t lie; I don’t sandbag women with flowery words about a future together and love at first sight. I’m a straight shooter. I’m looking for a good time—for one night—and I tell them so. That’s better than ninety percent of the other guys in here, believe me. And most of the girls in here are looking for the same thing I am. Okay, maybe that’s not exactly true. But I can’t help it if they see me, fuck me, and suddenly want to bear my children. That’s not my problem.

Well of course they do, Drew, you are a good looking, successful, and rich investment banker after all. Even old women have a thing for you
Old women have a thing for me. And I don’t mean a pinch-my-cheek, pat-me-on-the-head kind of thing. I mean a grab-my-ass, rub-my-junk, why-don’t-you-push-my-wheelchair-into-the-broom-closet-so-we-can-get-nasty kind of thing. It’s fucking disturbing.

All women typically fall over themselves to sleep with you....right? That is until one brown haired, brown eyed beauty turns you down at a club.

Much to Drew's dismay, the gorgeous brunette that turns him down is actually Katherine Brooks, a new associate at his father's firm where Drew works.

When they are forced to work together to attain a new client for the firm, a competition wrapped up in sexual tension arises between the two. Who cares if Katherine has a fiance?! Drew knows what he wants

Without giving too much away, let me try to sum up what happens with a few choice quotes...
No, I haven’t fucked her. Not that I wouldn’t love to. Trust me, if she didn’t work for me, I’d hit that harder than Mohammed Ali.

The way I see it, I could still go for the gold. Technically speaking, I didn’t meet Kate at work; I met her in a bar. That means she could forgo the label of “coworker” and retain the “random hook-up” status with which she was originally designated. What? I’m a businessman; it’s my job to find loopholes.

As she starts to speak, my mind is suddenly filled with every hot-teacher fantasy I’ve ever had. They’re playing out in my mind right next to the ones about the seemingly sexually repressed librarian who’s really a leather-wearing, handcuff-bearing nymphomaniac.

Then I flip Kate the finger. Immature, I know, but apparently we’re now both functioning at the preschool level, so I’m guessing it’s okay. Kate sneers at me. Then she mouths, You wish. Well—she’s got me there, now doesn’t she?

"I can take a joke," she tells me, sounding insulted.
"Yeah? When?"
"When it’s not being delivered by a childish jackass who thinks he’s God’s gift to women."
"I am not childish."
God’s gift on the other hand? My record speaks for itself.
"Oh, bite me." I wish.
"Nice comeback, Kate. Very mature."
"You’re a jerk."
"You’re a…an Alexandra."

What follows the bickering is a whole lot of awesome and some major STEAM

But then Drew has to go an ruin things with his big wounded male ego

But don't you worry, because what follows that is the grovel to beat all grovels

I also LOVED Drew's relationship with his niece.

Mackenzie raises her hand proudly. “I have a bagina.” I smirk. “Yes, you do sweetheart. And someday, it’s gonna help you rule the world.” “Johnny Fitzgerald has a penis. He say his penis is better than my bagina.” “Johnny Fitzgerald’s an idiot. Vaginas beat penises every time. They’re like kryptonite. Penises are defenseless against them.”

I could go on and on, but really, you need to read it for yourself to see how hilariously fantastic this books is. All I can tell you is this:

This book...it was

Seriously! It was

Every time I read a new chapter, after I got done with my uncontrollable giggles (the good kind) I thought

Emma Chase, I cannot believe this is your debut novel. Seriously woman
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268 reviews503 followers
May 29, 2013

So... what can I say about this book? You guys already posted great reviews! So I'll keep it sweet and short.

I am going to embarrass myself confessing this: I have writing that stupid thing down like a thousand times as in Rosalinda + [insert a random name here] forever.

Ok, embarrassment over, I must say I loved this book! It was JUST WHAT I NEEDED after Me Before You.

Drew helped me to recover from my miserable self. And well, he was feeling miserable too so I guess we both recovered together, how romantic!

Drew is a womanizer who is happy with his life. He doesn't want to have a relationship, he wants to fuck them, leave them, end of. Until one night he meets Kate and he feels an instant attraction. She is just nice with him but that's it, she basically explains him she's on a relationship so she just ignores his flirting attempts.

What he's not expecting at all is finding her next day in his office as his new colleague because she is his competition now and even though he wants her badly, he wants his job even more, right???

This book is hilarious, sexy, intelligent and HOT AS HELL! If you need a quick and funny read, then go for it and enjoy some advices from Drew and his lovely niece.

No guy talks to his friends about sex with his girlfriend. Ever

Awwww, you see? He's sweet too. Go buy and read this awesome book!
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757 reviews3,659 followers
September 9, 2016
This review may contain MINOR SPOILERS -mature content reader discretion is advised.
5 STARS out of 5
Genre: Contemporary Romance Comedy

SOLID 5 STARS!!!! Have you read this??? READ IT!!!! LOVE LOVE LOVED IT!!!!!!!!!!

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This was a much needed fun read and I must say Drew managed to talk about his penis on just about every damn page. AMAZING RIGHT!LOL!

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Proving the male brain is constantly on

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Have you ever read a book and felt like the mc actually sat you down to fill you in on what’s happening in his or her life? Because that is exactly how this book felt. It was as if Drew sat me down and explained exactly how he lost his chance at love with Kate.

In Tangled we read how Drew goes from this

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To this

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When he should be doing this

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2,353 reviews24.7k followers
July 15, 2013
Five stars is NOT enough to give this book. Ten stars wouldn't be enough. I loved, loved, loved Tangled. It was exactly what I needed to read right now. I am actually worried I won't be able to write something here to give it justice. Drew Evans is handsome, and knows it. He has women falling at his feet. And he doesn't believe in relationships. He never spends more than one night with a woman but always makes that night the best she has ever had. Then, he meets Katherine Brooks, Kate, and everything changes. She changes him, she is "the one!" Although it takes him awhile to figure that out. But, Kate is engaged to someone else, Billy. And, Kate works at Drew's firm and he has a strict rule that he does not date his co-workers.

This book had me laughing out loud most of the way through. Drew is simply hilarious. The names he has for Billy go on and on. Drew has very colorful language, a hilarious way of expressing himself, most of which he says he learned in Catholic School. ha ha And most of which I can't bring myself to repeat. And, once he has finally admitted to himself that he is in love, the lengths he goes through to win Kate back are simply unbelievable. I just can't say how much I loved Drew and his antics.

The entire book was told from Drew's POV. But, it was told in a different way than any other book I have read. It was told as if I was sitting in a room with Drew and he was telling the story. There are some pretty steamy sexual scenes in this book and plenty of bad language so it is most definitely for the over 18 crowd. I'm not sure if this is Emma Chase's first book or not but she hit it out of the park with this one and I cannot wait for the next book. Thank you Emma Chase for making my day yesterday spent with Drew and Kate the most fun I've had in a long time. I highly recommend this book.
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772 reviews1,622 followers
September 13, 2021
please not me picking apart a heroine (who’s been dealt a bad hand in life) one day and simping a douchebag hero the next 🤪

© *Casts for Tangled, the adaptation.

wth i really enjoyed this! Drew (H) was sSoOoo full of himself its a wonder he wasnt choking. wait, actually we’re the ones being choked by it! but he was also just a brutally honest, what you see is what you get, say what on his mind type of guy. the way he was coming on to Kate (h) in their place of work was worthy of a law suit. not to mention, sometimes his views on women (thinking he was the eXpert) . . . and when he was spewing *wisdom* about what a man was and what a man wasnt . . . were ~ngl~ distasteful, overtly misogynistic, and made me a little uncomfortable.

but woOwWw i could listen to him talk for hours. hes got one of the most distinct voices for a male protagonist, and again Sebastian York (the audiobook narrator) simply never disappoints. his character arc showed him as a womanizer who then got *cured* from his pigheaded ways and was transformed into a devoted man by the heroine (and her magic vagina lol). nothing groundbreaking, right? but seriously, DREW (and the storytelling) made all the difference. he was hilarious, and in this book there wasnt a fourth wall. so, its like Drew is talking straight to YOU directly and pouring his heart out.

i adored Kate. she didnt put up with Drew’s BS, and she faced him head to head. as for the grand gestures (yes, theres more than one), they were so corny and kinda annoying, but i liked that Kate really made Drew worked for another chance with her. Drew’s niece was so darn adorable. and ahhh THIS BOOK IS GOING TO BE MADE INTO A MOVIE. im so psyched! im pretty sure its currently on production. anyway, i wished i’d read this with a guy friend, so we could roast it and laugh it off. oh, that got me thinking this would be a great BookTube collab for Elias and Cindy.

(read as an audiobook)
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1,258 reviews1,527 followers
June 11, 2013
“Women fall in love quicker than men. Easier and more often. But when guys fall? We go down harder. And when things go bad? When it's not us who ends it? We don't get to walk away.
We crawl.”

Okay, so I think I was the very last person of my friends to read this book...maybe the last in the world. I thought that I wasn't in the mood for funny.

Boy was I wrong.

I love an author who writes a story that I end up loving before I realize that I'm already halfway through the book. So if you're not in the mood for funny, don't worry. Drew will suck you in like you wouldn't believe.

There's NOTHING so great in a romance book for me than watching a proud man fall to his knees over a woman. Especially when the woman doesn't even try. This book encompasses so much of what I normally like, without caving to the tropes. Kate never tries to lure Drew in. She's just herself. No angst, no drama, NO GIGGLING, no coy glances and ridiculous flirtation. In fact, she actively tries to dissuade drew from page one. She's a confident career woman without being a bitch. But she also titillates the man whore Drew with no effort at all.

Poor Drew. It really is like he's hit over the head with a cinder block when he meets Kate...and he just doesn't understand what is happening. The two are sort of frenemies before they realize it, and their banter back and forth and then their actual recon missions to sabotage each other at work is nothing short of hilarious!!! I loved it, I loved it!

And then there is the inevitable boinking...which, let me just say...was off the charts hot, and totally unexpected for me.
“God, she’s beautiful. I mean, look at her. She’s like a volcano going off—fierce and fiery and breathtaking. If she doesn’t find a way to ugly herself down, I’m going to be spending an awful lot of time pissing her off. Which might not be such a bad thing in the end. Angry sex is awesome.”

Oh, and then....

“It’s simple guy logic: If a woman is angry? It means she cares. If you’re in a relationship and a chick can’t even be bothered to yell at you? You’re screwed. Indifference is a woman’s kiss of death. It’s the equivalent of a man not interested in sex. In either case—it’s over. You’re done.”

It's a doozy. Poor Drew. The stupid idiot. The stupid, stupid MAN!!!! And poor Kate. She tries so hard not to fall for the playboy. What IS it about playboys that gets us EVERY FREAKIN' TIME?!?! We all want to be the one who tames them. And Kate does it inadvertently. It's great to watch, because although this is touted as being hilarious and insightful, it's also very much a romance. Drew and Kate are both heartbroken. They love each other so much, and it's hard to watch them hurt each other because they are truly meant to be. Of course, the ending is a forgone conclusion, but it's still magic every time. Is that a sign of my simple mind? I don't really care. I loved this story! I loved Drew's point of view, his issues, his meldown, his love for his niece, his FLU! Gah! Just as everyone else, I fell for the playboy. Too bad he's Kate's.
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