Falling in love is easy. Staying in love is hard. In this heart-pounding follow-up to Tangled by New York Times bestseller Emma Chase, Kate reveals that there is trouble in paradise, when unexpected circumstances force her and Drew to “renegotiate” their relationship.
There are two kinds of people in the world. The ones who look first, and the ones who leap. I’ve always been more of a looker. Cautious. A planner. That changed after I met Drew Evans. He was so persistent. So sure of himself—and of me.
But not all love stories end happily ever after. Did you think Drew and I were going to ride off into the sunset? Join the club. Now I have to make a choice; the most important of my life. Drew already made his—in fact, he tried to decide for the both of us. But you know that’s just not my style. So I came back to Greenville, Ohio, alone. Well, sort of alone…
What I’ve come to realize is that old habits die hard, and sometimes you have to go back to where you began before you can move ahead.
She stomps forward. Billy moves behind my chair, using me like a human shield.
“Or better yet – would anyone like to explain why my best friend took off from New York like a bat out of hell, leaving behind a shit storm that makes Katrina look like an April fucking shower
– and I have no idea why?!”
She takes another step forward and drops her bags to the floor. Then she snaps her head to the right – in the direction of the perky blond teenager standing next to the lockers.
That’s Kimberly. She’s a waitress here. Works after school. She’s seems nice.
And at the moment – terrified.
“Hey Gidget, how about you make yourself useful and get me a diet coke? Don’t scrimp on the ice.” Kimberly flees the room.
Lucky girl. Delores points at me and yells, like Jack Nicholson in A Few Good Men, “Well?! You can’t keep me out of the loop, Kate. I am the loop!”
I knew going into Twisted it was from Kate’s POV and I was looking forward to getting into her head. After falling head over heels for Drew last year, he was one of my top book boyfriends of 2013, I wanted to get to know her a little more. Starting out Kate and Drew are as hot and heavy and just as hilarious and happy as they were in Tangled. Until they weren’t. Thanks to the mother of all misunderstandings things do get seriously twisted between them, their relationship is put to the test. Annnnddddd I liked seeing them tested!!! I’ll tell you why, after Tangled, I sometimes wondered in the back of my head if Drew truly loved Kate or if he just loved the fact that he finally got the only girl to ever play hard to get with him. I wondered if Kate loved him or did she just give in to pacify Drew like his mother and his sister, The B, have always done. So that’s why I liked that their relationship was put to the test. I loved seeing them re-evaluate their wants, needs and desires. Emma brought the angst this time around, I appreciated it. It had it’s funny moments like we’re used to but overall this was more angsty than you may be expecting. For me, it was a good thing. I think I would’ve gotten bored if this was just like Tangled.
I love angst filled stories that make me wonder if one of my favorite couples will make it? Can their relationship survive the twist, turns, and hurdles that life throws at them? There were times I wanted to choke the ever loving life out of Drew for the things he said or did, but I usually want to choke Drew so that’s nothing unusual for me. I enjoyed Twisted in one couldn’t put my Kindle down sitting. Bring on Tamed!!!
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.