Twisted

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When spontaneous and carefree meets cautious and responsible, falling in love can get just a little Twisted

There are two kinds of people in this world: the ones who look first, and the ones who leap. I’ve always been more of a looker. A planner. Cautious. Then I met Drew Evans. He was so persistent. So sure of himself. He made it easy to leap with him.

Did you think Drew and I were going to ride off into the sunset and live happily ever after?...

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Overview

When spontaneous and carefree meets cautious and responsible, falling in love can get just a little Twisted

There are two kinds of people in this world: the ones who look first, and the ones who leap. I’ve always been more of a looker. A planner. Cautious. Then I met Drew Evans. He was so persistent. So sure of himself. He made it easy to leap with him.

Did you think Drew and I were going to ride off into the sunset and live happily ever after? So did I. But life is about choices, and Drew already made his. In fact, he tried to decide for the both of us—but you know that’s not my style. So I came back to Greenville, to spend some time alone . . . sort of.

Because old habits die hard, and sometimes you have to go back to where you began before you can move ahead again.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781476763620
  • Publisher: Gallery Books
  • Publication date: 3/25/2014
  • Series: Tangled Series
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 45,868
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

By day, Emma Chase is a devoted wife and mother who resides in a small, rural town in New Jersey. By night, she toils away bringing 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.

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Twisted


  • In high school, biology was my favorite subject. What fascinated me most were species that transform into a whole new being. Like pollywogs. Or butterflies. They start out as one thing, but end up something else entirely.

Unrecognizable.

Everyone always looks at butterflies and thinks, “How lovely.” But no one ever thinks about what they had to go through to become what they are. When the caterpillar builds its cocoon, it doesn’t know what’s happening. It doesn’t understand that it’s changing.

It thinks it’s dying. That its world is ending.

The metamorphosis is painful. Terrifying and unknown. It’s only afterward that the caterpillar realizes it was all worth it.

Because now it gets to fly.

And that’s what I feel like right now. I’m more than I was before. Stronger.

Did you think I was tough before?

Fooled you. Some of it was just bravado. A façade.

Dealing with Drew Evans is like swimming into one of those rogue waves at the beach. He’s overwhelming. And either you kick hard to keep up, or he rolls over you and leaves you behind with a face full of sand.

So I had to pretend to be a hard-ass.

I don’t need to pretend anymore, because now I’m granite. Impenetrable, all the way through.

Ask anyone who’s survived an earthquake at midnight, or a house fire that wipes out everything that matters. Unexpected devastation changes you.

And I mourn the old me. And my old life. The one that I had planned to share with Drew forever.

You seem confused. Sorry—let’s start again.

See that woman over there? On the swing, in this empty playground?

That’s me—Kate Brooks.

But not really. Not the Kate you remember, anyway. Like I said, I’m different now.

You’re probably wondering why I’m here, back in Greenville, Ohio, all alone.

Technically speaking, I’m not alone.

But we’ll get to that later.

The reason I’m in Greenville is simple. I couldn’t bear to stay in New York. Not for another day. Not after everything.

Drew?

He’s still in New York. Probably nursing a vicious hangover. Or maybe he’s still drunk. Who knows? Let’s not concern ourselves with him too much. He has an attractive stripper to take care of him.

Yep—I said a stripper. At least I hope she was a stripper. She could’ve been a prostitute.

Did you think Drew and I were going to ride off into the sunset? Live happily ever after? Join the club. Apparently happily ever after only lasts two years.

Don’t check the title. You’re in the right place. This is still the Drew and Kate show. It’s just twisted around. Messed up. Welcome to Oz, Toto. It’s a fucked-up place to be.

What’s that? You think I sound like Drew? That’s what Delores says—that he’s infected me with his profanity. She calls it Drew-speak. I guess after two years, it kind of rubs off.

So I can see that you’re wondering what happened. You were so in love. You were so perfect for each other. Tell me about it.

Or better yet, tell the stripper.

Anyway—believe it or not—the real problem wasn’t another woman. Not at first. Drew wasn’t lying when he said he’d always want me. He did. He still does.

He just doesn’t want us.

Still don’t understand? That’s because I’m not telling it right. I should start at the beginning. See, last week I found out . . .

No, wait. That’s not going to work either. If you’re going to understand, I need to go back further.

Our end began about a month ago. I’ll start there.


“Well, hot damn, looks like we got ourselves a deal!”

The guy in the cowboy hat? Signing that stack of papers, across from me at the conference table? That’s Jackson Howard Sr. The younger version in the black hat, sitting next to him? That’s his son, Jack Jr.

They’re cattle ranchers. Owners of the largest cattle ranch in North America, and they’ve just acquired the most innovative developer of GPS tracking software in the country. Now, you may ask yourself, why would two already wealthy businessmen travel across the country to expand their empire?

Because they want the best. And I’m the best.

Or should I say we are.

Drew takes the final document from him. “Sure do, Jack. I’d start looking into yachts for business travel, if I were you. When the profit reports roll in, your tax adviser’s going to want something big to write off.”

Kate and Drew.

The dream team of Evans, Reinhart and Fisher.

John Evans, Drew’s father, definitely knew what he was doing when he put us together. A fact he proudly loves to remind us of.

To hear him tell it, he knew all along that Drew and I would be an unbeatable team—unless we killed each other. Apparently that was a chance John was willing to take. Of course, he didn’t know we’d end up together like we are now, but . . . he takes credit for that part too. Starting to see where Drew gets it from, aren’t you?

Erin walks in now with our clients’ coats. She makes eye contact with Drew and taps her watch. He nods discreetly.

“I say we go out and celebrate—paint this town red! See if you city folk can keep up with the likes of me,” Jackson Howard says.

Even though he’s pushing seventy, he’s got the energy of a twenty-year-old. And I suspect he’s got more than a few bull-riding stories up his sleeve.

I open my mouth to accept the invite, but Drew cuts me off.

“We’d love to, Jack, but unfortunately Kate and I have a previously scheduled appointment. There’s a car waiting for you downstairs to take you to the finest establishments in the city. Enjoy yourselves. And of course the tab’s on us.”

They stand and Jack tips his hat to Drew. “That’s damn fine of you, son.”

“It’s our pleasure.”

As we walk to the door, Jack Jr. turns to me and holds out his card. “It was a real pleasure working with you, Miss Brooks. The next time you’re in my neck of the woods, I’d be honored to show around. I have a feelin’ Texas would agree with you. Maybe you’ll even decide to stay and put down some roots.”

Yep, he’s coming on to me. Maybe you think that’s sleazy. I would have, two years ago. But like Drew told me then, it happens all the time. Businessmen are slick, cocky. They kind of have to be.

It’s one of the reasons this field has the third-highest rate of infidelity—right after truck drivers and police officers. The long hours, the frequent traveling, hooking up almost becomes inevitable. A foregone conclusion.

It’s how Drew and I started, remember?

But Jack Jr.’s not like the other jerks who’ve propositioned me. He seems sincere. Sweet. So I smile and reach out to take his card, just to be polite.

But Drew’s hand is faster than mine. “We’d love to. We don’t get a lot of work down South, but the next time we do, we’ll cash in that rain check.”

He’s trying to be professional, unemotional. But his jaw is clenched. Sure, he’s smiling, but have you ever seen Lord of the Rings? Gollum smiled too.

Just before he bit that guy’s hand off who was holding his “precious.”

Drew is territorial and possessive. That’s just who he is.

Matthew once told me a story: For Drew’s first day of kindergarten, his mother bought him a lunch box. A Yoda one. On the playground, Drew wouldn’t put it down because it was his and he was afraid someone would break it. Or steal it. It took Matthew a week to convince him that nobody would—or that together, they could beat the everlasting hell out of anyone who did.

At times like this, I know just how that lunch box felt.

I smile kindly at Jack Jr. and he tips his hat. And then they’re out the door.

As soon as it’s closed behind them, Drew tears John Jr.’s card in half. “Dickhead.”

I push his shoulder. “Stop it. He was nice.”

Drew’s eyes snap to mine. “You thought Luke and Daisy Duke’s inbred love child was nice? Really?” He takes a step forward.

“As a matter of fact, yes.”

His voice morphs into an over-the-top southern drawl. “Maybe I should buy myself some chaps. And a cowboy hat.” Then he drops the accent. “Oohh—or better yet, we’ll get you one. I can be your wild stallion and you can be the brazen cowgirl who rides me.”

And the funniest thing of all? He’s really not kidding.

I shake my head with a smile. “So what’s this mysterious meeting we have? There’s nothing on my schedule.”

He smiles widely. “We have an appointment at the airport.” He slides two airline tickets out of his suit pocket.

First class—to Cabo San Lucas.

I inhale quickly. “Cabo?”

His eyes sparkle. “Surprise.”

I’ve traveled more in the last two years than I had in my entire life before—the cherry blossoms blooming in Japan, the crystal waters of Portugal. . . . All things Drew had already seen, places he’d already been to.

Places he wanted to share—with me.

I look closer at the tickets and frown. “Drew, this flight leaves in three hours. I’ll never have time to pack.”

He takes two bags out of the closet. “So it’s a good thing that I already have.”

I wrap my arms around his neck and squeeze. “You are the best boyfriend ever.”

He smirks in that way that makes me want to kiss him and slap him at the same time.

“Yeah, I know.”

The hotel is stunning. With views I’ve only seen on a postcard. We’re on the top floor—penthouse. Like Richard Gere in Pretty Woman, Drew is a big believer in “only the best.”

It’s late when we get in, but after a nap on the plane, we’re both wired. Energized.

And hungry.

All the airlines are cutting back these days, even in first class. The sandwiches may be complimentary, but that doesn’t mean they’re edible.

While Drew is in the shower, I start to unpack. Why aren’t we showering together? I really don’t need to answer that, do I?

I put the bags on the bed and open them. Most men look at an empty suitcase like it’s some kind of physics equation—they can stare at it for hours, but still have no frigging clue what they’re supposed to do with it.

But not Drew.

He’s Mr. I-Think-of-Everything.

He packed all the incidentals that most men wouldn’t think of. Everything I’ll need to make my vacation comfortable and fun.

Except for underwear. There isn’t a single pair of underwear in this entire suitcase.

And it’s not an oversight.

My boyfriend happens to hold a serious grudge against undergarments. If he had his way, we’d both be walking around like Adam and Eve—minus the fig leaves, of course.

But he did bring the rest of the essentials. Deodorant, shaving cream, a razor, makeup, birth control pills, moisturizer, the rest of my antibiotic for the ear infection I had last week, eye cream—and so on.

And we should pause here, for a brief public service announcement.

I have a few clients who are in the pharmaceutical field. And those companies have whole departments whose sole job is writing.

Writing what, you ask? You know those little inserts that come with your prescription? The ones that list every possible side effect and what you should do, should any of them occur? May cause drowsiness, don’t operate large machinery, contact doctor immediately, blah blah blah.

Most of us just open the little paper bag, take out our pills, and throw the insert away. Most of us do . . . but we shouldn’t. I’m not going to bore you with a lecture. All I’ll say at the moment is: Read the insert. You’ll be glad you did.

And now—back to Mexico.

Drew walks out of the bathroom with a towel around his waist, and I forget all about the suitcase. You know how some men are boob guys, or ass guys? It works the same for women. I’m a forearm girl, myself. There’s something about a man’s forearms that’s just . . . hot. Masculine—in a manly man kind of way.

Drew has the finest set I’ve ever seen. Tight and toned—not too bulky, not too thin—with just the right amount of hair.

He removes the towel from his hips and rubs it over his shoulders. And I’m pretty sure I start to drool.

Maybe I’m an ass woman after all.

“You know it’s impolite to stare.”

I drag my eyes up to his. He’s smiling. And I take a step toward him—like a cougar closing in on her prey.

“Is it, now?”

Drew licks his lips. “Definitely.” A drop of water slides down the middle of his chest.

Anyone else thirsty?

“Well, I don’t want to be rude.”

“God forbid.”

Just as I’m about to lean down and lick the droplet off him, my stomach growls. Loudly.

Grrrrrrrr.

Drew laughs. “Maybe I should feed you first. For what I have planned, you’re going to need some energy.”

I bite my lip in anticipation. “You have something planned?”

“For you? Always.”

He spins me around and slaps me on the rear. “Now get that delectable ass in the shower so we can go. The sooner we eat, the quicker we can come back here and fuck till the sun comes up.”

He really doesn’t mean to be as crude as he sounds.

Yeah—you’re right—he probably does.

An hour later, we’re on our way to dinner. Drew surprised me with a new dress—white eyelet and strapless, with a hem that flares out just above my knee. My hair is down with a slight curl, the way I know he loves it.

As for my boyfriend—I can’t take my eyes off him. Tan slacks and a crisp white shirt, the top few buttons open, the sleeves rolled up halfway.

Gorgeous.

We arrive at the restaurant.

I’ve always thought the Latino culture was interesting. The music. The people. They’re vibrant. Volatile.

Passionate.

All words that describe where we’re dining tonight. It’s dim—the only illumination comes from the candles on the tables and the twinkling lights on the ceiling. A pulsing rhythm emanates from a small band of musicians in the corner.

Drew requests in Spanish a table for two.

Yes—he speaks Spanish. And French. He’s working on Japanese. Did you think his voice was sexy? Trust me—until you’ve heard him whisper blush-worthy phrases in a foreign language, you don’t know the meaning of the word sexy.

We follow the robust, dark-haired hostess to a table in the corner.

Now, take a moment to look around. See all the female attention Drew gets, just by walking through the room? The appreciative glances, the inviting eyes?

I notice—I always do.

But here’s the thing: Drew doesn’t. Because he’s not looking. At any of them.

For you guys out there who think looking doesn’t hurt? You’re wrong. Because we women don’t think you’re just enjoying the view. We think you’re comparing, finding us lacking. And that stings. Like a paper cut on your eyeball.

I’m fully aware that Drew could have any woman he wants—the model in Beverly Hills, the heiress on Park Avenue. But he picked me. He fought for me. So when we go out, it’s a major boost to my confidence.

Because I’m the only woman he’s looking at.

We sit at the table and scan the menus. “So explain to me again how you made it through college and business school without ever drinking straight tequila?”

I laugh at the question, remembering. “Well, back in high school, we’d have these bonfires—campouts.”

You ever sleep with an empty two-liter soda bottle for a pillow? It’s not fun.

“So one night, Billy and the guys were drinking tequila—and Billy swallowed the worm. And then he started to hallucinate. We were working on amphibian anatomy in bio at the time, and as messed up as he was, Billy was convinced he was a frog—and that Delores was trying to dissect him. He hopped off into the woods by himself, and it took us three hours to find him—with his tongue in the dirt. I’ve been hesitant to try tequila ever since.”

Drew shakes his head. “Confirming, once again, what I’ve known all along. Billy Warren is, and always has been, a complete fucking idiot.”

I’m used to Drew’s digs against Billy. And in this case? He’s not exactly wrong.

So I tell him, “As long as you don’t to make me swallow the worm, I’ll give it a go.”

His eyes light up, like a kid in a bike shop. “You know what this means?”

“What?”

He wiggles his brows. “I get to teach you how to do body shots.”

Although I don’t believe you need to be drunk to have great sex, having a good buzz certainly doesn’t hurt.

Drew and I are in the elevator heading back to our room, both of us more than tipsy from the tequila. I can taste it on Drew’s tongue—bitter with a touch of citrus. He has me pinned against the wall, my skirt bunched up around my hips, and we’re pushing and grinding against each other.

I’m glad there’s no one else in the elevator—although at this point? I’m really too far gone to give a damn.

We stumble into the room.

Still groping and kissing.

Drew slams the door and spins me around. In one quick movement he pulls the dress down my body, leaving me bare. Except for my heels.

I lean over the desk, resting on my elbows. I hear the hiss of a zipper—and then I feel him. Sliding his cock between my lips—testing the waters—making sure I’m ready.

I’m always ready for him.

“Don’t tease,” I whimper.

Between the tequila and the elevator, I’m really turned on. Needy. He pushes in slowly but to the hilt. And I sigh.

Now, we all know the old phrase that bigger is better. And Drew is big—not that I have a lot to compare him to, but he’s twice the size of Billy.

I’m not making you boys out there uncomfortable, am I? News flash—this is how woman talk. At least when you’re not around to listen.

Anyway, it’s not really size that makes the man. It’s rhythm—the pace—knowing how to hit all those delicious spots with just the right amount of pressure. So the next time you see an infomercial for Cockgrow or Miracle-Dick?

Save your money. Buy the Kama Sutra instead.

Drew grabs my hair, pulling my head back, and moves quicker. Hard and fast. I grip the edge of the desk, holding on for balance.

He kisses my shoulder and whispers in my ear, “You like that, baby?”

I moan. “Yes . . . yes . . . so much.”

He thrusts into me with more force, shaking the desk.

And just like that, I’m coming like an out-of-control locomotive.

I’m floating. Weightless.

And it’s sublime.

Drew slows the movement of his hips as I come down, drawing it out—making it last. He pulls me back against his chest and his fingers skate up across my stomach and up to my breasts, cupping and kneading them with both hands.

I raise my arms around his neck, turning my head, bringing his mouth to mine.

I love his mouth, his lips, his tongue. Kissing is an art form, and Drew Evans is Michelangelo.

He pulls out of me and I turn around to face him. Backing him up to the bed. Drew sits on the edge and I climb on, wrapping my legs around his waist.

God, yes.

This is how I like it best—chest to chest, mouth to mouth, not an inch of space between us. I take him in my hand and slide down onto him. My insides stretch with the fullness and Drew moans. I rise slowly and slam down hard. Testing the strength of the bed springs.

Squeak.

Squeak.

I move faster. Deeper. Our bodies are slick from the Mexican heat.

And then Drew is holding my face in his hands, his thumbs moving back and forth across my skin. Suddenly tender. Worshipful.

Our foreheads press together and in the dim light I can see his eyes looking down, watching where he moves in and out of me.

And I look down too.

It’s erotic. Sensual.

I push his hair back from his forehead.

And my voice is begging, “Tell me you love me.”

He doesn’t say it often. He prefers to show me. But I never get tired of hearing it. Because every time he actually says the words, I’m filled with same wonderment as the first time.

“I love you, Kate.”

His hands still hold my face. Both of us panting—moving faster—getting closer. It feels spiritual.

A holy communion.

Drew’s voice is hushed. Breathless. “Tell me you’ll never leave me.”

His eyes are soft now, liquid silver. Pleading for reassurance.

For all his audacity and overconfidence, I think there’s a part of him that’s still haunted by the week he thought I’d chosen Billy over him. I think that’s why he works so hard to prove how much he wants me.

To show me that I chose wisely.

I smile softly and look right into his eyes.

“Never. I’ll never leave you, Drew.”

The words feel like vows.

His hands grip my hips, raising me up, helping me move.

“God, Kate . . .” His eyes close.

And our mouths open, giving and taking each other’s breaths. He expands inside me, throbbing, as I clamp down hard around him.

And we come together. In perfect unison.

Perfect splendor.

Afterward, Drew’s arms tighten around me. I touch his face and kiss him gently. He falls backward on the bed, taking me with him, keeping me on top. We lie like that for a while until our heart rates come back down and our breathing slows.

And then Drew rolls me under him.

And we do it again.

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  • Posted April 3, 2014

    3.5 Stars More Kate and Drew-yay!  This book is told from Kate¿s

    3.5 Stars
    More Kate and Drew-yay!  This book is told from Kate’s POV.  The expectation for this to be Tangled part 2 is high.




    To me the language and dialogue felt forced.  As if Kate were trying to be as funny/flippant/snarky as Drew.  Where Drew’s nature felt honest and heartfelt Kate fell short.  May have been the back and forth of telling us what happened or where she is now and then bringing us through what happened to get where she is now.  It was all over the place.




    Then the miscommunication of all miscommunications occurs.  I spent the next 40% or so of the book just shaking my head.  Seriously Drew?? And Kate??  These are smart, grown up people. The plot went beyond unexpected to WTH? So….no.




    The steam was lacking. The feeling that Drew didn’t care as much was hard to follow especially after the first book. Kate was so wishy washy.




    But when we get to the epilogue all bets are off!  I freaking LOVED it.  Wrapped up everything so well.  Truly saved the book for me.

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  • Posted March 30, 2014

    I praised and talked all great stuff about book 1, and I am, sti

    I praised and talked all great stuff about book 1, and I am, still loving Emma Chase as an author, but this sequel was not so good as book 1.
    Beginning had some humour, Mackenzie was again adorable, asking all sorts of questions!
    Also, reading Kate's POV wasn't bad, we learned how perfect was Drew (up to some point) as a boyfriend... but rest of the plot was main problem for me.
    I just haven't expected this, of the book, to go into that direction.
    I had laughed, I cried too, but expected more twists and turns in this sequel, because book 1 set the bar really high.

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  • Posted July 17, 2014

    God i love this series !! its another lol book from Emma. I love

    God i love this series !! its another lol book from Emma. I love Drew he is sexy and sweet and funny and a freshy ,,, I even had tears a few times,That i was not expecting.I cannot wait to read Dee's story she is one funny chic. again another 5 stars for Emma Chase. Ty for this awesome series.

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  • Posted June 5, 2014

    more from this reviewer

    We get to see the next chapter in Drew and Kate's story unfold t

    We get to see the next chapter in Drew and Kate's story unfold through Kate's POV. It was nice that there was a significant time span too as the story picks up two years after the end of the first book. One of the things I enjoy about this series is knowing I can get through the books in one sitting without sacrificing any of the story. Emma Chase manages to pack a lot of emotion and detail into a relatively short amount of time but I'm not left feeling unfulfilled in any way.

    This part of the journey was difficult to read at times primarily because Chase makes her characters suffer their own short-comings. But I'm glad she did. It makes Drew and Kate and their story that much more believable. Plus, she more than makes up for it with the Epilogue which I pretty much snort-laughed my way through. :)

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  • Posted June 2, 2014

    Two years into their relationship and honest communication, outs

    Two years into their relationship and honest communication, outside of the bedroom, is forgotten! Twisted, in Kate’s POV, is more serious than Tangled, but is still just as funny!




    I love Drew and Kate’s relationship and the fact that they go through typical problems that a lot of relationships go through. You will laugh out loud, cringe, roll your eyes and shake your head while you follow Drew’s line of thinking on any topic. But for every lesson learned, Drew does not disappoint with his quick wit, chauvinistic view and inappropriate advice! The best was when Drew explained where babies came from to his niece, MacKenzie. Classic, and one of the funniest chapters! Also, having the Epilogue in Drew’s POV was perfect! You were brought back to the reason why you love him so much.




    “Because hindsight is more than 20/20. Perspective doesn’t just change how you look at things, it changes how you feel. And once you think you’ve lost it all, you value every moment infinitely more.”




    You will love this book! A true testament that when you find true love it can turn your life upside down and tame even the wildest of souls!

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  • Posted May 27, 2014

    Serious disappointment after Tangled. The only saving grace fo

    Serious disappointment after Tangled. The only saving grace for this book was the epilogue. This book was such a disappoint after having read Tangled. I did not enjoy Kate's POV at all. I was on the fence about Kate when I read Tangled, but after having read this book, I know for a fact that she makes the most idiotic decisions, which then lead Drew to overreact, which he always does, and then the entire story turns into him needing to apologize to Kate when Kate never atones for her part in causing the entire "misunderstanding!!" What 28 year who has been in a relationship for 2 years behaves the way she does in this situation? The lying and not being upfront led to a huge fallout that could have been avoided if Kate had been truthful. It is not all on Drew, although his response is always over-the-top, but Kate's behavior always makes him feel insecure, and then he lashes out. This is not to say that I was not horrified at his treatment of her, but it never even had to get there if Kate didn't decide what she decided about her boyfriend of 2 years, who loves her more than anything!!! These 2 are in a relationship for 2 years and yet there is no trust!!

    I also have to say that the whole Billy friendship thing is annoying. Seriously, I can totally understand Drew not wanting Kate to remain friends with Billy, her ex-fiancé. Kate would not appreciate it if the roles were reversed. When does Kate begin to take Drew's feelings into consideration when it comes to this matter? Kate's friendship with Billy does not equate with Drew's friendship with Steven and Matthew. Big Difference!!

    I also do not care for Dee Dee at all!! I do not like her over the top behavior, name calling, and all of the hitting on Drew is too much. This behavior would not even be found remotely funny if Drew was knocking on Dee Dee. It is not funny. I am tired of reading about the super over-the-top BFF in books. I'm not even sure how I will make it through Tamed since it's about Dee Dee and Mathew, which is also bizarre, since we already know they are married. Thank goodness I do love Matthew.

    Overall, I found this book to be very boring and a huge let down after Tangled. I really could have done without the Kate and Billy trip down memory lane. I found myself skimming huge chunks of this book. The "misunderstanding" went on for way too long and was just not very believable after what they went through in Tangled, and the book was seriously missing Drew for most of it. Kate's decision-making process was very odd and extremely annoying, and she freaking drove me crazy in this book.

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  • Posted May 26, 2014

    Excellent!

    Loved the first book, the second was just as good and can't wait for the next! Only problem is that you can't put it down and read it too fast and then it's over.

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  • Posted April 30, 2014

    I've read all the books in the series and I thought Twisted was

    I've read all the books in the series and I thought Twisted was good.  I actually was glad to read Kate's POV.  However, I cried a lot during this book so that I didn't like so much ... LOL.  I got angry with Kate  a lot during this book because I felt she caused the whole "problem" - which I'm not going to give away here.  If you have read the others in the series,, read  Twisted too.  However, I hope Ms. Chase gives us a walk down the aisle for Kate and Drew.

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  • Posted April 24, 2014

    Tangled by Emma Chase Kate and Drew were perfect for each other.

    Tangled by Emma Chase
    Kate and Drew were perfect for each other. They were both driven and dynamic personalities, which balanced each other perfectly. Until a simple mistake leads to a miss understanding, Drew’s reaction is over the top and places everything in jeopardy.  
    This is a story that shows that the movies and the love stories are not what happen in reality. It is a truth teller, with great intimate moments. Emma Chase brings the reality of love, the dynamics of relationships to the pages of Tangled.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 7, 2014

    One of my new favorites!

    A HUMOR-FILLED MUST READ!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 9, 2014

    Loved it!

    Such a good follow up to Tangled.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 9, 2014

    Bummer

    Not even close to how awesome the first one was. Major let down. Really missed the perspective of Drew.

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  • Posted April 8, 2014

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    ~Reviewed by SUZANNE & posted at Under the Covers Book Blog

    ~Reviewed by SUZANNE & posted at Under the Covers Book Blog

    After the first book in this series, Tangled, we all expected Kate and Drew to sail off into the sunset and have a disgustingly happy future together. However, that hasn’t quite happened, set two years after the events of the first book, although all seems well, things are about to get a little rocky with the event of some unexpected news…

    I wanted to like this book so much more than I actually did.  The first book in this series, Tangled, was an unexpected delight, Drew was both hilarious and adorable and his antics were so much fun to read, especially as it was all told from his perspective. But with Twisted although I did enjoy it to some extent and it did make me laugh, it definitely didn’t have the same impact as the first book.

    Maybe some of the difference is because this was told from Kate’s perspective not Drew’s, as although I do like Kate, she was pretty damn funny, I enjoyed the novelty of reading a romance from a male POV. I liked that the spark between Drew and Kate is still alive and well, Emma Chase has created a charismatic couple who have some fantastic chemistry. I also loved the secondary characters in this book, like Kate’s ex boyfriend, who seemed like a complete idiot in the first book, but with time and a change of perspective changed into someone I really hope has a book of his own.

    The main reason I found this book a little lacking was because the whole thing was based on a massive misunderstanding. I hate that, it drives me nuts when a book has a completely avoidable misunderstanding in it, so reading a book where the whole thing is a big ol’ misunderstanding drove me bonkers, even if the whole thing was a little tongue in cheek. Because it had such a flimsy basis for a story, this would have worked better for me as a novella in the series rather than being stretched out into a full length installment.

    I will definitely continue reading this book, even if this one was slightly underwhelming, it does have some great characters, some great sexy times and although at some points it had me tearing my hair out, it also made me laugh.

    * ARC provided by publisher

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 8, 2014

    another LOL!!!!!

    I LOVED this book as much as the other 2! Emma Chase has a way to make you LOL and this didn't dissapoint! Ccant wait for the next.........

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 4, 2014

    Very enjoyable!

    Good read! Was hoping for more, bu it was funny, angsty and super enjoyable!

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  • Posted April 3, 2014

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    It's that time again... time for the Liked, Disliked, and my ove

    It's that time again... time for the Liked, Disliked, and my overall opinion :)

    LIKED
    Twisted holds the same brash, quirky dynamic as Tangled. In my opinion, Twisted actually tugs at your heartstrings a little more. And while the major plot line is based on an absurd misunderstanding, the secondary characters lend the comedic relief that I love. Kate and Drew have quite a rough go of it in this book. They fight, argue, tears are shed, etc. However, I couldn't help but be draw into this crazy, off-kilter world of theirs. Kate has had a major overhaul as a character. I loved it. When we're introduced to her voice it's evident that she's brassy and ballsy on the inside, but she's softened a little on the outside. Drew, well his drunken stupor this time around was his own darn fault.  This couple holds a very awkward shaped piece of my heart. Which is fitting given their equally awkward relationship. It's almost hard to describe them and their world. I probably sound like a mad person when I'm explaining it to friends about how amazing it is. Especially after Twisted, where we get a glimpse of Kate's voice. I feel like I could sit down and chat for hours with these two. Truthfully, no, this book wasn't believable. That's why I love it though. Ms. Chase is an escape artist of reality and I have got a first class ticket for every crazy ride she takes her readers on.

    DISLIKED
    Here's where it gets a little rocky. Obviously, my overall feeling of this book is positive but, there were a few hiccups. One, I needed more couple time. Once you read the book you'll understand a little better but, the gist is I needed Kate and Drew to have more of a connection in Twisted. Two, the apartment scene. No explanation on that. Read it. You'll feel my pain. Three, I needed MORE! I feel like this is a common occurrence with me. I always want more. This time it's a little different. I actually needed more. There were a few things glossed over, and I felt there could have a been a chapter well spent on a little more explanation. In short, after the sprint Ms. Chase took me on, I needed more of a cool down period. 

    OVERALL
    In the grand scheme of things, my likes FAR outweigh my dislikes. I love all of these characters just as hard as I loved them in the first book. Honestly, the chain of events in this book just screams Kate and Drew. Every step they took from beginning to end was a testament to their true characters. I can't ever ask any more from a book or author than that. If you do right by the characters and the integrity of the story, huge thumbs up! That's exactly what Emma Chase did with Twisted. Sure, I had dislikes about it but, I'm not the one with characters screaming in my head about what happens next. What's right for the readers isn't always what is right for the characters and story. So, am I pleased with this book? Hell, yes! Was it what I was expecting? Absolutely not. Then again, I love surprises, so Twisted was right up my alley.

    Happy Reading!
    *ARC provided by the author/publisher in exchange for an honest review*

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 2, 2014

    An absolute must read!!! Brilliant and Laugh out Loud Funny!

    I could not start Twisted fast enough after Tangled. Emma Chase is funny, witty and a beyond talented writer. I love everything about this series of books! Its a real life, feel good story with a lot of twists and turns. I can't wait to keep reading!

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  • Posted March 31, 2014

    5 "Definitely Twisted My Emotions" Stars I will be th

    5 "Definitely Twisted My Emotions" Stars

    I will be the first to admit that knowing this book was from Kate's POV had me wondering if I would love it as much as Tangled. Well I was so happy after reading the first chapter that the book clipped along with the same pace and was presented in the same format. I found Kate to be very funny at first. Situations occur, misunderstandings take place, and yes at one point I was ready to become the president of the "I hate Drew" club. Uggh.


    Now certain reviews have felt that there was too much drama, and things went way too far. But isn't that just real life. People misinterpret things, take situations out of context, hurtful things get said and people hurt. I loved that this book wasn't all sunshine and roses. Yes, there was no deep seated crazy past to deal with, creating the angst I often love in stories, but I found the situation Kate and Drew find themselves in realistic and heartbreaking.


    There were so many other things I loved about this story:

    --I loved how supportive Kate's mom was to her.
    --Billy showed that old friends will be there for you when they need them
    --Delores/Dee Dee was by far the funniest character in this book. She is fierce, loyal and I so cannot wait to read her story. I think her story may very well rival Drew's. On top of that she was just there when Kate needed her, and that was the best.
    --The alphabetical naughty name-calling. Enough said.
    --And finally, when it came down to it, I love how much Drew loved Kate. He came back to her despite what he thought(Yes, I am still mad at him for his initial behavior)and he was willing to take her any way he could get her. And I loved that.

    So yes, I loved this book and I can't wait for the next. Emma Chase is fast becoming one of my favorite authors.

    Thanks to NetGalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review.


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  • Posted March 30, 2014

    I have to say that I loved both books. I laughed out loud severa

    I have to say that I loved both books. I laughed out loud several times and I loved the banter between characters. The misunderstanding was something else....WOW!!   I am looking forward to reading her next book .

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 30, 2014

    Loved it! One of my favorite authors!

    I have read Tangled several times and I was counting down the days until Twisted came out! Loved this book! I did not know if it could beat Tangled but I am going to enjoy reading this book again. Emma Chase shows us how communication can muck things up in a heartbeat and how love can overcome with a little patience and work. I cannot wait for Tamed!

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