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Blog Tour: Twisted by Emma Chase {Review, Excerpt, +Giveaway!}

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Twisted (Tangled #2)
   by: Emma Chase

Publication Date: March 25, 2014
Publisher: Gallery Books
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Age Group: Adult
Source: e-ARC provided by the publisher in exchange for a fair and honest review.
Page Count: 272 pages
Order Links: Amazon | B&N | iTunes | IndieBound | BAM | Kobo
My Rating: 4/5 stars


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 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. 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.


 
 
Emma Chase is back with the next laugh-out loud installment of the Tangled series! And ooh boy does she put her characters through the ringer in this one! I admit I was a bit bummed when I learned that this book wouldn't be from Drew's POV. His voice was one of the things I LOVED about Tangled. Drew isn't afraid to act like a guy- he is crude and some of the things that go through his mind will have you in fits of hysterical laughter. I was definitely a little apprehensive about getting Kate's POV. HAVE NO FEAR. Drew has definitely rubbed off on Kate and I found myself laughing my butt off in this book too!
 
Kate is quite different from the Kate we saw in Tangled. Besides Drew rubbing off on her, she's a lot more laid back in this one. She is still one tough as nails woman and I really admire her strength because had I been in her same situation? I don't even know how I would have dealt. While Kate is tough, she does have one weakness. Drew. She is so in love with him and there were quite a few moments where I wanted to junk punch him for treating her like he did. Does this mean Kate is superwoman? No. She has her moments of vulnerability and shows her emotions and wallows like any woman would do in her situation. Yet, she doesn't overdo it. Kate is not one of those weepy women who can't function for months because of what's happened to her. She has her moments and then she manages to pick herself back up. It hurts like hell, but she knows she has a lot of decisions to make.
 
Kate is incredibly lucky to have the support system she does. Had she not had those people in her life, I don't know that the book would have had the same outcome. Dee, Billy, her mom, and George all have pivotal roles in helping Kate deal with everything that's been thrown at her.
 
I actually love the title of this book because it is SO fitting of the storyline. Drew and Kate's relationship gets quite twisted due to a lack of communication and jumping to the wrong conclusions. I obviously don't want to spoil anything, but if you're like me, you can probably guess some of the events that occur from what the blurb isn't coming right out and saying. I wouldn't say this is an original story at all- in fact it was a bit predictable to me. However, that didn't even phase me. I'm telling you. Emma Chase has such a unique writing style and you will love the way her characters tell the story. You really will feel as if you are there watching the events unfold in front of you and that Kate is offering you advice and insight as to what she's feeling and thinking.
 
I have to talk about Drew somewhere. Oh, Drew. I wanted to kill you. For real. You are such a stubborn, immature, child. I realize Kate didn't handle things in the way she should have, but damn you Drew for making ASS-UMPTIONS. Only Emma could make me love, hate, and then love him again in the span of a few chapters. Drew is very much a 'go big or go home' kind of guy. He loves Kate with everything he has and is destroyed when he thinks things he shouldn't. I can't fault him for that, he is who he is and Drew has made it clear from the beginning he doesn't share what's his.
 
I really loved the conclusion to Drew and Kate's story and I felt it ended the way it was meant to for these crazy kids. This book will make you laugh out loud, tug at your heart strings, but leave you with a big grin on your face. I am excited to check out Dee and Matthew's story in Tamed coming this May!
 
 
 

I close my eyes and let his words wash over me.  Drew has an amazing voice. Calm and soothing - but devilishly seductive at the same time.  He totally could’ve gone into radio. 
I press another button.

And this time his tone is teasing.  “Kaate, you’re late. . Tell Delores to pick out her own god damn shoes. You’ve got a boyfriend who’s  sitting in a big, frothy Jacuzzi all by his lonesome. Come home, sweetheart. I’m here waiting for you.”

If only that was true today.

There’s more - some are quick and to the point, some are downright dirty.  And I listen to every single one.  He doesn’t say ‘I love you’ in any of them - but he doesn’t have to.  I hear it in every word. Every time he says my name.

 
 



 
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.


 

 
 

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18 comments

  1. I am really excited to start this series! I have some "me" reads coming up so hopefully I can squeeze them in then. I just feel like I will love Drew. Great review!

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    1. This is SUCH a fun series girl! I hope you can squeeze these in too! And YAY for 'you' reads! I'm looking forward to seeing that day!

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  2. I can't wait for more Drew. He really is so frustrating but you can't not love him!

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    1. Haha, exactly! And you will want to do bad things to him for being a dumbass, but it's Drew!

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  3. I think I'm going to get mad with Drew but I'm still looking forward to this one.

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    1. Haha Trish! You will be VERY mad at Drew. He's an idiot. But god love him.

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  4. I'm excited but nervous to read this. Not too excited for Kate's pov...but Drew!

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    1. I think you'll like Kate's POV Nereyda! She was actually really great! Drew has rubbed off on her!

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  5. Chase did do a great job with this tough story. I'm so glad you enjoyed Twisted, too!

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    1. I agree Andrea! I'm really happy with the way it turned out because for a while I was IRATE! LOL

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  6. Eeeeep! I just added Tangled and Twisted to my TBR last night!! I love your review, and I know I'm going to enjoy this series so much! Thank you for sharing and for the awesome giveaway!

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    1. YAY! Michele, it's SO good! They are HILARIOUS! I love books that make me laugh out loud!

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  7. Ahh, I can't wait to read more Drew but at the same time I feel like I will be so mad! I just foresee it haha. But I just adored Tangled! I'll definitely be reading it. :) And you're right, i'm a little apprehensive about Kate's POV bc seriously, Drew's POV was just so hilarious, but if you say it was great, I trust you! :)

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    1. Hahah! You probably will be! But I promise it'll all work itself out as it should. :)

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  8. I have Tangled, and I really wanna read it! And I know I must read it! And I know I must read this one! I wanna meet this Drew sooo bad!! AH!

    Great review!

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    1. Aww! I want you to read it! You don't get offended easily, right? LOL. Drew is so crude. But FUNNY.

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  9. OMG, Drew pissed me off so much in this book I wanted to strangle him! But I just adore Emma's writing style and I easily breezed through this book. She's addicting! Love this series and can't wait for more!

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    1. Haha! RIGHT?! I was ready to get out the meat cleaver! ROFL. Yes, this was such a fast read! I love Emma's books so much!

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