Wednesday, March 26, 2014

TWISTED (Tangled #2) by Emma Chase: Excerpt & Review

TWISTED (Tangled #2)


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 hisin 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.



“Would you fucking stop! Why are you being like this?”

I glare up at him. “Because you don’t even care! I’m really upset here - and you don’t give a shit!”

His eyes open wide, incredulous.

“Of course I give a shit - I’m the one getting Jimmy Choos thrown at my head like Chinese freaking stars!”

“If you care so much, why don’t you apologize?!”

“Because I didn’t fucking do anything! I have no problem crawling on my hands and knees when I screw up. But if you think I’m gonna beg because you’ve been possessed by the Hormone Demon - you’re out of your mind sweetheart.”



*This is a continuation of Tangled and needs to be read first, before diving into Twisted*

Twisted picked up with Drew and Kate two years after we left them in Tangled and I started this book like a kid on a trampoline.  I jumped right in and was super excited to get more of Drew and Kate!  When I love a book as much as I loved Tangled I always enjoy going back and getting more from characters.  I love seeing what happens after their original book closes getting extra time with favorite characters in a second book almost always is a favorite of mine.  Or it was...

Twisted just didn't live up to what I wanted or expected from these characters.  The POV from Kate, didn't bother me (though I did miss Drew's voice) and I understand that not every couple will drive off into the sunset without hitting some potholes, but Twisted took these characters too far.  The drama, angst and maliciousness that happens in Twisted was shocking to me and at times hard to read. 

I love Kate and Drew and I am glad they got a second book.  Emma Chase has a very appealing writing style that I will come back to again and again, however, I wasn't a fan of this story line (one of the plot points is a big turn off for me).  The good news is this series is continuing for two more books (but book 3 is about Dee Dee and Matthew, not Drew and Kate).  I will continue to read this series (at least book #4 Tied, which is about Drew and Kate again)  because of how it did come to a close at the end of Twisted,  and I REALLY want that next book where it is about how they are living in their happily ever after.  

If you enjoyed Tangled you will want to read Twisted, not everyone will agree with my review (and I am OK with that) so if you have been missing Drew and Kate go grab a copy of Twisted and see what happened next...


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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.