Wednesday, July 23, 2014

**Review & Giveaway** TAMED (Tangled #3) by @EmmaChase


Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: girl meets player, they fall in love, player changes his ways.

It’s a good story. But it’s not our story. Ours is a lot more colorful.

When I met Dee I knew right away that she was special. When she met me, she thought I was anything but special—I was exactly like every other guy who’d screwed her over and let her down. It took some time to convince her otherwise, but turns out I can make a convincing argument when sex is at stake.

You might know where this story’s headed. But the best part isn't where we ended up.

It’s how we got there.

TAMED goes back in time to the Tangled days. But this time around, it’s not Drew dishing out the advice and opinions—it’s his best friend Matthew, who of course is dealing with Dee Dee.


She puts on the helmet, but doesn’t climb on the Ducati right away. She stands on the sidewalk, hands on her hips, looking thoughtfully at it. “What would you say if I said I wanted to drive your motorcycle to the party?” 
“I’d say you’re shit out of luck. I don’t ride bitch.” 
She knocks me upside the head—but my helmet softens the blow. “Then let me take it for a ride myself. Just around the block.” 
“I . . .don’t think so.”
She pouts. 
I sigh. “Have you ever driven a motorcycle before?” 
“No, but I’ve always wanted to.” 
“Well, I’ve always wanted to fly, but that doesn’t mean I’m gonna strap on a squirrel suit and skydive from the god damn Empire State Building.” 
She steps closer, and rubs her placating hands up my chest. “Come on, please? I’ll be really careful and grateful. Really grateful. Like . . .deviantly, let you handcuff me to the bed, kind of grateful.” 
Forget the national broadcast system—this is the test. Am I going to stick to my man-guns, keep my pride, and protect my cherished vehicle from almost certain carnage? Or, am I going to be ruled by my dick and swayed by the promise of kinky, have-Dee-at-my-mercy-all-night-long, sex? 
No contest. 

“Riding bitch, it is.”



I am going to put this out there (don't throw things at me)...  I was not looking forward to reading this book and put it off as long as I could (last night) before I had to review it.  Why?  Because of Twisted.  I was NOT a fan of the way Twisted went and what it did to one of my favorite books of 2013, Tangled.  Plus, since I had already read (and reviewed) Holy Friggin' Matrimony (which is conveniently added to the end of Tamed) I thought it was odd to go backwards and read about Matthew and Dee so I put it off as long as I could and guess what I found out?  I am stupid.  I LOVED Tamed!!  I devoured the book in one sitting, was laughing out loud and misting up at the same time.  The Emma Chase I fell in love with in Tangled is BACK!!  

Tamed was everything I was too scared to hope for and gave me what I missed in Twisted.  Emma Chase's male POV writing is outstanding and I was relieved to see how much I loved her writing as Matthew!  Reading this book put a smile on my face and actually got me excited to see how this series will play out with the final book, Tied (coming in October 2014).  

Matthew was everything I love in a male lead; hot, funny, witty, confident but not too much of douchebag and sexy as hell.  I fell in love with Matthew from the very beginning and watching him fall in love with Dee was a fun and very entertaining ride.  After reading this series I had put Dee in box marked "witchy" (but add the "b"), but boy did she turn out to be much more than I thought!  I actually liked her vulnerability, her sass and her heart.  She turns out to be much more than the "w"itchy best friend of Kate.  While I did enjoy seeing Drew and Kate from the view points of their best friends, I just really enjoyed getting to know Matthew.  (I am still mad at Drew and Kate from Twisted).

Emma Chase does a fantastic job getting the reader into the head of Matthew and telling a story that was poignant, funny, sexy and just plain awesome.  I loved having the stories I have come to associate with Emma Chase back and I would gladly read anything she writes, short story or full length novel (hell, I'd read just funny quotes on a napkin).  I am back to be truly excited to see how this series plays out and anxious to get my hands on Tied!  If you are a fan of the Tangled series, then Tamed is a MUST READ!  Don't be an idiot and think this book doesn't have to be read to finish the series on Drew and Kate like I did, Tamed brings such a wonderful new perspective (and story) to the series that will leave you smiling for hours and dying to get your hands on the next book when we get to see Drew and Matthew (my new book boyfriend) again! 1-click and ENJOY!



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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