[619]: Tangled by Emma Chase

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Last week, I had the brilliant idea to jump start my Spring cleaning early. When I set that plan into motion, I knew I need some mindless fun to listen to while I tackle the job. I decided to check out the first book to Emma Chase’s Tangled series. Four audiobooks later, my walls are freshly painted, my pantry is now organized, and my foyer is sporting a new look. Besides the inconvenience of laughing mid-stroke (painting. Painting, guys) while I was doing corners and edges, I had such a great time listening to all four books. They’re not perfect but highly entertaining, nonetheless.

All the books are told in first person narrative which worked splendidly well because we get a perfect sense of the person speaking. Drew, for one,  was such a candid speaker. Being in his head will either make you laugh like a hyena or swear he’s the most stupid man in the world. In any case, he was fun all through and through.

Tangled, #1: The Drew and Katherine Show

This book started off with Drew practically on his death bed with the flu. He then takes the reader on an introspective journey as to why he is the way he is. He is, for all intents and purposes, your cookie-cutter successful man in New York City who has the lay of the land and ladies falling at his feet. He lives by a set of rules which includes not sleeping with anyone at work. When he met Katherine at a bar, he was freshly er, blown. So you can just imagine the kind of playa Drew is. He has no scruples, to be honest. But he’s about to meet his comeuppance when he sets his sights to Kate.

GOD’S GIFT TO WOMEN

Ughhhhhh. As much as I hate this stereotype, there is a small part of me who can’t get enough. Drew is such a male specimen, but he is the worst. And I’m not gonna lie, I didn’t think there is one woman on this Earth who is powerful enough to change him. Don’t get me wrong he’s not all that bad at times. He’s such a softie when it comes to his niece. His interactions with her are too adorable for words. I also like his relationship with his sister, his parents, and his friends. But he’s such a dog when it comes to the women unfortunate enough to cross his path.  Then Kate came along and ruined all the fun. He thought it was going to be easy. He thought his charms were enough to win her over. So he chased her. And when he caught her, it was a supernova event.

WHEN THINGS WENT SOUTH

Being the idiot that he is, he went and fucked up his relationship with Kate. I’m not gonna go into specifics, but just know that he’s a dumbass. So then he tries to win her back by annoying the living shit out of her. When all else failed – and this is when I went, huh? – he hired someone to redecorate his home office to win her back. Duuude. I love me some ergonomic chairs and all, but let me tell you, that’s not going to win you back my affection. I mean, are you for real?! Anyway, I thought it was stupid. Lol.

IN RETROSPECT

But hey, don’t let that stop you from reading this book (and checking out this series). Like I mentioned above, this is all good fun. It’s hilarious, crass, and holy Hannah is it ever hawt. Read it for the laughs. Read it for the sex. Whatever your motivations are, don’t read it because you’re looking to nourish your intellect.  Ha.

  • It was a good fun read Joy, I am glad you found it funny to listen to while working!

  • Haha – I loved this. Give me humor and I’m easy. It was funny because wasn’t he trying to make grand gestures but really had no idea what he was doing? I can’t remember, but I think his sister pretty much called him a dumbass too. lol

    • Yes. Total failure on the grand gestures. Gah. But this book was hella funny so it was worth all the aggravation!

  • I’ve heard really good things about this series, but I’ve never tried it. It does seem weird that he redecorated HIS office to win her back. I’ve heard that the narrator for this series is really good. Great review.

    Melanie @ Hot Listens & Rabid Reads

    • He was a fun narrator. He really brought Drew’s character to life. 🙂

  • Okay that is definitely the weirdest method of winning back a woman I have ever known. And it’s not like he redecorated her office or anything… it was HIS one? I’m so confused ahaha xD But it seems like even though this one might be a bit cliche, it was still fun. Every now and again we all need those cliche fun books 😀

    • I know. I was like, huh? Not only that, he had like a band of three following her and serenading her the whole day! I would’ve flip the lid on him!

  • This one sounds hilarious with Drew’s whole attitude like he’s the god’s gift to woman lol. I kind of want to slap him but it might e entertaining, especially when he chases Kate and everything. Although this probably isn’t my thing, it sounds like you enjoyed it!

    • It was wholly entertaining. If you’re looking for quick and fun, this series is a fast read. 🙂

  • This is one of those that everyone seemed to rave about, but that you can tell isn’t going to be anything all that new and different. Sometimes this type of book hits the spot, though!

    • Nothing new, to be honest. But it’s fun and entertaining!

  • Sara Walker

    Ha- I know I to have listened to this book, but I have no memory of the details other than vague flashes of Drew being in bed for days. Maybe this warrants a re-listen. Glad you enjoyed this one, Joy.

    • I did. I did. Though I wanted to smack Drew sometimes. Lol.

  • Oh this does sound like fun! It’s never occurred to me to read books like this with audio (that sounds weird…I tend to just read them on my kindle when I have the time and giggle quietly to myself like a lunatic) but it might be an excellent way to pass the time!

    • Absolutely! It also works if you want to boost your Goodreads reading challenge because it’s a very fast read. 🙂

  • I read this one not long after it was released Joy, when I still held hope that new adult wasn’t that bad. But the buzz surrounding this book was too much and I ended up not really being able to enjoy it sadly. Maybe it was just me being sick of the same tropes at the time, but I didn’t even find it funny either and I usually love innuendo and crass humour. The audiobook sounds like a much better experience though. I might give it a go and hopefully enjoy it more than the book. Fabulous review Joy <3 <3

    • The audiobook enhanced Drew’s character, I thought. And the humour was one of the best things about this series. I’d say I relatively enjoyed it. 😀

  • I do love the junk food reads…though his fuck up will probably aggravate me!

  • Melissa (Books and Things)

    Hm… I’m not sure if this one is for me. I don’t mind the guy f*’ing it up but he has to have at least a decent grovel. Redecorating isn’t it. Ugh. Still, you had fun with this one and I guess if I’m in a light enough mood… 🙂

    • Oh and he did other things that are just way over the top (band serenading Kate the whole day is not my idea of fun, tbh).

  • Yaay 😀 Awesome review Joy. <3 Yay for listening to all four audiobooks while painting and such 🙂 That is just awesome. You're the best 🙂 And so glad you liked these a lot, despite them not being perfect 🙂 Thank you for sharing sweetie. <3 I hope you are having an amazing week. Hugs. <3

  • I stopped reading the series after book one. I heard about all the unnecessary drama in book two and that was enough for me. No sense upping my frustrations over fiction. Glad it got you through your painting, Joy! 🙂

    • Ugh. Don’t even get me started with the second book! I wanted to hurt someone. Hahah!

  • kindlemom1

    I would definitely read it for the laughs alone but I’m not sure if I want to try it just yet but I’m sure I will eventually. 😉

    • All in good fun, Ali. All in good fun… 😀

  • Keertana @ Ivy Book Bindings

    I’ve definitely picked up my fair share of romance novels for the sexual tension and flirty lines. I’m not sure if a God’s-gift-to-mankind-type is my cup-of-tea right now but I’ll have to keep this on the back-burner for when I need it. Lovely review, Joy–you made me laugh!

    • If I made you laugh, Drew will make you howl. 🙂

  • Lol, I love this! I remember reading the first book and loving it, but I never continued with the series.

    Why don’t I ever think to listen to audio books when I’m doing major cleaning and organizing!? Great idea!

    • It’s the best way to listen to audio books!

  • Jenny @ Supernatural Snark

    Wait, what? He redecorates HIS home to win her back? Does she love interior design? I feel like I’m missing the point of this gesture. If my ex-boyfriend bought new furnishings for his home office and was all TA-DA, I DID THIS FOR YOU, there would be no swooning at his feet. Drew sounds like a bit of a alpha-hole, but overall this sounds like one of those crack reads. You just can’t stop reading:)

    • Hahaha. I know. Ridiculous, right? I’m sure there’s some hidden meaning to it, but I thought it was stupid. 😀

  • Haha! Yes! Definitely not a book for the intellect!
    It was a whole lot of fun though, wasn’t it? And OMG more often than not I wanted to smack Drew in the head, but he was just so darn loveable too. And the things that came out of his mouth! I was cracking up so many times during this one!
    I’m glad these were fun reads for you, Joy! 🙂

    • He was. I really love how stupid he gets around his niece and those that he really loves. And his sister! My God. The best laughs I had was when he’s around his sister. 😀

  • Melliane

    yeah not the intellect. I haven’t tried the series but I heard great things aboutit. I want to try one day

    • It’s fun, Melliane. You might enjoy it, too. 😀

  • Sounds like a fun book! My co-blogger liked it.

  • LOL. Oh men

  • shootingstarsmag

    Hah, sounds like a fun read all around. Definitely nothing to really invest yourself in but sometimes you just want a sexy and/or fun/humorous read! Thanks for sharing.

    -Lauren
    http://www.shootingstarsmag.blogspot.com

    • Sometimes, you just had to listen to something that doesn’t require too much thinking and these books are good for that very thing. 😀

  • I read this and actually liked it as well. I think I rated it a bit higher because laughing tends to make me do that. I agree with you about him. He is an ass most of the time. Glad you listened to all of them. I think I might have made it through the second before quitting.Hope you have a great weekend!