[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.