[621]: Twisted by Emma Chase

17977710 Gallery Books | March 25th, 2014
Series: Tangled, #2
Adult Fiction | Romance
Rating: 3 out of 5 Stars
GOODREADS | CHAPTERS | AMAZON


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.

TWISTED picks up two years after Tangled’s end, and is told from Kate’s POV.


So here we are back for more. This time, through Kate’s point of view. This isn’t a rehashing of what had happened in Tangled, but a continuation of their story. I’m not going to lie, if it wasn’t for the eventual resolution of their story, I would be leaving a scathing review. But since I was able to take more good than bad, I decided to give it a middle grade.

Once again, we’re treated to the hilarity of Drew’s twisted view of the world and life in general. The sex is hotter than ever and even more adventurous. They can’t get enough of each other and Drew seems to be showing signs that he’s really changing his ways. So why then do we find Kate broken hearted at the beginning of the story? Well, you’d have to read it, of course.

THINGS I DIDN’T LIKE

Gah. I saw it from a mile away. I saw the minute that these two used miscommunication as a conflict device to perpetrate angst. Kate, what was so hard about saying, hold up, hold up. What the fuck are you talking about? No. You need to listen to me first before you go and hire a stripper to purposely hurt my feelings. Did you not learn your lesson from the first book?

 And Drew. Your mistrust is so unfounded. Kate was not the one who had different girls every night before you guys met. She was the one who was in a relationship for years. She wasn’t the type to cheat, you dumbass! How in the world did one plus one equal to Kate cheating? Without even due consideration to the type of person Kate is, you went and fucked it all up again. Sighhhhhhhhh. I swear if it wasn’t for your hotness, you’d have been minced meat by now.

IN RETROSPECT

These two had their own shares of immaturity and foolishness, but such is the reality of a relationship that had a stormy beginning and was patched up by office furniture to begin with (don’t ask). I can’t really blame them for that because we’re all mad when it comes to love. I did say they made up for it in the end. And that’s the best thing about Emma Chase’s stories. She paints flawed characters in a light that we can all – unfortunately – relate and see.

  • Yes… I was a little annoyed with this book too… Is it so hard to talk it out!?

  • The misunderstandings and miscommunications bugged me in this one, but damn, I just love the characters too much to get too upset with it. lol

  • Jazmen

    I really liked the first book and I think I read a novella but I didn’t get much further than that. I’m not sure that I want to. I just can’t be so bothered with a read like this one, as if I’m not doing an already great job of that so far. *heavy sigh* Hope your next read is better!

  • I do not understand how you patch up a relationship with office furniture. I’ve heard a lot of great things about Emma Chase, though I haven’t tried her myself yet. Too much drama for me. I might try another book in the series one day. Great review.

    Melanie @ Hot Listens & Rabid Reads

  • Ah. This one would not be for me at all, lol. Too much angst and drama and mean things. Sigh. But I’m glad you still liked it, and that it had a good ending 🙂 Thank you for sharing sweetie. <3

  • They sound like infuriating but hilarious idiots! I think I’m going to grab the audio of the first one and see what I think.

  • They sounds like idiots

  • I skipped this one because it’s so different from Tangled. I don’t want to ruin my fun with Kate’s POV lol

  • Melliane

    I’m sorry that it wasn’t what you expected there… One day I’ll have to try book 1!

  • I remember being irrittated by these two in the first book because they couldn’t seem to sit down and talk things through like actual adults. Seems like they are at it again in book two! Not sure I’m up for the same old, same old. Buuut hot adventerous sex is nice. 😀

  • kindlemom1

    There have been so many great reviews for this but I’m just not sure if it’s for me. I’m really starting to dislike angst in books lately.

  • I skipped this one and had Nereyda rehash the whole book for me. I would not have been able to go through this one with my brain or my e-reader intact!!
    They were BOTH so frustrating for me! I did read the epilogue of this one and it was sweet! 🙂
    I don’t know what it is about Emma Chase, but she makes me hate the characters one second and LOVE them the next!
    Lovely review, Joy! 🙂

  • Keertana @ Ivy Book Bindings

    Hmmm, I’m not one for more dramatic romances so I don’t know if this is quite up my alley but I do really enjoy flawed characters done right. I’ll have to consider this one for sure. Thanks for putting it on my radar, Joy!

  • Jenny @ Supernatural Snark

    These two sound super frustrating Joy, especially Drew. I don’t know if he can make his way back into my good graces after the office decorating debacle and now the stripper. WHY WOULD YOU PURPOSELY HURT HER LIKE THAT? How hard is it to just ask a question before you jump to conclusions? Easy for me to say of course when no emotions are involved, but still! Glad this one ended well though:)

  • Drew def sounds entertaining with funnies and interesting ways of looking at the world

  • I thought I had read this, but it doesn’t sound familiar. I don’t think I want to read 4 books of angst even if I did like the first one. In fact, nowadays that’s one of the things I look for-how many books or if it’s a standalone if it’s a contemporary. Just too many stories I want to read-unless it’s UF or different characters in each book, then I will read all of them in a series if I like it! Nice, honest review!

  • It seems like the characters did some really dumb things in this book… but in the end it all kind of worked itself out and it was still an okay book because there were some heated scenes to carry you along the way too xD