Blog Tour, Review and Giveaway for Twisted by Emma Chase


Title: Twisted (Tangled #2)
Author: Emma Chase
Date of publication: 25 March 2014
Genre/themes: Romance

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My rating: 3 Stars


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 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, 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.

Author Bio and Links

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.


I liked this book but not as much as Tangled. It's quite different - more intense and dramatic, less funny. It starts with Kate's POV and we get Drew's POV towards the end. 

Kate was a nice character, but her voice tended to sound too similar to Drew's. Some of her thoughts were deep, other just hilarious. She gave us a new picture of Billy (her ex-boyfriend) and here he was just a good guy form her past, willing to stand by her side in her present. There was none of the negativity from book 1 and I didn't find this sudden change of heart and mind very convincing.

What we saw of Drew at the beginning, only from her POV,was sweet and funny, sexy and arrogant, in short, Mr. Drew Evans at his best. 

My main issue with this story was the fact that the main conflict was based on  a simple misunderstanding that could have been very easily avoided, or at lest cleared right away. Instead we got both Kate and Drew acting irrationally and in a hurry, thus making the worst possible choices. 

I hated that this particular devise was used by the writer to drive the story forward and the explore the difficulties of a modern-day relationship between two highly ambitious, confident and competitive people. They were madly in love, yet they were unable to communicate freely about the things that mattered to them the most.

I did enjoy the second half of he book (after the reconciliation) a lot more than the first. We got Drew's POV and it was great fun to read it. There was depth and substance without the (melo)drama from the beginning. Things fell back into place and now they were much more realistic and convincing. 

The epilogue was fantastic, I loved everything about it and I am really glad how things worked out for Kate and Drew in the end. 

Despite some issues I had with the story, I'd recommend this book the fans of Tangled since it completes the story of Kate and Drew.

The next installment in the series, Tamed, will tell Mathew and Delores' story and can't way to read it since Delores is a rather unique heroine in romance and I'm curious how she'll make a romantic relationship work. 


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