This is a book review for Tangled (Book 1 from the Tangled Series) by Emma Chase.
5 big fat hilarious stars
There comes a time, as an editor and author, when you realise that some of the magic of reading has faded away a bit. Your tolerance for mediocre books has divebombed spectacularly and you begin to despair that you’ll ever read anything that will absorb every moment of your being so absolutely that the outside world ceases to exist.
Then you find a book like Tangled and it’s as though a breath of fresh air has swept through your life and re-energised you. It’s funny, absorbing, original, steamy and, most importantly, INCREDIBLY well written. I wasn’t pausing every few seconds for spelling mistakes or noticing grammatical issues. Instead, I was swept away in a style of writing that was so different it was hard not to get sucked in. I read the whole book in one sitting.
The story is told from the point of view of Drew. He’s arrogant, self-absorbed, narcissistic, handsome and driven. He’s had as many girls as he’s had hot dinners. He tells it exactly like it is and, at times, it’s extremely shocking. In spite of all of that, he’s actually an unbelievably likeable character. You find yourself rooting for him to get the girl, despite the fact that he’s a bit of an idiot. I loved his tenacity and perspicacity.
Kate, the main female character of the story, is also very likeable. She too is fun, driven, stubborn and honest.
The two clash head on several times before the chemistry inevitably ignites, leading them down a path to finding each other that’s littered with emotional stumbling blocks.
As storylines go, it’s not the most original plot. It’s the way in which it’s told that makes this book so very special. I take my hat off to Ms Chase. This is a great book and I’m so glad I read it. It’s given me hope that there are more absolute gems out there, just waiting to be discovered.