ARC Review & Excerpt: Twisted by Emma Chase

Posted March 27, 2014 by Suzanne in Reviews / 3 Comments

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review.
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ARC Review & Excerpt: Twisted by Emma Chase
Twisted
by Emma Chase

3 Stars

BOOK INFO


Released: 25 March 2014
Series: Tangled #2
Published by Gallery Books
Pages: 272
Format: eARC
 

  

“…with Twisted although I did enjoy it to some extent and it did make me laugh, it definitely didn’t have the same impact as the first book.” ~Under the Covers

After the first book in this series, Tangled, we all expected Kate and Drew to sail off into the sunset and have a disgustingly happy future together. However, that hasn’t quite happened, set two years after the events of the first book, although all seems well, things are about to get a little rocky with the event of some unexpected news…

I wanted to like this book so much more than I actually did.  The first book in this series, Tangled, was an unexpected delight, Drew was both hilarious and adorable and his antics were so much fun to read, especially as it was all told from his perspective. But with Twisted although I did enjoy it to some extent and it did make me laugh, it definitely didn’t have the same impact as the first book.

Maybe some of the difference is because this was told from Kate’s perspective not Drew’s, as although I do like Kate, she was pretty damn funny, I enjoyed the novelty of reading a romance from a male POV. I liked that the spark between Drew and Kate is still alive and well, Emma Chase has created a charismatic couple who have some fantastic chemistry. I also loved the secondary characters in this book, like Kate’s ex boyfriend, who seemed like a complete idiot in the first book, but with time and a change of perspective changed into someone I really hope has a book of his own.

The main reason I found this book a little lacking was because the whole thing was based on a massive misunderstanding. I hate that, it drives me nuts when a book has a completely avoidable misunderstanding in it, so reading a book where the whole thing is a big ol’ misunderstanding drove me bonkers, even if the whole thing was a little tongue in cheek. Because it had such a flimsy basis for a story, this would have worked better for me as a novella in the series rather than being stretched out into a full length installment.

I will definitely continue reading this book, even if this one was slightly underwhelming, it does have some great characters, some great sexy times and although at some points it had me tearing my hair out, it also made me laugh.

* ARC provided by publisher

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Twisted

I close my eyes and let his words wash over me. Drew has an amazing voice. Calm and soothing – but devilishly seductive at the same time. He totally could’ve gone into radio. I press another button.

And this time his tone is teasing. “Kaate, you’re late. . Tell Delores to pick out her own god damn shoes. You’ve got a boyfriend who’s sitting in a big, frothy Jacuzzi all by his lonesome. Come home, sweetheart. I’m here waiting for you.”

If only that was true today.

There’s more – some are quick and to the point, some are downright dirty. And I listen to every single one. He doesn’t say ‘I love you’ in any of them – but he doesn’t have to. I hear it in every word. Every time he says my name.

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Excerpt

She stomps forward.  Billy moves behind my chair, using me like a human shield.

“Or better yet – would anyone like to explain why my best friend took off from New York like a bat out of hell, leaving behind a shit storm that makes Katrina look like an April fucking shower – and I have no idea why?!”

She takes another step forward and drops her bags to the floor.  Then she snaps her head to the right – in the direction of the perky blond teenager standing next to the lockers.

That’s Kimberly. She’s a waitress here. Works after school. She’s seems nice.

And at the moment – terrified.

“Hey Gidget,  how about you make yourself useful and get me a diet coke? Don’t scrimp on the ice.”  Kimberly flees the room

Lucky girl. 

Delores points at me and yells, like Jack Nicholson in A Few Good Men, “Well?! You can’t keep me out of the loop, Kate.  I am the loop!

 

About Emma Chase

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.

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Gosh, we all seem to be admitting our ages…and I hate that I am at the point in life when admitting my age is a “thing”…whodda thunk it? I was kind of hoping I would remain 21 forever. However, I have moved out of that New Adult stage of my life and am now strictly in the Contemporary Romance age zone of 28. I would prefer to be in an Urban Fantasy arena, but I don’t think I own enough black leather. However, I could probably squeeze into some PNR, I am fully prepared to give a horn job to my favourite demon, or suck on my sexy vamps…fangs and I am definitely up for some heavy petting with some fine looking shifters. Than again their’s always Sci Fi…I am fully prepared to do the right thing and help some poor alien race with more 6 packs than a supermarket repopulate their planet. Not that I am loose woman or anything.

Annnnnd I will stop myself there, before I start waxing lyrical about my love of historical romance and fantasy as well; no one needs to know about my elf fantasies. As you can tell, I adore and day dream about most romance genres, and my three big loves are 1) reading about romance 2) writing about romance and 3) talking about romance with my gals. Which, is why I love Under the Covers so much, I get all my bookish needs satisfied and don’t get judged when I talk about my favourite characters like they are real people. Which they are right?
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Thanks Suzanne.

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Thanks for the review, I really enjoyed Tangled and have Twisted on my wishlist.

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Thanks suzanne….I will have to check out tangled