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Tangled - Emma Chase Tangled is a delicious, funny story filled with witty banter and an interesting cast of characters. Kate Brooks and Drew Evans meet when Kate is hired as an investment banker in Drew’s office. Drew’s father is part owner of the firm and he asks Drew to train Kate. Kate is not only beautiful, but she’s also brilliant, driven and determined to be the best at what she does. Drew is used to being the star of the office and feels threatened by Kate and constantly tries to undermine her. I found myself laughing many times, because Kate is feisty and somehow manages to one up Drew every time he tries to make her look bad. Not only is Kate frustrating Drew at work, but he can’t seem to stop thinking about her. Drew is a love them and leave them kind of guy and proud of his playboy status. However, from the moment Drew meets Kate, his life is turned upside down and he finds himself on an emotional roller coaster that he has no idea how to control.

This is a hilarious book and I was often laughing out loud at all of Drew’s antics. Drew and Kate’s verbal battles with each other are like foreplay and underneath all their constant bickering, there is sizzling chemistry. As Drew slowly falls for Kate, it’s comical as he tries to pretend he isn’t in love. Drew is always suave, cool and in control with women, but once he meets Kate, he can’t do anything right. He only knows how to do hook ups, he doesn’t have a clue how to go about a relationship.

I thoroughly enjoyed Emma Chase’s clever writing style. This story is told from Drew’s perspective. We know how he thinks, acts and why he does all the selfish things he does. I had a love hate relationship with Drew, just as Kate did. He is such a guy and a self indulgent jerk at times, but then he can also be sweet and endearing. I love all Drew’s tidbits of advice he continually gives the reader. It had me rolling my eyes at times. There are many interesting and funny secondary characters including Drew’s family, friends and co-workers. I savored this book and I loved everything about it including the snappy dialogue. Well done!

Reviewed by Karen for Cocktails and Books