And he’s back! Drew in Twisted by Emma Chase!

Posted June 19, 2014 by Jonetta in Book Review | , | 4 Comments

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And he’s back! Drew in Twisted by Emma Chase!Twisted by Emma Chase
Series: Tangled #2
Narrator: Charlotte Penfield, Sebastian York
Published by Simon & Schuster Audio on March 25, 2014
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Format: Audiobook
Length: 7 hours, 2 minutes
Audio | Goodreads
four-stars

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.

 

Quick summary
The story takes place two years following the end of the first book (Tangled). Drew and Kate are pretty happy until a misunderstanding threatens to untangle them permanently.

 

The heart of the story
This time we get Kate’s point of view, which was surprisingly frank and honest. She has no illusions about who Drew was, how he’s wired and the limits he needs in their relationship. When Drew catches Kate in a well-meaning lie, things spiral horrifically out of control.

 

The good, bad and the ugly
What really works is getting Kate’s perspective. I wondered if she was too trusting of Drew and why she seemed almost passive in the first book. She’s now much more of a three-dimensional character for me and I like her. What was bad was the lengths to which the misunderstanding spun out of control. Without giving details about the issue (that would be a major spoiler), it stretched the limits of credibility that it would go on for so long. It got really, really ugly near the end, so much so it put me in despair.

 

The narration
At first, I was disappointed to find that the story was Kate’s to tell. It didn’t take long, though, for me to be won over by Charlotte Penfield’s “voice.” She made me love Kate. A REALLY nice surprise was to hear Sebastian York narrate the epilogue. He brings Drew alive, making a potentially distasteful character oh, so likeable.

 

The bottom line
While this wasn’t charming and funny like the first book, it evoked some serious emotions. Drew almost lost me in this one and it was pretty special getting to know Kate better. I have a much clearer picture of this couple and their relationship and it’s more substantive than I initially believed. I enjoyed the story, even when it was painful, and couldn’t shut off the audiobook:)

 

 

 

About Emma Chase

By day, Emma Chase is a devoted wife and mother who resides in a small 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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Jonetta

Co-Blogger/Full Time Reviewer at The Book Nympho
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4 responses to “And he’s back! Drew in Twisted by Emma Chase!

  1. I didn’t like this one quite as much. The misunderstanding to me was way over the top. There is no reason a normal couple wouldn’t at least shout in anger what they were thinking at some point or another. It seemed like Chase went out of her way to make a mountain out of a molehill. Oh well. Like you, I still enjoy the characters so while this one didn’t rate extremely high with me, I will be reading #3,4!

    • Your point is a good one and the protracted misunderstanding was a weakness of the story. What ultimately had me giving the story a stronger rating was the raw portrayal of Kate and Drew. They stayed true to themselves…unfortunately.

  2. I loved the fun in the first book, that’s why I’m reluctant to open this one… I’ll see what people say when #3 is released this summer, but you made me want to give it a try anyway 😉