One of the books I´ve read some time ago. It wasn´t as much fun as the first book and turned out to be only a bit above average for me. Sad, but that is how I feel about it. If you want to know what my thoughts are on this one, keep reading.

by Emma Chase
Tangled Series #2
Publisher Gallery Books on March 25, 2014
Genre Novel
Pages 272
Format Paperback
Source LYX 

There are two kinds of people in this world: The ones who look first, and the ones who leap. I´ve always been more of a looker. A planner. Cautious. Then I met Drew Evans. He was so persistent. So sure, of himself. He made it easy to leap with him. Did you think Drew and I were going to ride off into the sunset and live happily ever after? So did I. But life is about choices and Drew already made his. In fact, he tried to decide for the both of us – but you know that´s not my style. So I came back to Greenville, to spend some time alone … sort of. Because old habits die hard, and sometimes you have to go back to where you began before you can move ahead again. 
Kate and Drew live and enjoy their happiness to the fullest. Sex is hot, they are more successful professionally than ever and everything else just fits perfectly. But then Kate realizes something, and an appointment leads Drew to wrong conclusions and there is a fatal misunderstanding. Because Drew demands the impossible from Kate. Injured and deeply affected, Kate withdraws and has to deal with the shards of her relationship, good or bad.

The story takes place around two years after the end of the first volume and begins with a scene where Kate tells the reader where she is from the first-person perspective, suggesting that some unsightly events have brought her to this point. The reader immediately recognizes which scene led to the following difficulties of the two. Unfortunately, Kate´s view is not half as mocking or ironic as Drew´s view of things, which gives the novel a somewhat stiff character and a very subtle note. 

Towards the end, Kate arrives in the presence of action and shortly before the end Drew takes over again and things are described from him in the first-person perspective. And with that, the ridicule, sarcasm, and irony are restored, and the action becomes easy and wonderfully amusing again. 

This volume impressively shows how different the views of men and women can be and are. Compared to Drew, Kate almost appears to have swallowed a stick. She only gets really relaxed when she is on the road with her childhood friend and ex-fiancé. A fact that Drew doesn´t like at all. 

Emma Chase also shows in this novel that men and women are anything but the same and still somehow do it. With irony, charm and a pinch of with, she stages the individual characters and expresses violent contrasts. Delores is such a candidate. For my taste, she often reacts too violently to the things that happen, and her answer reminded me more than one of that of a defiant toddler. 

Honestly? This second volume is not half as amusing and beautiful as the first part. No question, it´s often wonderfully atmospheric, but I really missed the joke and the often more than mocking sayings and views of Drew. Kate is too stiff. But if you want to know what happens to Kate and Drew, you simply cannot avoid this volume.

Happy reading

*The German edition of Twisted.

Emma Chase
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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. Emma Chase writes contemporary romance filled with heat, humor and heart. Her stories are known for their clever banter, sexy, swoon-worthy moments, and hilariously authentic male POV’s. Emma lives in New Jersey with her amazing husband, two awesome children, and two adorable but badly behaved dogs.  She has a long-standing love/ hate relationship with caffeine.


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