Author: Emma Chase
Series: Tangled (Book 3)
Rating: 4 stars
Recommended for: those who like seeing a player get slapped in the face by love, crazy independent chicks, and of course, Drew Evans fangirls. Also, if you like hilarious and/or playboy POVs, this is for you.
Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: girl meets player, they fall in love, player changes his ways.
It’s a good story. But it’s not our story. Ours is a lot more colorful.
When I met Dee I knew right away that she was special. When she met me, she thought I was anything but special—I was exactly like every other guy who’d screwed her over and let her down. It took some time to convince her otherwise, but turns out I can make a convincing argument when sex is at stake.
You might know where this story’s headed. But the best part isn’t where we ended up.
It’s how we got there.
TAMED goes back in time to the Tangled days. But this time around, it’s not Drew dishing out the advice and opinions—it’s his best friend Matthew, who of course is dealing with Dee Dee.
If this were a comic, it would be called “The Adventures of Delores and Clitoris Boy.” By day, he’s an investment who knows his way around a clit. By night, the ladies call him ‘God.’ It would remind a lot of people of Seinfeld and it would be awesome.
Emma Chase knows how to write really great men. They’re independent and, in Matthew’s case, at least temporarily happy in their playboy lifestyles, successful in their careers for reasons other than that their dads own the company. And then they meet a woman from Greenville that moved to NYC, and love starts to kick them in the ass.
But that was kind of why I couldn’t give this five stars. I like Tamed, but listening to Matthew was just so much like listening to Drew, with a different outlook on commitment.
I mean, it definitely wasn’t bad. I think it was just an issue of meeting expectations. I loved Drew and Kate’s story so much that my expectations were too high for Matthew and Dee.
I did love seeing an outside perspective of the beginning drama of Drew and Kate’s whole thing.
But I was expecting Matthew to be a whipped little puppy (and sometimes he was), and although Dee definitely had her crazy moments (hello Slurpee dump), I was expecting more really, really crazy shit like we saw in Holy Frigging Matrimony with the keyed cars.
So yeah, it was a little bit “more of the same,” but it was fucking hilarious and hot, and what’s what matters in the end. 🙂