Book Review — Tied by Emma Chase

Book Review — Tied by Emma Chase
Book Review — Tied by Emma ChaseTied by Emma Chase
Series: Tangled #4
Published by Gallery Books, Simon & Schuster
Publication date: October 7, 2014
Genres: Adult, Romance
256 pages
Format: eARC
Source: ARC via NetGalley

In the fourth sexy romance by the New York Times bestselling author of Tangled and Twisted, Drew and Kate can’t wait to tie the knot—if they can survive the pre-wedding festivities.

For most of my life, I never imagined I’d get married. But Kate did the impossible: she changed me. I think we can all agree I was pretty frigging awesome before, but now I’m even better.

The road to this day wasn’t all rainbows and boners. There were mistakes and misunderstandings worthy of a Greek tragedy. But Kate and I made it through with our inexhaustible lust, boundless admiration, and everlasting love for one another intact.

That being said, there were some unexpected incidents in Vegas last weekend that could have been a problem. It was kind of... my final test.

I know what you’re thinking—what the hell did you do this time? Relax. Let’s not judge, or call for my castration, until you've heard the whole story.

And hold on tight, because you’re in for a wild ride. Did you expect anything less?


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Book Review:

Tied was a hilarious, Drew-filled, entertaining read.  It had a little bit of everything you could expect from Drew:  steamy sexy times, hilarity, an abundance of insults, and an underlying sweetness.  It was nice to see where Drew and Kate were up to since we last saw them in Twisted.

Tied picks up nearly two years after the end of Twisted. Drew and Kate are still very much in love and have worked out all their issues.  They have a son, James, who is the center of their world…most of the time.

For all you happy couples out there awaiting the arrival of your own darling little cockblocker, I’m gonna tell you how it really is—not the utopian bullshit they feed you in those What to Expect Books…By day three, I was convinced something was wrong with James. Maybe he had a gastrointestinal disorder. Maybe he was allergic to the wallpaper.
Maybe he just didn’t fucking like us.

As you can tell from the title, this book is all about the events leading up to Kate and Drew’s nuptials.  What better place to have their bachelor and bachelorette parties than in Sin City, right?  The happy couple along with Dee, Matthew, Steven, Alexandra, Jack and (yes) even Billy “why don’t you just die already” Warren all traveled to Las Vegas.  And things get crazy.

I laughed out loud during the first 30% of this book.  I missed Drew’s inappropriateness, his sharp tongue and quick wit. Like his sister, “The Bitch”, he has the ability to cut right through a person with just a few words.  I love seeing his verbal takedowns.  His character’s voice is so strong and over-the-top but that’s part of what makes him so funny.

Helga’s a professional Russian nanny. She’s suspicious and distrustful of anyone not related to Michael—and sometimes even of those who are. She bears a strong resemblance to Brutus from the Popeye cartoons. She’s got a femstache and a permanent scowl, and she could probably kick my ass with one hand tied behind her back.
I like her.

One of my favorite moments in Twisted was the end when Drew was talking to his son for the first time. It was such a sweet and endearing moment.  In Tied, there was a flashback scenes where he was up in the middle of the night taking care of James, giving Kate a rest.  I loved seeing this big-mouthed asshole, talking to this little guy. It was so freaking sweet.

“…So could you cut us some slack, please? We love you so much—I can’t wait to show you how fucking great life is on the outside. And you don’t ever have to be scared, because we’ll keep you warm and fed. And I promise I’ll never, ever let anything bad happen to you.”

After the all of the miscommunications and drama in Twisted, Tied is definitely drama-free.  There is still plenty of action. *wink* I think you get what I’m saying.  The first 30% or so was my favorite.  Drew stole the show and had me laughing so hard.  But after everyone got to Vegas I got a little bored.  Tied really was more like an extended epilogue.  There was very little conflict outside of Steven and Alexandra.  While I was thankful for the lack of manufactured drama/conflict, I still needed something more to propel the story forward.

* I received an advance copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

3 stars

TANGLED SERIES REVIEWS:

#1 – TANGLED
#1.5 – HOLY FRIGGING MATRIMONY
#2 – TWISTED
#3 – TAMED

Tied by Emma Chase

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