March 26, 2014 | by Alexis | Twisted

by Emma Chase
Published by Simon and Schuster on March 25, 2014
Genres: Contemporary, Contemporary Women, Fiction, General, Romance
Pages: 272

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

Drew, why must you be one of the hottest, sexiest, most infuriating guys out there?

 That pretty much sums up my thoughts on the book.  I read Tangled back in May and have since read many other books.  Was I worried that I was going to have to do a reread to make sure had forgotten anything?  Yes.  But, I decided to forgo the re-read and dive right into Tangled.  Within the first 10%, I was so hot I needed to put the book down.  Wow…Ms. Chase, hats off to some seriously good sexiness.  Once I had a breather, I dove right back in and was taken right back into Drew and Kate’s love story.

 Twisted takes place 2 years after Tangled.  Kate and Drew are living a sexy, jet-setting, love-fest until a misunderstanding breaks them apart.  Now, I have to say, I don’t really get the misunderstanding.  I won’t give any spoilers away but I just feel like it could have easily been avoided.  Well, maybe part of it.  Drew went all “Drew” on Kate and frankly, I’m not sure I would have been able to forgive as quickly as she did. What I did like like, was Kate’s realization about herself once everything was smoothed over. The aftermath wasn’t all hearts and flowers.  But, there was an ode to a certain 80’s movie, I won’t say anymore….I want to leave you hanging there.

 All in all, I did really enjoy the book.  I love how you are told the story, almost like you are sitting across from Kate or Drew while having a beer or Diet Coke.  Ms. Chase makes you feel like you are part of the story with her wittiness and cleverness.



I close my eyes and let his words wash over me.  Drew has an amazing voice. Calm and soothing – but devilishly seductive at the same time.  He totally could’ve gone into radio.
I press another button.

And this time his tone is teasing.  “Kaate, you’re late. . Tell Delores to pick out her own god damn shoes. You’ve got a boyfriend who’s  sitting in a big, frothy Jacuzzi all by his lonesome. Come home, sweetheart. I’m here waiting for you.”

If only that was true today.

There’s more – some are quick and to the point, some are downright dirty.  And I listen to every single one.  He doesn’t say ‘I love you’ in any of them – but he doesn’t have to.  I hear it in every word. Every time he says my name.