It's the hottest club in New York City. Well, at least tonight it is. By next week it will be some other club. But the location doesn't matter. The script is always the same. Every weekend my friends and I come here together but leave separately - and never alone.
Don't look at me like that. I'm not a bad guy. I don't lie; I don't sandbag women with flowery words about a future together and love at first sight. I'm a straight shooter. I'm looking for a good time - for one night - and I tell them so. That's better than ninety percent of the other guys in here, believe me. And most of the girls in here are looking for the same thing I am.
Okay. maybe that's not exactly true.
This book is one of the first I've read in a long time where it's "chick lit" - written by a woman, and the type of book that women usually like to read - but the narrator is a guy. A very smug, entitled guy, for the most part, but he makes this novel funny and hard to put down ... and he learns from his mistakes throughout the novel, as well.
Drew Evans is a winner. Handsome and arrogant, he makes multimillion dollar business deals and seduces New York’s most beautiful women with just a smile. He has loyal friends and an indulgent family. So why has he been shuttered in his apartment for seven days, miserable and depressed?
He’ll tell you he has the flu.
But we all know that’s not really true.
Katherine Brooks is brilliant, beautiful and ambitious. She refuses to let anything - or anyone - derail her path to success. When Kate is hired as the new associate at Drew’s father’s investment banking firm, every aspect of the dashing playboy’s life is thrown into a tailspin. The professional competition she brings is unnerving, his attraction to her is distracting, his failure to entice her into his bed is exasperating.
Then, just when Drew is on the cusp of having everything he wants, his overblown confidence threatens to ruin it all. Will he be able untangle his feelings of lust and tenderness, frustration and fulfillment? Will he rise to the most important challenge of his life?
Can Drew Evans win at love?
Tangled is not your mother’s romance novel. It is an outrageous, passionate, witty narrative about a man who knows a lot about women…just not as much as he thinks he knows. As he tells his story, Drew learns the one thing he never wanted in life, is the only thing he can’t live without.
Drew was a pretty funny narrator, and I found myself laughing at some of his "Drew-isms." He talks about cuddling after sex as such:
Typically, after a woman and I are done, there is no spooning, no snuggling, no frigging pillow talk. I might, on occasion, have a nap before I head out the door. But I can't stand when a girl braids herself around me like some mutant octopus. It's annoying and uncomfortable.When he meets Kate, however - first at a bar, and later when she's introduced as the newest employee at his office - the old rules go out the window, and he finds himself actually struggling to get the girl, for once, instead of having her come to him.
Tangled is the first of three books, technically three and a half, in a series, and the next book in it, Twisted, will continue Kate and Drew's story, but be from Kate's point-of-view, which should be interesting. There's a 40-page novella (#1.5 in the series) that is also from Drew's POV.
I'd recommend this book for anyone who likes chick lit, especially from a guy's POV, or anyone looking for a light, funny story.
4 stars out of 5.
*Disclosure: I received a copy of this novel for reviewing purposes. The opinions expressed here, however, are my own.
^ fan made trailer for Tangled - a bit NSFW. Creator made a great choice of Chris Evans for Drew!
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