Tied (Tangled 4) by Emma Chase
Funny Adult Contemporary. Does Not Stand Alone, you should read at least Tangled first.
Kate did the impossible. She changed all that—she changed me. I think we can all agree I was pretty frigging awesome before . . . but now I’m even better.”
I absolutely love The Tangled Series from Emma Chase, especially when we get in Drew’s head. I read the first books in the series on my Kindle, but then I heard a sample of the Tied audiobook, and decided it might be a fun way to finish the series. I’m so glad I did! This was my favorite audiobook this year. Listening to Drew may be even better than reading about him. I have a total crush on Drew Evans. Especially after hearing him with his son when he wakes up in the middle of the night.
You probably don’t want to hear this, but your mom is gorgeous–the finest ass I’ve ever laid eyes on. Still, I really liked my old life and I couldn’t imagine anything better. But I was wrong, James–falling in love with her, earning her trust, having you, are the best things I’ve ever done.”
If you’ve not read Tangled yet, the fun of Tangled is that we are in the man’s head, and he talks to the readers, kind of like Ferris Bueller. Tied is not really a standalone, you need to know the characters to really enjoy this book.
It’s two years since Drew & Kate had the baby, and they are adjusting to life as parents. They worked out the careers and responsibilities, and they have become pretty great parents.
Our first commandment: Don’t wake the fucking baby. I’ll repeat that in case you missed it: DON’T WAKE THE FUCKING BABY. Like… ever. Still don’t get it?
Must not have kids then.”
Drew has grown so much since Tangled, and as much as I love the cocky, flirty playboy in Tangled, I loved the cocky, devoted, loving partner and father in Tied even more.
It’s finally time for Drew and Kate to get married.
But then I started hearing such words as low-key and small, intimate affair and nothing too ostentatious.
And I had to step in.
Because when an Olympian wins the gold medal, do they have a small, intimate affair?
Of course not.
They throw a fucking ticker-tape parade.
Which is the least of what Kate deserves. Because everyone-including the members of my immediate family thought impossible. She bagged me. The grand prize- the unattainable- the megamillions jackpot.
That should be celebrated in a huge way.”
But before the big day, you know what happens, right? The Bachelor & Bachelorette parties. In Vegas. What better place to get in trouble?
If you liked The Hangover, then you will love Tied.
The guys and the girls are of for a weekend of debauchery, and even Warren comes along for the ride. Drew is resistant to doing anything to upset Kate, but after a few drinks with the guys, things start to get a little hazy.
I like to call it cunning linguistics. You may know it as going down. Dining at the Y. Carpet munching. Having a box lunch.”
I must admit, Drew had me pretty nervous, I mean where else can you be set up to fail than in Vegas? But Drew’s absolute love and devotion to Kate showed through in every single word.
- I love getting back to Drew’s point of view.
- Despite being totally devoted to Kate, Drew is still the cocky, completely politically incorrect asshole we love to love.
- The scenes with Drew and James. Absolutely LOVED that.
- How much Drew has grown over the series.
- Tons of funny lines and quotes.
- I was listening and giggling out loud.
- There were some really hot scenes, made even hotter with the guy reading them.
- It was a really great ending to the series.
- The Vegas scene was a little too Hangovery, but honestly I love that movie, so it worked for me.
- There isn’t a lot of meat to this story, it reads more like a fluffy, fun long epilogue, but I still enjoyed the crap out of it.
- Though it wasn’t exactly how I pictured Drew’s voice, it worked really well for me, and I think it even enhanced the read for me.
Story: 5 stars
Audiobook: 5 stars
Tied was a great series ender. It was a glimpse 5 years after Tangled, and we get to watch the couple finally settled and happy. I love seeing how much Drew was in love with Kate, and how feisty Kate was in defending her man against flirty Vegas chicks. I love that we got back to Drew’s POV, and that we were able to see how much he’s grown and changed, but he still hasn’t lost the total asshole personality we fell in love with. Listening to this story on audio, I think even enhanced my experience, because I had a ball listening to it. I hope Emma continues to come out with little extra visits with Kate and Drew, like the one in Baby It’s Cold Outside (see my review).
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