I like to go in blind. I knew there was lots of buzz surrounding Tangled by Emma Chase, and saw it compared to Alice Clayton’s Redhead Series (one of my favorites) and Wallbanger (another love). So all I knew going in was that it would be a fun read. But I had no idea how unique and fun it would be. You see, this book is told entirely from the guy’s POV. Being inside a cocky, arrogant, man-whore’s head when he falls hard was such a fun time!
You guys know I’m a quote whore. My entire kindle is yellow. THE.WHOLE.THING. The “Drewisms” were legendary!
“Because you know how some people have gay-dar? Well, I have dump-dar. That means I can pick out a recently dumped female a mile away. They’re easy pickings. All you have to tell them is that their ex is an idiot for letting them go, and they’ll be begging you to nail them.”
The thing is, it’s more than a story told in a male point of view…it’s told to us, the reader. We are brought into the story, like we are sitting there, watching a movie about his life and he is sitting there narrating it to you and pointing things out. I loved this unique way of telling the story and I had a so much fun reading it! I found myself reading tons of quotes to my husband also. Usually I reserve that for the sexy quotes, but here the fun ones were just as good as the hot ones (and there was plenty of that too).
“Once again, to the ladies out there — here’s a fact for you: Men pretty much have sex on the brain twenty-four-seven. The exact figure is like every 5.2 seconds or some shit like that.
The point is, when you ask, “What do you want for dinner?” we’re thinking about screwing you on the kitchen counter. When you’re telling us about the sappy film you watched with your girlfriends last week, we’re thinking about the porno we saw on cable last night. When you show us the designer shoes you bought on sale, we’re thinking how nice they would look on our shoulders.
I just thought you’d want to know. Don’t shoot the messenger.”
The story begins with Drew, handsome, cocky, star investment banker, expensive suit wearing man-whore, holed up in his apartment with a bad case of the
flu break-ups. Then we go back in time to find out how he ended up here. As I said, he was a total player:
“Once I’m done, I’m DONE. I’m not the kind of guy who rides the same roller coaster twice… Don’t look at me that way. 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… Okay, maybe that’s not exactly true. But I can’t help it if they see me, fuck me and suddenly want to bear my children.”
“For those ladies out there who are listening, let me give you some free advice: If a guy who you just met at a club calls you baby, sweetheart, angel, or any other generic endearment? Don’t make the mistake of thinking he’s so into you, he’s already thinking up pet names.
It’s because he can’t or doesn’t care to remember your actual name.”
He sees a woman on one of his Saturday night prowls, and wants her. Too bad she blows him off, engaged to another. But he can’t stop thinking of her. Until she turns up at his office Monday morning as a hungry new investment banker ready to take him down.
“Kate Brooks is officially scratched off my list of potentials. She is forbidden, untouchable, a no-way-never. Right next to my friends’ ex-girlfriends, the boss’ daughter, and my sister’s best friends.
Well, that last category is a bit of a gray area.”
They compete for the same account, and war ensues:
“Yeah, I do have ‘ a thing’ for her. An extreme dislike of her. We can’t stand each other. She’s a pill. I wouldn’t fuck her with a ten-foot dildo.”
“I don’t spar with Kate because I like her. I do it because her existence is screwing with the trajectory of my career. She’s a nuisance. A fly in my soup. A pain in my ass. As aching as that mother of a bee sting I got on my left cheek at summer camp when I was eleven.”
But you know he wants her all along. In fact, their sparring sometimes heats up to the boiling point. But she’s still engaged to her childhood sweetheart.
“It makes me want to kiss her and strangle her at the same time. I’ve never been into S&M, but I’m beginning to see its benefits.”
These two are equals, no question about it. They work great together and are totally compatible when they aren’t scratching each others eyes out. And when he gets his chance, he goes for it:
“She tastes… Jesus , I’ve never done drugs, but I imagine this is what that first snort of cocaine feels like, that first shot of heroine. Goddamn addictive.”
I have to say, despite Drew’s dickbag behavior sometimes, you can’t help but love the guy! One thing I really love about him, is despite his fuck-em and dump-em mentality, he respected women as equals.
“For God’s sake, don’t let her watch Cinderella. What kind of example is that? A mindless twit who can’t even remember where she left her damn shoe, so she has to wait for some douchebag in tights to bring it to her? Give me a frigging break!”
- I was giggling from the first page on.
- The story had elements from How I Met Your Mother…the narrator is one of the characters looking back in time and talking you through some details, and Barney Stinson, the successful, suit-wearing, serial hooker-upper was totally Drew-like. I love How I Met your Mother, so this worked well for me.
- The amount of respect Drew had for professional women (no, silly…not “that” kind of professional….jeez).
- I LOVED the way he spoke to the reader.
- Hot and sexy sexing.
- Drew didn’t lose his pervy personality even when he falls.
- Kate was awesome. Strong, smart, and able to stand up to and kick the ass of the star investment banker at his own company.
- I love when there is hateful banter but you know there is more going on. The enemies to lovers thing. I’m a sucker for it.
- The close friendship that developed between the two co-workers over months.
- The curse jar. His niece will be rich!
- I would have liked to see a little more during the months that passed in the beginning.
Rating: 4.75 Stars 4 Heat
Tangled is definitely a MUST READ. This is a book that I will recommend to any adult (who doesn’t mind sex and cursing), no matter what genre they usually read. I think guys will like this too. I’m so glad to see this is a series because I sure do look forward to reading more from this author!
“She’s not just perfect – she’s perfect for me.”
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Jennifer Phillips says
The Snacks and Seduction series by Tara Sivec and Marital Bitch by JC Emery. I laughed my way thru both
The Redhead series and Wallbanger by Alice Clayton….can’t wait for next book in Redhead series!
Marialee D says
I haven’t read a lot of funny books, but I would be willing to take suggestions. A couple of my favorites are the BD/WD series by Jamie Macguire!
Mandy G. says
Can’t wait to read this book! Thanks for the awesome review!
Joanne Christenson says
Loved Tangled and the chocolate series ….awesome review as usual
Tina V. says
Seduction and Snacks by Tara Sivec
Gloria G. says
Wallbanger 😉 that one was funny!
Seduction and Snacks!
Denise Smith says
the funny thing is ellen DeGeneres
Charmaine Gooding says
Excellent review like always. I’ll be looking into this book some more.
I loved the Redhead books by Alice Clayton!
its hard to say that i have just one favorite funny book..lol I loved Tara Sivec’s Chocolate Lovers Series, Alice Clayton’s Wallbanger and her Redhead Series…they are truly some funny ladies and will be glad to see more from them!
Wall banger 🙂
Jenny Dauksa Schaber says
STRINGS by Kendall Grey & Wallbanger by Alice Clayton and the funniest booke I have read this year. I’m so looking forward to this one! Thanks for the opportunity in this giveaway!
I used to love reading the Stephanie Plum books. 🙂
The Chocolate Lovers series by Tara Sivec and Strings by Kendall Grey.
Brandi Stetson says
Amy Malek Concepcion says
Seduction and Snacks. Thanks for the giveaway can’t wait to read it!
I loved this book! I was just browsing around online and the cover caught my eye. OMGAH. Im so happy I bought and read it.
Drew is awesome! So is Kate. This is one of the rare books where both the hero and heroine were very likeable and well developed.
I wish it didnt end as abruptly as it did, though.
For me Tangled is way up there w/ Wallbanger as one of my fave funny happy books!
tori whitaker says
i have to many to choose. i cant think of one right off the top of my head.
Wallbanger!! Tangled sounds like a really good book. Thanks for the giveaway!
Roxanne G says
I loved Wallbanger!! Thanks for the giveaway!
Karen G. says
I loved Seduction & Snacks & Wallbanger. I am so looking forward to reading Tangled, thanks for th giveaway!
Seduction and Snacks, with Wallbanger as a close second!
Cara O says
The redhead series!
Kristi Celebrezze says
Can’t wait to read this , looks so good. Thanks for the giveaway!
Seduction & Snacks by Tara Sivec!
Jennifer M. says
Seduction and Snacks…I had never laughed so hard while reading a book. Wallbanger was a pretty good one too!
Stephanie Brown says
Loved Wallbanger, LOVED The Neighbor from Hell series by R.L. Matthewson.
Brandy Myers says
I agree with everyone else, chocolate lover series and wall banger
Heather @ Red Headed Bookworm says
Seduction and Snacks! I loved that book. Thanks so much!
Kelly K says
I’ve heard that Seduction and Snacks by Tara Sivec is funny, but I haven’t read that yet. I did laugh out loud though at Wallbanger by Alice Clayton – it was great! 🙂 Thanks for the giveaway!
pam metz says
Great giveaway! Wallbanger!!!
Amber S says
Can’t wait to read this!! Kobo needs to get it’s ass going and make it live already!!
Lisa Sanders says
Strings by Kendall Grey. I tried to explain it to my husband and kept blushing and laughing at the same time.
Amber S says
Oh and my fave is Seduction and Snacks.
Melanie bremer says
Seduction and snacks.
Seduction and Snacks by Tara Sivec
Megan M. says
Alice Clayton has a good sense of humor, so the Redhead books and Wallbanger are all funny
Laina G says
I haven’t read very many funny books but I LOVE Wallbanger!
So ready for a funny book. I’ve been reading a lot of heavy stuff lately.
donna reynolds says
i do not really read funny books but if i am missing a goog one let me know please
Gail Campbell says
Sónia Costa says
Great review 🙂 Can´t wait to get this book
Sónia Costa says
The Love Game 😉 Never laughed so much in my life
Tracy Graczykowski says
The Nerds series by Vicki Lewis Thompson. Any of them make me laugh out loud.
Zita R says
This book had me laughing: When The Runway Went South by Lois Kasznia
Dawn Bush says
It’s a popular choice, but Seduction and Snacks by Tara Sivec was my favorite funny book!
Mindy Jarreau says
Let’s Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson! Hilarious blog too at thebloggess.com.
Seduction and Snacks is the funniest book I’ve ever read. The Redhead Series is funny and I recently read Strings by Kendall Grey and laughed a lot.
Katherine Hutto says
It’s a tie between Wallbanger by Alice Clayton and Seduction and Snacks by Tara Sivec.
OMG i said the same thing! I swear Emma is really Emmet.
Ana, you have turned me onto sooo many of my favorites! And both the Chocolate Lovers & Redhead series are right up there. What could be better than sexy hilarity?!?
I’m going to get this one now! 😀
Wallbanger by Alice Clayton is LOL funny 🙂
I guess after reading this review, I’m hoping to say Tangled. I haven’t actually read a funny one yet.
Did, however, enjoy the inner goddess remarks in 50 Shades.
Most recent funny book is Strings.
Janet Watts says
I REALLY want to read Tangled. I have to say Seduction and Snacks is the funniest I’ve read.
Melissa B says
Mine would have to be Wallbanger
Adrienne Scales says
I have two favorite funny books; Seduction and Snacks and Wallbanger! Absolutely loved both of them.
Gloria Landavazo says
I don’t really read funny books except to my kids we like Junie B Jones. I think I am going to have to read Tangled and Seductions and Snacks after reading the review and all the comments.
Joanne Cowan says
Remember When by T Torrest is one of my favourite books ever, it’s a bonus that it made me laugh too. I also liked The Good Life by Jodie Beau and all the Alice Clayton books
The Snacks and Seductions series by Tara Sivec.
Kelly Tannacore says
My favorite funny book was Seduction and Snacks by Tara Sivic, I swear my husband thought I was crazy when I was reading that one, couldn’t stop laughing!
Anna Granberg says
Tangled is my fav funny book
Michele Dewell says
The ones I have read have all been serious. Hoping that Tangled wi be my first funny one. Thanks for the giveaway.
Fran Swarts says
Favorite funny book would have to be The Neighbor from Hell series.
Denise F says
My favorite funny book is Shark Bait but Wallbanger is also a fave! Both of those books had me laughing for most of them! I can’t wait to read Tangled
Robin N says
I can’t decide…either Seduction & Snacks by Tara Sivec or Wallbanger by Alice Clayton. Both are soooo good!!!! 🙂
Sue Pfannenstiel says
Sue Pfannenstiel says
Seduction and Snacks by Tara Sivec
Kim U says
Wallbanger by Alice Clayton
Megan @ Reading Books Like a Boss says
My favorite funny book is anything by Alice Clayton. Wallbanger and The Redhead series are amazing!
Mick Murphy says
Anything by Quinn Loftis. Love her writing! Thanks for the giveaway!
Angela Love says
My Favorite FUNNY book is Seduction and Snacks by Tara Sivec it doesn’t get any funnier than that…..
My favorite funny is of course Wallbanger. That books kept me in stitches plus it was totally hot.. but I also really loved the “Chocolate Lover”s Series as well as “A Neighbor From Hell” series by RL Mathewson. They were funny and left me with a smile on my face for days afterwards. Can’t wait to read this one. I’ve added it to my TBR list. And thanks for the chance to win. 🙂
I have heard nothing but good things about Tangled. It’s so on my TBR.
My favourite funny series is the Chocolate Lovers by Tara Sivec, I read it last week and I’m in love. 😀
Seduction & Snacks by Tara Sivec & Wallbanger by Alice Clayton!
Jenn McElroy says
I loved “Wallbanger” and the Neighbors from Hell series. They’re all HYSTERICAL!
Atalia M. says
I know Im gonna sound like a broken record but my favorite funny books are definitely all the books in the Neighbors from Hell series by R.L. Mathewson. Love the Bradford boys!
Thanks for the giveaway! 🙂
Laura Mendez says
I just read Strings and that was pretty funny… but my all time favorite funny book is Seduction and Snacks by Tara Fucking Sivec
Jay B. says
So far, the funniest book I’ve read are Tara Sivec’s Seduction and Snacks series and Alice Clayton’s Wallbanger! I laughed the most in Wallbanger though, literally from the very first page to the last, I was laughing out loud!
Lori L. Clark says
I honestly can’t remember reading a book that I would consider funny above all else. Though there were funny parts in several. Looks I need to read Wallbanger though. 🙂
Maria Malaveci says
Seduction and Snacks by Tara Sivec!
I think I’d have to say Friend Zoned by Belle Aurora – not a comedy by any means, but definitely laugh out loud moments in it.
Debra Diaz says
Seduction and Snacks and Wallbanger
katrina whittaker says
I dont really read funny books but I did read a romance – with humour I really enjoyed. Reinventing Rose by Kandy Shepherd. 🙂 great giveaway !
danielle james says
That Boy by Jillian Dodd
Tess H says
It’s a tie between Chocolate Lovers series by Tara Sivec and Wallbanger by Alice Clayton! Can’t wait to read Tangled! Thanks for the giveaway!
tess_halim (at) hotmail (dot) com
Meghan Stith says
This looks so great! Thanks for sharing with us! I adore that cover as well.
Books like this make me wonder whether the author had any influence from friends and family while writing it.
Thanks for the giveaway!
mestith at gmail dot com
Tammy V. says
Spencer Quinn’s Chet & Bernie Mysteries – told from the dog’s point of view
I haven’t actually read a funny one yet. I did, however, enjoy the inner goddess remarks in 50 Shades. Great review, sounds like an awesome book!!! 🙂
I loved Wallbanger! I laughed from the being. What a wonderful romance. I was even trying to point out the funny parts to my husband when he caught me laughing out loud. Loved the cat!!
The Chocolate Series is still the best – hands down! I’ll check Tangled out for sure, though!
Amy R says
Seduction and Snacks by Tara Sivec. I laughed out loud! Loved it!
Elizabeth Gunderson says
HI I laughed so much with Finding Lucas by Samantha Stroh Bailey.. It was hilarious banter!!
Teri Beth says
Wallbanger, for sure! 🙂
And everyone is comparing Tangled to Wallbanger. I have a feelings I’m going to love it!
Fantastic giveaway! I can’t wait to read this book!!
And the funniest book I’ve read in the last year was Seduction and Snacks by Tara Sivec!
My favorite funny book would be Wallbanger by Alice Clayton. I loved it! Also Seduction and Snacks by Tara Sivec.
Diana Doan says
My funniest book would be Twilight, but not in a good way.. =/
Funniest is definitely Wallbanger (Redheads a v. close second). And I have to agree with the last comment re. Twilight. Hee.
Loved the review. Was definitely interested before, but now I’m sold!
Nicole Huffman says
The chocolate series all three books by Tara Sivec
Joanne B says
Anything by Kristin Higgins and Jennifer Crusie but especially Bet Me by JC.
Tatia White says
Wallbanger and Seduction&Snacks are my favorite funny books, SO FAR.
Brenda Tetreault says
OMG! I can’t wait to read Tangled! I’ve been hooked from the first teaser I read on FB!
Tangled sounds really good!!!!!
Virginia Cantrell says
Tangled is on my TBR list. 🙂
Wallbanger & Strings
Emma Fitzgerald says
I loved Wallbanger too! 🙂
Jennifer Halon says
Josie Hink says
No Idea when the last time I read a funny book but with all the recommendations from above I just got Seduction and Snacks on my kindle LOL
Without a doubt Seduction and Snacks!
My favorite would have to be Seduction and Snacks, very funny 🙂
I could read a book about this without finding such real-world apsaorchep!