Synopsis from Goodreads
Tangled – 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.
Twisted – 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.
Tied – 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?
Let me start by saying I love this series with a capital L. Drew’s narrative voice and direct address to the reader used within this series provide a deep connection to the characters and the story alike.
It is difficult to separate the details enough to write a coherent review without spoilers. As soon as Tied hit my kindle I re-read the first two books featuring Drew and Kate to fully experience their journey from the beginning.
Let’s be honest here – I am a girl so some of the things that go on inside Drew’s head while being laugh out loud funny also make me want to stab him repeatedly OR better yet remove his favourite appendage 😉 I can only describe him as a loveable rogue ♥ Seeing the world through his eyes provides disturbing insight into the male mentality
The chemistry between Kate and Drew is off the charts from first encounter, but as the story progresses you can feel their mutual respect growing, especially in terms of their intellect. Nobody has ever challenged Drew in the ways that Kate does. To say that she is his equal is an understatement. She compliments him perfectly in every way. This isn’t a case of insta-love or even an insta-relationship, it’s a slow steady burn that never wavers.
I adored how romantic Drew could be when he hadn’t realised he could be the type of person to demonstrate his feelings so openly. I also loved how willing he was to learn from his mistakes. Although he does have a tendency to overreact and lash out – it is something that he does work on as the series progresses.
Twisted enables the reader to connect with Kate on a deeper level by revealing more of her back story. However, I have to say I didn’t find Kate’s point of view as engaging as Drew’s. I think it is because Kate is such an open and honest character in a WYSIWYG way. Her inner thoughts don’t drift away from reality as much as Drew’s.
The Tangled series will draw out every single emotion you have, for the most part I veered between hysterical laughter and sobbing uncontrollably. I spent a great deal of the time while reading these books with my heart in my mouth.
The Tangled series is a must read for fans of Christina Lauren and CL Parker.