TwistedFalling in love is easy. Staying in love is hard. In this heart-pounding follow-up to Tangled by New York Times bestseller Emma Chase, Kate reveals that there is trouble in paradise, when unexpected circumstances force her and Drew to “renegotiate” their relationship.

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 hisin 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, Ohio, 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.

My thoughts on TWISTED….

Do Kate and Drew, that charming couple from Tangled, have a happy ending? C’mon, relationships are difficult and you can’t spend all your time between the sheets.  Surely after coming to know these two you didn’t expect rainbows & unicorns as they strode off into the distance? 

Challenges await, the kind that can make or break them as a couple and individuals.  To discover what Kate calls “circumstances that force them to renegotiate their relationship” you’ll have to read TWISTED for yourself.  

Tangled was told from Drew’s point of view; the beginning of Drew and Kate.  What a bumpy hilarious ride that was. Seriously, if you haven’t read Tangled, get thee to a bookstore or computer and get it now before TWISTED.

Two years into lusty cohabitant bliss we get TWISTED from Kate’s point of view.  Just as Tangled gave us an insightful look into Drew TWISTED reveals Kate’s psyche.  

Kate’s style is chatty and personal as she talks readers through TWISTED.  When it hits the fan Kate runs home to Greenville, OH.  As I know Greenville and the surrounding area it gave TWISTED a more personal feel.  Kate’s story telling, while chatty and intimate, is completely different from Drew’s.  Kate isn’t as colorful or humorous as Drew but that’s to be expected, few people are.:)  It’s obviously a female point of view strongly flavored with memory lane.   

TWISTED is an apropos title for the latest in Kate and Drew’s ongoing story.

All those issues and insecurities hidden deep inside create the perfect storm for Kate and Drew when they surface; creating the first serious challenge to their relationship and boy howdy is it a doozy.  How much do they trust and love each other?  How committed are they to being a “forever through thick and thin” couple?  

Due to the nature of Drew and Kate’s s**t storm there were times I sincerely wanted to pinch them both but because the focus is on Kate, mostly her.  We’ve all been there though; missing the signals and signs prior to the eruption when it all goes to hell in a handbasket. This familiarity makes Kate’s story intimately relatable even if the surrounding circumstances are different.   

What was the exact cause of the tempest?  Will Kate and Drew weather the storm and be stronger as individuals and a couple?  Do readers hear from Drew at all?  This is important because if you’re like me you’ve missed him.  

You’ll have to read TWISTED to answer these questions and find out other juicy goings on in Kate and Drew’s inner circle of friends and family.  Just a heads up to those in the know, DeeDee is as scary as ever, possibly even more so in all honesty.

4 stars 

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By day, Emma Chase is a devoted wife and mother of two who resides in a small, rural town in New Jersey. By night she is a keyboard crusader, toiling away the hours to bring her colorful characters and their endless antics to life. She has a long standing love/hate relationship with caffeine.Emma is an avid reader. Before her children were born she was known to consume whole books in a single day. Writing has also always been a passion and with the 2013 release of her debut romantic comedy, Tangled, the ability to now call herself an author is nothing less than a dream come true.
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