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The Book Barista Reviews Tied by Emma Chase

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Title:  Tied

Author:  Emma Chase

Series:  Tangled

Release Date:  October 7, 2014

 

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ISHO SummaryIn 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?

 

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I received an ARC of Tied in exchange for my honest opinion and I was super excited about it. I was ready to spend some time with one of my all-time favourite book boyfriends, DREW EVANS. I loved the other books in this series but it sure is nice to get back to Drew’s point of view.  Have I mentioned that I love him?

This book picks up some time after Twisted and now Drew and Kate are about to be married. We get to see what goes on in their pre-wedding celebrations – IN VEGAS!

Now, if you haven’t read the other books, I would advise you to look away because of a tiny spoiler*******************************I loved the moments Drew has with his son! Especially the bribery moment. You’ll see what I mean when you read it.

Another thing I loved was his interaction with Billy, Kate’s ex. His plan to help Billy with his dating skills is not so much to help Billy but to get him away from Kate.  As always, Drew made me laugh…especially a drunken Drew.

It makes me sad to think that it’s the end of the line for this series, as this is the last book, but having it in Drew’s perspective is soooooo good!

Emma Chase once again had me laughing out loud and falling in love with Drew Evans all over again.  I gave this book five cups of the good stuff!!!

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OH!!!! BEFORE I LET YOU GO…I’d like to just mention that Sebastian York will be reading Tied on audio.  If you’ve never heard this man’s voice, do yourself a HUGE favour and go listen to him in Tangled.  His voice is sex!!!! I could listen to him recite the alphabet and be in my happy place.  Trust me on this.  DO IT!!! You’ll thank me later.

 

For the reading order and purchase links for each book in the series please visit Emma Chase’s website here.

 

ISHO Author BioOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERABy 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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Teaser Tuesday: Tied by Emma Chase

Tuesday Teaser

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by Ana Carter, and Cassandra Livingston, at So Many Books So Little Time. Anyone can do it.  All you have to do is: (1): Grab your current read. (2): Open it to a random page. (3): Share 1 or 2 “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page.  BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS!! (4): Make sure you also mention the author and title.

Tied

 

There’s a light in her eyes that wasn’t there when I came home.  Knowing I help put it there makes me proud of myself – not that that’s an unusual feeling, but in this case it’s especially awesome.

 


The Book Barista Reviews Tamed by Emma Chase

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ISHO SummaryStop me if you’ve heard this one before: girl meets player, they fall in love, player changes his ways.

It’s a good story. But it’s not our story. Ours is a lot more colorful.

When I met Dee I knew right away that she was special. When she met me, she thought I was anything but special—I was exactly like every other guy who’d screwed her over and let her down. It took some time to convince her otherwise, but turns out I can make a convincing argument when sex is at stake.

You might know where this story’s headed. But the best part isn’t where we ended up.

It’s how we got there.

TAMED goes back in time to the Tangled days. But this time around, it’s not Drew dishing out the advice and opinions—it’s his best friend Matthew, who of course is dealing with Dee Dee.

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isho-my-opinion2I was excited to get the ARC for this book (in exchange for my honest opinion, of course).  I loved Tangled and wanted to know more about Matthew and Dee (Drew and Kate’s best friends).  The time line for this story happens at the same time that Drew and Kate’s story happened.

I loved Matthew right off the top.  He was funny and sweet and HOLY HELL he rides a motorcycle!!!!  Much like Drew, Matthew is successful in his career and with the ladies.

As for Dee, I loved her too.  She’s smart (Jeez! She’s really a rocket scientist!), she’s beautiful and she’s a loyal friend. She’s also been hurt before and lucky for her Matthew is just the guy to help her get past that.

One of my favourite parts of this book is the interaction between Matthew and Drew, during Drew’s “flu” period. [Note:  Yes! I love Drew Evans and I can’t get enough of him, even if it’s just through knocks on a wall for yes and no answers].

As always, Emma Chase has a wonderful writing style that is both funny and touching.  She can write a male point of view like no other! I gave Tamed 5 yummy cups of steamy latte that made me feel all warm and fuzzy.

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ISHO ExcerptWe return to Alexandra’s side and I can tell by his expression that he’s going to ask to be excused again. But then, Drew seems to decide on a different strategy. He smiles deviously. “Hey look—Squeaky’s here.”
“Who?” Alexandra inquires.
Drew gestures with his wine glass. “Curly haired brunette, in the blue dress near the bar.”
Lexi’s head bobs until she spots the lady in question. “That’s . . .Alyson Bradford.”
Drew shrugs. “She’ll always be Squeaky to me.”
“Why do you call her squeaky?”
Mentally I shake my head. Because Alexandra should’ve known better.
“She squeaks when she comes.”
“What?”
Casually, Drew explains, “Like a dog’s chew toy.” He holds up his hand, opening and closing it. “Squeak, squeak, squeak, squeeeeeak. At least she did when we were seventeen, but I don’t think that’s a condition she’d outgrow.”
“How do you know that?” Alexandra asks, expectedly grossed out. “When did you have sex with Alyson Bradford?”
Drew looks to the ceiling, recalling the event. “Um . . .junior year. It was in the dark days following our loss to St. Bartholomew’s in the playoffs. I wouldn’t say she was my rock bottom, but she was close.”
Lexi turns away. “Eck . . .forget it, I don’t want to know.” If it’s one thing The Bitch can’t stomach, it’s detailed stories of her brother’s sex-capades. Which is precisely why Drew says, “She also does this nasty thing with her tongue . . .”
Alexandra clasps her eyes shut. “Alright! You know what? Fine—if you want to go that badly, then go. If you want to leave me in my hour of need . . .”
She never should have given him an out. Drew smiles brightly, puts his glass on the tray of a passing waiter and kisses her cheek. “You’re the best sister ever. Bye.”

 

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WWW Wednesday: July 9, 2014

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To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions…

• What are you currently reading?
• What did you recently finish reading?
• What do you think you’ll read next?

Here’s where I’m at:

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What I am currently reading:

Taming the Storm by Samantha Towle

This is the third book in The Storm series.  I haven’t been able to put it down.  I’m really loving Lyla and Tom.   The other two books in the series were so good. I had no doubt I’d love this book.  At the rate I’m going, I’ll be done this book today.

What I recently read:

Heart of Stone by Christine Warren

This book was a total surprise to me.  I found out about it after being offered an ARC of the second book in the series.  The concept of Gargoyles and romance TOGETHER got me excited (I was a big fan of the Gargoyles cartoon).  I decided to have a look at this.  I LOVED IT!!! I’m looking forward to reading book two in the series. Every now and then a good book comes along that reminds me that I do enjoy paranormal romance.  This is definitely one of those books.

Tamed by Emma Chase

If you’ve read and enjoyed Tangled then you have to know that you’ll love this one.  This is about Drew and Kate’s friends Matthew and Dee.  I love Emma Chase’s writing style and she is writes a man’s point of view like no one else.  I really enjoyed this book and will be posting my opinion on it next week.

What I hope to read next:

At Peace by Kristen Ashley

I LOVE KRISTEN ASHLEY!!! There I said it! If you know me, you also know this is not much of a revelation.  This is book two in The Burg Series. For some strange and bizarre reason, I’ve only read the first book. I don’t know why I haven’t read this whole series yet.  Yesterday, the fifth book in this series was released and it inspired me to get to reading this.

There you have my W…W…W… for this week.  Now tell me what yours are.  You know…SHARING IS CARING!


Teaser Tuesday: Tamed by Emma Chase


Tuesday Teaser

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by Ana Carter, and Cassandra Livingston, at So Many Books So Little Time. Anyone can do it.  All you have to do is: (1): Grab your current read. (2): Open it to a random page. (3): Share 1 or 2 “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page.  BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS!! (4): Make sure you also mention the author and title.

 

Tamed

 

“I want to be her roller coaster and her merry-go-round, her adventurer and her protector.  Her impressionist and her periodic table.”


Cover Re-Reveal and Giveaway: Holy Frigging Matrimony by Emma Chase

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SUMMARY

What does Drew Evans have to say next? Find out in this forty page short story, filled with his sexy charm, unique advice and hilarious one-liners. 

Marriage: the final frontier. Steven went first. He was kind of our test subject. Like those monkeys that NASA sent off into space in the fifties, all the while knowing they’d never make it back. 

And now another poor rocket is ready to launch. 

But this isn’t just any posh New York wedding. You’ve seen my friends, you’ve met our families, you know you’re in for a treat. Everyone wants their wedding to be memorable. This one’s going to be un-frigging-forgettable. 

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Cover Reveal: Tied by Emma Chase

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SUMMARY

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?

 

PRE-ORDER LINKS

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AUTHOR BIO

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERABy 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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The Book Barista: Blog Tour Review of Twisted by Emma Chase

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I’m so happy to have had a chance to read and review the much anticipated follow up to Tangled.

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SUMMARY

Falling 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 OPINION

Having read Tangled and loved it I was excited about reading Twisted.  Who wouldn’t want to know what happened next to Drew and Kate? Right?! [Note:  I also just recently listened to Tangled on audio and would like to add that Sebastian York’s voice is perfect for Drew.  One word:  SEXY!!!]

Emma Chase’s writing style is wonderful.  Even though there were some parts that made a sap like me tear up, this  book was funny and hard to put down.

It was nice to see things from Kate’s perspective. Without giving anything away, one word sums up this story “MISUNDERSTANDING”.  Miscommunication is a bitch!!!  It can lead to all kinds of unnecessary heartache.  This, I learned from this book.

All the cast of characters from Tangled are here and you really gotta love them all.  Also, one of the best Epilogues EVER!!!

I easily gave this book 5 delicious cups of the yummiest coffee.

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EXCERPT

I close my eyes and let his words wash over me.  Drew has an amazing voice. Calm and soothing – but devilishly seductive at the same time.  He totally could’ve gone into radio.
I press another button.

And this time his tone is teasing.  “Kaate, you’re late. . Tell Delores to pick out her own god damn shoes. You’ve got a boyfriend who’s  sitting in a big, frothy Jacuzzi all by his lonesome. Come home, sweetheart. I’m here waiting for you.”

If only that was true today.

There’s more – some are quick and to the point, some are downright dirty.  And I listen to every single one.  He doesn’t say ‘I love you’ in any of them – but he doesn’t have to.  I hear it in every word. Every time he says my name.

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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

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA 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.

EMMA’S SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS

Twitter  |  Facebook  |  Website  |  Goodreads

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