As you may have noticed by now (due to the cover), yes, I read a fluffy book. Don’t judge me! I had to cheer myself up after reading the trainwreck that is Allegiant. That book was so disastrous I had trouble picking up another book afterwards.
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.
“Women fall in love quicker than men. Easier and more often. But when guys fall? We go down harder. And when things go bad? When it’s not us who ends it? We don’t get to walk away.
Writing a romance novel in a male’s POV is a pretty dangerous gamble. If done wrong, it’ll transform a plot with potential into a train wreck because the guy doesn’t sound like a guy at all but a freaking pansy.
If done right….
And this my friends, is a perfect example of male POV done right.
The plot itself is not exactly unique, but what really pulled it off was the likeability of the protagonists. Drew is an unrepentant playboy that has never been in an actual relationship. The guy may come off as a douchebag, but you’ll laugh your head off because of his smartassery.
Kate is a strong woman, so the feminist in me liked the fact that she was portrayed as a woman who can stand up on her own. A career woman.
And the way they acted around each other. Especially in the beginning. Seriously.
“Then I flip Kate the finger. Immature, I know, but apparently we’re now both functioning at the preschool level, so I’m guessing it’s okay. Kate sneers at me. Then she mouths, You wish. Well—she’s got me there, now doesn’t she?”
I also honestly liked the fact that the guy had to REALLY work for it in order to be accepted by the girl again in the end. He didn’t just have to say he’s sorry. He had to do numerous things in order to get her back. I like Kate. She has spine.
So to wrap things up, all I have to say is that you shouldn’t be discouraged by that cover with a dude with washboard abs (I was kinda turned off at first as well)If you’re looking for something funny and fluffy, I think you’ll enjoy this.
Don’t judge a book by its cover 😉