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Tangled by Emma Chase
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May 21, 2014

liked it
bookshelves: humor, wanna-kick-the-hero, contemporary-romance, steamy, 3-and-half-stars, ass-kick-heroine, family-theme, first-pov-male, annoying-chara, e-books, the-hype-is-to-much
Recommended to Ren by: Just curious because of the hype
Recommended for: If you rarely read romance from hero's 1st POV, consider to try this

3,5 stars

My review also posted there:

Ren's Little Corner

“See, Drew, there are three kinds of males in this world: boys, guys,and men. Boys—like Billy—never grow up, never get serious. They only care about themselves, their music, their cars. Guys—like you—are all about numbers and variety. Like an assembly line, it’s just one one-night stand after another. Then there are men—like Matthew. They’re not perfect, but they appreciate women for more than their flexibility and mouth suction.”


(please choose one)

a. How to be a Douchebag (with step-by-step) by Drew Evans
b. (I know)HOW MEN thinking by Emma Chase
c. The Downfall of the Drew McPussyWhipped Evans by... (fill the blanks)

Kidding, guys.

I always have a bad luck with a very popular book. I think that what make me hated by some people because I dislike the book they loved (mwahahaha #evillaugh). So, I have a doubt when so many Goodreads friend appraise Tangled. I'm afraid that I will be the minority here. But, hey, I'm not the one who judge book before read it (except for some special case. Like, when the author show bad demeanor,plagiarism issue, etc). So, I brace myself and start reading Tangled.

The first part of this book make my hackles rise and I almost DNF. But since this is part of buddy read with SPANK CLUB (don't ask :)). We are a pretty cool club actually), I decide to read it until the end. And well, half the last part is good and make me laugh :). I know now why so many readers love this even Drew McPussyWhipped is a douchebag. At last he admit that he's DOUCHEBAG, and I give him credit for that.

Don’t look at me like that. 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. I’m a straight shooter. I’m looking for a good time—for one night—and I tell them so. That’s better than ninety percent of the other guys in here, believe me. And most of the girls in here are looking for the same thing I am.

But his personality is another matter. Sorry dude, it's because I had read so many heroes that apparently better than you (even they are have narcissitic tendency. I talk to you, Mitch Shaw and Gwenvael the handsome! XD. Don't have any idea about who they are? Check Shelly Laurenston's Pride series and G.A. Aiken's Dragon Kin series. Even maybe you are not into PNR ) and because you act as douchebag. You know that "Hell Hath No Fury Like a Woman Pissed-Off" right? ;D. This is some part that make me so pissed:

Like I said, I am typically an observant man. Sherlock Holmes and I,we could hang out.

Sorry Drew, Benedict Sherlock might said this to you:

Yeah, you are boooooreeeed :|. And...

So, if you think I’m arrogant? Selfish? Spoiled? You’re probably right. But don’t hold it against me. It’s not my fault. I am a product of how I was raised.

Yeah, I know you are a spoiled brat Drew. But you are almost thirty, for God's sake!! Blame your family for your own attitude is a childish demeanor!! -__-".

Where was I? Oh yeah, right. For 40-50% on this book, Drew is a mysogynist pig and a douchebag extraordinairre. I'm so disturbed about the way he saw woman he dated. Also the author voice about how men thought like she was an expert for Men. For example:

- ALL GUYS TALK TO THEIR FRIENDS ABOUT SEX. If a guy tells you he doesn’t? Dump him, because he’s lying to you..
Umm, I don't know. I think not everyone think sex is a good discussion, haha. Also, I will not dump my hubby, and I know he rarely talk about sex with his friend.

- 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.
This sound like what some research stated actually. When I ask my boy friend, he denied it. Not sure if he's so ashamed to admit it. Same goes with my hubby, lol!

- The thing women don’t understand is that a guy can want one woman and still fuck another one. Hell, a guy could love a woman and still fuck ten others. It’s just the way it is. Sex is a release. Purely physical. That’s all. At least to men it is. .
Yeah, just for you Drew. Just for you and any alphahole or alphamacho or "I'm Tarzan, You Jane" kind of guys that make me want to kick their ass ;P

- When it comes to a woman’s past, no guy wants to hear about it. I don’t care if you’ve fucked one guy or a hundred—keep it to yoursef.
Talk about double standard. Why we can't boast about our adventure? Why women who sleep with so many men considered as slut, yet men who sleep with many women sometimes are considered as hero material? What make them alluring in many reader's view? Sometimes I want to know why :/

- No man wants to fuck a skeleton—and nibbling crackers and water like a prisoner of war at dinner isn’t attractive. It just makes us think about what a cranky bitch you’re going to be later on because you’re starving..
While this sound assuring for any women to not worried about what they eat, this still sound sexist :|

Newsflash, ladies: We can’t read your thoughts. And frankly, I’m not entirely sure I’d want to. The female mind is a scary place to be.
Newflash to you to Drew and all guys out there. WE ALSO CAN'T READ YOUR THOUGHTS -_-". But I do agree that you all are sometimes a honest human being when it comes to feeling

And the same goes for romance novels. Alexandra practically took Steven’s head off once because he borrowed one of my Playboys. Yet every summer, there’s The Bitch laying out on the beach with her Fabio-covered soft porn.
Well.. your book is for some people can be considered as porn, Drew. I smell sarcasm here XD

But there some Drew-talk that I agree with

- Men with confidence sure can win any women heart.
Well, I'm agree with this! We love men with confidence.

- I need to talk to my sister. Disney is dangerous. Corrosive brainwashing bullshit, if you ask me.
Don't throw anything to me XD.

- Guys love heels. We associate them with all kinds of fantastic sexual positions. If you want a man to notice you, you cannot go wrong with a pair of shiny four-inch stilettos, I swear.
Hmm, maybe tonight I'll wear stilettos. Just in case...

- If a woman is angry? It means she cares. If you’re in a relationship and a chick can’t even be bothered to yell at you? You’re screwed. Indifference is a woman’s kiss of death. It’s the equivalent of a man not interested in sex. In either case—it’s over. You’re done.
I'm SOOO AGREE with this! Sometimes I don't know why Hubby think my anger is worthless. I think he never see that I'm angry because I care! :(

Anyhoo, it's not that what Ms Chase wrote about Men's thought are completely wrong. I just disagree with some of them. Or maybe because Drew's voice, even he's a man, he sound like a woman to me! This is what make 1st POV somehow very complicated! If you like the MC voice, you will love the story. If not, it's hard to get into the story. Also the early banter and the quarrel between Drew and Kate is.. sooo childish! I know an author that can turn childish banter into something that make me laughing so hard (R.L. Mathewson, I bow down to you). Yet, I'm not laughing when read it. Because, yeah, childish. Much. You got the message :/

BTW, I love Kate. I think she's though and pretty badass, and we can see why:

My name is Kate—Katherine. Use it. And I’m not a kiss-ass. I don’t have to be. My work speaks for itself. My intelligence, my determination—

Although, from Drew POV, I think she somehow kinda typical. A sophomore, still fresh, younger than Drew (err, of course). And her fiance is also typical. I don't know why for some people, musician considered as loser. They bring happines to this world with their song :(. Anyhoo, for Kate, she's so determined and not playing easy to get, and this is what I like. Yes, she want Drew, but she make Drew works so hard to have her. The part when Drew pussywhipped and beg Kate to be with him are... priceless!! And this is the part that I think what make Drew redeemed for any readers. Ms Chase make us forgive the mysoginist and sexist pig Andrew Evans, and fall hard for his effort to make Kate love him back. Because, well, it's romantic. And me, a hardcore romance readers that accutely aware with this cliche, also fall to this trap. My bad XD.

Another favorite characters are Matthew and Delores. I hear that they got their own story and I can't wait to read it! Also love Alexandra the Bitch. Poor woman to have a spoiled lil' bro like Drew. She deliver the best advice ever! And my favorite thing ever is Mackenzie and her BAD WORD JAR. I want one pleaseee. :D

There's some little tidbits that somehow make me and my buddy read a little bit annoyed and amused. It is (view spoiler)

Also some little fact about Tangled. One of my buddy read said that Tangled is like fanfic for her, that's why she suspicious if Tangled was a fanfic before. And surprisely, yes! According to her, just 3 chapter of fanfic-soon-to-be-Tangled that Ms Chase published, then she pulled it out. Well, I don't know how 100% true it is, but the fact that Tangled was once a fanfic do not affect my rating and opinion.

The sex scenes are steamy and well, Drew have dirty mouth for sure. Glad the sex well-written and yeah, the way I like it, tbh. Can't see Colgate in the same way again :)). So many cussing words too, so Tangle is not recommended if you easily offended! :D This book is not funny, at last for me. But in the end, it become a fun read and I think I will read the next book.. that feature Matthew and Delores, mwahahaha >:D.

And I will end this review with this quote:

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.

We crawl.

Thanks for A.s.Dewi, Alvina,Mbak Desty, Putri, Teh Peni and Ibutio for the buddy read. Dear Aki Erie, I still think you must read this ;P
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Reading Progress

May 21, 2014 – Started Reading
May 21, 2014 – Shelved
May 21, 2014 –
page 35
13.78% "Buddy read with Spank Club (don't ask what is that :)) ). So many friends rate this one 4-5, and I found that Drew is a spoiled brat. Also pig. Mysoginist pig. But I like Kate."
May 21, 2014 –
page 75
29.53% "I don't know what part that make Drew adored by so many readers. He's still in his jerk-phase even he did defend Kate. Please tell me this book will get better! :|"
May 21, 2014 –
page 106
41.73% "Well, this part sure make me fanning myself :P. Also, kinda grow on Drew. Sure he's still jerk, but now he's not bad"
May 22, 2014 – Shelved as: humor
May 22, 2014 – Shelved as: wanna-kick-the-hero
May 22, 2014 – Shelved as: contemporary-romance
May 22, 2014 – Shelved as: steamy
May 22, 2014 – Shelved as: 3-and-half-stars
May 22, 2014 – Finished Reading
May 23, 2014 – Shelved as: ass-kick-heroine
May 23, 2014 – Shelved as: family-theme
May 23, 2014 – Shelved as: first-pov-male
May 23, 2014 – Shelved as: annoying-chara
May 23, 2014 – Shelved as: e-books
June 19, 2014 – Shelved as: the-hype-is-to-much

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