13 October 2014

Tied by Emma Chase

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?

I have been waiting with bated breath for this book to come out!  I really wanted to see how Drew and Kate’s story wrapped up, and I’m happy to report I was not disappointed.  I thought this particular series took a bit of a dive in the middle, but it finished with a spectacular boom!!!
Drew and Kate are living together and raising their two year old son.  They’re finally going to tie the knot, but no Drew and Kate nuptials would be complete without a last hurrah.  In this case, they all –along with the whole gang we know and love – go to Vegas.  Drew is in, well, top Drew form for his and Kate’s respective bachelor/bachelorette parties.  Will Drew make it through the weekend?  Can Kate trust him to?
So, just like the very first book in this series I was totally and completely mesmerized by Drew’s voice in this book.  He is a funny mofo, and he’s one of those characters that are almost so wicked that it’s endearing.  I mean, Drew just is who he is and that’s incredibly interesting and fun to read about.  I enjoy Drew, and I don’t mind admitting it.  Though, we are privy to see the kind of man that fatherhood and fiancé-dom (yes, I just made that up) has made Drew into a new man…but he’s still at the root of it all the same Drew we have come to know and love.
This story takes you on quite the ride, and that’s something I’ve come to expect from this author in the very best way.  I love the hilarity and shenanigans that ensue in this book, and it doesn’t feel too manufactured or forced either.  It was a story that really flowed from one page to the next for me, and I couldn’t wait to see where it lead me.
Overall, I thought this was a great finale to the series.  I’m sad that we won’t see Drew and Kate again like this, but as far and finales go, this one was awesome.  Great book, great story.  5 stars.

Oh to be back in Drew’s head! What a glorious place to be. Drew is actually one of my favorite character’s heads to spend time in, quite possibly the very top of the list. Why? Not because he’s a guy and we’re treated to the male’s perspective. Nope. It’s because Drew is bluntly honest in his assessment of situations and people (including himself), he is sarcastic, and he is a smarta$$. Put most simply, he is of my people – those of biting wit for whom sarcasm is an art form. And Tied proves that while he is still all of these things, he has also grown up a lot since Tangled as his impending nuptials to Kate close in.

Most of the action in Tied occurs during the Bachelor and Bachelorette weekend in Las Vegas a week before the wedding. In case I thought the antics of this crew couldn’t get any crazier, they proceeded to prove me wrong … again. From Drew giving Billy pick-up lessons, to strippers (at both parties), to fist fights (again, among both parties), and enough alcohol to insure their level of drunkenness achieved being completely effing obliterated (thanks Drew for that handy breakdown), the Tangled crew kept me laughing almost the entire time. For goodness sakes, Drew has a mini-argument with his two-year-old son as to whom mommy’s breasts belong to … and, yeah, Drew won that argument. LOL.

As implied by the title of this book, Tied is the wedding fans of the series has been waiting for. And as much as I love Drew and the way he keeps me laughing, it is his love for Kate that is his most endearing quality. When he wakes up with a hangover the day after the bachelor party, the devastation he experiences when he realizes that the woman in his room is not Kate is heartbreaking. Of course the revelation of the preceding night’s events immediately thereafter is as funny as ever, it is Drew’s love for Kate that gets me every time and the wedding and reception are no exception. Ms. Chase has done a wonderful job of wrapping up the series with Tied and I can only hope that Drew invades her head and forces his way out so I can spend more time with my favorite smarta$$ – even if it is just for a novella. But until that happens, it’ll be rereads for me.
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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