Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Book Review: TAMED by Emma Chase

Genre: New Adult/Humor
Publication Date: July 15, 2014


Stop 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.



This was a phenomenal book! It was everything I expected from an Emma Chase book: it made laugh hard, tear up, swoon nonstop over Matthew, and the very sexy parts got me fanning myself like crazy. I loved it all!♥

In Tangled we met the irresistible Drew and his story with Kate but through their crazy tales a lot happened not only to them but also to their best friends Matthew and Delores aka Dee. By the end of Tangled it's a giving that these two end up together but how did it all happen? Well, that's what this book is about. It's now Matthew's turn to tell his story and he doesn't hesitate a bit to narrate the sweet and hilarious moments that got him together with Dee. He describes the story as:
"A story about a player, who meets a slightly crazy girl."
This book is told completely in Matthew's POV and at the beginning I was a little worried thinking he was going to sound a lot like Drew but that wasn't the case at all. Matthew has his own unique way to explain things, give great advice to us ladies, and sound like the seductive player he is. I have to confess, I might have found him more of a sweet-talker than Drew if you can believe that! Yes, Matthew just had a way with words so every time he said anything to Dee it was always heart-melting irresistible. That plus his persistence were bullet proof against Dee's refusals to be with him.

Now to the "slightly" crazy girl... Dee was funny, really funny I have to say. To me she was more than a little crazy, she really thought about things differently, a very out of the box kind of person. And she wasn't afraid of showing her individuality and her free spirit personality. She was also very smart, gorgeous, and passionate about those she cared about. All those attributes definitely grabbed Matthew's attention like nothing else had before and igniting his desire and pursuit for her.

Their story starts after a very heated one night stand where Matthew is left wanting more with Dee. She doesn't take him seriously at first because she knows how players are and she's fine with that but mostly because she doesn't want anything more. But it's Matthew's charms and persistence that persevere here so Dee is left not being able to resist him. However, Dee has some insecurities and bad past experiences that keep getting in the way between them so Matthew is forced to keep chasing after her harder and harder in order to keep her and make her see that what they have could be more than amazing.
"Women liked to be chased, want to be shown that they're desired, needed-valued. And guys like me revel in the chasing-but only if chatting is a possibility. I want Delores to admit-to acknowledge-that she's caught."
I LOVED Matthew!! I loved how he never gives up his chase for Dee, how utterly sweet and funny he is with her at all times, and how beautifully he ends up falling in love with her. He was just so captivating that the times Dee played too hard to get I really wanted to smack some sense into her. Thankfully, there wasn't any need of that since Matthew's magic really does all the necessary work and it's done majestically.♥

Really just another amazing book by Emma Chase! If you're fan of this series you have to read this book. It gives you a refresher of the Tangled times and then it goes around in circle to bring you back to the times of Holy Frigging Matrimony to understand that short story even better. So you get to know a lot of details of the whole story that were unknown before. I still recommend reading the books in this series in order for a better experience. ;)

Favorite Quotes:

"Shoot for the moon and you still end up amongst the stars."

"She makes me think, she makes me laugh. . . she makes me hard."

"Women liked to be chased, want to be shown that they're desired, needed-valued. And guys like me revel in the chasing-but only if chatting is a possibility. I want Delores to admit-to acknowledge-that she's caught."

"I want to be her roller coaster and her merry-go-around, her adventurer and her protector. Her impressionist and her periodic table."

"Dee's gone from a girl I wanted to nail, to a girl I wanted to hang out with, to a girl I really liked. . . to someone I don't want to live without."


About the Author:
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.

Find on Emma Chase on:
#1 - TangledAmazon * Amazon UK * My Review
#1.5 - Holy Frigging MatrimonyAmazon * Amazon UK * My Review
#2 - TwistedAmazon * Amazon UK * My Review
#3 - TamedAmazon * Amazon UK
#4 - TiedAmazon * Amazon UK (Oct 7)

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