Author: Emma Chase
Publisher/Year: Gallery Books 3/25/14
Length: 191 Pages
Series: Tangled #2
When spontaneous and carefree meets cautious and responsible, falling in love can get just a little Twisted
There are two kinds of people in this world: the ones who look first, and the ones who leap. I’ve always been more of a looker. A planner. Cautious. Then I met Drew Evans. He was so persistent. So sure of himself. He made it easy to leap with him.
Did you think Drew and I were going to ride off into the sunset and live happily ever after? So did I. But life is about choices, and Drew already made his. In fact, he tried to decide for the both of us—but you know that’s not my style. So I came back to Greenville, to spend some time alone . . . sort of.
Because old habits die hard, and sometimes you have to go back to where you began before you can move ahead again.
Well we knew that happily ever after wasn’t going to last and that’s exactly what we get in this second book of the series. It’s from Kate’s POV whereas the first was from Drew’s so we get to see a much more emotional side to things. This story line is full of misunderstandings, misinformation and a clear bit of confusion on where things stand all around. We’ve jumped 2 years into the future and things are getting interesting.
So, like the first book, we start at a moment in time – present day, but are forced back a series of weeks in order to truly understand what’s going on in the story. Kate’s found herself back at home with her mom because of something significant that’s happened, and where she goes from there is anyone’s guess.
When we back up, we learn that Kate and Drew truly do have a rhythm. they are in sync both at work and in life, but there’s always the undercurrent of jealousy since everywhere they go, they run into a girl that Drew has been with and Kate’s about fed up with it. One night it all comes to a head when Kate just can’t take it and she heads home – which starts a fight of Drew just not understanding women.
Add that to the fact that Kate’s just found out that she’s pregnant, doesn’t get a chance to tell Drew before he thinks that she’s having an affair, and you can imagine how the whole story blows up from there.
It’s sweet to see who in her life comes to her defense, and even who in Drew’s life comes to her defense. Billy, her ex fiance is now a big time musician who’s nominated for Grammy’s but yet he’s there to help pick up the pieces. Dee Dee is always there for Kate, and even her husband Matthew (yup – they are married) is forced to defend her. Even Drew’s father has chosen sides.
I think that my comments here on the depth of the story are the same as they were for Tangled. It’s sweet, but very much on the surface. i don’t know that i care for the internal dialogue that the characters keep having based on how the book is narrated, but i think that it works for the story in general since we’re not supposed to get all swept up into an in-depth storyline here. And all that being said, there’s no lack of romance, heat, angst etc, to keep it moving. So all in all, a nice quick read for yet another relaxing summer book. Have a great day all!