Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Blog Tour: Tamed (Tangled #3) by Emma Chase ~ Review and Giveaway

Series: Tangled #3
Genre: Erotic Contemp Romance

Welcome to the Tamed Blog Tour! My stop includes a review and giveaway. Thanks for stopping by!

Tamed (Tangled, #3)Series: Tangled #3
Genre: Erotic Contemp Romance
Publisher: Gallery Books
Publication Date: 7/15/14
Format: eARC
Pages: 256
Source: Publisher
Rating: 4 stars

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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.

My Review
As a fan of the Tangled series, I was pretty darn getting to read Tamed. If you've read the series, you know that Matthew and Dee definitely get their happy ending. So why would I want to read a book when I already know the end? Because this is Matthew and Dee, okay! These two are crazy sexy, crazy funny and fall crazy in love. The beauty of Tamed isn't the destination, it's the journey.
I adored Tamed for a few reasons. Obviously the characters were a big bonus. Women don't come much more hilarious, ballsy, and smart than Dee. Matthew is great too, though he and Drew have pretty much cornered the market on cocky. We get more of Mackenzie, Steven and The Bitch. Tamed runs parallel to Tangled, so we do see glimpses of Drew and Kate's tumultuous early days, through Matthew's eyes.
I also have to note that I still appreciate Emma Chase's style. As with the other books in the series, the fourth wall is down, with Matthew speaking directly to the reader. The humor that I've loved in the previous books is still in full-swing. I started Tamed on a plane at 1:00am (a nightmare!) and probably drew dirty looks from sleeping passengers because I was laughing so, so hard.
If I had any issues with Tamed, I would have to say they're minor. The lack of suspense in Matthew and Dee's relationship probably took the pure joy down a notch, but I knew that going on. I also knew that Matthew would probably be every bit as cocky as Drew (he was), which did have me thinking "I get it! You're funny and awesome and handsome and a wicked good lover." These are minor issues on my part, and I still wouldn't hesitate one second in recommending Tamed.
Tamed was a quick and easy read that had me laughing, loving the sexy, and honestly touched by the connection between Matthew and Dee. Fans of Tamed will definitely want to scoop this one up!
Favorite Quotes
  "That's my favorite."
  I look at the screen. "That's the periodic table."
  She shrugs. "To me, it's a masterpiece. Harmonious. Perfectly organized. Dependable."
  "Aren't some of the elements unstable?"
  She smiles. "Sure, but the table tells you which ones they are. No surprises. No disappointments."
  And this right here is the perfect example of who Delores is. Safety-goggle-wearing chemist by day, glitter-covered club girl by night. She wants excitement, spontaneity, but a part of her-the part that's been dicked around by one too many pricks in the past-craves reliability. Honesty. Truth.
  I want to give her both. I want to be her roller coaster and her merry-go-round, her adventurer and her protector. Her impressionist and her periodic table.
  Life is a short, wild ride. Don't try to put the brakes on, don't overanalyze or try to control it. If you're lucky, like I was, you'll find that perfect someone who'll sit next to you and hold your hand through every curve, every up and down.
  And that? Just makes it even more fun.

The Tangled Series

Tangled (Tangled, #1)  Holy Frigging Matrimony: A Tangled Series Short Story (Tangled, #1.5)   Twisted (Tangled, #2)  Tamed (Tangled, #3)      Tied (Tangled, #4)

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I have one copy of Tangled to give away, courtesy of the publisher. Must be 18+ years of age; open to US only.

About Emma Chase
Emma Chase

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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  1. I NEED TO GRAB THIS! I love DeeDee so much. I understand what you're saying about your minor issues. I can't wait to read this though.

  2. Dee being all sassy and funny makes her a character I would like

  3. I don't quite understand stories that run parallel to each other (it seems like a bit of a cop-out but what do I know). Still, it's always good to find a strong romance that's fun to read.

  4. Great review, Andrea. I'm happy you enjoyed it even if you knew where Dee and Matthew ended up. And that quote about Matthew wanting to be all those things to Dee - yeah, I can see why it was a fav. :)

  5. I just read Nereyda's review and she loved it too! I just bought the first book in the series and I hope I'm going to love it as much as you guys.
    This sounds like so much fun. I always love it when a book can make me laugh so hard that I don't care about the people around me or if I look like a weirdo. :D
    Also from that quote you shared, I already love Dee! You have got to love a chemist protagonist who loves the periodic table! ;)
    Great review, Andrea! :)

  6. I thought I read the first book but now I'm thinking I didn't. Reader problems lol

    Karen @ For What It's Worth

  7. :) So glad you enjoyed this one, pal.

  8. I have seen this series around and I have heard plenty about it but still haven't read it. I'm so glad that the forth book in this series didn't disappoint and that you've enjoyed it. Great review, Andrea :)

  9. Just read Tangled and I can't stop laughing! Hootie was hating on it though and for a minute I felt like a jerk for enjoying it. But the jerk in me won! Love the first book!

    1. STFU BRAINE! I told you not to be ashamed! :-P

  10. I'm glad you liked this too :)

  11. I loved this one too! Matthew and Dee were so much fun. I loved Matthews relationship with The Bitch, With Mackenzie (she's hilarious!) and Drew of course. So happy to see you really liked this one too :)

  12. I've read all but Tamed. Drew and Kate are my favorite couple so far!!

  13. I really need to continue on with this series. I kind of got burnt out with all of the romances I was reading there for a while, so I backed off for a bit. I do plan to continue on with this series though. I'm glad to see it's still entertaining and fun. :)

  14. I really need to get started on this series. They sound so good and I think I'll love the characters. Great review.

  15. Loved Tangled. Can't wait for more.

  16. *hangs head* I think I'm like the last person to read this series. lol Everyone I know seems to have read them and just adored them. They do sound so flipping GOOD! I love when an author can make it a stellar read even with the reader knowing how it'll all turn out. Pretty awesome. Glad you had a good time with it Andrea!

  17. I have got to start this series. Wonderful review!

  18. I NEED to read it.... I just haven't yet!

  19. I have only read Tangled so far and loved it! Thanks for the giveaway!

  20. I love Dee's wild personality, and her and Matthew are really cute together. But Drew and Kate were first and are by far my favorite. <3

  21. I've only read the first book so far but it was so funny and enjoyable that I definitely plan on picking up the rest. Some of these books are a bit predictable knowing the couple will get together but it is still fun to see how it happened.

  22. I love Matthew and Dee! Great review babe. I agree completely.


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