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.
Title: Tamed (Tangled #3)
Author: Emma Chase
Release Date: July 15th, 2014
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**ARC provided in exchange for an honest review.**
By now I’m sure that we’ve all read Tangled and Twisted. While Drew and Kate’s story was being told, another was unfolding between their friends Dee and Matthew. If you’ve read the previous books then you already know what becomes of this precious couple; don’t let that deter you from reading Tamed because there is a whole lot that we were all yet to learn.
We are taken back in time with this book. Following the same timeline as Tangled, it begins when Dee and Matthew first meet. The sparks between these two characters is undeniable and it is thrilling to see their relationship unfold into what could be described as the opposite of the norm. While Matthew is ready to give himself wholeheartedly to Dee and change his eligible bachelor ways, Dee is determined to make sure that they only spend the one night together. What could possibly happen when Matthew just can’t get enough of her?
I’m a huge fan of Emma’s so it was inevitable that I would love this story. Her writing is different and fresh compared to some of the more conventional styles that you read in any book that you pick up. Instead of describing everything from an outside perspective, she draws you in by allowing the main characters to take on a life of their own. The characters were easy to love and the story was something I could read over and over again. The only criticism I have is that the book ended too abruptly. I was ready for so much more of Matthew and Dee, then there wasn’t any pages left. I just didn’t want it to be over.
Fans of the Tangled series are going to love this book. If you are a newbie to the Emma Chase Fan Club, make sure you read Tangled and Twisted before you read Tamed, just to get an insight of the characters, especially Kate and Drew. If you wish to surpass the previous books then you should be able to read Tamed just as you would any standalone novel. You also get an additional novella, Holy Frigging Matrimony, at the end of this book.
“This was the moment that would determine the rest of my life. And nothing after it would ever be the same.”
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.