Book Review: Tangled by Emma Chase

18297707Title: Tangled (Tangled #1)
Author: Emma Chase
Published on: August 2nd 2013
Publisher: Gallery Books
New Adult | Contemporary

Drew Evans is a winner. Handsome and arrogant, he makes multimillion dollar business deals and seduces New York’s most beautiful women with just a smile. He has loyal friends and an indulgent family. So why has he been shuttered in his apartment for seven days, miserable and depressed?

He’ll tell you he has the flu.

But we all know that’s not really true.

Katherine Brooks is brilliant, beautiful and ambitious. She refuses to let anything – or anyone – derail her path to success. When Kate is hired as the new associate at Drew’s father’s investment banking firm, every aspect of the dashing playboy’s life is thrown into a tailspin. The professional competition she brings is unnerving, his attraction to her is distracting, his failure to entice her into his bed is exasperating.

Then, just when Drew is on the cusp of having everything he wants, his overblown confidence threatens to ruin it all. Will he be able untangle his feelings of lust and tenderness, frustration and fulfillment? Will he rise to the most important challenge of his life?

Can Drew Evans win at love?

Tangled is not your mother’s romance novel. It is an outrageous, passionate, witty narrative about a man who knows a lot about women…just not as much as he thinks he knows. As he tells his story, Drew learns the one thing he never wanted in life, is the only thing he can’t live without.

tempThis is the first book I’ve read from a man’s pov and it was an amazing experience. To think that the author who wrote this is a female, just wow. Hands freaking down.

I loved everything about this book! Especially Drew Evans, I mean, who would not love this man?

“He moved his trunk-like manhood toward the weeping petals of her womanly center.’

Who the f*ck talks like that?!”

At first he seemed really cocky to me. But then I started to fall for him, really fall for him. Drew Evans really knows how to get a lady fall for him. He’s really hilarious. I loved being inside his mind and I learned a lot from him!

“For those ladies out there who are listening, let me give you some free advice: If a guy who you just met at a club calls you baby, sweetheart, angel, or any other generic endearment? Don’t make the mistake of thinking he’s so into you, he’s already thinking up pet names.

It’s because he can’t or doesn’t care to remember your actual name.”

He was a womanizer until he met Kate Brooks. God, I admire this woman. She’s brave, smart, sexy and determined.

I also loved their banters. Really hilarious.

“Fuck you!”
She stalks back around my desk toward the door.
“Here? Now?” I look up at the ceiling, like I’m debating the prospect. “Well…okay. But be gentle. My couch is a virgin.”

Seriously, Emma Chase, you are freaking amazing. I loved the way you wrote this, it really feels like Drew is talking to readers. All in all, it was an awesomazing read. Tangled is funny, sexy, romantic and cute as hell.

Just a little warning: If you’re reading this in public, please don’t. Because they will think that you’re losing your shit for laughing so damn hard.

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Any thoughts? Leave a comment!! xo

Links: Goodreads | Amazon

DNF Review: Heartbeat by Elizabeth Scott

17258743Title: Heartbeat
Author: Elizabeth Scott
Publication Date: January 28th 2014
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Contemporary | Young Adult

Life. Death. And…Love?

Emma would give anything to talk to her mother one last time. Tell her about her slipping grades, her anger with her stepfather, and the boy with the bad reputation who might be the only one Emma can be herself with.

But Emma can’t tell her mother anything. Because her mother is brain-dead and being kept alive by machines for the baby growing inside her.

Meeting bad-boy Caleb Harrison wouldn’t have interested Old Emma. But New Emma-the one who exists in a fog of grief, who no longer cares about school, whose only social outlet is her best friend Olivia-New Emma is startled by the connection she and Caleb forge.

Feeling her own heart beat again wakes Emma from the grief that has grayed her existence. Is there hope for life after death-and maybe, for love?

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If you’re a big fan of Heartbeat, or any of Elizabeth Scott’s books, stop reading now. Just a review full of angry gifs and cursing because FEELINGS. By the way, this is my opinion and I’m entirely entitled to it.

Sorry. I can’t go on anymore. I don’t want to waste my precious time reading this book. There are a lot of better and amazing books out there than Heartbeat that I have not yet to read. Sadly, Heartbeat isn’t as close as amazing. Not even close.

I’m so angry. I’m still so fucking angry. I started reading this book last night, it was relatively short. Not bragging but I can read this short book in just 2 or 3 hours but after 84 pages of rolling my eyes, banging my head on the table, banging my head on the wall, pulling my hair out, gritting my teeth. . . I can’t stand it anymore. I gave up and I’m not guilty about it. In fact, I’m so happy that I did not continue  reading this book. But still thinking about this book makes me want to punch someone on the face.

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I’m kind of surprised that a lot of readers loved this book. I have nothing against them. I absolutely respect their opinions, I’m fine with that. But still. . . I’m shocked.

Anyway, let me explain why I didn’t like this book.

You know what? I have never encountered a selfish, dumb, stupid, and selfish protagonist in my entire life. Until, I met Emma. She’s so. . . mean, disrespectful, annoying. *throws every negative adjectives* I get it, I get that she’s grieving, she’s hurt, she misses her mother so much, she’s angry. I get it, I do. I really do. But to the point that she’d rather kill her baby brother than see her dead mother on a life support for only a few weeks.

AND WHAT MADE ME EVEN MORE MAD IS SHE CALLED HER BABY BROTHER ‘IT’!! SHE CALLED HER BABY BROTHER ‘IT’ EMMA, YOU FUCKING UNGRATEFUL  SELFISH BITCH UGGGGHHH

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She kept on saying that her mother doesn’t even want the baby, listen you fucking bitch, if your mom really doesn’t want the baby she could have get an abortion but she didn’t because he loved Dan so much and your baby brother. And that’s the point Emma missed. And speaking of Dan, I feel sorry for him because of all the things Emma did to him. Emma thought Dan doesn’t love her and her mom, I’m like. . .

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Is she fucking blind? Doesn’t she have feelings? Doesn’t she have eyes? ears? heart? EMOTIONS??!!!

IS EMMA FUCKING BLIND?

*DING DING DING*

Emma is absolutely fucking blind. Can’t she see that Dan loved her and her mother so much, he kept up with Emma, stayed with her, understand her even though Emma kept on shutting him off and disrespecting him. I mean, Dan could just leave her if he want to and just find someone to knocked up again but he didn’t because he loves Emma and her mom so much. I think Elizabeth tried to make Emma’s personality really angst-y, rebellious, heartbroken teenager that we’re supposed to pity, feel sorry or sympathize with but what came out is a selfish, pathetic, dumb bitch.

I’m so disgusted at Emma. So disgusted. I never felt this way. All I wanted to right now is kill her and dump her body in the ocean and just let the sharks eat her body. . Oh the pleasure. My hatred for her knows no bounds.

Also, I don’t care about the love interest because I smelled something that he too is like Emma. No. Give me a fucking break.

Is this book supposed to make me cry because it is sooooo emotional because dead mother, life’s falling apart, ‘selfish’ step dad because he wanted to keep his baby. . . Duh. Am I supposed to feel bad for Emma? Because life’s falling apart, dead mother, ‘selfish’ dad because he wanted to keep his baby. . .

BIG DUH. .

Heartbeat is not an emotional, gut wrenching, heart-breaking novel. This book is just pure hatred, hatred, hatred, and hatred. I think that emotion has been passed on me, I mean, look at where am I now!!!!

And I don’t even care if Emma changed at the end (because I’ve read some reviews that she did) No, thank you, no flying fucks to give anymore. Even thinking about that is impossible. There’s too much anger on Emma’s heart that changing quickly is sooo unrealistic. And clearly. . .

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You know what, I read a couple of bad books before but this book. . . Heartbeat is beyond bad. My first book of Elizabeth Scott and it was a disaster.

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No stars for Heartbeat because this book doesn’t deserve any. . . for me

*Arc received via Edelweiss*

Book Review: The Ruining by Anna Collomore

15715847Title: The Ruining
Author: Anna Collomore
Published on: February 7th 2013
Publisher: Razorbill
Psychological  | Young Adult

Annie Phillips is thrilled to leave her past behind and begin a shiny new life on Belvedere Island, as a nanny for the picture-perfect Cohen family. In no time at all, she falls in love with the Cohens, especially with Libby, the beautiful young matriarch of the family. Life is better than she ever imagined. She even finds romance with the boy next door.
All too soon cracks appear in Annie’s seemingly perfect world. She’s blamed for mistakes she doesn’t remember making. Her bedroom door comes unhinged, and she feels like she’s always being watched. Libby, who once felt like a big sister, is suddenly cold and unforgiving. As she struggles to keep up with the demands of her new life, Annie’s fear gives way to frightening hallucinations. Is she tumbling into madness, or is something sinister at play?
“The Ruining “is a complex ride through first love, chilling manipulation, and the terrifying depths of insanity.

tempI wanted to love this book. I almost thought I did but every time I think about it, the way it ended it makes me want to forget I ever read this. Am I too harsh? Sorry. Oh god, I hate writing negative reviews.

It started out really gooood. I swear to God it was really good at first. But then it suddenly became boring and melodramatic. And the worst was the ending, I felt like it was rushed out just to have a ”good” ending. The first half was good albeit kind of slow but it was necessary, necessary for us, the readers, to get settled in the story, to engulf the suspense, to get to know the characters but it was just too much after that half. It was boooooring, nothing happened, just the same repetitive things. That’s why I felt the ending was rushed because everything started to worked out really great for the main character. Don’t get me wrong, I am (well, not always) a fan of good and they live happily ever afters but I am not a big fan of not well thought out endings. Heck, I even like open endings better than endings that felt flat and was finished just-for-the-sake. You know what I mean?

I also hated Annie, the main character, all I wanted to do to her was smack her head for her to wake the fuck up. Her love and relationship with Libby was so creepy. I mean, your employer bullied you, wanted you to skip classes, and even forbade you from having friends, but she still liked her!

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She was head over heels in-liked with her employer. If I was her, I would fucking quit. It was really obvious that her employer was a psychotic dumb bitch.

I have no problem with Owen (Annie’s love interest) because He’s the fucking savior of the day! HOOOORAY. He fixed everything up, so there you go Annie and Owen you can kiss and live happily ever after.

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Warning: Possible spoilers (not really)

And there are a lot of things that were not answered. Like, how Annie’s mom did not recognize her voice when she called her. How is that possible?? I mean, she’s her mom after all, how the fuck did she not recognized her daughter’s voice! SOMEONE PLEASE TELL ME. And when Annie said she kept on calling Owen, but Owen said Annie never called him! I NEED TO KNOW WHHYYYYY. Was Annie really losing her shit? SOMEONE PLEASE TELL ME. *sigh*

So much plot holes.

To sum it all up, this book didn’t work for me AT ALL.  Just plain, boring and ridiculous mystery book.

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Links: Goodreads | Book Depository