Type: Contemporary Romance
My Copy: NetGalley
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.
I need to start this review by saying the asinine time jumps are hard to follow. This book goes back to the timeline of book one and runs parallel to that story line. So as Kate and Drew are fighting and fucking, this book is happening at the same time. There…I said it…now onto the awesomeness I will try to convey…..
I drooled over book one. I friggin loved Drew and his bossy, chauvinistic, asshole self. Love. Him. I know some people will think I’m crazy but whatever…LOVE HIM. Book one rocked my socks off. In between book one and two there is a little novella-ish thing and I loved it too. Then book two came along and I really struggled to finish it. In that review I stated that something was lost by switching the POV to Kate and I still stand by that statement. Then book three, Tamed, shows up and I must admit, I was hesitant. POV changed again but this time to Drew’s friend Matthew and Kate’s friend Dee. We go back in time to the original timeline and start fresh…again (grr).
I adored this book so much more than I was expecting. While Matthew is no Drew he’s actually awesome in his own right. He’s a whole hell of a lot nicer, way more patient and just sweet. Dee is much crazier than he is and yet their attraction/chemistry was off the charts. Dee was the one resisting the pull so much, preferring to keep things from getting heavy because opening up to yet another person who has the ability to hurt her is completely unappealing. I love the typical role reversal scenario by making the heroine the one who is trying to resist. Matthew goes balls to the wall for her and he had me sighing in contentment at his obvious commitment to a woman who kept trying to push him away.
Once again I found myself cackling totally un-ladylike while reading the book. Seriously, I snorted so many times I lost count. Dee is really sassy and isn’t short with the comebacks when necessary. It made reading the book really easy and time flew. Before I knew it I was done and I was trolling the internets to find the release date for the next book. Chase has a creative, enthralling voice and Tamed is exquisite in its execution! Don’t miss picking this one up!
I give Tamed by Emma Chase 4.75 stars!