Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Blog Tour & Giveaway: Tamed (Tangled, #3) by Emma Chase

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Tangled #3
Emma Chase

Gallery Books

July 15th, 2014

Mature Content:
18 & Up


GR's Summary

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.

 Tangled Series:

Lindy's Review of Tangled Here

Mikki's Review of Holy Frigging Matrimony Here
Lindy and Mikki's review of Twisted Here

Lindy's Thoughts:

Tamed, by Emma Chase, was such a wonderful story!  I was thrilled to read Matthew and Dee's story.  It was a wonderful escape full of laughter, smiles, passion, romance, heartbreak, and healing.  I highly recommend this whole series!  Every book has been amazing, and has a way of lifting my spirits with the feel good quality that runs through the whole story.

Tamed is told through Matthew's point of view, and let me tell you, I loved it!  We get to learn his perspectives on romance, his friendship with Drew, his thoughts when he first met Dee, and how he fell madly in love with her, and realized that she was the one that he wanted to spend the rest of his life with.  Matthew was such a sexy and passionate man.  He had fallen madly in love once, and after having been left heartbroken, he changed.  He didn't indulge in relationships and romance.  He did one night stands and flings.  He wasn't as much as a player as his best friend, Drew, but he was pretty close.  Then, when he met Dee, she was a game changer.

Dee had been burned numerous times by boyfriends who cheated, stole, were abusive, and much more.  Her father abandoned her and her mother at a young age, and she had never met a genuinely good man in her life.  Therefore, she put poor Matthew through the ringer!  These two had such a light-hearted, fun, and unique relationship.  Matthew loved how free spirited, sassy, and honest Dee was.  He thought she was beautiful, and there was no denying the fact that the chemistry between them just continued to grow and grow.  However, when things started getting serious between them, Dee began to get scared.  She would push Matthew away, and he would chase her.  I was glad that eventually Dee realized that Matthew was a special man.  He was kind, honest, loyal, big-hearted, and a true gentlemen.

The characters in Tamed really make the story shine bright!  They are so rich, beautifully crafted, and realistic.  They speak to the reader on a deep level, as we all relate to the trials and tribulations that life can bestow upon us in the search for love.  I loved the deep threads of friendship and family woven throughout the story!   

My Rating:

Tamed was such a rich, feel good story!  It was extremely fast-paced, and laced with laughter, passion, romance, friendship, and love.  I give Tamed, by Emma Chase 4.5 Dynamic, Funny, Sassy, Colorful, and Romantic stars!  Read this little gem!  You don't want to miss out on such a beautiful, brilliant, and clever story!!!

My Favorite Quote:

     "Lust is easy.  Clear.  Exhilarating.  
     Love is messy.  Confusing.  Sometimes scary.  
     Lust is powerful.  Primal.  Driving.  
     Love is dubious.  Transitory.  It can f**k with your head." (eARC, Loc. 1942)


Mikki's Review

I have been waiting for Tamed for a long time! When I read Tangled for the first time (I read it so many times I lost count!) I fell not only in love with Kate and Drew, but also with all the other amazing supporting characters. I was extremely excited to find out that Dee and Matthew were getting their own book. They are both freakin' hilarious and lovable! Once again, Emma Chase does not disappoint! Tamed was sexy, fun and entertaining! Another awesome installment to the Tangled series, which is one of my all-time favorite series!

Tamed is all about Kate and Drew's best friends, Dee and Matthew, and how they fell for each other. If you have not read Tangled yet ... Stop! Stop! Stop! What you are doing and go buy it ASAP!!! To this day, I have never laughed so much in my life while reading a book! Drew Evans' POV is one you don't want to miss! When I started reading Tamed, which is in Matthew's POV, I was a bit worried. I was afraid that it was going to be too similar to Tangled. But, the more Matthew started talking to me, the more I fell in love with his unique personality and his tender heart. I can already hear Drew whispering to me ... ''I taught him everything he knows ... LOL!'' Dee is another character that caught my attention in Tangled. She made me LOL so many times! She's such a good friend to Kate and I loved how she got under Drew's skin! LOL!!! OMG! When those two are in the same room, I already know that the fun is about to start!

Like any other couple, Dee and Matthew have their ups and downs. Both of them have been burned by past relationships. We get to see a side of Dee and Matthew that I was not expecting. I got to see them grow has a couple, but also has individuals. They do get their HEA and I loved every single moment of their crazy fun journey! They had an awesome chemistry together and this was another great reading escape! We get to reconnect with Kate and Drew, which leaves me with an even happier heart and let's not forget two important characters; Lexie and Mackenzie, which are Drew's sister and niece. I love them to pieces!!! It was beautiful to see the friendship between Lexie and Matthew and the sweet moments he shared with Mackenzie. 

My Rating:

I give, Tamed, by Emma Chase 4.5 fantastic, page-turning, exciting, hilarious, sexy stars! I highly recommend this addictive series!

My Favorite Quotes:

''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.'' (eARC loc.1607)


''I brush my hand up her arm, over her shoulder, under her hair to the back of her neck. Then I kiss her softly. Tenderly. I worship her lips, venerate her tongue. It's wet and wonderful-the kind of kiss that makes you forget you're in a public place-or if you do remember, that makes you not give a flying f*ck.'' (eARC loc. 1666)


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About 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. 


  1. Wonderful reviews ladies! I would love to start this series, it sounds like an amazing one.

    1. Thanks Jenea! It is an amazing series! I hope you get to read it :)

  2. I love reading male POV. So excited to read this one.

  3. Great reviews! I can't wait to read this on!

  4. Great and lovely reviews!

    I really do have to get into this series! I have the first book; just need to get to it! :) And I love books that funny and feel good reads!


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