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Twisted

Auteur(s): Emma Chase
Narrateur(s): Charlotte Penfield
Série: Tangled, Livre 2
Durée: 7 h et 2 min
3 out of 5 stars (1 évaluation)

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Falling in love is easy. Staying in love is hard. In this heart-pounding follow-up to Tangled by New York Times best seller Emma Chase, Kate reveals that there is trouble in paradise, when unexpected circumstances force her and Drew to "renegotiate" their relationship.

There are two kinds of people in the world. The ones who look first, and the ones who leap. I’ve always been more of a looker. Cautious. A planner. That changed after I met Drew Evans. He was so persistent. So sure of himself - and of me.

But not all love stories end happily ever after. Did you think Drew and I were going to ride off into the sunset? Join the club. Now I have to make a choice; the most important of my life. Drew already made his - in fact, he tried to decide for the both of us. But you know that’s just not my style. So I came back to Greenville, Ohio, alone. Well, sort of alone...

What I've come to realize is that old habits die hard, and sometimes you have to go back to where you began before you can move ahead.

©2014 Emma Chase (P)2014 Simon & Schuster Audio

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Anger and Exasperation

This book was really annoying. The audio was good but the characters were so annoying ad childish. They really have issues and both need therapy. How can a whole book be based off a misunderstanding. Do you know the anxiety and the amount of stress it took to read those chapters without going straight to the end. It was frustrating. I also kind of prefer the male voice that read the first book but its also good to hear the story from both POV. Anyways yeah

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  • Au global
    3 out of 5 stars
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  • karen
  • 2014-04-09

I missed Drew's Voice - SO MUCH !!

Any additional comments?

Twisted begins two years after the end of Tangled, and it’s very different in many ways. It’s told from Kate’s POV instead of Drew’s. Smart and feisty, Kate can stand her own with Drew, matching whatever he’s dishing out. It’s one of the things that I love about her and this story. She is also the woman who finally made Drew understand that there was actually more to life than random meaningless hookups. Things are progressing for this couple which makes me happy - happy - happy. The heat is amazing between these two.…

Life is good for one of my most favorite couples until about the 30% mark…then...HOLY CRAP! Let me repeat myself…HOLY CRAP..... You'll have to listen to the book to understand what i mean :)

Over-all i did not enjoy this book as much as Tangled.. It came across lacking and i just couldn't connect to this story 100% -- think I was missing Drew's fabulous voice... Still - i am looking forward to the next installment... :)

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    2 out of 5 stars
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    4 out of 5 stars
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    2 out of 5 stars
  • momx4b
  • 2014-03-26

Annoying and disappointing

What happened to strong determined Kate? Apparently she was asking the same question. Hate is a strong word, but I hatd this story. I finished it because I wanted to give a complete review.

Issues:
1> No real plot just a bunch of pity-partying going on by Kate,
2> 10 chapters of one huge misunderstanding where Kate was just as much to blame as Drew. When did lying become dismissable? Why wasn't her fault emphsized more in the story to everyone? It all started with her lie. Seriously this was almost juvenile.
3> The misunderstanding was stupid that it should not have taken 10 chapters to address. It made me fall out of love with this couple.
4> It felt more like an opportunity to highlight Kate and Billy Warren's relationship with all the flashback and him being there. He wasn't all that great of a guy either so to now try to give him some friend with benefit redeaming quality WT*. Kissing? Really. Whose suppos to believe it's truly over if you would still kiss. Perhaps that is the backdrop for DeeDee story in Tamed.

The 2 stars are for chapters 1-5.

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    2 out of 5 stars
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  • BluBumbleB
  • 2014-03-28

SNOOOOOOOOOOZZZZZE

OMG, what went wrong with this story?!?! The only saving grace was the epilogue. The first 6 hours of this book I mentally tried to speed it up to get through the agonizing storyline and get to the point, and finally the epilogue begins and I was laughing out loud until the credits. Charlotte Penfield's voice was like a sedative. It may have been her pace rather than her actual voice, or maybe the combination of the two. I LOVED the first book, in fact I listened to it twice, so disappointment is an understatement for what I felt throughout the majority of this book.

The first book was good enough that I'm not totally deterred from this author, but, I'll probably wait for a sale.

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    4 out of 5 stars
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    3 out of 5 stars
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    4 out of 5 stars
  • Emerald Gordon Wulf
  • 2015-01-06

Not as bad as everyone makes it seem

If you could sum up Twisted in three words, what would they be?

Surprising, mildly boring

What was one of the most memorable moments of Twisted?

Billy singing to Kate

What three words best describe Charlotte Penfield’s voice?

Decent, natural, fitting

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Not particularly.

Any additional comments?

I stayed away from this book for a long time. Reviews were terrible. I heard Drew was a jerk, Kate was whiny, I went in expecting to hate it. Yes the plot is based on a misunderstanding caused by Drew jumping to the wrong conclusions. But the results aren't that bad. From what people said I thought there was cheating involved. If that's keeping you away, don't worry. It's just a kiss. Don't get me wrong, he still acts like a jerk but it's just not as bad as it sounded from reviews. Kate also didn't bug me. I didn't find her whiny or obnoxious. Just a little boring.

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    4 out of 5 stars
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    4 out of 5 stars
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    4 out of 5 stars
  • Colleen
  • 2014-03-27

Somewhat unbelievable...

What made the experience of listening to Twisted the most enjoyable?

I thought they narrator did a great job of Kate and as always I enjoy listening to Sebastian York.

What did you like best about this story?

I enjoyed the characters and their chemistry together, but I did find the story line to be somewhat silly and childish. These characters are close to 30, professional people and have been together for two years yet the entire book is based on a complete misunderstanding that could have been easily resolved with a five minute conversation.

I can't imagine a solid, mature relationship ever going through something like this.

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    1 out of 5 stars
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    1 out of 5 stars
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    1 out of 5 stars
  • Ex-Student
  • 2014-03-27

*sigh* series ruined

What disappointed you about Twisted?

The narrator either naturally sounded like a moron, or decided she would act Kate's role as one. It was intolerable.

Has Twisted turned you off from other books in this genre?

No

How did the narrator detract from the book?

ABSO-FRIGGIN-LUTELY! Although to be fair, the book was frustrating in and of itself.

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    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
  • K. Ziegler
  • 2014-03-27

Love the POV of Kate

This book is so much fun. Love the relationship between Drew and Kate. The first book is told from the POV of Drew and this one is Kate. Found myself laughing throughout the book. Plus Sebastian York does the ending.

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    3 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
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    2 out of 5 stars
  • Elizabeth
  • 2014-03-31

A Scanty Follow-up to Tangled

Emma Chase’s second installment in the “Tangled” Series fell short of my expectations. “Twisted” as told through the eyes of the leading lady, Kate and is narrated terrifically by Charlotte Penfield This is the continuing story of Kate and Drew two years later. I couldn’t wait to get my hands on this, and perhaps my expectations were too high, since I gave 5 stars to Book 1.

Although I plan to continue looking forward to Emma Chase’s next audible, I only awarded Twisted an overall 3 stars, mainly because the narrator did such a good job with the material.

Throughout this novel, I found myself frustrated to the point of irritation with the NUMEROUS, (twisted) misunderstandings between the two main characters. It was, in my opinion overkill, because while the reader is supposed to envelope the “love” between Kate and Drew, their lack of faith and miscommunications bordered on the ridiculous. While Book 1, “Tangled” was funny and entertaining to read, “Twisted” was more of a “ugh…give me a break” read.

I’m on the fence with this one. Given the option, I probably would have to listen to it myself, and therefore making it credit worthy, however, I think you would be able to go into Book 3 without it. So, my vote is not worth the credit. Sorry.

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    4 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Lori Hanson
  • 2016-02-27

Having read the reviews, I put off buying this one

Any additional comments?

Possible spoiler alert.

I'm usually not a fan of what I see as unnecessary confusion, so I wasn't convinced I wanted to read this one; maybe it would be a waste of time. I was pleasantly surprised to find that I couldn't put it down. I really wanted to get to the part where Drew and Kate finally realized their mistakes; then the HEA I knew was coming. (I knew this because I'd skipped to the next books in the series.) The important part here is that the writing and the storytelling kept me enthralled even though I knew the HEA was inevitable.

I really wanted to tell them that my husband and I might have long, drawn-out "discussions" about something, but it's the only way we came to understand each other. After 20 years, those conversations are fewer and farther between because we have a good understanding of each other. Things are easier now and our newly married children get annoyed at how easily we beat them at Taboo! I guess Drew and Kate learned that you can't skip to the part where fewer words are necessary.

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    2 out of 5 stars
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    1 out of 5 stars
  • Regina Huricks-Trapp
  • 2015-09-04

Predictable

Outside of the last chapter which reminds you of the fun ,funny ,hilarious view point of the male; the rest was banal, predictable and frustrating

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