Dee defends a horrible chick flick suggestion. “I like best friend movies—they’re very empowering. Thelma and Louise, Beaches, Steel Magnolias—that one’s my favorite. I always imagine me and Kate like Ouiser and Clairee when we’re old.” “What’s a Steel Magnolia? More importantly, what the fuck is a Ouiser?” She looks simultaneously surprised and appalled. “You’ve never seen Steel Magnolias? Are you even human? It was one of Julia Robert’s first movies.” I throw up one hand as I object. “No—no frigging way am I watching Julia Roberts! Drew went through a whole year of Julia Roberts as a kid and he still hasn’t recovered. To this day, Pretty Woman quotes come flying out of his mouth uncontrollably. Not happening.”The tail end of Dee's first encounter with Alexandra aka The B***h. Drew's sister and surrogate sister to Matthew. I admit to being a big fan of Alexandra.
She puts her hands on my shoulders and kisses my cheek, “I have to get going. Good luck—you’re going to need it.” Before Alexandra leaves, Dee offers, “I hope the next time we meet, it’ll be under better circumstances.” And Alexandra responds, “I seriously doubt we’ll be meeting again. Matthew’s sweet—not stupid.” She grabs her purse and walks down the street. Dee and I watch her go. Almost to herself Dee says, “Is she always that much of a bitch?” I smile. “It’s what she does.”My thoughts on TAMED.... TAMED is Matthew and Delores’ love story that runs simultaneously to Drew and Kate’s from Tangled. Matthew and Delores aka Dee Dee are Drew and Kate’s best friends. Dee Dee is a chemist with a penchant for dressing like a stripper just to throw people. Dee grew up in a unique way that has led to her unconventionality. She’s brazen and brutally candid. Her loyalty to the few she loves knows no bounds, add her personality and her chemical knowledge to that and you have one beyond scary individual. However, you can’t help but like her. Matthew is handsome, charming, witty, and urbane. He comes from a privileged background but wasn’t raised with a sense of entitlement. His character makes him the perfect foil and match for the flamboyant Delores. Dee’s past has convinced her that HEA isn’t doable for her so she’s good with a night or two. She’s closed off her heart and balks at any mention of long term. Matthew’s a player who’s lost interest in the game since meeting Dee. He’s never met or even imagined a woman like her. Let’s be honest, few of us have. How does a recently reformed player convince a woman who has her heart on lockdown and one foot out the door that there is such a thing as forever love and HEA? You’ll have to read TAMED to find out. If you loved Tangled you aren’t likely to be disappointed with TAMED. Ms. Chase has another winner on her hands with TAMED. I didn’t think anything could come close to the humor, fun, and wit of Drew’s POV in Tangled but Matthew holds his own easily. Ms. Chase either has a great group of guys she calls on or is really in touch with her inner male because Matthew and Drew ring so true. In all honesty I’m discovering a strong preference for the male POV lately thanks to her mastery. Though third in the series, TAMED can be read as a stand alone but seriously, why would you want to deprive yourself of all the hilarity, hotness, and love that happens concurrently and is relayed so enjoyably by Drew? Trust me, you don’t.
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. Some of Emma's favorite quotes from Tangled - "You are making me crazy!" "Crazy like you want to rip my shirt off again?" "No - crazy like the itch of a yeast infection that won't go away!" "And I will be damned if Kate Brooks is going to walk her ass in here and take that away from me. No matter how fine of an ass it may be." "Words are cheap. Actions win wars. Actions heal wounds." "It makes me want to kiss her and strangle her at the same time. I've never been into S&M. But I'm beginning to see its benefits."