3 VEGAS PARTY STARS ★★★
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But Kate did the impossible. She changed all that—she changed me. I think we can all agree I was pretty frigging awesome before . . . but now I’m even better.Oh boy...unpopular opinion coming through. I may need to go into hiding a while after this one LOL.
Tied takes place approximately a few years after Tangled withDrew & Kate's wedding day dawning on them soon. Told entirely from Drew's POV (yay!) and with the addition of their baby boy James, we get to see a different side of Drew as he enters fatherhood.
And of course, no wedding day is complete without themandatory bachelor/bachelorette party and what better place to do it than in the Sin City itself.
"Besides, I think you should enjoy the good times while they last. I did. I have a feeling things are going to get real crazy—real quick—from here on out. ’Cause our next stop? That’s Vegas, baby. And there’s a reason it’s called Sin City."
Well when I heard that we're getting back Drew's POV and we all know how much we LOVE hearing that arrogant, cocky man going all crude in his mind palace back in Tangled, I just couldn't wait to get back in his head again! Even more after reading the other rather disappointing books in the series, I was hoping this one would redeemed it all. So when I started it, I was getting all:
And it was really off to a great start! Being back in Drew's head after what seemed like centuries had me literally LOL-ing for a good 30 minutes or so and even as he entered fatherhood, his knack of saying the most ridiculous stuffs was still ever present.
“What do you want, James?” My voice has a frustrated edge. “You’re dry, I’m holding you, I’m trying to feed you—what the hell do you want?” I walk back to the kitchen and grab the checkbook off the counter.
“Will money make you happy?”
Ridiculous—yes, I know. Don’t judge me.
“I’ll give you ten thousand dollars for four hours of sleep. I’ll write the check out right now.”
But the problem starts kicking in for me when the story shifted to Vegas.
From here then on, I felt that the story kinda fell flat for me. Don't get me wrong, there were some great funny scenes involving the guys but after a while, I really couldn't be bothered and ended up skimming through a lot. I wished that we could have seen the bachelorette side instead of solely focusing on the bachelor side.
Not that I was particularly fond of Kate's POV in Twisted but I thought it would have been a great touch to the book and allowed the book to diversify. After all, it is Drew & Kate's wedding, not just a one sided affair.
Also the Vegas storyline didn't do much to excite me and there was nothing extraordinary done to shake things up a little. From the first half of the book, it sounded almost like Drew implied something big was gonna shake them up prior to the wedding. And when we do finally get to that part, I was left underwhelmed and a little cheated.
And don't get me started on Delores, I wanted to slap that woman silly a few times LOL. But in a way, I'm glad her appearance was kept rather minimal in this one & didn't annoy me too much. Also I missed little Mackenzie and the darn things she used to say! Now that she's grown up, looks like lil James took over her role for saying the darnedest things (how cute was the "poosy" scene?!) :D
Overall, I thought it was a still a really sweet fun read to finally tie up Drew & Kate's story. Liked it but didn't love it. I'm glad that Emma didn't deviate too far with Drew's character eventhough he's starting to show a more tender side with James now, so plus points for that! The epilogue was a sweet loving one which made me happy that these two finally got their official HEA ♥
Would still recommend it if you need a good dose of laughter and a fix of Drew's dirty offensive mind palace.
Sadly this book has put an end to my winning streak of reads in the past week. Looks like all good things must come to an end :(
Sidenote: I almost felt cheated having spent almost $8 on this read. Especially the fact that I finished this in 2 hours..damn.