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Twisted

Emma Chase

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In this won’t-let-you-go sequel to Tangled by New York Times

bestseller 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. 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. Sort of. .

Because I've realized that sometimes you have to go back to where you began before you can move ahead.

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By day,
Emma Chase
is a devoted wife and mother who resides in a small, rural town in New Jersey. By night she toils away bringing her colorful characters and their endless antics to life. 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 an absolute dream come true.

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Fans are talking, texting, and blogging about Emma Chase

and her
New York Times
and
USA Today
bestseller

Tangled

First in the sweet and sexy trilogy that includes

Twisted
and
Tamed

Chosen as one of
Goodreads’s 200

Most Popular Books of 2013

“Emma Chase will keep you enthralled and captivated. A brilliant

5 star read!!!!” (Neda,
The Subclub Books
) • “A brilliant, out-of-this-world hysterical, swoon-worthy five stars. Emma Chase’s unforget-

table characters are absolutely beyond compare. One of the best

reads of 2013.” (Tessa,
Books Wine Food
) • “It was absolutely amazing! Drew Evans is hands down my favorite leading man.” (Liz,

Romance Addiction
) • “A 5-heart read. It’s perfection in a book.

RAWR hot, hilariously funny, and a romance so good you won’t

want it to end.” (Tamie & Elena,
Bookish Temptations
) • “
Tangled
is panty-dropping, outrageously funny, and overwhelmingly lovely. I

finished it in nearly one sitting because I had to know more of Drew and Kate.” (Angie,
Smut Book Club
) • “Witty and hilarious insight into a man’s head. I fell in love with Drew Evans’s playful and cocky attitude and I will never forget him. . . . A sexy hero.” (Lucia,
Reading Is My Breathing
) • “The characters are insanely hilarious! Drew had my sides splitting and in stitches with his witty and undeniably competitive personality! The funniest and most creative book told

by the male point-of-view. You will not be able to put this book

down!” (Stephanie,
Romance Addict Book Blog
)

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1. Substance abuse—Fiction. 2. Relationship addiction—-Fiction. 3. Lifestyles—

Fiction. 4. Life change events—Psychological aspects—Fiction. 5. Solitude—Fiction. 6.

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Prologue

Women walk a fine line.

Prude.

Slut.

Bitch.

Doormat.

Defining who you are to the outside world is a constant bal-

ancing act. It’s exhausting. But for some womenthere is an occa-

sional out. An excuse that lets them say what’s really on their

minds, allows them to forgive even if they know they shouldn’t,

and pushes them to indulge all those nasty little fantasies—without the scarlet consequences.

Alcohol.

It can give the courage to talk dirty and the permission to go

home with the bartender.

It’s the alibi. The cover story.

It wasn’t really you—you were possessed by Captain Morgan

and the Grey Goose.

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E m m a c h a s E

Unfortunately, I have a very high tolerance for alcohol.

Sucks to be me.

In all our years together, Billy was never able to drink me

under the table. Not once. Maybe it’s because I started drinking at a young age. Maybe I was just born that way.

Regardless, it takes a lot to get me buzzed and even more to

get me drunk.

That’s why, back in the day, I preferred pot.

Much more efficient.

Yep, you heard me right. Kate Brooks—pothead extraor-

dinaire. Me and the Grateful Dead? We could’ve been bestest

friends. Weed courage is what made me brave enough to get my

tattoo.

But, sadly, those days are over. As I started business school, I

realized the consequences of getting caught with a controlled sub-

stance were just too high.

So now I stick to legally sanctioned drugs only. Mostly wine.

Drew and I drink it nightly, just to unwind. And once a week

we have kind of a date night—a special night. We cook together.

Drew is a big fan of the fajitas. We drink and talk and drink some more.

Tonight we drank a bit more than usual. So, even though I’m

not wasted in the literal sense, my limbs feel loose. Relaxed. Just like my inhibitions.

have I got your attention? Excellent.

Open a window, ladies and gents—it’s about to get hot in here.

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We’re in bed.

I’m on my back. And Drew is between my legs.

Well—his face is, anyway.

“I love your pussy.”

I moan, and he reinforces his words with actions. he’s big on

actions.

Wet, worshipful actions.

“I could fucking live down here.”

he picks up his pace, and before you can say “Slap me with a

riding crop,” I’m pulling on his hair and screaming his name.

Moments later, Drew smirks proudly and crawls up my body.

My limbs are lazy from the wine—and the orgasm, of course. All

around, there’s a pleasant haze, a mist of numbness, making every-

thing seem dreamlike.

And then we’re kissing. And heat spreads throughout my body like

an electrical current, bringing me back.

Making me feel how real this is.

I rip my mouth from his and whisper—the alcohol making me

brave—“Drew . . . Drew, I want to try something.”

That gets his attention. “What do you want to try?” his tongue

glides over my nipple.

I smile and bite my lip. “Something new.”

he raises his head. his lids are adorably heavy. “I like new.”

I chuckle and push him off me, then stand up and make my

way toward the dresser—bumping into the nightstand as I go.

“Excuse me.”

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E m m a c h a s E

I open the top drawer and pull out two pairs of handcuffs.

Delores got them for her post-wedding bachelorette party, but she

already had a pair.

Don’t ask.

I swing one around my finger. My sexy strut back to the bed

is almost ruined as I stumble on my four-inch heels, and I giggle.

Drew rises up on his knees. he looks hungry, like a starving

lion eyeing up a juicy steak that’s just out of reach.

he moves to take the cuffs from me, but I push him away.

“On your back, big boy.”

I know what he’s thinking. Can’t you almost hear him?

“Mmm . . . Kate wants to run the show? Interesting.”

he backs up and brings his wrists to the posts of the head-

board. I circle his wrists and lock the half moons in place.

Click.

Click.

he gives each one a tug, testing it out, as I rest on my heels

beside him, my eyes smoothing over the rippling naked perfection

that is Drew Evans.

Beautiful.

“You plan on doing something? Or are you just going to stare

at me all night?”

I look up at him. And his eyes are eager, daring me to bring it

on.

Oh, I can bring it. Don’t ever doubt that.

I lift my chin proudly and bring my hands between his thighs.

Rubbing and massaging his balls slowly. I slide my hand up his

already hard cock, gripping it tight—the way I know he likes—

before giving it a few firm pumps.

Drew’s chest starts to rise faster.

Interesting indeed.

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And before you ask, no, I wasn’t always this way. This adven-

turous.

Bold.

My entire sexual relationship with Billy involved two levels:

shy and mundane. hesitant and rote. And that’s just where it

stayed. It was only after Drew that I realized how much Billy and I were holding each other back.

In sex—in life.

In each other’s eyes, we would always be Katie and Billy. Imma-

ture. Dependent. Forever young—like that Tuck movie about the

fountain of youth.

Then Drew Evans came into my life, and the outspoken,

demanding, and yes, horny woman who had been growing inside

me for a decade was set free. At least in bed.

his bed.

I bend at the waist, ass in the air, and take his length in with

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