So book number 8 in my Goodreads Reading Challenge is Tangled Up by Erin Nicholas.
‘Storm chaser Max Grady can already feel it: there’s a tornado coming to his hometown of Chance, Nebraska. Max is going after it, and the only person he wants by his side is police officer Bree McDermott, fellow adrenaline junkie, his best friend, and the woman Max has secretly been in love with for years. But when a close call with a tornado leaves them lip-locked, Max knows that the danger is only beginning.
Bree is always up for excitement. Her close and sexy encounter with Max is unlike anything she’s felt before, and she wants more. As they work together to help clean up Chance, the air between them crackles with sexual tension. But Bree has a tendency to look ahead to the next thrill, and Max knows it. Now they’re all tangled up as they chase the strongest force of nature on earth: love.’ (Thanks Amazon)
So book number two in the Taking Chances series is Tangled Up. I really enjoyed reading about Bree and Max, who I was first introduced to in Twisted Up which centred on their friends Avery and Jake. I do enjoy a book series which involves books that can be read as standalones, or as part of a series.
Max and Bree have been best friends forever, spending all their spare time together since they were children. After moving away, Max returns regularly to get his adrenalin filled moments with Bree as they spend holidays together skiing, sky diving and doing other crazy activities. What they don’t do though is spend quiet time together, going for meals, watching a movie…what is interesting about this novel is seeing some typical male/female stereotypes reversed. Instead of the female lead settling for what the male wants, in Tangled Up you see Max taking what he believes is all that Bree can give him – moments rather than a life together. Whilst I did find it somewhat annoying at times (sometimes Max just needed to take some control of the situation and go after what he really wanted), it was refreshing to see that it was a man in this position. Do not think however that Bree was an emotionless character – she is complex and really enjoyable to read about. I liked following her story as she discovered more about herself and what she really wanted from life. The evolution of characters in this novel is really based around Bree, but that evolution is believable as you follow her story.
I really do enjoy learning more about characters that are touched upon in other novels, and the Taking Chances series is no exception. I look forward to reading Turned Up when it is released in August!
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