Jul 18, 2013

ARC Review: Entangled by Annie Brewer

EntangledAuthor: Annie Brewer
Publisher: Self-Published
Number of Pages: ebook

Before I get into the review of the actually story, I have to say that the cover of this book is absolutely GORGEOUS! I fell in love with it as soon as I saw it and I just simply adored it. I just knew that I had to read it once I saw it.

Here's the synopsis:
"Maddy Walker has lived a difficult life in a small town in Colorado. After losing her mother in a horrific car accident as a child, her father becomes nonexistent due to the aftermath. She has to pick up the pieces of her crumbled life and move on. For all intents and purposes she’s an orphan. But thanks to her best friend Andi and her family, she’s not completely alone; spending most of her childhood and adolescence with them. After turning 18, she and Andi move in together and she makes a decision to move forward with her life, working and putting her past behind her. Only, another tragedy hits her world and she must relive everything she has tried to forget.
Noah Parker is ready to move away from the busy New York City life…and his dark past where he is harboring a lot of guilt and pain. He just wants a fresh start and being the destructive bad boy in town is not a way to do that. He doesn't ever date girls; it’s all about sex for him. He figures if he could block his pain and bury it, it will go away. Little does he know, it never just goes away. Moving to a small town close to his aunt, he’s hoping for a good change.
What he doesn't expect, is to meet Maddy. She turns his world upside down. He finds himself wanting to get to know her, not on a sexual level but a deep, emotional one. It seems they have more in common than they ever imagined. And they are both having a hard time denying their attraction to one another. But the more time they spend together, the more they learn about themselves and that in order to move on, you have to learn to let go. Can Noah and Maddy make their growing relationship work together in the midst of more heartbreak and tragedy, or are their lives already too complicated as it is? In both Maddy and Noah’s POV, this is their story of loss, pain and learning to overcome it all-through love."

Okay that was a long synopsis but it does grab you doesn't it? This book was adorable, and I absolutely loved it. I had to stop in the middle of this for a few hours to read another book for a blog tour and it just killed me. I was itching to put my finger on the home button of my Kindle just so I could click Entangled and read it again. The wait was terrible but worth it.
“I wanna know Maddy Walker. The real one. The one who stole my heart.” 
Maddy Walker is a girl who was raised by her best friend's family. Her mom died in a car crash and her Dad neglected her because of her grief. Maddy's story is definitely a sad and hard one and it makes us long her as a character even more. We end up feeling more for her and getting to know her more. I absolutely loved Maddy. She's pretty much the coolest friend that anyone could want. She's nice, cool, funny, and has a killer voice. 

Noah is probably one of the coolest guys out there. He has the perfect face/body (Yum!). He has the greatest taste in movies and music, and he's pretty nice for the most part. He also used to be a player, but that's the only negative that I can think of at the time...
What? Did you say something? Sorry, I was a bit distracted by that hot guy over there named Noah.
“The more time I spend with you, the more my mind is cluttered. I'm not used to doing nice things for anyone but all I want to do is make you happy.” 
Noah also has had a tough life. His parents got a divorce because his dad didn't want kids, and the divorce drove his mom to become an alcoholic. Then a tragedy hits that hits him with guilt and pain and forces him to move out to Colorado where he finally meets Maddy Walker.
“And just so you know,” he whispers in my ear, “our first kiss will be an unforgettably, toe-curling, heart-stopping, leave-you-breathless kind of kiss. I promise.” 
The romance in this book was great. It took my breath away at some parts but at the same time it didn't seem far from achievable. This book could definitely give some tips to guys on how to act around their girlfriends. So all you guys...PICK UP THIS BOOK! All you girls should as well!  Honestly, I really enjoyed reading about all the chemistry that was between these two and it was even better that they weren't 17 or 18 year old teens. Maddy and Noah were in their mid-20s, which definitely changes things up a bit. Noah was so sweet in this book...
They would be cute babies too! My favorite part in this book would have to be around 70% of the book in which they go to New York. I won't say too much because I don't want to give a lot away but I was so happy at that moment. I am a born and raised New Yorker and I am proud to be. I absolutely love it there since it's such a beautiful, diverse place. This should definitely be a place where everyone should travel to.
If I had to find one flaw in this book it would be the length, and honestly that isn't even a flaw. I was sad when it ended but at the same time happy. This book might not even be that long. It could have been a 300 page book for all I know but for some reason it just seemed really long to me, but I definitely enjoyed it.

This is a definite must read for everyone. Though this book is meant for people 17 and up due to some language and sexual content. I enjoyed this book none the less. 

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars!!
*An ARC was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.


  1. I recognize that cover image. The same photo was used for the cover of "The Truth About You & Me" by Amanda Grace lol. Awkward.

    1. Many self-published authors that make their own covers use parts of already existing books to make their covers. :)