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Reviewed by Jenny & Gitte
J&G: ✯✯✯ 1/2 Stars
DREW’S BACK! And he’s as irreverent, as funny, as unpredictable and as politically incorrect as ever! And boy had we missed this guy and his ability to unashamedly tell it like it is.
‘And every guy has a type. One man’s hog is another man’s hottie.’
It was great to be back with the whole gang again and join in on their crazy antics as Drew and Kate prepare for their wedding which includes a Bachelor and Bachelorette party, with their friends in Las Vegas. After all, their friends want to make sure they get a worthy send off before getting hitched.
Drew still retains that naughty boyish charm that made us fall in love with him, but he’s also grown-up and changed his outlook on some things (but thankfully not all) since we first met him in Tangled. A lot has happened in Drew’s life! Being a loving father and soon to be husband has Drew matured in some ways but remains the man-child in others.
‘It’s our golden rule. Our first commandment: Don’t wake the fucking baby. I’ll repeat that in case you missed it: DON’T WAKE THE FUCKING BABY.’
Blessed with the gift of insightfulness (Drew style) he enlightens us on many things not least of all his experience with oral sex. This guy definitely needs to write an instruction manual on that subject. Women (and men) everywhere would thank you for that little nugget, sunshine!
‘I like to call it cunning linguistics. You may know it as going down. Dining at the Y. Carpet munching. Having a box lunch. ‘
Hmmm yes Drew! We get your drift and you ins and outs (no pun intended) on the mechanics of such had us riveted!
Tied did at times feel more like an extra-long epilogue to Kate and Drew’s story more than a novel but it certainly was entertaining that’s for sure. There were some truly moving moments, a lot of times we giggled hysterically but unfortunately there were a couple of times it tended to drag.
The Tied meets The Hangover Las Vegas trip was a little underwhelming and though it gave us some laughable moments, because lets face it….letting Drew and the gang loose in Vegas was always going to have giggling and red faced moments, however this part of the story wasn’t the highlight for us and lost us a little along the way in these scenes as they became a tad tedious.
Where Tied shone for us was witnessing Drew’s interaction with James and his obvious love and enjoyment of fatherhood and his soul searing love for Kate. These two are true soul mates and it was through these scenes where we see Drew in the true moments of reflection on his life that made our hearts flip flop and left us swooning.
‘She gazes up at me – and I swear it feels like she’s seeing into my soul.’
The theme of love, friends and family, told through the eyes of one very humorous and gifted storyteller has been enjoyable that’s for sure. We’ve loved the characters and their story and although Tied didn’t give us the wow factor we had hoped, it was nice to have spent a little more time with them and we did savour the moments reuniting with them all.
**Reviewed off an ARC copy provided by the Publisher via Netgalley with thanks**
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