Embrace (Evolve Series 2) Release Date: October, 2103
Embrace, the second book in the Evolve Series by S.E. Hall, follows the characters from her debut NA romance, Emerge.
Evan Allen is a handsome, athletic, southern gentleman…who now attends GSU, for no good reason.
No friends, a year of ineligibility on the football team and no girl, Evan is starting over alone. But certain members of The Crew refuse to let him face things by himself,taking him under their wing, and it doesn’t take the ladies long to notice him either.
Sometimes life doesn’t go as you had planned, it goes better.
17+ readers recommended for this N/A Coming of Age romance due to sexual contentsituations and mature language.
“Hello?” “Zach, don’t say my name,” I choke out, storming across the lot as fast as my shaking legs will carry me. “What’s wrong? Where’d you-“ his voice comes loud and worried through the phone. “Don’t say that!” I interrupt, God, how embarrassing. “Can you walk away from everyone and talk to me for a minute? Where no one can hear you.” My voice is nasally and obnoxious, getting on my own nerves. “Yeah Mom, hang on.” Zach- not a great actor. “Okay Laney, I’m by myself now,” he whispers. “I’m sorry I bailed on practice, and I’m sorry to bug you now, but I need a Zach of infinite wisdom fix real bad right about now.” “Let’s pretend I don’t already know what’s up your ass and you go ahead. It’ll give you a chance to vent.” Alright, so that almost makes me grin. “Basically, he just hung on that bitch in front of me just to piss me off, and it worked! Seriously? I don’t do that shit to him! Nothing I did was to purposely hurt him. How long did I absolutely torture myself NOT to hurt him Zach, huh? A long ass time!” I come up for air, waiting for him to tell me how right I am while I climb in my truck. “Laney, you know I love you, right?” This can’t be good. “Yes…” “Then you know it’s with love when I say this.” Dramatic pause that makes my skin crawl. “Get over yourself! I don’t care if he fucked her on the field and asked you to film it. You may not have meant to, but you destroyed that kid. He’s here with no friends, no girl and a new team. Sound familiar? He’s just trying to put one foot in front of the other every day, just like you did. You got your happily ever after, so back the fuck off and let him try to find his.” Well then. Zach-1. Laney-0. It hurts, not even gonna pretend it doesn’t, but his words are honest…and absolutely dead on. It angers me at myself for being the cause of such sad, but true words, describing the crushing of my Evan. It’s a lot to think on and I have to do that now, before I cruise right out of control. “You’re right Zach. That’s why I call you. I’ll always get the straight-up what I need to hear. Thanks.” “I luv ya Laney. Don’t be mad at me, but much like yourself, don’t ask for my advice if you don’t want it.” I chuckle, “God, if that isn’t the truth. You’re harsh, but right. I’m not mad, I swear. Now go coach! I’ll talk to ya later.” “Later Laney.” I hang up and stare out my windshield, pondering. Zach is right, I’m being a selfish bitch.
Cover Re-reveal of Emerge (Evolve Series 1)
Emerge (Evolve Series 1) Release Date: May 15, 2013
Laney Walker is a quick witted, athletic, southern tomboy who lets few get too close, using her sarcastic zingers to deflect. She also has no idea how others view her, Evan having protected and coveted her since they were children. But college puts a gap between Laney and Evan that neither of them were prepared for- old relationships are tested, new ones are formed and nothing will ever be the same.
Especially when in walks one Dane Kendrick, not at all the familiar, southern charmer of home, but an animal all his own.
A story of growing up, friendship, loyalty, first love, primal love…and life.
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I will have to be honest and say I love this cover the best if I had to choose between this one and the other one. It is beautiful and describes one of Laney’s favorite past times.
Laney and Evan have known each other almost their whole lives from the time he moved next door and “saved” her from a bully. Only she didn’t see it like that of course. Throughout the years they have grown close, became best friends, have done everything together, and even started to plan their futures together by going to the same college. Laney has been brought up as a tomboy and athletic type, and had her dreams set up to go to GSU. Evan, was the guy that treated you like a lady and had a football scholarship. During their Senior year they decided to start taking their friendship a step further. However, due to an unfortunate incident Laney does not get accepted ( you will have to read this dear readers to find out what happened) and is stuck going to a college closer to home and far away from her boyfriend Evan.
Obviously as you can tell many obstacles can lead to issues for long distant relationships and they decide to stay best friends. Laney makes friends who are known as “the Crew” and let me tell you I adore this group of people they are amazing and definitely care for each other as friends should be. It is here where we meet the gorgeous brother Dane, and let me tell you he is definitely who I would pick. The way he looks out and even treats Laney, without the pushiness makes me fall even more for him. However, Laney has to make up her mind between Evan (a boy she has grown up with, and has his faults) and Dane ( a man she has known for a short time) ! Love triangle’s are always the hardest because you find certain parts in each that are better with one than the other. I truly feel sorry for Laney and the decision she has to make because this could be one of the hardest in her life. After reading this and because of what I know I would pick Dane, for the way he made her feel inside and out, no not because of the material things i really think that he has fallen in love with her and wants all her dreams to come true. READ IT TRUST ME YOU WILL SEE WHAT I MEAN!!!!
Through the whole book you can feel what each character is going through, each of the emotional times I was involved with them. I literally finished this book within a day because I didn’t want to put it down. I would recomend it, the Author has written it beautifully and has put a lot of emotions in her writing and I am ready to jump into reading book 2.
My favorite Dane Quote:
“Last chance, Disney. Once I get a taste, I’m coming after you with everything I’ve got.”
S.E.Hall resides in Arkansas with her husband of 17 years and 3 beautiful daughters. When not in the stands watching her ladies play softball, she enjoys reading YA and NA romance.