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 since Evan, her best friend, has 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.
N/A Coming of Age- MATURE audiences.
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.”
Evan Allen is a handsome, athletic, southern gentleman who now attends Georgia Southern University for no good reason.
After what he expected to be the romantic gesture of the century, Evan is looking at no friends, a year of ineligibility on the football team, and no girl.
He’s starting over alone and doesn’t know quite how to proceed. 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. Sometimes it goes better.
Even though I was for Dane in Book 1, I do have to feel sorry for Evan. He has lost almost everything including the girl he has known most of his life. However, in this second part we get to know more of Evan and he even has a second chance at love possibly. You read in this from his and also Dane’s point of view, definitely a different outlook than from Laney’s. I think everyone deserves a second chance, don’t you. Even though he still I think these covers are so gorgeous. S.E Hall is definitely a great author and is capable of writing anything that she desires in my opinion and can write from a women and a man’s point of view. I love the way that she is able to take any character and friendships that she weaves in the book to make her readers want to continue the journey and you can really connect with them. She brings to you romance, friendship, and the daily lives of the Crew. I would definitely recommend this series to everyone that is looking for a read! Can’t wait to read book 3 and continue with the amazing friendships and fun they bring to you
I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review!
Things heat up, and not just the Georgia summertime, when Dane and Laney go head to head over plans for her new duplex. But Laney’s got his number, and knows just how to coerce her bossy, domineering man. Spend the summer with the gang and find out…just how many is a crowd?
The members of the Evolve Crew are getting older; so is the content. Mature audiences recommended.
Optimal reading order: Emerge, Embrace, Entangled
This is a sweet novella and let me tell you the author has not let you down with this short written book. While the time has started to pass us by a bit, Dane is still my thought of perfect combination between a sweet and sexy man. And also apparently for Laney, the author shows us the affection between both Laney and Dane throughout her stories and it definitely is hot in this one, but what is the hold up. That is what I am wondering, yes he is a little older than her, but she knows what she wants, yet he seems to be holding out!!! I love how the author keeps all of the crew involved in the story, specifically in this one Parker and Hayden while they are getting ready for their wedding. Definitely can’t wait until book 3 of the series and hope to find out the questions on what is going on with Sawyer because as of right now my heart is slowly breaking because he is definitely not the same fun person that you have seen. Lets just say you have got to read this series to understand these characters and form the bond that I have with them.
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.
S.E. Hall is giving away 2 paperback of Emerge and 1 Dane Keychain and 1 Evan Keychain