Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Blog Tour Stop: "Emerge" by S.E. Hall

(Evolve #1)

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.

More than, and not just, a love triangle; a story of growing up, friendship, loyalty, first love, primal love...and life.

5 Stars

I had a very hard time putting down this book. In fact, my husband had to come into our room and literally take my Kindle away because I was neglecting a bunch of important things I HAD to do. True story. So yes, it's that good!

For the first time, during a "love triangle," the female character didn't piss me off with her indecision or confusion. I actually felt sympathy for Laney and understood her hesitations.  Evan was her best friend, her everything, since they were ten years old. He was the typical boy next door, hot, and an athlete. Very swoon worthy if I do say so myself.  He was all she ever knew. Finally, during their senior year in high school, Evan came clean regarding his true feelings for Laney. 

"Laney, you're that girl.. the one guys make up in their head when they put all the parts together to make one perfect girl." 

Everything was perfect... until graduation. Their plan to go to the same university went out the window.  Evan accepted a football scholarship to their dream university while Laney never got her acceptance letter.  
Being a very 'realistic' person, Laney decided to break things off (relationship wise) with Evan. But they still decided to keep in touch has best friends. 

At her new school, Laney meets her super awesome friends a.k.a 'The Crew' whom I absolutely LOVED! Their dialogue definitely added humor to the story line. One of those new friends, was the one and only, Dane - total opposite of Evan. Well, minus the smokin' hot part, of course. He had the not-so-boy-next-door thing going on.. in more ways than one. He was very sweet with Laney yet not too sweet when need be. *wink*

 "Um, Dane, have you been checking me out?" I blush. 
"Only when I'm breathing." 

Still having Evan in her life and now, Dane, Laney enters the emotional roller coaster of her life. And the way this book was written, I felt like I was right there with her.. right.. there.
Having ALL point of views through out the book was a huge plus! I connected with all the characters.. Laney, Evan and Dane. Which, now that I think about it,  in a way, it kind of made it worse when it came down to picking a side!!! hahaha! I went from Team Evan to Team Dane to Team Evan to Team Dane... all-through out-the-book

The things Evan said and did???  *sigh*

"I've waited half my life to take my princess to the ball, and it's been perfect. I want tonight to last forever, for everything to be that of her dreams."

"You never have to be without me, Laney, never. All I want is you; all I've ever wanted is you."

and then there was Dane.. *deep sigh*

"I want to take care of this girl, hold her, and make everything better. I want to be the reason she laughs, smiles, gasps.."

"You are a princess. I'll always see to that."

Holy mother of God!! Do you see??? For the life of me, I could not choose!!!! I love them both!!! oh, the pressure!!!! *even deeper sigh*

But yes, it all comes down to one. Laney... chooses... one
And OMG! that ENDING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
All I can say regarding that is.. my heart??? yeah.. it SUNK!!!!!! Like literally, SUNK all the way down to my butt! Because even thought there is no relationship cliffhanger, holy hell, there is a HUGE plot cliffhanger!! 


"I love you. I didn't know what that really meant until I met you. You were made to be my other half and I yours."

"Emerge" by S.E. Hall is a MUST READ! 



“Big Green Tractor”—Jason Aldean
“Ho Hey”—The Lumineers
“End of All Time”—Stars of Track & Field
“The Cave”—Mumford and Sons
“I’ll Be”—Edwin McCain
“9 Crimes”—Damien Rice
“Let’s Get Ready To Rumble”—Jock Jams
“This Year’s Love”—David Gray
“Hero”—Enrique Iglesias
“Flightless Bird”—Iron & Wine
“Collide”—Howie Day
“Talking To The Moon”—Bruno Mars

About the Author:
S.E. Hall

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.

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  1. Most amazing EVER!!! This one is definitely in my top 5!!! Totally agree about Laney...I felt for her and at no time was I annoyed at her for not being able to make a clear choice. That never happens for me in love triangle books!! Can't wait for book 2!