(Evolve, Novella 2.5)
(Evolve, Novella 2.5)
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.
FUN! SEXY! AWESOME!
Oh my! Dane and Laney... Sighhh
I have been completely in love with Laney and Dane since reading Emerge. I honestly didn’t think it was possible for me to love these characters more than I already did, but Entangled proved me wrong.
Seriously, S.E. Hall never fails to suck me in to her books right from the beginning. At 5% into this book my giggle box was getting a serious work out and I was fanning myself at the same time. *Feel all the feels.* To say that things got hot and heavy quickly would be an understatement.
“The man is a degree of hot and sexy that cannot be measured and I’m instantly aflame, tingly and wanting, every single time I look at him. And when his dominating stare is fixed on me, telling me I’m helpless to stop him when he wants me this badly, my ability to move, think, or possibly resist leaves me. I am but his for the taking, whenever and however he wants.”
“Can I get an amen?”
It is evident in this book that the relationship between Dane and Laney is still growing and developing. Both of them are beginning to realize that relationships take work, you have to give and take, revisit and revise. Even though they are in love with each other, there are still things to work on and to figure out. The overall concept of their relationship is relatable to real life relationships, it isn’t perfect but it isn’t a disaster either.
“Relationships are about compromise, I know this. Love is patient, love is kind, blah, blah, blah, but this woman is literally gonna turn me into a saint…or kill me. I’m not sure which will come first.”
“The storm outside should know it’s met its match, because the force here on the inside is unbeatable, the current between Laney and I one to be reckoned with.”
One of the things I love the most about S.E. Hall’s books is her ability to make me care as much about the supporting characters as I do the main characters. I always find myself wanting to know more about all of them. Her books draw me in and I connect with the characters like they are my friends in real life.
Humor is something that S.E. always does the right way! Her comic relief in her books is absolutely perfect. I love it when books can portray seriousness but still find ways to make me laugh as well. Comic relief in super important to me as a reader.
Leave it to S.E. Hall to go straight from an ultra-romantic love note to a sex toy party.
The BYOB party in this book was LAUGH OUT LOUD funny.
“She broke her See You Next Tuesday and can’t walk.”
“Tingly gel is no Bueno.”
“It’s a snuggle and talk about your feelings night, bro.”
Sawyer. I LOVE SAWYER. I absolutely cannot wait to get more of his story. Though he didn’t show up much in Entangled, he made an impression when he was around, just like he always does, in true Sawyer style.
Overall, I loved this novella. Honestly, it made me sad that it ended so quickly. I am very connected to “the crew” in the Evolve series and I can’t wait to read what happens next.
***ARC was provided in exchange for an honest review.
“I’m kidding you, Ben. He’s cute, probably thirty, blond hair. Seemed very nice.” I shrug, heading to the kitchen in search of the wine I had planned. “Why do you care anyway? You and Tate okay?” “Of course we are—perfect. I was just curious. I’d simply rather have some eye candy in the hood than,” she contemplates, “well, than not.” “Slut,” I cough into my hand, trying not to laugh. “Only a look slut, I never touch. I love my Taterbear.” “Taterbear?” I snort, slamming the fridge door shut and bugging my eyes out at her. “I think I just threw up in my mouth a little. How am I supposed to look at him now?” “Oh, hush.” She pushes on my shoulder, her cheeks now the color of her hair. “Don’t you and Dane have bedroom names?” “Oh my God, Bennett! You call him that in the bedroom?” I’m nearly shouting now, bent over with my hands on my knees, bracing my body’s full-gut laughter. “Please stop talking, my ears are bleeding!” “You’re so mean, Laney,” she whines, “I’m never telling you anything ever again.” “Thank God!” I wheeze out, still hee-hawing at her. “Come on, bitch, grab your glass and I’ll give you the grand tour. If you can compose yourself long enough,” she says haughtily, and I think I hear a muttered “skank” as she leads us down the hall.
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.
(Evolve, Book 2)
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.
Sometimes life doesn't go as you had planned. Sometimes it goes better.
Embrace, the second book in the Evolve Series by S.E. Hall, follows the characters from her debut New Adult romance, Emerge.
About the Author:
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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