Monday, February 10, 2014

Blog Tour Stop + Giveaway! "Entice" by S.E. Hall

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(Evolve Series #3)
Book Three in the Amazon Best Selling Evolve Series by S.E.Hall, Entice can be read following Emerge, Embrace and Entangled (novella) or as a stand-alone.

Sawyer Beckett does everything full throttle— he’s fiercely loyal to his friends, always the life of the party and impossible for the parade of women in and out of his bedroom to forget.
Surrounded by true love and happily ever afters, Sawyer's not sure if he's enhancing the what-ifs in his head, or if the goddess on stage that night really is worth the search and nagging in his chest.

At the most inopportune moment possible, Emmett Young comes "skipping" back into his life...and for the first time, Sawyer is the one left wanting more. But Emmett can't give her heart; it's already committed—for life.

The only one strong enough to bring the elusive playboy to his knees is the one he can't have. Luckily, Sawyer Beckett doesn't give up easily.

Mature subject matter and strong sexual content- mature audiences only recommended.

5 Stars!

If there is ONE book I recommend you read this month….let it be THIS ONE. Sawyer is amazing…..I really think this book was the book to lead up to. By this, I mean that I waited until NOW to read this series after I saw a teaser for Entice……and after all the books leading up to this one, this was literally the icing on the cake. It was superb! I fell in love with this series when I read Emerge; absolutely loved it….easy 5 star read for me. But, as I was going through the series and reading it, I got little glimpses of Sawyer and his personality, but also his little insecurities here and there. He has this bravado, this confidence about him that is irresistible….and the personality and wit to back it up. He’s also good looking and he has charm, and he always protects what’s his. Basically, he is a protective man with his own demons to battle.  But, he also questions things and in this book, we get to discover all that is Sawyer. Prepare to fall in love.

In the end of Entangled, we finally see the breakdown of Sawyer and the drive to find the one that has finally caught his eye….and cemented herself in his mind. Sawyer saw this beautiful girl and needed to get to know her….as in; he followed her at an event and went to go find her, but missed her. He tried and tried to find her and searched many placed and couldn’t locate her…until a most inopportune time, she walked right back into his life. The most embarrassing meeting ever….but, he finally sees her again.

Badass hair, cowboy boots and the face of an angel….she’s fucking Skittles-one package, every fucking flavor! ~Sawyer

It was not his ideal way to ‘find’ her, but he finally did….and walked away. That wasn’t a good first “meeting”, per se.  Thankfully, this meeting doesn’t define what it is to come….and what’s to come is an amazing love story like no other. I may have to admit to loving Sawyer (but I still love Dane!!). He is so true and so real….this story was an amazing story about a man trying so hard to do what’s right that he scares himself off.

Emmett Young was the one Sawyer wanted….the elusive one he sought after a brief encounter.  Watching him search for her and what he went through should say something….volumes! And it did, but Sawyer’s smart-assery comes into play as usual. No one gets to see the softer side of Sawyer….do they?

Oh, and I’ve definitely edged precariously close to actually growing a vagina. I can’t help it, I don’t want to help it; I fucking like her, a lot. I think about talking to her as much, if not more, than I think about sliding into her sweet body. Even I know, that means something. ~Sawyer

When Sawyer is contemplating more than just a one-night stand, you know something is up! Seeing Sawyer turn into this smitten man was a great adventure. Exploring this seemingly sensitive side to him was fascinating.  I already loved Sawyer for the excellent friend he was to everyone in The Crew, but seeing this softer side to him when it came to a woman was incredible.

Sawyer was trying really hard to get to know Emmett, and trying really hard to let her know that he wanted more than just friendship…..but alas, she was not having it. He was laying it on thick!!! But, poor Emmett, she had a secret that was for sure going to scare him off and she needed to keep him at arm’s length. She wasn’t going to allow herself to fall for Sawyer, only to have him walk away and leave her. She was so sure that he wasn’t going to stick around after he found out about her, so she wanted to be his friend, and nothing more. He was given some good advice by Kasey, and it was very fitting for Sawyer:

“You know,” he slaps on hand on my shoulder, “You can chase and chase a butterfly and never catch them. But if you stand still, they may decide to land right on you.”

Excellent advice….and Sawyer needed to listen. So, Sawyer decided to back off and friend Emmett; actually be there for her and get to know her. They played a get-to-know-you game with each other that was the sweetest thing ever, but it helped break down some walls and I loved it. It was so romantic and sweet. However, there was still a really big secret that Emmett was holding onto. My heart broke for her. She was hiding something, and I just wanted to hug her. Our own imagined fears block what can simply be phenomenal….we just have to let those fears go sometimes.

They end up spending a lot of time together and spending many nights together…..many. She would be in his arms and they would snuggle all night. Why was this relevant? Because Sawyer always “hit it and quit it”, never wanting a woman to stay overnight and sleep with him. But, it wasn’t for a lack of trying to get close to her. One scene I read was, to me, the perfect explanation for Sawyer waiting before he actually took her. It set the stage for me as to how thoughtful and sweet Sawyer was when it came to Emmett. She was different. She meant much more to him…

“Yes, I have fucked a lot of women. Yes, I would love to get lost inside of your sweet little body, but not like that. I want to know you, everything about you. I want to make love to you, which I’ve never done before. When I take you, it will be because you can’t wait another fucking second, begging  me to take you to a place where only you and I exist, a place where only I can show you I love your heart as much as your body, your mind and everything else that makes you you.”

Call me a sucker….but I was done for after that. Oh, he made me just *sigh*. This sexy side of Swoony Sawyer was so delicious…..scrumdiddlyumptious. Yes….that is my new favorite word to describe Sawyer. Tattooed, pierced….it all adds up to yumminess.  He fell head-over-heals in love with Emmett, and he was dead set on proving his worth to her and how much he wanted to be there for her. I really loved this side of him….I truly did. Seeing their relationship grow and develop into something beautiful was such a treat. Excellently written, your emotions thrive just as Sawyer’s and Emmett’s do. It was such a treasure.

After finding out Emmett’s secret and accepting that this is who she is and what she has to offer, he buckles down, steps up to the plate and is the man I knew he was. He was IT! I am sitting here, shaking my head….trying to figure out how to convey to YOU that this MAN was more than amazing. Sawyer is unbelievably marvelous, sinfully delicious and mouthwatering. The full package…literally.

Unfortunately, he gets caught up and loses sight of his goal….and he puts his relationship with Emmett to the test and makes some stupid decisions. Ones that are very hard to stomach for Emmett.

We see Sawyer throughout the entire series making sure Laney is ok….there is a certain protectiveness he has over Laney. He showed that he is an amazing and loyal friend to all The Crew, but we also got to see the softer side of him when Laney tries to talk with him and help him out.  Sawyer tries to push Laney away when she starts to ask how things are going with him and Emmett, but she only wants to be there for him……especially since they are roommates now. I loved seeing the whole crew pull together for Sawyer’s sake this time. He has always been the rock for everyone else and it was nice to see that he had really good friends that surrounded him.

Overall, this book is an amazing book….stupendous, wondrous, magnificent, powerful and phucking phenomenal.  Yes, I said phucking…..gets me by the Amazon meanies.  Anyways, this story is one for the record books…seriously, it takes you on a journey and you are feeling everything WITH Sawyer and Emmett. You aren’t looking in….you are there. I highlighted SO much in my book….it really made it difficult to narrow down any quotes. I LOVED THIS BOOK!

Excellent story. Excellent journey. Excellent love.

5 phenomenal stars….I don’t want this series to end. At. All.


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Evolve Series

(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.
A story of growing up, friendship, loyalty, first love, primal love...and life.


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(Evolve, Book 2)
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.

Embrace it.

Embrace, the second book in the Evolve Series by S.E. Hall, follows the characters from her debut New Adult romance, Emerge.


(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.


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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