Sunday 1 September 2013

A Review for Emerge (Evolve Series #1) by S.E. Hall

Posted by Donna 
Release Date: May 15th, 2013
Finished Date: August 20th, 2013
Publishers: Self - Published
Source: For Review
Format: Kindle 
Pages: Unknown
Buy: Amazon UK / Amazon US /

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.

Mature content.

The Review: “You are magnificent. Thank you for waiting for me, for this. I love you. I didn't know what that meant until I met you. You were made to be my other half and I yours.”

Well, I totally didn't expect that! This book went in completely the opposite direction I was expecting it too, but the result was so fantastic. 

Emerge starts with Laney and Evan, who have been best friends for years. Laney has always hoped for more from Evan but doesn't want to risk telling him, in case it ruins their relationships. However when Evan makes it clear he has feelings for her, Laney is finally living her dream, but like all dreams they end when the realisation of living miles apart sets in. Then Dane Kendrick walks into Laney's life and she's suddenly faced with the decision of loving two boys but not wanting to lose either of them. Who does she choose?

Emerge really surprised me. I was totally Team Evan and then, Dane walks in leaving me completely torn between the two. I was prepared to like both guys but I wasn't prepared to love them both as much as I did and in doing so, I would have been happy with either boy winning girl - which in all honesty, doesn't happen often. I really loved both boys, so by the end of the story I was happy. I also really liked Laney. I loved how real and realistic she was. She's a very likable character, one that continues to grow during the whole story. 

I don't think I can say any more without spoiling the story for you, but I will say this; Emerge is definitely a NA book you need to read. Enjoy!

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