Thursday, December 19, 2013

Evolve Series blog tour


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.

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.
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

Emerge Playlist
Talking to the Moon - Bruno Mars
Collide (Acoustic Version) - Howie Day
Flightless Bird, American Mouth - Iron & Wine
This Years Love - David Gray
Hero - Enrique Iglesias
End of all Time - Stars of Track & Field
Let's Get Ready to Rumble - Crazywhite Peckawoods
The Cave - Mumford & Sons
9 Crimes - Damien Rice
I'll Be - Edwin McCain
Amazed - Lonestar
Big Green Tractor - Jason Aldean
Ho Hey - The Lumineers

Embrace Playlist
Endlessly - Green River Ordinance
I Never Told You - Colbie Cailat
The First Time Ever I saw Your Face - Roberta Flack
Red Light Special - TLC
Wonderwall - Oasis
Let Me Clear My Throat - DJ Kool
Mama Said Knock You Out - LL Cool J
Umbrella - Rihanna, Jay Z
One the Road Again - Willie Nelson
Rockstar - Nickleback
Down on Me - Jeremiah, 50 Cent
Fishin' In The Dark - Nitty Gritty Dirty Band
Your Guardian Angel - The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus
Kiss Me - Ed Sheeran
Hey Pretty Girl - Kip Moore
Sideways - Citizen Cope

Entangled Playlist
Hold On, We're Going Home - Drake, Majid Jordan
Work Out - J. Cole
I Could Not Ask For More - Edwin McCain
Roar - Katy Perry
When You Say Nothing At All - Alison Krauss
Unforgettable - Nat King Cole, Natalie Cole
Halo - Beyonce
Batter Up - Nelly
Stereo Hearts - Gym Class Heroes feat Adam Levine 

My review for Emerge
This was an amazing book. It's the typical girl next door who doesn't know she's beautiful story. Laney has grown up with Evan and hasn't realized that Evan is head over heels for her until now. Thankfully, it's not too late. She quickly moves from being the girl who just saw him as her best friend into the girl who is in love with him. She even wears a dress and goes to Prom! Something she never would have done before now. 

But, when college separates them, their love is tested. New relationships are formed and a new character is introduced.

Will Laney and Evan's relationship make it? Or will they fall apart because of the distance put there?

S.E. Hall does an amazing job at showing Laney's transformation into a woman. Not to mention Evan is the typical All-American boy that everyone ones.

My review for Embrace

S.E. did it again! She drew me into a story that I absolutely fell in love with. I have fallen in love with Evan. He's definitely the kind of guy that any woman could easily love.

Evan is at college alone. He has no Laney and no new friends, plus he's no longer playing ball. In short, Evan is lost.

That is until he's pulled in by The Crew. They refuse to let him work through all the things that are going on in his life alone. They become his life line in a confusing world.

Because of this, Evan is noticed by the girls once more. Little by little Evan is pulled back to his normal self.

Will Evan Embrace his new life? Or will he fight it? 

My review for Entangled

Another great story by S.E. Hall. I have sat and read all three of these books because she absolutely pulls me into a story that I do not want to put down.

Everyone is older now and Laney and Dane butting heads over things that Laney wants and Dane doesn't. But, Laney knows exactly how to make him bend to her will even if Dane is bossy.

During the summer, Laney is back with her old crew and learning that everyone has grown up and changed, especially her and Evan.

But will Laney be able to hold on to her old crew as well as her friendship with Evan and her relationship with Dane? Or will things start to spiral out of control because there are too many people there? Is Laney ready to combat the memories that are sure to surface being back around her old friends? And how will Dane react when he is there with them?