Published on: February 13th 2014
Published by: Self Published
Series: Evolve #4
Genre: NA Romance
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Emerge (Evolve #1)
Embrace (Evolve #1)
Entangled (Evolve #2.5)
Entice (Evolve #3)
Endure (Evolve #4)
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.
I totally just wanted to show you all my Monsters University T-Shirt I got from Disneyland Hong Kong. I think I wear it way too much, but it’s too cool not to wear!
I have learnt now that every time I pick up an S.E.Hall book that I am going to surrender my entire day to it, because once you start one of her books, there is no way you are going to be able to put it down until you are finished. They are just TOO GOOD!
After a whole load of impatient waiting on my part, we FINALLY got Sawyers story, and I have to say, it was in no way the story that I expected for him… it was so much better.
“A break, finally. New, fresh, focused. My chance to really make a dent. Thank you, aligned stars; thank you, ray of light shining down upon me. Take it, scared girl. Take the chance to do great things. Pave your path and walk it, head high.”
Sawyer is the man whore, the playboy, the big guy with the kind of dirty mouth. But he is also loyal, loving and fiery protective of those that he loves. He has made his family out of the crew and has been there for every single one of them at some point. He is a constant comedic presence keeping us and his fellow characters smiling and laughing, but anytime anyone needs a helping hand or a shoulder to cry on he is also there. Although he spends all previous books telling everyone how he loves his single playboy lifestyle, we all knew at some point he was going to get lonely and need someone to settle down with, and thankfully for us that someone was Emmett.
“You know,” he slaps one 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.”
Upon first meeting Emmett she seemed to be a pretty confident and ‘take no crap’ kind of girl. First time Sawyer see’s her she is a stripper. Second time, well she kind of catches him in a slightly compromising position and very much holds her own. But underneath all of that, once we start to get to know her we discover that she isn’t as confident as she makes out to be. She has her insecurities, she can be shy, she can also at times come across as a slightly vulnerable character. Her character really starts to come out whilst she is around Sawyer and the crew and once she starts to get confidence in herself she becomes a pretty cool character.
Now, this is the hard bit of the review, to try and sell you the story without telling you any spoilers, which is kind of difficult because of one big spoiler that happens pretty much near the beginning and everything centres around for the rest of the book.
“Butterflies have very short lives. The minute they reach their full potential, become what they were meant to be, their clock is ticking,” I explain. “If they’d never emerged, never taken flight, they’d have postponed their end. So technically, their quest for life kills them.”
Ok, so Emmett and Sawyer. Totally cute together. Don’t get me wrong, they have their moments. Emmett has her insecurities and can’t imagine why Sawyer would want to be with her and so kind of runs. Sawyer on the other hand goes totally macho and in trying to be the best kind of boyfriend and give the girl he loves everything she deserves he kind of forgets the whole loving bit. But they are good together and it doesn’t take them long to find their way back to each other. Their relationship is also completely full of chemistry and their are some extremely steamy scenes, one that really comes to mind happens in The K. I will never look at a DJ booth in the same way again!
We get a lot of The Crew (anyone else thinks this is a kinda cheesy name?) in this book too, which I love. Laney & Dane, Tate & Bennet, Evan & Whitely and Zach too. I loved reading their individual stories but I really do love their relationship as a group. There are some really funny moments (mostly when Laney is being super competitive during pictionary) but also some really sweet moments when they really come together as a group to support each other. I really love the effort they all put in in this book to help Sawyer get his girl, it can be quite comical at times but also really sweet.
“Which do you think should take more time, bad acts or good ones? Earning trust seems more time-worthy than breaking it to me. What’s that they say, love is patient?”
I have loved this series since the beginning and the standard has been high since the start. I used to worry that the next book wouldn’t live up to the previous one, but I have no fear of that anymore. S.E.Hall is a master and I have no doubt that the next book in this series (coming in summer!!!) is going to be just as good.
Re-Readability: Hells yes! I love this group of characters
I would recommend this book to fans of: big friendship groups, steamy romances