Book Review – Embrace (Evolve #2) by S.E. Hall





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

♥Amanda’s Review♥

If you loved Emerge as much as I did, you have been anxiously waiting for Embrace… and let me tell you it does not disappoint!  It is amazingly written!  I devoured this book and could not put it down!

“You know what they say-take care of your woman or another man will.

We start this book right where Emerge left us.  Evan has given up everything and transferred colleges to follow Laney, only to have his heart broken!  Laney is in love with Dane!  And Evan has no idea how to live his life without Laney as his girl!  Can he ever forgive her?  Will she ever be his best friend again?  Evan has always tried to be the perfect southern gentleman!  And let me tell you I LOVE EVAN!  He is built, athletic, handsome and so SWEET!  But now that he is left alone… no football, no friends, and no girl, Evan is lost!  But when members of The Crew (I LOVE THEM ALL) won’t leave him alone he starts to realize he has to embrace his future and move on!

“When I heard Laney tell Dane she loved him, I thought bullshit, not possible, too soon… I’m not sure what it is I’m feeling right now, but I am sure that I understand Laney’s predicament a tad better now.  Maybe your true self only thrives in the accompaniment of the one made to bring it out in you.”

Evan is soon turning all the ladies heads, but Whitley becomes very special to him.  He tries to keep it on a friendship level because he doesn’t want to lose anybody else in his life, but that proves to be very hard. She is there for him and makes him feel things he never felt with Laney.  He soon learns that first love and true love are completely different!  Embrace takes you on Evan’s journey to find his true love!  I was always Team Dane and hated Whitley in Emerge.  But I loved Whitley and Laney’s evolving friendship in this book! And easily fell in love with Whitley’s personality, she is fantastic!  Her and Evan are adorable together!

“You’re beautiful, Whitley Thompson, inside and out.  And I need my ass kicked for taking so long to tell you.” 

One of the best parts of this book was… Sawyer!  Let me tell you, I can’t wait for more of him!  The epilogue… has me very impatiently waiting for his book!!!  I love all of The Crew!  There protectiveness of their “family” and how they are always there for each other is so amazing!  They are hilarious!  You also get a little more of Laney and Dane, which of course I love because I am TEAM DANE all the way!  Definitely a must read and can’t wait for more!  ANOTHER EXCELLENT BOOK by S.E. Hall… I love every character in this series!  Amazing writing!