Sunday, June 29, 2014

Review: Emerge by S.E. Hall


“You never have to be without me, Laney, never.”

He lied…my everything I ever knew, trusted, wanted…I am, in fact, without him.

On my own and out of my shell, I learn new things about life, friendship and…myself. 

Like what you’ve always known may not be what you’ve always wanted. 

Dane Kendrick awakened things within me that I never knew existed, unraveling and uncovering the real Laney Jo Walker. 

I’m a NEW adult…so is my story.

My 4* Review-

Laney and Evan have been friends since childhood but only after Laney making Evan work to gain her friendship. They have always spent time together. In high school Evan plucks up the courage to ask Laney out. But not everything goes according to plan. Laney doesn't get into the same college as Evan, and they decide that before they go to college they should return to being friends so neither one will do anything to hurt the other. But once again not all goes to plan, and something or someone is hell bent on getting in the way!

The start of this book is so full of anguish for Laney and Evan as they are faced with their impending separation. Then at they're separate colleges both are feeling a little miserable. But life goes on. Bennett; Laney's new roommate; convinces Laney to go to a college event designed to help students get to know each other. As much as Laney didn't want to take part she won't see Bennett go alone.

The last dorm they enter is where they meet Tate, Sawyer and Dane. Bennett and Tate seem to hit it off quite well, and Dane takes an interest in Laney. Dane is described as pretty much the perfect specimin of a male. (I wouldn't have minded meeting him). For me Dane is a swoon worthy character and Laney's description of Dane is kinda spot on:

QUOTE- If big brother is hot, then little brother is illegal, immortal, and too damn pretty not to be a girl. This guy seriously belongs on the cover or "World's Sexiest Reasons to Drop Your Panties". {page 63 - kindle} I think this just about sums up Dane!

Laney is instantly attracted to Dane, but she still has a concionous about Evan. She feels guilty that she is feeling this way about someone else. Laney is confused as the attraction to Dane seems to be more primal, she has thoughts about him that she's never had before and I think it scares her somewhat.

Throughout the story we see Laney's internal battle over her feelings for Evan and Dane, but the battle does take its toll on her, she is emotionally drained.

S.E. Hall has done a fantastic job of drawing me into the world of Laney, Evan, Dane and everyone else. I felt as though I was there with Laney. I could feel her feelings, I could sense her thoughts. All of the characters are well thought out and very likeable; to a point. S.E. Hall's writing style is fluid and easy yo read, very realistic too.

The love triangle the Laney is caught in is a position thta I wouldn't want to be in, I could feel her turmoil and my heart was breaking for her. It's not just Laney that I felt for either, it was very easy to feel for both Evan and Dane too.

Emerge has left me wanting more. I will defintely be continuing with the Evolve series to find out what happens next for Laney, Evan and Dane.

About The Author-

S.E.Hall is the author of the Amazon Best Selling Evolve Series, Emerge, Embrace, Entangled(novella)and Entice as well as the best selling stand-alone NA Romance, Pretty Instinct. She also co-wrote Stirred Up, an erotic short-story with her CP and friend, Author Angela Graham and is honored to be a part of the USA Today and NYT Best Selling Devour box set. S.E., which stands for Stephanie Elaine, resides in Arkansas with her husband of 18 years and 3 beautiful daughters of the home, and one married daughter who graced her with two beautiful grandchildren. When not in the stands watching her ladies play softball, she enjoys reading and writing and the occasional trip to the casino. She's also clutch at Baggo, when it's warm outside, and definitely the woman to pick on your side for some Flip Cup!

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