Monday, July 22, 2013

Emerge by S. E. Hall Review

From GoodReads:

"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."

My Thoughts:

I needed this book. After all the heavy ones I've been reading, Emerge was the breath of fresh air I was looking for!

This is a story about every day people, with typical lives. Highschool graduation upon them, and college just the summer away. Laney and Evan have been best friends since they were 10 years old. However, college threatens to tear them apart, there's a chance they will be heading in two different directions, and everything is about to change. 

"There really isn't a more comforting sight than my Evan."

Now off at college, Laney is trying to adjust. She has a new softball team to work with, a decent class load, and a bouncy roommate that thankfully reminds her of home. However, when Dane walks into Laney's life, her world is about to change more drastically than she imagined. He is the complete opposite of her Evan, and she has no idea why she is so drawn to Dane. 

"This guy seriously belongs on the cover of 'World's Sexiest Reasons to Drop Your Panties.'"

Now it is a battle of new vs. old. Comfort vs. the unknown. Guilt vs. true feelings.

Can you say goodbye to the only thing you've ever known, for something you barely know anything about? Is it possible for no one to get hurt in the process? Is it okay to move on? Or is it the best to stay with what you know?

The group of friends that forms in this book are amazing. All of them. They each play such an great role. Families are close, friends are closer, and they all fall into their lives together quite easily. Even Laney's father is the perfect book-dad. Laney and her dad have a very tight bond, he is her number one fan. He is always there for her in just the ways she needs him to be.

"My dad rocks, there's no ifs, ands or buts about it. I adore that man and no matter what else happens, ever, I got damn lucky there."

Emerge, was awesome, plain and simple as that! There's the perfect amount of drama, real life feelings, and humor, to keep you turning page after page, which I did.. until 3am. Yep!

Not to mention, HOLY mother of all book boyfriends! Talk about being torn! That's right, there are TWO amazingly swoon worthy guys in this book. I'm actually still undecided on who I was routing for, because really, they're both perfect for her in their own ways. Even the not-so-main-male characters are awesome! Sawyer and Zach are just as great! (psst.. can they get spin off books? PLEASE!) 

Emerge leaves off at somewhat of a cliff-hanger.. as in book two is DEFINITELY needed. There is WAY more to this story, and so many unanswered questions about certain characters. I need to know what happens next!! I am definitely looking forward to book 2!! We even get a sneak peek of it at the end of the book.. and it will literally pick up EXACTLY where Emerge leaves off.

Congrats to S. E. Hall on her debut novel! It was a great one!
Cannot wait to see more from her :)

Book 2 will be out in October 2013!!!!

Favorite book Quote:

"I love her more than any man has ever loved a woman, I'm sure of it. I've loved her since the first time her little tomboy ass smarted off to me, when she was all dirt and elbows. And now, she's a goddess."



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