Summary: 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, the second book in the Evolve Series by S.E. Hall, follows the characters from her debut New Adult romance, Emerge.
Review: And now they have a name: The Crew. Once again, how adorkable, guys. Now onto the main point, to be perfectly honest I think I love Emerge better than Embrace. No, not that I don’t like Evan and her new girl, Whitley. It’s just the romance between Laney and Dane (and Evan) is far more interesting than with Whitley and him. So I’m glad that we still have POVs from Dane and Laney. I really liked how it showed that their relationship is an everyday work rather an happily ever after because they end up together. I think it is a realistic portrayal of relationship especially for them who is still in the early stages.
I’m glad that Whitley is not all that kind of girl. Snobbish, clingy girl that I think was portrayed in the first book. She is nice and has a lot personality when you get to know her. Although her relationship with Evan pale in comparison with the one with Laney and Dane (I kinda putting them on pedestal, haha). I think they both deserved to be happy. After all, they were in the same situation before; pinning for their friend but their feelings weren’t reciprocated (well, on Evan’s case it was short-lived).
Sawyer is my guy, this foul-mouthed, carefree but cradling some burden deep inside of him kind of guy. I’m so happy that he also got his own book. And I can’ wait to read it. He’s the one who’s very affected with the changes that’s happening to them. He’s very adamant of his anti-relationship, and because of the teaser at the end I got a sneak peek of the reason why.
Overall, I also enjoyed this one. Not much like the first one but there were definitely great moments that I really find entertaining. There were a bit of drama here particularly from Laney and Evan’s side. Devan, too, had a moment here but I’m glad it wasn’t overly played out to make the conflict, well, complicated. I guess it sort of tied up those loose ends and at the same time to show how the couple faced their problems without sabotaging the relationship. I liked how it downplays the drama instead focusing on it. Some people don’t easily let go because it’s tough. And this is what I liked about this group. So yes, I truly liked it.
Preview Quote: “I love her, and she loves me back. Not because I’m around, or like a buddy, she loves me.”– Evan