Series: Evolve #3
Published by Self-Published on 6th February 2014
Genres: New Adult, Romance
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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.
Mature subject matter and strong sexual content- mature audiences only recommended
REVIEWED BY JOANNE
*An E-ARC was supplied to me in exchange for an honest review*
I love this series by S.E. Hall. The first book had me so conflicted with the love triangle that was going on, the second book saw the loser in that triangle find his little slice of happiness, now in this book we get to finally meet Sawyer. Properly. He’s there in the first two, in the background, the cocky one, the one with the mouth. This book is his showcase, where we see what he’s really made of. And let me just say, I was really, really looking forward to seeing this lion’s roar become a kittens meow! Because make no doubt about it, Sawyer is about to get owned. His jibes about the other guys in The Crew being pussy whipped are about to come back to haunt him!
We got a brief glimpse at the end of Embrace of just who the lucky lady is, the one who gets to tame Sawyer Beckett. He is pining for the mysterious girl he saw at the party a while back, but with no name to go on, he resigns himself to the fact he’ll never see her again. Fate has other plans though, and when he meets Emmett Young he thinks his prayers have been answered. He has a battle on his hands though, because for the first time he’s the one doing the chasing. Emmett doesn’t succumb to his charms as easily as he would have liked, but what he doesn’t realise is that Emmett is hiding something, which is why she’s holding back.
Emmett is attracted to Sawyer, but is guarding her heart because she is sure once her secret is out, that will be the end of any relationship. She is happy to be friends with Sawyer, but he’s going to do everything he can to convince her he’s in it for the long haul.
I loved seeing Sawyer brought to his knees in this book. He deserved it for making fun of the loved up guys in The Crew!
‘… all my boys keep getting lost in the Bermuda Bush – as in they dive into a bush once and I never see them again’
From the moment he meets Emmett, there’s no going back. She’s everything he built her up to be in his head, everything he wants in a woman and everything he needs. She’s perfect for him. There’s nothing that she can do or say to convince him otherwise, even when she reveals her secret, he is the man she never dared to hope he would be. For Emmett, Sawyer is her knight in shining armour, he’s her best friend, someone she can talk too, someone she can laugh with, he’s protective, loyal, hot, and would do anything for her.
I love Dane and Evan, but Sawyer is my absolute favourite. The things that come out of his mouth leave me either laughing, needing a cold shower, choking on my drink, or completely swooning! I also had a few tears at the end of the book, it was so touching. I’m not going to say why, I’ll leave that for you to find out.
Sighing, I wrap a towel around my waist and open the door, ready to try and be at least a level of cordial I know is only right.
“Listen, can I-“
I look up, startled by Laney’s voice and shocked to see her sitting on my bed. Thank God I put on a towel.
“Where’d she go?”
“Home I guess,” she shrugs, “I didn’t ask. I heard the front door slam and got up to see what the hell. Since you’re here and she’s not, I’m assuming it was her.”
How did I not hear the door slam? Not that I would have chased her.
“Alright, she left. But what’re you doing in here?”
She stands, grabbing some shorts off my floor and throwing them at me.
“Go put those on and we’ll talk. Since I’m up,” she shoots me an evil glare.
I head back in the bathroom to change, and stay in there, locking the door. I am over six feet tall and lift almost every day, and yes, I’m scared to face Laney. Not only is she a hellcat when she wants to be, but I don’t want to see the disgust or disappointment in her eyes. She’s one of my best friends, even more so after becoming roommates, and her opinion means a lot to me.
“Get out here,” she yells when she finally realizes I must be stalling. “Take it like a man.”
Well, I might as well go out or she’ll undoubtedly come in here, kicking in the door or taking if off the hinges in what I have no doubt would take her less than five minutes. I open it and she pats the bed beside her.
“Come sit down. We’re doing this now.” I hesitantly take a seat beside her, my knee bouncing as I wait for her to speak.
“First, and of the upmost importance, you know I call my father ‘daddy.’ So hearing your visitors scream it repeatedly in the middle of the night freaks me out. I wake up thinking I’m in some bad Lifetime movie.”
Fighting my smirk I agree.
“Okay, got it.”
“Second,” she stands and tucks a pillow between my headboard and the wall, “leave that there.” She once again sits down beside me.
“School and game nights, booty call curfew is eleven. That work for you?”
“Yeah,” I sigh and run my hands along my head, wishing I had some hair to pull. “It won’t happen again Gidge, I’m sorry.”
She places a hand on my shoulder with a small smile.
“Don’t be sorry, this is your house too and we hadn’t talked about it. Now we have, so we’re all good. Any rules you want to put in place?”
“Nah, I’m easy.”
“Made crystal clear by the parade of women coming in and out of here.” She laughs and scoots away quickly, ducking the pillow I grab and swing at her head.
“Speaking of which, been busier than usual lately. You trying for Guinness or Gonorrhea?”
Here we go – what she really wants to talk about.
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