Published – May 15th 2013
Classification – Fiction
Summary – Laney is your sports-loving southern girl, raised by her Dad. When she starts dating Evan, they have the classic boy/girl next door romance. The time for college rolls around, however, and Laney and Evan’s relationship is changed through the transition. Between classes and sports practice, Laney tries to keep ties with old relationships and creating new ones. That is when Laney gets to know Dane and has to decide if opening up to him will compromise her relationship with Evan.
“A story of growing up, friendship, loyalty, first love, primal love…and life”
Thoughts: I’m not entirely sure how it happened, but I downloaded this app called BookBub which is a source for downloading eBooks. Emerge was one of their deals that day and the next thing you know I am five chapters deep into the story.
So in other words, their marketing is working.
I won’t get into the eBook vs traditional print book, but I will say this: I’m not a huge eBook reader. I don’t own an eReader, nor do I wish to. Emerge was one of the first books I read as an eBook…and the first eBook that I finished.
And it was an excellent story.
As you can see by the links to the book, they are all for Emerge in an eBook format. They also give you access to download the eBook for free!
Who doesn’t like a good romance story for free!?
I definitely am not complaining. However, when looking for the second book in the series, the pattern doesn’t continue. The second book, Embrace, is available in paperback as well as eBook. And it is not for free.
Oh well. I’ll probably still pick it up.
SE Hall’s writing style is amazing and the story was basically flawless. I connected with Laney with such ease all the way through the book. Looking at other’s goodreads reviews, I see some have connected with her as well. Evan and Laney have a childhood past that is so sweet and melts your heart. Then Evan and Laney have to figure out their relationship in college. Laney and her roommate find a good group of friends to hang out together, in which the reader gets to know Dane in such an organic and sweet way.
With both guys being amazing towards Laney, I knew that there would be readers who would have trouble choosing sides (the struggle!). Which side did you choose?
Emerge will go on my list of must-read romance series.
I am also open to looking at SE Hall’s other series. I’m sure they will be as good as Emerge.
Have you read Emerge? What did you think? Will you pick up the second book?
Conclusion: The writing and characters were so well written, Emerge will go on my list of must-read romance series. I’m off to pick up the next book!
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