Book Three in the Amazon Best Selling Evolve Series by S.E.Hall, Entice can be read following Emerge, Embrace and Entangled (novella) or as a stand-alone.
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.
Review--Entice by SE Hall
So, normally I quote and summarize in my reviews...yeah, not going to happen this time around. I felt it necessary to channel the characters in this book and how they affected me. First, you have Sawyer Beckett. Sawyer. Badass. Beckett! To say there isn't something darkly sexy about a man who exudes passion in everything he is would be crime against every chiseled part of Sawyer's being. He is a balls-to-the-wall all the time kind of guy. Nothing is done half way, ever. It's hot as hell. Take into account the tattoos, piercings, lack of filter, and all out potty mouth...yep, sold.
Well, Sawyer has finally met his match...her name is Laney. It's a good thing she's already head over heels for Dane, Swayer's brother from another mother. Being roommates is a good thing though, she keeps him in check--calls him out when necessary, and that sneaky-ass Dane...he's straight up creepy with his sixth-sense of getting things to happen. So when Sawyer finally falls into the unknown over a girl who he's only seen once at a Bachelor Party...during a dance she sucked at by the way, Dane finds a way to make things happen. Somehow, she's going to work for Dane at the club, the same club Sawyer manages. Her name is Emmett.
Emmett L. Young. And she's the "skittles"...bad-boy, Sawyer Beckett is done for. The only thing standing in his way is the fact that no matter how hard he tries, she's not game for anything more than friendship. Fine, he plays it her way--he becomes the best f'ing friend Emmett has ever had. Despite her resistance, she falls. Falls hard. Now she has to explain to the man who wants nothing more than to love her why it can never work.
Never did she imagine that his reaction would change the course of not just her life but his and the rest of "the crew" as well. Time passes and with each day, week, month, more than their bond grows. In true Sawyer fashion, he goes to the umpteenth degree and in turn loses focus on what was important int he first place...causing him to lose more than just Emmett. He stands to lose everything.
*sigh* The dynamic between Sawyer and Emmett is on it's own level. There is a raw beauty to every aspect of their relationship. It's nothing short of 100% all.the.time. When Sawyer loves, he loves hard. When Sawyer breaks, watch out, he's straight up murderous...and his loyalty is fierce. Emmett compliments him on every level. She brings a calm to his chaos, a softness to his brawn, and fills a piece in his heart that he never realized was missing. I love them.
This book was everything I hoped and expected it to be. I found that I couldn't put it down, even at 3:00AM when I should be doing other things (like sleep, which in that case, I have no idea what you are talking about). Hall has a way of forcing you to connect to her characters in the most basic and primal ways. You WANT to know these people in real life because honestly, they feel REAL. I am completely in love with this series and her writing. I couldn't have asked for a better telling of Sawyer. Bless thar man...and Emmett for putting up with him...and SE Hall for letting hi have his say.
**5 Butterflying Stars**
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-“ “She’s gone.” 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 Guiness or Gonorrhea?" Here we go - what she really wants to talk about.
S.E.Hall resides in Arkansas with her husband of 18 years and 3 beautiful daughters. When not in the stands watching her ladies play softball, she enjoys reading.