Things heat up, and not just the Georgia summertime, when Dane and Laney go head to head over plans for her new duplex. But Laney’s got his number, and knows just how to coerce her bossy, domineering man. Spend the summer with the gang and find out…just how many is a crowd?
The members of the Evolve Crew are getting older; so is the content. Mature audiences recommended.
“I’m kidding you, Ben. He’s cute, probably thirty, blond hair. Seemed very nice.” I shrug, heading to the kitchen in search of the wine I had planned. “Why do you care anyway? You and Tate okay?” “Of course we are—perfect. I was just curious. I’d simply rather have some eye candy in the hood than,” she contemplates, “well, than not.” “Slut,” I cough into my hand, trying not to laugh. “Only a look slut, I never touch. I love my Taterbear.” “Taterbear?” I snort, slamming the fridge door shut and bugging my eyes out at her. “I think I just threw up in my mouth a little. How am I supposed to look at him now?” “Oh, hush.” She pushes on my shoulder, her cheeks now the color of her hair. “Don’t you and Dane have bedroom names?” “Oh my God, Bennett! You call him that in the bedroom?” I’m nearly shouting now, bent over with my hands on my knees, bracing my body’s full-gut laughter. “Please stop talking, my ears are bleeding!” “You’re so mean, Laney,” she whines, “I’m never telling you anything ever again.” “Thank God!” I wheeze out, still hee-hawing at her. “Come on, bitch, grab your glass and I’ll give you the grand tour. If you can compose yourself long enough,” she says haughtily, and I think I hear a muttered “skank” as she leads us down the hall.
Could Dane and Laney get any cuter? I don’t think so. This short story is about Laney moving into her new home that Dane bought her over the summer break. They are just adorable with their room decorating contest and watching them become closer than even I thought was possible. I believe this book could be a stand alone, but two things make me not want to suggest it. Although the author did a great job in making sure we weren’t lost in who was who, there is certainly a story that has been told with these characters and I don’t think you want to miss it. The second reason is this is a short book, around 90 pages and for me, that isn’t enough time with this group of people, I want and need more. So start with the first book Emerge and then read the second book of the series Embrace. Then dive into the world of Dane and Laney and the rest of the crew for a summer of fun.
What we were given now was a fun summer break with weddings, moving, bickering over hot tubs, decks, garage sales, furniture, but most of all we saw Dane one step closer to making Laney his forever. He knows what he wants, but he isn’t sure she is ready.
I just can’t say enough how cute these two are. I laughed out loud more than once at their antics. This was a feel good book, nothing intense, no huge drama, just one you could curl up with an enjoy in an afternoon. I love this series, the characters and I think the author is awesome for bringing it to us.
S.E.Hall resides in Arkansas with her husband of 17 years and 3 beautiful daughters. When not in the stands watching her ladies play softball, she enjoys reading YA and NA romance.
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