Series: Evolve #3
Published by Self-Published on February 6th 2014
Genres: Contemporary Romance, New Adult
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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.
I have to admit that I had trouble writing this review. There are so many components that made it so amazing that I wouldn’t want to risk spoiling it for you. I do however NEED to mention that Sawyer is quite impressive in this story. If you remember in the previous books he was portrayed as a hardcore player. Once he met his “one” he unexpectedly changed into this perfect and ideal man.
I can not tell you how many times I feel in love with his character in this book. He fell so deeply for Emmett he did basically did everything to win her heart. Of course knowing his history Emmett had her hesitations. All she could offer in the beginning was friendship. To me that was one of the best things I loved about this book. As much as they were both drawn to each other they made it a point to start their relationship from the basics.
Emmett had such a disturbing past but did this change the way he felt about her? Nope. It’s as if he fell further in love and was 100% accepting of her complicated position. Where most men would have turned the other way he made it a point to share the heavy burden that she carried. Who could resist a man like that?
“When I take you, it will be because you can’t wait another fucking second, and you’ll be begging me to take you to a place where only you and I exist, a place where only I can show you I love your heart as much as your body, your mind and everything else that makes you you.”
Just like the previous Evolve books, I thought that the main couples’ pairing was remarkable. Their chemistry was friggin’ spectacular. They complimented each other perfectly and in every way. Early on they had multiple bumps in the road but all of those issues was what made them stronger.
I also loved the fact that all of the Crew (specifically Dane and Laney) were supportive with both Sawyer and Emmett individually and as a couple. Again the entire dynamics amongst the friends was evident all through out the story.
I mentioned in a past review that Evolve was one of my favorite NA series. After reading Sawyer’s story it further backed up this claim. Every single book is fun freakin’ fantastic. For me, it just keeps getting better and better! Believe me when I say this… this is one series that you do not want to miss.
Sighing, I wrap a towel around my waist and open the door, ready to try and be at least behave cordially, which I know is only right. “Listen, can I—”
I look up, startled by Laney’s voice and even more 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 was going on. 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’ve chased her. “All right, she left. So 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 reminds me with an evil glare.
I head back in the bathroom to change, and stay in there, locking the door and taking a deep breath. I’m over six feet tall and lift almost every day, but 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.”
I might as well go out there or she’ll undoubtedly come in here, kicking in the door or taking it off the hinges in what I have no doubt would be less than five minutes.
She pats the bed beside her when I open the door. “Come sit down. We’re doing this now.”
I hesitantly take a seat, my knee bouncing as I wait for her to speak.
“First, and of the utmost 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.” Maybe this little chat won’t be so bad after all.
“Second,” she stands and tucks my extra pillow between the headboard and wall before sitting back down beside me, “on 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 to make a little Guinness or Gonorrhea?”
Here we go—this is what she really wants to talk about. It was a nice segue, funny even, but I’m on to her.