by S.E. Hall
Release Date: January 26, 2017
I’m not “damaged.” No horrible childhood or demons in my past I’m trying to outrun. In fact, my family is ideal — funny, supportive and filled with couples that all follow “our” golden rule:
Find her. Protect her. Love only her, with everything you are, every day, for the rest of your life.
So why is it the mere thought of a monogamous relationship, more than one night with the same woman, sends me bolting in the other direction?
Because I hadn’t met Bellamy Morgan yet.
When I do cross paths with her, everything starts to slowly make sense. Why men change overnight — suddenly blind to all women but her, happy to hold her purse and watch corny movies.
Just one problem — she’s my little sister’s best friend.
Embody is a spin-off, STANDALONE novel from the bestselling Evolve Series.
The family in this book (The Kendrick’s) is the large, foul mouthed, probably crazy, but deeply loving family I always wished I had been a part of!
Author S.E. Hall has embodied (pun intended) my idea of a perfect family with this story and apparently the series in which this book stems from.
Embody is a spin-off book from her widely popular Evolve series which I’m embarrassed to admit I haven’t yet read. BUT I do plan on devouring every single book in that series ASAP! 😉
Our main characters in this book are Bellamy Morgan and JT (Jefferson Tate) Kendrick. Bellamy is best friends with JT’s younger sister, Brynn, and when JT meets Bellamy during a hilarious, peeing-in-the-woods situation, it’s instalove for them both…well instalust at least. Haha!
Brynn, however, steps in immediately to squash any plans JT might have for gettin’ jiggy with her bestie and declares Bellamy off-limits to her commitment phobic brother.
The siblings begin an all-out war over this when JT retaliates by telling Brynn she has to stay away from her almost boyfriend, Ryder. He reasons that since he was friends with Ryder first, it only makes sense that her hands-off rule should apply to her as well.
Things get messy, dirty, and mean until their parents (whom I ADORE and can relate with their parenting style SO MUCH by the way. LoL) finally step in and try to make their children behave. This all happens a little too late and once Bellamy figures out what’s going on, she takes matters into her own hands and decides to teach the Kendrick siblings a lesson of her own.
Although this story revolves mostly around Bellamy and JT, I found myself wanting to know more about several of the other characters in this book.
Presley is the one that stands out most in my mind. Her foul mouth and sassy attitude made her very hard to ignore. She stole every single scene she was in and I just know we’ll be seeing a lot more of her in the future.
As I was checking my highlighted quotes from this book, I realized that most of my highlights weren’t of sweet, heart warming quotes, but ones that made me literally lol. There are several one-liners in this story that made me laugh so hard!
I give Embody 5 out of 5 Krissy’s Stars!
While the love story in this book IS sweet (incredibly so), the hilarious and witty banter make this book a #MUSTREAD for me.
*I was generously given an advanced copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
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S.E.Hall, New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Author and lover of all things anticipation and romance is the author of The Evolve Series: Emerge, Embrace, Entangled, Entice, Endure and companion novellas Baby Mama Drama and Guide for Tools Looking to Date My Daughter by character Sawyer Beckett. S.E. also wrote the standalone, Finally Found novels Pretty Instinct and Pretty Remedy and her latest release, standalone, contemporary romance Unstable. Her co-written works include The Provocative Professions Collection: Stirred Up, Packaged and Handled 1&2, One Naughty Night and full-length, standalone novel Matched with Angela Graham as well as Conspire, a romantic suspense, written with Erin Noelle.
S.E. resides in Arkansas with her husband of 20 years and 3 daughters of the home. When not writing or reading, she can be found “enthusiastically cheering on” one of her girls’ softball games.
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