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.
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.
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.
ARC provided by author in exchange for honest review.
I can honestly say, without a doubt, this is S.E. Hall's best book yet! I have been rooting for Sawyer since the series began, and I am so happy he finally has his own book! Watch out Dane and Evan…Sawyer is hot as sin!
Entice picks up with the guys at Parker's bachelor party, and we start to see that, although Sawyer is still caught up in his man-whoring ways, he's beginning to change his views on relationships. He sees the rest of his friends pairing off, and the way Parker and Hayden are around one another spikes his jealousy of what they have. "Why can't I find a girl like that?"
A certain dancer/stripper catches Sawyer's eye while at the bachelor party, and although she is probably the worst one he's ever seen, it doesn't deter his interest in the mysterious beauty. You think that's the last he'll see of her, but go figure, a few months down the road he runs into her again…while getting a BJ from her friend no less!
Things continue to go back and forth from better to worse with these two when Emmett shows up for an interview at The K. Although Emmett comes off as a sweet girl, she can be a bit standoffish, but Sawyer is determined to break down her walls. He doesn't care about her past…he just wants her, all of her. However, Emmett is afraid to let him into her life knowing the secret she is keeping him might push him away.
When Emmett finally reveals her secret, Sawyer is extremely understanding and steps up to the plate to help her out…and not out of pity. He genuinely cares about her, and he continues to show her just how serious he is about making things work between them. It's almost as though Sawyer instantly matured the second she walked into his life, but soon that responsibility consumes him, and he loses focus on what's most important: Emmett. Will he run when the going gets tough, or will he fight to keep the woman he is so clearly in love with?
I fell in love with this series when S.E. Hall released Emerge, and now I am even more in love after reading Entice. I love every single one of the characters, to the point that I almost feel like I know them as close friends. But Sawyer…he'll always have a special place in my heart. I love his sense of humor and devotion to his friends, and now we get to see a side of him that wasn't always present in the rest of the series…his huge heart.
If you haven't read this series yet, it is a MUST read! Love, love, love it and I know you will too!