Laney Walker is a quick witted, athletic, southern tomboy who lets few get too close, using her sarcastic zingers to deflect. She also has no idea how others view her, Evan having protected and coveted her since they were children. But college puts a gap between Laney and Evan that neither of them were prepared for- old relationships are tested, new ones are formed and nothing will ever be the same.
Especially when in walks one Dane Kendrick, not at all the familiar, southern charmer of home, but an animal all his own.
A story of growing up, friendship, loyalty, first love, primal love…and life.
Warning: Mature content.
Tate Kendrick- Dane’s older brother, Tate rooms with Sawyer and falls fast and hard for the lovely Bennett.
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I’m surprised at how much I really liked this book. Not only did I love the book but I couldn’t put it down.
Laney Walker was raised by her dad after her mom disappeared one day when she was still young. She and her father are very close, he taught her softball, and coached her team until high school. At the age of 10 Evan Allen and her became good friends and inseparable. He’s always protected her especially when every so often there’s someone leaving her little notes or sending her flowers. Senior year Evan finally tells Laney how he feels and they date. Due to a friends treachery and her not getting into the same college as Evan she decides to break things off with Evan. At college we slowly see Laney open up and come into her own with the help of Dane Kendrick. She’s very guarded and don’t trust easily but she’s able to hold her own.
Dane Kendrick happens to meet Laney by chance when he’s hanging out in his brothers dorm room during a hall crawl. Dane can’t take his eyes off her and knows right off that she’s guarded and real. He has many secrets and he’s worried that Laney will leave him when she discovers them. That’s if he can ever get her to be his first. Dane wants nothing more than a relationship with Laney and being the one who takes care of her and protects her. They instantly connect but she won’t commit because of Evan. Dane knows that he just has to find a way to make her open her eyes and see that he’s the one she should be with.
Laney is torn. She has feelings for Evan and Dane. She loves Evan but is she in love with him? Dane makes her feel safe, loved, beautiful, and special. She has strong feelings for him and she knows he feels the same way about her, but is it stronger than what she feels for Evan?
Follow Laney on her journey of self-discovery as she goes through her first semester of college. Experience the laughter, love, and pain she feels while trying to figure out what she wants. S.E. Hall told this story beautifully. You can’t help but feel for Evan, Laney, and Dane through out the story. I love the dynamics and the closeness of Laney’s group of friends in college. I will most definitely recommend this book to all my friends. I look forward to reading more from S.E. Hall.
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