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Embody

(Full Circle #1)

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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 wit
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Kindle Edition, 337 pages
Published January 27th 2017 by S.E. Hall (first published January 2017)
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♡Tonya♡
4 stars ☆☆☆☆

I so enjoyed this book! Bellamy (love the name) and JT were adorable. Definitely a light, low angst read. I even found myself laughing out loud in places. Bestfriend's siblings don't often work for me because it often seems that one is pining for the other, watching them date, etc. That was not the case because Brynne just met Bellamy in college.

JT had been a known "player" in the past but inner dialogue fills us in that he might not have been as bad as people thought. There were no
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Nicla
4.5 stars

I haven't been able to get into many books lately but this one I definitely enjoyed. It was funny, sweet and hot with a fantastic hero and heroine. This book is a spin-off of the Emerge series which I also liked. I can't wait for the rest of the books in the series especially Presley's story. Recommend if you are looking for a really good NA read.

HEA (view spoiler)
Cheating/OW/OM (view spoiler)
Any push/pull (view spoi
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Erin
Jan 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars.

Review to come when I don't have so much homework I ignored because of reading! :)

Seriously in love with this author.
Shadi ***save your ratings use disclaimers**
2 it's not you it's the genre stars. The book was ok. No cheating and the couple was cute. I am just beyond over the manwhore paired with the virgin h while gets it thrown in my face that he was a manwhore tons during the book and the first sex scene we get to read about how amazing it is that the h is a virgin and giving him that gift.....

We need to break up trope because I'm just not that into you.
Mandy
4.5

sweet and funny! really enjoyed this one!
Polly
Jan 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars

Review to come
seton
Jan 31, 2017 rated it liked it
Genre: college rom-com
Sensuality: R (only 2 sex scenes tho)
Ho-meter: H = manho. h = virgin

Manho falls for sister's BFF.

I read this bc it features the son of the H/h from Embrace (author's first novel). I guess it can be read standalone as it is a spinoff but lots of references to the previous generation ("The Crew"). LOTS. Frankly the mythizing of The Crew is a little . . . ok, TOO MUCH but I still had fun. I've always loved the author's sarcastic humor and it's on full display here.

Rating: 3.5
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Danielle
Jan 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2017
SE Hall has a way of creating sweetheart characters, realistic plots, and steamy scenes blend into a consistently good time.

I really enjoyed the transition from “The Crew” to “The Squad” and all of the snippets of characters we’ve come to love. I’m going to admit something… I was worried. In the back of my mind, I wondered just how different the offspring would be… how from the apple would these children fall? I didn’t want to read stories with characters so similar that the only difference betw
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2OCC Reviews
Jan 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: jessica
I've read other books by this author and when I read the description, I was blowed away. It's got that soul mate feel and a mix of best friends older brother type thing going in, yes please!!!!

JT was totally the son of Dane! I could see many Dane traits in him but at the same time he was his own person. The things he did, while upper handed here some of the cutest most adorable acts of love I've ever seen!

Bellamy was a shy girl and had all the best intentions, but deep down she has this fire t
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Jennifer
Feb 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
loved it :)
Emily Goodman
Dec 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
S.E. Hall comes full circle with her newest release (hopefully) series with Embody focusing on her beloved Crew's children. In Embody, we get the pleasure of meeting the ever bossy, loveable, alpha male JT, the son of Dane and Laney. Hall doesn't disappoint by delivering another male character who is equally delicious as Dane Kendrick with whom we have all named and coveted as our book boyfriend. But Hall doesn't stop at just the perfect man. Instead she brings to live a vivacious, yet innocent ...more
Sophia Holt
Jan 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
I was very excited when SE Hall announced that there would be a spin off from one of my favourite series ever! The Evolve Series. If you haven't read the Evolve series, i suggest you start now! this book will make a bit more sense.

JT (Jefferson Tate) Kendrick, son of one of my ultimate book boyfriends, Dane Kendrick and Laney. (lucky girl to be married to my husband) is his father through and through. Alpha male, gets what he wants. and he WANTS Bellamy...only problem is, Bellamy is bff's with
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Jamila
Apr 20, 2018 rated it liked it
well this was a great turn your brain off read! exactly what i needed! it mightve given me a tooth ache especially towards the end and the insta love left a whiplash mark, but i you're looking for a simple funny light read this is it.
Tania's Book Blog
Jan 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing
**ARC received in exchange for an honest review**

OMG!!! I've never laughed so hard while reading a little sister best friend love story.

Jefferson Tate Kendrick, JT, doesn't do relationships and never sees the same girl twice. He doesn't have that urge to find "the one" and be overly protective until he meets Bellamy Jill Morgan, his youngest sister best friend. The minute his sister sees how he looks at Bellamy she forbids him from making a move.

Bellamy Jill Morgan is a hard working college stud
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Jan
Jan 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
Embody is a girl meets boy, boy stakes his claim and drags her off to his alpha man cave kind of read and I loved it.

JT first meets Bellamy when he is picking his sister up from a party near some woods. An odd start to the story, the girls have ventured out into the woods to go and pee when JT goes to find them, I'm sure a meeting on the car park would of been suffice however when JT or Jefferson first sees Bellamy he falls and falls hard at first sight.

Jefferson quickly goes from playboy to a
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Nikki Reeves
Feb 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing


Let’s start off with I love S.E. Hall’s books, but seriously this book takes the cake. It’s PERFECTION!!!! The main guy’s name is JT I knew right away I was going to LOVE him because my husband’s name is JT just kidding (maybe) but JT really is the total package. He’s a cave man alpha male that is also a total swoon worthy sweetheart. This book is also a huge BONUS for me because JT falls for his sister’s best friend (I love these kinds of books).

JT aka Jefferson Tate (totally swooning just ov
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Emily
JT, Jefferson, is a player he likes women and he enjoys the perks that go with it. JT wasn't planning on finding the girl of his dreams and when she appears before him, he knows he is about to go into uncharted territory. Bellamy Morgan is used to working hard to get what she wants and it causes a bit of an uneasy feel where her best friend, Brynn, is concerned. Brynn was born to money and has no qualms spending it, that aside they have a lot in common. When Bellamy meets JT, she is caught up in ...more
Jamie Rhodes
Jan 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Excited is not even a good enough word to describe how I felt when I head that the children of The Crew were getting their own series. I loved each and every one of the books about the now parents of these kids, and I’m sure The Squads’ (Full Circle) series is not going to be any different. Dane was always my favorite, and now I get to read about his son, Jefferson Tate or JT. And yes, Bellamy…..Dane is a DILF!!!!! As a reader, I love when an author listens to her fans who chant that they want m ...more
Stephanie
Dec 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Once again, SE Hall has wowed me with her prose!! The Squad is just as great as the Crew. This is the start of a great series. I love Bellamy. First her name I love that!! And her mouth. She doesn't put up with anything. She is a real spitfire!! Then we JT. Oh my that boy is his daddy through and through with the teachings of Sawyer thrown in lol. This was an awesome book. I can't wait for more of this series.


I won an ARC in a contest but the opinions are completely mine!
Christina
Feb 04, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: dnf
I can not for the life of me figure out why this book is rated so high. I have really liked previous work from this author, but this book was a NO. Try as I might, I couldn't like any of the characters. Even the ones I liked in previous books. The drama between the siblings and family stuff was just to put it simple dumb. Not for me.
Sbell
Mar 23, 2017 rated it liked it
This was a cute, low angst, fast
read. Bellemy and JT were both
loveable characters, and I liked
them together. I did think that
at times JT spoke, and thought
like a 40 yr old man, not the
twenty-something he was, that
bothered me, but was overall
enjoyable.
Krissy's Book Nook
Jan 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing



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
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Becky Rendon
Jan 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
When you know, you know.
When an author repeatedly makes you giddy, happy, and laugh your ass off, you know that you want to read the next one.

***But here's my painful confession: I have not read the Evolve series. I own them all. Bought them, downloaded them on my kindle, and somehow neglected them. Please don't hate me.

You do not NEED to read or have read the Evole series. I'm sure it makes it a much better reading experience and the comments about the parents crew would be more meaningful BUT
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Brandi Aga
Jan 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
I love S.E. Hall's writing. My first book by her was Unstable and I devoured that book in one sitting..... and then the rest of her books! So I knew I had to read this one when I saw that it had the whole family from the Evolve series in it.

JT is the son of Dane and Laney... he's SO alpha.. just like the rest of the males in the family. That was my favorite thing about this book, his need to protect his woman and take care of her making sure she's safe. That's always so hot... but also the
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Beverly Southern Babes Book Blog
Holy mother of all things amazing!! S.E Hall has out done herself this time. I have missed the crew something fierce but the squad is ..... never thought I would say this but WAY better!! If you haven't read the Evolve Series then I suggest you do so you get the full experience.

Bellamy is the shy, almost outspoken good girl. She works for everything she has and goes to school. She wants to better her life and her parents. Brynn Kendrick is her best friend and they click like no one ever has bef
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Brianna at Renee Entress's Blog
5 Stars!

SE Hall is a witch when it comes to words. Her stories are hypnotic, with the ability to pull at your heartstrings and have you hanging on to each word, devouring it like it's the last piece of cheesecake on the world. I'm greedy when it changes to SE.... always wanting more and never quite getting enough.

I fell for in love, hardcore, with the Crew and now, the next generation is here to make us fall all over again, in the best kinds of ways and even more than before if that's even possi
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Elisabeth Cole
Mar 22, 2017 rated it did not like it
I know I'm in the minority but I have to say it's truly a miracle that I made it all the way through this book! I still have a huge headache from all the eye-rolling I did. This is a spin-off of the Evolve series and I was completely confused, trying to figure out who all the people were and their relationships to each other. I'm guessing the homes owned by the characters in "Embody" were all outfitted with revolving doors, the better to let the stampeding hordes of relatives in and out quickly ...more
Heather Miller
Jan 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
I did receive a free copy of Embody in exchange for an honest review.

This book was hot & steamy from the beginning.

The main characters of the story, Bellamy, who is bff's with Brynn. Little does Bellamy know or realize she is about to meet the man of her dreams, who, also is Brynn's big brother. Even though J.T. is a bit of a playboy, he knows instant attraction when he see's it. He is instantly attracted to Bellamy. He tries to hide those feelings but, of course that doesn't happen. Bellamy
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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 l ...more

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