The Evolution of Us

The Evolution of Us

by D. Kelly

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BN ID: 2940158562693
Publisher: Dee Kelly
Publication date: 10/11/2017
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 492,154
File size: 447 KB

About the Author

D. Kelly, author of The Acceptance Series, The Illusion Series, and standalone companion novels Chasing Cassidy and Sharing Rylee, was born and raised in Southern California. She’s a wife, mom, dog lover, taxi, problem fixer, and extreme multi-tasker. She married her high school sweetheart and is her kids’ biggest fan.
Kelly has been writing since she was young and took joy in spinning stories to her childhood friends. Margaritas and sarcasm make her smile, she loves the beach but hates the sand, and she believes Starbucks makes any day better.
A contemporary romance writer, D. Kelly’s stories revolve around friendship and the bond it creates, strengthening the love of the people who share it. For all things D. Kelly, you can visit her website:

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The Evolution of Us 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
sharonrCA More than 1 year ago
This book was sweet, fun and romantic. It starts as Declan finally gets Holly to agree to them dating. And its the story of how he gets Holly to give him his 2nd chance at love. It features two very cute besties and a love story between two young adults who have loved each other since high school. Holly, several years before was deeply in love with Declan. Then Declan heard her make a statement and dumped her so fast she had whiplash. Then Declan became manslut and a highly sought one as he is very famous on the internet with his web blog. Now, years later he wants Holly back and wants everything with her. But Holly has to re-learn to trust him because he totally devestated her hen he dumped her the first time. This book was was fun and I totally get their sides to the story. The besties were so cute and I really enjoyed this 2nd chance love story. If you are looking for a fun read, then this book is definitely a great choice for your reading. I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book
HeatherLM More than 1 year ago
The Evolution of Us begins with Declan trying to get Holly to give him one more chance. They were childhood best friends then hischool and college sweethearts. The story goes back and forth from the time they lived next door to each other as children, until present day as adults. We slowly find out how their relationship started and where it all went wrong and why. I love second chance romance, so I was very excited to start this book. Declan is a very determined young man and I loved him and his determination. Holly is a sensible and independent young woman, but she has never gotten over Declan. I enjoyed reading their story and seeing why the broke up and watching them find their way back to one another. I also enjoyed their other two best friends Baxter and Sage. I wouldn't mind reading more about all of these characters terms in the future. I definitely recommend this book to everyone who enjoys a light hearted second chance romance.
BeckyRendon More than 1 year ago
4.5 stars At this moment, I am rocking the biggest, swooniest (totally a new word) grin ever. A happy rolling in glee and unicorn farts kind of smile. The perpetually getting bigger till your face hurts but your too happy to care smile. The Evolution of Us is an absolute joy to read. It's fun, snarky, and sweet. There's just enough discord to show the amazing but the love story is perfection. Boy next door, first love, and all the awesomeness! An epic meltdown and years go by. Until a weak moment... It makes your heart squeeze, your eyes squint, and your face tremble. The Evolution of Us is beautiful. Just perfect!
bookbruin More than 1 year ago
This was an emotional love story that alternates between the past and present to weave together the story of childhood friends to lovers, Declan and Holly. This stand alone second chance romance by D. Kelly had me both laughing and crying at times. I couldn't read the pages fast enough to discover what went wrong between this seemingly perfect pair. I'm really torn about our hero, Declan. On the one hand, he is incredibly sweet, loving, and thoughtful. On the other, however, he is quick tempered and selfish. It's no secret that the manwhore hero is one of my least favorite. I really wanted so badly to love Declan, but his behavior was difficult for me to look completely beyond. It contrasted so dramatically with the image that was painted of him in the past. Everything leading up to the break-up pointed to an understanding, patient, and caring boyfriend, that would do anything for Holly. I understand that people change (I mean, the book is called The Evolution of Us), but I still can't understand how he could claim to only love and want to win Holly back and yet act the way he did while they were apart. The misunderstanding and secrets that caused the fateful break-up also confused me at how things spiraled so completely out of control so quickly. I was very invested in these characters though at that point and couldn't help but want them to find their way back to each other. The secondary characters were awesome and I really enjoyed the comic relief and voice of reason that both Sage and Bax provided. They are the BFF's we all hope to have - loyal, supportive, honest, and have your back through thick and thin. I especially hope that we see Bax again and find out more about "he who shall not be named". Overall, an entertaining second chance love story that will give you all the feels!
cookie614 More than 1 year ago
This was a fast, funny, loving, heart breaking story ALL wrapped into one !! Declan and Holly's story starts out as years of best friends hanging out .. not just them but Baxter and Sage too .. can four individual single friends grow up together with out drama ?? And you know there will be drama in some way in a heart breaking story. When you mix love ❤️ friendship and addiction you get The Evolution of Us !! When one misunderstanding .. assumption .. betrayal .. ever turn around !! But when the heart knows what the heart wants you will stop at NOTHING to get your girl .. love of your life. .. the other half of you back you go all out and wait as long as it takes !! When Declan over hears only 1/2 of a conversation he goes to the extreme .. when he finally comes to his senses will it be too late .. will Holly already find her one true LOVE or will she already have found him. The banter between these 4 friends is humorous, loving and sometime just down right crude .... you will laugh cry and love right along with them !! Great character chemistry !! ❤️
DorisB More than 1 year ago
Friends, secrets and second chances. Declan and Holly have been best friends since they were young so they knew each other and grew to love each other vowing there would not be anyone or anything that could ever come between them. The only thing was that secrets can destroy some of the strongest relationships, even theirs. Who has the secret that they will not divulge to the other and will separation ever resolve what their real issue really was? I received this book as an ARC for a freely given and honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I volunteered to read an ARC of this story. No form of payment was received. "What makes you Brooke yourself?" this was my favorite line in the story. Thanks for bringing me back to One Tree Hill! I absolutely loved this story. This story goes back and forth from past and present but it doesn't take away from the story. Holly and Declan have been together since they were young kids. Broke up in college and its been 2 years. Declan is fighting to get back the love of his life. Secrets were kept and a misunderstanding and that is what tore them apart. Will the truth finally set them both free and bring them back together, or is there to much hurt and the secretes to big for them to find their way back to each other? There were times I laughed and a few times I got teary eyed. I felt the emotions of the characters as if I was right there going through what they were. Great Story. Oh by the way I call dibs on Declan! Everyone needs him in their life. He is the best friend a person could ask for. Yes he had is flaws but I loved him! I do hope we get more stories of the secondary characters as I felt a connection with them just as strong as with Holly and Dec.
Christine_Miller More than 1 year ago
What a heart warming second chance love story. Declan and Holly were best friends which turned into first love. They were everything to each other until a breakdown in communication took them down separate paths. They never got over each other. Declan has vowed to get Holly back whatever it takes. This story had my emotions all over the board. I thought Declan was sweet and such a great book boyfriend, but then I wanted to strangle him. I wanted to yell at Holly. These characters became near and dear to my heart as I went on this incredible journey with them. Everything happens for a reason and in their case, I do think in the end it made them stronger. Sage and Baxter who are their best friends I also absolutely adored. I really hope we get to see more of this foursome! Great read!
CRISSYM More than 1 year ago
This author knows how to give her readers a story that will make them feel every emotion her characters are going through with words, and I absolutely love that about her books. It's hard to not love the characters in this story. I truly enjoyed the side characters (Sage & Baxter) as much as I did the main characters (Holly & Declan) in this story. Well to be honest, I love Bax's character a little more because he kept me smiling and laughing, and at the end of the book I wanted more of him. I would love for D. Kelly to give us his story. The "live feed" moments, surprises, friendship and closeness these characters had and shared were everything. This story gives us love, loss, mistakes, anticipation, surprises, challenges and second chances. Some challenges are worth the risk, and in this story it's worth everything. Love always wins in the end, right? Well when it comes to this story, you have to read it to find out. You won't be disappointed!