Say You're Mine
A sexy category romance from Entangled's Brazen imprint...
She's a challenge he can't afford to lose...
Navy SEAL Steven Thomas has only ever been able to count on three things: waking up in the morning, going to sleep sometime during the night, and Lauren Brixton. She's been his best friend since grade school, and what they have is the only relationship he's managed not...more
He'd die for her. Kill for her. Fight for her. But not love her. He didn't do love. Didn't want it. Hell, he didn't deserve it. Guys like him didn't get to be loved.
Diane Alberts remains one of my go-to authors in category romance for constantly delivering on the swoony and panty-melting romance with deliciously stubborn heroes. Her Shillings Agency series has been a favorite of mine from the beginning. I've been itching to get my hands on Steven's book since a little peek of him in T ...more
Irresistibly sexy and sweet!!!!! If you are a fan of the friends to lovers trope then Say You're Mine by Diane Alberts is the book for you. Ms. Alberts has written a story that had the right amount of angst, drama, sweetness, and sexiness to keep readers entertained. I have always been a fan of best friends to lovers romance and let me just say Ms. Alberts has written one deliciously sexy romance.
Navy SEAL Steven Thomas has been best f ...more
Lauren has always watched Steven play the field, never settling down. How can she trust a drunken night of passion has changed his ways?
Steven finally realized what has been missing. Its been standing right in front of him as his best friend Lauren. Now he just has to convince Lauren that its worth the risk.
A sweet and sexy romance between friends, Say You’re Mine was a perfect contemporary military romance. Caught u ...more
The fifth instalment in the Shillings Agency series gives us Steven and Lauren's story. Both featured a little in the previous book as Steven is Holt's friend and colleague and Lydia's older brother. We move from one tried and tested trope in 'Brothers-Best-Friend' to 'Friends-to-Lovers' in Say You're Mine. But when done well, both of which are personal favorites.
She was the one constant in a world full of chaos.
You could sense something was simmering between ou ...more
What a sweet story!
Two people who have been friends since childhood and remained close friends as adults, until they realized they couldn’t be just friends anymore. I guess Lauren has always known that Steven is the one for her, but Steven, not so much, although he got there eventually.
Given their history, it was understandable there would be wavering because turning friends to lovers is a delicate balance. If the lover part messes up, the friend part c ...more
Steven is an ex-navy seal who is dealing with the invisible scars left by war. He drowns his fear and pain in copious amounts of alcohol and women. He’s hiding a secret pain from h ...more
There is plenty of ...more
I didn't love it but I didn't hate it either!
It was fast paced but that wasn't the problem!The thing
that kind of bothered me was the situation between Steven&Lauren...
So the story about these two is that they were best friends for
twenty years!They had feelings for each other but never acted on them.
They both had problems Lauren always had jerk boyfriends and Steven was on Navy SEAL and had his deamons which he was trying to forget with drinks and wom ...more
This story had the man with the past... The long time girl who had been in the friend zone for years... and then the day of recognizing... they both loved each other...We experienced slamming hot sex between these two, some serious angst and just the right Brazen touch.
A gifte ...more
Say You're Mine by Diane Alberts
Book Five of the Shillings Agency series
Publication Date: December 7, 2015
Rating: 4 stars
Source: eARC from NetGalley
***Warning: this is an adult book, and for the eyes of mature readers***
Summary (from Goodreads):
She's a challenge he can't afford to lose...
Navy SEAL Steven Thomas has only ever been able to count on three things: waking up in the morning, going to sleep sometime during the night, and L ...more
"He’d die for her. Kill for her. Fight for her. But not love her."
Suffering the after effects of his last deployment, Steven has turned his focus onto booze and women to numb the pain. A night out, a few too many drinks and his focus finally lands on Lauren, his lifelong best friend and person who knows him in every sense ...more
Oh my goodness, I LOVED this book from the very first sentence! This was such a fun, quick, playful, steamy, and emotional read that I didn’t want to put down. And when I did put it down, I couldn’t stop thinking about the characters. I gobbled it up like a box of Godiva chocolates and it left with a cheesy and swoony smile on my face when I finished it.
Steven and Lauren have been best friends since they were children and have always been in each other liv ...more
Lauren and Steven have been best friends forever but have never crossed the line into anything else. Steven only does one night stands and Lauren only dates jerks. Lately Steven has been realizing his attraction to her but he doesn't know what to do about it.
One ni ...more
I love a friends to lover’s trope and this one has been a long time in the making so it makes it even better. So when I read the blurb and it was about Steven and Lauren, I may have let out a whoop of joy because I have wanted these two to open their eyes for what feels like forever and they certainly didn’t let me down. I loved their book.
Would you ...more
Lauren Brixton has been watching her BF, Steven, come and go during postings as a Navy SEAL. Friends since elementary school, she has secretly carried a torch for the winsome man, so his regular one-night stands suggest he wouldn’t be accepting of anything more.
Steven Thomas finds himself at the Shillings Agency, following a nightmare departure from the Navy. He doesn’t feel he succeeds at much so far, and when his drunken best friend suggests their burning attraction should be ...more
Say You're Mine is a sweet & sexy read. It's the first book in this series that I have read and I enjoyed it.
It has the romantic falling in love feeling to it. There are some small parts that are filled with some tension but overall, it's a very lovely story.
Steven is a retired Navy SEAL, trying to find life again in the general public. Lauren is his best friend for over 20 years. Steven finally realizes what's been in front of his face all these years. Lauren feels it but can't get ...more
An ARC was p ...more
But they've both got issues...and they are supposed to be off limits.
Steven is suffering from PTSD, guilt, loss, and anger. He's restless, stubborn, slow to trust, and has a decreased sense of self worth. He is afraid of relationships. He keeps a lot bottled up. But to his best friends and his sister he is loyal, kin ...more
Such a great friends to lovers romance! Say You’re Mine is the 5th book in the Shillings Agency series, but can totally be read as a stand-alone.
So, once again, I’m reading this series out of order and am totally kicking m ...more
Diane Alberts is easily one of my favorite Brazen authors. I always fall for her heroes and love her heroines. Her Shillings Agency series is fantastic and I'm happy to see it continue with Say You're Mine. I don't like to play favorites, but if I did, this would totally be my favorite in the series so far. It was hot, sweet and even had quite a bit of feels. I loved everything about this book.
The friends to lovers trope is one of my favorites a ...more
It a pleasant love story, not overly complicated by drama or angsty hero's, Steven is a retired Navy SEAL, trying build his life outside of the military. Lauren is his best friend for over 20 years. It's not instalove, Lauren doesn't believe Steven can hold down a relationship, she's been on the sidelines watching, as other women in his life have come and gone too e ...more
This review also appears on Pretty Sassy Cool.
The pic above pretty much sums up the way I feel about Navy SEAL Steven Thomas. Oooooh that boy is hot. Do you need to know anything else?
The summary for this is pretty spot on. BFFs Steven and Lauren have a one-night stand that gets them both realizing they want more. They've both got reasons for not wanting to explore a relationship, the least of which is the fact that neither want to ruin their friendship. It isn't long before they're ...more
Stephen is an ASSSSSHATTTT. And Lauren is great, but I totally don't like how the OMG LIE drama exploded. The whole ... "SHUT UP" scene by the trashcan is so true to life and perfect though (you'll have to read it - right before the misunderstanding)
Anyway ... I don't even really see why/how it was a lie - she was worried. So the MAJOR CONFLICT felt a bit contrived and he way over reacts and needs to be slapped upside the head ...
but I ca ...more
Steven and Lauren have been best friends since the 4th grade. Over the years they have watched each other go in and out of relationships all along knowing those were the wrong people for them. Will they act on their feelings and possibly ruin a life long friendship?
Steven has demons, demons that have haunted him since he's gotten back from war. He's got a dirty mouth and I'm a sucker for dirty mouths and at times can be a jerk, but hey I like those too in ...more