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Make You Mine

4.01  ·  Rating details ·  2,958 ratings  ·  440 reviews
(Brother's best friend, forbidden love, small-town, military second-chance romance.)

A promise written on a coaster.
A lost night in a dark room.
Grayson Cole was my brother’s best friend.
He was all of my firsts.
Then he went away...

Drew Harris was just a kid, a senior in high school, my best friend’s little sister.
They said she was too young to know her feelings.
I was too ol
Published December 4th 2018 (first published December 1st 2018)
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Carol [Goodreads Addict]
Make You Mine is a brand new stand alone book by Tia Louise. I should have learned by now to always expect the unexpected with Tia’s books. I never imagined how this book was going to pull me in and grab me the way it did. I love reading the last words of a book and immediately diving in to the review while my emotions are all still fresh. So here goes.

hot guy

Grayson (Gray) Cole came to Oakville to live with his uncle when he lost his father. His uncle took him in and provided for him the best he could
SueBee★bring me an alpha!★

A promise written on a coaster.
A lost night in a dark room.
Grayson Cole was my brother’s best friend.
He was all of my firsts.
Then he went away…
Drew Harris was just a kid, a senior in high school, my best friend’s little sister.
They said she was too young to know her feelings. I was too old to have them, so I left to join the military.
Four years passed. Loss, injury, angry words I can never take back.
I’m home, but I’m not the same.
Neither is she.
Now she’s a woman with
Dec 11, 2018 rated it liked it

3.4 stars

”You have always been my hero, Grayson Cole. From the time I was a little girl, when you saved me. You dried my tears. You looked out for me.”

I would put this in the “forbidden/second chance romance” column. The kind where the ‘wrong side of the tracks’ guy falls for the rich sister of his best friend. Her father tells him under no circumstances is he to ever put a hand on his little girl. Basically telling the guy he will never amount to anything. The guy is determined to prove h
Tara Horowitch -Sexy Book Divas
Tia Louise does it again! Make You Mine is an incredible story from start to finish.

Drew and Gray are full of passion. Their story makes your heart swoon from the start. This story is fantastic, it’s a friends to lovers and military romance.

Drew is the other brothers little sister. She’s strong and since she was little she knew Grayson was gonna be her’s. Grayson is Drew’s older brothers best friend who knew that loving Drew wasn’t right but he couldn’t stop himself. He’s her first everything
Jenny••Steamy Reads Blog••
Such an addicting read for me. This story and the content captivated me from the start. I couldn’t put this book down❤️

I definitely fell in love with Grayson Cole. His dedication, how hard he loves, his faithfulness, and mostly his heart. This man was so much to me in this book. Yes he goes through some really hard times, tragic times, but it does not change his heart. I never got enough of him.

Drew Harris was the little sister of Grayson’s best friend Danny. He’s known her most of her life,
Pavlina Read more sleep less blog

5 amazing stars

Such a beautiful story, Make You Mine is an incredible story that starts as a lighthearted story and goes to an intense and an emotional story.


Drew and Gray are full of passion,tension and love.They make me swoon and melt in the first part and then my heart was aching for them.

This is a fantastic story, it was captivating and fast paced.More to come closer to the release!

(I beta read it)


**** 4.5 Stars!!!!****

I was given an ARC by the author in exchange for an honest review! This book is coming out on December 4th, and I can tell you right now... I highly recommend it! I really enjoyed my first experience with Tia Louise’s work, and I am eager to check out her other books that are out there!

I stayed up reading this one until 3am... I need some sleep but I’ll be back to finish my review!!!
Bookworm Extraordinaire
Nov 20, 2018 rated it really liked it


This book was sweet, and perfect for the mood I was in today. This author's writing is always top notch, and this book was no different. It was well paced. It is told in a dual POV format. The plot was engaging. Romantic. Sweet. Heartbreaking. Funny. Charming. The angst wasn't over the top, but there was a bit. There was a smidge of OW drama. Neither slept with other people while they were apart. That said, it is mentioned the hero tried to date once, and it was a "disaster," and the heroine go
Nov 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Well Tia Louise you really had me in the palm of your hand with this one, I was an emotional wreck, breaking me to pieces with your magical words.
My heart literally broke, for Gray and Drew leaving the shards scattered like pieces of a jigsaw. Only to be fitted back together piece by piece with every chapter I read. Slotting them back into place making it whole again.Tia is the Queen of the small town Romance, she always creates these great little towns and endearing characters that live there.
Alex ♈
I wonder if anyone apart from me will be bothered by the short sub-story of heroine's brother, who *I nearly quote* fucked Arab women in ass, coz it's apparently their way to have casual sex and still remain virgins.

American soldier fucked *I quote* Arab chicks anal.

Am I the only one, who finds it deeply disrespectful and disgusting??!!!!!

I don't care if this book is safe.
I was raised to respect people.

My last book this author.
Samantha Ortegon
Nov 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Make You Mine is a young love, best friend's sister, a military and second-chance romance. Tia Louise amazes me with all of the emotions this story brought out in me. The pain of survivals guilt is felt and the want of having what should be yours and is only a touch away is heartbreaking.

Grayson Cole has been there for his best friends sister since she was four years old and he was eight. He has always been a hero in her eyes and even when tragedy strikes, she never sees him as anything less. I
Tania's Book Blog
Nov 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This was such a beautiful, emotional love story that gives all the feels. On paper, Gray and Drew were completely different; he was being raised by his uncle who’s a mechanic and she by her wealthy dad. But they were more alike than expected. They both lost their mothers at a very young age and Drew never looked at Gray like he was below her. In fact, she only had love in her eyes. Gray tried to stay away but just couldn’t. They were secretly seeing each other but he still felt like he wasn’t go ...more
Cindy C
Nov 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I haven't met a Tia Louise book I haven't liked so it's no surprise that I loved MYM as well! I want to be Drew! I want to know what it feels like to have soo much faith in another person that you can put your life on hold, no matter how long it takes, for them to come back to you because you know beyond a shadow of a doubt that they are your one and only. I want to know what it feels like to have someone love you so much that they will set you free because they feel like they are not worthy, on ...more
TJ *Book Twins Reviews*
Nov 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
“It’s in the stars.”

Gray is one my favorite Tia Louise heroes. His unrelenting love made me swoon so hard. These two were so amazing together. There love was challenged at every turn, but they only had eyes for one another. I loved it so very much!

“I want nothing but her.
As long as I live.”

All the feels were felt. I adored Gray and Drew's emotional second chance at romance. This forbidden romance has it all. A small town feel, family drama, a second chance at romance, and it’s sweet but als
❥ KAT ❥ Kitty Kats Crazy About Books
I'd seen this on my newsfeed all over facebook which is my main reason for one clicking this, those teasers sent me straight over to Amazon..Plus military and childhood friends are two of my reader weaknesses.
The only reason why this isn't hitting my 5 star shelf is that I found my concentration waning a bit where my whole focus should've been on the book, it seemed a wee bit drawn out in places but fast paced in others which drew me back into the storyline. I'm definitely a fan of this authors
Oh my gosh!!! I absolutely LOVED this book! First love and second chances can sometimes be tricky, but holy heck! This author hit it out of the ballpark when it came to creating this story for me. And surely she wrote it just for me because it has everything that makes this trope work in the most fantastic way!

Okay, so I’m a huge fan of first love and that is exactly what Drew and Gray are. From early childhood they had a connection and even then Gray felt protective of Drew. That connection nev
Nov 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Wow what a phenomenal story. It was heart-wrenching and the main character had their ups and downs but with the bond that they had they fought through it. I was rooting for them to pull through because their love never went away. They were just dealt with a bad set of cards.

Grayson Cole God he's a man with a heart of gold. He is loyal and of course gorgeous and only have eyes for his best friend sister drew Harris.

Drew Harris has gone through so much in her life at such a young age. There's alwa
Natalie ✩★ The Biblioholic ★✩
Grayson Cole and Andrea 'Drew' Harris had loved each other since they were kids. He was her brother's best friend and she was most definitely off limits. But that didn't stop them. As a matter of fact, no one in their small town was going to keep them apart. They were destined for one another. If only Gray could get out of his own way.

I felt for Gray. I truly did. He joined the military to make something of himself, to prove that he was good enough for Drew. Going to college and achieving honors
Nov 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
Make You Mine is a wonderful friends to lovers and military romance. Drew is my kind of kickass and strong heroine. Her love for Gray, her family and friends knows no bounds. Even though Gray tries to push her away she still hangs on for dear life. She loves! She fights. Gray is such a swoon worthy guy who’s emotionally broken. The trauma he experienced has left its mark. Mentally. But he won’t give up. He’ll do anything for his woman.

Their love and shared history is unbreakable. Gray is Drew’s
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Make You Mine is the cross between a second chance romance and a brothers-best-friend novel. It was sweet and emotional, and brought out so many feelings for Drew and Gray. I was captivated in the story, just waiting for these two to get back together and put their pain behind them.

I did think the romance was a little one sided at points, where it felt like Drew was trying much harder than Gray. Overall I liked that she was s determined not to let him get away ag
Sassy Southern
Dec 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Ok so this book right here y'all lord help!!! Tia tore it up on this one, 5 stars will not do it justice at all!!! I felt this book not only in my heart but down deep in my soul!! I went through every emotion reading this book that you can have and loved every single moment of it. I almost threw my kindle a couple of times wanting to slap a couple people straight. And it was so real,like you were reading someone's life story or living it right there with them. Grayson and Drew and so many things ...more
Danielle Robbins
Nov 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Make You Mine is another great read by Tia Louise. Second chance is one of my favorites and this book did not disappoint! I loved Gray and Drew. Gray was so possessive, a little vulnerable and all alpha! Drew was sweet and sassy. Gray and Drew had an intense and captivating connection. I loved their love! Definitely recommend this book!
Jessica  (Angie & Jessica's Dreamy Reads)
Drew and Gray's forbidden, second chance military romance in Make You Mine was everything you might expect to get from Tia Louise. It was beautifully written, a masterfully woven story rich with heartache and longing, steam and sweet romance. It tugs painfully at the heartstrings while delivering a satisfying romantic HEA and I just adored it.

I love a book that hits me in ALL the feels. This one hurt, it was sweet, it was infuriating and it was deliciously sexy. It delivers a barrage of all kind
Nov 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Tia Louise Fans, Romance
4 Hardcore Fan-Period Stars
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I read these and was in 100% from the first chapter. Give me a Tia Louise book and I will be a happy camper every time. Ms. Louise has this innate ability to draw the reader in and make them feel what the characters are experiencing.

This story took me down a road and when it ended I wanted more.

~~~~~ Before Reading ~~~~~
This is why I read Tia Louise:
“They told me to stay away from you.
I went away to try…
Nov 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing

4.5 Keep Your Promises CROWNS

Tia Louise never fails to give me the best heroes. They are always these alpha, possessive me who have insecurities underneath that also make me want to snuggle up with them and tell them it will be okay. Gray is this man. I couldn’t have loved his character more. His trials and tribulations from youth to adulthood make him endearing, and his passion and devout love of Drew is what romances are made of. Perfect.

Drew is nothing but
Ilsa Madden-Mills
Make You Mine is Tia Louise at her a best, an unforgettable story of love and forgiveness, heartfelt and swoony, layered with an emotional depth that tugs at your heart. Five Stars for Drew and Gray! xo
Heather❀Kiss The Pages❀
3.5 Stars

This was my first book by Tia Louise and it checked so many of my favorite boxes! It's a brother's best friend, second chance, military romance with a slightly forbidden element. Grayson is an outsider in their small town, the nephew off a mechanic who is not expected to make much of himself. So besides the fact that Drew is his best friend's sister, she is also off limits because for some reason her father doesn't think he is good enough for her.

From the begining, Gray has issues deal
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I really enjoyed this book. Grayson and Andrea's story is cute sweet but heart breaking at the same time. Grayson just didn't feel good enough for his best friends younger sister. But the attraction between them as always been there between them. Fighting it at times was just to hard. But everyone telling you your not worthy of this gorgeous caring girl starts to wear on you and with Gray it did. The only thing that kept him thing ing he might stand a chance was Andrea. She luvd
The Book Bee
Dec 03, 2018 added it
Shelves: dnf

This book had all the makings of a slam dunk for me: little sister of a best friend/military romance/second chance. I was all in! Going in with a smile, it started out really easy. The buildup to a relationship that made me smile and I just knew that I was going to fall in love with a story and it's characters. Well, didn't play out like I had hoped. I know I am having a rough go of things lately and I am getting to the point that I don't know when to actually continue
Tia Louise
Oct 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
I LOVE this second-chance military romance/best friend's little sister/forbidden romance SO MUCH!!! Grayson is the sexiest hero I've ever written... I guess because he's accomplished so much, and he loves Drew so much, and he loses so much... and then he gains so much. Ahhh!!!!

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Tia Louise is the USA Today best-selling, award-winning author of sexy-sweet military romance, small town romance, single parent romance, and romantic suspense novels.

After being a teacher, a book editor, a journalist, and finally a magazine editor, she started writing love stories and never stopped.

Louise lives in the Midwest with her trophy husband, two teenage geniuses, and one grumpy cat.


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It’s the truth. It’s the only truth I know – if she’s in danger, I’ll carry her out. If she’s crying, I hold her until she stops. If she wants me…I can’t tell her no.”
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