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 to ruin.
Until one drunken night puts that all in jeopardy.
Lauren’s watched Steven flit from one-night stand to one-night stand, seemingly not interested in something more. So when the long-ignored attraction between the two of them blows up in their faces, she does the only thing she can—she pretends she doesn’t want him. But all’s fair in love and war, and Steven’s not about to lose the only person in his life who matters…
Elizabeth's Review3 Stars - Average Read
Review Copy Provided by publisher via Net Galley
Say You're Mine is an entertaining take on the Friends to Lovers story line.
Steven and Lauren have been friends for nearly 20 years. Their relationship has survived him being deployed into a war zone with the SEALs and both of them making questionable romantic choices, but what happens when they take things beyond friendship?
Ms. Alberts does a great job of letting us get to know the characters while not bogging us down in too many details. It is obvious pretty quickly that these two have been more than friends for a long time, just without either one of them acknowledging it. I appreciated the way she let us see the fear that both Steven and Lauren had about taking their relationship to the romantic level. She also did an excellent job of giving us a glimpse into Steven's emotional state and the PTSD he was dealing with from his last and final deployment.
Say You're Mine is part of a series, but it work very well all by itself. The supporting cast is fairly small, but they impact the story as key players. If you have followed the series, you will get a glimpse of at least one of the previous couple and I'm pretty sure we met the characters for the next installment. Overall, this is a great quick read.