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Say Your Mine by Diane Alberts
Series: Shillings Agency #5
Genres: Military/Police Romance
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…
Even though Say You’re Mine is book five in the Shillings Agency series it is also easily read as a standalone. Which is how I read it! Steven Thomas is broody, broken, and one of the best dirty talkers I have read about! Turning to women and alcohol to help himself heal after his last tour as a SEAL. However it takes more and more alcohol to help and at some point it doesn’t work as well as it did. That all changes when he realizes that his best friend may be more than willing to be friends with benefits.
Lauren has been Steven’s best friend for twenty years and has tried to deny her feelings for him for a long time. She’s been through everything with him. The ups and downs of his tours as well as the drinking and women. Now she knows that if she doesn’t do something. You can see where this is heading, right?
The truth headed there with such bliss that I ended up rereading the book a couple of times during my hospital stay. The big blow up for me just didn’t seem as big of a conflict as it was made out to be but everyone reacts differently to different things and that is something I can understand. However that didn’t in any way change how I felt about the book. In fact I am going back and reading the other four!