Make You Mine by Tia Louise
Release Date: December 4th
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(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 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 flashing blue eyes, long blonde hair, and gorgeous curves.
Still, she’s the same sweet smile, the same sassy mouth…
I could never say No to her before.
I should for her sake.
She deserves better than what I’ve become, scarred and damaged.
“They told me to stay away from you.
I went away to try… God, I tried.
Now everything has changed. I’m back, and
I’ll do whatever it takes to make you mine…”
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 dealing with his self worth and he truly believes Andrea deserves better than him. Their attraction is too strong to deny though and they end up having a secret relationship. I really loved Drew. She knew exactly what she wanted and she definitely wanted Grayson Cole. She was the one that kept on pushing till he gave in and I just love a girl who takes charge. Their chemistry was seriously hot but when it came to the actual act, I found it monotonous and a bit lacking.
Gray deals with issues of survivor’s guilt and PTSD after his time in the military and I thought these topics were tackled really well. Drew really was supportive through it all and was the perfect partner.
The secondary characters were such a great addition to this story. Ruby was Drew’s Korean best friend who was so lovable and bubbbly and added humor to the book. We also get almond obsessed Ralph who I thought was just a hilarious character especially since he wasn’t trying to be. Of course there is some OW drama but no worries, Gray showed absolutely no interest and all the characters that carried small town gossip were also a great addition.
My main critique is that the story at times didn’t seem to flow well. It almost fet like there were certain parts that were deleted, like you missed something and this made it difficult to read at some points. Overall though I did enjoy it and I loved Gray and Drew! This is definitely an author I will be trying again!
Heat Level: Mild to Moderate
“Your daddy’s right.” Gray looked at me with tortured blue eyes that contradicted every word he said. “You’re so young. You don’t know what you want.”
I only kissed him again, crawled onto his lap again, put his hands on me and made us forget my disapproving father, my overprotective brother. Neither of them had been there for me the way Grayson always had.
“I know what I want…”
About the Author:
Tia Louise is the USA Today best-selling, award-winning author of When We Touch, the “Bright Lights,” “One to Hold,” and “Dirty Players” series, and co-author of the #4 Amazon bestseller The Last Guy.
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.
Also by Tia Louise
Books in Kindle Unlimited:
When We Kiss, 2018
Save Me, 2018
The Right Stud, 2018*
Hit Girl, 2018
When We Touch, 2017
The Last Guy, 2017*
One Immortal, 2015
One Insatiable, 2015
(*co-written with Ilsa Madden-Mills)
Books on ALL Retailers:
The Bright Lights Series
Under the Lights (#1), 2018
Under the Stars (#2), 2018
The Dirty Players Series
The Prince & The Player (#1), 2016
A Player for A Princess (#2), 2016
Dirty Dealers (#3), 2017
Dirty Thief (#4), 2017
The One to Hold Series
One to Hold (Derek & Melissa), 2013
One to Keep (Patrick & Elaine), 2014
One to Protect (Derek & Melissa), 2014
One to Love (Kenny & Slayde), 2014
One to Leave (Stuart & Mariska), 2014
One to Save (Derek & Melissa), 2015
One to Chase (Amy & Marcus), 2015
One to Take (Stuart & Mariska), 2016
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