Can two people who have both sworn off love find forever in each other's arms? Find out in If You Were Mine, the fifth book in Bella Andre's best-selling Sullivan family contemporary romance series.
The last thing Zach Sullivan wants is to take care of his brother's new puppy for two weeks. Until he meets the dog trainer, that is. Heather is bright, beautiful, and he can't stop thinking about her. Unfortunately, she just might be the only woman on earth who wants nothing to do with him.
Heather Linsey can't believe she's stuck working with one of the city's top dogs, auto-shop tycoon Zach Sullivan. Especially when his focus is clear from the start-not only to learn how to deal with his temporary puppy...but also to make her his. Having sworn off love at seventeen when she realized it was nothing more than a pack of lies, Heather has stuck to her vow never to fall for a charming man.
But as Heather's determination to push Zach away only fuels his determination to get closer-and the sensual and emotional connection between them grows more and more undeniable-will the biggest Sullivan bad boy of all tempt her into believing in love again?
The first 4 books in the Sullivan series are also available! Book 1: THE LOOK OF LOVE (Chase)
Book 2: FROM THIS MOMENT ON (Marcus)
Book 3: CAN'T HELP FALLING IN LOVE (Gabe)
Book 4: I ONLY HAVE EYES FOR YOU (Sophie)
©2012 Bella Andre (P)2012 Bella Andre
“Loveable characters, sizzling chemistry, and poignant emotion.” (Christie Ridgway, USA Today best-selling author)
“I'm hooked on the Sullivans!” (Marie Force, best-selling author of Falling For Love)
"No one does sexy like Bella Andre." (Sarah MacLean, New York Times best-selling author)
I haven't "read" a book since 1998, just not interested....after the 50 Shades Trilogy, I have become an audio book addict! I am a very tough critic.
I love the series, I can't wait for the next one to come to Audible! When I want easy listening and a heart warming story, mixed with characters that I came to know, along with new ones, I reach for The Sullivans, EVERY TIME!!
She is wonderful for this series, I couldn't think of anyone else reading it.
I love books, it's my great escape.
I totally loved Zack Sullivan. I was thinking that this book would be good but I did not think it could get any better with this series. I am so glad to report...I was wrong. Zack Sullivan is strong, sweet and so charming. Zack is so very sweet to Heather and helps her regain her faith in the male species. Their story is very touching and I simply can’t wait to read book #6. Please keep these books coming. They are terrific!!!! This book and the series gets 5 stars from me. I wish I could give it a 10.
I am an avid listener. I listen between 75-100 hours per month on my iPhone: 60% fiction to 40% non-fiction.
Zach is a mechanic. Okay he owns 30+ mechanic shops and is independently wealthy. When Summer foists a puppy on Zach to take care of, well the story opens up from there. As usual the plot is great and the twists that go around it make it interesting. Heather, the dog trainer, is a handful and is quitre endearing in this novel. Yup, its a bit formulaic in parts, but who doesn't like a puppy! Especially a puppy as great as Cuddles. I also liked they way she used a metaphor of Atlas and Cuddles. You'll have to read this one to know what I mean here.
Kaminsky does a great job. People who are hooked on the series won't be disappointed. Go back and read them all. I want to see how all the family members pan out. A Big thumbs up.
Yes, I would recommend this series to a friend because it has interest, love, and keeps your attention.
The family bond and love and passion between the couple.
Yes, I have listened to all of the "Sullivans" series thus far and will continue until they are over. I love how Bella Andre entwine the story of love, passion, and family into every book. It keeps me coming back for more.
12 step program please. I am addicted to Audible! I love trashy sexy books, award winning novels and everything between. Bring it!
No. I tried this book because it was on sale and because it had high reviews. I was not able to finish this book. The characters were flat and boring. Granted, I have not read the entire series so maybe if i had read the series, I would have found the Sullivan family interesting.
I knew I hit cheese-Overload when Zach finds Heather in his kitchen making eggs and he basically feels a pang in his heart. He's had a lot of women offer to make him breakfast in the past but he's never let a woman do it because he's never wanted to get that close or some mumbo-jumbo like that. Come on, we are talking about a grown man turning down countless meals! I grew up with a lot of men and if there is one thing I know, they never turn down food!
Hot romance/Sci Fi we're so lucky to have Audible to feed our book addictions. I love walking my precious dog Sydney & listening to my books
If You Were Mine is another incredibly romantic sexy addition to the Sullivans series. It seems like every time I read about the next Sullivan, I fall in love with them, and then with the whole family, all over again.Zach and Heather’s story really kept me entertained. From their first meeting where Heather gets the wrong impression of Zach, to his attempts to win her over with the cuteness that is Cuddles the Yorkie puppy, I couldn’t get enough of their evolving relationship. Not that either one of them wanted to admit that they were in a relationship. I was blown away with how sweet and loving Zach turned out to be and how hard he tried to keep Heather from getting hurt later on. His caring nature showed through in his every action (and interaction) with his family, Heather, and of course Cuddles and Atlas. I can understand how Heather’s past was something that would define how she viewed men and why she would shield her heart at all costs. But, boy, once she lets herself love someone…she loves them with everything she has. Talk about two people who are meant for each other! Also I must say that Eva Kaminsky has delivered another perfect narration.... :)
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It would be in my, what a lovely, romantic, lift me up story pile.
When Cuddles misses Zach and vice versa. I can just imagine the big man missing the tiny little Yorkie especially when his heart feels so fragile at that moment.
I think she brings it ALL!!! She's a wonderful narrator. So creative, so believable so talented. She makes the story and the characters come alive!
Well it made me laugh and cry. I think the characters were meant to be and it was just a very enjoyable book, through and through!
Ready for the next one!!!
This series is light and entertaining. If you are expecting great literature, you will be disappointed, but if you are looking for a well-written romance that follows the traditional formula, these stories are fun. The narration is easy to listen to, the Sullivan family are too good to be true, but likeable, and Bella Andre writes a steamy love scene as well as any I've read. Good for bedtime listening of if you want to switch your brain off and enjoy yourself.
What is not to like! It is a Sullivan book written by Bella Andre. But, that is not what you are really asking, so I will say this. It is a love story superbly written about two people determined not to fall in love.
I love the way Ms. Kaminsky tells the story, the inflections she puts in her voice during her reading of the story. She makes you see the story in your head as you are listening.
I loved the interaction between the two dogs. The way they became best friends as well. It was almost as if they were playing matchmaker as well.
Enjoy listening to a narration of a great book.
Gabe, Zach's brother, requested that he care for their recent adopted Yorkshire puppy, Cuddles, while he takes his family on vacation. Zach, the only one whose schedule is open and could not come up with any excuse. Problem is a bachelor has very little patience for a puppy that chews his shoes and runs off.
Heather, owner of a dog training facility was walking her Great Dane, Atlas, when they came upon the puppy, Cuddles, hiding on Zach. Heather was less than impressed with Zach and his charming ways. Zach signed up for puppy training lessons in order to get Heather's attention. The only friends made were between the two dogs.
As expected Zach charms Heather on a date to a baseball game, but she will soon finds out everything iinvolves family or is owned by family. Will Heather be able to keep away from Zach's charms?
Bella Andre's series is charming and her characters are likable but I find the stories very slow in development. It can take me months to read one book versus a few days or week. Andre ends very strongly and with a teaser for her next book.
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