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)
Nurse, mom, loved to read....but now I love to listen. When I retire I hope to hear waves crashing in 1 ear and audible in the other!
A nice, sweet, heartwarming Sullivan love story. The brother Zach...who will never fall in love and marry, falls in love and proposes. These stories are a breath of fresh air with all the BDSM romances out there. I have loved all the Sullivan stories so far. The narrator is very good and is the Sullivan clan!
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Title: If You Were Mine
Author: Bella Andre
Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
Series: The Sullivans # 5
"If You Were Mine" by Bella Andre was the fifth in 'The Sullivans' series and this series featured Zach Sullivan and Heather Linsey. This novel was another contemporary romantic read that connects the series together being so well written that smoothly picks up from the last series.
We find from this read Zach is a 'mogul mechanic' and loves life to its fullest. Being another one of the hottest Sullivan brother he has it all...'money, good looks and fancy cars,' however when Zach meets the beautiful Heather he soon will know that there maybe something missing in his life. When Zach is left to keep a little dog named Cuddles it doesn't take long for him to know he needs help. So he meets a dog trainer named Heather and this is where this story to take off. Zach will find Heather one beautiful lady and just what he will have to do to get Heather 'eating out his hand' because she really wants nothing to do with him. You will find from the read that both Zach and Heather have a 'scarred past.' Will they be able to learn to love and trust each other? Now, this is where I say you must pick up "If You Were Mine" to see how this will all come out. You will find all of the characters were as always well developed producing such a captivating read. I also loved the additions of the animals characters 'Atlas and Cuddles' who were delivered simply off the chart and beautifully presented.
"If You Were Mine" was truly a fun, beautiful, intriguing, sexy and very romantic read that will only lead you to the next series # 6 'Let Me Be The One.'
I enjoy historical, paranormal, and contemporary romance. Also steampunk, sci-fi, fantasy, suspense, and fiction. I'm open to about anything
Setting: San Francisco, CA. Contemporary
Narration: Ms Kaminsky gives us her usual performance. It's a good thing that all the guys aren't conversing, because there isn't a great difference in her men from one book to the next.
This is a standard romance with the focus on what keeps them from acting on their desire. Strange, because Heather is presumably a non-virgin, having had a couple of LTRs in the past, so what would be the big deal in starting a liaison. Perhaps it's because Zach is a man-ho, eschewing relationships wherein the lady is looking for marriage. There's really not much to the plot except for those personal issues which they don't share with one another. The sex is a bit graphic, but not so graphic that I would classify it as erotica.
Worth the credit if you're into the series. Actually, any of the books could almost be a stand-alone, except for the epilogue, which sets you up for the next book.
Bella Andre has done it, again. If You Were Mine is the 5th book in The Sullivans series and it is every bit as good as the first 4. I absolutely love that as the series progresses no book suffers. Each book has its own individual story and can easily stand alone. But, it’s much better read in order. This is simply because she refers to the previous couples and we get a peak at their progression. I listen to this book in audio and love how Eva Kaminsky narrates this family.
Zach Sullivan has been duped. His sweet, little niece needs a puppy sitter. A little guilt and a lot of pleas Zach finds himself as the temporary owner of a little ball of fur. After all, he’s such a sweet, helpless puppy. How much trouble can he be? Hah! Zach has been saddled with a mini demon and needs help fast.
Heather Linsey loves dogs and is living her life’s dream. She owns a dog training business and takes it very seriously. That’s why when she’s asked, as a personal favor from a client, to work in a special case she doesn't hesitate. When she shows up at Sullivan Auto and hears a big, grouchy man yelling at this poor, little, helpless puppy she knows she did the right thing. What kind of monster is this guy?
It doesn't take long for Heather to see how sexy and sweet Zach really is. The two of them find an instant attraction that they are trying hard to fight. Zach doesn't believe that he has any kind of future with a woman. He lost his father at a young age and everyone says he’s just like his dad. He just can’t let anyone else suffer the same fate that his mother did. In one of their great conversations he learns that Heather does not believe in forever after he can’t imagine his good fortune. Who wouldn't jump at the chance of a fling with the most beautiful woman he’s ever seen? He doesn't expect that his feelings are much stronger than a fling until it’s too late and he’s reeling from it all.
This story was so much fun. I absolutely love the antics of the puppy and how he befriended the much larger dog that Heather owns. I could totally picture the pair of them playing. It was so funny to see Zach learn to train the little guy and heartwarming to see him fall in love with not only the puppy, but the puppy trainer.
Each character had fears and parts of their past to overcome, but it was so worth it in the end. It actually brought tears to my eyes as they struggled to work it out.
Sassy dialogue, humor, and a great reader are important to me.
our hero is just plain sexy. Our heroine is just too unsure for me! Weak women who get strong at the end of a story are not for me. the author is too busy making sure you want to buy the rest of the series. I caution you to finish one first before buying more.
You can choose which ever story you like. I picked this one #5, it started out with a puppy.this is a new author for me, she writes all the stories very wordy, almost like a diary. These are not for me. Listen to the full story before buying more.
She is not for me. I have only a few I really love. anna fields, natalie ross, gabra zackman.I buy most of these 3 readers work.
2/3 of the way, great. then it faded. I am not looking for Hemmingway. I do like a book that makes you want to return for another listen. this was not it
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