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)
Of the Sullivan brothers, Zack is one most like their deceased father. Because of this similarity, he is believes that he is destined to die young just like their father. Therefore, Zack tries to keep his distance from everyone, while living life to the fullest. Thanks to a meddling 7-year old, he isn’t going to be alone for long. When his brother takes his fiancé and her daughter on vacation, Zack is left puppy sitting. Zack, the ideal bachelor, has no idea what to do with a new puppy. However, it isn’t long before Heather and Atlas (her dog) have stolen the heart of both Zack and the puppy. This is a good read with the story going straight to the dogs! Excellent! Cannot wait until December when the next audio installment of the Sullivan’s is due out!
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.
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.
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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.'
Listening to books is the best. I love almost all genres, but romance is my favorite, and rom-com is my preference there.
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.
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