Monday, May 28, 2012

If You Were Mine

If You Were Mine is the 5th book in the Sullivan Family series from Bella Andre. From Amazon’s website.~
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 bestselling 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?

I’m a huge fan of Bella Andre and pre-ordered If You Were Mine as soon as there was a release date. I love spending more time with the entire Sullivan clan in each book. I’ve always liked Zack in past books, so when I saw we would be getting his story, it made me very happy.

Zach has always lived a bit of a charmed life. However, when he is left a new puppy to puppy sit for while his brother takes his family on vacation, he quickly learns he is in over his head. Enter dog trainer Heather Linsey and Zach’s world is getting ready to be turned upside down. I loved Heather from the moment she was first introduced. She wasn’t willing to fall at Zach’s feet as every other woman had his entire adult life. When Heather’s dog Atlas falls for Zach’s temporary dog Cuddles, Heather and Zach find themselves spending more and more time together.

The attraction between Heather and Zach is obvious from their very first meeting. However, neither is looking for more than “friends with benefits” because of issues both have in their past. Once they do finally give in to their attraction, it was super sexy. Zach and Heather’s “friends with benefits” relationship soon looks like it is becoming so much more. Heather and Atlas continue to be there to help Zach and Cuddles (I love how Atlas and Cuddles love each other so much).  Zach is there for Heather when she has to have dinner with her parents, and Heather is there for Zach for the birth of his new niece.

Zach and Heather are both such strong characters and I loved them together. I really wanted Heather to confront the people who caused her demons from the past, but that is the only thing I wanted to happen that didn’t in this book.  Bella Andre has always given her readers books filled with a wide range of emotion, and she delivers again with If You Were Mine. At any given time I could be laughing, crying, or yelling/cursing one of the characters.

The official ebook release date for If You Were Mine was May 24, 2012 and is available from your favorite online retailers. Up next for the Sullivan clan will be Ryan’s story, and I can’t wait for it to be released.

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