Series: The Sullivans #5
Published by Oak Press on 05/09/2012
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Narrator: Eva Kaminsky
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 am on a Bella Andre The Sullivans series audiobook kick. The audiobooks, narrated by Eva Kaminsky, are really good, and lately I haven’t been able to tolerate anything heavy. If You Were Mine by Bella Andre is a fantastic contemporary romance, especially in audiobook form.
If You Were Mine is the fifth book in The Sullivan series (each book focuses on a different Sullivan) and is about Zach Sullivan. Zach is one good-looking man. His good looks even rival that of his movie star brother, Smith. Zach is a genius when it comes to cars, and owns his own garage chain on the west coast. Zach is also a total ladies man, and never lets his experiences with women venture into “relationship” status. While that is a little frustrating, it’s understandable given Zach’s beliefs.
Of all the Sullivan sons (there are 6!) Zach is the one that most resembles their father, who passed away at a very young age. This resemblance has affected Zach all his life, and has led to him keeping things physical and not personal on the lady front. But then he meets Heather.
Heather is a dog trainer, and she owns her own dog training business, Top Dog. Before she knows it, Heather is asked to help Zach with the puppy he is watching for his niece. Heather doesn’t have a good first impression of Zach, but soon their chemistry can’t be denied. Heather and Zach both have some issues that they have to work through, and they definitely make mistakes. I wasn’t completely sold on the conflict in this book, but I still really did enjoy the story. I wanted Zach and Heather to be together forever.
But, honestly, my favorite part of the story were the two adorable puppies! Heather’s giant dog, Atlas, and Zach’s miniature puppy, Cuddles, were just too adorable. They each have their own personality, but they still acted like dogs. I just loved their antics so very much.
If You Were Mine may not be my favorite Sullivan book, but it sure is good! I am already dying to read another one. Thank goodness there are so many in the still-growing series!