If You Were Mine by Melanie Harlow


August 4, 2017


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Jeri’s Book Attic








If You Were Mine




Melanie Harlow








February 28th 2017








Theo MacLeod wasn’t supposed to be the one.Tall, dark and handsome suits me just fine, but the cocky grin, know-it-all attitude, and mammoth ego? No thanks. I only hired him so I wouldn’t have to sit at the singles table again. It was just pretend.He wasn’t supposed to kiss me.


My heart wasn’t supposed to pound. We weren’t supposed to spend the night together—the hottest night of my life. One night turns into a snowed-in weekend away, and even the blizzard of the century can’t cool the fire between us.


I can’t get enough—of his smile, of his body, of the way he makes me feel.We’re nothing alike. He’s a daredevil, and I’m a nervous Nellie. He’s a drifter, and I want to put down roots. He’s an opportunist with a checkered past, and I’m a Girl Scout volunteer.


But none of it matters when I’m in his arms.I know he’s made mistakes. I know his wounds are deep, and he doesn’t trust easily. I know he doesn’t believe he could ever be enough to make me happy, but he could. All he has to do is stay.






If You Were Mine by Melanie Harlow was my first book by this author and I can assure you, it will not be my last when the storyline fits.


I was directly drawn into the writing style of this author, the story captured my full attention, and that only changed, well when the book ended.


The plot was intriguing and the characters were well developed and interesting. The story pace was steady and the depth was sufficient enough to feel real


I am honestly happy that no one ever came up with the idea of placing me at one of those dreaded single tables. So often I heard the horror stories about them that I can honestly fully understand that a girl really would do almost anything to avoid ending at one of those.


This plot contains enough light to be a powerful romance and enough darkness to have a little suspense. Theo’s (what I would call) “journey” to Claire is not without setbacks and failures but that is what makes the story believable.


Claire and Theo were a great couple and I loved accompanying them while their relationship developed.



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