on February 28th 2017
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
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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.
“Love is real and it’s powerful enough to conquer any odds.”
– Melanie Harlow
I picked up this novel to take a break from YA. I’m glad I did. Over the past year I have come to really enjoy romance novels. This one was no different.
If You Were Mine is the story of Claire, an art teacher at a local school who is known for being single. When a fellow teacher reminds her that she hasn’t filled out her RSVP card yet, Claire tells her that she has a date and is looking forward to the wedding. The only problem: she lied. She is so desperate to not sit at the singles table that she hires a male escort for the night. Theo and Claire hit it off right from the start and it soon becomes more than just a one-night business transaction.
The characters in Melanie Harlow’s novel felt real, from their personalities, background, and the way they interact with others. The story flowed well and kept me on my toes the entire time, and by that I mean I read it in just a few hours. I recommend this book to anyone looking for a romance to read.