If You Were Mine by Melanie Harlow – Jacque’s Review


Melanie Harlow was chosen by Garden of REden’s members as our featured author for March 2017.  I would have read it anyway since Melanie is a favorite of mine!!!



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.

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 I have been a fan of Melanie Harlow for awhile now and I have loved every book I’ve read.   Reading If You Were Mine was a no-brainer!!!

Claire is the typical girl who just can’t find the right guy.  Theo has so much baggage…he’s so full of self doubt stemming from his childhood that he doesn’t feel he deserves Claire and fights his feelings for her.  But Claire wants and deserves to be fought for!

I loved the the way they meet and it was the instant connection that had me hooked.  These two were such great characters that you feel belong together and are rooting for them the entire time!  And of course there is Jack, Margot, Quinn and Jaime as part of the story (from  Man Candy and When We Fall)…I love it when authors connect their different stories!

Melanie Harlow is an instant 1-click author for me.  To me, this book gave a lot more of Theo than I anticipated but really appreciated!!!  Read it!  You’ll love it!

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