If You Were Mine

If You Were Mine

by Melanie Harlow
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If You Were Mine by Melanie Harlow

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780998310138
Publisher: MH Publishing LLC
Publication date: 02/25/2017
Pages: 314
Sales rank: 309,632
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

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If You Were Mine 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 47 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I got completely swept away in this book! This story is scorching hot! This is my first book by Melanie Harlow. I love that it had the perfect amount of humor, drama and romance. Claire is looking for her happily ever after. Theo has been running from commitment and love his entire life. Claire hires Theo from an escort service to accompany her to a wedding. That night changes both their lives. I loved Claire and Theo's story. I laughed and cried with these characters. This book has all the feels. It is a must read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Oh my gosh! I don't know where to start with this book. I guess I will say that I LOVED this book. While reading this my heart was broken then put back together again. Theo, such a sad and broken man but he finds everything he needs to make him better in Claire. Claire, a woman who is beautiful inside and out but so scared to take chances and is so insecure learns who she really is with Theo. Read this book and follow their journey.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a good read. It had a good storyline. I loved the characters and their chemistry. I liked how it was different, which made it more interesting. It was sweet, romantic, and sad at the same time. I would recommend this book. It was definitely worth my time. Gtx
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
And they lived happily ever after. Loved it. Wonderful read! So entertaining. Well written and kept my attention. Great book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is beautiful! The things that happened felt like scenarios and life problems that could actually happen. It was so sad, and sweet, and heart breaking, and then affordable. I cried like a little baby. I got mad, and sad, and skeptical, and heartbroken. But I was also enamored, smitten, love struck, and ugly crying. I will definitely read this one again.
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Amazing book! Great story and characters!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So sweet
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book. Its my first book by this author but sure wont be the last.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A sweet love story. Strong characters.
Lplovestoread More than 1 year ago
This book is magic. Theo is a dream and Claire never knew going on a blind date and then needing a date after realizing she needs a boyfriend to take to a wedding she doesn’t have Theo comes into the mix and feelings and real life come into play. You must read this book to find out of their arrangement turns into something they can’t live without.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It drew me so quickly I couldn't stop reading it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book immensely. I started it a couple days ago and if I wasn't busy I was reading. Melanie has a way of writing that makes you feel like your there with her characters experiencing what they are. I loved Theo and Claire to bits they really do even each other out. What a great ending as well. Now I need to go back and read about jaime and Quinn and Jack and Margot.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book and finished it in 2 days. It's a good romance novel with both comedy and drama.
Emily-SBDR More than 1 year ago
Ok Melanie Harlow, just take my heart already. You've effectively ruined me for all good books from here on out anyways. If You Were Mine is a true winner. Theo is sexy as sin and my heart just went out for him from the beginning. He was a strong, sexy man who just needed a little help. Which came courtesy of the sweet and wily Claire. Theo and Claire were both a little lost when the book began, but when they found each other they got a little lighter, saw things a little brighter. It was really amazing to see the change in both of them throughout the book. It wasn't always fun, and sometimes my heart was twisted a little too much, but it was worth it in the end. Melanie Harlow has built a world of sweetness, super sexiness, and an empowering storyline. Theo and Claire will melt your heart and leave you both satisfied and needing so much more. If You Were Mine is an enticingly seductive standalone that you should go devour ASAP! Happy Reading! *ARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest review*
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this book. Will read again and again
IsaLaCroqueusedeLivres More than 1 year ago
4/5 STARS My first Melanie Harlow book. And it was so good! I read it in two days. Yes, you could tell the blurb may sound predictable, or yes, this is another love story where she (Claire) is a hopeless romantic while he (Theo) is too broken and doesn’t feel worthy of her love. But guys, this is romance, so we totally WANT love stories, and even if the description “could” seem like there are tons of books very similar that have already been written, I can tell you: you won’t be disappointed. How many times (and not so long ago, in my case) did you picked up a book because of its blurb, which seemed so great, so original, and this same book turned out to be a big disappointment? Well, If You Were Mine is really worth the journey: trust me when I tell you you will enjoy every minute of this story. Humor, tenderness, sexiness. Oh yes, lots of this stuff. Steamy scenes, yes madam! You will never look at a table… or at a kitchen countertop the same way again. And lots of emotions. Tons of them. Because the girl is struggling with a lot of fears and insecurities but wears her heart on her sleeve, and the boy is afraid to give his and is struggling with his demons… So the rollercoaster of emotions is guaranteed. It was a really great surprise, and I added Melanie Harlow to my Must Read Authors Shelf.
cutiephinphin More than 1 year ago
Melaine Harlow has since had me at hello with Frenched. I was really excited about this read especially after checking the synopsis. The read is sexy as expected but it was the emotional aspect in this book that really got me, along with some humorous banter that makes you laugh and tear at the same time. Claire has that hint of inferiority complex in her; second guessing herself, she is good but never good enough. Even though Theo seemed all wrong for her, I loved how he nudged her out of her comfort zone, pushed her to have more fun and have more faith in herself. Theo was definitely more complexed than Claire. He has trust issues and an emotional baggage from his growing up years. I loved the support and love he gave his sister-in-law and nieces. He definitely had more love to give than he thought if only he could get over his past and himself. I really enjoyed this read. Perfect epilogue. And yes! it was sexy as hell, with great chemistry from Theo and Claire, and a touching story from the secondary characters. Yet, this book evokes a deeper emotion that we ourselves, are the controller of things whatever it is of our past... if only you'd let it, if only you want it... I voluntarily read an early copy of this book.
lisaher More than 1 year ago
Since reading After We Fall I've became a Massive Melanie Harlow fan, while I still have most of her work to read what I have read has not disappointed, far from it it. This book packed everything I loved. Claire, in much need of avoiding the singles table at a friends wedding, she needs a quick fix after her little lie so she hired herself a hottie. Theo is more than he advertised, in fact he's a little different and a whole lot cockier. Claire is the opposite, she's worried about the whole facade, where Theo tells her to embrace it and let go and have fun. What's the worst that could happen? They are attracted to one another and sizzle as the chemistry burned up the rules they'd set, and not just in the contract. Theo doesn't want more, until Claire shows him how different it could all be, the pair doesn't lack their issues, which affect them and the relationship differently, while Claire has her insecurities Theo always being a drifter, a loner if fighting his abandonment issues, but they seem so perfect to together, if only Theo could sort himself out, because he's helped Claire be better, a more adventurous person and to come out herself more, so you can only hope he can do the same for himself with Claire's help, if he'd just only let her. I loved this book and I loved both Claire and Theo, they made you want them to be together, but nothing is easy or good without the drama and Ms Harlow delivered it all again. Also this book has left me seriously dying to read all about Jamie and Quinn, because I know I'll love them just as much as Margot & Jack and Claire & Theo.
cest More than 1 year ago
I absolutely LOVE Melanie Harlow books and If You Were Mine was no different. I think that Claire might be my favorite heroine of hers to date! When we first meet Claire, she needs a date to a wedding. Tired of being at the singles table, she decides to hire a date online and here we meet Theo MacLeod. When we first meet Theo, he has a carefree air about him that just sucks a reader in. He is fun and good-looking and he definitely put a smile on my face with his witty banter and great personality. As that one date slowly becomes something more than either expected, we see what a complex character Theo is. You see he is a drifter coming from a messed up family, never settling in one place, never allowing anyone in his life for fear of getting hurt. Where Claire is everything he is not - trusting and innocent - Theo is not good about letting people in. He is in essence, scared to be vulnerable and to admit any feelings he could potentially have for Claire. And while Theo knows about his shortcomings and doesn't want to hurt the big-hearted and loving Claire, he can't help but run from her a number of times because of his trust issues. And while understandable from a reader's point of view, I also wanted to knock some sense into him because if anyone could heal this broken man, it would be this woman. Readers looking for a realistic view of relationships, who want to read about characters that need to let go of their pasts to allow someone in to see all of themselves for a possible future, who like humor and sweet and sexy all at the same time - should pick up this book. Melanie Harlow is a must read for me and I will drop everything to read ANY of her books!
CrystalsBookWorld More than 1 year ago
Theo!!!!!! Melanie Harlow is the Queen of making me cry with her books. It is all around crying. There are happy tears, sad tears, heartbroken tears, and regret tears. I love my broken man Theo. If You Were Mine is beautifully written and a piece of you heart stays with the story. It is addicting and I will read this book over and over again. I know I may have said it once or twice, but Theo is my new book boyfriend and I love this guy sooo much. He is so lost and it made me sad that he thought he did not deserve to be happy or loved. Claire may have her life together, but she is lacking the most important thing in life...love. What was suppose to be pretend, happened to rock these two's world. The sexy scenes rocked it out of the ball park! I was not disappointed with this story. You need to meet Theo and Claire! They complete each other. Where one is weak, the other is strong. They are hands down my favorite book couple. Thank you Melanie for giving us an amazing, sexy, and strong story. If You Were Mine is a 10 Star Read!!!
Kelly_BTCBlog More than 1 year ago
An emotionally gripping and passionately seductive love story that will leave you wanting more well after it ends! Single. Something you don't want to be when attending a co-workers wedding. But that's the position Claire French is finding herself in. Wanting to avoid the dreaded singles table, Claire lets out the biggest lie she's ever come up with...having a boyfriend. And not just any boyfriend, but a Ryan Gosling look-a-like. But desperate times call for desperate measures. And after a hefty consumption of alcohol, she's signed up for Hotties4Hire, a get-a-date-quick online service. But when she meets "Fred", he isn't anything like she imagined him to be, and looks nothing like his picture. Tall, dark, muscular, and drop dead gorgeous, Theo is not what she was expecting. And Theo?...well, Claire was a one-of-a-kind woman who gets under his skin like no one else has before. But appearances are only the beginning. And when it's time to part ways, can these two remain "professional" and say goodbye, or will their chemistry make them give in to their mutual attraction? If You Were Mine put the POW in powerful! Wow, this is definitely one of my favorite reads in 2017! The raw emotions and undeniable allure makes this story soar! Claire's sweet and compassionate personality makes you want to be her best friend, and Theo's troubled past and emotional scars creates a need in you to hold him and make everything better. Their relationship was initially constructed on lies. But the desire to know more about one another overrides the need to protect their hearts, and the truths hidden deep. Their dynamic together is a sexually charged and poignant force that delivers in all romantic aspects. And the writing was phenomenal; the story didn't get caught up with irrelevant descriptions or dialogue. It flowed extremely well, and included some new, and some known, characters whose stories helped Claire and Theo's relationship succeed. And the epilogue...a one-way ticket to Swoon City! This book is without a doubt a 5-star must read! If you're a fan of Melanie's previous books, then you will not be disappointed with If You Were Mine!