Review: If You Were Mine by Melanie Harlow


If You Were Mine, an all-new sexy and emotional standalone from USA Today Bestselling author Melanie Harlow is available now!

If You Were Mine by Melanie Harlow

Genre: Contemporary Romance

mhifyouwereminebookcover5x8_bw_mediumTheo 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.


Another slam dunk!

Melanie Harlow is an original voice in a genre that can get a bit repetitive. Since reading her 1920’s historical romances (Speak Easy & Speak Low ~ incredible romance and adventures surrounding bootlegging booze and organized crime), she has been an automatic “one click” author.

Her contemporary romances are every bit as entertaining as the ones she wrote set in 1920s Detroit. The stories are funny, authentic, unique, and SMOKING HOT… but none of the characters are perfect or pretending to be. Her characters are often striving for a better life while overcoming checkered or traumatic pasts. While they are bold in their pursuits, the bravery can waver at times. This honest depiction of life makes the characters realistic and the struggles will resonate with any reader who struggles with regret or self esteem.

Theo and Claire have an unusual introduction: she wants a reprieve from the singles table at a wedding and he is the escort she hires for the event.
Their business arrangement becomes something more – but it is a raw, emotional journey from friends to fling to forever. And it is COMPLETELY worth the trip when you arrive at the best Epilogue ever written.


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harlow-headshot-colorMelanie Harlow likes her martinis dry, her heels high, and her history with the naughty bits left in. When she’s not writing or reading, she gets her kicks from TV series like VEEP, Game of Thrones, House of Cards, and Homeland. She occasionally runs three miles, but only so she can have more gin and steak.

Melanie is the author of the HAPPY CRAZY LOVE series, the FRENCHED series, and the sexy historical SPEAK EASY duet, set in the 1920s. She lifts her glass to romance readers and writers from her home near Detroit, MI, where she lives with her husband, two daughters, and pet rabbit.

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