cover image If You Were Mine

If You Were Mine

Bella Andre. Mira, $7.99 mass market (400p) ISBN 978-0-7783-1560-5

Andre continues her thoroughly enjoyable contemporary series with the fifth Sullivan sibling’s romantic adventure. Racecar driver and dealership mogul Zach Sullivan reluctantly agrees to puppy-sit while his niece Summer is out of town, not realizing that her three-pound fluffy Yorkie, Cuddles, is more like a Tasmanian devil. Desperate, he enlists the help of business owner and dog trainer Heather Linsey, who can’t resist the energetic pup. If you include the friendly bonding between Heather’s 200-pound Great Dane, Atlas, and tiny Cuddles, then this book is two romances for the price of one; dog lovers will enjoy the canine companionship as much as the slow-burning attraction between Heather and Zach. Other members of the Sullivan clan make appearances here and there to please returning fans, and Zach’s sweetly persistent efforts to win nervous Heather’s trust are satisfyingly heartfelt and earnest. (Nov.)