A nine-year-old secret he never saw coming…
Bree Findlow’s ordered life just got complicated. Harley, the man who once broke her heart has temporarily moved back to Stewart Island, and her mother intends to sell the art gallery Bree has worked so hard to establish. If that isn’t a streak of bad luck, Bree’s sister arrives on the scene with a secret in tow. One with Harley’s eyes and artistic talent.
Renowned artist Harley Komeke returns to his home town to rediscover his missing muse and instead, finds a new one - the woman whose spell he fell under years ago at art school. He can’t resist the red-hot heat generated between them, even after discovering she kept their son hidden from him. He should be furious, but he isn’t. Not when with his dark past, he never, ever wanted to risk having a family. So what’s a guy to do when life throws another curve-ball and Bree won’t see reason? Fight hard, fight dirty. Fight to win.
DRAWING ME IN is the seventh story in Tracey Alvarez’s best-selling Stewart Island books set against the stunning backdrop of Aotearoa, New Zealand. If you like heart-warming, sexy & seductive small-town romances with a touch of comedy, you’ll love sharing the journey with these authentic men and women struggling to find their special someone.
Download your copy of Drawing Me In and dive into the sensual Stewart Island world!
Intended for mature 18+ aged readers who enjoy their romance on the steamier side.
Praise for the Stewart Island series!
"It’s official…I’m hooked on this series! I want to jump on a plane and fly to this island, because apparently they grow them big and HOT in New Zealand…men that is!!!" ~ Swept Away By Romance
"Perfection comes in many shapes and forms, and Ms Alvarez delivers in her contemporary voice and quirky character traits that make a distinctive difference between average and stellar storytelling." ~ InD’Tale Magazine
"Just as the must-read series of Donna Kauffman (The Bachelors of Blueberry Cove), Jill Shalvis (Lucky Harbor), Terri Osburn (Anchor Island), Marie Force (The McCarthys of Gansett Island), Sherryl Woods (Chesapeake Shores) have entranced me with their seaside settings and caring communities - so has Tracey Alvarez - and I'm adding her series to my must-read shelf too."~ Fab Fantasy Fiction
Don’t miss any of the Stewart Island books!
Book 1: In Too Deep. Featuring Piper and West.
Book 2: Melting Into You. Featuring Kezia and Ben.
Book 3: Ready To Burn. Featuring Shaye and Del.
Book 4: Christmas With You. Featuring Carly and Kip.
Book 5: My Forever Valentine. Due South Short Stories.
Book 6: Playing For Fun. Featuring Holly and Ford.
Book 7: Drawing Me In. Featuring Bree and Harley.
Book 7.5: Kissing The Bride. A Due South short story.
Book 8: Saying I Do. Featuring MacKenna and Joe. Coming May 2017.
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Good things come to those who wait!
This is the latest book of the Due South series and is book seven – this book can be read as a stand alone but if you have not read the first five I strongly suggest you read them first....all are amazing.
Waiting for this book I was unsure if I would like it, or more specifically, if I would like Harley. We have come across Bree in all of the previous Due South books and although she is a little reserved she is a gorgeous, funny, feisty, loyal person who you instinctively feel very protective of. On the flip side we have come across Harley a couple of times, these have not been particularly flattering and he was on an uphill battle to win me over.
This was always going to be a very emotional book, with a complex history and many twist and turns, hurts and betrayals – intentional, unintentional and imagined. Their history is far more complex than you could ever imagine and some of the twists cause a sharp intake of breath as the repercussions of these are realised, the demons they unleash could easily have devastating effects.
Harley begins the book as the cocky, successful artist we have met before, very hot and sexy but ultimately cold and unemotional. Thankfully we soon see this cocky shield occasionally slip as his family and Bree begin to chip their way through the ice encasing his heart. Once Harley is shocked in to feeling, he is bombarded by emotions again and again, betrayal, joy, fear, hope, doubt and of course love. A minefield for any guy, but especially for someone as emotionally remote as Harley, a true jigsaw for him to work through.
Harley finally realises they can get through anything together, but is he too late? Can he convince Bree that he actually believes they can get over any hurdle together, or has he let her down one time too many? He has a mountain to climb, but by the end of the book he certainly had me convinced and I was completely swept off my feet by the very gorgeous and loving Harley Komeke.
I am looking forward to the next in the series.....I sense Dr Joe may finally have met the woman to bring him to his knees and predict many fireworks as he battles this tooth and nail!
I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I was not compensated for my review, and I was not required to write a positive review. The opinion expressed here is my own.
Another great book by this author
Bree and Harley's story - from the moment Bree and Harley see each other again the attraction still pulsates between them which they both do their best to ignore. When secrets are revealed they have to deal with the consequences and emotions in different ways. The author handles the conflicts and hurdles to overcome in ways that felt right for the characters.
I also enjoyed all of the details which brought the secondary characters to life, bringing back friends from other books in the series. I particularly like how she incorporates a little Maori culture into the story too.
The author has a knack for writing humorous one-liners which had me laughing out loud on numerous occasions. It's a wonderful sweet story full of emotion. Another winner in my opinion.
***I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I was not compensated for my review, and I was not required to write a positive review. These are my thoughts on the story.***
Another lovely story from Tracey Alvarez
I enjoy Tracey's writing very much. She writes emotions very well, and is very good at gradually building tension. I really appreciate the way she writes about children, they always feel very real, you can visualise them. Carter is a delightful, intelligent nine year old, Michaela a new born and equally real. Tracey's books are always well worth reading.
This story is about Harley Komeke, a world renowned artist who has been spoken about in every book in the series, but this is the first time we get to meet him; and Bree Findlow, owner of the local gift shop/art gallery. They were a couple briefly while in college, then Harley got the opportunity to work in New York, and left New Zealand. Bree knew that he was a man who was not prepared to commit, so although she has always had strong feelings for him she has mostly managed to avoid him for ten years, leaving the island whenever he returned for a visit. Then his mother dies, so he returns for her funeral, too quickly for Bree to be able to go away. They meet, he returns to New York, but decides to come back home for a longer visit, and their story evolves.
I received an ARC copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. The opinions expressed are entirely my own.