A jilted small-town doctor. An allergic-to-white bridal boutique owner. Can these two gun-shy cynics ever say 'I Do'?
Dr. Joe Whelan lost his taste for love when he was left at the altar-thanks to a woman who should've kept her focus on his fiancée's bridal gown and out of his business. Moving to the remote Stewart Island wasn't far enough to get away from those humiliating memories. Luckily Joe's got a plan to both get even with the sharp-tongued firecracker who ruined his life, and to ensure his sister doesn't marry the biggest mistake of hers.
MacKenna Jones loves a good wedding so long as she's not the one walking down the aisle. Now she's temporarily back on Stewart Island and face-to-face with the good doctor who boils her blood one moment and weakens her knees the next. A seven day road trip with him to sabotage his sister's wedding in the Marriage Capital of the World wasn't her idea, nor was falling for his sexy bedside manner-so why are wedding bells ringing in her ears?
Marriage and happily-ever-after are for suckers, but is love in the cards for MacKenna and Joe when what happens in Vegas doesn't stay in Vegas?
SAYING I DO is the eighth 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 Saying I Do 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.
Book 9: Home for Christmas. Novella
Book 10: Bending the Rules. Featuring Tilly and Noah.
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Another winner from Tracey Alvarez
MacKenna Jones is a wedding dress designer from Invercargill, she has come to Stewart Island to send time with her cousin Holly in the run up to her wedding to Ford (the couple from Playing For Fun). When Stewart Island's meddling octogenarian matchmaker claims she is having a heart-attack shortly after seeing a cake which is meant to look like a spanner but is otherwise described as looking like a zombie's penis, Mac is sent to get the Island's Dr Joe Whelan. Aka Oban’s Doctor Sexy McSexface.
Joe and Mac have been avoiding each other for over four years, for reasons which unfold during the book, the two of them can't help sniping at each other although secretly they each also find the other verra attractive.
But Joe is forced to seek Mac's help when his little sister Kerry announces her sudden engagement to a tattooed bus driver. As one of the heirs to a million dollar brewery started by their parents, Kerry is a prime target for fortune hunters and her big brother isn't going to let her heart get broken by some guy on the make. Joe offers to pay for Kerry's dress from Mac's bridal boutique, the fantastically named Next Stop, Vegas, but secretly asks Mac to persuade his sister that this rushed marriage to a guy she has only known for a few months is a bad idea.
As Joe and MacKenna revisit what happened four years ago, can they build a relationship or will their pasts come between them? And can two people who have become cynical about love ever take that big step?
There's way more plot than that, there's a trip to Vegas, covert espionage, impressive breakfasts and all set against the beautiful backdrop of New Zealand, where they breed the men young and gorgeous.
I love Tracey Alvarez's books. The people of Stewart Island are like friends to me now, with their beef pies for breakfast (is that really a thing?) and their pub, Due South and the ferry to the mainland. Each of the characters is distinctive in his or her own right and comes with a backstory all to their own, some happy, some sad. This book is a great addition to the series, Joe is a kind and caring brother and doctor and MacKenna is a feisty, strong-willed and principled woman. Between the sheets they are scorching hot but it is what they bring to each other that makes this a romance.
Recommended for fans of small town romances featuring a smokin' hot doctor, lots of beautiful scenery and a talented heroine.
I requested a free ARC copy of this book and I’m writing an honest review of it. I was not compensated for my review, and I was not required to write a positive review. The opinion expressed here is my own.