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.
Book 9: Home For Christmas. Stewart Island novella.
Book 10: Bending The Rules. Featuring Tilly and Noah.
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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.
I love all of the books in this series, but this one I particularly love. The love between Bree & Harley can't be deined, but both of them carry secrets that may hold them back from truly being able to be happy. It's a love between two people that has always existed, but never got to truly blossom until now. Through many trials and tribulations, unfolding of secrets that could hurt them both, they continue to find one another. Never truly able to ignore the one true fact, that, they are each other's true match.
Bree is strong, independent, and has more stubborn bones in her body then anyone else. Her fears drive her to, not let anyone else have control over her life. Her talent and love for art is amazing, and she sees the true person that Harley is. His rough and rugged persona hides the man too afraid to love, because of his difficult beginning as a child.
Let Bree & Harley take you on their ups and downs through the love story, that brings the past to the present, and the discovery that there is no, obstacles too big to over come. Just remember to tissues, the heart ache is worth it in the end.
Love all Tracey’s books!
I discovered Tracey’s books last year…thank goodness! Finding her that late meant I could binge on Due South books before our big vacation to New Zealand last fall. Waiting on this book was tough, but well worth the wait.
I love the way Tracey brings her characters to life. They are fun, quirky and passionate. Drawing Me In was full of twists and turns as Bree and Harley work their way through the past so they can have a future.
Any Tracey Alvarez book is a fun read. She has become a favorite author of mine and I highly recommend her!
This was another moving, eye-opening and fun romance in the Due South series. I was really curious as to how the story with Harley Komeke would play out. He came across as an arrogant player (although dedicated brother) in Playing For Fun (Ford's story.) I wasn't worried, though, when left to the consistent hands of Tracey Alvarez. It didn't take much for me to love Harley's brooding artist persona.
I won't say much of the story line, because there are some surprising twists that are best discovered as you read along. Let's just say there were some "What?!" and some "That's crazy!" moments and I enjoyed every minute. After a couple of big reveals and Harley's realization of love, some fun begins trying to convince Bree of his determined life long commitment.
I truly enjoyed how the story played out. I was thoroughly surprised, excited and entertained. My only reason for not giving this book 5 stars is my connection to Bree. As much of a fan of Harley's I was, I was not won over by Bree. This is definitely a personal flaw of my own, because I never really like the uptight, overly organized character traits of which Bree is described. She has her "let loose" moments and I do appreciate her love and commitment to her family, as well as Harley. Although, Harley has to work hard to win her over.
Overall, this was another win for Tracey Alvarez. Going in, you know you are going to get a developed and well thought out story that is interconnected to previous books in the series by the relationships with the friends on Oban. Also, Drawing Me In has one of the sweetest and most heartwarming epilogues. If you enjoyed the previous book, this one is a must, especially to get to know Harley. He's now one of my favorite book heroes.
I was gifted an ARC from the author in exchange for my honest and unbiased review.