Ready to Burn
Book 3, Stewart Island - Due South, no. 3
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Watch the sparks fly as they burn it up in the kitchen…
Take one sassy Harland girl.
Shaye Harland, sous chef de-awesome, desperately wants the role of Due South’s head chef. Though a little out of her depth, she can totally cope with the extra demands if she can resist her future brother-in-law when he muscles in on her kitchen. The Hollywood wannabe is nothing but a troublesome distraction and he fries her sex-ometer to a crisp. But as far as romance? Forget it. Love, when she finds Mr. Perfect, will be as sweet as her to-die-for cookies.
Add a bad-boy from LA.
Del Westlake swore he’d never again set foot on the island he calls the “ass end of New Zealand.” With his reputation as a sous chef in one of LA’s hottest restaurants trashed, and his estranged father’s restaurant needing a head chef, Del wants nothing more than to go in, get the job done, and get out. Except his feisty second-in-command carves herself a spot in his heart and completely incinerates his plans.
Winning a spot on a TV reality show is just what Del needs to jumpstart his career back in the States. Nothing can get in the way of him winning—not even the woman whose trust he’d destroy if she discovers his secrets. But with a film crew capturing the explosive kitchen chemistry between them, will his bad-boy ways rear up and ruin his shot at becoming Shaye’s Mr. Perfect?
READY TO BURN is the third story in Tracey Alvarez’s best-selling Due South books set against the stunning backdrop of Aotearoa, New Zealand. If you like heartwarming, sexy and sweet 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 Ready To Burn and dive into these sensual romance novels!
Intended for mature 18+ aged readers who enjoy their feel good romance on the steamier side.
Praise for the Due South 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 Due South books!
Book 1: In Too Deep. Featuring Piper and West. A smoking-hot reunion which may lead to a second chance for them both...
Book 2: Melting Into You. Featuring Kezia and Ben. Can this widowed single mom and the stubborn but sexy single dad ever make one big happy family?
Book 3: Ready To Burn. Featuring Shaye and Del. Two chefs, one workplace where things get seriously overheated—and a passionate enemies to lovers romance.
Book 4: Christmas With You. Featuring Carly and Kip. A New Zealand holiday romance where becoming friends with benefits can sometimes make the sexiest Christmas present of all...
Book 5: My Forever Valentine. Due South Short Stories.
Book 6: Playing For Fun. Featuring Holly and Ford. New Zealand’s octogenarian matchmaker is at work, with best friends Holly and Ford in the crosshairs.
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 later in 2016
One book is just better than the next! Shaye and Del are just too hot in the kitchen (and out) together! It was great watching as Del struggled to figure out his relationship with Stewart Island ad as Shaye dealt with the blow of Del being asked to take over the role she thought she would have. Loved them together, even as my heart stopped a bit at the end!
Ready to burn
This book was HOT HOT HOT!!!!
Hot in the Kitchen!
Ready To Burn. Featuring Shaye and Del. Two chefs, one workplace where things get seriously overheated-and a passionate enemies to lovers romance.
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
What a great read. It made me very homesick and I could relate to so many of the small things in this book.
I absolutely loved the fact that as soon he arrived back into town he and his brother and mates stopped to get a meat pie before heading home:) I do the exact same thing in Adelaide when I return home for a visit. A meat pie and an iced coffee at the Villis 24 hour cafe! Bird brain screeching the morning to be fed. Loved all of these small descriptions that I really could picture it. I wake up at my mums with the neighbors roosters crowing at 5am every time Im there:(
I loved Shaye. She's the family glue. Strong, resilient, supportive, hardworking, puts other ahead of her self. But she has that entire down to earth mixed with a little bit of clumsy that really endears you to a character.
I felt really bad for Del. He was unhappy but he didn't realize that what he thought was his dream and ambition was what was making him unhappy in the first place.
I think both of these characters had to figure who they were. And what better place to do it than in this lovely small picturesque town. A town full of people that support and love you.
The book had the perfect amount of heat also. I am looking forward to reading many more books from Tracey!