Drawing Me In
Book 7, Stewart Island - Due South, No. 7
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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.
Angsty, emotional but at times sweet standalone friends to lovers /second chance romance with a HEA!
Drawing Me In is the seventh book in the Due South series and is just as incredible and refreshingly unique as each and every book in this series that you can’t help but fall in love with. Drawing Me In is an angsty, emotional rollercoaster of emotions but also a sweet friends to lovers, second chance, romance with tough heartbreaking histories for both characters.
Although Bree and Harley have a history, I liked how the author was able to carry their tension through the whole story aptly, while also capturing their undeniable chemistry which had not fizzled out since they were last together ten years ago and also actually dealing with their issues, rather than just brushing them aside and moving the characters forward to a happy place. The challenges that are faced by all aren’t easy to deal with but the way they are handled is with sensitivity, delicacy, maturity and fittingly at times, humour. Tracey Alvarez’s ability to develop believable characters with real emotions and actions adds that extra something to the story and the reader’s connection with the characters. Also, using dual points of views allowed for further development of both characters, especially relating to some of their hidden emotions relating to issues in their past and why they are the way they are today. The reluctance of both characters’ feelings towards their relationship didn’t feel like it was just the author’s way of dragging out something, which can often feel like the case with some stories.
Drawing Me In moves at a steady pace with a strong plot that evolves with some predictability but also a few surprising twists that I never would have seen coming. Sensitive issues that may be very emotional to some people are dealt with sensitively but also with a very modern approach and maturity. The book and characters are well written (never really a question with Tracey Alvarez) and despite being book seven Bree and Harley have their own unique personalities and insecurities; every book is refreshingly unique despite being part of a series as all the characters have their own unique quirks and personalities that you just can’t help but love and get taken in by. I personally loved catching up with previous characters, as always, especially Piper and West and how their continued story intertwined into Bree & Harley’s. However, be assured, if you haven’t read any previous books you definitely can read this as a standalone; the previous books just add another dimension and a deeper knowledge, especially Playing For Fun which has further back history on Harley’s story, but they don’t have a direct impact on Bree and Harley’s story. The HEA and epilogue ties up Harley and Bree’s story and I can’t else to read more from this series in the future.
Overall, if you enjoy angsty, second chance, secret baby romances, set in a realistic setting within a stunning backdrop of New Zealand, don’t hesitate to give this book or any book in this series a read! I would highly recommend it to anyone!
*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 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.
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.***