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Break Your Heart

Book 5, Bounty Bay

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Fake girlfriend. Real sizzle. What could possibly go wrong?

Single mum Vee Sullivan has a little girl to provide for and an eye on Bounty Bay's newest shopping center to expand her clothing business-if only she could afford it. So when Sam Ngata offers her a fake girlfriend deal in exchange for his retail space, Vee is tempted. But saying yes might mean risking a broken heart…

BREAK YOUR HEART is the fifth story in Tracey Alvarez’s Bounty Bay series, set against the stunning backdrop of Aotearoa, New Zealand. If you like heartwarming, sexy and sweet small town romances, you’ll love sharing the journey with these authentic men and women struggling to find their special someone. Welcome to Bounty Bay, where the reward of true love is a price only some are willing to pay.

Praise for the Bounty Bay series!

"Reading a book by Tracey Alvarez is like taking a mini vacation to my imagined little happy place in New Zealand."~ Spellbound Book Reviews

"Tracey now is included among some of my fav authors from the Southern Hemisphere. Rosalind James and Natalie Gayle fans will love Tracey's books."~ Retailer review

"Tracey Alvarez has written a finely crafted, well written romance. Sexy and delightful and full of family values."~ The Book Date

"Her writing style will keep you hanging on to every word and feeling the characters’ heartbreak right along with them."~ Rach Lawrence Books

Don’t miss any of the Bounty Bay books!
Book 1: Hide Your Heart. Featuring Lauren and Nate.
Book 2: Know Your Heart. Featuring Savannah and Glen.
Book 3: Teach Your Heart. Featuring Gracie and Owen.
Book 4: Mend Your Heart. Featuring Natalie and Isaac.
Book 5: Break My Heart. Featuring Vanessa and Sam.

Customer Reviews

Overall Solid Addition to the Series

Break Your Heart is book 5 is the Bounty Bay Series.

It features Sam, playboy brother and Vee, childhood best friend of his sister and part owner of Bountiful. These two have grown up around each other, yet have not gotten together. When a business opportunity requires Sam to produce a serious girlfriend on the verge of engagement, he needs one fast. Vee's business would grow if she could move into the open retail space at Kauri Whare. But to do so, she would need to take Sam up on her offer.

I liked this novel, but it wasn't my favorite of the series. It took me a bit to get into it and I wasn't crazy about the entire fake family (serious girlfriend, kid and dog) all to impress a client and created more issues by not communicating with one and another.

I loved seeing the close knit family and community, Turbo was pretty funny, and honestly, while I was wasn't crazy about the premise, I like Sam and Vee together.

Overall a solid addition to the series.

ARC provided by the author

Fake it till you make it

Single mom, Vanessa Mae Sullivan, known as Vee to all her friends, has her hands full making ends meet, helping to build up her business, and all the while trying to keep up with her daughter Ruby. So when Sam Ngata makes her an offer that would not only give her the retail space she so desperately wants, but also the muscle to relocate, redecorate, and waive the first 3 month’s rent; how could she refuse?

Sam Ngata, who owns Kauri Whare, is finalizing a contract with Gregory Wright, who owns a chain of hotels throughout Texas and the Midwest. No thanks to Sam’s brother, Isaac, Wright is under the mistaken impression that he is in a serious relationship. Sam has to produce a fiancé and convince Gregory’s eldest son and company lawyer, that he’s blissfully in love and soon to be married.

Tracey Alvarez weaves the most delicious stories. Her characters are fully developed, and each book is like a homecoming. Her turn of phrase has me laughing out loud. Break Your Heart, the fifth book in the Bounty Bay Series, is delightful. Ruby reminds me so much of my son, who will be two soon. I can so relate to all the struggles Vee goes through being a mom. I thoroughly enjoyed the interactions and verbal banter/sparring between Vee and Sam. The fact that they have known each other so long, and the different phases of their friendship, adds so many facets to their relationship. It also reminds me the song Calender Girl by Neil Sedaka. This was a great read and I look forward to what comes next.

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 couldn’t put it down!

This amazing book 5 in the Bounty Bay series features Sam and Vee. Sam is a Ngata brother and delicious in his own right. He’s also a self-proclaimed bachelor, that for business purposes only, needs a serious, “fake”, live-in girlfriend and only Vee will do. Vee is a strong woman raising her two-year-old daughter on her own. You know when you’re kids and the boys tease the girls, not to be mean but because they really like them? Yeah, that’s what these two have been like since they were kids.

Each time I start a book by this author I am immediately transported to the little town where it all takes place. I am mesmerized and totally engrossed in the words, the characters and the romance. There is a specific section of this book when a car accident takes place and we are then shown the true sight and emotion of love. It was sad and beautiful at the same time and I cried. It felt so real. BRAVO Tracey Alvarez for making me feel more than just an awesome HEA.

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Break Your Heart
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  • $4.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Published: Jun 15, 2018
  • Publisher: Tracey Alvarez
  • Seller: Smashwords, Inc.
  • Print Length: 314 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Series: Book 5, Bounty Bay
  • Requirements: This book can only be viewed on an iOS device with Apple Books on iOS 12 or later, iBooks 1.5 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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