Drawing Me In
Book 7, Due South - 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.
Not disappointed at all!
I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I was not compensated for my review, and was not required to write a positive review. The opinion expressed here is my own.
Holy cow! This new book does not disappoint! As a matter of fact, none of her books disappoint!! Be prepared to go on a Bree and Harley emotional roller coaster ride! There were a plenty of OMG and all the feels moments. I can understand from both Bree and Harley and why their skeletons were in the closet for so long and why they think it was best to be apart. This book tugged me back and forth between the two main characters. It felt like the emotions and the chemistry were raw and so real. The best part about the whole Due South series is that everyone on Stewart Island is a close knit family and how they're willing to back each other up without any hesitation and no questions asked.
Drawing me in
I love to read Tracey's books they take me to a very very far off land. A land I hope to visit someday. She gives you New Zealand .
This story is by far her best yet!!! It is wonderfully written. It's honest,heart wrenching,funny and so romantic . To take the theme " what a mother would do for the love of her child" intertwined with " what a parent could do to damage the heart and soul of a child" created the perfect story. It's not a new story, but when told by Tracey with the how's and whys of human emotion it brings tears to my eyes. There are so many subplots interwoven and they create the whole to real life. We all want ..... And they lived happily ever after. Well, this story is so so much more,she hit this one out of the park! In closing , I feel what gives this story its magic is just that.... The magic of the human heart.
This book is part of a series but it most certainly can be read as first book. Highly recommend this book. Enjoy it. Savor it. Ps. The second time is even better. Happy reading Lisa from Dartmouth mass.
A different twist must-read
"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 have mixed emotions about this book as it was just that... very emotional and angsty.
I rated this book 5 stars as I believe that if it was that the author wrote the book to be an emotional rollercoaster then she absolutely succeeded.
There was no need to be overly descriptive of the area/scenic spots, as we have visited Stewart Island in previous books 1-6 and, while we can truly appreciate the scenic trail and mud romp the main characters Bree and Harley had, the main focus is on them and their overcoming so many obstacles and emotional hurdles it left me somewhat exhausted but in a good way as we get our HEA.
There is just so many elements and situations in this one.
We have trust issues (both sides) and commitment issues, unrequited love and abandonment, and facing an unexpected pregnancy years later that had a young Bree having to "whāngai" the baby to her sister and brother-in-law, while feeling abandoned by an emotionally challenged Harley ... But to be fair she never told him about the pregnancy.
We have Harley coming to terms with his mother's death and abuse as children of himself and twin Ford before they were rescued by their uncle and aunt, who raised them from the age of 5. We were introduced to this element in the previous book, Ford and Holly's story, but we get a bit more closure as Harley is included and they meet up with the father who abandoned them.
The pace is different to the other stories as this one is more of a back and forth, a tug of war between the characters and emotions as they are constantly drawn to each other and boy o boy, do they make some pretty big fireworks when they clash. Hot steamy zingy ka-powy my o my!!!!
We also get a glimpse into some of the other characters on their going stories and ... Wait... I just realized that Mrs T, although mentioned a few times, didn't have much in this one, but I'm sure her nose is twitching and we must see her again in her full regalia and gossiping best.
So my dear reader mates, for the continued journey into the lives of our Stewart Island family, one that explores the heart and emotional limits of healing and growth and most importantly realization and maturity, you must read this one, as I find it brings such a different perspective to the dynamics of this group of friends and we get to enjoy it all.
To my dear friends of Due South I can't wait to visit with you guys again!!