Kissing The Bride
Book 7.5, Due South
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The countdown is on to the Wedding of the Year, New Zealand!
It’s seven days until Shaye Harland and Del Westlake finally tie the knot—and it’ll be the most awesomesauce wedding Stewart Island has ever seen if Shaye has anything to do with it. Her All Things Nuptial journal has the big day planned to perfection, but not everything runs like clockwork. While marrying the man of her dreams beats chocolate as an Easter treat, a few mini-catastrophes like Boris the obstinate sea lion threaten to ruin their special day.
WARNING: If you’re new to the Stewart Island world, this fun and sexy short story of Del & Shaye’s wedding isn’t the book to start with. Lots of favorite characters join in the wedding craziness—and if you haven’t read the earlier Stewart Island books it’ll just be crazy-confusing.
KISSING THE BRIDE is a short story, part of Tracey Alvarez’s best-selling Stewart Island 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 Kissing The Bride and 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 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. Short Story of Del & Shaye's wedding.
Book 8: Saying I Do. Featuring MacKenna and Joe. Coming May 2017.
My Fav Due South Couple HE-YEA!!!!!
"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."
Ok that done ... here we go:
Just came back from a quick visit with my favorite couple in the Due South Series and what a nice tear jerking wedding that was. I also got to see my dear friend Mrs T who had me in stitches as usual and she even roped in Bill... Wearing a feather boa no less!!!
This short story was totally Shaye driven as it was guided by her Nuptials Journal and as all weddings, it's the bride's time and this book was no different as Shaye was the key focus here as well as the hustle and bustle and especially the nerve racking tension of how we women want everything to go off without a hitch. A bit of advice, it never does and all the planning, even for the newest super organized Westlake, it had its dampers too, well in their case a bit more than damp.
We enjoy glimpses of our dearest friends and for me I get my Del, my fav guy in the bunch... Ok Shaye I know he's yours... But I must say the vows got me good as Shaye wasn't the only one having teary eyes there.
Finally between Boris and Birdbrain my visit was complete.
I fully agree with Ms Alvarez, anyone who has not read the series don't start here, you would better appreciate it if you read Shaye and Del's story first in "Ready to Burn" (my fav) but I personally recommend the entire series as it is fun and spicy and a truly enjoyable journey with this Due South group of truly relatable and enjoyable characters.
So this is short and sweet and a much appreciated return to some of our fav characters and we get to dress up and be part of their wedding. Any cake left??
A Sweet Wedding Short Story
The perfect wedding sweet! It was such a joy to catch up with Shaye and Del after "Ready to Burn."
Shaye is doing her best to plan every detail and make this wedding go off without a hitch, while Del is planning a secret surprise to make Shaye the happiest wife he can. I loved how these two have grown together since "Ready to Burn."
While the problems our characters encounter aren't as serious as issues as they encountered in the past (such as Del's alcohol troubles in "Ready to Burn"), when there is a wedding on the line, the stresses mount. I loved how Alvarez takes these wedding stresses and makes them real obstacles in the context of the pending nuptials. This wasn't one of those wedding stories will the walls are practically falling in around everyone; there was a lot of joyful moments in between. These steamy and sweet moments mixed with the surprising (Boris, the obnoxious sea lion) and disastrous made me fall in love with this story.
I received a free copy of "Kissing the Bride" in exchange for an honest review.
A sweet peek at favorite characters!
Such a sweet--and entertaining--story! I loved revisiting Shaye and Del and seeing them tie the knot. The countdown format was a lot of fun (7 days before the Big Day and counting...) and I enjoyed watching them encounter (and defeat, of course!) all the obstacles Ms. Alvarez threw in their way as the big day came closer. Seeing everyone come together to help them prepare and celebrate was like attending a family reunion (but the fun kind, with the side of the family you get along with-not the side with the creepy uncle and annoying cousins). I love seeing favorite characters once again in a slice of life format like that!
Kissing the Bride could probably be read on its own, but it's going to have a lot more meaning for you if you've at least read the first part to Shaye and Del's story, Ready to Burn . If you've read the entire Due South series, even better!
And now I'm anxiously awaiting the next installment... (subtle hint) ;)
Rating: 4 stars / A-
I received a complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review.