Melting into You
Book 2, Stewart Island - Due South, no. 2
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They’ll either melt or raze their lives to the ground…
Big, sexy men who don’t relate well to kids need not apply.
Kezia Murphy plays her widow card well. When you don’t trust people not to let you down, it’s easier to not get involved—and getting involved with a man who makes her skin sizzle just by looking at him would be una pazzia—crazy! Four years ago while Kezia’s daughter, Zoe, battled leukaemia, a tragic accident stole her husband’s life. Starting over in the little town of Oban where she’s adopted into the close knit community on Stewart Island, Kezia and her daughter are all the family the other needs. Except Zoe yearns for more.
New Zealand’s worst candidate for instant fatherhood.
Ben doesn’t do gooey emotional stuff. He doesn’t do cosy home and family. And he sure isn’t the big teddy-bear Kezia Murphy, the woman he secretly fantasises about, thinks he is. So when Jade, his surprise eight-year-old daughter arrives on his doorstep, he’s a D-minus student struggling to pass a crash-course in parenting. When the sparks of attraction between Kezia and Ben fan into an inferno, Ben doesn’t know how much longer the layers of resistance around his heart can resist melting into the gooey mess he fears. The more he fights it the harder it is to make the choice that will destroy the family he now longs to claim.
MELTING INTO YOU is the second 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 Melting Into You 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
Review: Due South #2: Melting Into You
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Melting Into You by Tracey Alvarez is the second book in her Due South series. This story focuses on Ben, the brother to Piper from the first book and Kezia, the close friend of Piper.
Kezia is a widowed single mother. He daughter Zoe is 8 and the sole focus and purpose in Kezia's life. Zoe is in remission from Leukemia and Kez doesn't take a moment for granted.
Ben is a single guy with absolutely no desire to settle, date, get serious, or have kids. That is until a fling from 9 years ago shows up on his doorstep with his 8-year old daughter.
Left to struggle with becoming an insta-parent Ben enlists the help of his neighbor and parent of the only other child of like age near by. Kez is shocked by the mother's behavior, and tries her hardest to assist Ben in getting to know his daughter Jade and help him become a better parent.
Somewhere along the way these two start to fall for each other. It's almost painful how many times they (mostly Ben) blunder, but it' s a beautifully told story of falling in love, becoming a parent, and being true to yourself. I can't wait to read more from this author and in this series. Impatiently awaiting book three in this series.
Melting into you by Tracey Alvarez
I just finished this book and was delighted in the story. It was marvelous and I couldn't put it down. Ms. Alvarez's writing flowed so effortlessly, fluid sentences that kept my attention and enjoyed the characters and story line. Excellent love story.
My intro into Due South and hooked me completely
I read this book as a book within a BOXSET ("Love Down Under") and it catapulted me into a love of Tracey Alvarez books. Truth be told I paused and went in search of her other books and immediately joined her FB and Webpage as she is definitely an author to tag as a fav.
Her style of writing I keep saying is so easy to relate to and bring you a full wonderful journey.
This story is about a grouchy tongue tied big brother Ben of Piper and Shaye (who we meet in the first and third of the series... Also must reads)
Ben is totally smitten by the town's kindy teacher Kezia and yet is so out of his element around her he is his own worst enemy. Kezia has a young daughter and been married before so she is gun shy and while she too feels the attraction to Ben she does her best to keep it under covers ... Ha! Right!
It is not possible as they are thrown together and with the surprise of a daughter he did not know he had, Ben is trying to learn to be a Dad under fire, and occasionally needing the guiding hand of a pro in Kezia and her daughter, these two cannot keep it in the friend zone and BOOM!!! Fireworks!
It's so much more than just a romance as we also get backgrounds of each character and the emotional rides of their lives that add so much to making this not a story but a really good book.
So yeah all the needs for a good read covered in this and again Ms Alvarez hits it right!
"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."