Drawing Me In (A Small Town Secret Baby Romance): Stewart Island Book 7

· Stewart Island Book 7 · Icon Publishing Limited
28 reviews

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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 humor, 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.
Book 9: Home For Christmas. 
Book 10: Bending The Rules. Featuring Tilly and Noah.

Keywords: series romance, small town romance, romance series, New Zealand romance, contemporary romance, sexy romance, interracial romance, Maori culture, surprise pregnancy, secret baby, second chance romance, beach romance, coastal romance, island romance, family saga, boy next door, friends to lovers, artist, adoption, heart-warming, sensual, rural romance, friends with benefits, escape down under, heartwarming romance, island romance series, family relationships, sweet and sexy romance, first loves, exotic foreign romance, vacation romance, beach reads, summer reads

28 reviews
A Google user
May 23, 2016
This the Due South series book 7 and it's about Harley Komeke and Bree Findlow. Harley, a painter and twin to Ford, is back in Oban to see if he can find his muse. Bree runs the local gallery. Bree and Harley have a secret past and whenever they're within a certain distance from each other, they're always drawn together...in the bedroom. Sometimes there are consequences to those actions! Awesome story! It's written so well and in such detail so that you're never lost. I couldn't put it down. The story line and characters are very well developed. This might be my favorite in the series. I never read the blurb before reading this book. I knew without a doubt that I would read any book written by this author. I was NOT disappointed. "Think Magic Mike, but with authentic power tools, work boots and tool belts. Ben, West and Ford were stripped to their shorts..." Yes! There were a few of those ultra sexy men wearing tool belts, a few strong-willed beautiful women, secrets and many eye-opening moments. There's also a HUGE plot twist that was a CRAZY surprise. It was the last thing I ever expected! BRAVO Tracey Alvarez for writing another fabulous Due South book. I can't wait for the next one! Received a copy in exchange for an honest review. I was not compensated for this review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinion expressed is my own.
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Lucia P
May 17, 2016
Angsty, emotional but at times sweet standalone friends to lovers and 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.
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Karen Perrone
May 20, 2016
(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.) When I finished reading Ford and Holly’s story – Due South, Book 6 – I was anxious to get to meet Ford’s mysterious twin, Harley. And it was worth the wait! While each book stands-alone, it is so much fun to have read the series in order and to reconnect with all the people you’ve met in Oban. The downside, you’ll want to hop a plane to New Zealand and take the ferry over to meet every one in-person – Tracey Alvarez brings her characters to life so completely! When Harley and Bree first reconnect, after 10 years, you might sometimes find yourself wanting to grab him by the shoulders and to tell him to see what is right in front of him. But Harley has reasons for his difficulty to connect. Reasons that you watch him work through. The story is alive and the characters (including our old friends) stay true to who they are. The banter between this group of friends, some of them life-long friends, continues in Book 7. You will enjoy sitting with them at West and Piper’s house, BBQing in the back yard, or grabbing a quick breakfast together. My favorite books are those with lively dialogue that truly lets you know the characters and be in their moments with them – to laugh, to cry, to feel the angst and frustration they feel. Tracey Alvarez delivers just that in every one of her books. And this book is so much more than just the story between Harley and Bree. The relationship between Harley and Ford is further developed, as is the relationship with the parents who raised the boys. And we get to meet their birth father in this book. There are many interpersonal relationships explored seamlessly and touchingly. Grab Drawing Me In, pour yourself a cup of coffee, get comfortable and connect with great friends in New Zealand. You will be drawn in to the sweet story of Harley and Bree, and the cast of characters, just like they have been drawn together through most of their lives. And any rating scale, this book gets my top vote!
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About the author

Tracey Alvarez is a USA Today Bestselling Author living in the Coolest Little Capital in the World (a.k.a Wellington, New Zealand). Married to a wonderfully supportive IT guy, she has two teens who would love to be surgically linked to their electronic devices.

Fuelled by copious amounts of coffee, she’s the author of contemporary romantic fiction set predominantly in New Zealand. Small-towns, close communities, and families are a big part of the heart-warming stories she writes. Oh, and hot, down-to-earth heroes—Kiwi men, in other words.

When she’s not writing, thinking about writing, or procrastinating about writing, Tracey can be found with her nose in her e-reader, nibbling on smuggled chocolate bars, or bribing her kids to take over the housework.

Follow Tracey on Twitter as @TraceyAlvrezNZ or Facebook as http://www.facebook.com/TraceyAlvarezAuthor 

Her website is http://www.traceyalvarez.com and don't forget to sign up to her newsletter here: http://bit.ly/JR3Asu

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