In Too Deep (A Free Small Town Enemies to Lovers Second Chance Romance): Stewart Island Book 1

· Icon Publishing Limited
225 reviews

About this ebook

What if the man you loved played a part in your father's death?

As an elite police diver tormented by her father's fatal drowning accident, Piper Harland is forced back to the one place she'd sworn never to return. Her tiny hometown on New Zealand’s isolated Stewart Island hasn’t much changed in the nine years she’s been gone. But she soon comes face to face with everything she ran from—grief, regret, and the scalding pain of a love lost.

The one place Ryan "West" Westlake belongs is a hundred feet below Stewart Island’s dangerous waters with one breath of air and only a line to guide him to the surface. Down deep he can forget his mentor’s death. Down deep he can forget the one woman who seared his heart when she left. Only now she’s back, and as it turns out, he hasn’t forgotten a thing.

Desire and tempers flare when West and Piper cross paths again. Can they face their past and be together? Two hearts. A second chance. Everything on the line...

IN TOO DEEP is the first 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 FREE copy of In Too Deep 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!

"A gem of a small town romance set in gorgeous New Zealand. Heartfelt and romantic, I was rooting for Piper and Ryan all the way!" ~ USA Today Bestselling Author, Kylie Gilmore

"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.


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225 reviews
Kim Sanchez
November 23, 2015
Was a great book. Laughed cried all of it.
5 people found this review helpful
Elder C Charles
March 2, 2018
First time reading by this particular author, Tracey Alvarez but a true romantic novel centered around family, love, loss, regret, and forgiveness. I can't wait to see if the sequels are just as good.
3 people found this review helpful
Rae Hibbard
November 7, 2018
The problem I had was interpreting the New Zealand's English. Slowed the reading just a bit. Some of the situations that the characters were involved didn't lend themselves the the solutions that resulted.
1 person found this review helpful

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. 

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