Kissing The Bride: (Stewart Island Book 7.5: A New Zealand Wedding Short Story)

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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.

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.

 

Download your copy of KISSING THE BRIDE and dive into the Stewart Island world!
Intended for mature 18+ aged readers.


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 wedding short story.
Book 8: Saying I Do. Featuring MacKenna and Joe. Coming May 2017. 

Keywords: small town romance, romance series, heartwarming romance, island romance series, New Zealand romance, contemporary romance, sexy romance, romantic short stories, short story, beach romance, coastal romance, island romance, family saga, boy next door, heart-warming, sensual, escape down under, relationships, friendship, friends with benefits, wedding, sweet and sexy romance, exotic foreign romance, vacation romance, beach reads, summer reads

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Book 1
Hiding in plain sight just got complicated…

 

Lauren Taylor and her young son have fled back to her hometown to escape fame’s cruel spotlight, and all she wants to do is start over. No press, no pictures, no problem. Until Nate Fraser, a sexy photojournalist, moves in next door. Resisting his kisses and keeping her secrets soon become the hardest thing she’s ever done.

 

Nate’s got one foot out the door and one last assignment before he resumes his nomadic lifestyle, camera in hand. His every instinct screams that his beautiful but unwelcoming neighbour is hiding something. He couldn’t care less when it’s difficult enough to keep his eyes—and lips—off of her. No matter how much Nate attempts to keep his heart out of reach, he’s drawn into her life. But a guy like him can never have what he wants most. Can he?


HIDE YOUR HEART is the first story in Tracey Alvarez’s Bounty Bay series, set against the stunning backdrop of Aotearoa, New Zealand. If you like heart-warming, sexy & seductive small-town romances, you’ll love sharing the journey with these authentic men and women struggling to find their special someone. Welcome to Bounty Bay, where the reward of true love is a price only some are willing to pay.

Download your copy of Hide Your Heart today and uncover the secret lives and hidden passions simmering in New Zealand’s sultry, subtropical Far North. Intended for mature 18+ aged readers who enjoy their romance on the sensual side.

 

Praise for the Bounty Bay series!

"Reading a book by Tracey Alvarez is like taking a mini vacation to my imagined little happy place in New Zealand." ~ Spellbound Book Reviews

"Tracey now is included among some of my fav authors from the Southern Hemisphere. Rosalind James and Natalie Gayle fans will love Tracey's books." ~ Retailer review

"Tracey Alvarez has written a finely crafted, well written romance. Sexy and delightful and full of family values." ~The Book Date

"Her writing style will keep you hanging on to every word and feeling the characters’ heartbreak right along with them." ~ Rachel Lawrence Books


Don’t miss any of the Bounty Bay books!
Book 1: Hide Your Heart. Featuring Lauren and Nate.
Book 2: Know Your Heart. Featuring Savannah and Glen.
Book 3: Teach Your Heart. Featuring Gracie and Owen. 
Book 4: Mend Your Heart. Featuring Natalie and Isaac. Coming 2017
Book 5: Break My Heart. Featuring Vanessa and Sam. Coming 2017

Keywords: small town romance, romance series, New Zealand romance, contemporary romance, sexy romance, ex model, photojournalist, beach romance, coastal romance, romance with kids, family saga, boy next door, heart-warming, holiday romance, Christmas Romance, sensual, escape down under, family relationships, friendship, multicultural, Maori culture, friends with benefits, affair, single mom, heartwarming romance, single parent romance, sweet and sexy romance, exotic foreign romance, vacation romance, beach reads, summer reads

 

Tracey Alvarez
 Read the first two standalone romance novels from USA Today bestselling author Tracey Alvarez’s Stewart Island and Bounty Bay series.

In Too Deep (Stewart Island Book 1)

Two hearts. A second chance. Everything on the line…

Ryan "West" Westlake belongs on the island. It's in his blood and who he is. Nobody can deny that. When Piper Harland walked out of his life years ago, West let her go. He'd never stand in the way of a woman and her dreams. But now that she's back, their past smacks him right in the face.  With tempers flared and desires heightened, West just might realize what he lost so long ago.

Second chances, vacation romance, small town romance, first love, New Zealand romance, island romance, diving, police officer, big family.

 

Hide Your Heart (Bounty Bay Book 1)

Lauren Taylor and her young son have run away from the glittering streets of Manhattan to move back to her New Zealand hometown. She’s cut all ties with her ex, and anything else that reminds her of her former life. She thought she’d be safe in the middle-of-nowhere, but her sexy new neighbor is about to ruin everything…

Small town romance, New Zealand romance, summer romance, beach romance, single mom

Fall in love with these authentic heroines and heroes trying to find their special someone—then read the other standalone books to discover the friends and family who stumble into a once-in-a-lifetime love themselves.

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

Praise for the Far North series!

"Reading a book by Tracey Alvarez is like taking a mini vacation to my imagined little happy place in New Zealand." ~ Spellbound Book Reviews

"Tracey now is included among some of my fav authors from the Southern Hemisphere. Rosalind James and Natalie Gayle fans will love Tracey's books." ~ Retailer review

"Her writing style will keep you hanging on to every word and feeling the characters’ heartbreak right along with them." ~ Rach Lawrence Books


Keywords: small town romance, romance series, romance bundle, boxed set romance, New Zealand romance, contemporary romance, sexy romance, friends to lovers, enemies to lovers, reunion, second chance romance, small town romance, single mom, single parent, workplace romance, beach romance, coastal romance, romance with kids, family saga, boy next door, heart-warming, sensual, escape down under, friendship, family life, happily ever after, heartwarming romance, island romance series, sweet and sexy romance, exotic foreign romance, vacation romance, beach reads, summer reads.

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Icon Publishing
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Jun 20, 2016
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Pages
62
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9780473357085
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English
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Drama / General
Fiction / Contemporary Women
Fiction / Romance / Contemporary
Fiction / Romance / General
Fiction / Romance / Romantic Comedy
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Book 3
 Some men need to learn the hard way…

Doctor O-for-Awesome Owen Bennett is all about fixing broken things and being responsible. His motto? Rules are helpful boundaries. Rules can be fun. But when he’s temporarily put in charge of three precocious kids, chaos reigns and his list of household rules gets tossed out the window. Except one. Under no circumstance will he get involved with the kids’ tempting new nanny.

After four years flitting around Europe, waitress/dog-walker/au-pair Gracie Cooper returns home to Bounty Bay for her brother’s wedding. Working to pay off some of her crippling university debt while she’s there makes it a win-win situation. She plans to play in the sand and surf with three cute kids, indulge in a harmless flirtation with her sexy-stick-in-the-mud boss, then follow the sun overseas again come end of summer. Oh—and if she and Owen accidentally take their attraction farther than they should? Well, some rules are made to be broken…


TEACH YOUR HEART is the third story in Tracey Alvarez’s Bounty Bay series, set against the stunning backdrop of Aotearoa, New Zealand. If you like heart-warming, sexy & seductive small-town romances, you’ll love sharing the journey with these authentic men and women struggling to find their special someone. Welcome to Bounty Bay, where the reward of true love is a price only some are willing to pay.

Download your copy of Teach Your Heart today and uncover the secret lives and hidden passions simmering in New Zealand’s sultry, subtropical Far North. Intended for mature 18+ aged readers who enjoy their romance on the sensual side.

 

Praise for the Bounty Bay series!

"Reading a book by Tracey Alvarez is like taking a mini vacation to my imagined little happy place in New Zealand." ~ Spellbound Book Reviews

"Tracey now is included among some of my fav authors from the Southern Hemisphere. Rosalind James and Natalie Gayle fans will love Tracey's books." ~ Retailer review

"Tracey Alvarez has written a finely crafted, well written romance. Sexy and delightful and full of family values." ~The Book Date

"Her writing style will keep you hanging on to every word and feeling the characters’ heartbreak right along with them." ~ Rachel Lawrence Books


Don’t miss any of the Bounty Bay books!

Book 1: Hide Your Heart. Featuring Lauren and Nate.

Book 2: Know Your Heart. Featuring Savannah and Glen.

Book 3: Teach Your Heart. Featuring Gracie and Owen. 

Book 4: Mend Your Heart. Featuring Natalie and Isaac. Coming 2017

Book 5: Break Your Heart. Featuring Vanessa and Sam. Coming 2017


Keywords: small town romance, romance series, New Zealand romance, contemporary romance, sexy romance, opposites attract, doctor, free-spirit, beach romance, coastal romance, romance with kids, family saga, heart-warming, sensual, escape down under, family relationships, friendship, multicultural, Maori culture, friends with benefits, affair, heartwarming romance, family relationships, sweet and sexy romance, exotic foreign romance, vacation romance, beach reads, summer reads

Book 24
SEASIDE SECRETS is a USA TODAY BESTSELLER

SEASIDE SUMMERS is the newest addition to the LOVE IN BLOOM series, featuring a group of fun, sexy, and emotional friends who gather each summer at their Cape Cod cottages. They're funny, flawed, and will have you begging to enter their circle of friends. You met them in READ, WRITE, LOVE, (The Remingtons, Book 5), follow these friends on their search for forever love in the Seaside Summers series.

IN SEASIDE SECRETS

Tony Black is the hottest surfer on the planet. He travels the world throughout the year and spends his summers on Cape Cod with his friends, at the Seaside cottages in Wellfleet, Massachusetts. He's got his choice of women, but Amy Maples is the one he wants. Fourteen years ago she was his for an entire summer, until a devastating accident changed everything, and what they had seemed like it had never existed--at least for her.

Amy Maples is as consistent as the day is long. She's spent summers on Cape Cod forever, she always does the right thing, and she's spent years trying to reclaim the heart of Tony Black, the only man she's ever loved. She's back for a summer of fun with her friends at Seaside, only this year she's been offered the opportunity of a lifetime thousands of miles away, and she's decided to try one last time to reconnect with Tony. But having a relationship with Tony means dealing with her past--and dealing with her past may knock her to her knees.

Read the full LOVE IN BLOOM series:

SNOW SISTERS

BOOK 1: Sisters in Love

BOOK 2: Sisters in Bloom

BOOK 3: Sisters in White

THE BRADENS

BOOK 4: Lovers at Heart (Treat & Max)

BOOK 5: Destined for Love (Rex & Jade)

BOOK 6: Friendship on Fire (Josh & Riley)

BOOK 7: Sea of Love (Dane & Lacy)

BOOK 8: Bursting with Love (Savannah & Jack)

BOOK 9: Hearts at Play (Hugh & Bree)

THE REMINGTONS

BOOK 10: Game of Love (Dex)

BOOK 11: Stroke of Love (Sage)

BOOK 12: Flames of Love (Siena)

BOOK 13: Slope of Love (Rush)

BOOK 14: Read, Write, Love (Kurt)

THE BRADENS

BOOK 15: Taken by Love (Luke)

BOOK 16: Fated for Love (Wes)

BOOK 17: Romancing My Love (Pierce)

BOOK 18: Flirting with Love (Emily)

BOOK 19: Dreaming of Love (Ross)Ê

BOOK 20: Crashing into Love (Jake) 

SEASIDE SUMMERS

BOOK 21: Seaside Dreams (Bella)

BOOK 22: Seaside Hearts (Jenna)

BOOK 23: Seaside Sunsets (Jamie)

BOOK 24: Seaside Secrets (Amy)

Book 8
Missy Malone is about to marry Dan Benson. You are cordially invited to attend the wedding, in Las Vegas. 
As you might expect, these two will encounter a few bumps on the way to their big day. But this is Missy and Dan—you know they’ll overcome any obstacle in their path. Their friends will all be with them on their journey toward wedded bliss. The question is: which of them will be able to overcome some pretty major obstacles of their own? 

You’ll have to accept the invitation, and join the gang in Vegas to find out who else is getting married, who isn’t, and who’s expecting a baby! 

This book is intended for adult readers 18+ 

************************* 
The Wedding Dance is NOT intended to be read as a stand alone novel. This book is for my lovely readers who have enjoyed Summer Lake books 1-7. It's a chance to join Missy and Dan for their wedding, and to visit with each of the couples from the first seven books in the series. If you haven't yet, you can get started for FREE with Love Like You've Never Been Hurt 

All the other books can be read as stand alone books – no cliff hangers here! Each book contains one couple's story. However, they are best read in order to get full enjoyment of the underlying story and friendships. 

Book 1: Love Like You've Never Been Hurt Emma and Jack 
Book 2: Work Like You Don't Need the Money Pete and Holly 
Book 3: Dance Like Nobody's Watching Missy and Dan 
Book 4: Fly Like You've Never Been Grounded Smoke and Laura 
Book 5: Laugh Like You've Never Cried Michael and Megan 
Book 6: Sing Like Nobody's Listening Kenzie and Chase 
Book 7: Smile Like You Mean It Gabe and Renée 
Book 8: The Wedding Dance - Missy and Dan's Wedding 
Book 9: Chasing Tomorrow - Ben's backstory with Charlotte

Book 5
 Love small town romance and Happily Ever Afters?

Dive into the Stewart Island world to find out what your favorite characters are doing to celebrate Valentine’s Day with these four short and sweet romance stories.

Shaye & Del:
Does Del’s stay in hospital after donating a kidney to his dad mean a Valentine’s Day spent alone? Not if his sexy fiancée, Shaye, can pull off some ninja moves and sneak into his room for a little romance…

Piper & West: 
Piper attempts to cook a Valentine’s dinner for two—guess how well that’ll turn out? But the results are a little unexpected…

Carly & Kip:
An overnight hike on the beautiful Rakiura track is not what Carly had in mind for a romantic evening with her hottie barman. Kip, however, has an ulterior motive…

Kezia & Ben:
Nothing will go wrong…the most dangerous phrase in the English language, especially when used to describe a Valentine’s Day surprise for Kezia and Ben.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Because these four short stories of approximately 3,000 words each contain spoilers, they are intended to be read and enjoyed after the first 4 Stewart Island books. 


MY FOREVER VALENTINE is the fifth installment of 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 My Forever Valentine and dive into the sensual Stewart Island world today! 
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

Keywords: small town romance, romance series, New Zealand romance, contemporary romance, sexy romance, romantic short stories, short stories, beach romance, coastal romance, island romance, family saga, boy next door, heart-warming, sensual, escape down under, relationships, friendship, friends with benefits, wedding, engagement, pregnancy, heartwarming romance, island romance series, sweet and sexy romance, exotic foreign romance, vacation romance, beach reads, summer reads

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