Playing For Fun (A Small Town Friends to Lovers Romance): Stewart Island Book 6

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Is Ford Komeke New Zealand’s most reluctant bachelor?

Wanted: A woman for Ford.

Ford Komeke can’t deny he could use an up-skill in the dating arena. It’s a local in-joke that his game, as far as women go, sucks. Thanks to the meddling of New Zealand’s worst octogenarian matchmaker, he’s got an online dating profile, a new wardrobe, and a haircut from Stewart Island’s sexy hairdresser, Holly Parker. But since he’s well and truly mired in the friendzone with Holly, what’s the harm in exploring his options? A little jealousy could work wonders.

Offered: Dream job with a catch.

What do you say when you’re offered an un-turn-downable career opportunity? You say, hell-to-the-yeah! Only there’s a problem. To get the dream job Holly must leave Stewart Island and her two best friends, Shaye and Ford. But if Holly can distract Shaye with wedding planning and set Ford up with a nice girl so she can stop imagining him naked, neither will notice if she exits stage right. Neither will notice if her feelings for Ford stop being strictly platonic.

Warning: One kiss is never enough.

As addictive as the chocolate stash Holly hides in her fridge, one kiss forces them out of the friendzone—way out of the friendzone. Heat and hunger explode, but the ugliness in Ford’s past hold his heart hostage. Playing for fun or playing for keeps? Holly and Ford must decide because the consequences of falling in love means that someone’s heart or someone’s dream will ultimately end up shattered.

PLAYING FOR FUN is the sixth 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 Playing For Fun 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: small town romance, romance series, New Zealand romance, contemporary romance, sexy romance, matchmaker, beach romance, coastal romance, island romance, family saga, boy next door, friends to lovers, mechanic, hair stylist, The Bachelor, heart-warming, sensual, rural romance, friends with benefits, escape down under, interracial romance, Maori culture, series romance, heartwarming romance, island romance series, family relationships, sweet and sexy romance, first loves, exotic foreign romance, vacation romance, beach reads, summer reads

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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 FREE 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. 

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

Book 6: Tame Your Heart. Featuring Tui and Kyle. 

Book 7: Trust Your Heart. Featuring Allison and Tanner. 


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

 

 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)

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

Piper is haunted by the ghosts of her past. As an elite police diver, she's forced back to the one place she'd sworn never to return. She left her hometown on an isolated New Zealand island, and her first and only love stayed behind. Can they face their past and be together?

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: free romance, 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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Publisher
Icon Publishing Limited
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Published on
Dec 16, 2015
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Pages
290
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ISBN
9780473340049
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English
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Drama / General
Fiction / Erotica / General
Fiction / Family Life / General
Fiction / Family Life / Siblings
Fiction / General
Fiction / Romance / Contemporary
Fiction / Romance / General
Fiction / Romance / Multicultural & Interracial
Fiction / Sagas
Fiction / Sea Stories
Fiction / Women
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