Ready To Burn (A Small Town Enemies to Lovers Romance): Stewart Island Book 3

· Icon Publishing Limited
23 reviews

About this ebook

Take a little Miss Perfect. Add a bad-boy chef to the mix. Watch the sparks fly in the kitchen…


There’s a fly in sous chef Shaye Harland’s soup. A fly in the form of her brother-in-law to be, a cocky, infuriatingly sexy outsider who muscles in on her kitchen. Del’s gunning for her job and turning her ordered world upside down. If only he didn’t fry her brains with kisses that threaten to burn her resistance to ashes.


Winning a spot on a TV reality show is just what Del Westlake needs to repair the trashed reputation he left behind in L.A. Problem is, the film crew that arrives on Stewart Island captures more than cooking when the kitchen chemistry between him and Shaye turns explosive. Can Del keep his secrets, keep his hands off his delectable sous chef, and prevent his bad-boy ways from destroying his shot at being her Mr. Perfect?

READY TO BURN is the third 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 Ready To Burn 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, reunion romance, second chances romance, enemies to lovers, beach romance, coastal romance, island romance, workplace romance, chef romance, reality TV romance, family saga, boy next door, Halloween, heart-warming, sensual, friendship, family life, escape down under, friends with benefits, affair, rural romance, heartwarming romance, island romance series, sweet and sexy romance, first loves, vacation romance, exotic foreign romance, beach reads, summer reads

23 reviews
Isha Coleman
July 8, 2015
I am quickly becoming a fan of Tracey Alvarez. She writes deeply emotional and thought provoking reads in a lighthearted way that holds the attention and entertains. Ready to Burn is a fun story with a lesson behind it. Opening the heart to forgiveness eases the soul, lightens the load and brings more opportunities for happiness. Yes Ready to Burn was a romantic love story between Shaye and Del, but also explored Del's relationship with his father. Once he allowed himself to forgive his father, Del was able to let the bitterness go and move on. This opened his eyes to new opportunities. Great read. I received a copy of this story for an honest review.
Marie Palmer
January 6, 2016
Chocolate and wine o’clock! I love this book, the third in a series that gets better and better with each book released. Shaye and Del are fun, fiesty, fiery, damaged, passionate, loyal, in denial and completely perfect for each other. Both are terrified of love and letting go......not that that means there can't be plenty of hot dirty sex....on the counter.... in the the store cupboard..... in the shower....with frosting and without! But they both shy away from commitment, looking for faults and believing themselves unlovable long term. As with all the books in the Due South series this one is laugh out loud funny, steam your kindle up sexy, heartwrenchingly sad and beautifully sweet. It is not only the interactions between Shaye and Del that keep the pages turning, but also the support characters both old and new who are witty, interfering and completely outrageous. Once you start you cannot put this book down, you have to keep going to see just how bumpy and full of fireworks their road to a HEA is.
susan rocheleau
November 13, 2018
Excellent love story

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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