Book Title: In Too Deep: Due South Book 1
Author: Tracey Alvarez
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: Jan 20, 2014
Hosted by: Book Enthusiast Promotions
"I live in the Coolest Little Capital in the World (a.k.a Wellington, New Zealand) where I've yet to be buried under my to-be-read book pile by our infamous wind—my Kindle's a lifesaver! Married to a wonderfully supportive IT guy (who doesn't mind cooking dinner while his wife mutters to herself and hammers away at the keyboard), we have two teens who would love to be surgically linked to their electronic devices. As a teenager I devoured novel after novel in my maths class, which explains why I still don’t understand using the alphabet in equations. I discovered a stack of tattered paperbacks hidden in my mother’s wardrobe featuring scantily clad women wrapped around bare-chested hunks. Who needs a pimply-faced teenage boyfriend when you can have book boyfriends, right? So as a child I got my first taste of Happily Ever After in fairy-tales, but after reading romance—I was hooked. Fuelled by copious amounts of coffee, I'm now 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 I love to write. Oh, and hot, down-to-earth heroes—real Kiwi men, in other words. When I'm not writing, thinking about writing, or procrastinating about writing, I can be found reading sexy books of all romance genres and nibbling on smuggled chocolate bars. What? You were expecting me to say free-dive training, hiking the world-famous Rakiura track on Stewart Island, and restoring classic cars? Nope, sorry. I'll leave such excitement to my characters as they explore their worlds and find the love of their lives."
5 stars most defintely!! This is the first book I've read by Tracey, but if I have anything to say about it, it won't be the last. This was such a departure for me from the other contemporary romance/new adult books I've read. Maybe it was the setting, I don't really know. All I know is that I completely loved everything about it. The storyline was fantastic, the characters were well developed, and kept that development going through the book. I absolutely loved Piper and West (Ryan). They fought over the stupidest, most important things. They said so much, but never enough. They felt too much, so never let on. They just killed me with their constant denial and pushing the other away. I was freaking out at the end when neither of them was where they were supposed to be for the other. But I loved reading every page. I see that this is book one in the series, so I can't wait for book two to see who is going to be in it, and if it'll be in the same little town with the same great people.