Love small town, New Zealand romance with an unforgettable cast of characters?
Each book in the Due South series contains a sizzling, sexy love story set on an unspoilt, wild island in New Zealand.
Meet Carly & Kip...
She's a Holiday Grinch...
Carly Gatlin doesn't want to spend another Christmas alone. With her beloved father gone, she's desperate to be part of a family-so she's spending the holidays with her step-brothers on Stewart Island. But even with sand, sun, and not a snowflake in sight, everything reminds her of what she's lost. So no tree trimming, cookie baking, or kisses under the mistletoe for her, thanks. Especially not from Due South's sexy bartender, Kip.
He's a too-hot-for-his-Santa-suit killjoy...
Kip Sullivan's moved hundreds of miles away from his family who'd like to see him married off before his next birthday-on Christmas Eve. Then ten days before the big event, his meddling relatives arrive en masse, and dear God, they're planning to stay. With match-makers breathing down his neck, it's becoming harder to ignore the temptation to unwrap Carly like a present under the tree.
The Kiwi barbecue isn't the only thing sizzling this summer...
Kip agrees to help make Carly's first New Zealand Christmas special. He's got five holiday missions to complete-one involving a frisky fake reindeer-before he hopes to claim a mistletoe kiss...and maybe even Carly's heart.
Christmas just isn't Christmas without this spicy yet sweet Due South novella.
**This 40,000 word novella can be read as a stand-alone, but you'll love it so much more if you've read the earlier Due South novels.**
Everything you want in a contemporary romance-plus enough steaminess to make your toes curl!
Intended for mature 18+ aged readers.
The Due South Series:
Book 1: In Too Deep. Featuring Piper and West. A smoking-hot reunion which may lead to a second chance for them both...
Book 2: Melting Into You. Featuring Kezia and Ben. Can this widowed single mom and the stubborn but sexy single dad ever make one big happy family?
Book 3: Ready To Burn. Featuring Shaye and Del. Two chefs, one workplace where things get seriously overheated-and a passionate enemies to lovers romance.
Book 4: Christmas With You. Featuring Carly and Kip. A New Zealand holiday romance where becoming friends with benefits can sometimes make the sexiest Christmas present of all...
Book 5: My Forever Valentine. Due South Short Stories.
Book 6: Playing For Fun. Featuring Holly and Ford. Coming later in 2015.
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She stepped under the shade of the first huge pohutukawa, blinking as her eyes struggled to adapt.
"Concentrate, zoomie," she whispered. Her fingers fumbled up the grooved handle to find the trigger. "You got this."
"Not this time, sweetheart."
A strong arm wrapped around her body, pinning her arms helplessly to her side. Plastic pressed to the throbbing vein in her throat. Water seeped out of the gun and dripped down her neck. The shivers returned with a vengeance, but this time, they had nothing to do with chilly water and everything to do with the man pressed full length against her.
Warm breath puffed against her ear, and the cradle of his hips butted into her bottom. "Drop your weapon."
Kip may as well have said, "Drop your panties." His deep, rough voice affected her the same way.
Never surrender your weapon, zoomie.
Her throat seized, her mouth parched to sticky dryness. "No."
Plastic squeaked, and more water oozed out of the gun, trickling down her overheated skin. The strong fingers wrapped around her upper arm flexed, not tight enough to hurt, just enough for her to know she couldn't break free without a struggle--and another soaking.
"Resistance is futile." Something soft and warm brushed over her earlobe, continued with butterfly lightness down the column of her throat to the very spot where her vein leaped under the skin. "I have you right where I want you. So drop it. I win."
Her knees filled with wibbly-wobbly Jell-O, and her fingers on the gun handle had all the strength of mini sponge cakes. She was a sweet, hot mess from him grabbing her and breathing on her neck? Double-dammit. She'd underestimated the enemy's skills at tactical engagement.
USA TODAY best selling author Tracey Alvarez lives 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. Follow Tracey on Twitter as @TraceyAlvrezNZ or Facebook as http://www.facebook.com/TraceyAlvarezAuthor Her website is http://www.traceyalvarez.com and don't forget to sign up to her newsletter here: http://bit.ly/JR3Asu
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Book Description Icon Publishing, 2014. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0473305453
Book Description Icon Publishing, 2014. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 1st edition. 238 pages. 8.00x5.25x0.60 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # zk0473305453