In Too Deep

In Too Deep

by Tracey Alvarez

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She's haunted by the ghosts of her past. He broke her heart to save his own.

As an elite police diver tormented by her father's fatal drowning accident, Piper Harland is forced back to the one place she'd sworn never to return. Her tiny hometown on New Zealand's isolated Stewart Island hasn't much changed in the nine years she's been gone. But she soon comes face to face with everything she ran from--grief, regret, and the scalding pain of a love lost.

The one place Ryan "West" Westlake belongs is a hundred feet below Stewart Island's dangerous waters with one breath of air and only a line to guide him to the surface. Down deep he can forget his mentor's death. Down deep he can forget the one woman who seared his heart when she left. Only now she's back, and as it turns out, he hasn't forgotten a thing.

Desire and tempers flare when West and Piper cross paths again. Can they face their past and be together? Two hearts. A second chance. Everything on the line...

IN TOO DEEP is the first story in Tracey Alvarez's best-selling Stewart Island books set against the stunning backdrop of Aotearoa, New Zealand. If you like heartwarming, sexy and sweet small town romances with a touch of comedy, you'll love sharing the journey with these authentic men and women struggling to find their special someone.

Download your copy of In Too Deep and dive into these sensual romance novels!
Intended for mature 18+ aged readers who enjoy their feel good 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 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. Stewart Island novella.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940161613504
Publisher: Tracey Alvarez
Publication date: 07/26/2018
Series: Stewart Island , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 5,749
File size: 850 KB

About the Author

Tracey Alvarez is a USA TODAY BEST-SELLING 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.

Fueled 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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In Too Deep 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 85 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I only made it half thru - and when I pay for a book I always try and finish. Not sure where this went wrong - it started off great and story line was good, but it just fizzled, boring reading. Lots of thoughts of semi-graphic sex, too much. I'm sure Piper & West finally get together, I wont be reading about it. Darn, i'd like ro know about several other characters! They arn't intimate, just nice, stong people.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I rarily write reviews but I thought it important to let you know what a gem this series is. I read alot of free romance books and sometimes pay for the follow ups. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and am now reading book 3. Smart writing, interesting characters and just enough "heat" without being smutty. Highly recommend them
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good book. A little slow at first. Found myself skimming over parts of it. But all in all.... Enjoy. RAH
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Don't know much about new zealand, so that was informative for me. Likeable characters. Twists and turns
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
294 pages was a good book
Anonymous 6 months ago
He’s hot, she’s hot. They have a history. They’re still attracted to one another and are consistently nasty to one another trying to avoid ‘the inevitable ‘. It got really, really old... and boring... by the time I hit 100 pages.
Naty More than 1 year ago
After been away from Stewart Island for nine years, Pipe must return to help his brother Ben with his finance troubles. But canshe face the dive accident that killed her father and West, his brother’s best friend, the man that broke her heart nine years ago? A powerful love story in an amazing island.
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Tracey is an excellent writer. This was a great book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I had to read them all after the first one!very sexy. Great seies. Keep writing more!i will be looking for more!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sofun to be a par of this family
SaraBetty More than 1 year ago
I am enjoying this series very much... Piper and West are an interesting couple and their story has just enough of everything to make it a "keep reading" book... Piper could not save her father in a diving accident and as a result left her home and family and became a police rescue diver away from home.. When her brother was injured she returned home to help with his diving, shark cage diving business and becomes involved with West for the second time.. He let her go at age 18 but isn't going to let her go again... It has some real kooky moments on the way to HEA and I recommend these books highly... Fun reads with lots of twists and turns...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This sounds like a very great book for me to read but it is not letting me get the example because its not working and can someone please help me
MariePalmer More than 1 year ago
A fantastic start to a lovely series. This is the first book of the Due South series and is an amazing start to what I am sure will be a fantastic series. Piper is summoned back to Oban to help with a family crisis – she heads back with dread knowing she would rather face gang members and drug addicts high on meth than set foot on Oban and face her past. The past of her father’s death on the island, which has left her with PTSD that she does not acknowledge and buries as deep as possible, the past of abandoning her family when tragedy hit and they needed her most and the possibility of facing Ryan ‘West’ Westlake who is not only her past but still holds her heart – a fact she won’t even admit to herself. She is a Police Diver, who hilariously also suffers from seasickness, she uses her sarcasm, quick wit and cutting remarks as a defence to keep everyone at arms length. She is defensive, prickly, insecure but fiercely loyal to those she loves, not hesitating to wade in before she thinks. West is still convinced he did the right thing by pushing Piper away nine years ago to live out her dreams, he has even managed to convinced himself that this was the best thing for him too as she would have left in the longterm anyway. It is not until Piper returns that he realises he is living a half life. Look out when they come together as fireworks are guaranteed, there are plenty of sparks when they reconnect and verbally ‘spar’, sizing each other up and both trying to convince themselves that there is nothing between them, these sparks become a raging inferno when they finally give in, with plenty of hot, dirty sex. Can either of them admit their feelings to themselves and each other before it os too late or are they doomed to make the same mistakes they made nine years earlier and live with their fears rather than the love they could have? There are plenty of tears and emotion to go with the hot sex, we get to meet some fantastic ‘support’ characters who will get their books later in the series....Ben, Shay, Kezia, Holly, Erin, Ford and many more. We also get to meet some lovely quirky characters such as Mrs Taylor, Glenna and Bill who as the older generation take great pleasure in interfering and lighten the book with their antics and fun – I am sure we will see more of these as the series continues too. This was a fantastic book and I will certainly be reading the rest of the series, at present this book is a free download on Nook which makes it a complete gift!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You will never be disappointed when you read Tracey Alvarez........
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This sounds like a very good book to read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A little slow srarting, but picks up. Enjoyed the setting and the story line. Will look for others to learn more of the cast I came to know.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I tried to hang in there until it would get interesting. Made it to page 97. NOTHING of interest has happened in the first 97 pages. The characters are inmature in that all they do is bicker. The sexual tension is agitating rather than titillating. They spend 97 pages argueing like 8 year olds in love. They argue about absolutly everything. They are so stupid, no way normal grown adults act this way and it just goes on and on and on the argueing. The story line so far is very unrealistic and not in an over the top, fun fantasy kind of way, more like a boring who in the world would ever believe this nonsense? This book is just so ridiculously horrible I am angry with myself for wasting my time reading it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved the book. The writing is good and professional. I didn't catch any typos. The story was so good and the characters were likeable. I enjoyed the setting of a small island in new zealand. It was immersive and everything fit well together.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This isn't the typical romance novel with the same type of story you read in every other book. The story line was new and intriguing. Loved it! I recommend this for anyone looking for a good read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was an easy read. Great for the beach. However, I would have liked to seen more story lines with the other characters.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago