Love small town romance and Happily Ever Afters?
Dive into the Stewart Island world to find out what your favorite characters are doing to celebrate Valentine's Day with these four short and sweet romance stories.
Shaye & Del:
Does Del's stay in hospital after donating a kidney to his dad mean a Valentine's Day spent alone? Not if his sexy fiancée, Shaye, can pull off some ninja moves and sneak into his room for a little romance...
Piper & West:
Piper attempts to cook a Valentine's dinner for two--guess how well that'll turn out? But the results are a little unexpected...
Carly & Kip
An overnight hike on the beautiful Rakiura track is not what Carly had in mind for a romantic evening with her hottie barman. Kip, however, has an ulterior motive...
Kezia & Ben
Nothing will go wrong...the most dangerous phrase in the English language, especially when used to describe a Valentine's Day surprise for Kezia and Ben.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Because these four short stories of approximately 3,000 words each contain spoilers, they are intended to be read and enjoyed after the first 4 Due South books.
MY FOREVER VALENTINE is the fifth installment of Tracey Alvarez's best-selling Due South 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 My Forever Valentine 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 Due South 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 Due South 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.
About the Author
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.
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
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Okay, so I've been naughty and haven't read the Due South books in order like I was supposed to. If fact, there's a book or two I haven't read at all yet, but I am definitely going to - and SOON! Yes, these four couples in these stories are part of a group of good friends that hang out together on this small island off New Zealand, and they all know each other well. And if you haven't read the previous books, you're going to be a bit confused about who all these quirky young people are, and these stories may be a little bit of a spoiler to their individual stories, each of which is the subject of a separate book. But if you a sitting there all alone (or even not), on Valentine's Day and want to read some short, cute, and funny romantic Valentine's stories, all of which will take only a short time, this is the book for you! There are FOUR stories here, each approximately only 15 pages each. Yet each is a fun, sweet read. To try to cut back on **POSSIBLE SPOILERS**, you will read about, in no particular order, a maybe unplanned possible pregnancy - or maybe not, somebody might or might not be proposed to, someone might enjoy playing naughty nurse, and there may or may not even be a surprise wedding thrown into the mix. Then again I might be making this whole thing up. But that would make this a pretty crappy review, wouldn't it? Hmmm. Wouldn't want to do that. Well, some or all of those things may happen in the span of a short 63 pages, to various people. How much more romance do you want in a short Valentine's Day read? Or any day you're in the mood for some quick, hot, fun romance? These are so well written, you won't be able to resist a smile, or two, or three, or four. A great valentine recipe guaranteed to please! I received a free copy of this book from the author for an honest review. She suggests you read the books in order. As you can see, my opinion is entirely my own.
A must read! A quirky valentines novella to catch up with the four Due South couples so far. I loved the style of this book, although different to the first four it is a great way to 'check in' with each couple! As with all the series so far there is plenty of laughs, tears, fun, sex, plot twists, family interference, more sex and men doing stupid things because they thought they were a good idea and hadn't really thought them through! If you have read the first four books you have to read this, it has some fantastic twists that will have you gasping out loud and more to have you cheering, even as the happy tears fall. It is only a novella, but a fantastic page turner of one! Cannot wait for more visits to Oban and the amazing Due South family.
My Forever Valentine is book five in the Due South series by Tracey Alvarez. This book was generously provided to me by the author for an honest review. It’s Valentine’s Day. So how are our four favorite couples going to spend this special day? Before you read this book, you will need to have read the previous books in this series since this is sort of an update on each couple that we have grown to love and how they are spending their Valentine’s Day. Del and his father, Bill, have successfully come through surgery. But it is Del and Shaye’s first Valentine’s Day as a couple and Del is still in the hospital. Shaye finds a very special and fun way to make this a very memorable day for the both of them. Piper and West are our only married couple of the group. Piper has an elaborate meal planned to surprise West with but we know that Piper can’t cook. This does turn out to be the very best of Valentine’s Day for them, though. Carly and Kip are our newest couple. Kip has decided that he wants to take Carly camping for Valentine’s Day. He wants this to be special. But does any camping trip ever go as planned? This one sure didn’t. Kezia and Ben are such a cute couple. Ben is so clueless about just about everything. Everything except that he is the luckiest man alive to have Kezia in his life. That still doesn’t keep him from forgetting that it is Valentine’s Day until the last minute. These are four very short stories that are sure to melt your heart. I have grown to love all four of these couples and it was so wonderful to get this little update of their lives together.
Tracey Alvarez had created a series of love stories based in her Due South series that are all filled with great characters and storylines. It is hard to say goodbye to the couples at the end of each book but having this Valentine’s collection of short stories allows a glimpse into the lives of the couples met in each of the previous four novels. There may be only fifty or so pages in this collection but each page is well written telling an excerpt from the lives of people I would love to have friends - and – the stories left me wanting to read more about the couples, or other couples, in the future I was asked to review this anthology by the author but do have to say that I have recommended this series to my sister and to others.
Shaye and Del A look into their cute Valentines Day celebration with Del in the hospital still recovering from giving his dad a kidney. It's no fun being interrupted by your brother and sister while trying to wish your man a happy Valentines Day. Del in love? Even more sexy! Piper and West It's never easy waiting for those lines to appear, or not, on the test sticks. These two make their feelings clear to each other while waiting. They're so in love! Carly and Kip There's nothing worse than a Valentines Day surprise gone wrong but with one little scenario, all is right in their world. Kip tries so hard and is completely adorable, while romancing Carly in a situation that is not too romantic. Kezia and Ben There's is a love story for the books! Kezia's the Italian beauty that fell in love with the island boy. Ben is as far from sophisticated as you can get but he loves Kezia with all that he is. Her surprise is fabulous even if he's having a "Murphy's Law" kind of day. The Due South series is fantastic and it has been wonderful to re-visit these couples in such romantic circumstances.