Friday, June 15, 2018

Release Blitz & Review - Break Your Heart - Tracey Alvarez

Title: Break Your Heart
Series: Bounty Bay #5

Author: Tracey Alvarez
Genre: Standalone Contemporary Romance
Release Date: June 15, 2018


Fake girlfriend. Real sizzle. What could possibly go wrong?

Sam Ngata has the talent of creating something out of almost nothing in his successful wood carving business, Kauri Whare. That talent doesn’t extend to producing a serious girlfriend out of nowhere when he implies to a huge overseas investor that he’s a one-woman kind of man. Big on domestic bliss and honesty, the investor is due to arrive in less than ten days time with a deal that’d provide Sam’s family-operated business with invaluable future security. Now Sam just has to find a woman willing to fake it until they make it — the deal, that is — with no strings attached.

Single mum Vee Sullivan needs a man in her life like a flightless kiwi bird needs wings to soar. She has a precocious little girl to provide for and she’s in the middle of expanding her clothing business — with an eye on Kauri Whare’s newest retail space. Unfortunately, it’d take a small miracle for her to afford the lease. So when childhood crush, Sam, offers her a one week only role of pretending to be his ‘serious’ girlfriend in exchange for three months waived lease, Vee is sorely tempted. But saying yes to fake girlfriend means she might not be able to say no to real passion. Someone’s going to get their heart broken…

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you’re saying is I’m crap at kissing?” Then realizing that sounded a little
whiny with a side of fishing for a compliment, she added, “I mean, crap at
kissing you, in particular. I’m a good
kisser—a great kisser under normal circumstances, but nothing
about this situation is normal. With you, I mean. There’s nothing normal about
kissing you or you kissing me, for that matter.” Somebody shut her up. Right
about now she’d welcome becoming a great white shark’s predinner snack.
The corner
of his mouth ticked up. “Come here.”
She was
close enough to see the gleam in his eyes. The gleam from a man who’d been
issued a challenge and wouldn’t back down.
“No need,”
she said. “I’m reading you loud and clear. I’ll add more hand-holding,
proprietary grooming, sweet-nothing whispering, and snuggles to my routine.
Good talk.”  
She made to
splash past him but he snagged her wrist, and, aided by a swelling wave, reeled
her in. He released her as the wave swept her into his chest and she was forced
to grip his shoulders. Okay, not precisely forced, but since her
feet still couldn’t reach the sand it was either hold onto him or sink.


Ahhh this story is so amazing. Break Your Heart is such a heart-warming story. This is obviously part of a series, but can be read as a stand-alone. I read it as a stand-alone without having read the other books and did not feel it took away from the story. This book is set in New Zealand so be prepared if you are not from there for some cultural things that will be new.

I love stories that have fake relationships within them. They always seem to produce the best situations along with some overwhelming feelings. This book was no exception. The book was set up perfectly. The two characters had a history so their story was more believable. The plot of this book was perfect.

Sam was a little annoying at first for me. I thought he could be immature at times and didn’t really like his attitude. He grew on me though. Like really grew on me. He is like that annoying song you can’t stand at first but by the following week you are turning it up and singing every single word. Vee, on the other hand, was my favorite from the beginning. I was already soft on her because she’s a single mom. That always gets to me, but her willingness to be so selfless really spoke to me.

The heat in this book is off the charts. Each character has their own motivations behind their actions, but when they come together, the reaction is combustible. I had to fan myself a couple times throughout this book. Theses character definitely have chemistry

The writing style of this book was good. The pace of the book was steady. I had some trouble with the language, but the author gave a dictionary in the beginning which helped. The only reason I didn’t rate this story a 5 was because I felt there was something small missing. With that being said, I liked the story.

Overall, this story entertained me. I have to say that ending was a shocker. I didn’t expect all of that to go on. I really liked the realistic touches put on this story. It is obvious that the author either researched or has had similar experiences. I would recommend this book to others.

Star Ratings:
Plot: 5/5
Characters: 5/5
Heat: 5/5
Writing Style: 4/5
Overall: 4/5

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Author Bio

Fuelled by copious amounts of coffee, USA
TODAY bestselling author Tracey Alvarez writes steamy but heart-warming
contemporary romances set in New Zealand. Her two series, STEWART ISLAND and BOUNTY
BAY, both focus on small coastal towns, close communities, and family.

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