Title: Melting Into You by Tracey Alvarez
Big, sexy men who don’t relate well to kids need not apply…
Kezia Murphy plays her widow card well. When you don’t trust people not to let you down, it’s easier to not get involved—and getting involved with a man who makes her skin sizzle just by looking at him would be una pazzia—crazy! Four years ago while Kezia’s daughter, Zoe, battled leukaemia, a tragic accident stole her husband’s life. Starting over in the little town of Oban where she’s adopted into the close knit community on Stewart Island, Kezia and her daughter are all the family the other needs. Except Zoe yearns for more.
New Zealand’s worst candidate for instant fatherhood…
Ben doesn’t do gooey emotional stuff. He doesn’t do cosy home and family. And he sure isn’t the big teddy-bear Kezia Murphy, the woman he secretly fantasises about, thinks he is. So when Jade, his surprise eight-year-old daughter arrives on his doorstep, he’s a D-minus student struggling to pass a crash-course in parenting.
They’ll either melt or raze their lives to the ground…
When the sparks of attraction between Kezia and Ben fan into an inferno, Ben doesn’t know how much longer the layers of resistance around his heart can resist melting into the gooey mess he fears. The more he fights it the harder it is to make the choice that will destroy the family he now longs to claim.
Author: Tracey Alvarez
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Hide Your Heart
Series: Due South
Published: June 8th 2014
Genres: Contemporary Romance
See the title at Goodreads
Purchase your copy: Amazon
Visit the Author's Website
Putting together a confirmed bachelor and an eight-year-old girl, who turned out to be his, together is definitely an entertaining if perhaps, a somewhat tricky, situation. Steamy romance blossoms between the main characters, Kezia and Ben, with interesting twists and turns that would have the reader both laugh and cringe. Tracey Alvarez knows how to portray a man who wasn’t really into verbally communicating his emotions and a woman who had been into a lot and has trouble trusting her heart to others. However, what I really loved about this story is the adorable innocence of kids and their ability to infiltrate the hearts of even the most cynical of people, making them look at the world in a new perspective. Fun and extremely engrossing, Melting into You is the second book of the Due South Series by Tracey Alvarez and could be read as a standalone.