In Too Deep (Due South Book 1)


With the strike of her tongue, Piper Harland has lightning fast sass. She’s a cop specializing in marine rescue and recovery; a position she worked hard to achieve. A call from family coincides with a mandatory break from the police force after a recovery for a boy goes off kilter. Piper left her home on Stewart Island eight years ago. Three reasons kept her away: guilt, dreams and a young man who broke her heart. 

With a wicked tongue to match her own, Ryan Westlake (West) is her brother’s best friend and owns the island pub.  Arriving home, Piper finds not only has her brother got himself neck deep in debt, but West has grown into a self-assured, sexy man. Six weeks in his presence surely could not dissuade her from returning to the big city.

Out of the gate with her debut at full throttle, Ms. Alvarez receives a blue ribbon! “In Too Deep” is a second chance love with a twist of kiwi. The New Zealand setting is lush with description. Carefully crafted characters are defined and develop a scene that surpasses even seasoned authors. Impressive, is a pale description for the hilarious one-liners offered with spot-on timing a reader rarely sees. Pacing and tension is key, and this author earns the reader’s attention. The plot was complex enough to turn an old formula like second chance love into page turning new and improved. It won’t take long for folks to recognize Ms. Alvarez as the popular new voice of the southern latitudes. 

Natasza Waters