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Saturday, January 5, 2013

Just For Now by Rosalind James/ RABT (review)

Contemporary Romance
Title: Just For Now(Escape to New Zealand #3)
Author: Rosalind James
Date Published: 8/30/2012

There’s no place like home . . .
For teacher Jenna McKnight, nothing spells “heartbreak” like finding her husband with somebody else–in her bed. Clearly, it’s time to reinvent herself. A new body, a new city, and a new job later, she’s done just that. This isn’t really her home, though. Or her family, however much she wishes it were. And playing house can be a dangerous game.
New Zealand rugby star Finn Douglas is just looking for a temporary nanny. Not a girlfriend, and definitely not a wife. He can’t resist Jenna’s cooking, it’s true. Who knew that he’d have so much trouble resisting her? He wants to do what’s right for his kids. But waiting is so hard . . .

My Review:

I absolutely love this series of New Zealand rugby romance stories!!   Ms James writing is smooth and sharp--and so finely crafted.  The series is definitely intended for an adult audience with many explicit sexual scenes and her characters are so real and invite you right into their world. 
Jenna grew up without a lot of affection and carried around a lot of baggage.   She became the person who was the antithesis of her mother.   Jenna was caring and giving and wanted to take care of people...a family.   She could cook up a storm after having grown up on tv dinners.
Finn was a Rugby star and a great dad.   He needed someone to care for his children.   After assuming Jenna applied for the nanny position to get her hands on himself, he was surprised to find that his kids already knew Jenna and loved her.
And although Jenna was the nanny, her caregiving also included Finn.   She would cook for him and discuss things with him, and fall in love with him.  This was such an intimate and romantic read.   With two children, Sophie and Harry to point out things like wombat bottoms, I found this book extremely heartwarming and enjoyable.   Much appreciated Ms James!   Much Appreciated!   

Rosalind James is the author of the Kindle bestseller Just This Once and the three subsequent books in the Escape to New Zealand series. She is a former marketing executive who has lived all over the United States and in a number of other countries, traveling with her civil engineer husband. Most recently, she spent several years in Australia and New Zealand, where she fell in love with the people, the landscape, and the culture of both countries.
Visit www.rosalindjames.com to listen to the songs from the books, follow the characters on their travels, watch funny and fascinating New Zealand and rugby videos, and learn about what's new!

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The Readdicts said...

Ah, the moment I read rugby, I knew there'd be some adult content in this one! I'm glad you enjoyed the book and it does look good! :) Great review, Beth!

Sarika @ The Readdicts

rosalindi said...

Thanks so much for the great review, Beth! I'm so glad you liked it! And I should tell you, the first book, "Just This Once," is FREE this weekend for the Kindle! (Also, all the books are now available in paperback.) "Just This Once" is #4 in the Kindle store right now (free side)--can't miss it!

Thanks again--

--Rosalind James

rosalindi said...

Whoops, I mean "Just This Once" is #8 in the Kindle Store. #4 in Contemporary Romance. Wouldn't want to lie. :)