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  • Just in Time

  • Escape to New Zealand, Book 8
  • By: Rosalind James
  • Narrated by: Claire Bocking
  • Length: 12 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 420
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 395
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 395

Will Tawera doesn't do commitment, except on the rugby field. Moving to Las Vegas to become a kicker for the NFL would be a big change from New Zealand rugby, but then, he's ready for a change. And when he's asked to do a little modeling on the side? Thousands of dollars to hold a beautiful blonde while looking dark, dangerous, tattooed, and Maori? He could do that.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Shame on Rosalind for 50 Shades of NZed

  • By Catherine on 02-06-16

One more great rugby romance from Rosalind James!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-29-16

If you could sum up Just in Time in three words, what would they be?

Funny, Witty and sweet. Faith tries to keep her distance from Will who will be returning to New Zealand following a tryout while in Las Vegas. Here's one story that won't stay in Vegas. Good thing that is doesn't because Faith help Will open his eyes in so many ways in life.

Which character – as performed by Claire Bocking – was your favorite?

Will as definitely my favorite character of this book. His personally was golden always made me laugh and smile to myself while listening. His struggle to grow up off the rugby field was genuine.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Favorite part when Faith and Will were at lunch following him being hired for the sexy photo shoot. I loved Will during that scene. I wish I could find myself a Will. If they sold him, they would make millions,

Any additional comments?

I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I was not compensated for my review, and I was not required to write a positive review. The opinion expressed here is my own.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Hold Me Close

  • Paradise, Idaho, Book 2
  • By: Rosalind James
  • Narrated by: Phil Gigante, Natalie Ross
  • Length: 10 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 546
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 482
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 482

Kayla Chambers knows what love is - and what it isn't. When her boyfriend turns abusive, she and her son escape to a new life in a place where he'll never find them. The idyllic town of Paradise, Idaho, has everything she needs to get back on her feet. Survival is her only goal, and the last thing she wants is another man in her life.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Love the narration

  • By Petra on 12-18-15

Sweet romance with a dash of suspense

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-22-15

Any additional comments?

The love that blossoms between Kayla and Luke is so sweet. He is so patient with her as she learns to trust in men again following an abusive relationship. Everyone needs a Luke in their life. Not only does Luke understand Kayla's needs but he also takes into consideration Kayla's son and his needs.I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I was not compensated for my review, and I was not required to write a positive review. The opinion expressed here is my own.

  • Just Once More

  • By: Rosalind James
  • Narrated by: Claire Bocking
  • Length: 5 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 384
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 355
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 353

Eight smoking-hot rugby players. Eight partners. Seventeen kids. Beaches and barbecues and beer, salt and sand and sea. Family and good mates and no worries. December in New Zealand. One very pregnant, very tired Hannah Montgomery Callahan is playing hostess to it all, doing her best and wondering if her best is good enough. And one legendary All Black captain is willing to do whatever it takes to show her that when he promised to be there for her forever, he meant it.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Catch up with the characters from the Just series

  • By Rose OToole on 11-13-15

Rugby romance at its finest!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-19-15

What did you love best about Just Once More?

This is by far my favorite Escape to New Zealand book. I love revisiting all of the characters from previous books. It may seem a little busy at some points but hey that's normal life and if you read all the previous books you will have no trouble keeping up.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Hearing Drew trying to convince Hannah he still wants her just as he always has brought tears to my eyes. I will admit I cried at a few different points during the book.

Any additional comments?

I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I was not compensated for my review, and I was not required to write a positive review. The opinion expressed here is my own.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Welcome to Paradise

  • By: Rosalind James
  • Narrated by: Emma Taylor
  • Length: 12 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 349
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 323
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 321

Mira Walker is hoping that competing on a "living history" reality show will give her what's missing from her real life. Maybe she'll get closer to her boyfriend, who hasn't been all that nice to her lately. Get fired up about her job again. Who knows, she might even win a million dollars. Gabe Kincaid and his brother, Alec, are after that million, too, though. Mira and Scott are no threat at all, not when everybody involved is going to want to kill Scott after the first day. And there's no bond stronger than a twin's. What could possibly go wrong?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Reality TV Romance Done Well

  • By CandCrew on 06-07-15

a sweet treat

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-03-15

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

A delightfully sweet story of falling in love while on a reality show. NOTHING LIKE THE BACHELOR!!! Love listening to books on audio. Rosalind James is very detailed but hearing the voices make to story so much more.

Any additional comments?

I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I was not compensated for my review, and I was not required to write a positive review. The opinion expressed here is my own.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Just for You (Escape to New Zealand)

  • By: Rosalind James
  • Narrated by: Claire Bocking
  • Length: 4 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 298
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 272
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 271

Hemi Ranapia isn’t looking for love. Fun, yes. Love, not so much. But a summer fishing holiday to laid-back Russell could turn out to be more adventure than this good-time boy ever bargained for. Reka Harata hasn't forgotten the disastrously hot rugby star she met a year ago, no matter how much she wishes she could. Too bad Hemi keeps refusing to be left in her past.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Back to the beginning for Hemi and Reka

  • By M. Miller on 04-28-15

and so it begins...

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-22-15

Any additional comments?

Hemi and Reka introduce you to New Zealand and rugby while falling in love hard. Escape is what you truly get. The author is very detailed in every thing whether it be an intimate scene, an argument or the final minutes in a rugby match.


I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I was not compensated for my review, and I was not required to write a positive review. The opinion expressed here is my own.

  • Just Not Mine

  • Escape to New Zealand, Book 6
  • By: Rosalind James
  • Narrated by: Claire Bocking
  • Length: 11 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 436
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 407
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 402

Hugh Latimer's coping with a few problems just now. A broken hand, missing the European rugby tour... and a half-brother and sister who are playing havoc with his love life. Instead of packing down in the scrum, he's driving the carpool to ballet - or forgetting it's his turn. When he hears his neighbor wailing out bad pop in the wee hours, it's the last straw.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sometimes the best option is right in front of you

  • By Laura's Reviews on 04-12-15

Love Hugh!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-14-15

Story flows well, characters realize the connection and don't drag it out. Young Amelia is hilarious, trying to teach Hugh.

I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I was not compensated for my review, and I was not required to write a positive review. The opinion expressed here is my own

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Escape to New Zealand Boxed Set, Books 1-3

  • By: Rosalind James
  • Narrated by: Claire Bocking
  • Length: 27 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 592
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 550
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 548

Three best-selling sweet and steamy New Zealand rugby romances: Just This Once (Audie nominee in Romance, 2015), Just Good Friends, and Just for Now.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved this audiobook! Great series well done.

  • By Rose OToole on 03-07-15

3 for the price of 1!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-02-15

Who doesn't love a bargain? 3 amazing stories in this set. They happen to be my three favorite of the series. Strong women + sexy men = great books! You won't be disappointed. Be warned you'll be left wanting to purchase all the books in the series.


I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I was not compensated for my review, and I was not required to write a positive review. The opinion expressed here is my own.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Just My Luck

  • Escape to New Zealand, Book 5
  • By: Rosalind James
  • Narrated by: Claire Bocking
  • Length: 12 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 474
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 432
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 430

Nate Torrance has a job to do, and the biggest rugby boots in the world to fill. He can't afford to lose his focus, especially not to a brown-eyed Canadian who pushes all his buttons and looks much too good in a climbing harness. Allison Villiers may not know what she wants to do with her life, but she's clear about one thing. She's not impressed by the new captain of the All Blacks, however big a deal he is to the rest of New Zealand.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Man Code Explained

  • By PenName on 01-18-15

loved it!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-23-15

love the story, love the audio version. I must now go back and buy all previous books on audio. I may be unavailable for the next week or so. Do not disturb! I'm listening to the Escape to New Zealand collection. You should too! No buyers remorse here.

I received a free copy of the book in exchange for an honest review. I was not compensated for my review and I was not required to write a positive review. The opinion expressed here is my own.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Just for Fun

  • Escape to New Zealand, Book 4
  • By: Rosalind James
  • Narrated by: Claire Bocking
  • Length: 11 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 540
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 493
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 491

Nic Wilkinson is a responsible, organized, disciplined rugby player at the top of his game. Emma Martens is a sometimes-scattered, often-emotional, and always-broke would-be designer with a big chip on her shoulder where Nic's concerned. They have no history together, except one perfect week. Nothing in common anymore, except the most important thing of all. Getting together again would be messy. Complicated. Scary. And, just maybe, worth every risk.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Emotional and Lovely

  • By Mom on the Run on 10-13-14

Amazing!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-24-14

What made the experience of listening to Just for Fun the most enjoyable?

I have the book on my kindle and have read it numerous times. Emma and Nic's story is one of my favorites from the New Zealand Series. This is my first Audio book and I must say I am hooked, line and sinker! I must have more. I listen while in the car, cooking dinner, in the shower and any place I can! Looking forward to "Just Once More" to catch up with Emma and Nic.

What does Claire Bocking bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

The story is so much more powerful hearing the voices.

Any additional comments?

I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I was not compensated for my review, and I was not required to write a positive review. The opinion expressed here is my own.