Escape to New Zealand

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Escape to New Zealand Boxed Set, Books 1-3 Publisher's Summary

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.

Book One - Just This Once

Everyone needs to be rescued sometimes. Everyone but Hannah Montgomery, that is. She just needs a vacation: three weeks in New Zealand to sort out her life, figure out what she wants, seems just right. Oh, and to relax. She should definitely put that on the agenda. She certainly isn't looking for a sexy fling with a professional rugby player, no matter how attractive he is. Hannah doesn't do casual. But maybe just this once....

Book Two - Just Good Friends

Some bets were made to be lost. Kate Lamonica can't believe she's made a bet to be "just friends" with playboy star Koti James. New Zealand had seemed like the perfect escape from the stalker who'd threatened first her peace of mind, and then her life. She certainly doesn't need any more trouble. Why on Earth has she agreed to spend time with a Maori rugby player who's far too handsome and charming for his own good, and knows it? But there's more than one game Koti's good at playing.

Book Three - Just for Now

There's no place like home. For teacher Jenna McKnight, nothing spells "heartbreak" like finding her husband with somebody else - in her bed. It's clearly time to reinvent herself. A new body, a new city, and a new job later, she's done just that. The beautiful Auckland villa isn't really her home, though. Finn Douglas and his kids aren't really her family, however much she wishes they were. And playing house can be a dangerous game.

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  • Book 1-3

    • 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 632
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 587
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 585

    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

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  • Book 4-6

    • Escape to New Zealand Boxed Set, Vol. 2

    • Just for Fun, Just My Luck, Just Not Mine
    • By: Rosalind James
    • Narrated by: Claire Bocking
    • Length: 36 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 239
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 222
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 220

    What happens in Fiji stays in Fiji. Except when it doesn't. Emma Martens and Nic Wilkinson 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
    • Rosalind James + Claire Bocking = Fantastic!

    • By Amanda Morgan on 06-29-16

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  • Book 0.5

    • 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 315
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 290
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 289

    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

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  • Book 1

    • Just This Once

    • Escape to New Zealand, Book 1
    • By: Rosalind James
    • Narrated by: Claire Bocking
    • Length: 8 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,302
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,199
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,189

    Everyone needs to be rescued sometimes. Everyone but Hannah Montgomery, that is. She just needs a vacation. Three weeks in New Zealand to sort out her life, figure out what she wants, seems just right. Oh, and to relax. She should definitely put that on the agenda. She certainly isn't looking for a fling with a professional rugby player, no matter how attractive he is. Hannah doesn't do casual. But maybe just this once.…

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I Sooooo Needed This!

    • By Elizabeth on 04-09-14

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  • Book 2

    • Just Good Friends

    • Escape to New Zealand, Book 2
    • By: Rosalind James
    • Narrated by: Claire Bocking
    • Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 744
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 669
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 665

    Kate Lamonica isn't Koti James' type. Too small. Too dark. And heaps too much work. So it's an easy bet that he can be her friend for six weeks without making a move on her, no matter what his mates would have said. Kate can't believe she's made the bet at all. New Zealand had seemed like the perfect escape from the stalker who'd threatened first her peace of mind and then her life. She certainly doesn't need any more trouble. Why on earth has she agreed to spend time with a Maori rugby player who's far too handsome and charming for his own good - and knows it?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • ANOTHER FANTASTIC KIWI / RUGBY LOVE STORY

    • By MJG on 04-17-14

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  • Book 3

    • Just for Now

    • Escape to New Zealand, Book Three
    • By: Rosalind James
    • Narrated by: Claire Bocking
    • Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 670
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 608
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 603

    There's no place like home... For teacher Jenna McKnight, nothing spells "heartbreak" like finding her husband with somebody else--in her bed. It's clearly time to reinvent herself. A new body, a new city, and a new job later, she's done just that. The beautiful Auckland villa isn't really her home, though. Finn Douglas and his kids aren't really her family, however much she wishes they were. And playing house can be a dangerous game. Rugby star Finn Douglas is just looking for a temporary nanny and housekeeper. Not a girlfriend, and definitely not a wife. He can't resist Jenna's cooking, it's true. Who knew he'd have so much trouble resisting her? He wants to do what's right for his kids. But waiting is so hard... Note: This romance, like New Zealand, contains a bit of steam. If that isn't your cuppa, maybe visit some other country... er, audiobook.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Right as...

    • By PenName on 08-08-14

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  • Book 4

    • 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 563
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 513
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 511

    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

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  • Book 5

    • 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 485
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 442
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 440

    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

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  • Book 6

    • 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 448
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 418
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 413

    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

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  • Book 7

    • Just Once More

    • By: Rosalind James
    • Narrated by: Claire Bocking
    • Length: 5 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 407
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 376
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 374

    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

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  • Book 8

    • 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 445
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 418
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 418

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Felt so different from the rest of the series

    • By SIMARA on 11-17-17

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  • Book 9

    • Just Stop Me

    • Escape to New Zealand, Book 9
    • By: Rosalind James
    • Narrated by: Emma Wilder
    • Length: 14 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 444
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 419
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 418

    Lots of young women dream of being a princess. Nina Jones isn't one of them. After escaping from her palace/prison by burying herself under sacks of fertilizer, she ends up in a beach cottage on New Zealand's South Island. She's meant to be looking after a cantankerous widower. Too bad she doesn't know how to boil an egg.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic and different addition to the series

    • By Deor on 12-17-16

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  • Book 10

    • Just Say Yes

    • Escape to New Zealand, Book 10
    • By: Rosalind James
    • Narrated by: Emma Wilder
    • Length: 12 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 437
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 409
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 407

    Kevin McNicholl may be a brutal force on the rugby field, but off the field, the star New Zealand All Black is a famously nice guy. His new tenant, though, arouses more than his protective side. She sets him on fire. Pity he's evicting her. Every woman deserves her dreams. Chloe Donaldson can't afford dreams, though, so she's given them up. Marriage, her ballet career, and now, her beautiful tower apartment with its view of the sea. Her new landlord is kicking her out, along with her three-year-old son, Zavy.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Just Say YES to "Just Say Yes"

    • By EstherF on 04-07-17

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  • Book 11

    • Just Say (Hell) No

    • Escape to New Zealand, Book 11
    • By: Rosalind James
    • Narrated by: Emma Wilder
    • Length: 12 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 456
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 424
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 422

    Marko Sendoa isn't a beach man. He's not an Auckland man. He's a hard man. Born Basque, raised in the heart of New Zealand's Southern Alps, and bred on hard work, discipline, and getting the job done. It's not easy for a rugby flanker to make it to age 32 at the top of his game, but he's done it. Next year is the Rugby World Cup, and he'll do whatever it takes to be on the field in the black jersey when the anthems are sung. He doesn't need a kitten. He doesn't need a pregnant cousin. He definitely doesn't need a too-short, distractingly curvy, totally unimpressed Maori barista.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of James’ best

    • By Virginia on 04-27-18

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  • Book 12

    • Just Come Over

    • Escape to New Zealand Series, Book 12
    • By: Rosalind James
    • Narrated by: Emma Wilder
    • Length: 15 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 159
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 147
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 148

    Rhys Fletcher is not in love with his sister-in-law. That would be a very, very bad idea, and he doesn’t entertain bad ideas. He also doesn’t lie to himself. Both of those things can’t be true, so he’ll do what he’s done since the long-ago night when his brother, Dylan, turned up in an Auckland bar after a brutal rugby match between their two teams, and introduced his new girlfriend - a dark-eyed, much-too-young girl named Zora. He’ll lie. Now, his brother’s gone, and Rhys is back in New Zealand and settling into his new job as the head coach of the Auckland Blues

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • He meant what he said and he said what he meant!

    • By eeebailey on 03-07-19

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