Escape to New Zealand
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  • 0.5
    Just for You (Escape to New Zealand) | Rosalind James

    Just for You (Escape to New Zealand)

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Rosalind James
    • Narrated By Claire Bocking
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    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.

    Look back, listen and love it!

    I felt very familiar with Hemi and Reka as they appear in all the Escape to NZ books, but they haven't had a story in their own right - until now.
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    Reviewed on 20 April 2015 by MF ()
  • 1-3
    Escape to New Zealand Boxed Set, Books 1-3 | Rosalind James

    Escape to New Zealand Boxed Set, Books 1-3

    • UNABRIDGED (27 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Rosalind James
    • Narrated By Claire Bocking
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    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.

    Brains have been rucked

    I've just listened to and enjoyed the three stories on this Escape series. Nice and simple romantic stories with regular plots. Well written and very ..Show More »

    Reviewed on 12 July 2017 by Fleetwoodboy ()
  • 1
    Just This Once: Escape to New Zealand, Book 1 | Rosalind James

    Just This Once: Escape to New Zealand, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Rosalind James
    • Narrated By Claire Bocking
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    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.…

    Rugby player, romance, NZ, what's not to like?

    Brings the print version to life and adds a new dimension

    Reviewed on 24 August 2014 by MF ()
  • 2
    Just Good Friends: Escape to New Zealand, Book 2 | Rosalind James

    Just Good Friends: Escape to New Zealand, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Rosalind James
    • Narrated By Claire Bocking
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    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?

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  • 3
    Just for Now: Escape to New Zealand, Book Three | Rosalind James

    Just for Now: Escape to New Zealand, Book Three

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Rosalind James
    • Narrated By Claire Bocking
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    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.

    loved it!

    I really enjoyed the story and it was read by one of the most talented readers I've come across so far. I was sad when I finished the book, I wanted i..Show More »

    Reviewed on 18 January 2017 by Quinn8 ()
  • 4-6
    Escape to New Zealand Boxed Set, Vol. 2: Just for Fun, Just My Luck, Just Not Mine | Rosalind James

    Escape to New Zealand Boxed Set, Vol. 2: Just for Fun, Just My Luck, Just Not Mine

    • UNABRIDGED (36 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Rosalind James
    • Narrated By Claire Bocking
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    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....

    Summer fun listening

    Claire has an amazing skill for breathing life into some of my favourite Rosalind James characters. These stories are great for the beach or in my cas..Show More »

    Reviewed on 26 June 2016 by Giggle6666 ()
  • 4
    Just for Fun: Escape to New Zealand, Book 4 | Rosalind James

    Just for Fun: Escape to New Zealand, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Rosalind James
    • Narrated By Claire Bocking
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    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.

    Top listening enjoyment , funny and sad at times

    Claire's narration is spot on, she seems to capture the essence of the characters and can switch between male and female voices effortlessly. Her styl..Show More »

    Reviewed on 06 February 2015 by MF ()
  • 5
    Just My Luck: Escape to New Zealand, Book 5 | Rosalind James

    Just My Luck: Escape to New Zealand, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Rosalind James
    • Narrated By Claire Bocking
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    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.

    Excellent narration pulls you right in

    Claire Bocking brings this story of two contrasting couples to sparkling life, her narration and capture of the personalities is spot on. Again set in..Show More »

    Reviewed on 22 January 2015 by MF ()
  • 6
    Just Not Mine: Escape to New Zealand, Book 6 | Rosalind James

    Just Not Mine: Escape to New Zealand, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Rosalind James
    • Narrated By Claire Bocking
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    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.

    Great story, faultless listening, a winner!

    Just Not Mine wasn't my immediate favourite when I first read it - don't know why - but on second reading I found more in it and was totally sold on ..Show More »

    Reviewed on 12 April 2015 by MF ()
  • 7
    Just Once More | Rosalind James

    Just Once More

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Rosalind James
    • Narrated By Claire Bocking
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    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.

    Part time pro's !!!

    Two things first Claire Bocking is a terrific narrator and Rosalind James can tell a good romantic story that's both interesting and enjoyable if you..Show More »

    Reviewed on 16 July 2017 by Fleetwoodboy ()
  • 8
    Just in Time: Escape to New Zealand, Book 8 | Rosalind James

    Just in Time: Escape to New Zealand, Book 8

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Rosalind James
    • Narrated By Claire Bocking
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    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.

    Vegas meets New Zealand and it's great listening

    Such fun listening to this book!
    Here's a funny thing too - I loved reading it but I loved listening MORE!
    Will's teasing is irresistible, as..Show More »

    Reviewed on 30 January 2016 by MF ()
  • 9
    Just Stop Me: Escape to New Zealand, Book 9 | Rosalind James

    Just Stop Me: Escape to New Zealand, Book 9

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Rosalind James
    • Narrated By Emma Wilder
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    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.

    Great fun listening

    Wow this is a fun listen! I am sometimes disappointed when listening to a favourite book, but not on this occasion. Can a woman narrator do justice to..Show More »

    Reviewed on 07 January 2017 by MF ()
  • 10
    Just Say Yes: Escape to New Zealand, Book 10 | Rosalind James

    Just Say Yes: Escape to New Zealand, Book 10

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Rosalind James
    • Narrated By Emma Wilder
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    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.

    A problem well tackled

    Quite a classy story with good pacy dialogue and a decent plot. The tale moved along well without padding except for 3/4 chapters of steamy bedroom ac..Show More »

    Reviewed on 09 May 2017 by Fleetwoodboy ()
  • Fierce: Not Quite a Billionaire, Book 1 | Rosalind James

    Fierce: Not Quite a Billionaire, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Rosalind James
    • Narrated By Claire Bocking
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    I never asked Hemi Te Mana to rescue me. It was true that I had a lousy job. Not to mention a lousy apartment and too much responsibility, although it was a responsibility I wouldn't have given up for the world. That still didn't mean I needed rescuing, if that was what you'd call the situation I ended up in. And anyway, I knew that a multimillionaire Maori CEO with too many muscles, a tribal tattoo, and a take-no-prisoners attitude was way, way out of my league.

    Man in suspense

    I’ve read a few of Rosalinds books for review purposes so I knew basically what to expect however after 20 chapters of little else but titilation it g..Show More »

    Reviewed on 06 December 2017 by Fleetwoodboy ()