Escape to New Zealand

14 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 92 ratings

Escape to New Zealand Boxed Set, Books 1-3 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 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Brains have been rucked

    • By Fleetwoodboy on 12-07-17

    Regular price: £28.99

  • 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 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    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
    • Summer fun listening

    • By Giggle6666 on 26-06-16

    Regular price: £28.99

  • 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 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Look back, listen and love it!

    • By MF on 20-04-15

    Regular price: £14.49

  • 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
      5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

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

    • By MF on 24-08-14

    Regular price: £17.89

  • 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
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 5

    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?

    Regular price: £17.89

  • 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 10
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    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
    • loved it!

    • By Quinn8 on 18-01-17

    Regular price: £19.39

  • 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
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    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
    • Top listening enjoyment , funny and sad at times

    • By MF on 06-02-15

    Regular price: £23.49

  • 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 6
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    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
    • Excellent narration pulls you right in

    • By MF on 22-01-15

    Regular price: £24.19

  • 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
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    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
    • Great story, faultless listening, a winner!

    • By MF on 12-04-15

    Regular price: £24.19

  • 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 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    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
    • Part time pro's !!!

    • By Fleetwoodboy on 16-07-17

    Regular price: £18.79

  • Book 8

    • Just in Time

    • Escape to New Zealand, Book 8
    • By: Rosalind James
    • Narrated by: Claire Bocking
    • Length: 12 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Vegas meets New Zealand and it's great listening

    • By MF on 30-01-16

    Regular price: £23.49

  • 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 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    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
    • Great fun listening

    • By MF on 07-01-17

    Regular price: £24.19

  • 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 10
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A problem well tackled

    • By Fleetwoodboy on 09-05-17

    Regular price: £24.19

  • Book 11

    • Just Say (Hell) No

    • Escape to New Zealand, Book 11
    • By: Rosalind James
    • Narrated by: Emma Wilder
    • Length: 12 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 9

    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
    • Bittersweet Romance excellent performance

    • By Giggle6666 on 17-04-18

    Regular price: £22.89