Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Escape to New Zealand Series - Page One

Just this once - Book One 

 By:  Rosalind James
Audio Books
Rated 5 Stars

I loved this book.  It has everything I like going for it.  For starters it's set in New Zealand, a location I new little to nothing about.  The main male character is a rugby player and sport I really did know nothing about and it's a well written, interesting story about characters that I liked.  What more can you ask for in a book.

Book Description
 August 29, 2012
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 ...

As much as he's shared with Hannah, Drew Callahan has kept one very big secret. And learning the truth, now that she's back home again, has made Hannah warier than ever. Drew knows that she's right for him. But how can he convince her to let down her guard enough to explore what they could have together?

Just Good Friends - Book 2

Rated 4 1/2 Stars
Audio Book

This book was a slow starter for me. At first I didn't think I was going to like it as much as I did the other one.  I had a hard time warming up to the characters.   But as the book progressed Koti turned out to have a lot more going for him than I first thought.  He was actually a pretty smart, sweet guy with a witty sense of humor.  It's just that his good looks kept everyone, including this reader from getting that at first.  As for Kate, well once you began to understand out exactly what she had been through it got a lot easier to put up with her snakiness.

Book Description

 August 30, 2012
Some bets were made to be lost.

Kate Lamonica isn’t Koti James’s 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?

But there’s more than one game Koti’s good at playing ...