What happens in Vegas… 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. Faith Goodwin doesn’t do dark, dangerous men. Especially not when they make her laugh, take her miniature golfing with four-year-olds, and are far too sexy and sweet for comfort. But when Will finds himself in hot water back in New Zealand, who’s he going to call? And who would be able to resist answering? Note: This book was previously published in Brenda Novak's SWEET TALK boxed set. This version contains an added chapter and added steam. If you prefer your books without steam...this may not be the book for you!
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Just In Time was originally released as part of a box set with other authors earlier this year. The new version is a little spicier with more sexy time between the two main characters. I gave the original version a 5 star review, but couldn’t get there with the new version.
Here is my original review:
I have to confess that I am a huge Rosalind James fan and have been ever since I discovered the Escape to New Zealand series a couple of years ago. The wonderful storytelling that I have enjoyed in her other books is in full force in this, the 8th installment of the series.
Just In Time features Will, our rugby playing All Black hero, and Faith, a super hard working photographers assistant/author. The rugby world actually takes a pretty big back seat in this book and Will and Faith have a different journey than James has taken us on before. This is definitely a friends to lover’s story and an emotional one too. From an emotional stand point, I think this might be the strongest entry in the Escape to New Zealand series.
All of the Escape books are interconnected, but most of the work as stand-alone novels and this is definitely true of Just In Time. Reading the previous books is helpful, but not at all necessary.
The changes from the original version are really pretty small and mainly seem to be expanded sexy time. It was definitely fun to read, but it didn’t add anything for me. Part of me liked the fact that Will and Faith’s relationship was on the “sweeter” side and some of the additions actually seemed to dim some of the emotional connection I felt with the original version.Now that I’ve said that, let me also say that I still love Will and Faith and think their story is a wonderful addition to the Escape to New Zealand series.
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