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Just in Time

(Escape to New Zealand #8)

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4.10  ·  Rating details ·  941 ratings  ·  79 reviews
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? H
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Kindle Edition, 352 pages
Published June 30th 2015
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Obsidian
Jan 04, 2016 rated it it was ok
I didn't think it was humanly possible for me to not love a Rosalind James romance novel. I think at one point I checked the book jacket to make sure that I had downloaded the correct book and had not made a massive mistake. This book was just not good at all.

I loved/liked most of the Escape to New Zealand series though I did have issues with two of the books. This one from beginning to end didn't make a lot of sense, there was no chemistry between the hero/heroine and, even after it comes out t
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namericanwordcat
This is just a wonderful series and this book is a great!

At first, I didn't really care for either the heroine or the hero. They seemed fairly shallow and self serving but as the story evolves they grow. The change over time in each of them is as wonderful as their romance.

The first part of the romance is set in Las Vegas and we get a slow burn of a romance as they make the adult choice not to fall into bed in what could only be short term thing.

We get a fun book within a book as the heroine i
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maggieandteddy
3.5 STARS. I've read all of the books in this series (except #7, the novella-I'll be reading that one, I'm sure).
I jumped right in and was very surprised to find out this book starts off in Las Vegas! I don't read book blurbs very thoroughly- I guess. I was all set for a New Zealand adventure.
This is Faith and Will's story. Faith lives in Las Vegas and meets Will in a photography studio. Will's friend and NZ Rugby colleague, Solomon brought Will along on a photography modeling interview. Solomo
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Alison
Three and a half stars.

Faith Goodwin lives the real life in Las Vegas, the low income, three jobs kind of life. As well as acting as the super for her Mom's apartments she is also a photographer's assistant.

Will Tawera is a New Zealand All Blacks rugby player, in Vegas with his friend Solomon Salesa to try out for the Las Vegas Outlaws which would pay him ten times what he makes at home. Solomon is between jobs at the moment and has agreed to go to an audition for a photoshoot which requires a b
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Heidi A. Quinn
Jul 09, 2015 rated it really liked it
I’ve fallen in love with New Zealand through Rosalind James’ Escape to New Zealand series. I also rekindled a love for those darned Maori tattoos, first spotted during a stay at Walt Disney World when I was 12. Colors: the verdant greens of En Zed’s hills, the blue waters and the glorious bright flowers growing there, along with the rich dark tattoos are mainstays of these modern romance novels. But romance novel doesn’t seem to really cover all these books are; it’s too flat and salacious (too ...more
Erin Lewis
Jul 28, 2015 rated it really liked it
4 Star Review of Just In Time (Escape to New Zealand #8)

I read this book when I purchased the Sweet Talk box set earlier this year as a fundraiser for Diabetes. This is book 8 and although not set completely in New Zealand, it was in another exciting setting Las Vegas. We all know the saying what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas. Well, not always.

This was an author and series recommended to me by a good friend who shares some similar tastes in books with me. I am so pleased I took her recommenda
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Sarah
Jul 19, 2015 rated it really liked it
This the 8th book in the Escape to New Zealand Series by Rosalind James, was Just In Time to save me from a major reading slump! The thing I love the most about this authors writing is that you can always depend on her to present well developed characters with a story line that is robust and well thought out.

I have loved all the books in this series and this one is no exception. Will and Faith's story is captivating and I love that it begins in Las Vegas. Will is trying out for a US football te
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Jan
Apr 16, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: contemporary
This one was a bit lame. Pretty corny story. I didn't really connect with either the h or H.
KB Wayne
Jul 03, 2015 rated it really liked it
I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

To the best of my knowledge I have read everything this author has published, and while I may respond to some characters / stories more favorably than others, one thing which never wavers is my appreciation for this smart writer who writes smart romances for smart readers. Her female protagonists would be cheered by the panelists of To The Contrary (a political roundtable devoted to women's issues, dissected by uber-smart women), because even if
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Esther
Jul 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
If you are reading this, you have discovered one of my favorite authors of rugby romance. Ms. James is a master story-teller and weaves wonderful imagery and the flavor of the local environment into her tales. She had me hooked from the very first Escape to New Zealand story I read. I am so impressed with the details she writes into the background, scenery, the characters, everything really.

• Setting / foreground/background
○ The descriptions of the geography and the New Zealand, in general ar
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Judes
Jun 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fav
"I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I was not compensated for my review, and I was not required to write a positive review. The opinion expressed here is solely my own."

This is the second version of this story, Will and Faith's, as the first version was part of a BOXSET and Ms James had to hold back a bit on her spice, so readers who follow along her Escape to NZed series were finally treated to this fuller spicier version.
The second read was just as fulfillin
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B.
Jun 25, 2015 rated it really liked it
I was lucky enough to get an ARC for Just in Time by Rosalind James exchange for an honest review. I was not compensated for my review, and I was not required to write a positive review. The opinion expressed here is my own.

I've loved every single one of James' New Zealand books. I'm someone who didn't have any great urge to travel across the globe, but her books have intrigued me about New Zealand. I'll probably never get there, but I sure enjoy traveling there in her novels. And I never was in
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D'Lana Parker
Jun 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I was not compensated for my review, and I was not required to write a positive review. The opinion expressed here is my own.
I've read and thoroughly enjoyed everything Rosalind James has written, but I have to say the Escape to New Zealand series is my favorite. There is just something special about those rugby players! Just In Time is the latest addition to the series. This standalone book is the updated version of the story
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Jacky
Jul 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I really love Rosalind James books, and have read all of the NZ series. I first read this book as part of the boxed set Sweet Talk. It was a little different from her other NZ books, as some of it was based in Las Vegas. It was still a 4 star book. This is the updated version of Just In Time, and it is definitely 5 stars. You really got more of the NZ series feel to the updated version.

Will is in the US for a football tryout. He ends up doing a modeling job and meeting Faith. They are attracted
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Monique
I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I was not compensated for my review, and I was not required to write a positive review. The opinion expressed here is my own.

This book was published previously in the Sweet Talk boxed set and now is out in an expanded edition. I've been a fan of James' Escape to New Zealand series since book one. Just in Time is fun, flirty, and sexy. This edition packs a bit more of a sexy erotic punch than the version in Sweet Talk. Those ad
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Stephanie
Jun 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I'm a big fan of Rosalind James' "Escape to New Zealand" series, and have faithfully read them all. It is a smart, sweet, funny, and oh-so-sexy set of romances, and this is another nice addition to the series. Will is a man who "doesn't stick" and isn't staying around anyway, so for Faith, there's no point in getting involved. But there's always a point, eh? Faith is dogged in her work and insecure in her life, smart and clever, and a little bit jaded about romance. She seems to easily resist Wi ...more
Lea
Jul 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Can I give this book more than 5 stars? I read the version included in the Sweet Talk box set and thought it was a five star read but this version is even better! It is hotter and tons of fun. This is one of my all time favorite series and this book is another excellent addition. It has everything I have come to expect from a Rosalind James book excellent characters, lots of growth, grown-up interactions (you know actually talking about things…), great tension and just enough sex. I really enjoy ...more
Melodie
Jul 02, 2015 rated it really liked it

Just in Time is Rosalind James' newest Escape to New Zealand novel. I liked this book and the change of pace it offered from other books in the series, all of which I have read and enjoyed. In this case, the story takes place in different locales, including a trip to Las Vegas. What happens in Vegas doesn't necessarily stay in Vegas, though, as a naive (at least in regards to the long reach of the internet) Will Tawera discovers when he poses for some risqué pictures to be used for a website. Wi
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Elizabeth
Jun 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: author-freebies
4.5 Stars – Copy provided by Author in exchange for review
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 yea
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Midwest Reader
Jul 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Unique, funny, and sweet Just in Time by Rosalind James is a fantastic addition to the series and a great read for anyone who enjoys a good romance story featuring realistic characters. Neither of the romantic protagonists of this story, Faith or Will succumb to any stereotypes and are rich, fully developed characters that make the reader care about them and read until the wee hours of the night to see what will happen next, turning the page or clicking the Ereader button to see if the two will ...more
Pageywagey
Jul 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: adults
Before I get too far into this review, I feel that I need to say that I am a BIG fan of Rosalind James and I got a free copy of a new (steamier!) version of this story as one of her ARC readers.
I was not compensated for my review, and I was not required to write a positive review. The opinion expressed here is my own. The original version was part of the "Sweet Talk" box set that was released in February as a fundraising benefit for diabetes.
OK, back to the story... We meet our heroine Faith,
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Leslie
Jun 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This would be book eight of the Escape to New Zealand series and boy was I excited to read it! This series paints such a beautiful picture of New Zealand and the culture and linguistics around it. I don’t know why it grabs me, but Ms. James has a beautiful way of infusing it into her books.

This book started out different as it began in Las Vegas, where we meet Will and Faith. So I was excited and confused as to how this was going to pan out. But as the story continues, it travels between countr
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Wendy Bianco
Jun 30, 2015 rated it really liked it
I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I was not compensated and all opinions are my own.

I've read all the Escape to New Zealand books and this one doesn't disappoint. This is Ms. James signature mix of beautiful real women and believable gorgeous men with a dash of the Maori culture and a pinch of rugby. Great combination and one I will read every time.

Will Tawera is looking for a change from New Zealand and rugby. He moves to Las Vegas for a chance at a job in th
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Tessa
Jun 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I absolute love the Escape to New Zealand series. Never knew I would learn so much about rugby and actually get excited reading about it in every book. This book brings in a few of our favorite players from previous books and we get to know all about Will in this one. Wow!

Will has such loyalty to his family and his team and the bond he shared with his grandfather touched my heart. He is a true protector of those he cares about and even more so to those he loves.

Faith is devoted and strong but is
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Adriana Sherman
Jun 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Rosalind James is one of my favorite authors and as always this book met my expectations. This book is different than the other books from the "Escape to New Zealand" series, as it has a story within a story. The main character, Will Tawera is a famous Rugby player that is a bit immature and not able to stick around. After a trip to Vegas, were he is going to try his luck as a football player he meets Faith, when his friend is auditioning for a photo shoot, things get complicated when Will's rep ...more
Kathy B
Jul 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I was not compensated for my review, and I was not required to write a positive review. The opinion expressed here is my own.”

Now that that's our of the way. This is a story in a series that is called Escape to New Zealand. I have loved everyone but at the same time they can be read separately. It has great characters and all the flaws that go with them. This book has been improved from an earlier edition that was in a box set
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Jackie Wright
Oct 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Rugby Romance at its best
I read and reviewed this book when it first released in the box set The Sweet Talk, I enjoyed back then and didn't thing it could get any better but boy was I wrong. Rosalind took note from her reviews and made this book hotter ....
Will and Faith will make you laugh out loud at times and at times you will want to bang their heads together. They have so much chemistry and I loved that they started in The States and continued their romance in New Zealand.
As always Rosalind
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Liz
Jul 29, 2015 rated it really liked it
Another sweet and sexy romance in this series. Here's another one, though, where the story seems to simmer on low before the drama kicks in.

Will is visiting his friend in Vegas and while his friend is auditioning for a modeling job, Will gets pulled into the job... mainly because he meets Faith. They become friends, but nothing more because he's going back to NZ.

The job is risque and Will finds out that he's now in trouble with the All Blacks for agreeing to have these pics taken... and he's ask
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Erin
Jul 06, 2015 rated it liked it
After the story picked up around 52% it got much more interesting. I really loved it when the women are more reserved and can't possibly think a guy that hot would be interested in them. If they did speak up with their concerns it would be too much like real life and what fun would that be? I couldn't be yelling at them in my head to not be so stupid. Will is so sweet and even though he supports his family with little encouragement from his mother, he's a stand-up guy. Maybe a second favorite to ...more
Jen Andrews
Jul 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Another great book by one of my favorite authors! Set in both the US and my favorite place in the world, New Zealand! This is a great addition to the Escape to New Zealand Series. I loved, loved, LOVED all the Maori culture references and mentions of places in NZ that I've been to personally. Brought back so many great memories!

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Rosalind James writes contemporary romance and romantic suspense published both by Montlake Romance and independently. Her stories are set in New Zealand, Idaho, California, New York . . . really, anyplace that seems cool. (Research trips, especially those involving lots of rugby, are a bonus.) Her books are available in ebook, paperback, and audio formats. Rosalind is a former marketing executive ...more

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