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Saturday, February 23, 2013

Blog Tour: "Just For Fun" by Rosalind James (Review)

Welcome to our Virtual tour stop of "Just for Fun" by Rosalind James brought to you by Reading Addiction Blog Tours.
Just For Fun
(Escape to New Zealand #4)
by: Rosalind James
Publishing Date: 12/8/12
Publisher: Self-Published
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Source: Provided by Author (Blog Tour)
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What if the person who broke your heart turned out to be the only one who could mend it? 
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.
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My Review:
I read the first 3 books in the Escape to New Zealand Series, so I definitely wanted to read the 4th book.
I found I gained two obsessions after reading this series, thanks to Rosalind James.  One - I really want to visit or live in New Zealand, and two - I need to watch Rugby.  That being said...I am seriously contemplating moving to New Zealand after reading this series and enjoying what New Zealand has to offer.  I even told my hubby and he gave me crazy eyes.

That being said, I definitely enjoyed reading the fourth book to the Escape to New Zealand series.

Nic Wilkinson is a rugby player who is about to realize his one week fling with the beautiful Emma Martens in Fiji may have been more than a just a fling.  Emma's life got turned upside down before she met Nic.  She was supposed to be getting married and going on her honeymoon to Fiji with her husband.  Instead, she is going to Fiji alone and meets Nic, the handsome rugby player who is going on his own getaway.  They hook up and sparks fly, but then Nic has to get back on the plane for his rugby games.  Emma has to go back to her life as well.
Six years later and Nic is about to find out by accident that Emma has kept something from him that he definitely wanted to know about.
Now Nic's life is about to turn upside down and even his fiancee he is with, is not happy.

"Just For Fun" definitely is a perfect title to this story and Rosalind James did not disappoint in her fourth book.  I enjoyed every minute of reading this book....but the characters and I did not click well.  Nic, I was okay with...but not Emma.  She was difficult to understand even when Nic stepped in to help her.  He wanted to be there and Emma was just stand-offish.  I really did not like Claudia, who was Nic's fiancee.  She drove me to the point where I wanted to smack her (and I realize she's fictional).  She should have been supportive, but wasn't.

I enjoy how much Rosalind James writes a story that draws the reader in.  She throws in the previous characters and how they are doing.  She also makes real story lines, and what happens in the real world...but minus the sexy rugby players.  (At least in my part of the world, we do not have the rugby players...but other sports)
I highly recommend this series to contemporary romance readers, readers who love sports romances, and readers who have read the first 3 books in the Escape to New Zealand series.
I look forward to Rosalind James next books....she definitely has a fan.
(She knows how to make a reader fall in love with some sexy fictional rugby players)
I received a complimentary copy of the book from the Author (for Blog Tour) in exchange for an honest review.  
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Rosalind James is the author of the Kindle bestseller Just This Once and the three subsequent books in the Escape to New Zealand series. She is a former marketing executive who has lived all over the United States and in a number of other countries, traveling with her civil engineer husband. Most recently, she spent several years in Australia and New Zealand, where she fell in love with the people, the landscape, and the culture of both countries. 
Visit to listen to the songs from the books, follow the characters on their travels, watch funny and fascinating New Zealand and rugby videos, and learn about what's new!

Make sure to stop at the other tour stops along the way:
February 4 - Reading Addiction Blog Tours - Meet and Greet
February 5 - What's on the Bookshelf - Review/Guest Post
February 6 - Beth Art From the Heart - Review/Interview
February 7 - Up All Night Reviews - Review/Guest Post
February 8 - Inside BJ's Head - Review/Guest Post
February 9 - Reading With Anacrasia - Review/Guest Post

February 10 - Books For Me - Review
February 11 - Snifferwalker- Review/Interview
February 12 - Andi's Book reviews - Review/Interview
February 13 -TE Garden of Books - Review
February 14 - Divergent Gryffindor - Review
February 15 - My Bookmark Blog - Review
February 15 - Mom With a Kindle - Interview/PROMO
February 16 - Kaisy Daisy's Blog - Review
February 17 - A Chick Who Reads - Review/Guest Post
February 18 -Delirious About Books - Interview/PROMO
February 18 - All I Want and More - Interview/PROMO
February 19 -  My Cozie Corner - Review/Guest Post
February 20 - A Date With a Book - PROMO
February 20 - Jersey Girl Book Reviews - Review/Interview
February 21 - Debbie Jean's Blog - Review
February 21 - Mademoiselle Le Spinx - Review
February 23 - Book Lovin Mama's - Review
February 22 - Lov Liv Life Reviews - Review/Guest Post
February 23 - Weakling No. 14's Wondrous Reviews - Review/Interview
February 24 - Book Maven - Review/Guest Post
February 25 - Dee's Book Blog - Review
February 26 - Love in a Book - Review/Guest Post
February 27 - My Reading Addiction - PROMO
February 28 - Author Ever Leigh - PROMO
March 1 - The Reading Diaries - Review/Guest Post
March 4 - The Boyfriend Bookmark Blog - Review
March 5 - Books and Neelepoint - Review/Interview
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rosalindi said...

Thanks for the review, FranJessca! Sorry you didn't like Emma as much, but glad you still enjoyed the read. It's so funny how we react to characters, isn't it? Best, Rosalind James

Unknown said...

I am not familiar with the series but I too would like to visit NZ in the future. That country is truly like paradise on earth.

jessiel said...

Thanks for the post. I have this book on my TBRs.

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