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*YES, they're stand-alones! (Except JUST ONCE MORE, FRACTURED, and FOUND.)
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*Printable book list available at: https://rosalindjames.com/printable-booklist/
Escape to New Zealand:
Book 0.5: JUST SAY YES (Reka & Hemi)
Book 1: JUST THIS ONCE (Hannah & Drew)
Book 2: JUST GOOD FRIENDS (Kate & Koti)
Book 3: JUST FOR NOW (Jenna & Finn)
Book 4: JUST FOR FUN (Emma & Nic)
Book 5: JUST MY LUCK (Ally & Nate/Kristen & Liam)
Book 6: JUST NOT MINE (Josie & Hugh)
Book 7: JUST ONCE MORE (Reunion/Hannah & Drew again)
Book 8: JUST IN TIME (Faith & Will)
Book 9: JUST STOP ME (Nina & Iain)
Book 10: JUST SAY YES (Chloe & Kevin)
Book 11: JUST SAY (HELL) NO (Marko & Nyree)
Book 12: JUST COME OVER (Zora & Rhys)
Book 13: JUST SAY CHRISTMAS (Victoria & Kane/Hayden & Luke/Reunion)
New Zealand Ever After:
Book 1: KIWI RULES (Karen & Jax) (NOTE: Read Karen's backstory in the Not Quite a Billionaire trilogy!)
Book 2: STONE COLD KIWI (Poppy & Matiu)
Book 3: KIWI STRONG (Daisy & Gray)
Not Quite a Billionaire (Hope & Hemi):
Book 1: FIERCE
Book 2: FRACTURED
Book 3: FOUND
Book 1: GUILTY AS SIN (Paige & Jace)
Book 2: TEMPTING AS SIN (Lily & Rafe)
Book 3: SEXY AS SIN (Willow & Brett)
Book 1: SILVER-TONGUED DEVIL (Dakota & Blake)
Book 2: NO KIND OF HERO (Beth & Evan)
Book 3: SHAME THE DEVIL (Jennifer & Harlan)
Book 4: DEVIL IN DISGUISE (Dyma & Owen)
Book 1: WELCOME TO PARADISE (Mira & Gabe)
Book 2: NOTHING PERSONAL (Rae & Alec)
Book 3: ASKING FOR TROUBLE (Alyssa & Joe)
Book 1: CARRY ME HOME (Zoe & Cal)
Book 2: HOLD ME CLOSE (Kayla & Luke)
Book 3: TURN ME LOOSE (Rochelle & Travis)
Book 4: TAKE ME BACK (Hallie & Jim)
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Not, for example, a nineteen-year-old ball of fire like Dyma Cardello, who’s just starting on her own journey. To become an astronautical engineer. After about five years of schooling. Which she’s focused on like, well, a rocket.
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Wait until the press gets hold of that one.
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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 STAND-ALONE romance, like New Zealand, contains a bit of steam. If that isn't your cuppa, you may want to visit a different country ... er, book.
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What happens when you drop that game-winning pass, though, and your house is too big, too weird, and too empty? When your dad’s a mean drunk, your mom took off a long time ago and stayed gone, and all your money can’t keep your little sister safe? You fall back on what you know, that’s what. Hey, somebody has to swim in the shallow end of the pool.
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In thirty-four years.
With a great guy she never has to see again.
Until old secrets get dug up, and new ones are born.
After that? It’s anybody’s guess.
Note: Yep, it gets a little steamy in here at times. What can I say? Jennifer likes it that way.
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She should hate him. But when a man looks at you like that, it’s so easy to lose your focus.
NOTE This STAND-ALONE romance, like New Zealand, contains a bit of steam. If that isn't your cuppa, maybe visit another country . . . er, book.
Christmas means summer in New Zealand, and All Blacks wedding season, too. Plans made and plans changed, because no matter how well you plan, life happens. Especially if, say, you’re marrying your late husband’s brother, you’ve got a couple of kids in the mix, and everybody’s talked too much about all that already.
And then there’s the rest of the family. A stepbrother who’s carried too big a secret for thirty years and needs to lay that burden down. Another whose romance with the maid of honor went south, for reasons neither of them quite understand. A sister who wants her teenage romance to stick, and the man who wants to make that happen.
From the beaches of New Zealand’s Far North to the shadow of the Southern Alps, Christmas brings family tensions and family bonds, secrets revealed, and promises kept, including the most important promise a person can make: to be there.
Note: You will enjoy this book even more if you’ve read JUST SAY (HELL) NO and JUST COME OVER. (Escape to New Zealand books 11 and 12.)
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But what if Beth isn’t the only one who needs saving?
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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 and part-time pet portraitist who fills his house and his life with too much color, too much chaos, and too many secrets.
He's getting them anyway.
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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.
Sometimes, especially in New Zealand’s Maori Northland, it really does take a village. And sometimes it just takes a little faith.
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The Devil You Know - Blake and Victoria
Devil in the Details - Xander and Lydia
Devil in Disguise - Gavin and Kate
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Both of those things can't be true, so he'll do what he's done since the long-ago night when his brother, Dylan, turned up in an Auckland bar after a brutal rugby match between their two teams, and introduced his new girlfriend--a dark-eyed, impossibly short, much-too-young girl named Zora.
Now, his brother's gone, and Rhys is back in New Zealand and settling into his new job as the head coach of the Auckland Blues. Surely, being there for Dylan's widow and their son is the right thing to do. He can control himself. He's had forty years of practice. Until he gets a call from his lawyer, and flies to the States to find that handsome, charming, endlessly irresponsible Dylan has left yet another loose end for his big brother to sort out.
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Note: This book, like New Zealand, contains some steam. In fact, it gets downright hot in a few places, and more than a little adventurous. If that isn't your cuppa, maybe visit another country . . . er, book.
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Oh, yeah. Are you allowed to hate your future almost-brother-in-law, if you do it really, really quietly?