For teacher Jenna McKnight, nothing spells “heartbreak” like finding her husband with somebody else--in her bed. It’s clearly time to reinvent herself. A new body, a new city, and a new job later, she’s done just that. The beautiful Auckland villa isn’t really her home, though. Finn Douglas and his kids aren’t really her family, however much she wishes they were. And playing house can be a dangerous game.
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 ...
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Single dad and senior rugby player for the All Blacks, Finn Douglas needs a temporary nanny in a hurry and after seeing the advertisement, Jenna McKnight applies.
Initially the sparks fly, with both concluding that they cannot work together. But what they don’t count on is the hand of fate, in particular Sophie and Harry.
I really enjoyed these two as individuals and eventually as a couple. The fact that Jenna, is a grade one teacher assist her in getting to know and relating to Finn’s children Sophie and Harry, who I fell in love with. In fact in my opinion, they almost stole the book.
This is a story filled with numerous layers both for Finn and Jenna. Their history and its impact on their present was soul wrenching. I loved the story that Ms. James wove and as with the previous books I have read this one was well written and entertaining.
Both Finn and Jenna had flaws, neither was perfect and it makes such a refreshing change to read a story that is not based on sex, sex and more sex throughout. Of course when these two finally got together I felt as though they were going to explode with the energy coming off the pages.
I particularly loved the interaction of Finn and Jenna with the children and I didn’t feel that there was too much focus on them either as the whole dynamic was integral to the storyline.
Whilst this book is a stand-alone, I enjoyed getting glimpses of Finn’s family and fellow rugby players.
I look forward to reading other stories in this series by Rosalind James.
Yes, ALL the books are stand-alones except JUST ONCE MORE. NO cliffhangers!
Rosalind James, a publishing industry veteran and former marketing executive, is an author of Contemporary Romance and Romantic Suspense novels published both independently and through Montlake Romance. She and her husband live in Berkeley, California with a Labrador Retriever named Charlie. Rosalind attributes her surprising success to the fact that "lots of people would like to escape to New Zealand! I know I did!"
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