Monthly Archives: January 2016

Just Stop Me by Rosalind James

<a href=”https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/27814216-just-stop-me&#8221; style=”float: left; padding-right: 20px”><img border=”0″ alt=”Just Stop Me (Escape to New Zealand #9)” src=”https://d.gr-assets.com/books/1451457122m/27814216.jpg&#8221; /></a><a href=”https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/27814216-just-stop-me”>Just Stop Me</a> by <a href=”https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6536019.Rosalind_James”>Rosalind James</a><br/>
My rating: <a href=”https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1491130031″>5 of 5 stars</a><br /><br />
You know how you start a book and don’t want to put it down once you start reading it? And once you realize that it is about to end, you don’t want it to end? Okay, this is true of all well written books but even more so with Just Stop Me. <br><br>First of all, Iain’s physical description makes me immediately picture Richie McCaw. Than the story starts with his fiancé leaving him at the alter and she is a member of the Silver Ferns, you have no choice but to think of the All Blacks recently retired captain, Richie McCaw.<br><br>The story starts out with Iain waiting for his mum to arrive back to En Zed from a trip to the UK to visit his sister. His mum has a huge heart and traded her seat that Iain paid for so another mother and her children would be more comfortable on the long flight. And his mum find another stray to take under her wing because she switched seats as well. Iain isn’t too pleased to discover his mother has not only taken this stray under her wing but she has hired her to look after his grand dad.<br><br>Nina looks like a waif who has escaped from a bad place. And there is an element of truth in that she has escaped from almost marrying the wrong man. A man who thinks because he is a prince, anything he says goes and the word no does not apply to him. Nina was engaged to him because it seemed like the thing a successful model would do. After all doesn’t every woman want to marry a prince? But after having second thoughts and telling Matthias that she will not marry him, she takes the steps she needs to escape from this gilded cage. (Obviously he doesn’t listen to her.)<br><br>Since there is no commercial air flights to Antartica, Nina ends up heading to New Zealand which turns out to be one of the best decisions she has ever made. On the flight from London to Auckland, she meets Iain’s mum, Carmella and everything is set into play.<br><br>Nina has never cooked or cleaned or done laundry or any of the basic things most of us do without a second thought. She has always been a model managed by her own mother so never has had to do ordinary things like basic household. But she wants to hide away and start over so working as a care giver to Iain’s grand dad sounds like a great idea to her since it includes a place to stay.<br><br>Iain is taking some well deserved time off from the All Blacks and has been planning to spend some time with his parents and grand dad at their home near Nelson on the South Island. With Nina being there, he is hooked and plans to keep a close eye on her.<br><br>Not wanting to give away too much but the beauty of the South Island at times steals the scene. As well as does Arthur, Iain’s grand dad. Iain’s parents are just as much a major part of the book and plot line. It is actually rather nice to see the issues his parents are having and how they chose to resolve them. Many books tend to focus solely on younger romantic partners and them finding their HEA. This book has a long standing relationship going through some adjustments as well. Plus how some one decides to continue on after their life partner has died. <br><br>The explanation of a relationship by Iain from his grand father’s words is wonderful and worth reading just for this alone.<br><br>If I write much more in this review, I will spill all of the juicy details which means that you won’t want to read the book.<br><br>Full disclosure – I was provided with an advance reader copy of this book in exchange for a honest fair review. Although I would buy this book because well hot rugby players are involved!
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