Tuesday, September 17, 2013
CBR V Review #37: Just for Fun by Rosalind James
Yet another entry to the Escape to New Zealand books (don't worry, there's a break coming from them for awhile, and only I think one more in the series). This one's rugby player is Nic Wilkinson, who spent a perfect week on holiday with Emma Martens 6 years ago. She had been filled with heartbreak when she fell into his lap on the way to a tropical paradise, and their time together was perfect, but they didn't speak again. Till now, when Emma's son, Zack, meets Nic at a rugby camp and suddenly Nic is confronted with a miniature version of himself, and the memory of a lot of feelings he didn't realize he still had. Emma is confronted with the man she loved who gave all appearances of wanting nothing to do with their son. But sometimes things are more complicated than they seem, and old feelings die hard.
I enjoyed this one, like the rest, but I can't say it stayed in my brain overmuch. It's been...maybe a month or a little more since I finished it and I needed to consult GoodReads to remember what the story was here. Even at that, I can't remember much of the conflicts that go on, other than the fact that Nic has a fiance when he runs into Emma and meets Zack, and that creates all the problems you'd expect.
Fun fluffly romance read - if you like the rest in the series, you'll like this one. And once again, James brings in the previous installments characters in natural, subtle ways that have you going "awww" about their new families and lives.