The Book Worm: Review: Just for Now

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Review: Just for Now

Book Review: Just for Now, by Rosalind James

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 ...

Genre: contemporary romance

Publishing date: February 2014

Mature content: yes

Review: I was hooked to Just for Now from page one. While the plot may not be entirely original, the location (New Zealand) and the context really increased my interest in the book. 

It's not a fast paced story, more like an insight into family life, but I was almost ready to rate it five stars. The second part of the book, though, was not so good, and I was not expecting it. When Jenna and Finn finally decide to get involved romantically, there are so many sex scenes in a row that I suddenly felt like I was reading a totally different book. 

Towards the end, the writing returns to normal and you have the expected happily ever after. So, taking into account this disclaimer (yes, you can practically skip the sex scenes and your understanding of the story will not be affected), Just For Now is still and interesting book.  I also loved the cover (to be honest, it was what first attracted me to the book) and the recipes included at the end, and the glossary provided does come in handy sometimes. 

So, only for stars, but still recommended.


 Just for Now is book 3 in the Escape to New Zealand series which includes 9 books in total. I didn't read any of the others, so I can vouch for the fact that at least Just for Now is perfect as a stand alone story. You can find out more about this series on the author's website or clicking below:


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