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Apart from being set in New Zealand (En Zed), the novel is full of NZ dialogue, phrases and Moari songs/sayings), yet the romantic tale followed one of the emotionally rescued damsel, who blossomed sexually and emotionally in the woman of the man's dreams. But it's then you realize that English can be vastly different across this planet. I had to actually determine the meanings of many strange words as they were used in context, like 'togs and jandals', because the Kiwi dictionary did not appear until the novel's end on my ebook reader. Life would have been simplistic, but not as much fun.
The story was about Jenna, who once a chubby, verbally abused and neglect throughout her childhood, mid-thirties, American/ teacher, who emigrated to NZ with her boyfriend, Jeremy( now her openly, gay, ex-husband), as she applied for a nanny position, post divorce. This job position was, unknown to her, at a famous, single parent, All Black, NZ Rugby player, Finn's, home to care for his two kids, Sophie and Harry, for six months, as he has to travel a great deal for his away professional games and daily strenuous practices, when at home. Their rough start transition from nanny and excellent cook to repressed, emergent lover, to impregnated employee to wife and 'mum' to his two kids. They both had similar former marriage history, and could relate to each other's plight.
Great character development and an interesting plot with a deep look into NZ rugby, and the 'not so easy' life of a professional athlete. The dialogue was interesting to decode, from an American point of view, and the athletes' professional conduct rules are truly enforced by mentorship and supervision. The NZ athletes were admirable, especially as US professionals athletes literally get away with sexual abuse and murder, with the pervasive 'boys will be boys' attitude that is rampant throughout US society, like the occurrence in the 2016 Olympics held in Brazil, with the US swim team and Ryan Lochte. The recipes were an extra bonus to the novel's conclusion.
Definitely a series to follow in 2017! Great Read!