Kate Burke is done making bad decisions. Thirty years old and belatedly determined to grow up, the successful travel writer and one-time party girl returns to work at the remote Ponderosa Pines Ranch to reassess her life.


Although her kitchen/cabin staff is lacking and the workload never relents, Kate's main challenge is Shane Maddox, the ruggedly handsome and doggedly stubborn ranch foreman. Instantly at odds, they battle over everything from ceiling fans to bothersome bats-studiously ignoring the sparks they generate with each confrontation.


They can't explain their explosive physical chemistry, but after a few frustrated weeks they can't deny it either. Their solution? Just once. They'll get past their inconvenient lust and move on.


Kate's been trying to think with her head instead of her hormones, but is this just another bad decision in a lifetime of careless choices? Has she really changed at all?


Set in the striking and serene hills of southern Colorado, Julianna Keyes' debut novel offers a sizzling and satisfying tale of unexpected chemistry and the power of second chances. Her characters will get under your skin and into your heart.


Just once may not be enough for you either.

“JUST ONCE is a book that most definitely got to me. I couldn't stop thinking about Shane and Kate - their chemistry was natural and explosive. Their shared journey of self-discovery is one I don't think I'll ever forget.” -- Nancy Scanlon of At the Corner of First and Romance

Just Once has some great one-liners, some fantastic dirty talk (SHANE!!!!) and naughty bits and just the right amount of emotional drama for my liking.” -- Leisha of Rolo Polo Book Blog

The reviews are in!

“Shane is swoonworthy supreme, and Kate’s smart, sassy and strong-hearted. I adore them both, and this vanilla tale is steamy enough to make Christian Grey sweat.” -- Veronica of V’s Reads

Just Once is a Recommended Read at Dear Author! Check out the review here.

Just Once is a book I could have returned to and read again immediately and I hope Julianna Keyes considers writing a sequel. A must for snuggling up with over winter!” -- Kirsty Vizard of KV Loves Books

“If I thought the sexual tension radiated off the pages just from their conversations, it shook my freaking Kindle when they made it to the bedroom.” -- Angie of Gigi’s Book Blog