HeroesandHeartbreakers.com had this to say here: "Emotionally plump with well developed characters and a strong well plotted storyline, Keyes builds a lush, erotic, and at times volatile second chance romance between two broken stubborn souls whose innate fears cause many a stumbling block." There's also an excellent longer review on the site here.
Time Served is a Recommended Read at Dear Author! "At the end of the book, I felt that neither Rachel nor Dean were the same character as they were in the beginning and that their reconnection sparked that change, as can happen. There’s a gritty realness to the story that really struck home." Read the full review here.
Dean Barclay had nothing to do with my decision to flee my old life, but he is 100 percent of the reason I vowed to never look back.
I've never forgotten how it felt to follow Dean—dangerous, daring, determined—away from the crowd and climb into his beat-up old Trans Am. I was sixteen and gloriously alive for the first time. When I felt his hand cover my leg and move upward, it was over. I was his. Forever.
Until I left. Him, my mom, and the trailer park. Without so much as a goodbye.
Now Dean's back, crashing uninvited into my carefully cultivated, neat little lawyerly life. Eight years behind bars have turned him rougher and bigger—and more sexually demanding than any man I've ever met. I can't deny him anything…and that just might end up costing me everything.
Book One in the Time Served Series.
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"A skillful and intelligently written novel with an involved storyline and multi-faceted characters, this book is not to be missed. Ms. Keyes compliments her readers by delivering an emotionally complex back-story for her main characters as well as creating full and multi-layered worlds in which they reside and function together and independently as friends, colleagues and lovers." Tanya at RomanceandSmut.com. Full review here.
"This story is as intense as Rachel and Dean’s relationship. It’s gripping, steamy, and hard to put down." A.P. Bullard at Triskele Reviews. Read the full review here (one of the first!).
"I've read a ton of my favorite scenes over and over, and now that I've read the whole book, I want to read it again in its entirety!" - Alyssa at The Eater of Books. Read the amazing full review here.
Check out the first two chapters of Time Served, right here:
Read Julianna Keyes "Time Served" last night. Anyone who liked Willing Victim should look for this. Gritty with a lot of heart.— DearAuthor (@dearauthor) December 26, 2014