In Review: The Good Fight (Time Served #3) by Julianna Keyes

Posted July 4, 2017 by Kim in 4 Stars, In Review / 0 Comments

In Review: The Good Fight (Time Served #3) by Julianna KeyesThe Good Fight by Julianna Keyes
Series: Time Served #3
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Publication date: July 25, 2016
Publisher: Carina Press
Format: eBook, 262 pages
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I was born a fighter. You had to be, to survive in Camden. Lucky for me, I loved it. The thrill, the pain, the glory. Until one night things went too far and I almost lost my ticket out.

So I swore off fighting. Never again. No matter how much I wanted it.

I went to college. Got a degree. A job on Wall Street. Yet I still wasn't smart enough to stay away. So now I'm back. And it's just as bad as I remember.

Enter Dr. Susan Jones, superstar neurosurgeon. She's brilliant, she's sexy and she's a pain in my ass. I can't get enough and she's too busy for a relationship. She wants to hook up, get off, go home. She doesn't have time for a thug from Camden. But she keeps coming back.

This place brings out the worst in people. Every day it threatens the project I'm working on, the plans I'm making. Every day it drags me down just a little more, until the hands I vowed to keep clean start itching to get dirty.

If I don't start fighting for what I want, I'll wind up with nothing.

I didn't come back to Camden for nothing.

I came back to start something. And when people hurt the things I care about, the gloves come off.

As an unapologetic fan of Julianna’s NA novels, I was excited to check out her adult titles. I’ve been slowly but surely making my way through her backlist over the last few months. Sadly, this is THE LAST of her books that I hadn’t read, so now I’m going to have to either re-read her books or wait for her next release. *sobs* But, that’s not really the point here, is it? I REALLY enjoyed The Good Fight. It was as delightfully hot and dirty as the first two books in the series and I found it easy to get totally lost in it.

One of the things I loved most about this book was that it was solely from the male POV and Julianna gives great male POV. Since I found Susan a little difficult to connect with at times, it’s probably best that this book was from Oscar’s POV, too. Susan’s a bit of a cold fish, to be honest, but her character made a lot more sense during this book. I never disliked her, I just found her a bit hard to relate to. Oscar, on the other hand, had my full attention. I liked him and was surprised (and delighted) to find out the depth of his character.

Each of the books in the Time Served series has been SUPER freaking hot and The Good Fight was no exception. Susan might not’ve been super warm and cuddly, but she and Oscar certainly brought the heat — and the dirty. There was absolutely no denying the passion between these two. They might’ve seemed like an odd fit in life — the fighter and the doctor — but they worked so well together… once Susan let her walls down some. They both went through some great growth during this story and I loved seeing them really come into their own.

As sad as I am to see the Time Served series come to an end, I’m happy with how it all wrapped up. It was a great, sexy adult romance series.

FAVORITE QUOTES

I kiss her as dirty as I can. I want to show her what I want and what she can have and what she’ll be missing.

“If things were always easy, we’d all have everything and there’d be nothing left to want.” 

About Julianna Keyes

Julianna Keyes is a Canadian writer who has lived on both coasts and several places in between. She's been skydiving, bungee jumping and white water rafting, but nothing thrills - or terrifies - her as much as the blank page. She loves Chinese food, foreign languages, baseball and television, not necessarily in that order, and will go to her grave swearing that "ain't" is not a word. She has volunteered in Zambia, taught English in China, and dreams of seeing pink dolphins in the Amazon. It'll happen.

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