Time Served

Julianna Keyes
Time Served
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Carina Press
Release Date
March 2015
Book 1 of Time Served
Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance

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 Review by Delta (reviewer)
Oct 07, 2015   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
108 people found the following review helpful
Oh my lawd ya'll, this book is CRAZY good!

Rachel Moser has worked her ass off to ditch her trailer park past and carefully construct her life as an attorney at Sterling, Morgan & Haines. Unfortunately, one of the things she had to leave behind was the love of her life, Dean Barclay. When she runs into the tank of a man she fled from in the middle of the night 10 years ago, she remembers all the reasons she never looked back...her body has a mind of its own where he's concerned.

Angry and wanting revenge on the woman who didn't just break his heart she rendered it useless, Dean is pretty sure if he furiously fucks Rachel he can finally put the past to rest…but all it does is make both of them want it more. But what could a high-class attorney and an ex-con possibly have in common long-term, other than an obsessive desire for constant rounds of stuffin' the muffin? With Dean's need for revenge and Rachel's need to make amends, their newfound relationship is as volatile as it is erotic.

TIME SERVED is the first book in the series by the same name, and wooooWHEEEE it's a HAWT one ladies! Not only that, but it also gives you "the feels" and takes you on a roller coaster ride of anger, lust, incredulousness, adoration and so much more.

Ok, so we've got Rachel, who ran fast and furious from her trailer trash past in the dark of night, leaving behind her BFF and boyfriend Dean. Incensed and devastated, Dean fucks up and earns a one way ticket to prison. Fast forward 10 years and the two serendipitously meet up again as adults. Dean's still angry; Rachel is contrite. Hot, furious, wall-pounding, rug-burn inducing sex ensues. I was irritated by Rachel's embarrassment of her past, and Dean in particular. She wants the crazy hot monkey sex but not the introductions to the law partners. And Dean, DUDE, let go of the anger man! Despite his tough guy persona, Dean bleeds easily, and nobody has the power of pain over him like Rachel does.

The personal growth that the both of them go through is just stunning to witness. I absolutely adored the transformation of Dean in particular as he fought a huge internal battle to trust Rachel and let go of his massive insecurities. For her part, Rachel discovered that happiness and having it all doesn't always mean the physical collection of wealth, status and the view from the top. I honestly can't say enough good things about this angry, angsty and animalistic read.

Bottom Line: The raw and raunchy sex scenes and the questionable actions of Dean may not be for everyone, but for an emotionally packed thrill ride, pick TIME SERVED up ASAP.
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