The Good Fight

Julianna Keyes
The Good Fight
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Carina Press
Release Date
July 2016
Book 3 of A Time Served Novel
Contemporary Romance

"If you're looking for a gritty story with a lot of heat (and I mean a lot) and real characters, I'd definitely recommend Time Served." —

Julianna Keyes returns to the wrong side of the tracks in this third installment of her wildly popular Time Served series

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, and 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.

Book Review by Delta (reviewer)
May 23, 2016   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
198 people found the following review helpful
What could a huge fighter from the wrong side of the tracks possibly have in common with an in-demand Chicago doctor? A lot, and nothing at all, it turns out!

The second Oscar Hall lays eyes on Dr. Susan Jones, he's a goner. Serves him right for being in the hospital due to a rogue watermelon incident. It seems like every time he sees the gorgeous Chicago neurosurgeon he's at his worst, but for some reason she still keeps coming back. Tough thing is that she's unable (or unwilling) to commit to anything more than dinner arrangements and hot sex, and that has Oz frustrated as hell, because he can see himself in it for the long haul with the good doc.

When Oz decides on a project that will help the derelict city he calls home, Susan is happy to help. But forces threaten to constantly tear the couple apart…how much is too much for Oz and Suzan's tumultuous relationship to survive?

I'm a huge fan of the Time Served series and Ms. Keyes's funny writing style with a healthy dose of the feels thrown in for good measure, and THE GOOD FIGHT didn't disappoint! Given that this book is from Oz's POV, I started off really annoyed by Susan. She was a little bitchy and clueless about social interactions despite being a hugely successful brain surgeon in Chicago. Of course Oz stole my heart right away, even if he did act like the chick in the relationship for a good portion of the book, moody and angry and sulking.

My opinions about the two flipped about 75 times throughout this book, and I'm still not sure I adore them together!! Their relationship seemed toxic and incredibly volatile a lot of the time. Hot and cold. Angry and adoring. I could barely keep up with the emotional whiplash the two of them put me through. But the sex…holy dirt on a dingo, these two were HAWT! Playing assault with a friendly weapon has never sounded so delicious! My big disappointment was that I wished that the ending was a little more drawn out, I felt like I needed more from their HEA given the hell they put each other (and us!) through!

Bottom Line: I absolutely can not wait for more from Ms. Keyes and her Time Served series! Is Jade next?! Sheree?! Rian!? Wyatt!? Yes please!!!
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