Friday, November 8, 2013

Blog Tour: Just Once Julianna Keyes + Giveaway


Thanks to AToMR for hosting this tour. Check out the schedule HERE.

Just Once
Author: Julianna Keyes
Pages: 264 pgs
Genre: Contemporary, Romance
Release Date: October 29th 2013
Review Source: Omnific

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.
Julianna's debut is romance debut is full of witty banter, a great cast of characters, and a beautiful setting in Colorado. What more could you possibly want?

Right off the bat it's clear that our heroine, Kate, is going to be a loveable character. It's clear that there's more to her than meets the eye, which to me is a great set up. Her immediate clashing with our hero, Shane, is just right and leaves you wondering when these two will finally give into each other.

Throughout the book we're treated to beautiful scenery and the fun life of living on a dude ranch, bats and all. Julianna did a wonderful job of really setting the stage and making readers feel as though they're right in the thick of it with these characters.

I really enjoyed the fact that things were slowly revealed, one layer at a time, along with the characters growth. Great story and sweet romance, that wasn't for the faint of heart or young at heart. And in the end, I definitely can't wait for more from Julianna, whether it's in this world or a whole new one.


About the Author

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 has volunteered in Zambia, taught English in China, and dreams of seeing pink dolphins in the Amazon. This is her first book.

1 comment:

  1. "I definitely can't wait for more from Julianna" So glad you enjoyed Just Once. Thank you for reviewing and participating.



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