The Ground Rules (The Ground Rules Trilogy, #1) by Roya Carmen

Dee’s Review

**** 4.5 Fascinating Stars*****

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This is the kind of book that will get under your skin, take over you mind and prevent you from doing or thinking about anything else for the duration of the read. Just WOW!!!!!!

Gabe and Mirella have been together a long time. They were high school sweethearts and now are married with children. Their lives are busy with work and raising their two beautiful girls. They don’t have much time for dates or adult time but their sex life is very active because even after eighteen years, these two still have the hots for each other.

One night, Gabe and Mirella manage to get away to enjoy dinner and a show, and while waiting for their table at the restaurant, they meet a very intriguing couple. Both husband and wife are gorgeous and smart and the four of them clicked right away. Weston and Bridget Hanson want more than a friendship with Mirella and Gabe. They want to share a sexual experience where they date each other’s spouse. An open marriage arrangement where the four participants agree and play by the rules.

1. Don’t sleep around.

2. Don’t kiss and tell.

3. Be nice.

4. Don’t text or call.

5. Don’t fall in love.

The rules were simple…until they weren’t.

They say rules are meant to be broken but when any of these people try to change the game, there will be consequences. Will they be ready to accept them?

I loved how unique and real this book felt. It is told from Mirella’s POV, and I thought that was a brilliant move on the author’s part, because she was the most approachable character of them all and it made me feel that much closer to the story. I cannot wait to read the next two books in this trilogy. Even though this first book doesn’t end on a cliffhanger, there’s still a lot of questions that were left unanswered and I would love to have a clearer picture inside the future of both couples. Romance, steam, and thrill, this book has it all. Don’t miss out on it!

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