REVIEW – THE GROUND RULES UNDONE (The Rule Breakers, #3) by Roya Carmen



The Ground Rules were impossible to follow. It was hard not to become completely consumed by the beautiful and enigmatic Weston Hanson. The heart of a romantic was not fit for this kind of exchange. So, when it ended, I was shattered, but it was all for the better…or so we thought.

The Ground Rules were rewritten, and then bent. We lied to ourselves. We told ourselves we could handle this. Not a single one of us realized just how big this was…just how devastating it could become.

And now, there are no Rules. We are undone.

Lust… infatuation…blinds you. It can tear everything apart. But sometimes, life needs to be completely torn apart before it can be mended – not just cracked at the edges, but utterly shattered, before you can truly see the mess you’ve become.

I love them both, but I can’t have them both. While one pulls me in, the other pushes me away. And when both eventually open their hearts, I must make the hardest decision of my life.

*****Dee’s Review*****

4 Extreme angst Stars****

(ARC kindly provided by author)

I’ve been a loyal fan of this series from the beginning. I loved the boldness in which this author brought us a totally unconventional story that would capture our hearts even if we didn’t want it to. I was completely intrigued with how Roya was going to end this story and I have to hand it to her because I was totally surprised by how the events unfolded in this last book. At the end of the day, whether you agree with the characters and the plot or not, becomes irrelevant in my opinion; if the author can capture your attention in a way that you completely checked out from reality and are swallowed whole by the book, that is a winning story for me, and that was The Ground Rules: Undone. I would classify this entire series in the book-crack-and totally-addictive category. Very well done!!!!


Finally, the mistakes these two couples have made in the name of lust have caught up to them, and the consequences they’ll have to pay won’t come cheap.

Weston is out of control when it comes to Mirella. He’s tried to respect her wishes and stay away but with one single phone call from her, all his self-control breaks.

Mirella is caught between the love of two totally different men. When she’s alone with her kids the choice she needs to make comes easy to her, but the minute she’s in front of either man, she becomes weak and she can’t help to give into the desires that run deep inside her.

Gabe is at his breaking point. When he finds himself at risk of losing his family, rage overtakes him completely, taking him into very dark and dangerous territory.


I have to admit I was reading in a totally desperate manner. This book was as frustrating as it was exhilarating. And for the life of me, I couldn’t decipher the reasons why these characters were behaving in such reckless ways. In the first book, the rules were well established. In the second book, these characters had already started playing with fire and the rules had started to bend but in this third and last installment, there were no rules. Passion was the main component ruling the lives of these two couples.

I was mostly frustrated with Mirella. She was one horny lady in this book. In her defense, though; two gorgeous men were crazy in love with her, so I had a little sympathy for her but her constant indecisions and fears were wearing me thin.

In the end, the shocking and unexpected ending brought a conclusion that was a little too perfect for my liking but I have to say I did enjoy the book tremendously. Mirella, Gabe, Weston and Bridget were true rule breakers and their story was nothing short of passionate and entertaining.

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