REVIEW – ONE WEEK by Roya Carmen

SYNOPSIS

ONE WEEK

A new forbidden arrangement standalone novel from Roya Carmen, author of The Ground Rules Trilogy.

A troubled marriage. A one week hall pass.

Gabriella Moore has it all; a beautiful husband, two adorable children, and a dream home. Yet, when, by chance, she befriends Eli online, she falls fast. And hard.

She knows she must let him go, and saying goodbye is one of the hardest things she’s ever done, but she resolves to move on and forget about her beautiful stranger.

But then… she makes an unexpected discovery, and it shakes her perfect world to its core. Rules don’t apply anymore. An arrangement is made, and her husband gives her just one week with Eli.

The rules are clear: One week. Sex only. No contact thereafter. Seems simple enough, but it’s never simple when it comes to love.

Author’s note: contains sexual scenes and some coarse language.

 

 

*****Dee’s Review*****

FIVE AMAZING STARS *****

Wow! It’s going to be hard reviewing this book because all I have are positive adjectives to describe this story. One Week is a sexy, exhilarating, all-consuming, raw, romance story. It felt so real, so close to my heart, my skin, my entire being. This book is possibly the best book I’ve read all year. So good!

 

 

Gabriella, it seems has the perfect life. A handsome, successful husband, two beautiful children, a gorgeous home, and great friends. It’s easy for her to get lost in her everyday life. Her husband travels a lot for work, and she stays inside her million dollar home, caring for her children. Gabriella is an artist, a painter. She’s also passionate about life, and as much as she loves her life and her family, something or someone will come and bring new life, new color into her world.

All it takes is one little incident to put in motion a series of events that will turn her world inside out.

One week away, the opportunity to be someone else, free and careless. Then after the week is over all goes back to normal, or does it?

I’m trying really hard to be vague about what this book is about because I think everyone who reads it, needs to go in blind and with an open mind. This book is about something that is all too real, that happens every day, to many people. Roya Carmen wrote this story in an exquisite way. Delicious Temptation, taboo, and amazing characters that will leave an everlasting impression in your heart. I can’t wait to read more books in this series. Simply fantastic!

REVIEW – LOVING RUBY – RIVERSTONE ESTATE BOOK 2 – by Roya Carmen

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A sinful boss secretary romance.

I’ve heard all the rumours: He killed his wife. He’s on house arrest. He’s a vampire. Yet still, when I get a job offer from the reclusive Mr. Hyde, I jump at the chance. Yes, I know I’m crazy.

I’m cautious at first, but then I discover a beautiful, quirky man. I also see a tortured soul who lives in darkness. I know I should run, yet I can’t tear myself away. I want to discover all his secrets. I desperately want to help him. And when he draws me deeper into his strange little world, I want to stay.

Author’s Note: Loving Ruby contains explicit sexual scenes and some coarse language. It is Book 2 of The Riverstone series but can be enjoyed as a standalone. If one wants to read the entire series, it is best to read them in chronological order to avoid spoilers.

*****Dee’s Review*****

5+++ Ruby Stars******

Loving Ruby is three hundred and eight pages of delicious decadence. The perfect romance; one that you do not want to miss.

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Ruby Riverstone is a sweet and vivacious young woman. She has the dream and the talent to write and illustrate children’s books, but she is having a little bit of a tough time with the execution. She’s been helping her sister Amber with the family business, they have a B& B, and as much as Ruby loves being part of the family business, her heart is just not in it. Her big sister and best friend Amber, know that Ruby is not feeling fulfilled working at the house so she practically forces Ruby to quit and go find something that will actually make her happy.

Very quickly Ruby finds the perfect job as a writer’s PA, but she is a little hesitant to accept the position when she finds out that the job is actually very close to her home. Right across the street from Ruby there’s a beautiful but very spooky house, where a strange and unknown man resides. A man the whole town has been talking about ever since he bought the sinister estate right across from Ruby’s family’s property. Is he a murderer, a gangster, or a vampire? Nobody knows for sure, but Ruby is about to find out.

August Hyde turns out to be a gorgeous and hugely successful erotica writer. He experienced a terrible tragedy that has made him a prisoner inside his own house. August hasn’t seen the light of day for the past two years. He spends his days lost in a world of erotic stories and grief. His new assistant Ruby will come in and break through all the darkness with her beautiful light, impossible to resist.

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Ruby and August will find in each other everything they need but didn’t even know they wanted. A fierce and sensual romance will ignite between them, breaking through all the walls built by the fear in their lives.

Roya Carmen is a master at creating unique stories, her boldness and creativity produce incredible journeys that make the reader’s heart and soul feel full with excitement. Loving Ruby I must admit, has been my most, absolute favorite book by this author. Both characters in this story took a deep hold of my heart and my emotions. Ruby was the perfect heroine, she was so bright, smart, and funny. And Mr. Hyde was alluring and sexy, in other words, these two characters were absolute perfection to me. Indulge in the pages of this amazing story, one I am sure you will never forget.

Mr. Hyde will see you now…

BOOK TOUR – LOVING AMBER by Roya Carmen

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New Second Chance standalone from Roya Carmen.

Torn by tragedy. Reunited by love.

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Torn by tragedy. Reunited by love.

Two years ago, I lost my husband and my brother to the same tragedy. To this day, I hold only one person responsible—Aiden Rogers, the beautiful boy I’ve known forever, the misfit I’ve both loved and hated, the one who always got to me. As far as I’m concerned, he’s the only one to blame.

Now he wants to be part of my life again—when I can finally see a future for my son and myself. I’ve found the perfect man in David, someone I can start over with, a man who will be the perfect father figure for Trevor. I have a plan. At last, I see the light, and I know I can make this work.

I will not let Aiden Rogers drag me back into the darkness.

Author’s note: contains sexual scenes and some coarse language.

This is the first book of the Riverstone Estate Series and can be enjoyed as a standalone read.

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The Riverstone Series: A beautiful estate. Three unforgettable love stories.

Following the sudden passing of their father, Amber, Ruby, and Flynn Riverstone inherit the family estate and find themselves facing new challenges, growing closer, and discovering love along the way.

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“The dress will need to come off,” I tell her with a playful smile—I want her to feel at ease.

She turns to the side and unzips herself, reaches for the skirt of her dress, and pulls it over her head. She’s wearing a sexy pink lace bra and matching thong. I wonder if she slipped those on thinking of me. Or David? I wonder how long it would take me to rip it all off. She peeks at me through her lashes, still shy but aroused. Her gaze finally reaches mine, and it’s pleading, begging me to come to her.

I kneel in front of her. I desperately want to kiss her—she’s just so beautiful. But I know that if I kiss her, I’ll get lost in her and I’ll want to make love to her. She and I together is a very bad plan. Too much history there, and even after all we’ve been through, I can only see her as Paul’s girl. But right now, she’s just a woman who desperately needs to touched, and I’m the man who desperately wants to touch her. I trace the lacy edges of her bra with my finger. She’s breathing so hard her chest is heaving. I pull the fabric with a finger and tuck it under, revealing her breast. Wow. Her nipple is pink, hard, and begging to be licked, but if I go there, I won’t be able to stop myself. I know myself too well.

She closes her eyes again, and I take her in—her soft stomach, her sexy legs. I eagerly make my way down. I stroke her thighs gently again, and she opens her legs for me. She’s arousing me so much it’s painful. I trail my hand between her thighs where she’s wet—the soft fabric, what little there is of it, is soaked.

She throws her head back, her mouth open—she’s gasping for air. Finding her wet like this and wanting to be inside her so badly, is so fucking hard on me. I try to remind myself that this isn’t about me; it’s about her. As bad as I want to do all the things to her I shouldn’t be doing, I know I can’t. I’m on a mission.

I reach for the string of her thong and tug down. I’d planned to be soft with her, but I find myself being hard. She props her rear up and her hands press against the mattress, tangled in the sheets. As I struggle with the fabric, she reaches for it and pulls the thong down with me. It’s clear that she wants it off. In that moment, I forget all about myself. All I want to do is please her and make her come.

I’ve never seen her like this. I steal a moment to savour the sight of her small patch of neatly trimmed hair and tempting pink lips. I’m so hard as I slip my finger along her wetness, slowly teasing her. I explore further, up along her sex to her sweet spot.

“Your body is yours, Amber.” I know her. I know a big chunk of guilt is probably lingering at the back of her mind, and I just want her to let go of that and enjoy the moment. “No one has a hold on it but you. It’s yours. All I want to do is to make you feel good like this. It doesn’t have to be anything more. Do you want this? If you don’t, tell me to stop, and I will.”

She lets out a cry and squirms as I pull my hand away for a second. She doesn’t need to say a single word. It’s crystal clear—she desperately wants me to make her come.

Filthy images play in my mind as I imagine all the things I would love to do to her. I’d love her legs wrapped around my head. I’d drive her wild, taking her to the edge and swiftly pulling back only to wrench her hard against me again. I’d sink into her and get completely lost in her. But I can’t do all those things, as much as I would love to. I can’t take this too far.

I’ve been cruel long enough. I’ve teased her plenty. It’s just so amazing to finally touch her. I reach for her sweet spot and feel her hard clit on the tips of my fingers. She wails and spreads her legs wider. I’ll take her over the edge in a few seconds, but I selfishly want this moment to last forever. Watching her like this—panting, a perfect breast hanging out of her delicate bra, legs spread wide for me—it’s the most gorgeous sight. I pull away from her, greedy as fuck. I want to hear her cry, to hear her beg. She winces as I pull my hand away. She opens her beautiful eyes, silently asking me why I’m being such a tease.

“Close your eyes,” I order, and she does. I don’t want her to see what I’m about to do. I close my eyes as I bring my finger to my nose and inhale her scent. It’s just as I always imagined. Then I draw my wet fingers to my mouth and taste her—so, so sweet.

“Please,” she begs. “Don’t stop.”

It’s just what I need to hear. With just another sweep or two of my fingers along her slick sex, she arches her back off the bed, opens her beautiful eyes to look at me again, and I finally make her come.

Seeing Amber, who is always so contained, so put-together, so perfect, get lost under my touch is unbelievable. The sight of her tiny hands grasping my mattress, her beautiful mouth wide open, the sweet sound of her cries bouncing off my walls—it’s almost too much. I’ve dreamed about this scenario dozens of times, and the real thing is even better than it ever was in my imagination.

About the Author:

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Busy mom, naughty writer, comic-addict, artist & designer, book-aholic, nature lover, and hopeless romantic.

When I’m not writing, I can usually be found hanging with my family, reading, camping and travelling, painting, yoga-ing (very ungracefully), shooting pool, or at my favourite bookstore café with my book friends.

A Northern French-Canadian gal, I now live just near Toronto where it’s much, much warmer!

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REVIEW – LOVING AMBER by Roya Carmen

 

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SYNOPSIS:

Torn by tragedy. Reunited by love.

Two years ago, I lost my husband and my brother to the same tragedy. To this day, I hold only one person responsible—Aiden Rogers, the beautiful boy I’ve known forever, the misfit I’ve both loved and hated, the one who always got to me. As far as I’m concerned, he’s the only one to blame.

Now he wants to be part of my life again—when I can finally see a future for my son and myself. I’ve found the perfect man in David, someone I can start over with, a man who will be the perfect father figure for Trevor. I have a plan. At last, I see the light, and I know I can make this work.

I will not let Aiden Rogers drag me back into the darkness.

Author’s note: contains sexual scenes and some coarse language.

This is the first book of the Riverstone Estate Series and can be enjoyed as a standalone read.

***
The Riverstone Series: A beautiful estate. Three unforgettable love stories.

Following the sudden passing of their father, Amber, Ruby, and Flynn Riverstone inherit the family estate and find themselves facing new challenges, growing closer, and discovering love along the way.

*****Dee’s Review*****

3.5 Sweet Stars****

(ARC kindly provided by author in exchange for an honest review)

A very sweet and heartwarming friends to lovers story brought to us by the pen of the talented Roya Carmen. I love it when an author tries something completely different, and RC pleasantly surprised me with this new book.

Relatable characters, a gorgeous setting, and a sweet romantic story.

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Amber lost her husband and twin brother two years ago in a terrible car accident. She blames Aiden, her childhood nemesis for the accident. They all grew up together, a group of four boys and her, the only girl, a band of misfits, they used to call themselves.

They grew up running around the farm, riding horses and climbing trees. When they got older Amber and Paul got together and later married. Aidan had always loved Amber, only he would get her attention by teasing her when they were kids. These two were always fighting.
When Amber married his best friend, it was too much for Aiden to bear, so he left town with the mission to forget about his love for her.

Amber and Aiden always had feelings for each other but the timing was never right, and now tragedy has pushed them further apart.

Years later, and after the accident, Aiden still loves Amber and her son Trevor, he misses them, and wants back into their lives, but Amber has other plans. She wants someone plain and uncomplicated, after losing so much, she’s ready to settle down for someone who will give her peace, and being around Aiden wrecks havoc, and she wants none of that.

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David is a nice friend back from college, he’s nice and good looking enough, but why is it that every time Amber is with him, she’s only thinking about Aiden? How long can she keep her feelings for him at bay?

Amber is very scared, she’s lost so much and is eager to simply live an uneventful life. Aiden is messy, sexy, passionate and he’s always wanted Amber. A forbidden love and painful secrets have prevented him from moving on with his life, for him, everything starts and ends with Amber.

It won’t be an easy road for these two friends to trust each other again and start fresh. The attraction between them is too strong to ignore. Will they be able to forgive and forget?

This is the first book in this very promising series. The next book is about Amber’s sister, Ruby. She was a spitfire of a character and I can’t wait to read her journey into love.

 

*****Patty’s Review*****

*****3.75 STARS*****
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She’s still Paul’s girl—even if he’s been gone for over two years now. She’s still his. Making a move on her would be a betrayal to him.
But God, every single time I look at her, I want to touch her.

 

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Loving Amber is a friends-to-lovers story that begins with a devastating loss. Amber Riverstone and Aiden Rogers have been friends since their early childhood days. Aiden was actually best friends with Amber’s older brother Flynn, twin brother Ken, and her childhood sweetheart turned husband, Paul. The guys only let her join their private all boys club after she bribed them with her baked goods. Aiden has loved Amber for quite some time but as a kid, he often pretended to loathe her since he knew that her heart only belonged to Paul.

Later on, when Paul and Amber get engaged, Aiden decides to leave town because he’s unable to watch the woman he loves marry his best friend. But Aiden does return a couple of years later with his own fiancé and on the night of his bachelor party, he’s in a car accident that takes the lives of Paul and Amber’s brother, Ken. Amber is so overcome with grief and ends up taking all of her anger, unjustly out on poor Aiden. Several years have gone by and Aiden has kept his distance from Amber and her son, even though not a single day goes by that he doesn’t ask her older brother, Flynn, about their well-being.

Eventually, Flynn is able to convince Amber to invite Aiden over to a family dinner. There is a definite white hot spark that flows between these two. We learn through flashbacks that they have shared two kisses—one when they were teenagers and the second was right before the accident that took Paul’s and Ken’s lives. They both try so very hard to fight their attraction for each other. Amber tries to start a relationship with a business partner but the chemistry just isn’t there.

Amber is often very hot & cold throughout this story and I had a very hard time relating to her. More often than not, I found myself feeling irritated with this character. I couldn’t understand why poor Aiden was placing her on such a high pedestal and subjected himself to her cold and often cruel behavior.

Overall, this was an enjoyable read with a hefty dose of steam. The first in a series of books. Each book will be about a different Riverstone sibling.

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EXCERPT REVEAL – LOVING AMBER by Roya Carmen

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“I can’t go on with him when all I can think about is you,” I finally confess. “I need you out of my life.”

Silence fills the room. All I can see is him, so close to me. He doesn’t look at me—his gaze lingers on my dress, those long lashes hiding his emotions. I don’t know what he’s thinking. His breath is hot on me, and I want more. He presses a hand softly against my hip and melts me to my core. I want him to say something. I want him to tell me he doesn’t want to see me with David. I want him to be angry, to feel something.

But he’s so damn calm.

Until…

Finally, he looks up at me, his gaze slowly reaching mine. In his eyes I see anger, hurt, and… desire. He raises his hand to my cheek and touches it. So softly I barely feel it. He runs his free hand through my hair and tugs at my clip, pulling my hair. It hurts, but it also feels so good. He throws the clip to the floor. His fingers are feverish when they get lost in the tangles of my hair. With one hand on my hip, the other twisted in my locks, he presses me hard against the door. His mouth—heated, rough, and wild—lands on mine.

My entire being surrenders to him. He’s so powerful. One press of his hot wet lips and I abandon all my plans. I want to live this moment. If just for a minute, for a second.

I need him.

I open my mouth, wanting more. He tastes like beer, but I love it. I reach for his face. The rough feel of his unshaven jaw scratches my palm. Still, it’s not close enough. I explore further. I want more of him. My hands travel up and get tangled in his soft hair as we deepen the kiss, our mouths hungry, desperate. He grabs my ass and hikes me up as his hips push into me. He growls softly when I bite his bottom lip gently. I feel us falling. Out of control.

I came here to end this, and it’s only brought us closer. To this moment. If we do this, we can’t go back. We need to stop. I know we need to stop, but I can’t seem to pull away. He feels so good. The heat rushing through me, the pressure at my core, the desperate craving. But if we do this, I’ll never get over him. I know it.

And I think about Maggie. What about her?

I moan as I finally manage to tear my mouth from his. I press my hand against his chest, gasping.

He catches his breath and his beautiful eyes, pooling with desire, almost draw me back in. His gaze falls. He knows I can’t do this, that we shouldn’t do this. “I’m sorry.”

Two simple words. Unneeded. I know he’s sorry. I’m sorry too. I’m sorry I came here. I’m sorry I don’t want David. I’m sorry Aiden is the one I crave. I’m sorry I’m falling apart. I’m sorry my plan is in shatters. “I should go.”

He studies me for the longest time, his eyes taking me in wholly: my heavy eyes, my trembling lips, my wandering hands—I’m still touching him. I can’t seem to pull away.

He reaches for my hair, and slowly, softly, he pulls it behind my ear. Then he leans into me, his breath hot on my neck, and he presses his mouth there, sending me to heaven. “I don’t think you really came here tonight to end things with me, Amber.”

I close my eyes, at a loss for words. He’s right.

He trails his hands softly over my hips and down the skirt of my dress. “I think you’re looking for something else altogether. I think you’re restless.” He toys with the hem of my little black dress. His hands explore under it, and the feel of his touch against my bare skin arouses me so much I can barely breathe. “When was the last time you were touched?”

His question catches me by surprise. He’s seducing me wholeheartedly. I just say, “Don’t stop.”

He slowly slips his hand higher up the inside of my thigh and reaches the lace fabric of my panties. “You look fucking amazing.”

His fingers press against my sex, and all the while, he watches me, taking in my reaction. Do I want him to go on? He knows I do. He slides his hands slowly under my soft flowy dress, and I almost melt under his touch. His fingers travel up to my stomach, teasing me. He traces soft, slow circles around my navel and makes me shiver. The sensation of his gentle fingers on my skin makes my core heavy and hot, makes my sex swell and pound. Damn.

I think about Maggie again. “We can’t… what about Maggie?”

His hand stills. “Maggie and I are not together. We were never together.”

A heavy weight seems to lift from me. “But you said…”

He fixes me with dark eyes. “I know what I said. I lied. You’re the only one. The only one I think about, the only one I want.”

I want to kiss him again. I want him inside me. I should pull away, but I can’t. I physically can’t. He can’t stop. Almost as if he can read my mind, he explores further. As his touch travels back to the inside of my thigh, I spot a hint of a smile.

He loves this.

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New Second Chance standalone from Roya Carmen.

Torn by tragedy. Reunited by love.

Releasing September 26th.

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Torn by tragedy. Reunited by love.

Two years ago, I lost my husband and my brother to the same tragedy. To this day, I hold only one person responsible—Aiden Rogers, the beautiful boy I’ve known forever, the misfit I’ve both loved and hated, the one who always got to me. As far as I’m concerned, he’s the only one to blame.

Now he wants to be part of my life again—when I can finally see a future for my son and myself. I’ve found the perfect man in David, someone I can start over with, a man who will be the perfect father figure for Trevor. I have a plan. At last, I see the light, and I know I can make this work.

I will not let Aiden Rogers drag me back into the darkness.

Author’s note: contains sexual scenes and some coarse language.

This is the first book of the Riverstone Estate Series and can be enjoyed as a standalone read.

***
The Riverstone Series: A beautiful estate. Three unforgettable love stories.

Following the sudden passing of their father, Amber, Ruby, and Flynn Riverstone inherit the family estate and find themselves facing new challenges, growing closer, and discovering love along the way.

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About the Author:

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Busy mom, naughty writer, comic-addict, artist & designer, book-aholic, nature lover, and hopeless romantic.

When I’m not writing, I can usually be found hanging with my family, reading, camping and travelling, painting, yoga-ing (very ungracefully), shooting pool, or at my favourite bookstore café with my book friends.

A Northern French-Canadian gal, I now live just near Toronto where it’s much, much warmer!

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Torn by tragedy. Reunited by love.

Two years ago, I lost my husband and my brother to the same tragedy. To this day, I hold only one person responsible—Aiden Rogers, the beautiful boy I’ve known forever, the misfit I’ve both loved and hated, the one who always got to me. As far as I’m concerned, he’s the only one to blame.

Now he wants to be part of my life again—when I can finally see a future for my son and myself. I’ve found the perfect man in David, someone I can start over with, a man who will be the perfect father figure for Trevor. I have a plan. At last, I see the light, and I know I can make this work.

I will not let Aiden Rogers drag me back into the darkness.

Author’s note: contains sexual scenes and some coarse language.

This is the first book of the Riverstone Estate Series and can be enjoyed as a standalone read.

***
The Riverstone Series: A beautiful estate. Three unforgettable love stories.

Following the sudden passing of their father, Amber, Ruby, and Flynn Riverstone inherit the family estate and find themselves facing new challenges, growing closer, and discovering love along the way.

About the Author:

roya-carmen

Busy mom, naughty writer, comic-addict, artist & designer, book-aholic, nature lover, and hopeless romantic.

When I’m not writing, I can usually be found hanging with my family, reading, camping and travelling, painting, yoga-ing (very ungracefully), shooting pool, or at my favourite bookstore café with my book friends.

A Northern French-Canadian gal, I now live just near Toronto where it’s much, much warmer!

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

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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.

 

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.

 

And now there are no Rules. We are Undone.

 

 

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Gabe buries his empty bottle of beer in the sand. And he studies me. His gaze lingers on me for what seems like an eternity. “Where have you been this weekend, Ella?”

I look up at him, not able to say a word.

“You seem distracted…distant. Are you not having a good time?”

I smile at him. “I am. It’s been the best trip.”

“It’s been great,” he agrees, looking up at the dark sky. And then he turns to me with a playful smile. “But I think it’s been missing a little something.”

I can’t help but smile. I know exactly what he’s saying.

He sits up and pulls off his fleece throw. “You think you have room on that chair of yours?”

I smile at him. “I don’t know…you’re a pretty big guy.”

He laughs. “I think you can make room,” he says with a wicked smile. “I think you want to make room.”

“Oh do I, now?”

He bites his lip. “Oh, you do,” he says as he stands and joins me under the purple blanket. The warmth of his body against mine feels amazing. I hadn’t realized how cold I was.

“Much better,” he says, his eyes glued to mine.

“Much better.”

Suddenly I find myself speechless. It’s so wonderful being close to him like this again. I try to forget about everything else. I just want to enjoy being next to him. He shoots me a playful grin – the kind of smile that says it all. Unsuspecting, he’s so carefree, so happy and it absolutely tears me apart. Maybe just tonight, I can pretend it’s just us two, like it used to be. I can let go of everything else and give him the fun wife he’s known forever. I don’t need to drag him down with me just yet.

I want him to kiss me. We haven’t kissed in ages. We haven’t touched each other in forever. I crave him, and I’m sure he craves me just as much.

He leans in and presses his mouth against mine. His kiss is soft and warm, and perfect. I trail my finger along the rough scruff on his face. I relish the feel of his tongue on mine. This is the kind of kiss which is really hard to stop. I get lost in it and savor it a little longer.

And when the sensation of his kiss travels to my sex, I finally manage to pull away. “You…better be careful…kissing me like that,” I warn him, the words caught between ragged breaths. “That kind of kiss usually leads places.”

His smile is playful. “That’s exactly the point.”

I smile a nervous grin. “We can’t…here…they can see us. Everyone can see us.”

“It’s pitch dark,” he whispers against my ear. “No one can see.”

The feel of his warm hand on the inside of my thigh is very distracting. “I don’t think…” I can’t really see us having sex here and now. Because I know the way I feel. Despite the crushing guilt, my body desperately wants him, craves his familiar touch. I’d lose control – I just know it. And people might definitely see that.

 

 

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Mom, writer, book junkie, doodle addict and hopeless romantic. I have been writing for over ten years, finding my passion for romance in 2008. When I’m not spending time with my family, I enjoy reading, painting, and writing – there is nothing I enjoy more than sitting down at my laptop and making up my own stories – and if those stories should include beautiful men, a little romance, and a few steamy scenes, all the better!

 

I write contemporary and erotic romance under the pen name Roya Carmen.

 

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*****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.

 

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

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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!!!!

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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.

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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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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.

 

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.

 

And now there are no Rules. We are Undone.

 

 

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He stood back up to his full height, and leaned into me, tucked a strand of my hair behind my ear, the gesture so gentle, but in contrast, his words were harsh. “This didn’t mean anything,” he said, his eyes dark, as black as coal. And I knew this wasn’t him speaking. This was the man he became when he was angry. But still, the words still cut deep.

“This doesn’t change a thing,” he went on with that same dark blank expression. “We’re still done, Mirella.”

“How can you say that?” I asked, my words pleading. “We just made love.”

He jerked back. “That was just sex, Mirella,” he scoffed. “You made me hard. I wanted to fuck you…get one last taste of you. That’s all it was.” And with a turn of the handle, he added, “I’m sorry if you thought it was more.”

His words hit hard, a sharp blow to my stomach. But I wasn’t done fighting for us. I reached for the handle, my hand pressed hard over his and I slammed the door shut. “You’re lying. You’re being hurtful on purpose.” After all these years, I couldn’t believe he didn’t realize how well I know him. “You’re still mad at me,” I pointed out, not letting it go.

He wiped the heel of his hand against his forehead and grabbed a fistful of his hair. “You’re fucking right, I’m still mad,” he growled. “But I’m angry at myself more than I am at you right now.”

I pressed my hand against his stomach. “Why?”

He grabbed a hard hold of my wrist and pulled my hand away. “Because you do this to me and I can’t just turn my back and move on.” His beautiful eyes almost did me in, there was so much emotion in them.

“I can’t turn my back on you and the girls. And I still want you. I still want to fuck you… and you,” he added, not quite looking at me. “You know this. And you took advantage.”

He was right. I did. I knew he wanted me. And I took advantage of a moment of weakness. I spotted it, pounced and dug my teeth in. But I wanted him just as much as he did me.

“I’m sorry,” I told him. I knew it wasn’t much, but I was at a loss for words. My eyes were drowning in tears as I pressed my hand against him again. “I just miss you so much, Gabe. I wanted to be close to you again.”

He tore himself from me. “I should go.”

 

 

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Mom, writer, book junkie, doodle addict and hopeless romantic. I have been writing for over ten years, finding my passion for romance in 2008. When I’m not spending time with my family, I enjoy reading, painting, and writing – there is nothing I enjoy more than sitting down at my laptop and making up my own stories – and if those stories should include beautiful men, a little romance, and a few steamy scenes, all the better!

 

I write contemporary and erotic romance under the pen name Roya Carmen.

 

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