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February 27, 2016

Blog Tour: The Ground Rules Undone 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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Review: The Ground Rules Undone

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.


PURCHASE THE BOOK 

Review by April (ARC provided for an honest review)

Oh hawt dayum! This is my jaaaam! Book kept me up readin' til 5 A.M!  Seriously, it did.
(sung to the tune of In The Ayer by FLO RIDA lol)

Ok, so after that doozy woozy of a cliffhanger we were left chillin' out with at the end of The Ground Rules Rewritten, my brain has been working overtime concocting ridiculous theories and possibilities of how The Ground Rules Undone will play out. Needless to say, I worked myself into a bit of a frenzy, a tightly wound ball of anxiety over this installment. OH MY NERVES!!! With potential for soooooooooooooo much to happen- broken hearts, broken families..you get the picture. No way could I see a Happily Ever After emerging from the disasters rolling around in my head.

After a pep talk I was able to talk myself into opening the book. Perhaps being neither #TeamGabe nor #TeamWeston helped...slighty...maybe...oh hell, I don't know! Regardless, I was a complete wreck and on edge reading this one...GAH! Nerves!! Never in my life has an author had the ability to toss my heart into a wood chipper then glue it back together, over and over and over and over again. And then over again. Again and again. This storyline did a number to me. Thanks Roya!
"Lust... infatuation... blinds you. It can disguise you and turn you into someone you thought you'd never be. It can tear everything apart."

The Ground Rules Undone is essentially the repercussions of what may come from a Swingers "situation". Forgetting the little things that matter, things the foundation of your happy life is built on because you're crazed with chasing that lustful high. Beautifully written, leaving no stone unturned, Roya really let us have it with this book! Coming at us from all angles, from the heartwarming highs to the dirty nitty gritty heart shattering truths of reality. And...well, shit! That little twist?! Cripes! Blindsided with that one! Can I just say the whole situation sucks!

This is a series I'll never forget! And, turns out afterall, I do have a #Team. Can I say that she picked right or wrong? Absolutely not! But as long as her heart is happy and content, so is mine.

#TeamMirella
"For primal desires of the flesh. For a moment of weakness... okay, several moments of weakness.
Lust. One of the seven deadly sins.
That's what this all comes down to."



Review by Amanda (ARC provided for an honest review)


Well I have been impatiently waiting for this book for months!!! This trilogy is freaking amazing! The first 2 books both left you gnawing your nails off in suspense! I was so invested in Mirella, Gabe, Weston and Bridget I honestly couldn't wait to see how this was going to play out!!! Sometimes I loved Mirella and sometimes I wanted to slap her, either way I could totally see how she was totally in love and invested in both men. The way the story unfolds you can almost feel her misery. My anxiety levels were through the roof this entire book. I honestly didn't know which way things would go and was on the edge of my seat for the entire ride!! There isn't much I can say without a huge spoiler but let's just say I absolutely loved the way Roya went with this book, for me it was the perfect ending. My only advice is before you start this book make sure you have the time to read it in one sitting because you will not want to put it down!!! Freaking loved it! 



Review by Jennifer (ARC provided for an honest review)

I absolutely will not give any spoilers away in this review. If you want to know how this all ends you will have to read the book.

This is the hardest review that I have ever had to write. I first started this captivating journey with Mirella, Gabe, Weston & Bridgett in The Ground Rules (book one) then it totally consumed me in The Ground Rules Rewritten (book two) and now as I just finished reading this third book I am feeling totally gutted and heartbroken. To be honest I am feeling a little lost at the moment. I was so invested in these characters and their lives and love stories that this book meant a great deal to me and it saddens me to see this trilogy come to an end.

The Ground Rules Undone, has literally left me at a loss for words and my stomach is still in knots. Once I started it I couldn’t step away from it. I was on pins and needles the whole time trying to guess what was going to happen and how things were going to end and was I going to be alright with it. To say the least I was a nervous wreck. This story brought out so many emotions in me and I am still shaking my head even though I finished reading it hours ago. This story will stay with me for a long time to come.

What I admired most about this book is the rawness of the emotions. It was not pretty by any means, it was miserable for Mirella. I do believe she loved both men just in different ways and I believe both men loved her as well. How does one choose the best path for her life? How does one know who her real soulmate is? How does one pick one love over another? I felt all of her pain and theirs as well. I cried with them. I cried for them and I cried for their losses. It was absolutely heartbreaking in every sense of the word.

Roya did an impeccable job writing this story. No stone was left unturned. No emotion was left out. She did an amazing job at making me, as the reader feel everything. I have not had an Author’s book affect me this much in a very long time and for that I have to commend her.

In the end though Mirella did have to make a choice and she did make it. Was it the right choice? Only you will be able to answer that question….

I know you must be reading this review thinking what the hell. It may seem a little all over the place but truthfully that is how my emotions are feeling as this moment. ALL OVER THE PLACE. In the end though I can honestly say I would go through it all again just to experience all the love that transpires in these three books.

 

February 22, 2016

Release Blitz: The Ground Rules Undone by Roya Carmen


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The Ground Rules #1




The Ground Rules : Rewritten #2

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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.

Author Links

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