Review: The Ground Rules Undone by Roya Carmen

The Ground Rules is a series I’ve really enjoyed. The premise–while erotic and risque in nature–didn’t mean the entire series revolved around gratuitous sex scenes. While plenty of hot scenes appeared in each of the three books, what kept the stories going and the reader on the edge of their seat (at least this reader) was the emotional turmoil that Mirella experiences.

With each book the emotional stakes become higher and in the third and final book, The Ground Rules Undone, Mirella is in quite a turbulent situation. I don’t want to spoil anything for those who haven’t read the last book–or for anyone who haven’t started the series (although if you haven’t, what are you waiting for???).

This was the book where the line was finally drawn and big decisions by Mirella were to be made. Readers would find out if #TeamGabe or #TeamWeston would prevail. I like both characters and see what each man brought out in her, so if I were in her situation, I could never choose, I guess I’m #TeamGabeston 🙂 Even though it was painful to read, at times, I couldn’t put it down. I wanted to find out what Mirella was going to do and who she was going to choose, who was going to be her forever man. Of course, you’ll have to read the book to find that out!

I will say that by the end of book three I think all of the characters involved learned something about themselves and what being a part of the whole ground rules experiment fulfilled within each of them.  Although the road getting there was winding, full of heartaches and mistakes (kind of like in real life) everyone ends up with who I feel they belong with in the end.

I truly enjoyed this series and can’t wait to see what Roya Carmen comes out with next!

Here’s a bit more about The Ground Rules Undone


TGUThe 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.

Find out more about The Ground Rules series and author Roya Carmen at


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