BLOG TOUR: Diamond in the Rough by Skye Warren – REVIEW (+GIVEAWAY)

Dear book-lovers,

Welcome to the stop on blog tour hosted by Xpresso Book Tours for a first book in an adult dark contemporary romance series Diamond in the Rough (The Diamond Trilogy #1) by Skye Warren. You will find in this post details about the book, author, a review, a link for a giveaway at Rafflecopter and the tour schedule.

Book Details


Title: Diamond in the Rough

Author: Skye Warren

Series: The Diamond Trilogy #1

Genre: Adult, Romance

Publication Date: July 7th 2020


I’m stepping off a nine hour flight when it happens.
A white van. A dark hood. Every woman’s worst nightmare.

Now I’m trapped in an abandoned building. The man who took me says I won’t be hurt. The man in the cell next to me says that’s a lie. I’ll fight with every ounce of strength, but there are secrets in these walls. I’ll need every single one of them to survive.

DIAMOND IN THE ROUGH is a new dark romance from New York Times bestselling author Skye Warren. Finding yourself has never been so dangerous…

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Author Bio

SkyeSkye Warren is the New York Times bestselling author of dangerous romance. Her new book ESCORT is out now!

“ESCORT is perfection only Skye Warren can deliver—a poetically erotic tale of exquisitely damaged characters, devastating secrets, revenge and redemption.” – Samanthe Beck, USA Today bestselling author

“Hypnotically romantic…this book reads like a sensual dream and I didn’t want to wake up.” – Tessa Bailey, New York Times bestselling author

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DiamondTitle: Diamond in the Rough
Author: Skye Warren
Series: The Diamond Trilogy #1
Publication Year: 2020
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Dark Romance
Pages: 316
Source: eARC via Xpresso Book Tours
Rating: 4.5 Stars
Recommendation: Recommended for dark romance readers. *Note. Trigger warning for kidnapping, violence, death and questionable consent.

My Thoughts

I love my family, but I don’t really fit in. They’re like butterflies flitting from flower to flower. I’m a caterpillar who decided she loved her cocoon more than wings.

The first part of this book includes the free prologue novella Hidden Gem. It was a cute and a bit heartbreaking start to Holly and Elijah’s romance story. In the novella we get to meet Holly, her family and Elijah and see how Holly meets Elijah for the first time in Paris from her POV.

“You should know better than to talk to someone like me. And most of all, you shouldn’t trust me.”

There is a dual POV in the rest of the book, when eight years later Diamond in the Rough starts with Holly’s kidnapping and that should be all you know when diving into this dark read, to keep the suspense and a bit of mystery to it.

I taste Holly. My mind remembers her as clearly as it does the dark chocolate eclair. Forbidden temptation. Indulgence. Regret.

The beginning of Holly and Elijah’s romance is kind of sweet but with some rough edges, however, with time it turns a bit darker and more twisted as Elijah is a complicated, possessive and a tad bit broken man.

How dare he touch her? She’s my angel of death. Mine.

I shake my head against the cold concrete. No, that’s the blood loss speaking. She’s a real woman. Flesh and blood. And she’s going to get hurt.

The story had a good pace, it was entertaining, exhilarating and  heartbreaking with some suspense, steam and intrigue. This is not your usual captive romance and a ride you will want to take with all the feels.

I saw you. I wanted you. And I take what I want. It doesn’t have to be more complicated than that, Holly. I said those words to her once, but they were just fantasy then.

The ending was a bit of a cliffhanger and now I just can’t wait for the next book to see more of their love story, which is not all flowers and hearts…

“I’m not leaving you behind. Ask me to do anything else. I’d lie down and die with you before I’d walk away.”


GIVEAWAY (INTERNATIONAL) – $20 Amazon Gift Card (ends July 30th) > enter HERE


Blog Tour Schedule

Week 1

July 6th
Romance Book Review For You >> Review
Bookfever >> Review
Dar Gee Reads >> Review
Reader’s Edyn >> Review + Top 10 List

July 7th
Ravenous eReader Book Blog >> Review
Moohnshine’s Corner >> Review
Syllables of Swathi >> Excerpt

July 8th
Stuck In Books >> Excerpt
Gwyneiira’s Book Blog >> Review
Kari’s Book Reviews and Revelations >> Review
Nadine’s Obsessed with Books >> Review + Interview

July 9th
My Fiction Nook >> Excerpt
The Eclectic Review >> Review
What’s Beyond Forks?  >> Review
Book Haven Book Blog >> Review
From the TBR Pile >> Review

July 10th
Two Ends of the Pen >> Interview
Abstract Book >> Review
The Avid Reader >> Review
everywhere and nowhere >> Review

Week 2

July 13th
Tales Of A Bookbug >> Review
Dark ‘N Twisty Books >> Review
The Genre Minx Book Reviews >> Excerpt

July 14th
Puss’n’Books >> Review + Top 10 List
BookBoleyn Reads…  >> Review
Books Best Blog >> Review

July 15th
OMGReads >> Review
Demi Reads >> Review
BookHounds >> Interview
Crazy kalm >> Review
Journey in Bookland >> Review

July 16th
Adventures in Writing >> Guest post
Casia’s Corner >> Review
All Things Dark & Dirty  >> Review
Shelleen’s Musings >> Review

July 17th
Caitlin’s World >> Excerpt
Haney Hayes Promotions >> Review
Stephanie’s Book Reports  >> Review
Lina’s Reviews :A Book Blog >> Review

Thank you for visiting this stop of the blog tour and please check out the other ones as well 😉

Happy reading,
Lady of Bookland

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