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Darker Water: A Friends to Lovers Romance (Once and Forever Book 1) by [Lauren Stewart]

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Darker Water: A Friends to Lovers Romance (Once and Forever Book 1) Kindle Edition

4.5 out of 5 stars 433 ratings
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Length: 356 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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Editorial Reviews


"I loved it. I loved it so much. I loved the structure, the fairytale, frogs, princes and transformation. I loved the banter and the writing. I can't even...I can't even tell you how much I loved it. The structure was genius... It was epic. I loved it. I can't wait to read the next one." - Katy Regnery, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author
"Unique, fun, and sexy!! I absolutely loved this book!!" - Aestas Book Blog
"Perfect spontaneous combustion material. I was all smiles and giggles, until suddenly - bam - tears started flowing and the sob-fest commenced." - The Book Enthusiast

"I could not put it down. All that sexy flirting, outstanding humor, and that perfect chemistry..." - Nancy's Romance Reads

"...deserves its own freaking medal. It deserves to be made into a movie that we can keep watching on repeat. Or a TV series so we can indulge in Carson & Laney in weekly increments." - Jenny, Goodreads

"...great story, romantic, sweet, sad, funny and intriguing." - Kathy, Ahmazing Book Faerie

"This officially sits on my Favorites list for Romantic Comedy." - The Book Bee 

 "[Carson's] charm makes you want to volunteer to get naked!"- Hook Me Up Book Blog

"HOLY WOW...I didn't want it to be over!" - Dawn, Goodreads

From the Author

What Inspired Me to Write This Book?

This whole series began on a dare--that I wouldn't be able to write a standalone novel that ended in a happy ending (until then, I'd always written series where one couple takesa few novels to reach their happy ending).

What can I say? Definitely not that I can pass up a challenge because I can't. And so, I wrote Darker Water.

Darker Water is a twist on The Frog Prince, with the heroine believing she has the metaphorical power to turn good men--princes--into a**holes--frogs. Because all the men she's fallen for had seemed perfect right up until she found out they were total pricks. So what does she need to make her believe in love again? A frog, of course. An a**hole who, because of her love, finally shows us that he's been an amazing man all along.

The fairytale at the beginning of that book (and for the next five books) came to me as soon as I started typing. It just flowed and set up the entire framework for the story. The second part of Laney and Carson's fairytale, at the end, encapsulates what they've learned and where they're headed.

All the books in my Once and Forever series will take a theme from a different fairytale and then quickly go in another direction. And it ain't towards Disneyland, folks. Because without darkness, we can't see the light.

VIRTUALLY IMPOSSIBLE, a twist on sleeping beauty, and DEEPER WATER, Carson and Laney's after happily-ever-after, are available now!

Product details

  • File Size : 2035 KB
  • Publication Date : October 3, 2014
  • Language: : English
  • ASIN : B00N1X6ZDE
  • Word Wise : Enabled
  • Print Length : 356 pages
  • Publisher : Off the Hook Publishing (October 3, 2014)
  • Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
  • Text-to-Speech : Not enabled
  • Simultaneous Device Usage : Unlimited
  • X-Ray : Enabled
  • Lending : Enabled
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.5 out of 5 stars 433 ratings