Stone at Your Service by Rie Warren

Posted September 24, 2014 by Karen in Book Reviews / 0 Comments


Title: Stone, At Your Service Carolina Bad Boys #1

Series: Carolina Bad Boys #1

Rating: 4.25/5 Stars

Author: Rie Warren

Publisher: Rie Warren

Genre: Contemporary Erotic Romance

Date of release: September 25, 2014




Hell on wheels meets hell in high heels.

Bad boy mechanic Josh Stone likes to get his hands dirty any way he can—the filthier, the better. Ever since his wife walked out on him and their young son, he’s only had room in his heart for two loves: the kid and cars.

Roped into playing his best buddy’s gay boyfriend during a romance writers convention, the player meets the girl who’s gonna rock his world. Leelee Songchild. Shy, bashful, beautiful Leelee who blushes at the drop of a hat yet writes hardcore smut to rival Josh’s backlist of Penthouse Forum.

The only problem is his hands are tied. Josh can’t stab his old friend/fake lover in the back even though all he wants to do is take luscious Leelee to bed, and maybe, love her. When the truth comes out, all hell breaks loose.

Too bad romance is just for books.



 ~ Karen Ponder ~

Nicky Love paranormal romance author has a problem. For years he had pretended to be gay, to keep the romance convention chicks at bay.   Everyone including his author pals want to meet Nicky’s Mr. Right. So Nicky enlist his best friend Josh Stone to be his ‘gay’ lover for the week at a large book convention in Atlanta, this is the the premise for Rie Warren’s latest book, Stone, At Your Service (Carolina Bad Boys, #1).  


The characters in Stone, At Your Service are fun to read. You get the highjinxs of both Nicky and Josh pretending to be gay. The convention atmosphere is hilarious. (No wonder all the authors go to so many signings. I truly must be going to the wrong ones) Nicky’s fellow authors ‘the hens’ a Facebook writers group; are a hoot and a half. As each one is in full writers persona at all times, over the top and loving it. The character of Josh, is sexy and rugged; but he has a heart of gold. He happens to have a three year old who he sings Disney songs to, while the kid falls asleep. Josh’s love interest of LeeLee Songchild, is fiery as her hair is red. The sex is scroaching and the plot can get down and dirty; as it is written from Josh’s point of view. Warren has written a good backstory for the main characters, so as a reader I knew what was driving each of them to act the way they did. I am on still on the fence about Nicky, because at times; I thought he was going to turn out to be gay for real, not as a ploy. Overall the book is a fun and sexy read and well worth the price of admission.


Ramada’s valet parking sucked balls and cost a mint. The hotel was lit up like a fairytale palace—or a whorehouse, depending how you looked at it–with people coming and going. It was busier than Stone’s before a holiday weekend, when everyone in the tri-counties seemed to get a flat tire. Bellhops wearing pained grins pushed wheeled-carts toppling over with boxes from the convention attendees through the carousel doors.

I wielded our cart into the lobby, following Nicky as he strolled up to the check-in desk. His demeanor changed the second we walked through the doors. Gone was the scrappy South Cackalackee bruiser who knew how to take a hit and knock a fucker to the ground. He rolled up the sleeves on his oxford twice, neatened his hair back into a slick knot, and greeted people with effortless charm.

While we stood in line and he made small talk here and there, a commotion at the back of the queue drew my attention. A gal wrangled with her cart and then watched—eyes and mouth open wide—as four boxes crashed to the floor. Books, dresses, shoes, wigs . . . lingerie swam onto the polished marble floor.

I noticed her cock-up with the cart first.

Her legs second.

Her tits third.

Her face last.

Holy fuck.

“Who the hell is that?” I whispered, pointing at the babe surrounded by ten tons of shit spilling all over the floor.

Nicky glanced over my shoulder. “No idea. New kid on the block, I guess.”

“I’m gonna go help her.” I shouldered through the crowd and squatted down before her. “Need a hand?” Because one thing Ma had taught me was always help out a woman in need.

She blew a tendril of the lightest red hair from her brow. “I’d sure appreciate it.”

And I was a goner.

I packed her stuff back up under her guidance and stacked it smartly onto the cart, willing myself not to look at her as I stepped back. Definitely not remembering the lace, the frills, the full-on feminine lingerie I’d handled.

“My knight in shinin’ armor?”

Shaking my head, I backed away. I saw Nicky at the elevators, waiting for me. “Not really, miss.”

New kid on the block. There was nothing kid-like about her. She was voluptuous, a handful from hips to hourglass waist to perfect breasts. The southern drawling miss in a knee-length skirt and clinging top didn’t seem to know she’d made my cock railroad-spike hard. I walked away, mesmerized by her feminine-fuck-me appearance up to her goddamn adorable face. A killer combination. Full throttle attraction the likes of which I’d never felt made my head spin, my heart speed.

And there was no way I could act on it because I’d just signed up for five and a half days of Gaydom at the Rom Con.

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About the Author


Stone4Rie is the badass, sassafras author of Sugar Daddy and the Don’t Tell series–a breakthrough trilogy that crosses traditional publishing boundaries beginning with In His Command. Her latest endeavor, the Carolina Bad Boys series, is fun, hot, and southern-sexy.

A Yankee transplant who has traveled the world, Rie started out a writer—causing her college professor to blush over her erotic poetry without one ounce of shame. Not much has changed. She swapped pen for paintbrushes and followed her other love during her twenties. From art school to marriage to children and many a wild and wonderful journey in between, Rie has come home to her calling. Her work has been called edgy, daring, and some of the sexiest smut around.

You can connect with Rie via the social media hangouts listed on her website She is represented by Saritza Hernandez, Corvisiero Literary Agency.

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