Rough Draft

Rough Draft

by Mari Carr

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Capture, bondage and fantasies fulfilled. It’s all fun and games until someone gets killed.

Bestselling crime novelist Jett Lewis is stumbling over a wicked case of writer’s block, his fast-flowing words having run dry. His publisher’s screaming “deadline”, the fans are ready to riot, and Jett just wants to disappear. His friend Carissa suggests he get away, clear his head…get laid. And she has just the ticket. Literally. Two passes to Eden, an exclusive island paradise.

Recently sans girlfriend, Jett convinces Carissa to go with him, and the resort is more than either of them bargained for—especially when the simple beach trip turns to murder. Thrust into a plot sinister enough to rival Jett’s books, the couple embarks on a search for the killer. The most shocking revelation of all might be their mutual attraction…and how much Jett and Carissa love working undercover.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940149624171
Publisher: Carried Away Publishing
Publication date: 08/05/2014
Series: Mari Carr's Big Easy Series , #4
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 131,330
File size: 323 KB

About the Author

Writing a book was number one on Mari Carr’s bucket list. Now her computer is jammed full of stories — novels, novellas, short stories and dead-ends. A New York Times and USA TODAY bestseller, Mari finds time for writing by squeezing it into the hours between 3 a.m. and daybreak when her family is asleep.
You can visit Mari’s website at She is also on Facebook, Twitter and Goodreads.

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Rough Draft (Invitation to Eden) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Review Courtesy of April Hollingworth Rough Draft is the 4th book in the Big Easy series and also part of the Invitation to Eden series. It can be read as a standalone. I found it quite wonderful, with enough mystery and plenty of romance to keep he hooked to the very end. I loved it! Opening Scene: “What are you doing here?” The Review: Jett Lewis is a famous author with a bad case of writer’s block. Carissa is his best friend and bar owner of the Royal Lunch. Carissa has won a set of all inclusive tickets to the mysterious Island of Eden, and offers them to Jett, to help him get away from his writer’s block and everything and everyone. Jett has only one condition, Carissa must come with him. What starts out as friends without benefits turns into an exploration of BDSM. But paradise turns deadly when a body turns up brutally murdered. Going undercover Jett and Carissa hunt for the killer, but more shockingly for them is their intense attraction to each other. Jett is determined to play for keeps, now all he has to do is convince Carissa he’s serious. Notable Scene: “I’ll go on one condition.” “And what would that be?” Mama didn’t appear concerned. After all, there was pretty much nothing the woman couldn’t accomplish when she put her mind to it. She’d raised four children of her own as well as countless foster kids. She was a force to be reckoned with and most people had learned it was much easier to just say yes from the get-go. Saved then time since Mama Lewis would continue pressing until she got her way. Jett smiled at Carissa. “Rissa goes with me. She won the trip and I wouldn’t feel right taking the tickets away from her. She’s always wanted to go to Eden. Think she called it a ‘dream trip’ once.” Jett continued to pile it on, making certain to cement Carissa’s fate with his mother. “Besides, she’s never taken a trip or even ventured out of New Orleans. This is an opportunity I can’t deny her.” Mama turned to Carissa. “I think that’s a wonderful idea” So it’s all-“ “I can’t go, Jett. I told you that. I can’t afford to close the bar for a week and there’s no one to-“ “Hey, Noah. What are you doing next week?” Jett asked his younger foster brother, cutting Carissa off mid-refusal. Noah shrugged. “Thought I’d bum around as long as Mama Lewis let me, then try to find some work. My next semester at the Culinary Institute doesn’t start until September.” “How would you like to start that summer work now? Run the Royal Lunch for Rissa next week.” Noah rose from his stool at the bar and joined them. “Oh my God, man. Seriously? I’d love that!” FTC Advisory: Fido Publishing through Net Galley provided me with a copy of Rough Draft by Mari Carr. Published through Fido Publishing. Kindle Edition. No goody bags, sponsorships, “material connections,” or bribes were exchanged for my review.
MsRomanticReads More than 1 year ago
*Purchased and read as part of THE BAD BOYS OF EDEN: Billionaires, Alphas, Bikers, and Doms Boxed Set. Rough Draft by Mari Carr Invitation to Eden #13 Part of a Series: Big Easy #4 Tags: Contemporary, Erotic Romance, Friends to Lovers, M/F, BDSM, Suspense Length: 9 Chapters + Epilogue Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Best friends for seven years, Jett and Carissa have never seen themselves in a sexual or romantic relationship with each other. Jett worked hard to become a famous author, and Carissa felt out of his league, running her father's bar.  While suffering from writer's block and with a deadline hanging over his head, Jett receives an invitation to Eden for two. Since they could both use a vacation, he finally manages to get her to tag along. Once there, they discover that what they needed had been right in front of them all this time. I loved this story and this couple. Carissa was confident in all aspects of her life, except when the lines of her long time friendship with Jett began to blur. The tug of war between her heart and her head (or her libido) made the blooming romance so much fun to watch as it unfolded. Nothing scared her more than potentially losing her best friend because of uncontrollable urges. Their first night in particular was amusing, especially when she discovered that Jett's secret lifestyle matched her fantasies. Jett was sexy, honorable and so sweet towards her. I loved how he didn't give up and kept nudging her along to embrace her desires. It wasn't always easy, but he seemed to have a lot of patience and love enough to wait for her to be ready.  The sexual relationship was a slow burn because they did everything but have intercourse for the majority of the story. And the murder mystery, I felt, was a good catalyst to get Jett's creative juices flowing again, and it jolted Carissa into taking a chance on love.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Invitation to Sending was become one of my favorite series. With that said I could not finish this book. I felt like I needed to read the other books in the series so it really took away from my experience. Very disappointed, I hope this is not how the eden series will continue.
Lost-N-Love-N-Hopeless More than 1 year ago
Mystery, intrigue, suspense, and romance all takes place on an Eden paradise. Jett is an author with writer block (so to speak). His friend Carissa gives him two passes to an island get-away. He can only thinks to ask her. This leads to more than getting rid of his writers block. They both take an adventure into mystery, suspense, and a an erotic trip that will have their eyes opened to each other in more ways than one. This is my first read by Carr and I am looking forward to reading another of her works. As for the series Invitation to Eden, this is the second book for me and I want more. A lot more. I was on the edge all the way through. I just could not get enough.  Thanks, NetGalley for a very good read.
TammyS32 More than 1 year ago
Jett has a serious case of writer’s block and everyone is anxiously awaiting his next book. Carissa suggests that Jett get away and clear his head to get back on track and lucky for him Carissa has two passes to Eden. They decide to go as just friends but later that all changes and while there, they end up in the middle of a murder mystery. This is a great lunchtime read, lots of action and plenty of hot and sexy steam. Plan on spending lots more time in Eden with this great series. Highly Recommend
KittyKelly28 More than 1 year ago
As posted on The Smutty Kitty reviewed by KittyKelly 4 out of 5 Licks I love me some Mari Carr.  While this is the 4th book in her Big Easy series it is not necessary to read the others to enjoy this one.  It's a nice fast read with enough steam and action to keep you wanting more.  It's a little hard to believe that Clarissa is clueless as to who is going all Dom on her in the club, but I suppose that adds a bit of fun to the mix as well.  I haven't read all of the books released in the Eden series but the ones I have read make the island sound like an awesome place to be! Some amazingly sexy stuff goes on there and I'd like to know how to get my tickets!
NerdAlertBL More than 1 year ago
I have six words for this book: THIS BOOK IS A MUST READ! The main character, Jett, is a major best selling author who has a bad case of writer's block. When his best friend, Carissa, wins a pair of tickets for a luxury vacation in Eden, she and his family think the best thing for Jett was to go in an attempt to releive his writers block. After a small squabble about who was going to go with him, Jett finally convinces Carissa to go with him. Little do they expect, they are dragged into a real life murder mystery. I give this book a full 5 stars! Mari Carr is a genius with words who knows how to sculpt a picture in one's mind. The sex scenes were hot. This book left me on the edge of my seat as Jett and Carissa tried to solve the case. I love how they grew closer to each other as the book continued, exploring different sides of each other that helped them solve the mystery. I would definitely recommend it to other readers.
UnderJen More than 1 year ago
What an amazing place Eden is. Mari Carr did such a wonderful job with this sexy murder mystery. What would you do for your best friend?... I will continue to read anything this woman writes!