Behind the Book (Diamonds N’ Roses): Chapter Eighteen

Behind the Book is a series in which I give you a behind the scenes look at one of the latest installments of The Diamond Collection. For this round, I will be focusing on Diamonds N’ Roses: Part Five of The Diamond Collection.

Diamonds N’ Roses was released on December 25, 2016 and is available at the following online retailers: Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Books-A-Million.

Other Available Titles in The Diamond Collection: Diamonds in the Rough, Diamonds are Forever, The Ace of Diamonds, Black Diamonds, The Diamond Tiara (Part Six) and Dirty Red Diamonds (Part Seven).


Chapter Eighteen kicks off at Jay’s bachelor party, which takes place at his club, Sapphire. To give a brief refresher, Sapphire was a part of Jay’s inheritance and was previously owned by his father. It was a gentleman’s club, but Jay turned it into a hip-hop club. However, for his bachelor party, King has turned it into a whole strip joint, which angers Jay. King is able to calm him down, and he even refers to Jay as Pops in this scene. I did that on purpose to show readers that King is coming around and their relationship is improving.

In this same scene, Jay has a weak moment and he almost cheats on Carmen. And I say almost because the girl turned him down. Now I inserted this part for a couple of reasons, but the first being that there really hasn’t been like another woman in Jay’s life other than Carmen since book one. Infidelity has always been Carmen’s thorn. So, in this chapter, I decided to play around with it being Jay’s. And next week, when I discuss Chapter 19, we’ll see how that goes.


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