Bully Romance – College Age

This post is dedicated to those who love a great Bully Romance, but are picky about the ones they read. Why are they picky about them? The majority of Reverse Harem Bully Romances are Academy, or High School based. This is the easiest formula for a group setting. Some of these novels start with characters as young as 14, or 15 years old. While YA books are fantastic, some readers may feel like a pedo when reading them. I admit, there’s a few I’ve passed over because the ages felt a little too young for me at my current age to relate to the characters. I’m 35, not exactly the Crypt Keeper over here. My brain at times just can’t get past the ages for the sexy times scenes. I end up feeling like a perv and not in the fun way. Ergo, the following books contain characters that are new adults, and are at least 18 years old. And remember, there is absolutely nothing wrong with YA related reverse harems. This post is being made at the request of a reader. As always, Happy Reading! – Quare Eligere

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Vengeance: A Reverse Harem Revenge Romance (Vengeance Series Book 1) by Crystal North
Vengeance: A Reverse Harem Revenge Romance (Vengeance Series Book 1) by Crystal North
Amazon Description

A suspicious death.

A school full of secrets.

And a student hellbent on uncovering the truth, no matter the cost.

What you’re about to witness comes from a dark place. It’s taken a lot of planning, but you should know that every single thing I’m about to do is deserved. More than deserved, it’s owed, tenfold. Nothing I could do to these people will ever be enough to get even.

Charlotte McLintock has a new identity and a new look as Raven Deighton. She needs it so that she can infiltrate the elite private school that’s covering up her twin’s death. They claimed it was suicide, but she knows better. Her plan’s been almost two years in the making.

What started off as a desire to know the truth has turned into a burning compulsion for vengeance. However, she soon finds that life at Westchester Preparatory Academy’s not what she expected and that everyone’s hiding secrets – even the four hot guys she’s rapidly falling for.

Her one mission is to uncover the truth about what happened to Lizzie so that she can make everyone involved pay, and she’s not about to let anyone or anything – even her own torturous heart – stop her from burning them all to the ground.

Vengeance is a contemporary New Adult reverse harem bully romance, with dark themes and a twist. It ends on a savage cliffhanger but is book 1 of an already completed trilogy with closure at the end of the series.

Clearwater University (3 book series) by Eva Ashwood
Clearwater University (3 book series) by Eva Ashwood
Amazon Description

From Book 1: They were my bullies once.

Three boys I hated more than anything.

They made my life hell for a year--until I escaped their cruelty when my dad's job moved us away.

I've never forgotten them though. Never forgotten what they did. And I know they haven't forgotten me.

But when I'm offered a full-ride scholarship to the prestigious Clearwater University, I refuse to let old fears stop me from accepting.

Because I'm not the girl I used to be.

I'm stronger. Tougher.

Angrier.

And if West, Reese, and Trent think they can screw with me again... well.

We'll just see who breaks first.

This is book one of the Clearwater University series, a new adult reverse harem bully romance. It contains foul language and high steam.

STAINED (HELLRAISERS of the Underground Book 1) by N.K. Stackhouse
Amazon Description

From USA TODAY Bestselling Author N.K. Stackhouse comes a new Contemporary Why Choose Mafia Suspense Romance Series that is sure to leave you questioning everything… You either hide from the Monsters or you become Them. Once upon a time, there lived a pure girl, who abided behind her safe sheltered walls. But catastrophe descends on those unaware. Once upon a time, there lived a girl who fled. fled from her school, fled from her home, fled from the only life she had ever known. But for while this broken Little Bird was left all alone, she stumbled upon a pack of vicious wolves, who played with death himself and had destruction flaring in their gaze. But instead of devouring her whole the second she fell the wolves decided rather to corrupt the last remaining sheds of her stained tattered soul. But why did this girl try to run from her scars? Now isn’t that the question we all want to discover. See the problem with running, is, that the only way to find freedom is the take on the Darkness and Win.
The S*x Tape: (A Dark, Bully, Academy, Why Choose Romance) by Serena Akeroyd
The S*x Tape: (A Dark, Bully, Academy, Why Choose Romance) by Serena Akeroyd
Amazon Description

Briar Gildermann is used to being the Queen of Gildermann Academy, but after her boyfriend releases a sex tape? Suddenly she’s a pawn in a game she has no idea how to play. Gildermann Academy is where elite sons and daughters go to further their dynastic families’ vast fortunes. Among her peers, Briar’s humiliation knows no bounds when Flynn, Lennox, and Blake, each wearing their own crowns, find a wicked pleasure in destroying her reputation. They’ll stop at nothing until she’s torn to shreds. But the only question Briar has, is... WHY? Find out in THE SEX TAPE, a standalone bully, Why Choose romance. **All characters are over 18**
Irrepairable (Pinnacle Heirs Book 1) by LeTeisha Newton
Amazon Description

Some damage cannot be fixed.   Love. Faith. Honor. Trust. Devotion. These sound like tenets to live by, but at Pinnacle University, they are the kings who rule all. Five men. Five of the wealthiest successors known to man. Five cruel minds who see the world as their plaything. And me? I made the mistake of telling them no.    No, I wouldn’t be theirs.   No, I didn’t care about money.   No, they’d never break me.    So I’ve been enrolled in their school, in their kingdom, and I’m their pet. Meant to be used. Meant to be controlled. Meant to be damaged.    I won’t be destroyed. Not by them, not by anyone. And by the end of this, we’ll all be left irrepairable.  Note from the authors: This is a dark reverse harem college bully romance. This is not your typical academy romance. No school walls can contain this darkness. Welcome to the Pinnacle Group Estate. If you're looking for the light, turn away now.
Outcast (Wiltshire University Book 1) by Lucie Ande
Outcast (Wiltshire University Book 1) by Lucie Ande
Amazon Description

When I entered the lottery to have my application fee waived for a shot at attending Wiltshire University I never thought I would get in. I mean, Wiltshire University is THE University; you know, the one that people would literally cut off their left arm to get into. No really, it was a thing. There was this whole expose a decade ago about a kid who cut off their left arm thinking it would make them a shoo-in with the admissions board. It didn’t. He ended up at Duke. It's a real cautionary tale. Anyways, when the acceptance packet arrived, I thought it was a fluke, or I was on a reboot of Punkd; I was totally not signing that release. Well, either Ashton 2.0 is playing the long game, or my acceptance was real. Either way, I left my two best friends behind to become a Gryphaera; everything was falling into place for me to have an amazing life. Was. I’ve been at Wiltshire for a few weeks now and my only friends here are the ladies who swipe my ID card in the dining hall. I mean, you know us girls with our besties, we are always all “Next.” “Hi! Sorry, I had my ID just a second ago. Boiling out there today, huh? Ok, well, thanks. Have a nice day!”. I dare you to claim I'm not killing it in the friend department. Fine, it's pathetic; I know. Not as pathetic as lying to everyone back home about how great things are here at Wiltshire. Oh, and I somehow got myself evicted from my dorm, like, while I was at class; or I walked right into a quarantined building. I'm a little fuzzy on the details. Is that a side effect of the plague? I should google that... Plus, bonus, someone is leaving me taunting voicemails and cryptic notes. See! Killing it in the friend department! That's how I found myself scouring the isolated underground tunnel of Wiltshire’s historic bell tower, because a note told me to. Have I mentioned I'm totes brilliant? That’s where I meet him; in the tunnel, not in the blinding light of my brilliance. That’s where my life really changes. Outcast is the first book in the new Wiltshire University series; a New Adult/Young Adult, slow burn, reverse harem.
Ascend: A Paranormal Academy Romance (Celestial Academy Book 1) by Maya Nicole
Amazon Description

What consequence does Lucifer give his daughter? My friends always complained about their parents' rules and consequences. Well, I have them beat. I'm the daughter of the devil and was just expelled from my senior year of high school for breaking a guy's nose. Did Lucifer torture my soul? Did he condemn me to the fiery pits of Hell? None of the above. He sent me to Celestial Academy, where college-aged angels go to learn to be guardians. The only problem is I don't have wings, and I'm certainly no saint. Being Lucifer's daughter in a school full of angels is no walk in the park. I'd much rather be tortured in Hell. That is until I meet three men that make me feel like anything is possible. Why choose when I can have them all? Ascend is book 1 in a complete trilogy series. This novel is full-length and contains multiple POVs. Fast burn, reverse harem over 18 M/M scenes Light academy bully Teacher student romance
Initiation Year 1: An Academy Paranormal Why Choose College Bully Romance (Fallen Fae Academy Book 1) by Rachel Angel
Initiation Year 1: An Academy Paranormal Why Choose College Bully Romance (Fallen Fae Academy Book 1) by Rachel Angel
Amazon Description

"At Fallen Fae Academy, the magic will either complete you or kill you."My name is Harley, as in Harlequin. Plucked from my home from Las Vegas, NV, and placed into an University on an arts scholarship, suddenly I am the girl the four hottest and most popular boys have decided to "initiate". This is no ordinary "hazing" ritual, and these boys are no ordinary boys. This mysterious University looks like any ivy league campus, but it isn't. Step in and you are transported beyond your wildest imagination. I should be ecstatic being here. Except surviving "Initiation" is going to take everything I've got. Don't let the beauty of the four fae boys fool you. They are as dangerous as they are beautiful. And underneath everything, runs a deep secret. One I need to find out before Initiation kills me.They think a human is weak. They think I shouldn't be at this university. I'm about to prove them wrong. **Initiation Year 1 is the first book of six books in the Fallen Fae Series with a strong heroine, four deadly, striking fae princes, heart-pounding action, super steamy love scenes, and great romance.
Bloodwood Academy: Semester One (Exiled World: Bloodwood Shifter Book 1) by Rae Foxx
Bloodwood Academy: Semester One (Exiled World: Bloodwood Shifter Book 1) by Rae Foxx
Amazon Description

It all started when I was doing some bare-back riding with my boyfriend, Tommy, atop a rock in Middle-of-Nowhere, Nevada.
In walked this wolf like he’s my mom on a meth trip, staring at us and growling like he’s an over-protective husband. Worse, according to Tommy, I’m growling back. Next thing I know, Tommy is halfway across the desert and I’m at an elite academy for Witches, Shifters, Vampires, and Fae looking like I was plucked out of the local trailer park. Oh wait, I was.

Bloodwood Academy for the Supernatural has only one rule: Don’t mingle with students outside your race.

So, of course, that just so happens to be the first thing I do. How can you say no to a Fae male with golden eyes, a moody Werewolf with pack issues, and a Vampire with magic fingers.

My men are not only sending everything into a whirlwind, but now my life is in danger. It turns out that if I don’t go back to my single wide, some jealous females are going to rip my throat out. I need to figure out why I’m connected to all of my mates, and why the headmaster has it out for me, before I find myself ten feet under.

It's not just Rae Fox, it's Rae Foxx. There's too much 'x' here for just one x.

Thoughts from Paige

This book is a lie and doesn't belong on this theme...the second book does! Apparently, this battle dance occurs in book two, but I cannot read a series out of order, so I'm putting book one here. I am 100% sucked in after completing the sample, and I cannot wait to give these books a read.

Ever Lost: Lost Boys of Neverly Prep: Academy Romance by L.E. Bross
Amazon Description

A light bully RH Romance about a girl who just wants to do the right thing, and the three broken boys who make her question it all. Meet Ever Darlington and her Lost Boys of Neverly Prep. I made a huge mistake. No, not breaking into Panchard Enterprises, I did that on purpose. It was the getting caught part that changed everything. Instead of prison, Peter Panchard offers me a deal; steal something for him and he’ll help me find my little sister. Now I’m at Neverly Prep wearing a uniform and trying to get close to Lucas Hook, the guy whose safe I need to crack. Did I mention the car and mansion and black card that goes along with this deal? Or the three boys so damned good looking it should be illegal? They are the Lost Boys and they definitely don’t want me intruding into their lives. Something's going on and I’m sure it has to do with their missing mother, Wendi. Peter warns me to stay away from his boys, to do what I'm being paid for, but at every turn, the sparks fly between us. I have a job to do and a sister to find, and getting involved with three guys who are off limits is a bad idea. Especially when Hook is their enemy. But when has a little forbidden ever stopped me? I’m Ever Darlington and I've never been very good at following the rules. Guilt, betrayal and lies make up EVER LOST, book 1 in the Lost Boys of Neverly Prep, a dark and dirty fast build/slow burn contemporary RH academy romance based loosely on the characters from Peter Pan. Complete at 53,000 words. All the players are over 18 and there is a cliffhanger, but I promise it will be worth it! Order of books in series: EVER LOST EVER FOUND EVER AFTER HOOKING UP - companion novella NEVER AGAIN
When Rivals Fall: A Bully Romance (Bayshore Rivals Book 1) by J.L. Beck
Amazon Description

OLIVER

Rivals since before birth, there has never been a time when my family hasn’t hated the Lockwoods and their daughter Harlow.

Two years ago she set us up, tainted our family image, ruined my brother’s life. She made it personal. It was no longer just a rivalry between our parents.

Now she’s here, at Bayshore University, without her family’s protection. There’s nothing to stop us from getting our revenge on her, no one to tell us enough is enough.

And so my brothers and I have devised a plan. We’ll break her, have her falling at her knees for us in no time, and then we’ll send her back to her family with a warning…

Cross the Bishops again and you’ll pay.

***

HARLOW

I’ve despised the smug, stupidly gorgeous Bishop brothers since I was a small child. Our families rivalry was one that started years before us and one that I wanted to end.

I was tired of being my parent's puppet, tired of the games, of the hate. All I wanted was to enjoy college and move on with my life.

But your past can never stay hidden, right?

When the Bishop brothers turn up at my school I have no place to run. I know then they’ll make certain I pay for every single bad-mouthed remark I or my parents ever made about them.

At Bayshore, I’m at their mercy and they won’t stop until my heart is a bleeding mess.

AUTHOR NOTE: This is a reverse harem college bully romance that contains subject matter not suitable for all readers.

Loser: A Dark College Bully Romance (Hillcrest University Book 1) by Candace Wondrak
Amazon Description

The legacy of Hillcrest University starts out just like any other. A girl, some boys, a bit of mystery…a noose. Actually, it all begins with the noose. A noose, a note, and a corpse. And a pretty one at that… I thought coming to HU would help me move on from my past, help me get a good start on my future. A school for rich boys? Please. I’ve dealt with worse than them before. If they want to use me for whatever games they’re playing, they’ll have to try a lot harder than they’re used to. They think I’ll willingly walk into their feud, choose sides. Declan is the tortured soul, the cute, depressed roommate who I’m supposed to watch over. Sawyer is the king of the school; everyone follows his command—and his money. Travis is…my kind of trouble: sexy, tattooed, a bit mysterious. Sawyer blames Declan for his sister’s death, but me? I know sometimes the ones pointing their fingers are the worst of all. Did someone kill his sister? I know better than to assume their innocence. In a place like Hillcrest, you can’t trust anyone. Declan, Sawyer, and Travis? They all wear masks. The better question is: if someone killed her, are they going to come after me next? These rich, entitled brats have no idea who they’re messing with. **Loser is a darker romance, meaning there are topics that might offend you. Self-harm, suicide, stalking, and more to come in future books. Be warned.**
Void (The Void Universe Book 1) by Raven Kennedy
Void (The Void Universe Book 1) by Raven Kennedy
Amazon Description

I was born of nothing.

I’m a Void, a rare supernatural capable of absorbing powers at the brush of my skin.

Feared. Hated. Untouchable.

Thibault Academy is full of supernaturals that want me dead, and the most powerful of them, the Paragons, will stop at nothing to ensure I go back to the hell I came from. They’re cruel, heartless, and have created an unlikely alliance to take me down.

If I want to learn how to control the nothingness, I’ll have to survive them.

I was born of the void, but I’ll die from the power.

This is a reverse harem bully romance.

Once Upon A Wolf: A Dark Academy Reverse Harem Bully Romance (Everafter Academy Book 1) by Scarlett Snow
Once Upon A Wolf: A Dark Academy Reverse Harem Bully Romance (Everafter Academy Book 1) by Scarlett Snow
Amazon Description

When the Big Bad Wolf and his pack of witch hunters murdered my family, I made a deal with the Devil in exchange for revenge. Giving him my soul was the easy part. Surviving Everafter Academy, the school for 'good' fairy tale creatures, now that deserves a medal. I'm not the Red Riding Hood they all think I am, but I'm here to prove that even villains deserve a happy ending. "Once Upon a Wolf" is a dark reverse harem bully romance intended for mature audiences.
Fortune Academy: Year One: A Bully, Paranormal, Academy, Why Choose Romance by J.R. Thorn
Fortune Academy: Year One: A Bully, Paranormal, Academy, Why Choose Romance by J.R. Thorn
Amazon Description

Welcome to Fortune Academy, a school where supernaturals can feel at home—except, I have no idea what the hell I am. The last thing I remember is arriving at the massive gates with a Bounty Hunter staring me down. I have a feeling he was supposed to take me to the monster holding arena to fight and die. Instead, I'm Fortune Academy's newest student. I can relate to the monsters in ways the other students can't. My mentor, who is way too hot for his own good, tells me my behavior is the result of my memory loss and that I'm just trying to identify with a past pain that I've buried too far to feel. I think he's wrong. I think the reason I can't relate to any of the students is because I'm one of the monsters they're trained to kill. I don't fit into any of the supernatural cliques, but that doesn't stop me from collecting bullies. A brawny alpha shifter, a moody dark mage, and a playboy demi-god have decided to break me. They think I don't have any powers and that I was recruited by mistake. It'll be their funeral if they push me too far, because this girl isn't taking any of their shit. My name is Lily Fallen, but don't let my pretty face fool you. I'm a monster in a school uniform and it's only a matter of time before I teach my bullies a lesson they won't forget.  Fortune Academy: Year One is the first of nine novels in an upper YA/NA paranormal academy series. Expect a slow-burn enemies-to-lovers romance where there are five guys and no choosing required!
Ill Will: A Reverse Harem Bully Romance (Bonds of Blood Book 1) by Cate Corvin
Ill Will: A Reverse Harem Bully Romance (Bonds of Blood Book 1) by Cate Corvin
Amazon Description

Mercilessly beautiful cruel. Relentlessly sensual vicious. Utterly delicious vile. Marrying into the famous Godalming slayer-clan was supposed to be my family’s big break. Our clan is fractured, my brother is dead, and my mother’s spirit was broken by the ordeal. I’d do anything to make her proud and see her truly smile again. I’d even spend a year in the snobby, prestigious Libra Academy with Lord Godalming’s gorgeous son. I don’t know what I did to earn Will Godalming’s seething hatred, but he’ll do anything to get rid of me for good, even if he sometimes seems like the only one who understands me. Sura Enver is almost irresistible with a cruel streak a mile wide, but he’s hiding dark secrets under those knockout looks. And when I put a dying vampire out of her misery, I end up at the very top of an ancient warrior’s hit list. No sane slayer angers Càel the White Wolf, the fiercest knight of the vampires’ Clouded Court. They’re unstoppable. Wicked. Malignant. And each wants to make me suffer. Between the torment of Libra’s eat-or-be-eaten rules and the rising threat of a new vampire king, enemies prowl on all sides. But they’re messing with the wrong slayer. Ill Will is the first book of Victoria’s Trilogy in the Bonds of Blood universe, a steamy, medium-burn reverse harem bully romance in a college-age academy setting. This book is for mature audiences and contains triggers.
A Hellish Year One: A Reverse Harem Paranormal Bully Romance (The Academy of The Devil Book 1) by Eva Brandt
A Hellish Year One: A Reverse Harem Paranormal Bully Romance (The Academy of The Devil Book 1) by Eva Brandt
Amazon Description

Abandon all hope, ye who enter here. The Academy of the Devil is waiting, and there will be no mercy.

For as long as I can remember, I’ve been the girl who didn’t fit in, the girl who collapsed in the middle of class, just because my brain decided to turn on me. I can’t really complain, though. We don’t live in the Middle Ages, so I have yet to be subjected to an exorcism. I can get treatment for my condition. Epilepsy aside, I can mostly be a normal person and have a normal life.
There’s just one problem. I’m not a normal person. I never have been. And the first time I find this out is upon receiving an exclusive invitation to The Academy of the Devil.
Unfortunately, The Academy of the Devil isn’t like other schools and the current princes of the school have a lot of experience in ripping whatever contender they have to shreds. First, there’s Callum, incubus extraordinaire and leader of the house of Lust. He thrives on making students fall in love with him and then breaking their spirits. Then there’s Mikael, the envious cambion, rumored to enjoy feeding students to the school’s dragon. And last, but not least, the leader of the house of Wrath, the hell hound Stefan. I hear he doesn’t bother with the dragon and just takes care of pests himself.
All of them despise humans. All of them sneer at anyone who displays any kind of weakness. All of them hate me and everything I stand for. That’s fine. I don’t need friends, lovers, or even valued mentors. All I need is to survive my school years with my soul, my sanity and my brain intact.
It’ll be a challenge, but I’ve dealt with worse. I might not be ready for the Academy of the Devil, but they’re not ready for me either.

The Academy of the Devil is a 74k paranormal bully reverse harem romance. All characters involved in the pairing are 18+ years old. But be advised! The series will contain dark themes, including violence, ableism, bullying of a character suffering from an invisible disability, and other similar content that may be disturbing for some readers. Approach with caution. Once you enter The Academy of the Devil, you will never be the same.

Thoughts from Paige

I LOVED book one.  I alternated between listening and reading, and I thoroughly enjoyed both. I am looking forward to the rest of the series!

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Royals of Villain Academy 1: Cruel Magic by Eva Chase
Amazon Description

I didn’t think anything could be more horrifying than watching mages splatter my parents’ blood across our kitchen. I was wrong… When the same dark mages drag me off to a college called Villain Academy, I learn that I’m the long lost heir to a royal family of dark magic. I’m destined to manipulate the world through fear—and to stand beside the other heirs: four scorching-hot, arrogant young men who rule this school. I don’t want to use a power that feeds off people’s pain, but I have to master my shaky talents fast if I want to survive. The students here are even more vicious than the teachers. And my fellow royals are worst of all. No way will I bow to any villain, no matter how brutally alluring. They can turn on the charm or tear me down, but they can’t break me. I’ll use whatever darkness I find inside myself to take this place down. *Cruel Magic is a Kindle top 100 bestseller and the first in this university-age paranormal academy series. Expect magical villainy, a tough heroine who bends to no one’s will, a dollop of steam, and a slow-burn enemies-to-lovers romance.*
Carrie and the Broken Dragons: A Dark, Paranormal Reverse Harem (Filthy Elite Book 1) by Ava Mason
Amazon Description

Filthy, vicious, bitter, snob: words whispered in dark corners to describe The Elite. And now, they're All. Mine. Best friends since they were kids, the Elite always had each other's back. As the strongest, most loyal group of dragon shifters in the Queen’s Guard, they rule their world with a clenched fist. They work together seamlessly and ruthlessly enforce strict rules. No one screws with them. And they never let a woman get between them. ...Until me. ****Carrie and the Broken Dragons is a dark, paranormal romance with a HEA at the end of Carrie and the Dangerous Dragons. This book features one woman and three sexy & demanding, asshole dragon shifters.**** Buy now to dive into this paranormal romance world!
Smoke and Wishes: A Paranormal RH Academy Romance (War of Power Series 1: Best Wishes Series) by A.J. Macey
Amazon Description

What do you do when your whole life is a lie? Go to college... I just found out that I’m a supernatural, and now I’m somewhere that I never thought I’d be- attending Redwood Supernatural University. Before coming to RSU, I’d known the world was filled with more than humans.These beings from myth and legend have been whispered about all my life, but the supe world has kept to itself over the years, having had its fair share of issues since being exposed to humans. RSU is going to open all kinds of doors for me- into who and what I am. But not everything is picture perfect. With a guy who’s hell-bent on teaching me a lesson, ghosts from my past haunting my dreams, and a Bitch Crew that’s determined to get rid of me, my new life definitely has some hiccups. It’s not all bad though; I have my quirky roommate Sadie and six guys who seem intent on keeping me around. I got this...hopefully. Book 1 of the Best Wishes Series The Best Wishes Series is a seven-book WhyChoose/Reverse Harem saga featuring MMFMMMM meaning there is M/M content, and the female main character doesn't have to choose between her love interests. Please note: while the romance is medium burn, the world and magic building will follow a slower pace due to the series’ setting in the human world. This book contains references involving PTSD, sexual assault recollections, domestic violence, and other themes that some readers may find triggering.

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