Hello Lovlies! This new list is brought to you by a reader request. Should we call it Bully Light? Diet bully? Bully Lite? Reverse harems with only slightly cranky characters? Ha, either way, the following reads are going to be lite on the bullying for those of us who do not like being emotionally beat up with our characters. Or, for those of us who are feeling a little burnt out on bully, this may offer you a little something different.
To those of you who are new to bully romance, this post would make an excellent stepping stone. The best way I can describe bully romance is this:
Do you remember the boy who knocked your blocks over in kindergarten (Primary School)?
Well. He grew up and still behaves like that. And, it turns you on, even though you know he’s mean. And that he’s a dick. So you go ahead and knock his adult blocks over. Now he’s turned on. Annnd… Now you guys are having wild, angry, break shit sex. Ta-da!
All photos and blurbs are verbatim from their original source on Amazon from the author.
**** ALL 3 OF MELISSA’S LIGHT BULLY STANDALONE NOVELS****
Completed series: Reverse harem LIGHT bully romance
The Beverly Hills Prep Academy series: 3 standalone stories set at Beverly Hills Prep
where the pressure to excel in academics and sports is as high as the social pressure to be at the top.
The A-Team rule the academy with an iron fist: they’re the brightest and the strongest guys at school.
Ayla, Abilene and Aubrey attend their senior year at BHPA and each of them attracts the A-Team’s attention.
The Initiation: a cruel bet could destroy not just Ayla’s heart but also the ones of the three alphas who play a dangerous game of love, hate and deceit.
The Reputation: Abi learns how reputations can destroy lives and they don’t have to be true or deserved. Her crushes turn into her tormentors or … do they?
The Retribution: an eye for an eye. Is this what is going on? Did scorned Aubrey do something unthinkable? Or was she forced into a game she didn’t even know she was playing? The only thing at stake isn’t her heart and the ones of the guys who relentlessly pursue her. Futures and legacies are at stake in the final book of the series.
It also contains two exclusive bonus chapters.
“We’re here to assist with your transition to Featherstone Academy.”
Suddenly thrown into a world representing bloodlines I know nothing about, forcing my past I refuse to remember into the present, has my world turned upside down.
It doesn’t matter that I didn’t want to go to college, it doesn’t matter that I don’t want to be here.
I’ll follow the rules or risk my life. The organization that runs the criminal underworld is no joke.
Apparently I’m an Ace now, but few are happy about my arrival.
Secrets have me wanting to run for the hills.
Boys have curly hair, skull tattoos, big mouths and gentle caresses.
A diamond has me wanting to make the world a better place.
For a lone ranger, my small world just got bigger.
What are you willing to do to survive?
My Bloodline is the first book in the Featherstone Academy Series
Some readers may consider this a Dark read. With that in mind it is recommended for readers 17+
This is a full length Reverse Harem College romance novel, meaning the main character has more than one love interest. It also includes foul language and sexual scenes including M/M. All sexual scenes are consensual.
Her entire life, Harlow has been the cuckoo in another bird’s nest. With an unreliable junkie for a mother and an unknown father, her foster family, the kind, successful, and generous Bostons, are the brightest spot in her life.
But even with a foster family like Harlow’s, there are some things money can’t buy- like the ability to fit in with the shallow socialites who act like her lack of pedigree is contagious.
Now that she’s finished college and her veterinary degree, Harlow’s life was supposed to take off. She was supposed to get a job and create a life away from the petty drama of the wealthy elite.
But when her mother dies and a life-changing secret is revealed, Harlow finds herself flying across the country to face an uncertain future that Kai, Holden, Jaxon, Thomas, Jacinta, Declan, and Oliver are going to make sure she won’t accept.
Abandoned Girl is the first in a contemporary, enemies to lovers, reverse harem romance. Recommended as a light bully by others.
They say I’m troubled.
They tell me I’m damaged.
They ridicule me, point fingers at me, and send me away.
Tory’s School for the Troubled is supposed to be my redemption.
Instead, it’s my new hell.
In this school, I’m surrounded by the broken and the hurt. The liars and the psychopaths.
Everybody at the school is hiding behind a mask, including the professors.
They say monsters roam the halls of this academy at night, and I think…
I think they might be right.
Some people say revenge is a dish best served cold. I say it’s better hot.
My name is Elle Payne, and I never thought I’d be back at River High, but I am—and there are three boys calling my name. Christian Moore, Alec Perry, and Xander Hill. The Dick Squad. The three boys who made my life a living hell growing up.
They won’t see me coming. They might’ve forgotten about me, but I didn’t forget about them. My memories burn, and I want nothing more than to destroy them the same way they destroyed me.
Six years ago I did something I’m not proud of. Surrounded by bullying and my parents’ failing marriage, I tried to end it all, but I failed.
I am stronger now than I ever was before, and even if it’s the last thing I do, the Dick Squad will pay for what they did to me. This revenge will be the sweetest of all, because it’s one they’ll never see coming.
Breaking their hearts should be easy. Protecting mine might not be.
This is a bully reverse harem novel, containing some dark themes, including self-harm and suicide.
OSNADURTHA ACADEMY Part One.
When I was sixteen, my mother taught me an important lesson; nobody was going to save me.
I listened, learned, and fought my way through life by this advice.
Fairytales aren’t real. There is no prince charming in this world that is going to come end your misery.
It’s up to you what you do in your life is all that matters.
Or, so I thought.
What if the Prince Charming is really four men just as bad as me? What if my dark side calls to theirs?
Better yet, what if my dark side owns theirs? After all, it took me twenty-three years to meet my maker.
Follow Scarlet in her first book in this PRN LIGHT BULLY RH Academy book. This is a slow/medium burn series that has one badass FMC and four untrustworthy men.
18+ as it does contain foul language, steamy sex, and other adult scenes.
True immortality is possible… I know, because I can’t die.
My parents tried to break me. But no matter how awful they made my death, I always came back. The pain and suffering meaning nothing as long as I could keep my brother safe.
Until they came and took him from me.
The magical beings that stole my brother thought a bullet to my head would stop me, but soon they’ll learn that nothing will.
When I track my brother’s kidnappers to Savage Magic Academy, a school for powerful paranormal creatures, there’s only one way in: as a whipping girl. A person meant to beaten and broken by the bloodthirsty monsters of this academy.
But when the four alphas I’m given to crave my body more than my blood, things change. And when the answers to the questions I seek bring new allies and unexpected enemies, I’ll have to learn to trust the four possessive men. Carter, alpha to the shifters, Zach, alpha to the vampires, Aaron, alpha to the incubuses, and Eric, alpha to the necromancers.
Only, what if I’ve been wrong about everything? What if one bad choice could mean the end of everything… even my life?
SAVAGE MAGIC ACADEMY is a bully academy reverse harem romance. All the characters are over eighteen. There is swearing and sexual situations. This is a collection of all the episodes that make up the complete box set of this steamy series.
They tortured me all year at college.
Now I’m working the summer as their maid.
Eli, Jasper, Maddox and Nate. The Birchwood boys.
They’re the most popular group on campus: everyone’s dying to be in their orbit.
Everyone except me, that is. I’m dying to get away.
The Birchwood boys made my life a living hell. They cost me my dorm, my friends, my internship. This summer job was supposed to be an escape, a chance to finally breathe again.
But when I get there, he’s waiting. With a vicious smirk and one hell of a bet.
Eli makes me an offer I can’t refuse: forty thousand dollars if I can last the whole summer.
They’ve taken so much from me already. You know what?
I’m in a gambling mood.
*Lords of Summer is the first book in the Year of the Harem collection. This is a standalone reverse harem romance with bully themes, explicit language and high heat.*
Everything changed the night my dad died.
The night I met Saint, Galen, Caz, and Theo.
Those manipulative a-holes set out to ruin me after our hot night together, but they didn’t realize you can’t destroy something that’s already broken. And it only works if the victim cares.
Which I don’t.
Because I’ve been in hell for years, and nothing penetrates the steel walls I’ve erected.
Until The Sainthood decides I belong to them and cracks appear in my veneer. Their cruel games, harsh words, and rough touch awakens something inside me, and now, I’m in trouble.
They draw me deeper into their dangerous world, until I’m in the middle of all the violence and gang warfare, tangled up in all the secrets and lies, and there’s no turning back.
Because they own me.
And nothing has ever felt so right.
I’m exactly where I should be.
But with enemies on all sides, survival becomes a deadly game with no guarantees.
And, sometimes, saints become sinners.
Due to mature content, this book is recommended to readers aged eighteen and over. This is a full-length 95k-word dark romance #whychoose novel with enemies-to-lovers/bullying themes. Please read the note at the start of the book. Cannot be read as a standalone and ends with a cliffhanger. Book 1 of 3.
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!
*Complete Academy Bully Romance series*
Be careful what you wish for.
Attending the elite Knightswood Academy was always a dream I knew would never come true until it did…
The life I knew for seventeen years shattered the day a freak accident burned it all down, including my mother.
I expected a social worker to come take me away but my life is forever changed when a stranger steps in, claiming to be my legal guardian, one my mother appointed thirteen years ago.
Whisked away to a mansion and a world I could only conjure in my wildest imagination, I am enrolled in the school of my dreams, the elite academy which my mother attended.
Knightswood Academy is the last connection I have to my mother and the only reason I agree to stay in a stranger’s home. But before I can get too comfortable, I am shown the door out of the glittering world I’ve just stepped in.
The Kings of Knightswood Academy don’t want me there.
And they will make sure I understand just how badly and why…
For I am nothing but the charity case. Someone they can step on, trample over and force to leave because Knightswood Academy is reserved only for the elites.
But I’m a girl who grew up in the shadiest parts of town. I am prepared to stay and carve my place at the academy despite every single barb and stone thrown my way.
The only thing I never expected was to come face-to-face with the darkness the academy hides in its polished halls and the only people I can trust to get me out alive are my three tormentors.
Charity Case is the first book in a contemporary RH high school bully romance series.
Books in the completed Kings of Knightswood Academy duet:
1) Charity Case
2) Nerd Queen
Note: The Kings of Knightswood Academy is a RH series meant for mature readers who enjoy their academy bully romances with no restraint to language, violence and a few heated scenes.
“You’re in our world now, Princess. You’re ours.”
My whole life, I’ve been groomed as American royalty, raised to be the perfect daughter of the wealthy elite.
On my sixteenth birthday, my father bought me an Aston Martin.
And on my seventeenth birthday, the Feds took everything away.
With my father in prison for fraud and nothing left to our name, my mom and I are forced to move to a tiny house across town, and I transfer to Slateview Public.
The only problem is, nearly everyone at my new school has reason to despise my family name. They want to see a princess brought low, and they’ll do whatever it takes to make me fall.
Money was the language of my old world, but violence is the language of my new one. The only way I’ll survive until graduation is to make a deal with three gorgeous, dangerous devils—the ones everyone calls the Lost Boys.
If I accept their bargain, Bishop, Misael, and Kace will protect me.
But they’ll own me too.
This is the first book in the Slateview High series, a reverse harem bully romance. It contains steamy scenes and dark subject matter.
They think I’m half angel and half human. They think I have no magic. They think because I grew up in the human world I’m clueless about what to expect at Seraphim Academy.
I’m not half human, I’m half demon — and this little succubus has come to play.
My brother vanished from Seraphim Academy without a trace, and I’ll do whatever it takes to find him, including infiltrating the school myself.
Even if it means going up against my brother’s best friends, who know something about his disappearance and aren’t talking. They may be angel royalty, but if they think they can intimidate me into leaving the school, they’re wrong.
There’s also the problem of the delicious professor who knows my secret. He’s hiding something too, and I’m going to find out what it is.
But I’ll have to be careful, because if anyone finds out I’m part demon? I won’t just get kicked out of Seraphim Academy — I’ll be dead.
*Seraphim Academy is a college-age angel/demon romance with all characters 21+ and plenty of heat!*
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
When a stupid prank goes wrong, Amelie thinks she’ll be getting a slap on the wrist at best, community service at worst. The last thing she expects is her absentee mother to swan into the court room and whisk her off to an English reform school….for the next three years!
What’s the only thing worse than being shipped off to the other side of the world? Being sent there with her mother. However, when she’s introduced to the headmaster’s four sons, Amelie thinks she may just have found the perfect way to get herself sent home again.
Little does she know, greater forces are at work to keep her at Knox Academy for a reason. And as secrets and lies begin to be unravelled, Amelie has to decide if she wants to stay to uncover the truth, or run while she still has the chance.
F*ck You is a reverse harem novel with dark backstory themes and an 18+ warning. It forms Book 1 in the Knox Academy Trilogy.
I had their love once.
They saw me for the girl I am and the person I yearn to become one day—a woman who thrives in her freedom and dances away in her rightfully earned independence.
They saw all the strong, unafraid parts of me, and coaxed each one of them out, daring me to dream bigger, climb higher.
They never once saw the girl I had been groomed to see in the mirror.
The abandoned daughter of a dead man.
The unwanted child of a woman who despised her.
The broken body formed wrong and built on a shaky foundation, threatening to fall apart and shatter.
They made all the ugliness disappear and left only wonder and promise. The love we shared for each other was probably the only miracle I would be granted in this life, and I knew they felt the same.
Or so I thought.
Everything I held dear has been robbed from me, and I’ve been a victim of theft too many times to mention.
I will not have them steal my pride.
They can keep my heart, for all I care.
The day they became my stepbrothers, it stopped working anyway.
Heartless is the first book in The Privileged of Pembroke High series which ends in a cliffhanger.
This is a bully/enemy-to-lovers, #whychoose, new adult contemporary romance, full-length novel.
*Recommended 18+ due to mature language, adult situations, and sensitive content.
From the author of Kings of Miskatonic Prep, the Amazon top-20 bestselling bully romance series, comes this chilling new gothic paranormal romance.
Ivan, Titus, Dorien.
These Bad Boys of Baroque may play like angels,
but they’re determined to make my life hell.
When my mom got sick, my dreams of a career in music imploded. That is, until Madame Usher wafts into my life like a ghost from the past, offering me the chance to study at the exclusive Manderley Academy – a music school for the most gifted and wealthy.
It’s an offer I can’t refuse—free room and board at the gothic mansion where elite students immerse themselves in mastering their art. But there’s a catch, and it’s a big one.
I’m her slave.
I clean the rooms. I polish the piano keys. I serve her and the three pretentious a-hole guys who rule this school.
I must endure their bullying in silence. Even when they destroy my things, sabotage my performances, and try their best to drive me from Manderley.
Rich. Arrogant. Cruel.
They won’t have the poor little charity case ruining their fun.
They’ve heard me play.
They know I’m a serious contender for the prestigious Manderley Prize.
These broken muses aren’t used to losing, especially to the help.
But they’re not the only ones haunting me.
Something twisted and evil shrouds Manderley Academy. Maybe my bullies are the least of my problems. Maybe Dorien, Ivan, and Titus aren’t the ones behind the strange noises in the walls, the warnings scrawled on my mirror, and the gruesome murders on the school grounds.
Maybe…maybe Manderley’s ghosts are real.
A dark mystery unfolds around musician Faye de Winter in book one of this gripping college reverse harem bully romance by USA Today best-selling author Steffanie Holmes. Warning: Proceed with caution – this tale of three spoiled rich boys with unsettling secrets and the girl who refuses to put up with their shit contains dark themes, a creepy house, a smoldering second-chance romance, college angst, cruel bullies and swoon-worthy sex.
I watch from the shadows of trees against the cars lining the street. Invisible to the three I keep under my anger filled glare.
Dressed in black, I have the hood of my zip-up hoodie pulled over my head and drawn closed as I fade into the afternoon shadows to observe and plan my revenge. They probably wouldn’t recognize me if they did see me standing here. I’ve changed a lot over the past nine years and I’m no longer the slightly chubby kid who wore overalls or t-shirts and jeans everyday of the week until I was thirteen and everything changed. Everything. When my best friends became my worst enemies.
I watch as Seamus, Hayden, and Axel laugh and joke around in their front yard and toss a football back and forth between one another. We’re only a five minute walk from the college we all attend, a college I just transferred to mid semester of our senior year. They don’t know I’m here and that’s the way I want to keep it for a little bit longer. I patiently watch, waiting for them to leave for the football game so I can begin my plan.
I will get my revenge.
Barretta Dawn Bowers thought she had the three best friends in the whole world. There was nothing and no one that could come between them. Never in a million years did she think that they would be the reason for their friendship to be torn apart and her heart to break. Having moved to Florida with her aunt when her whole life had been turned upside down it isn’t until nine years of being gone and a family emergency calls her home does she return to Oklahoma.
Transferring to the local college and moving into an apartment close to campus with her best friend who tagged along for support, old memories and anger start rising to the surface when she soon finds herself face to face with her ex-friends turned enemies. To keep her mind off the troubles at home she begins to plot the revenge she promised herself so long ago.
This Contemporary college-age romance is a medium/fast burn RH and contains several themes that readers should be aware of: swearing (shocking, I know), flashbacks of bullying, present revenge, and sexual themes suitable for 18+
I’m the kid your parents warned you about…
Eighteen months in prison or doing time at Oceanside Academy.
Reform school has met its match in me, even if it is full of young offenders. Thieves, graffiti writers, drug runners and other petty criminals reside within the walls, and I’m just like them.
But what they didn’t tell me was that I’d be one of only a handful of girls in a hoard full of boys. It’ll take more than just street smarts to keep my wits about me.
Everyone here has a chip on their shoulders, and I’m no different. Mine’s one of the biggest, that’s why they call me Asia because I have one as large as a continent.
Rules or not, these bad boys are about to discover I’ve earned my label for reason…
I’m the biggest misfit of them all.
**Delinquent is book one of this new gritty, contemporary reverse harem reform school academy romance trilogy for 17+ readers and deals with adult themes and some subjects you may find upsetting. Contains foul language and sexual scenes. Ends on a cliffhanger**
Shh, I have a secret.
The sinfully gorgeous members of the Student Council—Church, Ranger, Spencer, Micah and Tobias—can’t ever find out.
I already get picked on because my father’s the headmaster.
I don’t need them to know I’m the only girl, too; I’d rather dress like a boy.
Adamson All-Boys Academy now has its only female student, but I’m not about to be their guinea pig.
Not when there’s a secret at this school nobody is talking about. Not when the last female student here ended up dead.
***420 pages in paperback
***THE SECRET GIRL is a 90,000 word lighthearted reverse harem/high school bully romance novel with a mystery/suspense twist. This is book one of three in the series. Contains foul language and sexual scenes; any sex featured is consensual.