Hello Lovlies! Oh man. This week we have a reader request that pique’s my interest! As if my tbr wasn’t long enough. Damn it, you had to pick my weakness. Assholes, Alpha’s, and Moody Broody males. These are your grumps, your sexy alpha’s, and your moody males. Not to be confused with the assholes that are mean just for the sake of raking the mcf over the proverbial coals from bully reads, or over the top meanies. Not that I dislike reading bully reads, I just wanted to clarify I’m not picking the mean mean ones. These are the guys you hate to love, and love reading the push and pull between them and the mcf. I had a really tough time choosing 20 books for this list. I was also asked to mix a few oldie but goodies in here since the reader was new to reverse harem. I hope you enjoy! As always, Happy Reading!
All blurbs are verbatim from Amazon, as well as the book covers.
Growing up in Emerald Lakes, population six hundred and eighty-two, had been safe and comfortable. Running my own magic shop and making a living off my green witchcraft, I have no complaints. Sure, there’s my ex, who never understood the word ‘no’, but there’s also the lovable and eccentric townspeople who feel more like one huge extended family, and let’s not forget my boy-crazed Gran who keeps us all on our toes.
…But something has apparently been missing, and the stars take it upon themselves to correct the problem, dropping four sexy men at my door. Well, not literally. They move into the apartment above my shop, so I’m their landlord. Drawn in by these mages who blew into town on a work assignment, a whole different kind of magic starts to grow between us, but my powers are doing things they shouldn’t, and there’s also a pesky prophecy to unravel.
Strange, unnatural things are brewing in Emerald Lakes, and I can’t ignore the sinking suspicion that something life-changing is headed my way.
Discovering a whole new world of magic, I can only hope I don’t lose myself in the madness.
This is a full-length romance novel. There is MM content. It ends on a cliffhanger and contains brief references to domestic violence and other themes that readers may find triggering.
One grim reaper. Three hellhounds who refuse to bow down to her. A monster hunting them in the shadows…
Ten years ago, I was judged worthy of life after death and returned to the mortal realm as a grim reaper. Scythe in hand, I guide souls to deliverance–and it’s time for a promotion.
My new territory is triple the size of any I’ve worked before. High death rates mean one busy reaper, and the only way to keep up is with a pack of hellhounds. Faithful. Strong. Merciless. Hellhound shifters are a reaper’s right hand in the field, shepherding and guarding souls until they can be reaped.
We get our pick of the litter from the best breeders in Hell, but for some reason, I’m drawn to the pack no one wants.
An alpha who refuses to yield.
A beta who doesn’t take me seriously.
A runt who flinches at every command.
I want them–even if they don’t want me.
Because the hunger in their eyes tells a different story. But the fact that they can’t decide whether to love me or hate me, fight me or screw me, is making our situation way too complicated.
Still, I refuse to give up. If this infuriatingly handsome trio can’t be trained, if we don’t pass the trials, they go back to a cage and a cruel demon master.
Yeah. Not happening.
Reapers and hellhounds are natural allies, and the sooner we secure our bond, the better, because as it turns out…
All our lives depend on it.
Reaper’s Pack is a standalone why-choose paranormal romance and is part of the ALL THE QUEEN’S MEN series. Each book in the series is a full-length standalone featuring layered heroes and a headstrong heroine who never has to settle for just one happily-ever-after. The books can be read in any order and are part of the same supernatural universe.
Hunting monsters is my job. Toying with them is just a bonus. Too bad it always ends with them dead.
When I find four men at my door wanting to kill me for crimes against innocents, my whole world is flipped on its head.
Four hot supes? Check.
Life taking an interesting turn? Duh.
Throw it all in a blender? Why not?
We’re all drawn together in one big whirlwind of a mess. Lies are revealed, truths discovered, and my life will never be the same.
This huntress is about to become the hunted, and these four strangers are my new lifeline.
Two hot angel/werewolf hybrids, one broody and one sweet. A wicked demon-born with a taste for darker play, and a fiery being that is quite the fun playmate.
Welcome to the Institute of Supernaturals.
NOTE – This is book 1 of a COMPLETE trilogy.
I should have left that reckless lordling dangling from the damn cliff…
With a corrupt magistrate breathing down my neck, a magical affinity to keep hidden, and my slightly illegal propensity for relic hunting, it’s all I can do to keep Aunt Grace and myself from destitution.
There’s no time left for anything else!
Not the far-too-cheerful mage, Lord Elimri Westin, who feels indebted to me for saving his life. Nor the prickly monster-hunter, Lynk, who seems to think his job includes protecting me. And certainly not Jaiel, the smug Fae prince who cares for nothing but himself.
No. I’m better off on my own.
But the magistrate won’t let up, and one short conversation with his wife makes my whole world crumble.
Now, my last chance at keeping Aunt Grace safe lies in locating a rare relic in the ruins near our estate.
It’s a long shot, and I’ll have to team up with those vexing men to do it…but what other choice do I have?
Meet the stubbornly independent Kaiya Maderoth and some of her infuriating men in this action packed first book of the Isle of the Forsaken series – a full length, slow-burn new adult RH fantasy romance.
If you love angsty forbidden romance, lost civilizations, fast-paced action, magical creatures, twisted magic, and gaslamp-style fantasy…then this is the series for you
Link to book – don’t hurt me, it’s just a couple of days until release. It comes out on July 29th, but when you know you know. *wink wink*
It’s been over thirty years since the bombs dropped that almost decimated the planet. The fallout changed not only the animals and the landscape, but the people too. Freaks they called them; outcasts of society and hunted for their powers. The Circus has the only people to openly flaunt them, offering a haven for the lost and the damned.
Rhea works for a powerful man in the male-dominated world and she is treated no better than a slave.
Until one day she saves a stranger and it changes her life forever.
Will Rhea find her place within the freaks, or will this be her final show?
You know what’s annoying? Having your first real date interrupted by a werewolf and a hellhound.
Now that the monsters have invaded my small town, my family and I have to ditch our secluded cabin in the woods, and move to The Protector Guild. I’ve always dreamed of one day joining The Guild—a secret establishment of protectors that studies captured demons and trains to kill them—but the reality of this new life is nothing like I thought it would be. I blame superhero movies for making the whole saving-the-world thing look easy and fun.
Hunting monsters and kicking ass, I can handle; but when I’m forced to train with a team of mysterious protectors full of secrets and a haunting past, things get complicated.
Icing on the cake? For some reason, the monsters I’m supposed to be hunting are hunting me instead. If I can’t figure out who to trust and fast, I’m screwed. I always hoped that my life would get more exciting once I left home for greener pastures, but this wasn’t exactly what I had in mind…
◆ ◆◆Academy of Protectors is the first book in a new series, so there will be a cliffhanger. Max’s story is a slow-burn why choose / poly / reverse harem urban fantasy series. Get ready for action, spice, and intrigue. ◆◆◆
Ana wakes up in the hospital 3 weeks after the night that changed her life forever. She must navigate her trauma, learn to trust her instincts, and learn that sometimes asking for help is a sign of strength. But she was thrust into a dangerous world without her knowledge or consent, and soon realizes that the true danger may be closer to her than she thinks.
Makeshift is part one of The Hollow series, ending in a mild cliffhanger. This is a reverse harem/why choose novel, which means the main character does not have to choose between the men (wolves). If polyamory ain’t your thing, feel free to move right along!
Trigger/adult content warning: violence, non-explicit references to sexual assault, talk about mental health issues including suicide attempts, explicit consensual sex scenes between the FMC and her harem, as well as M/M scenes between some of the men.
ARC reviews: “I’m in love. The dynamic between Ana and the men are everything. I love the small mysteries and you guess and GAH. I just love it and I am so ready for the next one! “
“So many feelings about this book, I’m not sure where to start. From the beginning you’re invested in the story of Ana and how she’s going to move forward, but then she finds Makeshift Mile and everything falls into place. OH, at the spicy scenes are FIRE. I definitely wasn’t ready for the book to be over. Already excited for the next in the series!!”
“What Ana had to experience and the mystery that surrounds that night will keep you intrigued. The men are to die for. This book is really good and cant wait for the next book, especially on how it ended.”
My name is Adeline and I’ve learned a hard lesson in my twenty-one years of life. Dreams are fragile things, easily broken.
I used to think I’d become a professional musician, and look how that turned out. Rejected by Julliard. Orphaned at nineteen. Now, my dreams extend as far as putting my little sister through college.
I shouldn’t be disappointed. Nothing truly great has ever come out of River Valley.
Nothing other than them.
When Bleeding Moonlight left this town ten years ago, they were a promising local band. Now, they’re gorgeous heavy metal legends. Talented, successful, fearless. Everything I’ll never be.
They’ve come back to town to bury their bandmate, and they’re staying until they record the last album he ever wrote. The kicker? They’ve asked me to be his temporary replacement.
Four weeks to earn the money I desperately need.
I’ll be fine as long as I don’t get tangled up in old dreams again.
As long as I don’t get tangled up in them.
Taut Strings is a 116,000 word rock star reverse harem novel. It is the first book in the River Valley Rebels series and can be read as a standalone. Suitable for ages 18+.
What do you do when the guy you’ve loved since you were fourteen is sent to the most dangerous prison in Solaria for saving your life?
Okay, so maybe he doesn’t love me back. And maybe getting sent down would seem insane to some, but I’m Rosalie Oscura, champion underground cage-fighter and alpha werewolf from the infamous Oscura Clan. My family wrote the book on criminal organisations and I’ll be ruling this place by the time the next moon rises.
Then I just need to get to work on busting us the hell out of here. ‘Us’ being me, the lion shifter I’ve loved for ten long years, and the most notorious criminal in here – a sinful incubus who’s been condemned to isolation for committing an unspeakable crime.
What’s the worst that could happen? I mean, short of being rejected by my mate, the black-hearted werewolf who rules over my sworn enemies, or getting myself noticed by the sinister vampire guard who has a dark vendetta against me. But how likely is that?
The trouble is, I need the help of those four alpha males to get out of here. And they happen to hate each other almost as much as they hate me.
But I always did love a challenge. And I never did learn when to back down.
So how hard could it be to make them accept me as their leader?
Caged Wolf was previously titled ‘Darkmore Penitentiary’ and is a dark, shifter RH with rejected mates, age gap romance, enemies to lovers, psychos, violence and steamy scenes recommended for readers aged 18+
It is set in the world of Solaria after the events of Zodiac Academy and Dark Fae and contains some character crossover but can be read as a standalone series without having read the other books.
They think capturing me will help them win the war.
But they just made the biggest mistake of their lives.
As a summer fae princess and chief enforcer for the Mage Police, it’s my job to stop shifters dead in their tracks—emphasis on the dead part. And if one criminal slips through my fingers while I bag another, well, that’s not a good enough reason to demote me—in my opinion.
Determined to prove myself to the mages, I go after the worst criminal out there: The Shadow. But when that mission gets blown all to hell, I find myself a captive of three shifter warlords.
Being their prisoner shows me all about the darker side of the war. But the thing is… I’m not afraid of the dark.
If you like Raven Kennedy, Ivy Asher, Tate James, A.K Koonce, or Laurell K. Hamilton then hold on! You’re in for a delicious read!
Read Fae Captive TODAY and experience the thrilling romance for yourself!
“Her characters are well developed, and her world is built flawlessly. One click this sucker, you wont regret it.” ~ Tate James, USA Today Bestselling Author
When Evelyn Maynard receives a scholarship to the exclusive Bradford Hills Institute, she’s determined to make a fresh start. The Institute is world renowned for educating and training Variants – the 18% of the population fortunate enough to have superhuman abilities. As a human, she’s lucky to be admitted.
She’s done with fake identities, running and lying but once again she finds herself surrounded by secrets.
Some she’s been keeping her whole life.
Some have been kept from her.
Some she finds herself dragged into…
Ethan, Josh, Tyler and Alec have some of the rarest Variant abilities Evelyn has ever seen. They fascinate, intrigue and attract her, but is it their abilities, their own secrets or something more that Evelyn can’t seem to stay away from? The secrets they keep could drag Evelyn so deep into their dangerous and exciting world that she’ll never be the same.
And the answers she finds could get them all killed.
** This is book 1 in the International Bestselling Evelyn Maynard Trilogy – a paranormal reverse harem romance.
“Kiss a stranger.”
Those three words started off a series of events I could have never predicted.
Fresh off graduation, I have my entire summer planned out: European vacation with my cousins, college courses, and picking up shifts at work.
But then my mom calls and drops the bomb: she’s getting married to the rumored head of the Irish mafia.
Even though I’ve been looking out for her for most of my life, we haven’t lived together in ten years. So when she invites me to stay with her for the summer, I don’t hesitate.
And I make a new summer plan: skip the vacation, take online courses, and dig up dirt on Mom’s new fiancé.
What I didn’t plan for was Wolf Fitzgerald–and his brothers. Dangerously good-looking with tattoos and bad attitudes.
And my new stepbrothers.
Hunted by dark spirits, she’s running out of options…
At first glance, she probably seemed like any woman in her prime – Full of life, fearless, and dances like everyone’s watching. Except no one is because she’s dead. Worse than dead, she’s invisible. No one can see, hear, or feel her and who can live dead like that? Oh, by the way, she also has no idea who she is, how she died, or who killed her.
As if that’s not bad enough, dark spirits are hunting her. Knowing she can’t fight them off forever, she’s running out of options and is determined to do whatever it takes to survive.
Enter Jack, with his killer smile and wicked sharp blades.
He can see her. Touch her. And kisses like a sinner with no interest in finding salvation.
When Jack offers her a chance of a lifetime, she’s all too eager to accept his help and follow him home. What she finds when they go through his front door defies everything she thought life was about. He isn’t just her savior. He’s something far more dangerous.
And he doesn’t live alone.
Can she trust her instincts and navigate through the fog of her past to find out what happened to her? If so, how does Jack play a role in her life… and death?
This is a Reverse Harem Novel with graphic language, sexual content, and violence. Don’t step into this world unless you want to play with the big boys. And yeah, they run in packs. All the Hell Hounds do.
Restless Spirit is Book 1 in the first trilogy of the Hell Hounds Harem series.
All great stories start with a death.
In this case, it’s my own.
Instead of the pearly white gates and yellow brick road leading me to Heaven, my soul is chosen to join Afterworld Academy – an exclusive boarding school to train selected souls on how to manage the Afterlife.
Ghosts, Demons, Reapers, and Angels.
Classes on how to fly. Studies on the proper way to select souls. Weaponry. Premonition. Oh, and field trips to Hell.
Sounds peachy, right?
When souls turn up dead, I must work with my four sexy-as-sin mentors to uncover the truth of my new reality.
Things are about to take a deadly turn.
Welcome to Afterworld Academy where the price of admission…is your life.
Dearly Departed is book one of a three book series by bestselling authors, Loxley Savage and Katie May. This is a reverse harem romance meaning that the main character won’t have to choose between her love interests. This is medium-burn and does contain strong language and sexual themes. Oh, and death. Lots and lots of death. Book one will end in a cliffhanger.
*Note from Authors
The main character does pass away from cancer (which is how she ends up in the Afterworld Academy). Please keep this in mind while reading, especially if that may be triggering to you. We would love for you to read our book, but we want you to take care of yourself.
From Purgatory To Damnation.
Some one-night stands are bad, and some are just epic moments of fail. Two pump chumps, three-inch champions, guys who still live in the basement of their Mom’s house; these are bad. Having sex with a slumming Archangel and ending up in Purgatory? Way, way worse.
After being rescued from Purgatory by an unlikely ally, Serendipity thought she could go back to living out her immortal years in relative obscurity. But then her stomach begins to swell, and she has to face the fact that she’d become impossibly pregnant. For the first time in her long life, she felt real fear.
When her allies smuggle her into the protection of Damnation MC, an Outlaw Motorcycle Club with more than a few secrets of their own, she can add unwanted attraction to her list of problems.
Judas, dark and mysterious, the President of the MC has no time for Sera or her problems.
Cain, his tattooed exterior hiding a damaged heart.
Solomon, a ladies man with a beautiful face and a blood-soaked past.
Goliath, crazed and brutal, who hates women and seemed to hate Serendipity in particular. Now Sera has to decide if she can trust them, or if the only person she can trust to save her child is herself.
SERENDIPITY is a spin-off of the Hell’s Redemption Trilogy but can be read stand-alone. This is Book 1 in the Damnation MC Duology. SERENDIPITY is a Reverse Harem romance, contains M/M scenes, some scenes that may make readers uncomfortable, enough profanity to make a nun blush and ends on a cliffhanger.
“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.
A cursed witch, four intriguing young men, and a shadow realm hidden within their academy.
After graduating high school, Willow Oliver watches her friends go away to college while she makes the ten-minute trip to Harper Academy, the school full of the ordinary. Even with the help of her uncle, staying close to home is crucial for her to continue to care for her mother’s declining mental state and constant talk about their family being cursed.
When Willow notices things her fellow students don’t, she starts to uncover mysteries about not only the school she now attends, but herself, and the four guys who seem to be drawn to her.
Can Willow handle the truth of her lineage and fight the many battles she’s soon to face in her first year at Harper Academy? Or will she succumb to the curse while risking the lives of the ones she can’t help but care for?
Hidden Magic is the first installment in a YA/NA paranormal academy reverse harem romance series full of magic, danger and tantalizing secrets.
NOW A COMPLETED 5-BOOK SERIES! Slow burn, steam increases with series.
WARNING: THIS BOOK CONTAINS A CLIFFHANGER
As with most beginnings, it started with death.
When I had nothing left to lose, I traveled to the hut in the woods; the one no one dared approach. The witch who lived there recognized the darkness in my soul and took me under her wing—to witness her reign of terror firsthand and eventually, to inherit her legacy as my own.
Now I’m the monster they fear; the one humans avoid at all costs. In this welcome isolation, I’ve attempted to forget my past and the future that was taken from me.
Until three men appear, somehow able to break through my protective wards and see me in my true form. While resistant to their intrusion, I recognize they may be the ones I’ve been waiting for—the ones I need to ascend to my full power.
Too bad I would rather grind their bones than invite them in.
But something is mysteriously devouring the forest, and I suspect the threat may be the same one I barely escaped many moons ago. If it is, he will find me a more worthy opponent than the last time we met.
I am the Yaga and I may be broken, but my edges are sharp.
The Yaga’s Riders is based on the folklore of Baba Yaga, with creative liberties taken.
Rise of the Witch is the first book in a steamy, paranormal romance saga featuring mysterious forces in magical woods, a legendary witch, and the three men destined to find her.
This series is meant for readers 18 and over.
Beware: Cliffys ahead!
Graphic sex, including kink and various edgeplay
Gore and violence
Reference to past sexual assault and pregnancy loss
General weirdness and medium-dark elements
Imagine walking up the aisle on your wedding day, with nothing but a sense of dread…
Soraya doesn’t have to imagine that scenario, she’s living it. Having caught her fiancé cheating on her minutes before the ceremony, she desperately prays for a way out. But she never expects to get her wish.
Thanks to a wacky best friend and a magical gift, Soraya finds herself transported to a different moment in time. There she becomes the unlikely tool to bring four lost and feuding souls back together.
But messing with time can be dangerous, with catastrophic results. Can they find a way to break the spells that bind them? Can love set them free? If it does, will they even want to leave? Or will they remain frozen in the moment forever?
Only time will tell…
Frozen in Time is a time travel RH novel featuring Gods and sexy Norsemen with a HEA. If you love Thor, God of being an Ahole, Loki, God of Pssing people off, broody sexy side kicks and sweetheart heroes, this is the book for you!
I saved his life.
Now he’s invaded mine.
Two years ago, a split-second decision changed everything. I risked my life for a man I didn’t even know and nearly died for it.
I’ve tried to forget him. To forget that whole night.
But he hasn’t forgotten me.
He’s been watching.
And when he crashes back into my life like a wrecking ball, accompanied by two dark shadows—men he calls his brothers—the life I’ve been trying to rebuild for myself shatters into a thousand sharp-edged pieces.
He believes our souls are bound by blood, and he’s come back to claim what’s his.
Two years ago, I saved Marcus Constantine’s life.
Now I wish I hadn’t.
This is the first book in the Ruthless Games series, a new adult reverse harem romance. It contains bully elements, sexual situations, violence, and dark subject matter. Please venture between these pages at your own discretion.
Sweet Obsession is part of a series and is NOT a standalone.