Reverse Harem Reads – Paige’s Picks Mar 31

I’m a few days late with this post, but I wanted to get it up rather than skip it or add the books to this Friday’s post.

I was on a little holiday last week and did an absolutely terrible job tracking my thoughts. I only read five books, so all in all, this is a quick little post today.

I don’t know what I will write about tomorrow; this may be a week when I randomly select a theme from our requests.

I hope your week is off to an excellent start! If you’ve read anything you have loved recently, leave me a comment! I’m always looking for something new. 🙂

Be well, and happy reading!

P.S. As always, all images and descriptions are from Amazon. As an amazon associate, I earn commission from qualifying purchases.

Amazon Description

Sadie Lancaster can’t catch a break.Her first heat is coming and the pressure is on to find an acceptable pack that will satisfy her wealthy socialite parents. Just as she vows to give her parents’ choice a real chance, she happens upon a letter from an aunt she has never met and embarks on a journey to the sleepy southern town of Knotty Pines to get answers. There, she stumbles into a pack that makes her question everything she thought she knew about her family, pack dynamics, and what it means to be an omega. Will she throw out her parents’ checklist for life and trust her heart? Is she brave enough to rely on a pack to catch her when she falls?

The Jackson Pack has sworn off omegas.
Hunter Jackson is done with bratty omegas and the trouble they cause. As prime alpha he’s sworn to protect his pack, especially from sassy, rich omegas looking for summer fun at their expense. What he doesn’t count on? Logan, Graham, and Elliot inviting Sadie into their town, their home, and their pack. But, Hunter knows the problem isn’t catching the eye of an omega, it’s keeping it.

A small town pack and a big city girl, worlds away from each other. Can they put everything on the line for love?
Slow Burn
Non-Shifter Omegaverse
Small Town Romance
MM content included

Paige's Perspective

Progress: Finished, I skipped around a bit

Prospect: Will probably try another book by this author

Positives: I like the growth of our FMC

Problems: One of the MMCs seemed to have a change of heart rather abruptly. Makes whiplash look easy.

Amazon Description

Scandalous (adjective)- causing general public outrage by a perceived offense against morality or law.
My life has been a series of disappointments. That is until one of my social media posts goes viral, setting me up to be an influencer.
I love what I do. Especially when they pop up on my radar.
Their fans call them the United Nations.
I call them sin incarnate.
Santiago Garcia, Ezra Morgan, Drake Kennedy, and Liam Bennett have been the stars of my fantasies since I first laid eyes on them.
The more I get to know each of them, the further I fall into the wonderfully chaotic world they have weaved for me.
The only problem is, I cannot choose only one of them. I want them all.
I never meant to cause a scandal, but you know what they say though the best-laid plans aren’t without obstacles.

Scandalous is a standalone why choose novel. That means our heroine will end up with four men who each love and care for her. Please also be sure to check our website for more information regarding triggers. This book features some spicier content that may be questionable for some. This book also contains MM elements.

Paige's Perspective

Progress: Finished

Prospect: Will read a book by this author again

Positives: I laughed out loud reading this

Problems: Why is there always one hold out? Could have used more character development and resolution. 

Amazon Description

I ran across the country to give myself a new start, a new life–I never thought it would end up like this.
One week I’m a janitor for the Urban Academy, a place rich in things that go bump in the night, including someone who I swear turned from a human to a beast right outside the window. The headmistress knows what I saw and her reaction was to give me a free ride to this college and make me sign a peculiar NDA.

Doesn’t matter. I’m getting a free education, room, and board, instead of working myself to the bone to afford a tiny apartment and some scraps of food.

The only thing left is to figure out what the hell they are teaching in class and catch up, plus, I have a crush on the guy who turned into the monster. And maybe one or two others…

That may be a problem.

Urban Academy Semester 2 is the second story in the brand new Urban Academy series by bestselling author Mazzy J. March. The first three books follow the story of Valentina’s new life in the city at The Academy where she learns that the world is much broader and more varied than she ever dreamed and sometimes a human girl’s fate may twine with that of another kind of being. Or three.

Paige's Perspective

Progress: Finished

Prospect: Will read the next to see how it goes

Positives: I can't remember, I think I liked the story idea.

Problems: I think it was really short, could have used more character development.

P.S.  Fade to black sexy times.

Amazon Description

Everything will work out.
But that’s hard to believe when I can barely afford a hot, tiny apartment that reeks of whiskey and has a floor vibrating with music from the bar downstairs most nights. Not to mention the loud laughter and occasional rattle of the walls from brawls that make me check my door lock and huddle under the quilt my late mother made for me. The pub is frequented by rough types as well as people from the local university where I work for a pittance.

Joe, short for Josephine, my landlady, has offered me a job downstairs, but so far I’ve held out. Unless something else comes up, I’m going to have to accept the offer, but I’m not sure I have the fortitude to deal with what I can barely tolerate at a distance.

When my folks died, my sister and brother-in-law took me in, but they had things to work out in their marriage and were offered the opportunity of a lifetime. Move to Fiji and work mostly from home while living right on the beach. Sounded like a cure for divorce to me.

When my sister looked at me with hope in her eyes, I did the only thing I could. Lie. I told them I had an opportunity of my own and needed to move across the country to pursue it. Convenient. Right?

One night, a growl louder than my empty tummy snaps my attention to the window outside the classroom I’m mopping I peek through the blinds to find a massive gray wolf with the bluest eyes staring right at me. A wolf in the heart of the city?

The wolf’s form shimmers, muscles and bones twisting and reshaping into a man with those same eyes, and, when I come to a while later, there’s no sign of the animal or its aftermath. Skipping dinner must have been a mistake.

So much for surviving on my own.

Urban Academy Semester 1 is the first story in the brand new Urban Academy series by bestselling author Mazzy J. March. The first three books follow the story of Valentina’s new life in the city at The Academy where she learns that the world is much broader and more varied than she ever dreamed and sometimes a human girl’s fate may twine with that of another kind of being. Or three.

Paige's Perspective

Progress: Finished

Prospect: Read book two

P.S. My thoughts on book two match my thoughts on this.  I like a lot of good character development and juicy plot.  I can't remember this too much now though to talk about it. 

Amazon Description

Who knew getting so cold could feel so good.
With her sisters in the hospital after a bad accident, Winter knows it’s up to her to continue their family tradition of building snowmen. That doesn’t mean she has to be happy about it… or sober. After falling face first into the snow, Winter is shocked to find herself surrounded by three living, breathing snowmen.

Winter feels drawn to these monsters and finds that giving into temptation has never been easier.

Paige's Perspective

Progress: Finished

Prospect: I may or may not try another book by this author

Positives: Really excellent story idea

Problems: Too short, not enough character development.  There were a ton of heavy topics, and this could easily have been a longer book to delve into everything going on.  

P.S. I didn't love the ending, but it's technically a HFN

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