Reverse Harems With A Second Chance Romance – Part 1

Hello all! This Tuesday’s blog post is another reader request. The reader asked for second chance romances. Since it wasn’t specified the following books are going to contain the second chance romance, but the characters may or may not start out still friends, enemies, frenemies, or even acquaintances since they haven’t seen the other(s) in years. The second chance romance could be with one person from the harem, or all of them. Per usual the blurbs are verbatim from Amazon along with the covers. As always, Happy Reading! – Quare Eligere

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A Black Falls High Novel (4 book series) by K.G. Reuss
A Black Falls High Novel (4 book series) by K.G. Reuss
Amazon Description

From Book 1:

He was my best friend before he was my enemy.

I’m a nobody at Black Falls High.

When the school’s mean queen forces me to my knees in front of the student body, everything changes.

Now, I’m back on my former best friend’s radar.

And this time, he has his new crew and “no” isn’t part of their vocabulary.

When a night out puts me in a compromising position, I’m at their mercy. If they don’t keep my secret, it could destroy more than my friendship.

They own me.

And my former best friend is making it his mission to ruin me.

But not if I ruin them first.

In Ruins is a dark romance with four hot-as-fire guys and one girl. Due to dark content, this book is recommended for eighteen and older.

All for One (The Reverse Harem Diaries Book 1) by Mia Moon
All for One (The Reverse Harem Diaries Book 1) by Mia Moon
Amazon Description

Can you get a second chance — with three men at once? We're all grown up, and we're finally in one place again. Rex, Shaun and Taylor. My three best friends from high school. Gorgeous, successful, sexy as hell. They all came back into my life when I needed them most. I can't believe I'm having these fantasies about all of them. About having all of them at once. Then one warm night, everything explodes. They're willing to indulge my fantasies... And give me a happy-ever-after. Together. Warning: This is a sweet-hot reverse harem romance with three hot alpha males who will do anything to protect their woman. It will make you sigh. And a few other things we can't print.
Anarchy Black by E.L. Rose
Amazon Description

They've stolen the hearts of millions of adoring fans, their faces are blasted across every magazine, their voices are played on the radio, and their faces are never far from the spotlight. I hear the adoring whispers and the desire in people as they dreamily talk about the sexiest men alive, the most unattainable me in the business. I used to be them until I wasn't. Everyone else would jump at the chance to claim these amazing males, but to me they are the boys who broke my heart and left a piece of themselves with me. The day I left is the day I told myself, never again... Five years later, and with some sick twist of fate, they come crashing back into my life. A secret I never thought I would have to reveal is exposed and the next thing I know, I'm being forced to finish their tour with them. Can I protect my heart this time
Bad Loki: Mythic Fated Mates Paranormal Romance (Rebel Gods Book 1) by Rosemary A Johns
Amazon Description

When the gods turn bad… …reapers come out to play. My name’s Autumn, and I was raised by a fanatical cult. I made a deal to be possessed by a god. I was tempted by forbidden whispers of eternal pleasure. Then a lethal but sexy-as-hell god broke me, stealing my magic. Loki, God of Mischief. Now, I’m the Infernal: a witch who reaps both gods and demons. I guard the Tree of Life in a forest, which is stalked by scorching-hot but dangerous monsters. When a curse binds my greatest enemy, Loki, to me as a mate by his shifter spirit, it’s my turn to break a god. I’m seduced, however, by his beautiful mayhem. Then he spins a wild tale, and it turns out that everything I’ve known could be a lie. Can I trust Loki and my other gorgeous rebel gods and demons? Hades — My brooding Hellhound God of the Underworld who’s a giant of muscles, midnight black hair, and shadows Ra — My Phoenix Sun God who’s tall, blond, and my loyal friend and lover Kit — My Kitsune Fox Spirit with powerful magic and mesmerizing eyes, which I could lose myself in forever Oni — My roguishly handsome Demon with a lady-killing smile who’s my first love and Soulmate They’re the enemy, royalty, friend, bonded, and second chance. They’re also my obsession...and secret protectors. When the gods are rebels, the demons are wicked, and the shifters are savage, it’s lucky that I love bad boys… From USA Today Bestselling Author Rosemary A. Johns comes your next paranormal addiction! Rebel Gods is packed with magic, mythology, and soulmate romance, where the men know how to share! Click and devour this sinfully sexy twist on the classic Loki, Hades, and Ra myths! COMPLETE SERIES.
Boys and Burlesque by Ripley Proserpina
Boys and Burlesque by Ripley Proserpina
Amazon Description

They were my whole world—four boys who morphed from best friends to lovers. They were my biggest fans, and my quiet strength.
Until they left me.
What I once gave freely became my weakness. Judged, shamed, alone, and with no one to count on, I found I’d do anything to survive. I never bared my soul, but my body was my ticket to success.
And fame.
Burlesque might not have been the type of dance I dreamed of, but it rocketed me to the top. My body was mine to own. If people wanted to see me, they had to pay for a ticket.
But all my carefully laid plans and rebuilt dreams crash when the spotlight lands on the boys who used to be mine.
Josh, Brant, Wes, and Landry are back, standing at the edge of the stage and holding the pieces of my heart.
They want forgiveness. A second chance.
But when I handed them my heart once, they shattered it. And I might not survive giving it to them again.

Thoughts from Paige

The sample on this is long.  I'm at chapter seven and it's 86% of the sample. It still feels like the prologue to the book.  I'm assuming our MC gets a wee bit more 'woman of the night'ish, but I can't tell yet.  So far the level of angst is high.  But, the book is definitely addressing the real-world societal demands of one partner per person, so that's something.  I think I'll keep reading, but so far it's not enough to derail me from finishing this post.

Breathe Me: Breathe Me Duet by C.R. Jane
Amazon Description

They say that true love only comes once in a lifetime. In my case, they were wrong. I gave my heart away three times. To the blue eyed sensitive soul, who read poetry when he thought no one was looking. To the green eyed jock, who made you laugh as hard as he made you cry. And to the dark eyed boy, whose dark heart only ever beat for me. They were my everything, until suddenly they weren’t. They asked me to choose, but they were asking the impossible. Now it's my turn to ask for more than what they are willing to give. I only have three months left, and I just want to spend it with them. Will they accept my offer, or will four hearts live the remaining days of their lives in regret of what could have been? The letters have been sent. All that remains is for me to wait. Wait to see if their hearts are still mine. Because for as long as mine beats, it will always belong to them.
Collide (Shades of Trouble Book 1) by Kitty Cox
Amazon Description

Destiny is what happens when dreams collide with reality.I've made a name for myself as a world famous lingerie model. I'm rich and powerful now. Not too bad for a girl from small town Texas. All I really wanted was to become so beautiful that Luke, my teenage crush, would fall at my feet. But thirteen years is a long time.Long enough for this little girl to grow up and glue back together the pieces that were chipped away as a child. Plenty of time for me to figure out that love isn't made of fairy tales and high school crushes who didn't even know I existed. Maybe it's even long enough for me to realize what's staring at me through my best friend's eyes - even as I try to say we're just business partners.Then Gran dies. Now I have to go back to that same small town that destroyed me.I keep telling myself I've got this - right up until Luke shows up in my life again. This time, he's noticed me, but he comes with a troubled daughter that reminds me a little too much of myself. Then there's the new guy I just hired. He's the best person for the job, even if he is my best friend's ex - and looking at my crush a little too hard.I'm supposed to be taking over Gran's business, but the rumors are flying. This town hates me. My neighbor wants to see me fail, my love life is out of control, and Luke's daughter? It looks like she's going to be the only one who ends up hurt unless something changes. What good is success if I can't use it to help anyone else?I came home to save something. I just had no idea it was more than just a house.TRIGGERS MAY INCLUDE: Mentions of cancer, violence, criminal history, eating disorders, bullying, self harm, and discussions of child sexual assault and trauma. This is a love story, but broken people deserve love too - and an ally on their side.Collide is a 155,000 word novel with an ending that will leave you needing more. The main female character will have multiple, often complicated, relationships with different men. The Shades of Trouble series includes M/M and M/F romance. For the purposes of the story, some medical and professional ethics may be bent or even broken. Graphic language and situations that are suitable for a mature audience are included.
Diver's Heart by K.A  Knight
Diver’s Heart by K.A Knight
Amazon Description

The first time I met Tyler Lucas, I was seventeen. All it took was one summer to fall in love with him...but I fell hard, too hard, and not just for him... A series of bad choices and actions causes me to leave him and our family behind. I have to find myself once again, and to do that I must dive deep. At twenty-four, I'm a world-class diver and explorer, one of the best. But when my newest job collides with my past, will we be able to work together, especially with the stakes so high? Down below, things can easily go wrong, and when they do, we only have two options—work together to survive, or fall apart and die. Down we go, right into the abyss.
Eight Seconds To Fly: A Standalone Cowboy Romance by Grace McGinty
Amazon Description

Tessa May Everett had grown up loving four things in life; bull riding, her father and her best frenemies, Branch and Beau. But in less than eight seconds, she’d lost all four things and the single most important person in her life. Four years later, Tessa May is back and ready to reclaim her dreams. She was going to be the first woman to compete on the professional bull riding circuit, and nothing was going to stop her. Not the Boys Club that already held her to a different standard. Not the other riders who looked at her with barely veiled contempt. And certainly not the reappearance of her former crushes and now rivals. With her best friend Frankie at her side, Tessa May was going to do what she’d dreamed of since she was a little girl; ride rank bulls in front of cheering crowds. And if she happened to ride a few cowboys on the way? Even better. *Warning* This book may contain strong themes that some readers find disturbing or confronting and reader discretion is advised. This is a reverse harem romance, with swearing and a considerable amount of steam.
Freestyle: A Reverse Harem, Enemies to Lovers Romance (Academy of Stardom Book 1) by Bea Paige
Freestyle: A Reverse Harem, Enemies to Lovers Romance (Academy of Stardom Book 1) by Bea Paige
Amazon Description

From the gutter to the stars...

Dance is in my blood.
It’s what keeps me sane, out of trouble. It used to keep them out of trouble too.
A group of boys I grew up with.
Xeno, York, Zayn and Dax.
We were a crew once and we ruled the clubs.
Separate we were insanely good, together we were unbeatable. F*&ing on fire.
I was their girl and they were my Breakers.
Until they did something they promised they never would; break my heart.
We were seventeen when they left me.
You see, for kids like us, dance was all we had.
Growing up in a rundown housing estate in London with no prospects can make you view the world differently.
It can make you choose the wrong path.
I chose dance, and they chose crime.
Three years later I’ve won a scholarship to Stardom Academy. I try to forget my past.
But how can I do that when the four boys who hurt me are back?
And this time they’re following in my footsteps and joining the academy too.

**Freestyle is book one of this new gritty, contemporary reverse harem academy romance for 17+ readers and deals with adult themes and some subjects you may find upsetting. If you love dance, your men on the criminal side, alpha hot holes and the friends-to-enemies-to-lovers trope, this is for you. Contains foul language and sexual scenes and ends on a cliffhanger.**

Thoughts from Paige

The prologue was a bit ominous...but the first chapter gave me Step it Up vibes.  The series has been featured on our RH Best Sellers list posts for quite a few weeks, and I can see why from the sample.  Well written, and the plot sucks you in.

Her Dirty Bartenders: A Second Chance Contemporary Reverse Harem Romance (Men at Work Book 5) by Mika Lane
Amazon Description

The Tableau Club’s famous bartending trio is slick, steamy, and can deliver the sort of cock… tail most women only dream of. They’ll give it to you… shaken or stirred. Fill you up with… a double. And always with plenty of… rocks. When I went to work for these mixology superstars, I was only there for some quick cash. Get in, make bank, pay my debts, and get out. I just never thought my job there would be so… sticky. And that leaving could be so… hard… to swallow. #5 in the Men at Work Collection This hot, over-the-top second chance romance includes sexy working men with a penchant for pursuing and protecting the women who give them a run for their money. If you love outrageously naughty stories as a way to indulge your not-so-secret bad girl side, this is for you. The Men at Work Collection are standalone novels and can be read in any order: 1. Her Dirty Rockers 2. Her Dirty Teachers 3. Her Dirty Doctors 4. Her Dirty Bodyguards 5. Her Dirty Bartenders 6. Her Dirty Ranchers 7. Her Dirty Mafia 8. Her Dirty Mountain Men 9. Her Dirty Soldiers 10. Her Dirty Builders 11. Her Dirty CEOs 12. Her Dirty Jocks 13. Her Dirty Archeologists 14. Her Dirty Mechanics 15. Her Dirty Detectives
Her Secret: A Reverse Harem Second Chance Romance (Bad Influence Book 1) by Ivy Fox
Her Secret: A Reverse Harem Second Chance Romance (Bad Influence Book 1) by Ivy Fox
Amazon Description

“Our love is so much more than a mere catastrophic occurrence.”

My name is Freya Wilson.
I am not your typical girl next door.
I’m far from it.

As my mother likes to point out since I graduated high school, I should be planning my life instead of wallowing around the house, in my pajamas all day. Girls my age are either preparing for college or taking advantage of the warm summer days that California provides in spades. She doesn’t understand why I prefer to be stuck in my room, watching the world pass by.

But there is a reason to my melancholy that she will never know.
I’m in mourning. I morn a love I can never have. A love that if anyone were to learn about its existence, I would be judged and ridiculed. Branded with names too ugly to mention. Years ago, I had made the ultimate sacrifice so no one would discover my secret.

However, now my secret is being put to the test. I will need to overcome one last obstacle.

When fate brings me to live under the same roof temptation lies, I fear I might not be strong enough to hide my feelings. The moment I set foot inside it, my life takes an unexpected turn and the vision I once had of eternal solitude, seems out of reach. The chains I have weaved around me are no match for the allurement the house next door provides.

There is no running away from love, and I was a fool to think otherwise.

This love story involves five alpha knights that will do anything to get their princess back. If you believe that love conquers all, and adore all things Reverse Harem than this book is for you.

*Bad Influence is a Contemporary Reverse Harem Romance series. Each book is a standalone novel, with all new characters and brand new love stories.
*Recommended 18+ due to mature language and situations.

Thoughts from Paige

Some reviewers have commented on the level of Angst in this book being more teen than adult. This is book one in a series of standalone, meaning you can read this and have a HEA.  However if you like it there are other books available in the series.

Lone Wolf: A Rejected Mates Wolf Shifter Romance (Reach for the Moon Book 1) by Sam Hall
Lone Wolf: A Rejected Mates Wolf Shifter Romance (Reach for the Moon Book 1) by Sam Hall
Amazon Description

One man, one woman, that’s how wolf shifter’s find their mates and mine is supposed to be the next alpha of our town. But when I kiss Mason on my eighteenth birthday, he rejects me politely, but firmly. So I leave town, not giving a damn about the succession, determined to make it as a lone wolf. And I do. I’m strong, capable, able to take down almost any wolf shifter I go against, when I get the call. Dad’s in hospital and I need to come back, to care for him and determine his successor before outright war breaks out. So why do I feel like a little girl all over again? I’m right back where I started, being expected to find my true mate, but what if instead of one, there’s several? I know I need to choose, and my heart has: all of them.
Lost & Found: A Reverse Harem Standalone by Serena Lindahl
Amazon Description

It's a heart wrenching story which I just couldn't stop reading. - Amazon Reviewer Serena Lindahl is fantastic at turning out heart breaking books with sweet and fulfilling endings and this one is no different. - Amazon Reviewer As kids, they were inseparable. When tragedy struck and circumstances pulled them apart, Senya lost everyone who ever cared about her. A group project brings the four guys and Senya together one last time, but it's clear they're not kids anymore...and it changes everything. Can she forgive them? When tragedy strikes again, will it ruin everything? This is a full-length, standalone, non-bully, young adult / new adult, whychoose contemporary story about love lost and found. Mature language, subject matter, and scenes. Trigger warning - one scene involving domestic violence, talks about past abuse.
Love Bitters (AntiLove Bookclub) by Brandy Slaven
Love Bitters (AntiLove Bookclub) by Brandy Slaven
Amazon Description

If there’s one thing Imogene loves more than falling for five strangers on an accidental shared vacation, it’s definitely not having to let them go as reality slaps her in place. With another life growing inside her body, it’s time for her to finally make the changes she’s desperately been avoiding since her sister’s death. Landing a job and an apartment is easy. Learning how to live alone and deal is the hard part. Thankfully with the help of some like-minded women and their appropriately named bookclub, Imma might just make it through the next nine months and maybe even more. Will she be able to stand on her own two feet when the past comes calling and decisions catch up to her? Find out in this first installment of the AntiLove Bookclub. All eight AntiLove book club novels can be read as standalones. This installment is a WhyChoose, second chance romance with unplanned pregnancy and M/M.
Nephilim the Awakening (Wrath of the Fallen Book 1) by Elizabeth Blackthorne
Amazon Description

*Now a complete series* Two angels, a wolf shifter, a vampire and a demon walk into a bar… Sounded like a bad joke to me too, but no, these are the sinfully hot guardians I have watching my back as I try to track down my missing mother. Turns out she was a witch, and a guardian as well, helping to maintain the balance between Heaven and Hell on earth and protect humanity from their inhabitants. The punchline? Apparently I’m not human either, but no one seems to be able to tell me what I am. Certain possibilities mean my soul could be condemned to eternal torment just for existing, and when the lines between good and evil start blurring, how will I know who I can trust? If you like strong female characters, sexy supernaturals, and dark, steamy romance where the heroine never has to choose between love interests, you’ll love this series that combines all of these into a fast-paced thriller that will leave your head spinning and your heart racing!
Returning to Everton (Everton Ever After Book 1) by Scarlett Philips
Returning to Everton (Everton Ever After Book 1) by Scarlett Philips
Amazon Description

Ten years ago, I left the men I loved for another man.

My husband took everything from me. My home, my family, my friends, my magic. The one thing he gave me was my sweet little girl.

Now that he’s gone, I’m finally ready to start over. It’s time to move back home and teach my daughter it’s okay to have magic. I only hope I can undo the damage he’s done.

But going home means I have to face the men I left behind. Am I ready to see them again?

Will they be able to forgive me for the way I left? Or will returning to Everton be just another mistake?

Returning to Everton is the first book in a completed duet. This book ends in a cliffhanger, but the next book is already available. Buy this steamy romance where the FMC doesn't have to choose between the men she loves.

Thoughts from Paige

I remember reading this one, I think I liked it... There may have been some bits I skipped, but I remember liking the story and I believe I read the next book as well.

Scorned Princess (Crooked Paradise Book 1) by Eva Chance
Scorned Princess (Crooked Paradise Book 1) by Eva Chance
Amazon Description

Hell hath no fury... I thought I was trading one evil for a lesser one. Marry a man I might eventually love, forge an alliance between his gang and my father's, and get out from under Dad's sadistic thumb. Turns out my fiancé has other plans. Like slaughtering me and my entire family the night before the wedding. I make it out alive, left with nothing but a thirst for vengeance. But if I want to crush the prick who betrayed me, I have to turn to the biggest pricks of them all. Hot, cocky, and dangerous, Wylder Noble and his men rule Paradise Bend. Their help doesn't come cheap. I've got to prove I'm strong enough to deserve it. Whatever they throw at me, I can take it. No taunting words or scorching looks will break the wall around my heart. They think I'm made of glass? I'm a girl of shards that can cut you to the bone. Before this is over, someone's going to bleed. And this time, it won't be me. *Scorned Princess is the first in a new gritty contemporary romance series from bestselling author Eva Chase (writing as Eva Chance) and Harlow King. No major triggers, but be prepared for domineering men who make their own rules, a rebellious heroine who's not afraid to get her hands dirty, and an enemies-to-lovers romance where the girl gets all the guys. It's going to be a wild, bloody ride!*
Summer With The Wilds: A Reverse Harem Contemporary Novel by S.A. Mackenzie
Amazon Description

The Wild brothers were unlike anyone I had ever known. When they moved in across the street from me I was intrigued by them, the moment I met them I was infatuated. They became my best friends almost right away. We were inseparable until the day they deserted me. I fell in love with all five of them. I don’t blame them for walking away from the love sick girl that followed them around. Four years of pining over them from afar then four years of trying to forget that I ever loved them. College was my escape from the heartbreak. Now I’m back for the summer and everywhere I turn one of the Wild brothers is there. They’re breaking down my walls with their flirty smiles and gorgeous bodies. My heart seems to forget that we are trying to stop being in love with them. Spending the summer with the Wild boys sounds like a dream. I should walk away but what girl can deny her attraction to five beautiful cowboys dead set on winning her heart? Summer With The Wilds is a full length standalone novel. This is a reverse harem, why choose romance where the girl ends up with all of them in the end. Warning: 18+ for coarse language and sexual scenes.

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