Save the Best for Last (Friends to Lovers Reverse Harem)

Hello, hello!

Yea, I’m barely scraping by with posting on the normal day. Busy times, my friends, busy times.

This song has been playing through my mind since I started creating the post. I love Vanessa Williams.

Anyway…the requested theme this week is friends-to-lovers. I’m super stoked; I’ve added a lot of books to my TBR pile.

I hope you can all find a new read, and you’ll have an excellent time over the weekend!

Be well, and happy reading!

P.S. One of our fellow readers needs our help! Please see the below except from a note sent to me.  The reader believes the below is most likely a paranormal.  Does anyone know? Please leave a comment below! 

It is a reverse harem, with at least 5 men and 1 woman. The woman had a masculine name I believe. Some of her men were Elias or Elliot, Jason or Jacob, and Ned, although I know there were more. Elias was her student mentor. I remember that he was worried that the group would get into trouble if he were to join them, so he didn’t for quite awhile. I know there were 2-3 books in the series. It was a fast burn, had mm, and there were multiple instances of group sex. They lived in a dorm and a couple of her guys were training to be guards. They moved into an apartment for the summer and then some moved back into the dorm when school resumed. Something happened to her at one point and Ned gave her the silent treatment until she spoke with him and acknowledged that she should have been more careful and let them know where she would be. I remember that she had no family around. If anyone can help me narrow it down, I would appreciate it. I do know it was on Kindle Unlimited. So, university reverse harem, large harem, mm sex, fast burn.

A Little Tempted: Friends To Lovers Reverse Harem Romance (Small Town Lovers Book 4) by Pepper Swan
A Little Tempted: Friends To Lovers Reverse Harem Romance (Small Town Lovers Book 4) by Pepper Swan
Amazon Description

We’ve been besties ever since we were kids.
The guys made a pact to keep it that way…
Until I broke that pact with a hot kiss.

Jake, Rob, Dex and I have been best friends since first grade.
We’ve grown up wild and free here in Cricket, California.
We’ve done everything together…
Everything, except…
I couldn’t help it.
I was there.
He was there.
The warm water bubbled all around us…
We kissed.
The hot tub ignited our pent-up desire.

That was only the beginning.

I never knew about their pact
Or how breaking it would affect them.
Did I end their bond?
Destroy their friendship?
Could we ever be besties again?
Or should we move onto something else entirely?

A long weekend stranded in a cabin might be exactly what we need to regain our best-friend status.

Or not.

A Little Tempted is a sizzling, small-town reverse harem romance. It’s rich with sexy single and multiple partner scenes all done with a touch of humor that just might melt your Kindle. It can be read as a stand-alone or as part of the series. As with all my books, a HEA is always guaranteed… Thanks for reading!

Thoughts from Paige

Although this is listed as book 6, it sounds like it is a standalone in a connected universe, meaning the first books are not required to read it.

Aerial: A Reverse Harem, Friends to Lovers Romance (Flying High Duet Book 1) by Manuela Rouget
Aerial: A Reverse Harem, Friends to Lovers Romance (Flying High Duet Book 1) by Manuela Rouget
Amazon Description

My name is Fauve, I’m twenty-two years old, and two months ago, I was a normal French college student. Now? I was just accepted into the prestigious National Institute of Circus Arts of Montréal and moved to the other side of the Atlantic to attend their 10-month Intensive Program. The catch? Every term, the lowest ranking half of the class has to go home, and the best student wins a job at the legendary Cirque des Etoiles at the end of the year, guaranteeing a long, prosperous career as a performer. Will I be good enough to stay in the program until the end? Will the open relationship with my boyfriend help us overcome the distance? Will the connection with my flatmates be the end of it all or is it just the beginning? One thing is certain: the show must go on, and failure is not an option. Aerial is a steamy, fast-burn Reverse Harem Romance Novel intended for audiences 18+ only. It ends with an HFN and no cliffhanger. The story is focused on the female main character but a polyamorous relationship builds in the first book and is fully developed in the second one. By the beginning of book two, all her men have relationships with each other.
Emerald Rising: A Prequel (Her Dark Quartet) by: Bailey Grayson
Emerald Rising: A Prequel (Her Dark Quartet) by Bailey Grayson
Amazon Description

I got what every girl wants on her twenty-first birthday... A How-To Guide to performing your own summoning.

There were no traditional engraved wine glasses or sentimental gifts for me. I did get a piece of jewellery that might have been my mothers but since I was dumped on the steps of a convent as a baby, I had no idea if that were true.

So, what's a girl to when all she has is questions about where she comes from, who she is and why she was abandoned? Obviously, she performs the summoning and prays that she doesn't end up like the girl in a horror movie with the Quija board. Dead as a doornail or Satan's unwilling bride.

But I got a Hell of a lot more than I bargained for...

This is a kickass paranormal fantasy with a why choose romance. Demons and angels are found in this book and it is perfect for those who like fated mates, forbidden romance, enemies to lovers or friends to lovers. Recommended for 18+ due to steamy scenes and characters who like to swear from time to time.

Faking with Benefits : A Friends to Lovers Reverse Harem Romance by Lily Gold
Faking with Benefits : A Friends to Lovers Reverse Harem Romance by Lily Gold
Amazon Description

WANTED: Three fake boyfriends. Must be tall, ripped — and willing to teach me how to kiss.

My name is Layla Thompson, and I am undateable.
Seriously. I’m twenty-eight and I’ve never had a boyfriend. And with my thirties rapidly approaching, I’m starting to lose patience.

Lucky for me, I have three overprotective best friends who are all-too-eager to help hone my dating skills.
There’s Zack, the huge rugby player with the cheeky grin and rippling biceps.
Josh, the boy-next-door with the sculpted jaw and calculating stare.
And Luke, the silver-haired divorcee… who also happens to be my old professor.

After a bad date leaves me crying on their shoulders, the three men are determined to help me find a guy. Together, they agree to be my ‘practice boyfriends’, and come up with a lesson plan packed with fake dates, make out sessions, and classes on flirty texting. In return, I just have to make an appearance on their relationship advice podcast once a week. Easy.

But as my lessons become more and more intense, we soon find ourselves getting in too deep. Every butterfly-inducing touch lingers a little too long, and every molten kiss ends in fireworks. It’s not long before I realise that their friendship isn’t enough for me anymore. I want more.

The guys have been teaching me how to get a boyfriend, and now it’s time I put their lessons to the test.

Three times over.

Faking With Benefits is a sizzling fake dating romance featuring multiple love interests, tons of molten fake relationship heat, and a whole lot of heart. No cheating, and an ultra-sweet HEA guaranteed!

Thoughts from Paige

I have read and enjoyed every book by this author to date.  Definitely recommend!

Hidden Goddess: Maya Strom Series – Book One by A.B. Marie
Amazon Description

My name is Maya Strom, and I am an abomination to all witches, or so I've been told. All my life I've been hiding the truth of my magic - from 'friends' and the administrators at my school. After the council tried to take me from my family, and subsequently killing my parents a few years ago, I've been trying to find a way to live a better life.

I get sent to a different country and find out there's way more to my life and my magic than I bargained for.

Buckle up, bitches, this is going to be one shit-tastic ride.

Hidden Goddess is a 57k word novel and is the first book in a completed trilogy. The Maya Strom series is a reverse harem, meaning the main character has more than three love interests and doesn't have to choose. Why choose, anyway?

This book is intended for readers over the age of 18. There may be triggers for sensitive readers, including, strong language, mature adult content, and murder.

Also included in the series: steamy scenes, hot men, and magic. Witches, warlocks, gods and goddesses.

Best friends to lovers, a professor or two, a taboo relationship, a prophesy, pregnancy, and maybe some stabbing.



Book 1 - Hidden Goddess
Book 2 - Unlock and Bind
Book 3 - The Moon Prophesy

Performed: A Friends to Lovers Reverse Harem Romance by Suki Williams
Performed: A Friends to Lovers Reverse Harem Romance by Suki Williams
Amazon Description

What if one night changed everything? Four best friends, unexpected revelations, and uncertainty. Would they figure out how to make it work or lose it all? Perform at this bachelor party, they said. No one you know will be there, they said... Parties typically aren’t a big deal, dance, flirt, then go home at the end of the night. My name’s Hollis Moore, burlesque dancer and a whole lot of woman that doesn’t have time for people who look down on the job I love. Thank goodness for my three besties who let me vent at girls’ night. That is until one bachelor party has an… interesting twist. Perform for my childhood best friends. What could it hurt? I’ve had crushes on them for years, and everyone knows a night of dancing and booze doesn’t equal love. After an unforgettable night, Grant, Beckett, and Carter all try to convince me to rewrite that equation.. Against all odds, I’m somehow starting to believe them. How will my bestie feel about me hooking up with her brother, and will my own brothers ever accept me falling for three guys? Book 3 of the Besties & Booze shared universe The Besties & Booze Series is a WhyChoose/Reverse Harem shared universe meaning the female main character in the story doesn't have to choose between her love interests. There is also MM in this book. Each book ends in a HEA and can be read separately, but it is recommended to read in order.
Pretty Secrets: A Dark College Romance (Pretty Little Dead Girl Book 1) by E. M. Moore
Pretty Secrets: A Dark College Romance (Pretty Little Dead Girl Book 1) by E. M. Moore
Amazon Description

Pledging the most powerful secret society in the world was always going to be difficult. Their Trials are legendary. Dangerous. Testing candidates in ways no one imagines.

But what I don’t count on is being grouped together with three men who might hinder my real purpose.

The tatted, reckless “black sheep” would rather ruin me than build me up.

The royal bad boy’s stalker-like obsession knows no bounds.

Then there’s my gorgeous Economics professor who’s perfect on the outside but rotten in the middle.

Who would’ve thought the biggest test of all was going to be staying away from them?

I can’t trust them with my secret though. They’re part of the same social elite that I despise. They’re tethered to the organization I plan to destroy.

However, my body and my brain aren’t always on the same page.

If they strip me down to uncover my truths, I’ll be the next tragic headline.

No one crosses the Knights and lives.


PRETTY SECRETS is the first book in a dark college romance series with a secret society, rich, powerful men, and a strong heroine on a desperate mission.

Reaper Unexpected (Deadside Reapers Book 1) by Debbie Cassidy
Amazon Description

Your dead are our business.

Got a loved one who’s passed? Want to ask your dead aunt where she hid that elusive will? Head over to Necro city and look no further than Soul Savers Inc.

One day the world was normal, and the next, it was filled with ghosts. And then the reapers came. Blood-sucking hot dudes with wings and wicked scythes. They took control, and now we have a system.

Now we have Necro city, the hub of all things untethered.

As a soul relocation agent, it’s my job to rehouse the dead until the reapers come to collect, but with so few of those dudes about, the wait isn’t pretty. Thank goodness for decent coffee, frosted donuts, and a pending promotion.

Things are looking good until they’re not.

One bar fight and a dead reaper later, I’m left holding the scythe.

Not just any scythe, but a scythe belonging to one of Lilith’s four favored sons—the most powerful reapers in the world.

For some reason, it’s chosen me.

Now, three very large, very pissed off reapers are on my case.

It looks like that promotion is going to have to wait.

A kickass Urban fantasy Romance with multiple love interests. Vampires, ghosts, angels, and demons. Perfect for readers who enjoy forbidden romance, enemies to lovers, or friends to lovers.

Saving Eira (The Fae Queens Book 1) Laura Greenwood
Saving Eira (The Fae Queens Book 1) Laura Greenwood
Amazon Description

The Fae Queen Of Summer is determined to steal Winter's power, and there's only one person standing in her way. 

Eira's always known that as a descendant of Jack Frost, she's responsible for making sure the frosts arrive on time each year. But when a strange man arrives at her window telling her there's something wrong with her magic, she doesn't know what to do. 

Thrown into the unknown world of the Fae Courts, while fighting for her budding relationships, it'll take everything Eira has to regain control of the frosts and bring winter into being. 

Saving Eira is book one in The Fae Queen Of Winter Trilogy. It has a medium heat reverse harem romance and is set in the Paranormal Council Universe. 

Thoughts from Paige

This isn't on KU, at least in the US. However, I did buy it, so I'll come back and update once I get a better feel for it.  I loved the sample, though!

The Pact: Rebels of Ridgecrest High by Belle Harper
The Pact: Rebels of Ridgecrest High by Belle Harper
Amazon Description

When we were ten we made a pact. 
When we were twelve she moved away.

Now she’s sixteen and returned home.


We made the pact when we were ten.

It would be the end of our friendships, we said. 

We all agreed. Mila was off limits. 

I broke the pact when I was twelve… 

I wont break it again.


Mila was my best friend, my neighbor and first crush.

But she wasn't just mine. 

We made a pact to save our friendships. 

Only I broke that pact the day she left. 

I won't make that mistake again.


Mila was my sunshine, my fighter… my heart.

I broke the pact and she still left.

She destroyed me with that first and last kiss.

Now I fight the monsters alone.

I won’t let her in again.


Jace, Hunter and Roman.

The four of us were best of friends growing up.

The last time I saw them all, I kissed them goodbye.

I broke their pact before I left, thinking I would never return. 

All three believe they were my first kiss.

But I will never kiss and tell.

They have made one thing very clear.

The pact still stands.

Reverse Harem. Enemies/friends to lovers. Some light bully.


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3 thoughts on “Save the Best for Last (Friends to Lovers Reverse Harem)”

  1. Busy times indeed! Just want to let you know that I love your newsletters and appreciate the time you take to sort through all the genres and find the best for us…

  2. I think the book is Spark by Sadie Moss. The woman name is Elliot (which sounds pretty masculine to me) I don’t remember much so I’m not sure if it’s a large harem but the plot descriped sounds similar to this book. Even the forbidden Professor. I read that book so long ago andfound by a recommendation made in this website – Academy, College, or School Based Reverse Harems List – Part 3

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