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. Obsessing. Craving.
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.
Well I always love Callie Rose and her amazinness, and this new book. Sweet Obsession, just proves that. This book is EVERYTHING! I love that our MC has a little bit of a disability that doesn’t hinder her at all. She owns it and everything that is thrown at her. There are so many twists that I just weren’t expecting but loved.
Ryland, Marcus, Theo & Ayla are some characters that you will def. need to get to know! And not everyone loves are sweet-kick-butt Ayla either. I like it when a main guy doesn’t like the MC at first and fights the whole way. This book holds a lot of secrets and a stalker mentality. But Ayla doesn’t let the nightclub incident hold her back. She learned from it and it made her a stronger person. Maybe a more standoffish person, but who doesn’t like a good MC who can literally kick your ass in a sparring match?
Ayla has had a troubled past being bounced around the system and we get bits and pieces of what happened with her adopted family but not the whole story. We know that she lives alone and in comes the bully queen who is jealous that she was adopted over her and it looks like she will make her life hell because of it. And OH DOES she ever! So much mystery and drama!
So hot! And the scenes! I give this a 5 out of 5 on my sizzle factor!!! So Hot! But the cliffhanger, of course…drama, drama, drama! BOOO! Can’t wait! Sorry for excessive !!!!….it’s just that good 😀
We had the pleasure of asking K. Webster some questions for our Author Spotlight! If you don’t know, K. Webster is my queen of Taboo writing and writes some amazing taboo, standalone books and even some great series! These books are usually darker and definitely on the taboo side.
On too the questions!
Q: What got you into writing? A: I always loved reading and wanted to write a book, but felt intimidated by the process. It wasn’t until I went to a book signing for a few favorite authors and went with a friend that I realized maybe this wasn’t such a pipe dream after all. My friend (who wasn’t even close to being as big of a book nerd as I am) told me she was self-publishing a book. I was so blown away and thought, “If she can do it, I most definitely can.” I came back home, incredibly inspired, and ten days later I had my first book! Been tapping away ever since.
Q:What is your favorite book/series of yours? A: I think I’d have to say the War & Peace series. I loved delving into the dark, psychological elements of that series!
Q: Why write taboo stories vs others? A: I love those awkward, face-burning moments when I read taboo stories…so, naturally, I like to make my readers feel just as awkward as me.
Q:What is your favorite character from your books? A: Benny from Pretty Stolen Dolls. He’s so multi-dimensional and psychotic and broken. I just love him.
Q:What is the most difficult thing about writing?About writing taboo? A: I think the most difficult aspect is swallowing the pill that not everyone is going to like it, and some may even hate it passionately. You have to be ready to accept negativity about what you write. It’s something I’ve had to learn along the way…to let those things roll off me and keep on moving forward.
Q:Any recommendations for someone looking to get into writing or transverse into the taboo subjects? A: I think if they’re looking to write taboo, they should read taboo. I think reading always helps shape and mold us as authors. Reading is one of my biggest tools. It helps me learn.
What is your favorite writing spot? A: My favorite writing spot is my recliner and I will NOT write anywhere but there.
What is your favorite vacation spot? A: My favorite vacation spot is the beach (Gulf Shores, Alabama) because it’s so peaceful and relaxing and warm.
What is your favorite food? A: My favorite food is probably meatloaf and I’m obsessed with coffee.
What is coming next from you? A: As far as what’s next….ALLLLL the things! I have so many things coming up! In the nearer future, I have The Free (a taboo story for those familiar with The Wild world) and Hood River Rat (a bully romance) which will be available in the Bully Me anthology. Then, not long after that, I have Cocksure Ace which is a funny and sexy story about a cocky pilot and a sassy heroine which is an enemies-to-lovers romance.
Thank you again, K. Webster for answering our questions and helping us dive into the realm of dark romances and taboo series! Benny was definitely a surprise for us and we hope everyone enjoys his craziness as much as (Jacq) did! Let us know what you think below!
This book is MMF. The starting of this book will get you hot and bothered. Is it a MM romance? Is it a cheating romance? Is it a professor-teacher romance? It is alllll of the above! The scene in the in the professors office with our MC, OMG sooo hot! And then when the twist happens. NO Spoilers here…yet. 😉
Well if you are looking for a mafia romance this series is for you. All books are standalone but should be read in order to understand the story. You think you have it easy? Try leaving with a family that literally has a game where your life is your value. Your lively hood is based off how well you can do in this came and if you win your own bounty, freedom? YES! Just yes, I loved this series. Heartbeat, drama, ugly cry!
This standalone is a trick! Right off the bat, you don’t know who you are dealing with, this book deals with some mental heath issues. Without any spoilers…this book has MANY characters that you will love and hate and then think, WTF just happened! The ending I am still trying to wrap my head around, but it was worth it. Yup, add to your TBR!
So here comes a taboo story. Girl is 18, coach is..well coach lol. She doesn’t mean to seduce him, she really wants to just be a student and get over with the year. This short read is perfect for the teacher-student romance. The shower scene after track practice, just go read that. I say just a lot. JUST DO IT! Taboo, ready, amazing. YES!
You can find my review of Pretty Stolen Dolls here. This series is so dark romance and the perfect serial killer, some Stockholm syndrome, taboo, soo dark romance. The whole series just makes you think and wonder what is going to happen next!
From Bestselling Authors Ker Dukey & K Webster comes, Pretty Stolen Dolls.
Benny loves his pretty little dolls. As long as they do exactly as they’re told. He keeps them perfect by brushing their hair and gives them pretty dresses to wear. He likes to toy with them late at night. One so timid but the other likes to fight. When his favorite doll runs away… despite the other doll promising to stay, his heart becomes broken and he can’t help but cry. He wants her back home or his pretty little doll must die.
Have you ever had to make a decision that haunts you every single day for the rest of your life…the life you stole back? I have. I ran for my survival, rocks and twigs cutting into the soles of my feet, my lungs burning and screaming for rest, every muscle tensed and fighting along with me for existence. I left her. I ran, ran, ran—from Benny and his lone, pretty little doll—until I couldn’t remember where to find them again. I’m sorry.
Pretty Stolen Dolls by K. Webster & Ker Dukey, holy yes! This book is a dark romance, as in dark, dark. Not for the faint of heart and may cause some triggers for people. Lots of mystery and suspense in this book.Very creepy because you get some POV’s that you don’t know who they are of but you have a good guess. BUT you’ll be wrong! This is not a standalone and a series. Yay for more psychological thrillers! I loved this book/series. K. Webster knows how to write the dark scenes and taboo series.
A serial killer, a detective, a lost sister, this book is just dark. Jade and Macy Phillips aren’t like most teens. Nope, they grow up in cells, taken by a man named Benjamin, “Benny”. Benny loves to dress up his dolls. He loves to make them pretty. He has taken them while they are at a fair looking at dolls. Their father warned them of the monsters of the world, maybe they should have paid attention better. Little do they know the man who is selling the dolls is going to take them away from everything. K. Webster wrote very well in-depth scenes that painted a pretty picture for the readers.
Jade escapes but can’t get her sister out at the same time. How heartbreaking would it be to have to leave your sister in hopes that you will return to save her? The book jumps to 8 years later and Jade is a detective just trying to find a lead on her sister and their case. Jade has a killer (not stabby, stabby) personality that throws her attitude towards anyone and everyone. Not the meek type here ladies! She is obsessed with finding her sister and looking for fairs where she can find Benny and his dolls again. Amazing character development and emotions from the characters and story-line.
Jade and Dillion, her partner (in more than one way) are a duo-dynamic. Their storyline is so hot and has so much drama/thrills. Dillion comes off at a jerk at first but soon worms his way into Jade. She opens up to him, in more than one way, and he starts to believe her more and more. Dillion is obviously the overbearing partner *cough* boyfriend material*cough*. As the book progresses it looks like Jade is spiraling because of the new gory killings that are happening and she is positive that Benny is behind them and is out to get her back into his collection. With no one believing her, it looks like she will dive off the deep end. The first book does end in a cliffhanger. But no cliffhanger hangovers for you!
Ahh this book was so dark and twisted! I loved it. If you need a good dark romance with some gore, violence, bad language then this is the book for you. The series is complete and is all on Kindle Unlimited. Thanks K. Webster! Lovvved all your work!
Rich and privileged. Gorgeous and cruel. The poster boys for rebellion…their tongues so sharp they cut to the bone.
We worshipped them despite their dangerous games. We laughed even as we cried. It was all fun and games until the first dirty girl died.
Now, as the bodies pile up, I believe I can endure their wicked ways. Only time will tell if I’ll escape.
Because when wealthy boys are accustomed to getting everything they want, not even the lives of those around them are too high an asking price.
Dirty Girls by Lily White is helping with my fascination with serial killers apparently. This is a murder, mystery, romance that makes you want to shake Olive half the time! After their parents death, Nolan drops out of school to raise Olive. He’s being selfless and putting her education in front of his own dreams but then Soren comes back into the picture.
Ah Soren. The hot guy that every one wants to be and every girl wants to bang. He is the center of attention and runs the pledges. When he is released from prison that is exactly what he plans to do. But who would want to pledge and do the things these guys make them do?! Ahh young people, I don’t understand them.
Olive doesn’t want to be a part of the in-crowd. She just so happened to sleep with Soren before he went away and doesn’t want to be a part of him anymore. But Soren has other plans for little Olly. He plans to rule her every moment all while girls are being killed around them.
I wouldn’t consider this book a trigger but some of the killings are detailed and might be disturbing for some people.
When Olive decides she’s old enough to be an adult, Nolan disappears and we don’t know if he is dead or alive. Apparently he’s fine even though he won’t answer Olives desperate attempts to hear from him. If I were Olive, I would have left and just said screw it and left, no reason to stay. Olive is a little meek and just wants to be left alone, but at the same time, she wants Soren.
I felt like the ending was a little rushed but overall really enjoyed the book. Olive is pushed to her limit while thinking she is being kidnapped. We find out who the serial killer is but I wish that scene had played out more. It was just an after thought and the book wrapped up. I enjoyed the ending but was a little disappointed after all that anticipation.
When she was sold at the age of nine to a Suitor, Fawn believed he would protect her from the “Mainworld”, where those who know nothing about the Order dwell. Living with the cruel man who bought her freedom, she finds just what the Order is about: money, control, and status for the Owner and humiliation and abuse for those they own. Unwilling to accept the expectations of being Owned, Fawn goes from golden girl to maid, content to live in the shadows of the Order as long as she isn’t Owned again. It’s been ten years since she disgraced her former Owner’s name, and now the brooding Frenchman Elliot Lyon wants her. Master Lyon is kind, smart, and unlike any man she’s met. She doesn’t want to admit it to herself, but Fawn is drawn to him despite constantly planning her next escape. Even the prettiest flowers have thorns, and Master Lyon is hiding secrets that will uproot everything she thinks she knows about him
Trigger warning – this book contains sensitive subject matter dealing in human trafficking, abusive and violence
Boom by Nikki Rae was exciting, erotic and fascinating. Nikki paints a world for our MC Fawn for this dark romance. Through pain and suffering she will survive.
Fawn was taken at a young age by the “Order” a league of people above everyone else. They take what they want and treat those below them worse than animals. Raised to be a submissive girl for her “suitor”, thinking she will be praised and loved – only to be caged. After finding out what her role is to be she ends up being returned to the Order after an accident with her Master.
In comes steamy Master Lyon, Elliot, to train her where others have failed.
Emotions run high throughout the whole book, try as I might not to – tears were shed. Fawn tries to lock her emotions up and not feel, but with a steamy master to serve that is harder said than done.
Holy hotness! When things heat up between Fawn and Elliot there are fireworks. Fawn learning more about her body and not to be ashamed of herself.
Finally after a night where barriers are dropped she escapes! I was right along with her, running through the house. Heart pounding, terrified of being discovered and the chance to get away fleeting in the wind.
While I loved this book, I also found parts to be hard to read. Reading about someone that is subject to abuse and violence with no hope in sight definitely kept the pages turning hopping that Fawn finds the strength to stay alive.
If you have a hard time reading about these sensitive matters, this book is not for you. Besides that I recommend this book to everyone else. It will leave your on your toes right alongside Fawn, waiting to find out what happens next.
Blurb Sometimes, the best things in life aren’t perfect.
Dez was sick and tired of being told to get over it. What happened to her was real, and the memories wouldn’t just vanish because she wanted them to. No matter how hard she tried, it never got better, and being touched only made it worse.
All she wanted was for it to stop.
Some girls dream of falling in love, fairytales, or other crap. Her? She longed to get lost somewhere no one would ever find her. In the code, the cables, and the dusty places that most people tried to avoid. The kind of places where someone couldn’t accidentally brush up against her skin, reawakening the horrors she fought so hard to forget.
Then he offered it all to her.
No touching, no questions, and no unrealistic expectations. Chance’s smile was charming and hollow, covering a ruthless business owner and the only person who’d ever dared to look deeper than the ink covering her skin. He was willing to give her everything she asked for.
There was just one catch. None of it was perfect.
The Gamer Girls series features strong women and the men who love them. Contains graphic language and situations that are suitable for a mature audience. This book is a standalone novel which moves forward a larger story. TRIGGER WARNING: discussions of rape and assault, domestic violence, addiction, suicidal tendencies, phobias, bullying, cyber harassment, violence, and more.
I was looking for a new book to read. My only criteria while searching for was an ‘ugly cry book’. Why do we put our hearts on the line for these books? You know why. 😉 I wanted to read something that brought all the feels out. This was the one that caught my eye.
Flawed, by Auryn Hadley & Kitty Cox, is the first book in the Gamer Girls series and it was fantastic! It tells the story about Dez a girl gamer and blogger, ironic much? Add love, sex & drugs you have it all.
As a girl gamer myself this book resonated with me. I would love to play Silk! I play MMO’s and RPG’s and to read about another one of my passions in this book brought out a lot of emotions. I have seen first hand experience that some of the issues Flawed brought up, the gaming industry can be a toxic environment.
But where is the romance? This is what makes Flawed a medium-burn. It starts out slow but that is mostly due to the fact the Dez can’t touch anyone due to her being kidnapped. The steamy bits happen slowly but by the time it gets to the best part it is worth the wait!
Auryn & Kitty bring together an epic tale that I highly recommend and I am excited to see where the rest of the Gamer Girl stories take us.
A lot of people think that Reverse Harems are weird and taboo. People don’t want to admit that they read romance books and certainly not reverse harems. Some say they are just “smut” books, but they don’t realize that a majority of these books have in-depth character development and storylines. Yes, there will be the books that are only 20,000 words or less that are just a super fast-burn, but that’s not what is all out there! What people need to understand is that they can create drama that keeps us readers entertained and some epic love stories. You always want the drama, and what better way to showcase drama than having four men viving for the attention of our main ladies? (I would generally use MC as the main character but I know there is a split as to what MC really means in the romance community)
My scoop of books ranges from fantasy to supernatural to regular romance to reverse harems. I will basically read anything that someone has suggested for me, has a good blurb, or has the reviews to back it up. When you find a new author that you like it is even better because you get to watch that author grow. I’ve had the chance to speak with my new favorite authors and it’s surreal how they are just real people trying to make a living. I also happen to appreciate their books, so that’s a plus.
Below is my Top Ten Reverse Harems from 2019. This list was created out of books that I have read in 2019, comments of appreciation from other book lovers, and Amazon reviews. I have Kindle Unlimited which allows me to read unlimited books each month for a small subscription fee to Amazon Kindle. Seriously, if you read more than 1 book a week, you should consider getting Kindle Unlimited, your bank account will thank you later.
Without going into too much of each book, these are my own opinions of these books and small details that might help push you to pick one up. A full review of each book will be written later on to really go into the depth of the book. While this is my top ten list, it may not be yours, there are just too many to choose from and it was hard to narrow it down to just 10!
*My rating is not based off what I would rate on GoodReads or Amazon. The sizzle factor is based souly on how steamy I consider the book. I personally would give each of these books 5 stars on Amazon/GoodReads.
10. Just Drop Out: Hannaford Prep Year One (J. Bree)
Number 10 is going to be Just Drop Out by J. Bree. This is an academy bully-romance book that you will want to binge all three books that are currently out. This book was released sometime in 2019 and just appeared in my Kindle suggestions, and I’m so glad that it did! I would consider this first book a slow burn because we get more of the bully aspect from our harem. Our main lady is, Eclipse (Lips) who is a badass for real. She could cut you up into little pieces and you woudln’t know what happened until it is over. While her assissian side is kept secret because she just wants a normal life for once, she keeps getting sucked back into her duites as “The Wolf”. How cool is that, she has her own secrete persona!
Who are the men? Then sexy, steamy men in this harem are Ash, Harley, and Blaise. While we don’t get as much action during this first book, it’s the build up that keeps us interested, right? 😉
Slow-burn: This first book I would consider a slow burn that has a lot of character development and storyline before our sexy threesome comes into play. This is a MFMM romance with Lips as the center of attention.
This book came out of nowhere it seemed like. It has your fantasy and supernatural aspects involved with our main lady. Coralee & Raven’s Void book hits number 9 for me. This book was also an academy bully romance book because our main lady needed to be put into an academy to learn how to control her powers, that no one wanted to teach her. This book has the sizzle that you want and the drama/story line that will make you not want to put it down. I personally think this book could have been broken up into two separate books. I feel like the ending was rushed and left us without that action that had been building up the entire time. Our main lady is Devicka who has been shunned her whole life because of her all-consuming powers that everyone is afraid of. Devicka comes off as ‘hard’ because everyone is so sacred of her and what she might do to them.
Who are the men? We have 4 paragons who are drawn to Devicka; Render the Vampire, Hyde the Necromancer, Quade the Elemental Witch, and Gritt the Shifter.
Medium burn-fast burn: Our four men are slow to show emotions towards Devicka but they just can’t help themselves and how drawn to her they are. This is a MMFMM where Devicka is the center of attention.
Sizzle Factor: 4 out of 5
8. Awakened and Betrayed (The Lost Sentinel Book 2) (Ivy Asher)
Awakened and Betrayed is number 8 on our list. This is the second book of four. This book is on Kindle Unlimited. We have the magic, men, and main lady that doesn’t take shit from anyone. I love it when our main ladies don’t let others bring them down and is a fighter, literally. It’s nice to see them take action and not just be a shell and hideaway. I have nothing wrong with silent main ladies, but sometimes it gets too much and you just want to reach into the book and shake our main lady! I’m sure everyone has read those books and it’s frustrating. Okay, sorry, back to number 8. Our main lady is Vinna and she is the last Sentinel. She can literally pull weapons from tattoos that are around her entire body! I personally love the dual swords, but how awesome would it be to just run your hand over a tattoo and an object appears in your hand!? She has marked her Chosen and will do anything to protect them. Book two ends with a huge cliffhanger but not to worry, books three and four are currently out!
Who are the men? Valen & Bastein (twin brothers), Sabin, Knox, Ryker, and Torrez
Medium-Fast burn: In book two we have a lot more steamy, sexy scenes. The Chosen are develing deeper into love and other feelings. I think if people could get bast the first book (slow-burn) they will enjoy the entire series and see why everyone else gives it glowing reviews.
If you haven’t picked up B. L. Brunnemer, Trying To Live With The Dead (The Veil Diaries Book 1), you need to! It is on Kindle Unlimited and will start your love not only for this author but this series. The rest of the series is not on Kindle Unlimited ($4.99), but if you have the spare money, buy this series! When the Dead Have It Easy is hitting number 7 for me is because I’m selfish and like my books to be at least a medium burn. The Veil Diaries does this right though and starts out as a YA (Young Romance). Up until now, I would consider the past 6 books slow-burns because of the lack of steamy and descriptive scenes. If you remember that these characters are in high school, and I like that BL Brunnemer didn’t make everyone instantly jump each other’s bones. (Don’t get me wrong, I like those stories also) SPOILER!! If you have not read books 1-6 keep read ahead at your own cost. Not my fault that these books are, in my opinion, an obsessive quality, but that number 7 came out in 2019. In Book 7 of the Veil Diaries, Lexi is finally getting her shot with her guys! While 5 may seem like a lot of guys to juggle, Lexi and the guys convince each other that they are going to give this whole reverse harem a shot. Our story focuses on the group going camping during their summer break. We get a few touches and kisses here and there but this book is still pretty PG with a dash of 13. While camping the story does get a little boring in the middle because there isn’t the same kind of drama and action that we are used to seeing from BL Brunnemer, BUT it still progresses the story to the point that we have all been waiting for. LEXI is getting with her guys! My personal favorite is Miles because of his swimmer’s body and nerdy boy personality, but I have to love all the guys and can’t wait to see what happens in book 8, which will be coming out in 2020!
Who are the men? Asher, Ethan, Isaac (twin brothers, but BL has stated there will be no twin sandwhiches), Miles, and Zeke.
Slow-Burn: I would consider this a slow to medium burn because it is just on the edge of YA (Young Romance) still. BUT BL Brunnemer has said the upcoming books will have more steamy scenes between each guy. Can’t wait! This is a MMFMMM with Lexi as the center of attention.
This little book right here just snuck up on me and I can’t get enough of Serenity Rayne and her new series Ascend Little Wolf. If you want an action-packed supernatural story where our main lady will literally chop your head off for looking at you wrong, then this is the book for you! I gushed to Serenity one night about how much I loved her new series and was surprised how easy our conversation was. While these authors are working hard and I’m sure getting bombarded by fans, Serenity took the time to chat with me and let me fangirl about her book. Our main lady literally rips people’s heads off and won’t take no-shit from anyone. Okay, sometimes she might go a little overboard, but it’s what makes this book so good! Our main lady just doesn’t have the social skills that everyone else does because she was brought up by her two protectors until her powers come in. This book has gore, sexy scenes, and so much drama. If you like reading about shifters and fated mates, then this book is for you. There are currently two books of five out with the third one being released in 2020. She also just had the first two book covers redone and they look amazing! So beautiful, I’m glad that she redid them. So many people will skip over a book and not give it the time of day because of the book cover. But these new covers are eye-catching and gorgeous. Our main lady is Aurora who is the last of her bloodline. After her ascension she must find her fated mates and take back her thrown from the Strigoi. This book does come with a Trigger Warning.
Who are the men? Jayce, Sebastian, Dominik…so far, will more be added? (yes, yes there will be)
Fast Burn: 100% steamy scenes in this book that will, of course, get you hot and bothered yourself. This is a MMFM with M/M & M/M/M scenes.
Callie Roses’ The Help comes in at number 5. Callie Rose is a new author that is pushing out some drama worthy books for the romance community to love! The Help is currently a complete trilogy series that you can find on Kindle Unlimited. This is another academy bully-romance. Our main lady is brought from rags to riches side, in a way. Harlow and her mom move across the country so her mom can become a maid for a rich family. We get 4 hot boys in this book. This first book is very much in the bully our main lady aspect. We don’t have a lot of love in the first one, but it sure works up moving forward to the next two.
Who are the men? Lincoln, River, Dax, and Chase. *It is awesome when authors make our guys not 100% perfect. We find out in book two that one guy has an impairment, wait to find out who and how. Slow Burn: The first book has some feelers, but we don’t get the steamy scenes until book two and three, so make sure to keep reading! This is MMFM with Harlow the center of attention.
Ah Tate James. She is and will always be my number one favorite author of all time. (Kit Davenport!) While I have numerous authors for second place, Tate James will always be the top tier. Anyways, onto The Royal Trials for number 4! Seeker is book tow of a three-part series that was released in 2019 that is now complete and all on Kindle Unlimited. We have magic and rebels and one kick-ass main lady that just wants to watch the kingdom burn. While trying to watch said kingdom burn our main lady gets caught up in the Trails to become the bride of one of the three princes and new queen. The book has the drama, the heavy, steamy scenes, and action in it! Can you wield a sword? I know I can’t, but I pretend to when our main lady! Our main lady is Rybet Waise on in the slums and Callaluna in the trials. She has a ‘thief’ aspect to her personality that knows how to wield many different talents. While Seeker is number 4 on our top 10, all three books can be lumped in together because of their binge-worthy pages.
Who are the men? The three Princes (brothers), Lee, Ty and Zan.
Medium-Fast Burn: The second book has a lot more than just heavy petting and make out scenes like we saw in the first book. This book hints at MMFM but not everyone is on bored to share. Also, the cliffhanger, so bad of you Tate James! Good think book three is out so you can finish what happens.
Sizzle Factor: 3 out of 5
3. The Secret Girl (Adamson All-Boys Academy Book 1) (C.M. Stunich)
Ah The Secret Girl. C.M. Stunich just knows how to write about some angst high school bully-romance and preppy kids that make you want to jump in and kick some ass. This is book one of three, all found on Kindle Unlimited. Book two is currently out with book three being released winter of 2020. So we have the main lady, Charlotte (Chuck), who doesn’t want to be known as a girl in an all-boys-academy school. So you have the rich kids vibe and everything just goes wrong from the beginning for our main lady. Instead of trying to blend in and just get through the year, she pisses off the president of the Student Council and know must become basically their bitch. We got the twins, the overbearing alpha male, the sulking bad boy, and the adorably smoker bad boy (who happens to be my favorite, I have a thing for gingers). This book doesn’t have much “action” in it but it has ALL the drama and mystery because as we read on, we notice the thriller part of the story. Someone is out to take out our main lady and doesn’t want her at this school.
Who are the men? Church, Ranger, Spencer, Micah, and Tobias (Twin brothers).
Medium-Burn: The first book is mostly bullying and getting into character development/story plot with some heavy petting and ‘push me against the wall’ steamy scenes. The cliffhanger is also just, UGH! But luckily the second book is currently out, which will just make you even madder until the middle of the book, good luck readers! This is a MMMFMM where Chuck is the center of attention. We do get some twin action in the second book ;).
S.M. Oliver has written a heartbreaking book that means Peyton’s Path is number 2 on our list! Prepare to ugly cry! This book can be found on Kindle Unlimited along with the second book in the series. Our main lady, Peyton, gets to see what the finer side of life will bring in this high school romance. If you have ever read the Kyler Collection by Siobhan Davis, then you will love this book. Our main lady, mom, and step-dad move back home onto the property of the step-dads brothers house. This book is on kindle unlimited with book two currently out and book three hopefully coming soon in 2020! We have a harem of “brothers”. Two actual brothers and the rest are foster brothers. We even have some teacher-student romance kindling. Gotta love the professor/student romances. The story of these brothers family is heartbreaking all by itself. Our main lady doesn’t take shit from anyone and stands up for herself and those she is starting to fall for. This is a contemporary romance that you will binge read all the way through the second book. There are some dark themes in this book that might trigger the reads and a warning is given in the blurb.
Who are the men? Crew, Kyler (Brothers), Zane, Golden, Paxton, and Loch (teacher)
Slow-Medium-Fast Burn: This book starts off a little slow, but ends with some steamy scenes. Book two comes out with more medium-fast burn. This is a MMMFMMM where Peyton is the center of attention.
Sizzle Factor: 4 out of 5
1. Filthy Rich Boys: (Rich Boys of Burberry Prep 1) (CM Stunich)
So CM Stunich wins out at number 1 with Filthy Rich Boys! I couldn’t pick a winner between the four books in this series so I just went with number one. This is an academy-bully-romance and all four can be found on Kindle Unlimited. Just the prologue will make you want to read this book! “My uniform–and my dignity–are in tatters”. Our main lady, Marnye Reed comes from a poor life with some trigger warnings from her past. She gets the opportunity to go to the best school in the country, Burberry Prep, on scholarship. In the first book Marnye just wants to blend in and you really see the meek side of our main lady but get to watch her grow. We get the best friend who also happens to be the twin of one of our bullies. We get to watch love bloom with the guys but then CM just rips your heart out all in one book, thanks for that BTW. But revenge is best served cold right? There will also be a crossover book with Secret Girl and another series past these four books into college, all coming in 2020.
Who are the men? Tristan, Creed, Zayd. (More guys are added in books two and three)
Slow-Medium-Burn: This book starts off as a slow burn and seaways into a medium burn, then shit goes down and you just want to reach in a cuddle our main lady and fight for her at the same time. This is a MMFM where Marnye is the center of attention.
Sizzle Factor: 3 out of 5
Okay so that was a little long! If you made it this far, thanks for reading! This was a personal best of 2019 and I know I missed a lot of really good books, but I can’t catch them all. (Andy Pokemon fans?) I do have some honorable mentions that I just cant keep out. What were your favorite reverse harems books of 2019? Can you narrow it down to a top 10? It’s harder than you think!