Paranormal Reverse Harem
Book #0.5 Coven of Desire series
Published by Totally Bound Publishing (20th October 2020)
My rating: ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.
All Layla wanted was to spend her Halloween birthday alone, at home. However, when an incredibly handsome man in a red thong appears, she thinks her friends have splurged for an extra birthday treat. Initially planning to throw tall, naked and handsome out on his arse, she changes her mind and decides that it would be rude to try her gift before returning it. What she doesn’t count on is finding out that she is more than what she is and that the world is not as she knows it.
This is a super cute starter to what promises to be a wonderful addition to the paranormal reverse harem genre. Initially I felt like the steam came on a bit thick, but it worked well for this story as our protagonist believes that the man who has appeared in her apartment is a prostitute that her friends bought her for her birthday. So the whole sex with a stranger thing isn’t as off putting as it first appears. My rating and opinion of this story went up when the story progresses and we learn more about the strange man and our FMC. It has me super intrigued and I’m definitely keen to learn more.
For a short story, it can be hard to get a proper read on characters as we don’t have a lot of time to get to know them. At first I wasn’t too keen on Layla, but she grew on me and I’m definitely interested in reading more of her story and seeing what happens from here. The man that we meet seemed a bit flat, but I feel like it is intentional because his assumptions about Layla were wrong, so I feel like he was putting on a bit of a front to hide his true intentions. Though I could be wrong. I’m hoping that the friend circle we met in this prequel carry through to the main series because I was intrigued by their characters and I’m keen to learn more.
All in all, I feel like this was a wonderful introduction to what promises to be a riveting paranormal reverse harem series. Sign. Me. Up.