I checked out this series because I saw it recommended in another author’s mailing list. I’ve previously enjoyed other reverse harem series, so why not? It turns out I enjoy the conflict and drama that can accompany polyamorous relationships rather than the wish-fulfillment/escapism of one girl with a handful of dudes swooning over her. Amber was also the sort of breathlessly over-dramatic heroine that I can’t help but giggle over.
That being said, I do read romance for the escapism, so I can’t complain about much. The external conflict was predictable but framed in such a way that did a lot of the world-building, so I was interested to see where it went. But otherwise, the dudes were hot and Amber has plenty of her own agency. Though I’m not really into the “love at first sight” trope, this paranormal romance world seems to be putting a unique spin on it. I’m intrigued to see where this shared world series will go, so I’ve already snagged the next one to read soon.
Rating: 4 (out of 5) stars. Cross-posted to Amazon and Goodreads.