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One girl, multiple guys and a relationship that will leave you wondering “how?” Yes, that was one of the common thoughts that went through my mind when I first began reading reverseharem. The entire idea of being with multiple people at once seemed odd…until I read a few stories. I have officially jumped onto the bandwagon.
Over the past couple of months, I have read a number of reverse harems. Some put me through the wringer, others had me floating on Cloud 9 and some were downright dreadful. I picked some of the best reverse harem books that I have read and crafted a great list of recommendations.
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Without further ado, here are the best reverse harem books!
Torn Apart is the story of four people who are intertwined in an intricate web of attraction, lust and new sexual dynamics that leave them more confused than ever.
We have the dean’s gay gamer son Ashton, his beautiful best friend Mia who is secretly in love with said best friend, the young hockey coach Drew who left the NHL under mysterious circumstances and the arrogant hockey star Brayden. Once their lives become entangled, they will be forced down a path of self-discovery that will leave them vulnerable and uncertain of their unconventional relationship.
Read Torn Apart if you’re looking for a story that defies all expectations and refuses to be put in a box. K. Webster and Nikki Ash’s masterpiece will undoubtedly go down as one of the best contemporary reverse harem books ever written.
An estranged father, a life-changing inheritance and a summer that will irrevocably stain the souls of everyone entangled in the seductive web of lies.
To acquire her inheritance, nineteen-year-old Cecelia Horner moves to Triple Falls where she is to work at her father’s company for a year. It is during the orientation that she meets Sean, her supervisor at the plant. What starts as a strong attraction evolves into something as she is enfolded into Sean’s brotherhood of friends, known as the Ravenhood.
With every sunrise and sunset, Cecelia becomes more and more enamored with her boys of summer. The question is, will their burgeoning love survive beneath a shroud of secrecy and uncertainty.
Read Flock if you’re looking for an unputdownable reverse-harem romantic suspense that will leave you questioning everything. This epic duet only gets better with Exodus. Trust me when I say no one is safe from Kate Stewart’s twists and turns.
When a one-night stand leads to an unexpected pregnancy, Joey is all ready to rise up to the occasion until the girl disappears. Six years later, that all changes when he receives a phone call from his five-year-old daughter asking where her Mommy went. Determined to gain custody of Maisy, Joey and his two “best friends” hire professional liar Brook Adler as Joey’s fake fiancée.
Nothing will stop Joey from getting to know his daughter, but will his family’s dark past and secretive “family business” get in the way of everything? With all these secrets coming out of the woodwork, Joey will have more to worry about than his untraditional lifestyle and relationships.
Joey is such a fun read. It has its funny moments, its sad periods, its steamy scenes and so much more. This MMFM romance will pull at your heartstrings as they go on a self-discovery that will lead the way to a more honest and fulfilling relationship.
Read Joey if you’re looking for a reverse harem story that features a surprise baby, a fake fiancée, a secretive underground society and a hot and heavy polyamorous relationship that will have you rooting for them from the get-go.
Lilith Goode’s life takes a turn for the worst in the form of a text. With only five dollars and a crumpled up concert ticket to her name, she has nowhere to go. And with that in mind, she makes a split-second decision to head over to see the rock band. You can guess what happens after that.
Paxton, Ransom, Copeland, Muse, and Michael: The five members of ‘Beauty in Lies’ end up meeting Lilith on a chance encounter. Before they even realize what’s happening, Lilith joins them on the tour and, from there, the sky’s the limit.
Groupie was an interesting read. There were definitely some depressing moments weaved into the story, but they added to the development of the characters and made certain things more believable. Also, I was not ready for those first few chapters. I was not ready. It went from zero to a hundred in a matter of minutes.
Add Groupie to your TBR list if you’re want to devour one of the best reverse-harem books out there centered around an MMMFMM relationship, including some MM. And let me say, it is absolutely scorching. I was really rooting for a few relationships to form…
Ever since she was a young girl, Blake has lived and breathed football, hoping to one day break through the glass ceiling in the NFL. No one ever said it would be easy and Blake understands that firsthand after being repeatedly passed up in place of men with less experience. It isn’t until a chance meeting with the wide receiver on the Boston Rebels that she gets her big break. Working as a consulting coach is the perfect opportunity to showcase her talent and she’s ready to prove herself as a game-changer in the world of sports. What she never foresaw were the three offensive players that would make the ultimate play for her heart.
Too bad she’s their coach…
Read The Reverse Play if you’re in the mood for a slow-burn sports reverse harem romance.
After surviving every punch life has thrown her way, attending the country’s top school Hannaford Prep is Eclipse Anderson’s saving grace and her one-way ticket out of the hellhole she calls home. Lips’s plans to remain under the radar are soon shattered when she lands herself on the shit list of not one, not two, not three, but four of the reigning monarchs of the school. With vengeance on their mind, Lips will have a lot more to worry about than term papers and final exams. Luckily, she has a couple dozen tricks up her sleeve that will ensure she survives the year . . . no matter the cost.
Read Just Drop Out if you’re on the market for one of the best reverse harem books featuring a believable plot with zero insta-love, a kick-ass heroine who gives as good as she takes and a bully academy trope.
There are two sides: Idols and Norms. For many years, those with supernatural abilities, the Idols, have been the dominant group. However, the scales are tipping and anything can happen in the gameboard of the Gods.
Daisy is a Norm who has been dealt a bad hand in life and when she is offered the chance to attend the prestigious Gifted Academy, she takes it. Her plan to keep a low profile is ruined when she catches the eyes of the four most powerful guys at the academy: Bryce, Rufio, Morpheus, and Phoenix.
I cannot express how much I enjoyed Wicked Gods. The plotline is unique compared to other books in the reverse-harem genre which made Daisy’s story refreshing and intriguing. I honestly could not put it down. Also, if you like your heroine with a backbone, you got yourself a winner with this one. Daisy is not the type to take shit from anyone which is essential as there are more bullies than friends at the Gifted Academy.
If you love reverse harem books centered on the bully academy trope, Wicked Gods should be the next romance added to your TBR list.
Hazel’s entire life went up in flames when a fire took the lives of her parents and best friend. Barely getting by, she is given a second chance when she is offered a scholarship to an elite academy. Her plan is to coast by, get good grades, graduate and get the hell out of there. Hazel does not count on Ayaz, Trey, and Quinn: the three guys who practically run the school and who also want her gone. However, what they don’t realize is that it will take more than a few insults and pranks to run Hazel out of town.
I cannot recommend Shunned enough! Steffanie Holmes created a world of mystery and intrigue that had me grasping at straws and thoroughly shocked when I realized what was really going on (the plot twist is crazy). Also, Hazel has a backbone of steel which means Trey, Ayaz, and Quinn better watch out because things will not be going their way.
Read Shunned if you like the dark paranormal reverse-harem bully romance trope.
Charlotte Carson is forced to move to Connecticut when her father receives a position as headmaster of Adamson All-Boys Academy. The board plans to modernize the academy by allowing girls in and they want to use Charlotte as the guinea pig. However, who wants to be the only girl at an all-boys school? Well, I guess some people would like that, but Charlotte would prefer not to be the only girl. We can all guess what that means.
Enter, Charlie “Chuck” Carson (aka Charlotte). Chuck is the new guy at Adamson All-Boys Academy and quickly becomes a social pariah. The question is, how quickly will it be before someone realizes Chuck is actually Charlotte? Well, not too long. In fact, there’s a killer on the loose and he (or she) is not happy about a girl enrolled at Adamson All-Boys Academy. Plus, add in some suspicious members of the student council–Church, Ranger, Spencer, Micah, and Tobias–and she has herself one hectic semester ahead.
The Secret Girl is another win in my book. I’m usually not a big fan of the fake identity trope, but C.M. Stunich managed to change my mind with Charlotte’s alter ego, Chuck. There were some hilarious moments actually that made me laugh.
Read The Secret Girl if you like the lighthearted reverse harem/high school bully romance trope. To read my full review, go here.
Lincoln, River, Dax and Chase are the Kings of Linwood Academy and Harlow–she’s just the help.
When Harlow Thomas’s mom is offered a position as an Executive Housekeeper in a prestigious home in Connecticut, she takes the offer. Harlow has no idea what to expect, but when she meets the son of her mom’s new employer, Lincoln, she comes to her own conclusions. What Lincoln does not realize is that Harlow is not the type to bend under pressure and the Kings of Linwood better watch themselves because they’re in for some serious changes.
The Help was definitely different than some of the other reverse-harem tropes. There is the bully aspect, but there is also a plot twist that really creates a tense atmosphere in the sequel. It’s truly a terrible predicament.
Read The Help if you like the reverse harem high school bully romance.
Devicka is a Void, a rare supernatural that absorbs other‘s powers at the slightest contact of skin-to-skin. With this type of ability, she grew up feared, hated and despised. Her own mother grew to hate her when Devi accidentally stripped her of her power. Sent to a non-supernatural school, she grows up amongst humans until she is called back and is asked to attend Thibault Academy, an elite supernatural academy.
The Four Paragons are the most powerful supes at the academy and they want Devi gone. Render, Hyde, Grit, and Quade grew up fearing what Devi is, so when she shows up, they plan to make her regret ever stepping foot on the grounds of Thibault.
Void earned a lot of unique points with Devi’s power. I’ve never really read a story where a character had this particular ability, so I enjoyed learning about it and seeing it in action. Also, the bullying aspect of the story did not last for long and was much lighter compared to other books in the bully-romance trope. This is also a standalone, so if you don’t have time for a full series, this is definitely a good option.
Read Void if you like the paranormal reverse harem bully romance trope.
Piper Hawthorne, queen-bee of Rosewood Academy, died in a tragic accident. Except…she’s back now.
With help from a tech entrepreneur, her parents manage to bring her back. Well, a version of herself. She is a learning AI who is supposed to give emotional support to the people who Piper left behind. However, most students at Rosewood Academy aren’t too welcoming and The Thorns, the kings of Rosewood, are willing to go to extreme lengths to break her down and send her packing.
Read The Replacement if you like reverse harem bully romances (although be ready to have an intense urge to slam your head against a wall).
Valentina Moon is the new girl at Evergreen Academy and she plans to make this her fresh start. Everything is fine (for the most part) until she gets marked. Every single person at Evergreen turns against her and do everything they can to get her to drop out. The question is, why did they all turn against her? How did Val even get into Evergreen?
You can usually map out everything that will happen in a bully romance just by the first chapter or so. However, Marked gave me a run for my money. There were many plot twists that I kind of saw coming, but was shocked nonetheless when I realized I had been right. Trust me, I did not want to be right about one in particular. Then there were others that came out of left field.
Val is one tough heroine; she’s gone through more shit than a fifteen-year-old should ever have to live through. Then there are the Knights: Ryder, Ezra, Maveric,k and Jaxon. They literally have full reign of the school and all the privileges that come with being the Knights.
Read Marked if you like reverse harem high school bully romances (the bullying gets intense so be prepared for that if you’re not big on the bullying storyline).
Talia grew up with an absent parent, so when she finds her father dead, she has no clue where that will take her. Enter the grandparents she never knew existed. They step up to stand and have her live with them and attend a prestigious prep school.
Unfortunately, Mason, Finn, Elijah, and Cole exist. Kidding. Not really. They have a vendetta when it comes to Talia and they make it their personal mission to turn her life into a living hell. This book is very similar to Filthy Rich Boys by C.M. Stunich, but I feel like the series as a whole does differentiate itself from Filthy Rich Boys (I remember thinking this. I’m not sure why, but I know I did).
One thing that really irritated me about both of these books is the complete lack of street smarts in the heroines. How you can ever trust people who were absolutely terrible to you from the start is beyond me. Although in all honesty, I do see how it could happen with some people. But still, it really bothers me.
Read Savage Royals if you like the reverse harem high school bully romance that features a heroine that is way too trusting.
In a world where omegas and alphas are prized, betas are seen. Before Lola Barnes met Indy and Buzz, she was a hopeful young beta with aspirations of landing herself a charming set of alphas. Now she can barely stand to be in the same room as an alpha yet alone chase after one. All Lola wants is to get her life under control and that starts with moving out of her cousin’s place and finding a job. But when Lola’s weekly night out goes awry, she lands herself on the radar of a high-profile pack. The question is will she ever feel safe around four alphas?
Lola & the Millionaires is a captivating omegaverse reverse harem romance overflowing with steam, love, intrigue and some beautiful m/m romances. Once you get your hands on this gem, you won’t be able to put it down.
Ever since learning of her brother Cassidy’s death, Colton Hudson has become a shell of her former self; a ghost walking among the living. When she’s forced to return to school, she becomes singleminded in her pursuit of figuring out who murdered her brother and she believes those answers lie within the Student Government, the rulers of Arcadia Crest Academy. The four guys who stole her heart are hiding something – something big – and she refuses to turn a blind eye.
Read Here Lies a Corpse if you’re in the mood for a steamy reverse harem with a dash of suspense, MM scenes, a captivating harem and TWINS.
The day Vasilisa became Baba Yaga, she shed her human skin and transformed into the immortal witch of legend. Entrusted with protecting the sacred territory of the grove and playing guide and patron to humans, Vasi has nothing but time on her hands. But there is a sickness ravaging the forest that makes trees and animals decompose faster than what’s natural. When three human men break through her protective wards and stumble upon her bathing, Vasi is struck with a curiosity of whether they’re the prophetized Riders she was promised. But nothing is as it seems and as the forest falls prey to an unknown plague, Vasi must ascend to her full power before it’s too late.
As one of the best paranormal reverse harem books with an MMFM relationship, Rise of the Witch is an unputdownable must-read submersed with magical woods, dangerous entities, a badass heroine with a notorious reputation, and a dash of intrigue.
Surrendered to the Temple of All Gods by her parents, Nariana’s life irrecoverably changes when she touches the sacred pool, and her hands come out laced in black. Marked by Zeal, the God of Temptation, Nari begins studying to become a future Priestess. But when it comes time to declare her Path, she leaves it in the hands of her God. All she asks is to be forever bound to the two men who have her heart and the family she has grown to love. Of course, there is a price, and Nari must decide whether it’s worth it.
Read The Price We Pay if you’re on the hunt for one of the best fantasy, reverse harem romance books. Between the slow-building relationships and the unique storyline, you’ll be reading this steamy reverse harem till the late hours of the night (or morning).
From the moment Zera was taken by the Lycan, she has known nothing but pain, torture, and hopelessness. After all, being used as a pseudo battery to run an entire city is no easy feat. The lengths her captors would go to generate electricity from the elemental were nothing short of excruciating. Now all Zera wants is the sweet release of death. But when an unexpected ally frees her from the confines of her cage, she runs. And in a stroke of luck, she stumbles across three gargoyles who offer her refuge. But will Zera learn to trust them?
Read Grounded if you’re on the hunt for a medium-burn paranormal reverse harem romance with m/m interaction, gorgeous gargoyles, killer magic, and electric love.
When Saige Wilde’s frisky grandma mentions some new tenants, the last thing she expects is four hot as sin mages. They say they’re here on a business trip to scout a property in the next town over, but that couldn’t be farther from the truth. Assassins, spies, operatives; as one of Radical’s elite teams, their boss Khol Larson entrusts them with a top-secret mission that sends them to Emerald Lakes, a small magical community, to locate a woman from Khol’s past. But an evil entity is terrorizing Saige and it has plans of its own. The seemingly sleepy town may not be so sleepy after all.
Read The Magic of Discovery if you’re looking for paranormal reverse harem books stuffed with ominous prophecies, deadly secrets, and loads of steam. This MMFMMM romance will keep you entertained and itching to get your hands on the sequel.
In the wake of Harlow (Low) Westbrook’s father’s death, Low is determined to drown out her feelings with alcohol and sex. Finding her boyfriend trading spit with another girl is the cherry on top of the worst day of her life and the cause of the next series of events which ends with Low getting down and dirty with the junior chapter of the Sainthood, a powerful gang.
Saint, Galen, Caz and Theo are rumored to never go back for seconds. When they step through the doors of Low’s new school, that rumor quickly becomes a thing of the past as they lay “claim” on Low. From there, Low’s life takes a sharp u-turn into uncharted territories as she grapples with four complicated guys, buried secrets that were never supposed to be unearthed and a new “dad” who is the epitome of the devil. Jump on in for a truly wicked ride!
Read Resurrection if you prefer the reverse-harem/bully academy trope where the heroine has no problem giving it right back. The smut scale is off the charts and when I say off the charts, I mean off the charts. Strap yourself in because you’re in for the ride of your life.
Framed for the violent crimes committed on what became known as Riot Night, Madison Kate’s entire life was irrevocably changed: Ivy Leagues rescinded their offers, future job offers vanished and for eight months, Madison Kate lived in exile at a Cambodian monastery with a distant aunt. To say vengeance was on her mind would be an understatement and when she returns home to find the three guys responsible for her downfall… well, venom will be spewed, justice will be exacted and the past will rear its ugly head when the curtains open to reveal secrets that may just push Madison Kate to question everything.
Read Hate if you’re on the prowl for an enemies to lovers reverse harem romance that has a touch of mystery and a helluva lot of sexual tension mixed with pure, unadulterated hatred – a recipe for disaster love.
When the female basketball program is cut at her private school, seventeen-year-old Quintessa Marie Dale transfers to the public school to play for the men’s team. Daughter of a famous basketball player, Tessa refuses to let anyone get in the way of her dream, especially not the Ballers.
As the best high school basketball team in the state, The Ballers rule the school and they’re not happy to see Tessa trying out for their team. Ryan Linc, Lake O’Brien, Alec Christopoulos, Hayes Irving and Sloan Ivy have a plan and that plan involves derailing Tessa’s plan to make the team.
Read Game On if you’re on the market for one of the best reverse-harem books, featuring the bully romance trope and a heroine who refuses to bow down to the kings of basketball.
Since she was a young girl, Dakota Wilder has lived and breathed treasure hunting. That is, until her father goes missing out in the mountains. The elusive long-lost treasure her great great great great grandfather discovered has remained hidden for over a century and Dakota isn’t banking on finding it now. With that in mind, she throws herself into her studies in hopes of doing what no other Wilder has done before: attain a college degree. Everything is going according to plan until the Jacobs, her archenemies in treasure hunting, blackmail her into helping them find the treasure.
Read Those Heartless Boys if you’re in the mood for a treasure hunting reverse harem with a splash of mystery.
Violet hails from an ancient line of gypsies, allowing her to see ghosts and interact with all the supernatural creatures haunting the world. When she learns of her mother’s murder, Violet follows the murderous breadcrumbs to a small town where her mom conducted business. Soon Violet discovers that she is clearly out of her depth when she learns werewolves are real, Van Helsing monster killers get off on bloody battles, incubi aren’t just the things of legends and vampires exist outside the story of Twilight. What’s a girl to do besides set their world on fire with help from her thirsty ghosty sidekick Anna?
Longing for a paranormal reverse harem romance with four powerful alphas and a talented, albeit ignorant, gypsy with many hidden tricks up her sleeve bra? Look no further than Gypsy Blood, one of the best reverse harem books to date. You’ll be in for a sweet treat.
On the verge of losing her job as a maid with no future prospects, Esther can’t believe her luck when the mysterious Dr. Underwood offers her a place at Rooksgrave Manor, a house where the monsters come out to play. Soon Esther captures the affections of five tempting suitors: a man with a wicked alter ego, a charming vampire, a possessive Sphinx, an invisible thief and a golem made from marble. But when a demonic entity sets his sights on Esther, it’ll take her entire harem to keep her safe.
If you’re in the mood for a historical paranormal reverse harem romance with loads of smut (and I mean loads), you need to get your hands on A Lady of Rooksgrave Manor.
Ever since Alexis was a young girl, she has been able to interact with ghosts. In fact, every female in her family inherits that particular ability. In the aftermath of a tragic incident, Alexis packs her stuff and moves in with her protective uncle, Rory. Accustomed to people ditching her after learning of her “freakish” unique abilities, she never expected five guys to adopt her into their friend group. When one particular ghost starts taking her anger out on Lexie, she quickly realizes something is awry. With time not on her side, Lexie must quickly put the pieces together and figure out what’s wrong before she is lost to the void or loses her friends in the process.
As one of the best reverse harem books depicting a slow-burn, friends-to-lovers romance, Trying To Live With The Dead is perfect for anyone who has trouble suspending belief in the face of bully romances and insta-love.
Infamous ex-assassin Sawyer Matthews left behind her life as the assassin Shadow, but when a job goes awry, her cover is blown, placing her on the International Magi Police Organization’s (IMPO) radar along with her ex’s. When she’s caught by the IMPO, she will be forced to acknowledge her dark and twisted past and confront the monster that turned her into Shadow.
Read A Life of Shadows if you’re looking for a slow-burn paranormal reverse harem romance that has it’s very own magical system and a cutthroat ex-assassin who’s about to be thrust out of the shadows.
After being discovered wandering around the wild as a child, Morgan was taken under a coven’s wing and raised as an assassin. With no memories of her childhood, Morgan throws herself into her training, becoming a worthy opponent against any monsters that escape the void. When she receives an invite to the Academy of Assassins, everything changes, starting with the four hunters she finds herself grouped up with.
Read Academy of the Assassins if you’re in the mood for a slow-burn paranormal reverse harem romance that features a cutthroat heroine who can hold her own in a battle.
Burning down a bar with a match is one thing, but with your mind, well, that’s a monster Claire never saw coming. Upon learning that she is descended from fae, Claire is forced to come to terms with her heritage while attempting to control her burgeoning, and often volatile, elemental powers. With help from her five mentors, Claire must master the elements before all is lost and the Fae Realm falls into chaos.
Read Elemental Fae Academy if you’re in the mood for a medium-burn paranormal reverse-harem romance with a tidal wave of suppressed magic.
Nora has known about the dark and deadly underworld of supernaturals that haunt the streets of Detroit thanks to her psychic abilities. She has managed to remain invisible to the underworld until one night when she meets a powerful vampire who, ultimately, discovers her gifts. Then there’s that pesky problem where people, especially men, are drawn to Nora (to the point of obsession and violence).
Nora has a lot on her plate as she becomes more and more intertwined with the Underworld and its inhabitants. The question is whether she’ll make it out alive?
Don’t Rush Me is funny. Nora literally friend–zones her harem. It’s amazing. The title basically sums up Nora’s thoughts and feelings. She’s not ready for any kind of relationship, so don’t expect much in the romance department during the first book. If you make it through this, the sequel definitely gets more into that.
As one of the best reverse harem books about a psychic who puts her harem in the friend-zone, I recommend taking a look at Don’t Rush Me.
When wanderlust strikes the daughter of a chieftain from the remote northern lands, Frella leaves home in search of the legendary dragons believed to be extinct. But when a stroke of bad luck befalls the 22-year-old, she finds herself relying on the three mysterious warriors who had aided her after an unfortunate run-in with some wayward bandits. Forced to flee the city, the runaways venture to the caves located within the dense forests only hunters navigate. But nothing could have ever equipped Frella for the shock that came with coming face-to-face with one of the last five remaining dragons in existence.
Dragon Mistress is a medium-burn reverse harem fantasy romance centered around four knights in tarnished armor and a wanderer with a temper who must bond with the last five dragons if they hope to have a chance at saving the world.
Keyla is an incorporeal spirit who has been watching over four guys for the past five years or so. This would be considered incredibly creepy if it weren’t for the fact that Keyla fades into nonexistence when she’s away from them for too long.
The guys in question are supernaturals and when they find out that they’ve actually had a fifth roommate this entire time…Well, to say they’re mad would be an understatement. Now, her stalking tendencies can’t be helped as she literally has to stay with them in order to exist, so the fact that they are downright mean to Keyla at times is just wrong.
Four Psychos has an interesting plot the involves a ghost and four scythe-wielding reapers (I think?) who are in desperate need of an etiquette and manners class.
Read Four Psychos if you like paranormal reverse harem bully romances.
Nothing will derail Fury’s future plans to retire and earn a coveted spot behind the pearly gates of Heaven. Everything is moving along perfectly until Fury is recruited for a top-secret mission that could bring about the end of the world if she fails. Hesitant to take the job, the powers that be sweeten up the deal by making her an offer she can’t refuse. After all, how hard can it be to persuade three powerful alphas to not destroy all of humanity?
Vampires, shifters and fae, oh my! If you love paranormal reverse harem books filled with magic, mates and second chances, take a look at Dark Horse. Fury is a demon with a record-breaking reform rate. And with retirement at stake, nothing will stop Fury from completing her last job. Unless her mates have a say.