reverse harem books
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
Over the past couple of months, I have read a number of reverse harems. Some put me through the w
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Without further ado, here are the best reverse harem books!
Best Contemporary Reverse Harem Books
Start a War by Ella Thorpe
If not for her brother and his best friend Nash, Bliss Arthur would have never made it out of Saint View, let alone her mother’s decrepit lice-infested trailer. And if not for his last words seconds before being shot execution style, she may have never found her way back.
Now the owner of his bar, Bliss finds herself back in Saint View, bringing her face-to-face with Nash, no longer the same gangly teenager she once knew. Between Nash, the sinfully hot biker gang heir War, and the adorably psychotic reformed hitman Vincent, sparks fly.
But with a killer roaming the streets, it will take everything for Bliss and her men to make it out alive.
With explosive chemistry and insane twists, Start a War is a darkly sexy reverse harem romance that will become one of your favorite reverse harem books of 2022. Prepare to become zombified if you choose to crack this open late at night because you will not be able to get a blip of sleep once you open this page-turner.
Book Order: Start a War, Half the Battle, and It Ends with Violence
Forget-Me-Not Bombshell by Caroline Peckham and Susanne Valenti
In Forget-Me-Not Bombshell, the London Firm, ruled by the Butcher Brothers, takes center stage with Anya Volkov, the daughter of the Russian Bratva, jetting off to the UK to fulfill her marital obligations to Danny, the Butcher of London, commonly referred to as the unhinged twin. Becoming shackled to Danny is a death sentence, and Anya refuses to go down without at least sticking a knife in his back first.
Unknowingly to Anya, the psycho twin is about to get the shock of a lifetime with the unexpected arrival of Benny, the brother he backstabbed and framed for a crime that landed him with an eight-year sentence. Between Benny, his best friend and right-hand man Church, and his ex-friend turned enemy Frank, Anya has three men on her side who have no plans of allowing Danny to continue his reign of terror – even if she does not know that yet.
With off-the-charts steam, darkly twisted characters, and hilarious laugh-out-loud moments, Forget-Me-Not Bombshell is a highly addictive addition to the Mafia Wars series and one of the best enemies-to-lovers mafia romance books of 2022. Between Anya’s killer harem, the fabulous banter, and the lovely England patriotism, you are in for an insane rollercoaster ride that will kick your sleep schedule to the curb.
Book Order: Forget-Me-Not Bombshell
Torn Apart by K. Webster and Nikki Ash
Torn Apart is the story of four people 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.
Book Order: Torn Apart and Bound Together
Joey by J.A. Huss
When a one-night stand leads to an unexpected pregnancy, Joey is ready to rise 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, sad periods, steamy scenes, and 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.
Book Order: Jesse, Joey, Johnny, Emma and Jesse, Alonzo and Tony
Groupie by C.M. Stunich
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, Lilith has nowhere to go. And with that in mind, she makes a split-second decision to head over to see the rock band.
Paxton, Ransom, Copeland, Muse, Michael: The five members of Beauty in Lies end up meeting Lilith on a chance encounter. Before they even realize what is happening, Lilith joins them on tour.
Add Groupie to your TBR list if you 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 different relationships to form.
Poison Roses by Jaymin Eve and Tate James
Ever since the day sixteen-year-old Billie Bellerose ended things with her first love, her life has become a series of tragic events.
Nearly a decade later, Billie is in the midst of having a spectacularly awful day when she witnesses a murder by her ex childhood friend and mafioso Angelo Ricci.
Forced to flee, Billie escapes one nightmare from her past only to unwittingly stumble upon Jace, her former flame and current frontman of the world-renowned rock band Bellerose – a band that rose from the ashes of Billie and Jace’s downfall.
In Poison Roses, Jaymin Eve and Tate James deliver a mesmerizing reverse harem with a sprinkling of mafia and rockstar elements.
Book Order: Poison Roses, Dirty Truths, Shattered Dreams, and Beautiful Thorns
The Reverse Play by Julia Clarke
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 is ready to prove herself as a game-changer in the world of sports.
She did not foresee the three offensive players who 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.
Book Order: The Reverse Play, Playing Defense and Calling the Plays
Lilac by B.B. Reid
Braxton Fawn never expects her big break to come in the form of Bound, the world famous rock band that has stolen many hearts over the years. When they lose their lead guitarist, she’s given the chance of a lifetime, to join the ranks of the wildly popular rockstars as they ready for their fast-approaching world tour. Too bad her band mates want nothing more than for her to fail.
If you’re obsessed with reverse harem romances with a rockstar twist, Lilac is the perfect addition to your TBR list.
Book Order: Lilac (standalone)
Taut Strings by Gabrielle Sands
At twenty-one, Adeline’s learned that dreams are dainty things that shatter easily. A rejection from Juilliard sent her spiraling unable to touch her guitar for months. The next curveball turned her into the de facto caregiver to her younger sister at only nineteen.
Two years later, Adeline’s still working tirelessly to send her sister to college. Her only reprieve comes from her jam seshes with her band. It’s at her latest gig when fate sends another curveball in the form of Bleeding Moonlight, the famous rock band that recently lost their guitarist to an overdose.
Desperate for a temporary replacement that can help them record their last album, they make her an offer she can’t refuse. But all good things come to an end. Right?
Whether you’re in the mood for a rockstar romance or a reverse harem, you’re in luck because you’re about to get the best of both worlds with Gabrielle Sand’s debut Taut Strings. Overflowing with enough passion, angst, steam, and drama to keep anyone entranced for hours on end, expect an epic book hangover with this beautiful gem.
Book Order: Taut Strings
Stolen Crush by C.M. Stunich
Dakota Banks’ life is irrevocably changed the day three DNA tests confirmed her identity as Mia Patterson, the long-lost daughter to world-renowned true crime novelist Tess Vanguard.
Desperate to have her daughter under her roof, Tess forces Dakota to say goodbye to her life with the Banks and hello to her new shiny life as a Vanguard. Too bad no one besides Tess wants her there. Especially Parrish Vanguard, the asshole stepbrother who has a Ph.D. in making Dakota’s life a living Hell. Add in two complicated relationships and a serial killer for a father, and you have a tricky welcome home party.
Angsty, exciting, and mysterious, Stolen Crush is a gripping high-school bully reverse harem that will instantly hook its claws in you. Prepare to be up well past your bedtime.
Book Order: Stolen Crush, Payback Princess and Endgame Romance
Best Bully Reverse Harem Books
Just Drop Out by J. Bree
After surviving everyone of life’s curveballs, 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’ plans to remain under the radar fade the minute she lands herself on the shit list of not one, not two, not three, but four of the reigning monarchs of the school.
With destruction on their mind, Lips has a lot more to worry about than term papers and final exams. Luckily, she has a couple of 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.
Book Order: Just Drop Out, Make Your Move, Play the Game and To The End
Wicked Gods by Michelle Hercules
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 on the gameboard of the Gods.
Daisy is a Norm dealt a bad hand in life. When she gets the chance to attend the prestigious Gifted Academy, she takes it. Her plan to keep a low profile fade away when she catches the eyes of the four most powerful guys at the academy: Bryce, Rufio, Morpheus, and Phoenix.
If you love reverse harem books centered on the bully academy trope, Wicked Gods should be the next romance added to your TBR list. 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.
Book Order: Wicked Gods, Ruthless Idols, Hateful Heroes and Broken Knights
Orientation Week by Ruby Vincent
When Zela sets her sights on Breakbattle Academy, nothing will stop her from earning an elusive spot at the prestigious academy that happens to segregate the girls from the guys. Except she has no plans of attending as herself.
When she steps onto that extravagant campus, it will be as Zeke Manning, a freshman boy with high hopes of snatching a coveted spot among the elite.
Determined to prove that she can hold her own among the male population, Zela quickly realizes that it will not be as simple as she initially thought. Because at Breakbattle, students have no issues fighting for their place at the cutthroat academy.
But Zela has other plans involving a certain boy in her year, something that he’ll never see coming.
Read Orientation Week if you’re in the mood for a slow-burn high school bully reverse harem romance where the girl pretends to be a guy. This series will not disappoint.
Book Order: Orientation Week, The Plan, The Execution, The Judgement and The Elites
Savage Kings by L.M. Harrison
Grace never expected her TikTok of three entitled rich boys to go viral or for the resulting shitstorm that came from slandering the names of the Kings of Kingsworth Prep.
No one crosses Ezra Covington, Bellamy Thorn, and Dashiell Laurier. With their prestigious pedigree and high-profile families, the trio is untouchable. That is until the world watches Grace’s TikTok and learns of their inherent cruelty.
Savage Kings is an unputdownable reverse harem, bully romance rife with tension, angst, and heat.
Shunned by Steffanie Holmes
Hazel’s entire life went up in flames when a fire took the lives of her parents and best friend. Barely getting by, she receives a second chance when she gets a scholarship to an elite academy. She plans 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 want her gone. However, Hazel is much stronger than they realize, and it will take more than a few insults and pranks to run her out of town.
Read Shunned if you like the dark paranormal reverse-harem bully romance trope. 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 got to the plot twist. Also, Hazel has a backbone of steel which means Trey, Ayaz, and Quinn better watch out because things will not be going their way.
The Secret Girl by C.M. Stunich
When Charlotte Carson’s father receives a position as headmaster of Adamson All-Boys Academy, she finds herself uprooting her life and moving to Connecticut. 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?
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, a killer is on the loose, and he (or she) is not happy about a girl enrolled at Adamson All-Boys Academy. Plus, add in some suspicious student council members – Church, Ranger, Spencer, Micah, Tobias – and she has one hectic semester ahead.
Read The Secret Girl if you like the lighthearted reverse harem/high school bully romance trope. I am 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. To read my full review, go here.
Book Order: The Secret Girl, The Ruthless Boys and The Forever Crew
The Help by Callie Rose
Lincoln, River, and Dax are the Kings of Linwood Academy, and Harlow is just the help.
When Harlow Thomas’s mom snags 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 conclusions. Lincoln does not realize that Harlow is not the type to bend under pressure, and the Kings of Linwood better watch themselves because they’re in for some changes.
The Help was different than some of the other reverse-harem tropes. There is the bully aspect, but there is also a plot twist that 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.
Void by Raven Kennedy
Devicka is a Void, a rare supernatural that absorbs others’ powers at the slightest skin-to-skin contact. With this ability, she grew up feared 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 asked to attend Thibault Academy, an elite supernatural academy.
The Four Paragons are the most powerful supes at the academy and 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 have never really read a story where a character had this particular ability, so I enjoyed learning about it and seeing it in action. Read Void if you like the paranormal reverse harem bully romance trope.
Book Order: Void (Standalone)
The Replacement by Christine Kelsey
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 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. Be ready to have an intense urge to slam your head against a wall.
Book Order: The Replacement, The Proxy and The Living
Marked by Ruby Vincent
Valentina Moon is the new girl at Evergreen Academy and she plans to make this her fresh start. Everything is fine until she is marked. Every one of her peers at Evergreen turns against her and does 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?
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). If you love tough heroines, Val is your gal.
Savage Royals by Callie Rose
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 and have her live with them while attending a prestigious prep school.
Unfortunately, Mason, Finn, Elijah, and Cole exist. They have a vendetta when it comes to Talia, and they make it their mission to turn her life into a living hell.
Read Savage Royals if you like the reverse harem high school bully romance that features a heroine that is way too trusting.
Book Order: Savage Royals, Defiant Princess and Broken Empire
Best Reverse Harem Books With M/M Romance
Lola & the Millionaires by Kathryn Moon
In a world that prizes omegas and alphas, betas are simply there. 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, let alone chase after one.
All Lola wants is to get her life under control, starting 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.
Here Lies a Corpse by C.L. Matthews
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 her parents force her to return to school, she becomes single-minded 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, 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.
Book Order: Here Lies a Corpse, Here Lies a Saint, Here Loves a Sociopath, Here Prays A Sinner and Here Saves A Killer
Rise of the Witch by C. Rochelle
When 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 natural.
When three human men break through her protective wards and stumble upon her bathing, Vasi is curious whether they’re the prophetized Riders. 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 overflowing with magical woods, dangerous entities, a badass heroine with a notorious reputation, and a dash of intrigue.
Book Order: Rise of the Witch, A Witch Out of Time and Call of the Ride (pre-order)
Pack Darling by Lola Rock
At twenty-three, Lilah Darling is an anomaly as one of the oldest unawakened omegas at her stuck-up boarding school. Where most would be vying for a spot in a pack, Lilah is more than happy to slide under everyone’s radar. Everything is going according to plan until the Wyvern Pack walks into her life, spewing ultimatums and threats. With her independence on the line, Lilah will do whatever it takes to ensure her freedom. Even if that means leaving behind her one chance at happiness.
Addictive, exciting and emotional, Pack Darling is a beautiful slow-burn MMFMMM omegaverse reverse harem romance perfect for fans of Kathryn Moon’s stunning duet Lola & the Millionaires. Expect an epic book hangover.
The Price We Pay by Auryn Hadley
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).
Book Order: The Price We Pay, The Paths We Lay, The Games We Play, The Ways We Betray and The Prayers We Pray
Grounded by Serenity Ackles
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.
Book Order: Grounded
The Magic of Discovery by Britt Andrews
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.
Book Order: The Magic of Discovery, The Magic of Betrayal, The Magic of Revenge and The Magic of Destiny
Best Polyamorous Romances With MMF And MFM
Flock by Kate Stewart
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 MFM 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.
Complicated Hearts by Ashley Jade
They say time heals all wounds. If only that held true for Asher Holden and Breslin Rae.
At sixteen, Asher stole Breslin’s heart. By eighteen, he destroyed it.
And after three years, she still remains frozen in the past. That is until Landon Parker enters the picture.
Bright, patient, and confident, Landon is resolute when it comes to his feelings towards the girl who stole his heart. But the question remains whether the ghost of her ex will forever stand in their way.
Asher never dreamed he would find himself desperate enough to accept an offer from a D3 college with a mediocre football team. But desperate times call for desperate measures. All he needs to do is bring his team to the championships and maintain a B average. Falling for his tutor was never a part of the plan.
Things are about to become a lot more complicated. Especially once Breslin returns from her three-week trip to Europe.
Raw, emotional, and steamy, Complicated Hearts is not an MMF romance you want to miss. Filled with sexual tension, angst, and complicated matters, you won’t be able to put this page-turner down.
In Silence She Screams by Amo Jones
When the Sorcerer of Death struts into a room, people see a beautifully deranged puzzle. Complex and seemingly emotionless, Lilith Patience’s unpredictability makes her a liability for Midnight Mayhem and the Brothers of Kiznitch. But despite all of that, there are two who find themselves irrecoverably drawn into Lilith’s silvery web. And they would gladly be swept up into her madness.
When Kyrin Nero stalks into a room, people see a chillingly calculative alphahole shrouded in shadows. Not one to open himself to love, Kyrin never imagined he would fall for one person, let alone two, especially when he considers one to be an enemy of the Brothers of Kiznitch and the other a spy.
When Eli Rebellis strolls into a room, people see someone who has it all: killer good looks, immense fame, and a never-ending vault of cash. As a member of The Elite Kings, a notorious secret society drenched in murder, secrets, and deceit, duty always comes first. When he is sent to infiltrate Midnight Mayhem, the last thing he expects is to be swept into their darkness.
Dark, captivating, and twisted, In Silence She Screams is an unforgettable MMF dark romance overflowing with steam, danger, and intrigue. If you choose to hop onto this crazy train, tighten your seatbelt because it’s bound to give you whiplash with all its insane twists and turns.
Book Order: In Peace Lies Havoc, In Fury Lies Mischief and In Silence She Screams
Best Enemies-to-Lovers Reverse Harem Books
Resurrection by Siobhan Davis
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.
Book Order: Resurrection, Rebellion and Reign
Hate by Tate James
Framed for the violent crimes committed on what became known as Riot Night, Madison Kate’s entire life is 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.
When she returns home to find the three guys responsible for her downfall, she refuses to allow them to get away with her ruination. But when the past rears its ugly head and reveals deadly secrets meant to stay buried, Madison Kate is forced to question everything.
Read Hate if you’re on the prowl for an enemies-to-lovers reverse harem romance with a touch of mystery and loads of sexual tension mixed with pure, unadulterated hatred – a recipe for
Game On by E.M. Moore
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.
Book Order: Game On, Foul Line and At the Buzzer
Those Heartless Boys by E.M. Moore
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.
Book Order: Those Heartless Boys, This Fearless Girl and These Reckless Hearts
Best Paranormal Reverse Harem Books
Gypsy Blood by Kristy Cunning
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.
Book Order: Gypsy Blood, Gypsy Freak, Gypsy Origins, Gypsy Moon, Gypsy Rising and Gypsy Truths
Broken Bonds by J. Bree
Ever since the accident that left her orphaned and penniless, Oleader Fallows has been on the run. Returning home was never in the cards for Oli. Those plans quickly disintegrate when she’s caught and dragged back to face her Bonds, the men she left behind. Leaving Atlas, Gabe, Gryphon, North and Nox was one of the toughest calls she’s had to make. Returning may just break her. And once she breaks, no one will be safe.
Looking for an unputdownable paranormal reverse harem that will keep you up well past your bedtime? Broken Bonds is the answer to your prayers. As one of the best slow-burn paranormal reverse harem books from 2021, I recommend adding it to your TBR list pronto. Just know that if you read this before September, you’ll be left on quite the cliffhanger.
Book Order: Broken Bonds, Savage Bonds (pre-order)
Caged Wolf by Caroline Peckham and Susanne Valenti
No one willingly sets themselves up to be carted away to the hellhole that is Darkmore Penitentiary, home to the most cutthroat criminals in Solaria. That is unless you happen to be the badass cage fighter and powerful alpha wolf from the Oscura Pack.
Rosalie Oscura is never one to back down from a challenge. Even if that challenge means breaking out the notorious incubus who’s one screw loose after being in isolation for months on end and the sexy lion shifter she’s crushed on for the past decade.
But busting out three inmates from one of the most secure prisons in the realm is no easy feat, especially with the sinister vampire guard watching her every move and a mate who happens to be the alpha of the enemy pack.
What could go wrong?
Dark, dangerous and sexy, Caged Wolf is a captivating paranormal reverse harem romance that you do not want to miss. Filled with murderous inmates, waves of sexual tension and magical intrigue, the Darkmore Penitentiary series will take you on a wild ride.
Book Order: Caged Wolf, Alpha Wolf, and Feral Wolf
A Lady of Rooksgrave Manor by Kathryn Moon
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.
Book Order: A Lady of Rooksgrave Manor
Trying To Live With The Dead by B.L. Brunnemer
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.
Book Order: Trying To Live With The Dead, When the Dead Come A Knockin’, When To Fear The Living, Whispers From The Dead, When Evil Comes To Play, Secrets From the Grave, When The Dead Have It Easy, When the Dead Come Home and When The Grave Calls
A Life of Shadows by Kristen Banet
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.
Book Order: A Life of Shadows, A Heart of Shame, A Nature of Conflict, An Echo of Darkness, and A Night of Redemption
Academy of Assassins by Stacey Burger
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.
Book Order: Academy of Assassins, Heart of the Assassins, Claimed by the Assassins, and Queen of the Assassins
Don’t Rush Me by Jackie May
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
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.
Book Order: Don’t Rush Me, Don’t Cheat Me, Don’t Bait Me and Don’t Tempt Me
Four Psychos by Kristy Cunning
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.
Book Order: Four Psychos, Three Trials, Two Kingdoms and One Apocalypse
Soothing Nightmares by M. Sinclair
Abandoned at the front steps of Institutum Sequuntur Somnia (ISS), an institute that houses some of the most dangerous monsters that have ever walked the Earth, Arabella has only ever known life among the nightmares. Luckily, between her soothing demeanor and lack of fear around the nightmares, she fits right in with her team of bloodthirsty terrors. But when a rescue mission attracts the wrong type of attention and places ISS under attack, it will take everything to keep her crew of nightmares safe.
Read Soothing Nightmares if you’re in the mood for a medium-burn paranormal reverse harem romance centered around a fearless heroine and her six nightmares: Saint, Razer, Blackwell, Cy, Zain, Damien and Amun.
Books Order: Soothing Nightmares, Defending Nightmares
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