I’m moving on from paranormal to reverse harem (one book led to another that led to another that had reverse harem and I liked it).
I really enjoyed Groupie by C. M. Stunich.
Do you know any book that is similar?
I mean: not high school or academy, not bully or paramormal.
Just a very steamy reverse harem with well developed plot and maybe some mm action?
Anyone have a recommendation?
Jan: Morgan Hawke’s sci-fi books might fit the bill e.g. Victorious Star. Very saucy, but it does have an actual storyline.
Mony: Hmm Harper…that sure eliminates most of those I’ve read. I’ve had my eye on this one but haven’t read it. “Altered by Fire” (Undercover Sinners #1) by C.M. Stunich & Tate James. Book #3 has not been released. ???
Maryse: Oooooh Mony that one does sound like just what she’s looking for!! Escaping Mob bosses and her mercenary heroes!!
Kelly: Tate James and CM Stunich both have books with RH. Kit Davenport series.
Maryse: Thank you Kelly! Much loved authors in this genre!! Though I think this one is Paranormal… and I think Harper is looking for a more “contemporary” RH feel?
Dixie Lynn Dwyer writes a lot of reverse harem books usually involving military men and the H running away from a bad relationship.
Maya Banks has a great series out a few years ago called Colters Lady, Colters Woman, Colters Wife, Colters Daughter etc; it follows through initially on 3 brothers that live together and again the H is escaping her husband; the follow on books involve the H’s and H kids as they grow up; defo worth a read; good stories and plenty of action with all brothers and the H!
Shayla Black and Lexi Blake also have a series of books out involving 3 men and their H; its called “their virgin concubine/ their virgin captive/ their virgin secretary/ etc; good reads again with a decent enough storyline; they are all interlinked; some mild BDSM
Sam Crescent would be another author that also writes reverse harem.
Shayne McClendon would write some reverse harem; usually just two men and one H; some kindle books come to mind include: “The Barter System” and associated stories linked into this series; real good reads here.
All the above would be contemporary reverse harem
Maryse: OH WOW!!! Thank you for this amazing list, Fiona. I remember how popular The Barter System was!!!! That was way back in my early indie days!!!
Also, The Colters books intrigue me. I love the woman in hiding from abusive ex, trope and being protected!!
Tanishka: Hey Harper, I understand your struggle about finding cause I hunt for the same books that you are looking for. I have quite a few recommendations but some of them are darker as compared to Groupie.
The first recommendation is:
The Heights Crew by E.M Moore <— The girl is in high school but it doesn’t revolve around that, school is barely mentioned. The girl and one of the guys in school but she barely attends it cause she spends her time elsewhere. You’ll know when you read. It’s a 4 or 5 book series. but it is really good.
Death By Daybreak by C.M. Stunich <— The third book hasn’t been releases so put it on a hold for a while, otherwise it is phenomenal. The way of writing, the story line, everything is written extremely well. She is in school, but it is barely mentioned as a major part of the book focuses on the other topics. None of the guys are in school.
Den Of Vipers by K.A. Knight <— This book is my favourite one out of all three. The girl is a strong female lead and does not succumb to the guys. It is a stand alone with around 60-70 chapters. It has graphic steamy scenes and violence. The character developments and the way of writing gets you gripped from the very first chapter. The girl isn’t some weak, frail glass of china for rather she even has her own bar. I don’t know about the rest, but this one falls right under the category of books you are looking for.
And that’s it, I also have an endless supply of bully reverse harems and academy reverse harems. I hope you read Den of Vipers and tell me how you find it, cause that book is literally a part of me. Every scene is a turn on if you’re into all of that. Anyways, enough of the rant.
Stay safe and happy reading (if you read anyone of them 😉 )
Harper: Yay! You guys never disappoint. I’ll be reading many of this books for sure. Tanishka, I’ll let you know when I finish Den of Vipers.
Cheryl: Serena Akeroyd has 2 RH series which I enjoyed. Perry and her Princes and Quintessential, neither are paranormal or bully. The series overlap a little – it was nice to see some of the characters from the first series appear in the second.
I also read a couple by Krista Wolf that might appeal to you – The Arrangement was good as was Unconventional.
Franziska: Would the fantasy Four Psychos (by Kristy Cunning) fall into this? However I think one of them is a bit hostile so it’s close to bully. Also Signs of Cupidity (by Kennedy Raven) is really funny but has one hostile member as well.
Madalina: Hey, I think the H3ro series by J.S. Lee definitely falls into this category. The books are neither bully or paranormal. They feel real, if we can talk about feeling real while reading RH :)).
Also, Credence by Penelope Douglas, even though is not the usual RH.
I struggle to find more books like this. I know I have read more, but I can’t seem to remember, they all blur together. As you said, the majority of RH books are paranormal, or they have bully heroes, who are in high school or in an academy of some sorts.
P.S. In case you love Reverse Harem romance too, here are more of our reader favorites lists on the blog:
- Reader Recommendations – Our Favorite Reverse Harem Books
- Reader Question – Looking for a specific kind of “reverse harem” book recommendations…
- Reader Confession – Tessa loves “Reverse Harem” books, and here are her favorites:
- And everything categorized as “Reverse Harem” on my blog (reader questions, series reading orders, recommendations etc).