Read Dates: November 15, 2022 – November 16, 2022
Publication Date: July 28, 2020
Source: Kindle ebook
I grew up sick. Let me clarify. I grew up believing that real love stories include a martyr or demand great sacrifice to be worthy.
I’m going to be 100% honest with you guys right now… I wasn’t sure I was going to like this book. I’ve never really dabbled in the reverse harem books and I was honestly a little nervous going into it. Not because it makes me uncomfortable. Just because I wasn’t sure how I was going to feel if I got into it and didn’t care for the RH but loved the characters or the plot or something and then had to force myself to finish the series because of the plot/characters.
Honestly. There was one scene where it was full-on RH. So I still don’t even really know how I would feel I guess.
But I know how I felt about this book… I LOVED IT.
This book was recommended to me in my favorite way. Not only was the book recommended, but I was given a playlist full of songs to go with it. Which is my favorite thing ever. I used to post a song at the end of my reviews on my blog and it was always a song that made me think of the characters or the story. I’ve finally found my people! People who also do a deep dive into a book with music that adds to the emotions and the atmosphere. It’s hard to explain but I didn’t even have to explain it to the person who recommended this series to me. She just knew. It was beautiful.
This book was magical. The pace. The characters. The plot. The world the characters lived in. All of it was beautiful. ESPECIALLY the characters.
It’s been a hot minute since I’ve read a book where I fell head over heels for the characters. But this book did it for me. Sean and Dominic were both so amazing in their own ways. Completely different and yet somehow, I loved them both just the same.
“Those boys, pretty as they are, I think might have the devil inside them.”
I got so engulfed in this book that not even 50% of the way through, I forgot to keep taking notes. My notes go from naming all of the characters and giving a brief little summary of them and their role to, “Oh. Uhh… cliffhanger just happened.”
Cecelia even grew on me. At first, I couldn’t get past how young she was but I came to appreciate the way the author had her handle certain situations as it definitely matched how someone her age with her experiences would handle these things that were thrown her way.
I would definitely recommend this book to literally everyone. Even if you’re not a fan of RH. If you can get past one scene, you will be met with such an amazing story aside from it.
…”Time itself is just an invisible line, a measure people made up, right? You know that. And while it’s good for reference, it’s also a major stress trigger, because you’re letting it control you.”
I have to admit, at the time of writing this, I have already read all three books. I DEVOURED them. I couldn’t stop once I started. So, quick summary.
Book one: amazing foundation. I love the characters so much already. I don’t ever want to live without Sean and Dom.
Book two: omfg my heart is in pieces on the floor. I’m feeling all the feels. It’s beautiful. Ok, ouch, now it hurts. Ok, it’s frustrating as hell now. OMG, OK, SWOOOOON.
Book three: THIS WAS AMAZING. What even just happened!? I loved this so much. And here all this time I thought… oh man. This was marvelous. (I also have to say I loved getting to see Tobias and Dom’s backstories. A++)
Go pick these up. I can almost guarantee you won’t regret it. I’ll be thinking about these books long after I’ve read them. ACOTAR and Ravenhood were my two favorite series of the year. Go read them both. DO IT.