Amber by Mia Harlan – A Book Review

Posted November 14, 2019 by Booksandblurbs in PNR, Reverse Harem, Reviews / 0 Comments

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(Jewels Cafe – Book 1)

by Mia Harlan
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Fast Burn, Stand Alone PNR RH, HEA
Available on Kindle and Kindle Unlimited 

Down and Dirty

The first in a Multi-Author series, this stand alone Reverse Harem is fast, funny and free on Kindle Unlimited.

What is it about?

(Blurb from GoodReads)

It’s hard enough being a chameleon shifter with wonky powers… but opening Jewels Cafe in a supernatural town like Silver Springs? Maybe not the best idea.

I thought I could work side by side with my best guy friend… but now I have to juggle hiding my crush for him and putting our cafe on the map. Because if no one in Silver Springs realizes that we’ve got this hidden gem soon, we might go out of business!

So what do we do? Create a signature drink with hints of pumpkin spice just in time for fall.

Surprise, surprise. I take one sip and I”m thrown for another loop. The sweetest bear shifter is drawn to me like honey. A sexy bunny shifter offers me his carrot. They don’t even seem to mind that I accidentally shift into everyone I meet.

But can my chameleon powers save Jewels Cafe? Can I juggle these two hot shifters and my childhood crush? And what happens when a spell threatens to tear us apart?

Thoughts on Amber

Funny but fast!

I love the RH genre – pretty much everything about it. But, Reverse Harem is a sub-genre that seems to do better when built over time, at least in my opinion. This is a stand alone, and quite an amusing one, but it crams all that good romance and fuzzy feelings into one short novel, offering a disservice to the characters.

Then again, the plot wouldn’t have carried to two, so I can see the point. And this is an entertaining, if quick, read. And a shared, multi-author universe too!


  • Best friend to love trope, le sigh…. always love that.
  • Insta matter and insta love trope, but it’s kinda the point here.
  • Oblivious best friend (s)…. cause let’s face it, they’re both idiots.
  • Funny.
  • Carrot..


  • Very Fast.
  • Too short.
  • Plot is shaky.
  • Amber is so incredibly insecure it almost annoying. I’m That Girl…. I don’t want to read about her too, lol.


First Person, Multiple POV

Ending Type



R to NC-17

Romantic Dynamic


Character Age Range


Final Verdict on Amber

4 out of 5 Stars

Fast, fun and entertaining, this is a Paranormal Reverse Harem that introduces the Jewels Cafe Universe. Free on Kindle Unlimited.

Published October 14th, 2019
153 Pages

If you enjoyed this review of Amber, please consider checking out a few of my other article.


Your Turn

What are you reading today? Have you read this yet? Are you going to read the Shared Series? What about other books by Mia Harlan? Leave a comment, I would love to talk!


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