Drowning Studies by Erin R. Flynn – A Book Review

Posted December 21, 2019 by Booksandblurbs in PNR, Reverse Harem, Reviews / 0 Comments

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Drowning Studies

(Artemis University – Book 2)

by Erin R. Flynn
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Academy, Medium Burn, PNR RH
Available on Kindle and Kindle Unlimited

Down & Dirty

Slamming onto the scene shortly after the end of Book 1, this novel builds steam quickly and advances the plot in delicious ways. Fast, heated and intriguing – it’s free on Kindle Unlimited.

What is it about?

(Blurb from GoodReads)

My name is Tamsin Vale and my life is radically different from a few months ago. I’m a college freshman who didn’t finish high school. I’ve inherited more money than I could ever spend after nineteen years of never having much of anything.

I’m the last fairy… And no one knows what happened to the rest of them.

That doesn’t even cover half of it. I’m having hot sex with a dragon prince that I have some weird energy thing with. Then there’s my sexy professor who I can’t seem to stop crossing lines with when I know it’s stupid.

My best friend—who has turned out to be from a dragon knight clan—now works for the college and is helping to keep me safe. And it’s needed since I’m drawing attention with being powerful as an unknown.

Also, because I’m not declaring my species—but how can I when some people on campus can tell if I’m lying? And telling the truth isn’t an option.

Not if I want to stay alive, much less pass the semester. At least I have the school’s best tutor helping me and I like a challenge.

Including handling the impossible, like trying to save all of Faerie.

Note from the Author

Artemis University a hot burning reverse harem, university-age paranormal academy series with darker elements, strong language, violence, and a heroine who follows her own moral compass of what is right… And who she ends up giving her heart to.

Thoughts on Drowning Studies

I liked this better than book 1, but I think that is because I understood the FMC better this time round. She is still an in your face kind of woman, with grit and determination aplenty, but her softer, and more humane side, is showcased here a bit more often. Also, she’s not trying to win all the battles herself, she is realizing she has allies now – and that she really needs to use them.


  • Deeper character development.
  • Friendships.
  • The political world is becoming clearer.
  • Foreshadowing is subtle, but there.
  • Very Interesting metaplot brewing.
  • Kinda glad she is holding off with Craftsman… there is something up there and get instincts are making her cautious.


  • Over powered FMC.. trope
  • The mean girl is over the top and so cliche it hurts. (now… after reading the dedication in the front, that kinda makes sense.)
  • Still Not fully connected to the FMC.
  • Some Editing errors.


First Person, Single POV

Ending Type:



R (adult)

Romantic Dynamic:

MMMF(M?) This is a slow build Harem, so I am not 100% sure yet.

Character Age Range:


My Final Verdict on Drowning Studies

Tamsin is coming into her own, and bringing her friends with her. Events are moving fast and the world stage is slowly being set. Its two parts funny, three parts steam and a hundred parts snarky. Free on KU.

Published November 20th, 2019
309 Pages

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