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(All The Queen’s Men)
by Rhea Watson
My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars
PNR, Medium Burn RH, HEA
Available on Kindle and Kindle Unlimited
Down & Dirty
This stand alone within a larger series sets off a new Paranormal World, one where Reaper’s prowl, magic exists and the fate of the afterlife is a serious as the living. Free on Kindle Unlimited.
What is it about?
(Blurb from GoodReads)
One grim reaper. Three hellhounds who refuse to bow down to her. A monster hunting them in the shadows…
Ten years ago, I was judged worthy of life after death and returned to the mortal realm as a grim reaper. Scythe in hand, I guide souls to deliverance—and it’s time for a promotion.
My new territory is triple the size of any I’ve worked before. High death rates mean one busy reaper, and the only way to keep up is with a pack of hellhounds. Faithful. Strong. Merciless. Hellhound shifters are a reaper’s right hand in the field, shepherding and guarding souls until they can be reaped.
We get our pick of the litter from the best breeders in Hell, but for some reason, I’m drawn to the pack no one wants.
An alpha who refuses to yield.
A beta who doesn’t take me seriously.
A runt who flinches at every command.
I want them—even if they don’t want me.
Because the hunger in their eyes tells a different story. But the fact that they can’t decide whether to love me or hate me, fight me or screw me, is making our situation way too complicated.
Still, I refuse to give up. If this infuriatingly handsome trio can’t be trained, if we don’t pass the trials, they go back to a cage and a cruel demon master.
Yeah. Not happening.
Reapers and hellhounds are natural allies, and the sooner we secure our bond, the better, because as it turns out…
All our lives depend on it.
Reaper’s Pack is a standalone why-choose paranormal romance and is part of the ALL THE QUEEN’S MEN series. Each book in the series is a full-length standalone featuring layered heroes and a headstrong heroine who never has to settle for just one happily-ever-after. The books can be read in any order and are part of the same supernatural universe.
Thoughts on Reaper’s Pack
Most Reverse Harem stand alone’s are Fast Burn by their very nature, yet this stand alone within a growing universe surprised me, offering up a tale that proved more Medium burn and actually allowed emotion to stew and grow.
The connections that are formed between this dynamic pack and its new Reaper is almost visceral, a palpable feeling that is expressed well to the reader and characters both. There is strife, issues and a wish for freedom, yet truth and reality smack all the players in the face and change up the game in ways none of them quite expect – and it’s beautiful.
I expected more tropes to be in here, considering the way the story was going, yet those obvious issues didn’t arise, leading me to enjoy this story even more. I hate it when an author takes the easy way out with a plot, though it is often understandable. Rhea Watson steps away from the easy here, in favor of a solid story that reads well and flows even better.
I was a touch on the fence with the sexual scenes, at least the beginning steps. There was a feel of reluctant consent to the encounters… but not non-con, if that makes sense? It’s hard to explain, as it both was and wasn’t – nothing happened that wasn’t wanted, but if felt like one party pushed the connection beyond what the other thought was appropriate for that moment, desired or not. Fortunately, the feeling was brief.
- Well written.
- The flow of the story is perfect.
- For a stand alone RH, it still allows enough time for emotions to thrive.
- The humanity is apparent.
- I love that cover!
- Alexander. Ugh. I wanted to know more about what happened there.
First Person, Multiple POV
Character Age Range
My Final Verdict on Reaper’s Pack
If you are looking for a stand-alone Reverse Harem with all the feels and all the magical action, this is your book! With enough space to form connections and enough heat to burn the pages, it’s a perfect nighttime read and Free on Kindle Unlimited.
Published March 21st, 2020
If you enjoyed this review of Reaper’s Pack, please consider checking out a few of my other articles.
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What are you reading today? Have you read this book yet? Rhea Watson seems new (or is this a pen name? Trying to find out!) on the scene, do you have an author that reads like her work? Share your opinion! I would love to talk!