Hi everyone! Happy Saturday! The time has finally come for me to recommend some Reverse Harem books. Reverse harem is a wide genre of books that is basically about a main character that has multiple love interests that are being pursued at the same time. The reading level for RH range from young adult to new adult to adult. Then RH stories itself ranges from sci-fi to fantasy to paranormal to even contemporary to everything in between. Basically, if you want a particular type of book chances are you could find it here.
I love RH books so much because it takes those stories where the person is in a love triangle (or square or hexagon) and explore relationships with multiple people at the same time. There have been many times with love triangles where I like both people but ultimately have to pick one, but with RH it isn’t just 1+1= a relationship!
There are 7 different series in the post but trust me there are A LOT of RH books in the world. If you like this post or want more titles, I’ll be more than happy to make more RH rec posts!
I will warn you that RH can get pretty spicy at times because the relationships are so complex with multiple people.
The Ghost Bird Series by C.L. Stone
- First Days
- Friends Vs. Family
- Forgiveness & Permission
- Drop of Doubt
- Push & Shove
- House of Korba
- The Other Side of Envy
- The Healing Power of Sugar
- First Kiss
- Black & Green
- Loves’ Cruel Redemption
- Book 13 + in the works
“With an agoraphobic mother and a barely-there father, Sang abhors the isolation keeping her in the shadows. The only thing Sang craves is a fresh start and to be accepted as ordinary by her peers, because for her being different meant being cast out alone.
When her family moves to a new school district, Sang infiltrates a group of boys nearly perfect in every way. Grateful for an influence outside of her parents’ negativity, she quickly bonds with the boys, hoping to blend in and learn from them what it means to have a natural relationship with friends.
Only the boys have secrets of their own and they’ll do anything to keep her safe from the knowledge of the mysterious Academy that they’ve sworn allegiance to. Bit by bit, Sang discovers that her friends are far from the normalcy she expected. Will her loyalty change when she’s forced to remain in the dark, or will she accept that she’s traded one house of secrets for another?
Meet Kota, Victor, Silas, Nathan, Gabriel, Luke and North in a story about differences and loyalty, truth and mystery, friendships and heart-throbbing intimacy.
The Academy, ever vigilant.”
This is a YA RH series that is good for people who want to try this genre without jumping into the heavy stuff because this is a slow burn series. There are 9 guys in this relationship. Trigger warning include physical and mental abuse from a parent and some sexual abuse later in the series.
I love this series because it was the first RH series that I had read. It has a great storyline and all of the relationships are very organic because it does take place in the real world and all of the guys care for Sang and her well being due to her upbringing. Everyone in this book has had a difficult past, yet they still try to make their community a better place.
The Scarab Beetle by C.L. Stone
“Kayli Winchester is a dirt-poor girl living out of a hotel, forced to be the parent for a drunken father and teenage brother who she’s desperate to keep in school. The only way she scrapes by is to utilize her one skill: pickpocketing. But even though she’s a thief she has a moral code: no kids or old ladies, only targets who can defend themselves. Not that they see her coming…
Thinking she’s been working under the radar, Kayli has no idea The Academy has been watching and taking notice. Now a team that needs her skill has offered her a way out of her predicament and it’s her last chance: work with them, or face jail time. Kayli resists at first, but slowly the boys reveal they can be trusted. With Marc, the straight man, Raven, the bad-boy Russian, Corey and Brandon the twins as different as night and day, and Axel their stoic leader, there’s a lot Kayli can learn from these Academy guys about living on the edge of the law. If only she can stay on the good side instead of the bad.
Especially when the job they offer her is more than any of them bargained for. After it’s done, the hunters have become the hunted and their target is now after Kayli. The Academy boys do their best to keep her hidden, but a thief like Kayli will never sit still for long.”
This is the NA series that takes place in the same area of the GB series. There are some crossovers between the two series but can be read independently. I think there is either 4 or 5 guys in the relationship with Kayli; I can’t swear at the moment the exact number because I’ve read up to book two and I’m not as invested in this story. Honestly, at the moment, the only reason why I’m reading it is because of the crossovers, but that’s just me.
This story is set at a fast pace than the GB series (both romantically and in general), and it’s a contemporary.
The Stardust Series by Autumn Reed & Julia Clarke
“Be careful what you wish for…
On my eighteenth birthday, I desired nothing more than the chance to explore the world. Make friends. Maybe even fall in love.
I never expected my quiet, sheltered life in the wilderness to come crashing down around me.
But my dad has been keeping secrets. And after a decade of hiding, the past has finally caught up with us. The past, plus six hot guys with secrets of their own.
In a way, my wish has come true. Now, I just need to determine whether that’s a good thing.”
I’ve only read the first book in this series, but it was pretty good. There wasn’t a whole lot going on in it although I would pick up the next couple of books in the future.
My Pack Series by Lane Whitt
- Finding My Pack
- Keeping My Pack
- Loving My Pack
“Abandoned as a baby and forced to grow up way too fast, Kitten has learned to live and survive by her own unique code. When Kitten is at her lowest point and thinks she can’t carry on, she meets an extraordinary group of men who welcome her into their home and hearts, showing her more kindness than she has ever known. What will happen when she finds out the secrets they keep? They may be more connected than they all thought when secrets about Kitten begin to surface as well.”
This is a YA/NA book. Book one I really enjoyed; the second book I found Kitty to be kind of whinny and it took away from the story. This is also a werewolf story so that’s a plus.
The Bound Spirit Series by H.A. Wills
- Bound Spirit
- Free Spirit
- Save the Spirit
- Books 4+
“Seventeen year old, Callie thought climbing out of her hell of abusive home life was going to be her biggest struggle, but it’s only the beginning. Starting over in a small nowhere town in Oregon with an aunt she didn’t know existed until a week ago, she makes five new guy friends that are each something otherworldly. Something supernatural– and they say she is too. As if high school wasn’t hard enough.
In this captivating and vivid, paranormal reverse harem, join Callie on her journey of healing from the horrors of her past, while discovering that the world is far weirder than she could’ve possibly imagined.”
This series is also a YA/NA paranormal book that has shifters, vampires, witches, spirits, and a handful of other things. I highly recommend this story (even though its slow burn and the beginning is kind of slow). At the current moment there are only three books out and if you want a physical copy they’re kind of expensive. With that being said, I’ve read up to book two. I’m not sure about the status of the other books in the series because I don’t follow this author.
Shifter Royalty Trilogy by S. Dalambakis
- Queen’s Guard
- Alpha Queen
“Callyn Silvers is the quiet girl in class, with her nose always in a book. No matter what school she’s in, she likes to fly under the radar. Hoping that senior year, at yet another new school, will be the same.
Enter Zeke Montgomery, Graydon James, Maximus Anderson, and Lucian Harris. They enter Callyn’s life like a Category 5 hurricane. All the boys recognize who she is the moment they see and scent her.
She is their mate.
All of their mates.
Information comes to light. Callyn and the boy’s futures will be changed. They will bring about a change. A change some do not want to happen.”
This is probably considered to be upper YA. There are some physical abuse in this series. It’s another paranormal series with different types of shifters. It’s in the middle to top part of my favorite RH books.
Power of Five Series by Alex Lidell
- Power of Five
- Mistake of Magic
- Trial of Three
- Leia of Lunos
- Great Falls Cadet
- Great Falls Rogue
- Great Falls Protector
“Four elite fae warriors. One mortal female. A magical bond they can’t allow—or resist.
Orphaned and sold to a harsh master, Lera’s life is about mucking stalls, avoiding her master’s advances, and steering clear of the mystical forest separating the mortal and fae worlds. Only fools venture into the immortal realms, and only dark rumors come out… Until four powerful fae warriors appear at Lera’s barn.
River, Coal, Tye, and Shade have waited a decade for their new fifth to be chosen, the wounds from their quint brother’s loss still raw. But the magic has played a cruel trick, bonding the four immortal warriors to… a female. A mortal female.
Distractingly beautiful and dangerously frail, Lera can only be one thing—a mistake. Yet as the males bring Lera back to the fae lands to sever the bond, they discover that she holds more power over their souls than is safe for anyone… especially for Lera herself.”
This is a NA book series for sure. I’m not sure how to feel about this series because it has some pretty intense male characters. I’ve read up to book three, and I’m not sure if I’m going to continue with this series since it’s not seeming like it’s the one for me.
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Have you read any RH books? What are you favorites? Let me know below!
Happy reading until next time,