*I received and eARC of this book to review.*
Buttercup by Helen Scott
“Life is sweet, especially for a baker whose life is about to turn upside down…
Take one shy baker, add one sexy bartender, a moody prison guard, an actual demon, and a man who is more mystery than anything else, then add two helpings of curiosity, one night of Long Islands and bad decisions, a steamy romance novel, and abandoned inhibitions. Mix well and wait for the fun to start.
Oh, and don’t forget to crack a big secret open. That’s what makes this the perfect recipe for this baker to find love when she least expects it.
Buttercup is a paranormal reverse harem romance. It’s part of the Silver Springs shared universe.”
If you like:
- Reverse Harem Books
- Paranormal (sirens, demons, kelpies, vampires, and sphinxes)
Then this is the book for you!
Buttercup is book 10 out of 13 following the small town of Silver Springs which is a haven for all things supernatural.
I can’t believe that the series is almost over! I’ve been able to read about half of the companion series just because of my busy schedule but overall, I’ve enjoyed most of the books that I’ve read! Out of all of the books Buttercup would toward the bottom of the list just because this story was so romance driven, and I don’t mean, I just found my mates and now we’re going to get to know each other, but the majority of the book was sex. Look, I’m all for some romance in books, but I felt like this was all the book was focusing on.
Buttercup seems like a great MC because she’s on the shy side and runs a cute bakery that she lives above, and the guys that she’s mated to seem equally as wonderful, but I couldn’t tell you much about them other than the type of supernatural they are. We know that Casper is a kelpie, Manus is a demon monk and doesn’t have to met a quota for his work, Logan is a vampire bartender who’s always wanted to talk to Buttercup, and Ausar is the prison guard with a sister who did something in a previous book. Other than that, I couldn’t say much about them.
The main problem that the characters are having to adjust to is finding out about the other side of Buttercup’s lineage after completing the mating bound with her first two mates.
I didn’t see to much of the backstory in any of the characters despite them being some of the supernatural that are generally known to be evil other than the reason why Buttercup doesn’t sing because of her being part siren and when Ausar goes to visit his sister for like 5 minutes.
I just feel like everything (except for the sex) could have been expanded on a little bit more. For example, there were several times through out the books were Buttercups mentions that she doesn’t have the best relationship with her mom and all we get is one phone call in the last 10% of the book that turns into Buttercup’s mom telling her how to find out if the guys are really her mate.
I recommend Buttercup if you like books that aren’t really problem driven and has lots of hot and heavy scenes.
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Happy reading until next time,